Final Fantasy XIV: 30 Days in Eorzea, Day 2

Day 2 in Eorzea is pretty much just me wandering around, trying to figure out how to view the map using just the PS4 controller. I did complete a few side quests and gain a level, though. I also accidentally joined a “free company” called the Twilight Legion. They seemed friendly enough, so I thought, “Sure, why not?” One of their members helped me find my way through the first part of my tutorial quest, but I flailed around by myself trying to figure out the other steps. I also bought a shield for my character, forgetting that the staff, the Conjurer’s primary weapon, is meant to be wielded with both hands. Oops…

Tomorrow night’s stream (provided I can get upstairs after passing out candy to random trick-or-treaters) should see me in my first combat scenario. Squashing killer ladybugs. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Oh, and it looks like the FFXIV site publishes character profile s for all of its active characters, regardless of level. You can see mine here: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9011108/

Recorded at 8 PM on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at: http://www.twitch.tv/willyfoureyes/b/583598056


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Final Fantasy XIV: 30 Days in Eorzea, Day 1

This is the first of my videos in a planned series I like to call “30 Days in Eorzea”, where I play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn every day for 30 days of my free trial before I decide whether or not to venture into the world on a more permanent basis.

It took me several hours to actually get this patch downloaded. Evidently, I have to keep my TV focused on the channel and with the FFXIV app running in order for the patch process to complete. I figured this out since it stopped when I turned the TV off to eat dinner, and then later tried to occupy myself with Hyrule Warriors as the game played so as not to bore myself. Once I finally got caught up, I was able to create my character: a Keeper of the Moon Miqo’te (cat-person), who’ll start out as a white magic-oriented Conjurer. Tomorrow night, I’ll try to actually start playing the damn thing.

Recorded at 9 PM last night on Twitch.tv at: http://www.twitch.tv/willyfoureyes/c/5397853

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Greatness (a)waits?

As with most of my gaming consoles, I waited for several months after the launch of the PlayStation 4 to purchase a unit of my own. I’d bought my first actual PS4 game earlier than that – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition – but my sister let me play the game on her system until now. I also bought Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate on the same day I got my PS4 so that I could have it on a disc. It’s one of several titles that supports cross-platform saving between PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, so importing my progress from Vita to PS4 was silky-smooth.

Most of my PS4 digital library comes in the form of cross-platform titles (Rogue Legacy, Counterspy, Zen Pinball 2, etc.) and bonus games provided with my PlayStation Plus subscription (TowerFall Ascension, Outlast, Spelunky, etc.), but I do plan to get some higher-profile games in my library, such as Grand Theft Auto V and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Waiting appears to have paid off for my investment in the Wii U, as well. Between Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8 earlier in the year, I now have several compelling reasons to play the console that weren’t present for the first eight months or so.

Unfortunately, with the acquisition of my PS4, and my PS3 and Xbox 360 still getting regular playing time, I don’t have any room on my entertainment center to reserve for when I eventually purchase an Xbox One. What can I say? Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection look like they could be a lot of fun.

Helen’s Mysterious Castle Playthrough – Episode 2: Griffons and Harpies and Ghosts! Oh My!

Helen’s journey continues as she fights her way past ghosts, zombies, harpies, and more mummies to explore the deeper parts of the mysterious castle she finds herself in.

Oh, and there’s a strange-looking hero with a head almost as big as the rest of his body. You can’t explain that!

There’s a room on a certain floor of the castle with two treasure chests, and you can only choose to take one of the treasures with you. In this mini-episode, I show you what was in the chest I didn’t take on my main adventure.

 

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