New Character & Glamour Spotlight: Machinist #7

I’ve been a role-player for most of my life now, having gotten started with Dungeons & Dragons in my pre-teen years. Although I’ve been creating characters with role-playing in mind ever since, I’ve never much been one to create characters for their own sake. I more or less only create when needed—for a new tabletop […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #31

When it comes to glamours, Lynahra gives me a lot less freedom to explore, since she’s a much more narrowly defined character than her sister Alahra. Where Alahra’s FFXIV incarnation has become more cosmopolitan over time, in keeping with the game’s weird anachronistic range of fashion and aesthetics, Lynahra’s characterization has taken the opposite path […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Warrior #3

Because the various Artifact Armor sets from Heavensward were originally locked behind Tomestones of Esoterics, I never got around to collecting a large number of them. For the first raid tier, they were limited by the weekly lockout; once the lockout was removed, my Esoterics were going almost exclusively toward the Anima questline; and once they had […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #28

Before Patch 4.25 brought us Eureka, I already hadn’t put a lot of time into Lynahra, and of course, once I had relics to work on, my focus remained more or less entirely on Alahra’s progress there. Now that things are winding down in Eureka, with just one set of gear I want to finish […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #25

One of the strangest aspects of FFXIV is the mandatory Main Scenario. Long ago, I was more or less a fan of the idea, even if I understood it had its downsides. These days, after getting into Stormblood for the second go’round with Lynahra (and after going through A Realm Reborn and Heavensward a second time as well), I think every aspect […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #25

I mentioned a couple posts ago that I had a tank glamour in the wings for Ahrane, Alahra’s mother, which is a really great thing, since I’m currently obsessed with Lyse’s gear on Alahra, and this lets me break things up a bit! Canonically, in the present day, Ahrane is in her 50s (I’ve never […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #29

I’ve been spending a lot more time with Ahrane lately than I have in the past (for roleplaying at least; I’ve still done almost nothing with her gameplay wise), and for most of it, her last glamour has been bugging me. While I like the overall look, something about it has started to feel off, […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #20

Since I’ve been largely taking a break from the game, mainly logging in to take care of Creation capping for the time being, I haven’t really been working on Lynahra for quite awhile (and that’s likely to continue a bit once Patch 4.1 launches, but we’ll see). That’s meant that while I’ve had an idea […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #18

Getting Lynahra to 60 on Samurai took awhile. Vacation got in the way, as well as a lot of other diversions (like treasure maps and some deep dives into Palace of the Dead). Part of the time in Palace of the Dead was spent on her Samurai, though, which pushed me close enough to 60 […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #17

Lynahra is now on her fourth job. She started out as a Marauder long ago, on the journey to unlocking Dark Knight. That didn’t go so well, and I ended up switching to Lancer/Dragoon for some reason, and I managed to stick with that despite really disliking the class until 50, at which point I […]

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