Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day #531 Recap

Current 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) - 8
Current Deaths(FF XI) - 38
Total Game Overs: 71

Where I Currently Am(FF X-2): Chapter 5, Bikanel Digging... (93% Complete, Bestiary 97% 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 75/THF 30)

Stuff Did Today (FF X-2): Finished getting the last couple SP traps I needed and caught Baralai, Nooj, and Gippal. I then headed over to Bikanel. Remember the last time we were there helping the Cactuar Nation and the big monster was coming to attack the Al Bhed camp? Well, I'm so glad we didn't rush over there, since ya know, he didn't attack the camp... he didn't leave either. Anyway, his name is Angra Minyu and he has a crapload of HP, and an occasional Meteor like attack which hurts. Luckily, though, I'm still super OP... so no big deal really.

With Angra Minyu not bothering the camp anymore, we were free to go digging! We were looking for some parts to upgrade that "unstoppable" fighting machine back in Djose Temple... as well as a key to open up that chest back in the camp... we got enough parts to level the Machine up to Atk. 4/Def. 4/Spec. 5... so still a bit to go.

Stuff Did Today (FF XI): Finished the EXP grinding I needed to reach Level 75.  I then returned to Jeuno, where I spoke with the Nomad Moogle, who said he had found a new way to break our limits. He then gave us the aptly named Limit Breaker! This item lets us stop gaining EXP and gain Limit Points... 10k of these convert to Merit Points which we can then spend on various things... I'll get into it more when I actually start spending them.

Status & Notes: 

So, made some progress in both games today. In X-2, I am now absolutely positively complete with the Creature Creator section until the NG+... this playthrough is done! Seriously... so now it is just cleaning up various things... mostly gathering Garment Grids. The one episode we have yet to complete, however is Djose Temple... which requires beating the MAX level mechanical creation... which requires ALOT of digging. Seriously way too much if you ask me... anyway, we need to unlock the chest back at the Bikanel camp for a Garment Grid... so you also have to spend the time picking up all the White spots as well... sigh... hopefully will get this done tonight.

In Vana'diel, I've opened up the Merit Point system... for Red Mage at least. Kind of an interesting alternate advancement system. It is nice in the fact that it actually gives you some options for your character, other than the strict vertical levelling we've had so far. I plan on doing the DoT debuffs for my Red Mage... Dia III and Bio III. Not exactly sure at which point I will pick them up, however... I do want to get to Level 99 sooner than later.

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