Over the weekend I intended to get my PvP glamour for Ninja updated, but I’m having real trouble figuring out where to go with it. I put together two separate looks yesterday, but both were sufficiently similar to looks I’ve posted before that I didn’t want to commit to posting them just yet (and like it or not, maintaining the blog has definitely had ripple effects on my glamour habits). But, since my thoughts on Diadem aren’t fully developed, I really wanted to post a glamour today.
The only new one I had waiting in the wings was my crafter glamour, but the reason it hadn’t been posted was that I wasn’t satisfied with it. I played around a little this morning with a few ideas, but nothing has yet to jump out at me. What I ended up doing instead was going back to an older glamour I never got around to posting (though for awhile I thought I had). Back when I put together the pre-cursor to my current gatherer look, I had a similar look for crafters, which I never posted (I guess, because I forgot about it). I did like the look, though, so for lack of inspiration for something new, I’m back to that glamour for now, which gives me an excuse to finally post it.
Head: Reading Glasses (Jet Black) | Body: Ironworks Apron of Crafting (Dalamud Red) | Hands: Claws of the Beast (Jet Black) | Legs: Lady’s Knickers (Black) | Feet: Scion Healer’s Highboots
Pretty standard stuff for me, right? I suppose that’s why I didn’t post it. I put this together in the height of my obsession with the Highboots, and there wasn’t anything particularly noteworth about it. I do really like the Ironworks gear, though, as it fits in fairly well with the aesthetic of the Shire gear, which I’m using on a variety of classes right now, too, giving my glamours an overall style. The problem with look in the present though is that I’ve moved to white-and-black for basically everything, which makes it stick out like a sore thumb.
Before going back to this, I had a variation on it using the Carbonweave Apron, which dyes in a strict black/white fashion in Jet Black, but crafters don’t have good tall boots that go with the apron for that color scheme. The Expeditioner’s Thighboots aren’t a hard mismatch, but they’re definitely a bit more “rugged” (which is why I like them for gatherers a lot), which doesn’t feel right for crafters. The Adept’s Thighboots are too narrow (and I’m not a huge fan of their shape at thigh level either), and the Ironworks Engineer’s Boots aren’t dyeable (which is terrible, if you ask me). So for now, it’s back to Y’shtola’s boots because I know they work.
That means I’m sort of at a crossroads (okay, that’s melodramatic, but still)—if I decide to keep this glamour, I have no doubt that I’ll slowly move away from white and black for everything else (because it will bother me to no end that one of my glamours sticks out from the “theme”). That’s good in some ways because it means I get to play around more, but I also really like most of my glamours right now, so I’m going to have a hard time moving away from them! The other option, of course, is to find something for crafters that works in white and black, but at the moment that doesn’t look promising.
But anyway! Faux mid-glamour crisis aside, at least I finally got this one posted! I’m hoping to have at least one more this week for Ninja, but that one’s definitely still got me a bit flummoxed. Healer’s on my list of possible tasks, too, as it sticks out a bit. I’m also planning changes to Monk as I start getting Scripture for it (if you think hard on it, you can probably guess where I’m going already, to be honest) this next week. By Friday I’m hoping to have enough to say about Diadem that I can do my retrospective on that, as well. It’s a big enough slice of Heavensward that I think it’s worth spending some time on.