I’m BLU

Some of you know I play FFXIV. Of course blue mage (BLU) was released yesterday and I had to give it a try (if only because I’m insane and need to max out every job and class).

At this point in time, BLU is a fun and insanely frustrating job. Being a limited job, you can’t just jump into queue for a random dungeon. However, 4 BLUs running Tam Tara Deepcroft is super overpowered even at level. I was missing a few good spells for that in my quest to learn another, but it didn’t seem to matter too much.

There’s the fun part: tearing through things. The frustrating part: learning all the spells. For those unaware, you need to fight an enemy and see them use the spell to have a chance at learning it. A half dozen or so runs through Tam Tara starts to test even my patience.

The other frustrating part is so many people are running BLU and there are only a limited number of mobs in the open world that cast spells sometimes that it gets hugely bogged down in areas. When you need that spell for your job quest, it gets even worse.

I’ve been taking it slow, not pushing too much, trying to get a feel for the job and I’m already at level 25 (max 50 at current). I’m sure there are people already at 50. This job levels very quickly. Especially if you’re pretty good at leveling things fast and can figure out how to maximize your time.

Would I trade my red mage (RDM) main for BLU if I could? I don’t know. I tend to pick my main on how much fun the job is. I mained summoner (SMN) through Heavensward and bard (BRD) through ARR. Always seem to keep scholar (SCH) as my main healer, but I’ve been going back and forth on paladin (PLD) and dark knight (DRK) as what I want to tank on through Stormblood.

No idea if I’ll switch when Shadowbringers drops, but with the way BLU is set up right now, I hope they have some good things in store for the job. For now I’ll go back to snickering as I cause chaos and destruction with BLU, seeing what else I can do outside of entertaining FC mates with killing myself with some spells.

Looking all around #IWSG

ACK! I missed last month! Sorry all. Things haven’t been the greatest and I’ve been rather distracted. Can I blame the puppy?

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Okay, probably not. And he’s not that small anymore. Or that floppy. He does still try to get on my lap sometimes though.

The New Year always brings that time of reflection and looking forward. It can be kind of nerve wracking.

I really don’t know what 2019 will bring. I know things I have scheduled like being in Southern New England in March and Boise Book Fest in June. I’m working on staying on track with Conjured Defense. And if you’ve seen my newsletter, you’ve seen the next hint.

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Also, all my books are on a Kindle Countdown deal on Amazon for $/₤0.99 through January 7th.

Twisted Magics (US/UK)
Shattered Illusions (US/UK)
Twice Cursed (US/UK)

IWSG Question of the Day:  What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

Oh gosh, I don’t know if I have a favorite. I love having conversations with people either about the books, the process, or even just some general topics regarding writing.

My least favorite is probably “how long have you been writing?” Wait! It’s likely not for the reason you think.

So, my dislike of that question is I typically don’t know the time frame that is being asked. Most of the time I start answering how long I’ve been just writing, which is most of my life, but many times people are looking at how long have I been putting out books or working on this series, which is a much smaller time frame. For me, all that time just writing for myself is a part of the whole story. It’s just not what I’m currently presenting so I have that “awkward” moment in realizing my mistake.

It’s like all the side story work I do with the series, but no one else has read it. Except for that one I put out on Wattpad a couple years ago.

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