FATE's are the only way to realistically level. FATE's are as boring as it gets. It is RIFT 2.0 minus the flavor in terms of running this.
I am getting a bit weary of this game now.
Leve's give terrible XP, no side quests, dungeons are taking over an hour to get into.
Just a bunch of cattle being lead back and forth. I learn nothing about my class by spamming one skill in order to get a hit in during FATEs.
Basically it is back to WoW for us and I will not be renewing the FF XIV account. Not a TERRIBLE game but I found Aion more fun.
For the most part I have spent my week playing Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and trying out Battlefield 4 on the PC. I found Battlefield 4 to be about unplayable on the PC so using the Origin Great Game Guarantee I got a refund. I find it to not be fun anyway. It is full of snipe campers and general sloppiness.
So on and on it goes. Board game wise I got Elder Sign and the expansion and have some Space Empires by GMT planned next Saturday.
Played some Descent 2 last week. The new version is tighter and more compact not sure I like that plan but it played well. Looking forward however to Flying Frog's Shadows of Brimstone which looks awesome.