Ooft. What a few weeks. Player housing has opened up on Twintania for private buyers, as shown by my quite wonderful garden at Chateau Renan (Lavender Beds, Ward 13, Plot 29 in case you would like to visit). A few people I know have also picked up houses and we've all been enjoying making each other furniture/trees/walls/floors/flowers/fireplaces/etc. It's so interesting to see how individual people make their houses, and gardens.
Let's be honest though, if you are going to put stacks of books and shelves in your house you better be prepared to watch me try to climb them. I'm really tempted to build a jumping puzzle in my basement... Miss Shaera definitely did not approve of my climbing around in her study just after she moved in. Oops.
I've been playing Dark Knight more or less exclusively since 5.1 broke, which has been an experience. My first issue is that it's so much harder to get good screenshots when you're tanking so my collection for the last wee while seems a little light. However, I do think I'm getting better at the fights considered current content, and I'm looking forward to tackling some Extreme/Savage content this weekend. I am enjoying it though, and I think I'm doing a good job. The first time I tanked the normal Eden content I was trembling and shaking throughout and after the fights, but nowadays I'm actually hoping for Eden to be the normal raid I get on roulette.
I've also moved FC - in a bit of a 'phoenix' move, most of the old FC I was in have started a new one due to inactive leadership in the old one. We settled on the name 'Wandering Flame' - after the track on the Final Fantasy X soundtrack - and I'm really pleased to say that people seem happy with the move. Whilst I ended up as the 'leader' it was really important to me, and the others that were the signatories to the new FC, that we were all equal and that everyone involved gets a say on how things are run. Hopefully that's how people feel.
One of our first big decisions was what size of house to have and where to put it - we're still saving up our gil for it but we're looking forward to buying the plot at some point over the next few days, and then building the house just after. I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun furnishing it and making it a really nice place for people to hang out when queuing, or just to chat. If you're interested in joining us, please do look us up/send an application/get in touch with any member for an invite. We're definitely on the social/casual side but we are motivated to learn new content together and move forward as a team. Like minded folk would be most welcome!
I can vouch for the fact that you climb everywhere, I found on on my shelf once. As to the new FC, I think making it has been therapy for all of us, now we can move forward together.
I feel like "Get down from there!" Is something I'll have to just put in a macro or I'll wear my keyboard out!
And I remember how nervous you were the first time we ran Eden! It's good to see you're enjoying it now, the way it's meant to be. Bring on Savage!