Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day #529 Recap

aCurrent Game(s): Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XI

Current Play Time(Final Fantasy X-2): ~101:00
Current Play Time(Final Fantasy XI): ~125:00
Total Play Time - 1,254:34 (+)

Current Game Overs(FF X-2) - 7
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 38
Total Game Overs: 70

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2): Chapter 5, Via Infinito... Cloister 89 (90% Complete, Bestiary 94% Complete)

Where I Currently Am(FF XI): Windurst Mission 5-2. Grinding up some levels a bit... then time to take down the Shadow Lord! (Current Levels RDM 72/THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): None

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): After failing to put Maat to sleep once again... I needed to go fetch another Red Mage Testimony... luckily, I got it on the first try this time. So... it was back to Maat, who took me out twice more... once I couldn't get him to sleep. The second time I got him to about 30%, and really should've killed him... tried to out him to sleep when one more Aero III spell prolly would've finished it off. Anyway, I then had to wait an hour for my chainspell to be back up. This time, I went in, and was able to hit every single one of my Sleep spells and took him down... though I will admit, it was close.

After that, I looked for a good levelling area, and tried out a couple places, and eventually settled on killing crawlers and beetles back in Crawler's Nest

Status & Notes: 

So, a MAJOR checkpoint passed today as I was finally able to take down Maat... yeah, it was six tries altogether, and a lot of Gil spent... but it was worth it, as it is a huge checkpoint passed. My strategy ended up being, just get a sleep and dispel him completely, try and get 1 or 2 Aeros off followed by sleep, then heal up and nuke nuke nuke with Chainspell. Honestly, I was losing the race for a bit, and managed to get a final sleep spell off, popped an elixir and then was able to finish him off pretty easily.

So, what's next? Well, I'm really free to grind up to 95 before the next checkpoint that requires a fight. At some point I'm going to have to level my subclasses... mainly Black Mage and Thief to start... they've got to get up to 50. From a purely plot point of view. I'm going to be pretty much able t go through the rest of the Windurst missions very soon. Really, I'm probably strong enough to take on the Shadow Lord right now, but why not gain a few more levels and make it easier on myself?

Again, I also still need to figure out a good way of making some gil. The best ways may wait until I get my black magic levels high enough that I can AoE stuff and make a ton of sparks... we'll see. That will take quite a while.

Anyway, today, we should be back into Spira, hopefully finishing Via Infinito, so we have that to look forward to. Until tomorrow!

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