The preliminary patch notes came out today and oh boy am I excited, but—
We’ll talk more about all that stuff more on Monday, when we have the full notes. The most interesting stuff is going to be in the items and recipes anyway, at least for my purposes here! As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been working on a new Ninja glamour in preparation for 3.4, and I think I’m pretty happy with where I’m at after combining elements of my inaugural glamour and my last serious attempt at using the Iga Ningi.
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Royal Blue Dye) | Body: Iga Ningi (Metallic Silver Dye) | Hands: Replica Allagan Gauntlets of Striking (Metallic Silver Dye) | Legs: Lady’s Knickers (Black) | Feet: Expeditioner’s Thighboots (Jet Black Dye)
The last time I tried the Ningi in silver, I didn’t end up with the right mix of other pieces to make the glamour really last. and I moved away from it fairly quickly. I wasn’t even planning to use it this go around—I had actually been running around with the Wind Silk Coatee instead:
I’ve always been kind of ambivalent about the tabard on the back of the Coatee though, and for whatever reason, I decided to see how the Ningi would slot in with everything else. I’m not entirely sure what made the Ningi click for me this time, as I didn’t care for it alongside the black Lady’s Knickers (and had settled on the Gryphonskin Pantalettes instead). I suppose the change in boots might have done the trick.
The black Knickers don’t seem like they’ll feel so out of place in Main Scenario cutscenes compared to the white ones, but the reason why is yet another thing I can’t quite put my finger on. Either way, I’m pretty happy with how this has shaped up, and I should be able to go into 3.4 without feeling weird about the cutscenes.
Oh, and the glasses aren’t really crucial here: I keep them tabbed off most of the time, but I wanted the option to have something blue to key off of the sash on the Ningi. I would have preferred some kind of headband, but I couldn’t find any that I felt worked with the rest of the pieces, so the glasses were a fairly neutral option.