• June 14, 2019

[Updated June 14] Tomy's FINAL FANTASY XIV Level 70 Challenge!

I'm a FINAL FANTASY XIV newb who's decided to take on the challenge of reaching level 70 before the upcoming expansion! I'll be sharing the ups and downs of my adventures here!

Character Info
Name: Tomy Ffportal
Server: Hades
Class: Marauder
Time Limit: Until the release of Shadowbringers on July 2

Posted on June 14

I hit level 60! I'm having an amazing time, thanks to everyone I've grouped with and those supporting me throughout my journey. You've all been extremely kind and helpful. There's still a lot I need to learn as a tank, so please continue to bear with me!

I decided to participate in an Alliance Raid since I picked up a quest in Mor Dhona. Before, you had to complete FATEs in various areas to unlock them, but now you just need to pick up items from specified locations and defeat the monsters that appear. I was able to unlock the Crystal Tower: Labyrinth of the Ancients in no time!

There were six times the usual number of players in our group. So many people! We were divided into three parties, each comprised of one tank, two healers, and five DPS.

The music that played was, of course, an arrangement of "Crystal Tower" from FINAL FANTASY III. Our surroundings and the bosses were all very familiar too! Once we completed Labyrinth of the Ancients, Syrcus Tower opened its doors.

We went on to complete the World of Darkness, only to encounter the Cloud of Darkness at the very end. Was she always this big...?

These Alliance Raids are such a blast! There were a lot of gimmicks that made it challenging, but having such a big party was extremely reassuring.

The handsome Miqo'te G'raha Tia and characters named after FINAL FANTASY III's Doga and Unei appeared, as well as a special guest from the main storyline! I also heard this Crystal Tower plays a part in Shadowbringers. For those of you who haven't yet ventured through the world of Eorzea, there's no time like the present!

Posted on June 10

Hi, everyone! This is Tomy from the FF portal team still at it! I've been leveling up nicely, making my way through the main story and utilizing dungeon roulettes.

I brought the item level 120 gear I got in Mor Dhona to Drake in the North Shroud who strengthened it for me. All it took was a few materials!

My gear was now item level 130! To commemorate, I ran around Eorzea taking screenshots.

My favorite location is a small dungeon on the west side of the Coerthas central highlands. This icy location feels so mystic and ethereal! I generally don't alter the images posted here; instead, I use the group pose feature. It's really sophisticated!

Though this original image was pretty as is, I selected a color filter and then added some light. You can even adjust the color and brightness of the lighting. I like having it positioned in the front, back, and side.

And don't forget emotes! The action you perform beforehand is repeated during the shot. You can even change the emote during the photo session! Now to adjust the screen filters and expression and...

Ta-da! You can adjust the field depth, and the background will freeze during a group pose shot. I'm astounded at how elaborate this feature is. You can even take pictures in dungeons, too!

So you can guess where my next stop was. I clicked the Undersized Party option and went to solo Titan! Just remember: the monsters don't freeze, so don't get too caught up striking a pose...


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