Adventures in FFXI: Where Have I Been?

Since my last glamour spotlight, FFXIV has mostly been in the background for me, and I’ve instead been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XI. All the time I spent in Eureka really primed me for a massive nostalgia trip, and after the end of the Return Home to Vana’diel campaign, I decided to resubscribe to my very first MMO. And […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #32 & Another Return Home

I’m still working my way through the main content additions from 4.3, and while there’s a lot I could talk about, especially regarding the Main Scenario, that will have to wait for now. In the meantime, for the MSQ and the Riordana Lighthouse chapter of Return to Ivalice, I decided to go on Ninja, even […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Scouting DPS #26

Long ago in Final Fantasy XI, the Ninja job had a reputation as a rich player’s job. Because the game had steep consumable requirements, in that every single Ninjutsu spell required a specific tool to cast, it was most popular with players who were already at the level cap, which allowed them to more easily make […]

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NA Data Center Relocation & A Return Home

As most everyone no doubt knows by now, the North American Data Center for FFXIV is back up and running. It was a long couple of days for many of us, I’m sure, though I have a feeling Alahra spent most of it lounging about: I spent the first day side tracked, mostly (I had […]

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Fashion Frustrations: “Eastern” Gear

If there’s one thing about FFXIV that I wish was more like FFXI, it would be the latter’s wide availability of “Eastern” gear for Monks, Samurais, and Ninjas. Monk was available from launch in FFXI as a base class, which meant numerous pieces of gear that were tailored to to a certain martial arts/Far Eastern (which was […]

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Current In-Game Goals

Following some raid group drama and and overall frustration with A6 (Savage), I decided last week to step down from raiding for awhile. I had intended to continue raiding with my group until they could find a suitable replacement, as I didn’t want to dead-end their progression. In the end, though, the group as a whole disbanded, […]

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FFXI Throwback: Ninja

Just for something a little different, I decided to load up FFXI today and take a look at the Alahra of yesteryear. Unfortunately, this didn’t pan out as well as I hoped, as despite telling the game to take screenshots in my full resolution, it’s stubbornly refusing to do so. That said, I did manage […]

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