The August that I was hoping to have earlier this summer didn’t end up materializing. We didn’t get either New World or Book of Travels, both of which got delayed. So it didn’t become that “new MMO” month that I was anticipating.
Yet it was a satisfying month overall. I did enjoy a couple of days of questing in Ship of Heroes’ mission beta. It still needs a lot more work, but I kind of really liked it and am looking forward to when this becomes a finished product.
Lord of the Rings Online got a whole lot of time from me. I bounced around hard between characters trying to figure out on a direction before settling on focusing my efforts on my Captain. I started getting her through Mordor while doing the summer festival and missions to get some levels under her belt.
I definitely hit my goal of finishing Stormblood 4.0 in Final Fantasy XIV, as well as maxing out my Vanu Vanu beast tribe rep (the latter which wasn’t really worth it). I also swapped my race from Lalafell to Au Ra.
I did log in to Guild Wars 2 to clean up my inventory and prep my Mesmer for adventuring.
September 2021’s gaming goals
At a minimum, I want to get through all of FFXIV: Stormblood’s 4.X patch quests, but honestly, I’ll probably get that done in the first week. After that? Shadowbringers. I want to wrap up that expansion and all of the patch stuff by the end of October.
As for my LOTRO Cappy, I will do all I can to power her through the epic books and getting her to level 130. She’s got a ways to go, but I think I can make really good progress there. Probably won’t get her fully caught up, but even if I just get Minas Morgul done, I’ll be happy.
New World is currently scheduled for the end of the month, so yeah, I’ll be there for that. No idea on goals, other than to figure out the game itself.
I may fiddle with my Guild Wars 2 Mesmer, do some light mapping, see if I can find a guild, that sort of thing.
I’ve had a standing appointment on Saturdays to try out new games from my backlog and do posts on them, so I really want to actually get back to doing that. So I’m aiming for two to four new game posts this month!
I also have an inkling of an idea to cover some other MMOs in a different format than I’ve done previously, so look forward to that.