My little Chocobo


After two days of absence, I decided it was time to visit Eorzea once again. This time, my goal was simple: My very own Chocobo.

My first task was to choose which Grand Company to join. The choice was simple. Tree-Huggers? Nope! Squabbling Pirates? Nope! Mighty Warriors led by the fearsome Raubhan? Yes please!FF14_GC_3

Arriving at the Immortal Flames headquarters, what could have been a long-winded induction ceremony, was fortunately interrupted by yet another emergency. Phew. A prototype airship was shot down and the crew needed rescuing. I do wonder how the people of Eorzea survive when I am not around.FF14_GC_2

Anyway, after disposing of some pesky Garleans, The Immortal Flames had one more soldier in their ranks, and I could almost feel the reins of my new mode of transportation in my hands. But no, first I had to prove myself to the Company. As if I hadn’t saved Ul’dah several times already. But alas, those past deeds don’t seem to count for anything. So I went off grumbling to myself and headed to Drybone. A couple of tasks later I was able to acquire a Cocobo Issuance and gleefully made my way to the local Chocobokeep.FF14_Chocobo_1

I was told Chocobos don’t like cities. But i suspect, it’s the other way round. Can you imagine the amount of Chocobo droppings that would pile up?

So i ran outside and summoned my new mode of transportation. Forgotten were the misgivings towards the Immortal Flames and the menial tasks. The world does look better from the back of a big bird!FF14_Chocobo_3



Sometimes things do not go as planned

STO_Cryst_1The thing about online gaming is that you are dependent on, for instance, the servers being online. (“Thank You Captain Obvious…” I hear you say) And true to form, as I was sitting down for some Final Fantasy XIV, the server basically stuck out his tongue and shut down.

Since waiting for servers to be back up isn’t any fun at all, I needed an alternative. After some browsing of games, my decision was made and I logged onto Star Trek Online. Thankfully the patch was small and I was shortly flying my shiny ship through space.

I hadn’t realised that there was another event going on, as I hadn’t logged on for a couple of weeks and had not followed the game too closely lately. It is basically a rerun of the Crystalline Entity event from earlier this year, just with a different one-time reward. Still, there’s no time like the present to rid the galaxy of monstrous snowflakes, right?

To be on the safe side, I chose the lower difficulty for the Task Force, and the Entity was soon reduced to crystal dust. And then I actually forgot to grab my loot… Well yeah. I blame Tribbles or something.