Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #38

Often enough, after I take care of a review for a new cash shop glamour set, I put the pieces in storage and rarely think of them again. Usually, such sets don’t really suit Alahra, but every now and again, I really strike gold. That’s the case for the new Dirndl’s Attire, which does something […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Bergsteiger’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Dirndl’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Scouting

As per usual with my gear set farming for Shadowbringers dungeons, I’ve had rather middling to bad luck collecting the Shadowless sets from the Heroes’ Gauntlet. I’ve seen more of the Aiming Coat than I can count at this point, while I’ve yet to see several of the others. But I did finally cap off […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Aurum Attire of War

In addition to the usual new dungeon sets (which I’m working on collecting!), Patch 5.3 also brought with it an overhaul of FFXIV‘s new player experience, including quest streamlining for A Realm Reborn and a host of new armor sets for the game’s original leveling dungeons. These new sets all use older models, many of […]

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Patch 5.3 First Impressions

From the start of 5.0, I’ve been apprehensive that the rest of Shadowbringers couldn’t live up to the bar set by its phenomenal opening salvo. With more time than usual between the start and the “end” of this latest expansion, I had a lot of time to think about the way things might go wrong, […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: First Remembrances

Around a year ago, I took my first foray into FFXIV fanfiction. I’d always had some ideas for follow-up to that original experiment, but I decided then that I wanted to wait for further details of the Warrior of Light’s place in Amaurot before continuing. With the release of Patch 5.3, I finally got that. […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #46

So far, Patch 5.3 has been a real joy—it’s been wonderful to come back to FFXIV after a semi-hiatus during the extended period of 5.2, reinvigorated and ready to experience new things. Since this patch’s Main Scenario was much longer than usual, I’ve not yet had time to get through all of the main things […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Gunbreaker #3

Patch 5.3 is finally almost here—we’re less than a week away from the climax of Shadowbringers, which has already been quite the ride. In anticipation of that, I felt it was time that I get Lynahra caught up on the Main Scenario. Since getting her to 80 and sorting out her glamour with the Gunbreaker […]

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In Memory of Ghenn

This post is going to be very different from my usual fare. As some of you may know from following my Twitter, I lost a dear friend last week, completely without warning. Normally, I would keep these sorts of things off of Fashion Ninjutsu, but Frankie (or Ghenn, as he was known on FFXIV) both […]

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