Finally got my first level 50: PLD!
Cleared CM, Praetorium, did a few AK runs. End game doesn't seem nearly as "toxic" as I've heard, people were generally very understanding and helpful (learned a lot! I think I could tank AK in my sleep now).
Maybe most importantly... dug up my old Zam account and posted on these forums for the first time since I quit XI years ago ^_^
Welcome back. :) I would like to hope people have settled down but I have a feeling you just got a little lucky. :( There are so many mean spirited people out there. Congratulations on 50! Another tank is wonderful news.
It was my birthday so i didnt get to play much this weekend, still finally managed to make a HQ Goldsmithing Turban on my 50GSM, which i really wanted to make. Got lucky since i couldnt get the quality past 30% HQ.
Got blacksmith from 20 to 28.
And that's it really.
Happy belated birthday!
Made my first million gil. Blew half of it leveling my wvr 32-40 in 4 hours
That is one expensive craft!
As for me, I actually spent the weekend doing mostly CM and Prae for tomes. Converted tomes to crafting materials and sold them for $$$. Also made my first mil and, like ASpaceman, blew it all on this beauty: http://i.imgur.com/ZNiyKAl.png
It cost around 600k to make with all the materias. Kind of sucks, though, since here's how it went:
1) First meld is 100% so use that on the most expensive one (I should have melded a IV in but meh)
2) Second is..35% I think? This one took 7 attempts
3) Third one is...33%? Something like that. This one took 8 attempts
But then some luck blew my way:
4) Fourth one is like 11%. It took only 2 attempts
5) Fifth is around 7%. Took 2 attempts as well.
Still, you rig it so that you use the most expensive materia first. Losing 15 expensive materia sure put a damper on my budget.
I got archer to 34 around Friday. Quelling strikes is a MUST
for a BLM. Shorter CD than raging as well so it's quite effective on fights where your tanks are swapping aggro and you can't go all out.
I decided to ditch botany and cooking and go with GSM/MIN for now. I'd like to craft my own rings next time instead of relying on another person!
Ran a bunch of FC mates through Titan, Ifrit, Chim, etc for their relics. I've apparently been designated the Titan HM coordinator since I apparently have a very calm voice if that makes any sense.
Did ADS on turn 2 for about 4 hours on Sunday to no avail. Our tanks were having difficulty with aggro and swapping. People were randomly standing in lasers and getting killed when they had rot. Passing rot went much smoother than last time. Overall, we got him to around 35% with about 5 people in the party being there for the first time. I have a feeling we'll easily down it this week. He sure is a royal pain!