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I actually didn’t think I would touch upon it, but with Moonfire Faire 2015 upon us, the timing couldn’t be better! 🙂
Yesterday marked the start of Moonfire Faire 2015 in Eorzea. It’s a double duty seasonal event for me this year as I work on collecting all the goodies on both my main, Rue, as well as my alt, Vis Selenity.
I don’t think I really started to notice my fascination with achievement hunting until about this same time last year. Rue was fortunate to take part in the 1st Anniversary event for XIV.
Around the time I had wrapped up this event, I found myself super excited with collecting the Yukatas from Moonfire Faire 2014 as well as the bomb dance emote since they coincided around the same time. I strayed from actually working on my actual job class (which I had picked up WHM on the 1 year anniversary) and was scrambling around to get my tokens to buy every single fashion item and housing item from the event. I believe following Moonfire Faire the Halloween event came through in October (I’m probably missing some in between. I have a mediocre memory). With a myriad of goodies to obtain, the struggle was real and again I was scrambling all over Eorzea to collect all the items. Just completing the holiday quest unlocked the achievement and upon looking at what I had unlocked on my character page in the Lodestone, I found myself looking through the rest of the achievements to see which ones I could tackle as well.
And then I got the itch. I found myself starting to plan out in pen and paper which other achievements I could take on on my own, and others that would involve a group or static. I still have a long ways to go with the new additions of the Gold Saucer as well as Heavensward, but it’s an additional feature in the game that really keeps me motivated to log in, focus on my character(s) and try everything the game has to offer.
Now I wanted to extend the question to you: In any games that you play, are you also an achievement hunter? Is there an achievement that you hold nearest and dearest to your heart? Do you have a strategy to completing a series of achievement unlocks? Leave your response in the comments and let me know. Maybe I can learn some new tricks as well! 🙂