The servers of FF14 have been so congested that it is getting increasingly difficult to log on and being able to is actually an achievement now. Thankfully Yoshi-P has decided to add another 7 days of free game time for all of the gamers who have already activated their accounts. Hopefully by next week, we will have no more of these nonsense as it is really eating into my game time. 😦 *sad panda face*
For more information refer to the link below.
For those who are trying their best to get in, I heard of a certain rumor (which I believe is true as I see huge number of dc’s and people coming on at the same time), that the server periodically disconnects you when you are transitioning between maps every 30 minutes. This is to let other players come on, and if you are unlucky and you changed your map during that time; you will get disconnected, One way is to have an in game friend to alert you when huge amount of guild members start coming on; an indication that you can now log on. Do take note however that the window period for you login is really short. So do make haste when your friend alert you.
Currently and personally for me, I have progressed pretty far into the game. Not end game yet but far enough to have acquired my job as a Black Mage. For those who is interested the requirement to be a Black Mage is 30 THM and 15 ARC (ARCHER not Arcanist as I first thought). If you are wondering if there are any short cuts to leveling your sub class fast; then look no further. As for now, grinding FATEs are the fastest way to level (even more so if you are also doing your Leves while waiting for the FATE to happen). Here are a list of location with level recommendations.
- 1-12: Horizon in Western Thanalan (Thanalan)
- 13-20: Aleport in Western La Noscea (La Noscea)
- 21-30: Quarrymill in South Shroud (Black Shroud)/ Highbridge near Camp Drybone.
- 28-34: Wineport / Costa Del Sol in Eastern La Noscea (La Noscea)
- 30-38: Dragonhead in Coerthas Central Highlands (Coerthas)
- 38-42: Revenant’s Toll in Mor Dhona
- 42-50: Ceruleum Processing Plant in Northern Thanalan (Thanalan)
Hopefully with this you will be able to level efficiently ! Don’t forget about the other tips I told you about! Particularly exp chains. =P See you in Eorzea!
P/S I forgot to mention that Aether Bleed weather (the one in the screen shot above) is also the indication of the FATE world boss Odin is spawned at the map. His FATE is invisible; meaning you don’t see the FATE at your map. 🙂