Back in FFXI, I was always kinda mad that I never managed to finish the super long chocobo quest before I gave up on the game in frustration (though not specifically over the chocobo quest). (It was because I could go days without getting a group).
It was with some joy that I finished the REALLY EASY quest to get my chocobo license in FFXIV. All you need to do is run around and do a few fates, and boom! Enough seals to buy a chocobo license from the Grand Company we joined, the Order of the Flame.
Next up: Buying my uniform. That will take several thousand more seals.
I also discovered challenge logs, and did the quest to get it. Now my guildhest, fate, and dungeon runs will be recorded and every so often, earn me some experience and an achievement.
Random dungeon today: Copperbell Mines, again. I got commendations from all three of the other members of the team, so I must be doing something right.
Random guildhest: That one where you have to fight these bandits until you get to the boss. This guildhest is supposed to teach you to kill the healer first, a hint I needed later on during a solo story quest, where a healer is just making things tough for everyone. Always kill healers first. If I were a healing class, I WOULD be scared. I died on this guildhest, my first death in one of these. I'm not sure if it was my fault or the healer's fault… but this being an MMO, I'll just blame it on the healer. WRU HEALS LOL…
I didn't blame anyone ;-) Stuff happens. I did not receive any commendations for that.
Kasul and I were sent all over Eorzea on the story quest. I thought we were going to meet and greet the primal Ramuh, what with all the talk about them with the fairies in the forest. No such luck — but it might still happen.
Level 26 now, Gladiator, four levels from switching to Paladin. I've already leveled Conjurer to 15, but I'm probably going to have to get it higher to get more cross class abilities. There's probably a third class that would be helpful, but I'm not sure what it could be.
I did open up a new dungeon; Kasul had to leave before he got to it. The dungeon is Halatali, and contains some decent upgrades for me. Unfortunately, that's likely because I've been geared from the low level dungeons, and there are no upgrades for me there any more. So, as well as earning my Flame Guardian armor, I need to start work on this new dungeon as well.