FFXIV: catch all

And now, the class I leveled second, but by iLvl is my 6th:
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That Skallic gear is pretty sweet, no?

I got my Dancer to 80 last night. Pretty fun job, especially in dungeons where there are a lot of mobs to melt down.

I’ve been neglecting the Allegory gear for my Red Mage so I think I’ll put some focus on that, while going after Moogle tomes.

Still plinking away at my crafters. I have three at level sixty, and the rest in the forties.

PvP is hopping (shorter wait than raids) and the rewards are much better.

You get all three tome types (if level 80), wolfmarks, and the moogle items. Que directly for the one map that qualifies under PvP; don't use the Frontline roulette.

Dancer is great, I'm a big fan of its mobility. Zipping around the field is a blast, and people always seem happy to see it. I am boosting their damage, after all.

If you're looking for a seemingly quick activity for Allegory stones, it seems like Hunt trains are a very viable option. I fear the PvP, because I'm pretty terrible at it.

Speaking of Dancer, though:
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The Bogatyr's boots are great, thigh high flats so they don't muck up the model (the Neir boots make my legs look like poorly packed sausages). Warg hat has, as the kids say, strong Princess Mononoke energy, and I do have the Fenrir mount for that. Balthier's shirt doesn't really feel Dancer (an issue with a lot of the Aiming gear), but I like the splash of his rings.

GoldenDog wrote:

PvP is hopping (shorter wait than raids) and the rewards are much better.

You get all three tome types (if level 80), wolfmarks, and the moogle items. Que directly for the one map that qualifies under PvP; don't use the Frontline roulette.

I've done a few Rival Wings matches so far. Seems pretty mindless when pugging, but at least they're no more than 20 minutes long, and I've only had one match go the full length. I'd kind of like to get the 100 win achievements for it as well, but that seems like quite a grind. At the same time, it's probably not impossible if I just do a few matches a day until the Moogle event ends.

I feel a little bad for the regular PvP players dealing with all the noobs coming into Rival Wings for Moogle tomes. Nobody know how the mode works and it seems completely random as to whether or not your team will be effective or not. There have been a lot of salty players in my matches.

omfg, I found my account info for the game. Thinking about getting the complete edition on PS4, and needing primers on new stuff; since apparently all I have is Realm Reborn on PC at the moment.

mikeohara wrote:

omfg, I found my account info for the game. Thinking about getting the complete edition on PS4, and needing primers on new stuff; since apparently all I have is Realm Reborn on PC at the moment.

I mean, I'd recommend it, and there are a lot of Youtube resources out there explaining classes, dungeons, everything you could need. Also, obvs, you can ask here.

How about some examples of not quite cosplay? It all started with an FC wedding where I needed an outfit. Initially I was thinking about the Ala Mhigan aiming top, but then I realized I could do something fun (and thank gawwwwwd, the bride wore that exact top, I'd have been mortified):

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It wasn't quite Aeris...but it got close to Aeris enough to be neat. And then I started wondering what other characters it would be neat to get close to, and I quickly gravitated to another Square Enix property, my #4 game of the decade, Life is Strange. It seemed too great a challenge, and as much as I planned, researched, and asked for vague gear suggestions from my FC, it always lacked a unifying element that would really sell the idea. And then I found out about the morpho minion, a blue butterfly, perhaps the most iconic bit of imagery in Life is Strange, and I knew then what I must do. Three-quarters of a relic later:

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The perfect Chloe Price? No. But it's hella evocative of Chloe Price (and another random non-creepy shoutout from someone who "loves my aesthetic"). Max Caulfield was more of a challenge, as there isn't a grey hoodie:

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This is...okay. Again, there isn't a grey hoodie, but the Spring shoes have the feeling of the Converse All Star, Indigo Summer are close to Max's choice in jeans, and while there isn't a grey hoodie, Max does wear pink under that hoodie. But then it occurred to me...Max wears Rachel's ripped up jeans at one point, and I have some pants that are the FF version of ripped up jeans...:

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Ideally, the top would be plaid, but given the limitations, I dig it. I dig it a lot. At least until, in light of the Nier crossover, the next Alliance Raid series is LiS themed. Try bulling Kate now, motherf*ckers! I dare you! I'll Delirium your ass to oblivion, Jefferson! Let's see how many pics you can snap after 5 Bloodspillers to the face!