Note: It took me way longer to put this post together than anticipated–I started it on March 11th and got distracted by a lot of stuff for ThaydFest in WildStar, which I will post about soon!
Last Wednesday, Chaide and I were able to get in a long session of some Final Fantasy! It was great! We signed on fairly early in the evening and worked on a few quests while we waited for Kodra and Belghast to sign online, as they had volunteered to help with our dungeons (so kind!). Chaide and I got kind of impatient and decided to overcome our fear of past PuG experiences and head to our first ever Final Fantasty dungeon…
The group we had was very nice. Our Ninja was fairly silent the entirety of the run (but knowledgeable, and made aggro-management easy), and the healer was a great help and did quick TL;DR explanations for the fight, including putting down markers (which I want to learn how to do!!).
The maps were straightforward, and there weren’t any twists or turns that weren’t decipherable without a bit of looking around and using the map. It was so gorgeous!
We fought some pirates, and then these reptilian creatures that have a specific name, but of course I’ve forgotten it. It’s somethingbacks, if I recall, because I was thinking about the fact that it reminded me of “Lobsterbacks“.
The final boss was like a queen leader of the somethingbacks, and the fight was interesting, but straightforward. As a tank, I tried to help quell the bubbles, but was never able to get the cast finished in time. The ninja was grand and helped take out two vents while Chaide and the healer each took one of the others.
We defeated her in one go, and had no wipes during the dungeon. It was neat how the music played and it scanned over to the party and my toon. But, seriously? My Roegadyn didn’t even cheer! Chaide’s Lalafel on the other hand is adorable.
After completing the quest associated with the dungeon, we were sent off to Gridania for the next dungeon. There weren’t enough folks available for a run at the time, so we decided to queue up for another random based on our pretty good experience in the last one.
This next group was a bit more difficult than the last one. The healer wasn’t particularly keen on healing anybody, and would lag behind the group quite a bit. But nobody ever died, which was good. The map for this one was a tad confusing at first, but I quickly figured it out after opening up the big view and taking a quick gander at it.
We fought lots of creatures, demons, and some cultists. And then, the final boss…
Yes. I totally screamed out C’THULHU when I saw him. Yep. Which then promptly made me want to sing “Hey There C’Thulhu”. I’ll just leave that right here.
When I saw him, I had the undying urge to yell “TROOOLLLLL in the dungeon!” The add mechanic was an interesting one, and we downed him with only one break through a wall.
Hey look! My Roegadyn cheered this time! It was so much fun getting to run with some guildies, and we both look forward to completing more content with our FC-mates.
We then made our way back to town to hand in, and do some more main story quest. (Just pictures, no spoilers. 🙂 )
We sadly didn’t get far enough based on time to get our Chocobos or Grand Companies, but we hope to do so sometime this weekend. It is a jam-packed WildStar week this week. And expect some coverage and sharing of ThaydFest in the next day or so!