Daily Ramble 124: Beyond Reading
Today’s ramble looks at things beyond reading because I really didn’t like all the reading I had to do yesterday for FFXIV. Today in Final Fantasy I got to move beyond reading and onto some actual gameplay and combat. As an Arcanist I got a Carbuncle at level 5 that’s a pretty cool companion and so far this is a fun starting game now that I’m beyond reading so much. In Warframe, I never had as much reading but I selected the Excalibur as my first frame to try out. With it, I’m able to jump around a bunch and I think it works well for my current play style. Since I didn’t have as much reading to do in FFXIV, I decided to do some more reading from Magician: Master and I learned a bunch. This installment of the series definitely fleshes out the 2 worlds where the previous book focused more on building up the characters. On the whole, I had a good day.
Leveling to 7
After yesterday’s start to my Final Fantasy character, I figured I’d keep pushing forward today.
I actually feel better about things, perhaps I’ve already gotten used to the reading of the quest text, but things seem to be moving along. Rather than just carrying things from one person to another as I did yesterday, I actually racked up some combat today. I took out Lady Bugs and had to slaughter some sheep to get meat for the cooks. Things were much better and I’ve gained an appreciation for my little friend, the Emerald Carbuncle.
That guy can take a beating and dish out the damage. I actually sat back and watched as he easily took out a Tiny Mandragora a level above him without any help from me. Sure, I healed him up after the fight, but he packs a punch. I’m looking forward to working with the little guy to rid the world of bad guys and of course, carrying stuff from person to person.
I continued on in my reading of Raymond Feist’s Magician: Master today and learned more about both Kelewan and Midkemia. Actually, through dreams, visions, and trials we learn quite a bit. How Tsurani came to be on Kelewan, since they actually are from another world all together; how the Great Ones fought a dark power who stalked them in their previous world and in through the rift; how the magicians stopped a worldwide catastrophe – and that was just the Kelewan side of things. The bottom line is that once Pug was taken into Great One training, he started to learn a huge amount about the background of the Tsurani people and in his learning, the reader gained insight as well.
On the Midkemian side, we learned a bunch about the Valheru and the old ones of the world from Tomas. With his shiny armor, he’s actually being taken over by one of the Valheru and things are looking ominous. We’ll see where things go, but the Elves are wary about having to bow down to him even though they feel compelled to obey him. Things are definitely moving at a good pace and are engaging.
In Warframe, I decided on the Excalibur model. I think later in the game, I can select others but for now,this one looked to be the best for my beginning character.
From the description, this frame is the best for new players so I hope that means it’s easy to use. But at least from what I’ve been able to tell, like the description says, this guy is pretty mobile which lets me get outta tough situations easily. And I’m not sure if the other suits allow it, I’m able to run on the walls if I can just get the controls right – that was my one death…not using the controller properly and I fell off a bridge. So far this game is fun and doesn’t seem to have all the baggage that Destiny 2 has right now.