Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion is releasing this week (early access on Friday 16th June) and I am so excited. I’ve been playing FFXIV since 2.0 beta and it’s the only MMO I’ve stuck with for almost three years solidly. With Stormblood releasing, the level cap is increased to 70 and there are two new jobs — Samurai and Red Mage. There’s also a ton of upcoming changes to existing jobs and the battle system. If you want an overview of Stormblood, my friend Mizzteq has put up some great bitesize videos filled with info!
With all that in mind, there are a few ways I’m planning on preparing for FFXIV Stormblood. I thought it would be a good idea to share them with you!
As you can see, my Guild Wars 2 characters reveal my altitis. Though ooh, I do have one more character slot!
I admit it. When it comes to MMOs, and even sometimes RPGs, I’m definitely an alt-a-holic. I have altitis. Whatever you want to call it, I make too many goddamn alts!
Why do I do it? First of all, in traditional MMOs — in this regard FFXIV does not count as traditional — playing all the classes meant creating a new character for each one. Frequently I would have at least two characters going at any one time, and as I rarely made it to level cap in past MMOs that didn’t matter all that much. I have a tendency to be indecisive about what class I actually want to play, so this often manifests itself in me creating a new character every now and again. Worse still, I frequently want to look at a pretty new character without having to spend real money because I’m cheap. There, I said it. I’m cheap.
This week’s Screenshot of the Week is my au ra lady’s stupid looking grin after I gave her a bit of a makeover this weekend. I hate to admit it but I have used a ridiculous number of Fantasia potions messing around with my character’s appearance, though apart from one fun little detour, I’ve stuck with miqo’te for the first half of my time in FFXIV and now an au ra since the expansion.
Some days, I miss my little catgirl and consider switching back to a miqo’te, but since I was so excited for the dragonlady and even renamed my character to make her name more lore friendly, I think I’ll wait it out for a little longer before I go and buy yet another Fantasia for the pleasure!
What have you been playing this week?