I'm going to start with FFXIV updates this week. With Yoshi P hinting that something would be done to make leveling alt jobs easier in Endwalker, my motivation to keep working on those has waned significantly. It's part of the reason that I've taken up Guild Wars 2 again, although I am spending a decent amount of time on FFXIV still. One of the things that I've been working through is the post-ARR Hildibrand quest lines.
I get so much small joy from these quest lines, I'd really encourage anyone that hasn't been through them yet to give them a try. The initial quest to start the ARR quest line is called The Rise and Fall of Gentlemen, and is obtained from Wymond, not far from the main aetheryte in Ul'dah.
I'm now finished with the Heavensward portion of the quest line and will be starting the Stormblood piece. Sadly, there was no Shadowbringers quest line, but it looks like the good Inspector will be returning for Endwalker.
I'm also completely finished with all the main raid content now other than Coils, so I'm going in to Endwalker in a good state.
Guild Wars 2
My ranger hit level 80 and is diligently working through Chapter 8 of the Personal Story, which as it turns out is quite LONG. I actually went back and ran through the prologues for both Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire to unlock Masteries and also grab the Raptor mount, because there's a ton of running around in Chapter 8.
I really enjoyed leveling the Ranger, but right now at max level, he feels pretty squishy. I have not unlocked Soul Beast yet or switched to a build using that, so that may help. In the meantime, I'm thinking about using one of my level 80 boosts on my Necromancer. After I finish the Chapter 8 on the Ranger, I'd start on Living World Season 2 and Heart of Thorns on the Necromancer. I did finish leveling cooking on the Ranger as well, which took me all the way from 73 to 80, in about 30 minutes.
This game is filling a nice void while I'm waiting for Endwalker to come out, so I really appreciate it for that.
That's the update for now.