So it has been a rather long while since my last post, I am sorry about that.
Personal tragedies in real life had been taking up a large amount of my time and sadly I have been unable to indulge in many leisure activities such as Final Fantasy XIV as much as I would have liked; Which is sad because frankly I could have used something to keep the negative things off my mind for a time.
I am back at it finally and have a large amount to report on my long journey through the games wonderful storyline.
For those who are new to my blog: I have desperately avoided spoilers and am slowly working my way through the storyline leveling all jobs at once as to experience the games many stories all as they were meant to be experienced, skipping nothing, and slowing myself down to drink in the world of FFXIV like a fine wine.
I love this game with all my heart.
That being said; Stormblood had a rough start. The lead up to the expansion was rather lacking and the Intro was not great especially after ARR and Heavensward set such a high bar.
A great storyteller once told me that:
"When starting a sequel you MUST capture the attention of your audience all over again, if you fail in this they will be lost."
This is where Stormblood stumbled, however when pressing deeper into the expansion it finally began to pick itself up. Once reaching the Far East the story became compelling, the events more fulfilling, and the antagonist more threatening.
I have to say Stormblood has been an interesting ride, and a very good story so far.
Currently In the game I am level 69 in all my combat jobs (70 in all hand and land) and I am about to begin the last leg of Stormblood and will hit the section that I like to call the "no mans land" between expansions.
I have kept on top of the Beast tribes this time much better than before and only have one left to max out for Stormblood and hopefully I will manage this before hitting Shadowbringers.
For the record: I LOVE the Namazu and am glad to have helped them avoid tragedy...
So to address the elephant in the room; I am aware that finally I will soon be hitting 'current' content, and I am very excited.
I am also aware that soon a new expansion will be coming! I am very much hoping to reach the finale of Shadowbringers before the new expansion hit as to finally be up to date with the game after lagging behind for so long.
I have been taking soooo many screen shots btw it is becoming an issue; currently close to 100 gigs worth on one of my drives.
But at least that means I can share them with all of you here :)
Warning! The Following Is A Truly Massive Gallery.....