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Alisaie Leveilleur: Verthunder

Alisaie Leveilleur, easily my favourite of the twins!

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Holy God, I feel like I've been prepping in Ffxiv for days (more like weeks, but the last few days have a been an extremely concerted effort). It's taken me a long ass time but I'm finally ready to get to end game crafting shit. I have a p solid grasp on the rotations. I'm starting to sell off all the bullshit I acquired trying to get all my crafters through their lvl 65 class quests (which is to say all my crafters are about lvl 68 which is crazy on it's own) so no I finally have manipulation and can really get some really good work done with the diadem mats I have been saving (and my inventory is still somewhat clean! It's a miracle!)

When I started screwing around with all my crafters it felt like it'd take eons to even get to this point (and it kind of did) but I've learned so much and I think I managed to do it in a pretty efficient way (I spent a lot of time writing down all mats needed for the class quests so I made sure I didn't have to go back and gather/buy more than once or twice for sometime and then I submitted all the class quests items p much at once up through lvl 60 where I needed to screw around with custom deliveries to get the master recipe III books).

Anyway, I know that's a lot of probably nonsensical jargon for those who don't play, but I'm super excited to actually be ready for new crafting content when Endwalker drops. Also excited to be able to make beaucoup money so I can do a bunch of dumb shit (like mass gamble on materia like I've been wanting to or contribute to buying a big ishgardian guild house, or fuck, my own house.... Tantalizing thoughts, esp since I can craft a lot more housing items now).


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Putting Final Fantasy XIV on my SSD was the best thing I have ever done.


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Shadowbringers

Masayoshi Soken

Shadowbringers: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack

5.0 Main Theme ~ "Shadowbringers"

For whom weeps the storm,
Her tears on our skin
The days of our years gone,
Our souls soaked in sin
These memories ache with the weight of tomorrow

Who fights?
Who flies?
Who falls?

One brings shadow, one brings light
Two-toned echoes tumbling through time
Threescore wasted, ten cast aside
Four-fold knowing, no end in sight
One brings shadow, one brings light
One dark future no one survives
On their shadows, away we flyThe road that we walk
Is lost in the flood
Here proud angels bathe in
Their wages of blood
At this, the world's end, do we cast off tomorrow?

One brings shadow, one brings light
To this riddle all souls are tied
Brief our moments, brazen and bright
Forged in fury, tempered in ice
Hindmost devils, early to rise
Sing come twilight, sleep when they die
Heaven's banquet leavened with lies
Sating honor, envy, and pride
One brings shadow, one brings light
Run from the light

Authors of our fates
Orchestrate our fall from grace
Poorest players on the stage
Our defiance drives us straight to the edge
A reflection in the glass
Recollections of our past
Swift as darkness, cold as ash
Far beyond this dream of paradise lost

Home
Riding home
Dying hope
Hold onto hope... Ohhh...
Home
Riding home
Home, riding home
Hope, finding hope... Ohhh...

One brings shadow, one brings light
One more chapter we've yet to write
Want for nothing, nothing denied
Wand'ring ended, futures aligned
One brings shadow, one brings light
One brings shadow, one brings light
You are the light

We fall
We fall
We fall
We fall unto the end

One world's end
(The end)
Our world's end
(The end)
Our end

We won't end

I am shadow, I am the light.


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To Tank you really do have to just know shit about the game, don't you? The DPS experience was so "yeah you can take on anything with exactly zero knowledge and fulfill your role pretty okay" that learning to tank effectively is very jarring. It makes it really difficult to want to throw yourself into roulette without first having done everything in said roulette at least once.

Of which, I just hit level 50 with my warrior, and the leveling roulette just got a lot more precarious.


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That feel when you tank a dungeon and you get all three player commendations.


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exist9
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My Warrior of Light and her hubby G'raha

I've just been into this pairing for a long time. I love G'raha Tia !


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I cant believe we found New York City under the ocean in FFXIV.


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bird-king
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I tried making little stickers for Cirina which was tons of fun and helped me work on a bean style lol


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bird-king
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Actually now that I revealed I'm not satisfied with the Au Ra's design choices that are given in ffxiv, may i represent my theories? So the most part, both male and female designs the game give are different. They are also based on face shape if I remember right. But the male designs get cool sharp horns while female designs get petit short ones which SUCKS. So the theory I have is mostly focused on the horns tbh which is under the readmore.


So I went "screw this, theory time" and decided that my character when starting out is still young that her horns haven't developed yet. The wiki doesn't give much so I went "oh this is so much freedom" and went ham. Young Au Ra have wing shaped horns no matter what sex they are. It's a joke that it's the only wings left from their suppossed dragon/demon ancestors. These "wings" though will grow and branch out as a child gets older. Shapes are kinda based on genes but could be random. As an Au-Ra gets older, the horns will slowly start to shape into their adult look. This also allows Au-Ra to morph their horns in a weird design which can explain the wacky horns ingame.

anyway thanks for coming to my TED talk


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bird-king
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I played around with my ffxiv character's design since the official canon design doesn't have enough scales imo. She's still a WIP.


