... aka, oh my goodness, it's August. Which means it's also Blaugust! And this year I'm joining in with the fun of making the effort to blog more. This is, of course, all Bel's fault, and if you'd like to follow along with the host of these bloggy shenanigans, here's the main post full of informative words.
Before Shadowbringers arrived, I'd made a shortlist of things I'd hoped to get done in XIV. I actually got a decent amount of them done, but not all. Now that I'm through MSQ on both characters, I'll be back to crossing things off that list and adding some new stuff, too.
Isa needs to finish her beast tribes. I'm in the home stretch for the Vanu Vanu and Vath, just the final tier of rep to go. Once those are done, I'll do all the uniting of the tribes quests. She also has some crafting jobs stuck in the 60s, and I'd like to get those up to 70. With MSQ out of the way, I don't mind going back and doing beast tribe quests... when I remember to. Next, I'll do her healing role quests on scholar and work on getting red mage to 80, because I still prefer doing endgame stuff on that job. I don't expect to get all of this done during the month, except for the beast tribe stuffs.
Aluze is a little bit better, his crafting jobs (other than culinarian) are all over 70 - and it's been rather easy to level with the new facets and leves, the main problem is just having all the mats on hand. I keep running low on gems from FATEs because I keep buying materials, but with retainers catching up that will help a lot (plus generous FC mates have been a blessing). The main goal other than crafting is getting the last nine wins for the Garo pvp mount before it's gone. I've been sitting at 51 of 60 wins for weeks, and now that more people are queuing for pvp again I should hopefully be able to finish this. His astrologian is nearly 77, and I should have enough goetia to gear that job up at 80.
I've been fortunate to have a decent streak of casual commission work, and I'm taking this week off to draw for myself. I haven't drawn any "big" pieces of art for myself for awhile, and I also haven't made any of my timelapse videos lately. I go through random phases where I have no problem drawing for others, but I get artblocked drawing for myself, and I'd like this month to not be one of those cases.
I guess we'll just see how it goes.