Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Taru from Hell

Another of the two current events is called Burgeoning Dread, which is a cross-over with Final Fantasy XI. Sadly I never played XI, so I don't know what's all the story around Shantotto, but anyway!
First of all I got ordered to do two FATEs. While the first one was featuring a boss that people might know from Copperbell Mines, the second one was a giant Taru which wanted to beat everyone around.
After completing my order, I went back to Gridania to report what I had seen, and a new cutscene appeared. It highly reminded me of the anime Attack on Titan, haha.
Then the "big" surprise: Miss Shantotto was actually ultra small and her big doll turned into a small minion, that she handed to me.
Shantotto also told me that she would come for my pants if I would fail to treat the minion right... sooo... errr... I'll better go buy her some purrrretty clothes, right?! *sigh*

Monday, January 27, 2014

Golem invasion

Today I want to talk about one of the two crossover events that are currently running: Breaking Brick Mountains, featuring Dragon Quest X (a MMORPG that has never been released outside of Japan). While I actually totally forgot about this event, I accidently stumbled into it while I crafted in Ul'dah. Yet again - you have to participate in a FATE.
This time I got really lucky and didn't have to wait hours and hours for it to spawn. I also loved those golem monsters, they look really funny!
Anyway, after completing my order I went back to Ul'dah and here we go... 

I passed some weird girly NPCs that - I swore to myself - I had never seen before. When I came closer to them they made sexy butt-poses and I was like "wtf, did I really NEVER notice those? Have I been THAT blind?". I giggled and moved on to the Quest NPC. 
And the following cutscene that appeared just made my day. 

I almost dropped from my chair because I couldn't stop laughing! The girls! Those, that I just had seen before! And god damn?! What do they want from my Kou Ji!? Q__Q
Those pictures don't lie, right? And then...!!!
Are you... shitting me? And now I started laughing like crazy, my bf was like "holy shit, what happened?".
I really have to say: This is - next to the Jandelaine quest - one of the best and funniest cutscenes ever made! Thanks for the great laugh, SE. And for the... urrrrm... Mask. And... minion... I guess!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My fifth month

Woops, I completely forgot to post my monthly progress. Three days too late this time, but anyway, here is my progress:

Old ~ This was my progress from last time:
Progress fourth month

New ~ And here is the fifth month:
Progress fifth month
Okay, first of all: I had a long break from my work, due to an illness and then I got vacations. So I played tonns and tonns the last month, hehe. During this time I enjoyed the new content a lot: I killed all the Extreme Primals, got two of those new weapons (the Hellish Claws for my Monk and the Dual Haken for my Warrior) and nice accessories for my Bard.

I simply decided to take those two weapons first because they look awesome!
And here is a screenshot of my new accessories:
I also leveled a lot. I managed to get my three last battle classes level 50 and finished the Relic quest with all of them. I'm really proud of this achievement!
I couldn't resist to buy myself a Tonberry and a Goobbue mount (once I achieved the rank Trusted for the Sylphs). I am really happy about those two, even though they did cost a lot, you will not see me without them anymore. 
Together with my FC Shards of Shiva we had a really funny photo shooting. Sadly the weather got terrible right after we started to position ourselfes, but the screenshots turned out great in any way.
And last but not least: The Heavensturn 2014 event was weird, but I enjoyed it!
See you next time!