My FF14 career as a master butt healer continues thanks to a very patient Free Company (guild) and some personal pride that demands that I beat the snot out of everything that’s over 8 feet tall. To put things simply, it’s fun as hell but also some of the hardest stuff I’ve ever done in an MMO. The picture from above is from Titan Extreme, a fight that was hard enough to get through on normal mode, extreme on hard mode and now on the actual Extreme mode it’s veering into Dark Souls boss difficulty territory. Without going into details this is a fight where there’s buttloads of damage incoming that’s unavoidable which is a challenge to heal when combined with the tank damage but to make sure it’s really super fun you have to dodge ten thousand things at once. And yes, if you mess up once it usually means a wipe.
I’m not complaining mind you. I love a good challenge and I’m very lucky in that my Free Company understands that healing this stuff is hard and that there’s bound to be learning wipes. I can read and watch videos all I want but it doesn’t replace actual fight experience and learning the rhythm of a fight or the importance of standing 2 inches more to the right. Still I can’t wait to be over the learning part.It’s also a bit of an ego boost to be able to do the hardest content in the game in a role that most everyone agrees have it the hardest in those fight.
So that’s where I am right now. Three fights short of having completed all the current content in the game including the extreme modes and everything in Coils of Bahamut until the patch wich hits next week. I still have extreme Titan and Ifrit to clear and now need to clear Turn 5 in Coils which is another real hard fight. To put things in WoW context I’m very much at the tail end of having completed hard mode content. For me that’s quite an achievement now that I have more limited time to play and I don’t think I can say I’ve this advanced in current content since Vanilla WoW and parts of Wotlk.
In other news, some people have been tempting me some with Wildstar, a game that until very recently I had zero interest in but if the old Effers bunch end up playing it I might end up giving it a look.