Voyages in Vana’diel

I got back on Final Fantasy Online again this week. I had already been left behind a bit by my linkshell and now I have to scrounge up some party members to get the Chains of Promathia missions. Maybe I should start from the beginning. I wouldn’t want to share my server details or the players who have helped me over the past two years.

Yes, I have been playing on and off for two years now on Square-Enix’s massively multiplayer online RPG. I got the game when it came out. I purchased the PS2 version since I had no PC to play it on. The PC version was available six months before. I created a female hume white mage from Bastok. There are three countries where they can start their character. I started in the industrial Hume city of Bastok, a barren dry wasteland of a city. I had no idea on what to do. Luckily a male Hume warrior helped get around. I was able to level my chracter and slowly I learned the way of the auction house and the quests and missions. I got bored pretty fast since there was nothing to see in Bastok. It’s just rock and dirt as far as the eye can see. I wanted to see another city.

We went to Windurst. Windy, as it is often called by players is not a short trip for low level characters. We would have to trek northward from Gustaberg, go over the Konschat Highlands and cross the deadly sands of the Valkurm Dunes and take a ferry from Selbina. We would dock in Mhaura, try and cross the Bubumiru Peninsula, climb the Tahrongi Canyon and make our way through the grassy fields of Sarutabaruta to reach Windy. It took us two days to get there. It was quite a trek. I then played intermittently since I had to go to school and stuff.

I came back to the game six months later and all my friends either quit or were high level characters already. The same hume warrior who helped me was now a ninja and helped me get to Selbina. I was able to get parties in Selbina since it I was a white mage, it was relatively easy. I got myself to level 20 pretty quick and a party member helped get my sub-job items. It’s basically the ability to set my sub jobs. His high level character was actually a 65 dark knight which was pretty high enough to get me the stuff I needed. Once I got my sub job, I then leveled my subjob which was a black mage and once I did that, it was time to say goodbye to the dunes and make the long and dangerous trek to the Grand Duchy of Jeuno.

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