The beginning of Crafting and Gathering adventures

New Crafting and Gathering adventures awaited me with Stormblood. Suddenly, my guild leaders had new tasks. All at the same time. It was really weird.

My bestie Nanamo-chan wanted some musical instruments crafted from my Goldsmithing master.

Unfortunately, she didn’t realize who she was talking to…

Nanamo was really understanding, so no major issue happened. Thanks to “her dear Riiko”. :)

She also insisted on starting a Goldsmithing school in Rhalgr’s reach but didn’t want to be known as their funding source. Such a noble plan, lil Nanamo! Thanks for supporting those in need.

As Botanist, I helped out the local botanists in Idyllshire to ensure their supplies of fresh food. Unfortunately, a cookie tree has vet to be invented.

The Goblin from Idyllshire and his pupils were building something and needed rare ore to be mined for them. If course it was an easy feat for me to do.

From a Sahagin, I learned a new way of fishing.


And now I’m stuck on the Level 68 quest for ever and ever… :(

All my other crafter teachers had new tasks for me that lead me to Kugane or other new areas. If you are curious what happened.. Why don’t you do them yourself? >:D

I figured, everyone can do these quests as they are leveling these classes. Why bother to specifically write what you already know anyway? :\


Can you draw these FFXIV job and class icons?

It is several months ago since this trended on Twitter. I always meant to fill it out but I eventually forgot about it. Now it’s time, to do what has to be done: Can I draw these icons?

Oh right, my name is Riiko Rinkoko and my main job is WHM.

LOL if this was a test at school I would have failed due to forgetting my name… It’s been many years since school, please forgive me!

I’m surprised how many icons I could remember – the wrong way around! Many would have to be mirrored horizontally to be correct. If there is anyone around who can explain this phenomenon, please do!

After finishing, I noticed that I drew SCH as a Butt Mage when in fact it is a Boob Mage! O.O; Please check it thoroughly, everyone!

Here you can find the original post with the blank form if you would like to fill this out too! :D

The incredibly tough FFXIV Job ability and spell icon quiz from Twitter

Last week, there were screenshots roaming on twitter where you were asked to identify all the abilities/spells displayed.

Challenge accepted.

The small healer quiz:

Can you distinguish between WHM, SCH and AST spells?

Please note: I got something wrong in the above quiz. Do you know what’s wrong? ò.ó;;

The Tank Quiz:

PLD, WAR and DRK abilities that are used quite often. Except the one on the bottom right. What is this?!!

The DRK Quiz or “Can’t we just call everything “Dark thingy”?”:

Savage Ninja Quiz:

How did SE think it was a good idea to have all abilities look pretty much similar? You can even mix gatherer abilities inbetween and keep people thinking what NIN ability this one was XD

The Ultimate healer Quiz:

All in all I think I recognized the most important spells and abilities. Guess I’m a pro now ò.óV

The question is, how many would you have recognized?

Here are the direct links to the original twitter posts:

My new Retainer

I was approached by my Botanist Master. A really lively Cat journalist had appeared and I was to take her to Coerthas for some research about Gysahl Greens.

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You can’t imagine how excited I was.

She was interviewing Botanists in the Cold in order to find out, how the greens were growing even in the harshest conditions.

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We ended up in Ishgard. They also had Gysahl Greens there so the reporter wanted to stay and investigate.

We met with a local Botanist who offered his support.

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The reporter snuck into Ishgard by using me. Basically, I had obtained a new retainer who was for free but didn’t actually store any goods for me. <.<;

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The next day, we met with the local Botanist in the Sea of Clouds and investigated the local Gysahl Green plants.

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I got bored and left the two to their research while I decided to adventure through the world and gather all the things.

At least once so that I can send my retainers gather them for me.

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Me on the other hand, I was more after the HQ items that I would hand in at my Grand Company for nice exp!

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So I gathered only the finest stuff just for those hand ins! ò.óV

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Some weeks later, I was called to the local Botanist.

The local authorities had heard about the Gridanian Gysahl Greens and were worried that their precious “pure breed” was stained.

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But when we showed them the completely differend greens, they were quite surprised.

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While looking really different, they were basically brother and sister.

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So once that was clear, the Botanist was allowed to plant both breeds, one in snowy and cold areas where it would survive and grow the best, and one in the warmer climates of the Sea of Clouds.

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And with this, my newly gained retainer went back to Gridania and I was known as the Botanist who brought the new Gysahl Greens to Ishgard! :D

1st Anniversary – One Year of Blogging

A year has passed in Earth Time. Several Years have passed in Eorzea Time – I think about 19-20 years!

What have I been up to during all that time? What have I achieved?

Archwhitemage: check

2014-09-02 WHM

Passionate Bard: check

2014-09-02 BRD

The Silent Death: check

2014-09-02 SMN

Potato Mage: check

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Expert Gatherer: check

2014-09-02 Gatherer BTN MIN FSH

Master Crafter: kinda check…

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Private Room of Eternal Cuteness: check

2014-09-02 Room

Charmed a hot guy and made him mine: check

Heroes Riiko Mag

Blog Stats

Since the release in late August, WordPress has tracked handy stats for me.

Looking at the visitor and views per month figures, I would say it’s definetly going in the right direction. What’s counting most is the green visitor figure. I assume, WordPress counts each IP address. So in case someone’s provider assigns a new IP address every time you visit the page, WordPress assumes, you are a new visitor. ö.ö /drool

In August 2014, I had an average of 25 visitors per day! Wooooosh~

2014-09-02 Statistik Visitors-views per month

In which countries is my blog a real hit?

Most of my readers live in the USA, UK and Germany. Or maybe people from those countries have just the best taste in awesome blogs? :D

2014-09-02 Statistik Visitors per country

I would like to thank all of you for reading my blog.

Spread the word and enjoy Eorzea!

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