Glamour Spotlight: Bard #3 (Looking Back)

Early in the 2.x series, I really disliked Bard. I started FFXIV as an Archer after much deliberation, since Ranger had been my original goal for Alahra back in FFXI and XIV didn’t have much in the way of a traditional rogue archetype for class choices yet. I quickly tired of the gameplay, though, which began (what felt like) […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #5 (Looking Back)

The reconstitution of my gil hoard continues on Balmung, so I’m still not actively hunting for new glamours (though I’ve definitely got the itch too, which is killing me). Something or other made me think of another old Monk glamour, though, and it’s actually probably one of my all time favorites. After I finished spending […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #9 (Looking Back)

Now that I’ve finished my Guillotine of the Tyrant, I’ve learned two things: 1) it doesn’t go with my present tank glamour at all; and 2) I really don’t like the look of it. It’s much too large for a smaller-framed character, and of course, it also looks really “evil,” which isn’t the best fit […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Healers #8 (Looking Back)

We’re at that point in this raid tier’s patch cycle where I’ve largely acquired all of the pieces I’m currently interested from a glamour perspective. That means many of my glamours are rather “set,” barring random moments of inspiration, or blessings from the random number generator (which would, for now, take the form of finally […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Ranged DPS #5 (Looking Back)

I’ve talked before about the lack of Eastern gear in FFXIV, so it’s probably a little odd that I don’t use what we do have available to us more often. All around, one of the best sets that we’ve gotten has been the Amatsu attire, patterned after Iroha’s garb from FFXI, but it suffers from […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #4 (Looking Back)

I’m not really sure why, but I was thinking about one of my older caster glamours again. As I’ve mentioned before, I very nearly switched to Black Mage as my main class during the Second Coil tier (but by the end of it I did settle on Scholar). I’m not ashamed to admit that one […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #4 (Looking Back)

As I’ve talked about before, I’m generally not much of a fan of FFXIV’s heavier armor—at least, not as someone who plays a miqo’te female. Very little of it really fits their smaller forms (female Au’ra have similar trouble, in my view). For various tank glamours over the past couple years, I’ve leaned a lot […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Ninja #3 (Looking Back)

I’ve been working on a new Ninja glamour for most of this week, since I didn’t like how the purple-gold particle effects on the new Hyperconductive Kannagi clashed with the Metallic Silver on my old one. The task has actually proven to be far more difficult than I would have anticipated. I have a look […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #3 (Looking Back)

When I first picked up FFXIV, I really had no idea what classes I was going to play. As I think I’ve mentioned before, I nearly always play rogue archetypes in RPGs, and at launch, A Realm Reborn didn’t really have one of those. As a result, I ended up experimenting with all of the […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #2 (Looking Back)

While I have an idea for a new Monk glamour, I need a dungeon drop to make it happen, which is going to take some work on my part. So while I can’t put that one together yet, I was thinking back to my early Heavensward look, and I’m fond enough of it that I […]

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