I’ve been pottering away in Final Fantasy 14 and enjoying my game time immensely. I spent this morning collecting most of the gathering and crafting classes – each one has its own story and abilities – with some cross class potential.
In theory if I ever got to 50 in all of them it would set me up for being able to craft the top gear – in practice I’m so slow at leveling anything that its unlikely to occur before the level cap in the game has been raised several times.
Still I love the fact that I can switch between my various classes on my character by swapping their weapons. This single system allowed me to level down to 5 thaumaturge with a single click of a button to group up with @Simchaandalts when she joined us. As she was leveling a bit faster than I when we next grouped I swapped to my level 15 pugilist weapon and instantly had swapped to a level appropriate toon – all without having to leave the game, log on alts, etc etc.
Add to the instant class swaps the ability to drag in skills from a another class than the current one you are playing (with some limitations) and you have the ability to duo with a little healing, ability to rez, some shields and all the while maintaining dps or tank core class.
The system is near perfect for me – I never have to alt again – and I really dont have anywhere near the time to alt. Everything I achieve in game is by my one wee Lalafell and in doing so I have become incredibly attached to her. I cant think of any other game where that has been the case.
Below is the many outfits of my lalafell – each one a different class. 😀
As for drawing I managed to knock off a few more of the World of Warcraft steampunk drawings and completed a dwarf wildwest Dungeons and Dragons character for a friend.
As requested I did two bonus Races for WoW – the Murloc and the Moonkin
and I finished off the draenei (They are a weird race to draw – their legs and body structure is just not human at all)
And finally the Gnome
I would love to have had a chance to get some paints out and do some more water-colours but with children the setup time is too long and the chance of paint on the carpet too great. When I have a chance I am thinking of getting some water-colour pencils which should be usable even with the tots are swarming.