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Im really going to have to go back and watch a summary video for this part of the story because I cannot bring myself to pay attention. I just wanna get to level 80 and have it done with so I can do more with friends and MSQ is easy to walk around and complete while dealing with insurance bullshit. No way I can read it or pay attention though lol


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Man, the voice acting changes between ARR and Heavensward make me so sad. Alphinaud and Merlwyb especially.


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under the cut for FFxiv spoilers if anyone cares


So I'm grabbing my lvl 50+ summoner skills now that I'm finally in Heavensward and some dude from the Imortal Flames shows up. Am I.... Am I suddenly not a fucking wanted criminal now? There was exactly no resolution to that and this guys just shows up hunting someother motherfucker as if I didn't flee his home city after being accused of killing their royal matriarch???

Like I know it would be super fucking weird for the game to just bar me from prancing around Ul'dah just because of a story ark, but its also really weird to think "hey, 5 seconds ago I was fleeing from two separate groups who were both convinced I commited high treason against everything my friends and I supposedly stood for" and now I'm chatting it up in a the crowded, public and heavily armed headquarters of one of those groups.

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@UnidentifiedBlog commented: "

Honestly it's so funny how some Job quests clash with MSQ happenings if you out-levelled the MSQ. Or when, in an ARR quest, they go "Yeah, but THAT THING isn't gonna happen, so" and then said thing happens in Stormblood, and you've already seen it happen (levelling alt jobs after playing through all expacs first is. A Ride.)

And yeh SMN is super fun :eyes:"

Nice to know its a reoccuring phenomenon. TBF, I got to level 55 in post ARR before even touching Heavensward, so the story might be fixed by then, but I still feel like its completely resonable to anticipate that disconnect for people completing ARR after the level cap is upped (which, maybe they did but figured they couldn't do much about it).

Also yeah, I'm really likeing Summoner so far :> Its been v kind to me. I'm told its one of the easier jobs, which is great while I'm getting used to just how the game functions. It allows me a lot of freedom to keep my ass alive while doing my mandatory new player fuck ups.



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under the cut for FFxiv spoilers if anyone cares


So I'm grabbing my lvl 50+ summoner skills now that I'm finally in Heavensward and some dude from the Imortal Flames shows up. Am I.... Am I suddenly not a fucking wanted criminal now? There was exactly no resolution to that and this guys just shows up hunting someother motherfucker as if I didn't flee his home city after being accused of killing their royal matriarch???

Like I know it would be super fucking weird for the game to just bar me from prancing around Ul'dah just because of a story ark, but its also really weird to think "hey, 5 seconds ago I was fleeing from two separate groups who were both convinced I commited high treason against everything my friends and I supposedly stood for" and now I'm chatting it up in a the crowded, public and heavily armed headquarters of one of those groups.


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Following the Hildibrand quest line for the first time be like: When will this man find clothes?

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The answer is "directly after having a post card lodged approximately an inch into his face". Glad they didn't beat around that bush.


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I see... destruction of clothing is a reoccuring trope, it seems.



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Following the Hildibrand quest line for the first time be like: When will this man find clothes?

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The answer is "directly after having a post card lodged approximately an inch into his face". Glad they didn't beat around that bush.



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Legit 50 minutes for The Praetorium alone. Christ on a stick.


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goropancakechi
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Me, trying to push through the last little bit of A Realm Reborn: This? This is the story they wanted to tell? Really?

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@UnidentifiedBlog commented: "ARR is. A thing yeah. Glad they re-worked it so you at least get through faster gndfkj
HW and up really IS much better though, everytime I make an alt and go back through ARR I'm like "ah. ah yes. This shit huh. okay let me just- *proceeds to get bored after 1 hour*""

Yeah, and its even more fucked that when patch 5.3 happened I was already level 45 or so, so I didn't even really get to see many of the changes.


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TBF they made the cutscenes unskippable because people were yelling and insulting new players for wanting to watch them and not just run ahead with them, so while yes it sucks a little, at least now I can do MSQ roulette or help friends through it without name calling so that's a good thing, at least. They are thinking of making it a solo instance though, which is honestly what they should have done from the very beginning.


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I had a feeling thats why they did it. But there is not a good compromise here. I'm going through this shit for the first time and realizing "oh god this is terrible". Im replying to you as I play through Praetorium. Its rediculous.

Also "#'Pray return to the walking sands' MINFILIA WE HAVE A PHONE-THINGY JUST CALL ME G O D"

FOR FUCKING REAL THO. AT LEAST PUT THE AETHERYTE OUTSIDE THE FUCKING HOUSE. JESUS. If you love me put it in the hideout for fucks sake why all this running. I dont even get my chocobo until like lvl30 or some shit.



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