As always, if you have a character profile, location or event you want to add, just fill out this short form and I’ll review and add you to your proper server page!
New Primal Server RP Resource
Today, I have a wonderful surprise!
I was contacted by Edda of White who is the owner and curator of Edda’s Housing/Venue Encyclopedia for Primal – an extremely valuable RP resource for the Primal Data Center. While I don’t feel comfortable just adding entries to the Directory without the owners sending a Submission (I take that as giving permission to use the information), was was overjoyed to have Edda’s permission to link to this resource in the NA Data Center section of the Directory!
If you’re listed in Edda’s resource, you’re more than welcome to Submit here, too! Also know that I’m absolutely happy to link to existing resources like this one to share them around. Anything to help people find each other more easily!
New Directory Submissions
Please let me welcome the newest friends of the Directory:
It’s also my honor to add one additional well-known event:
Thank you all so much for your submissions and for all the work you’ve put into your profiles and pages!
Again, the Directory is open for new submissions from here on out. We accept RPers of all sorts – new and veteran, casual and hardcore – anyone with hopes to get their profile/page out there and connect with others is welcome here!
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Thanks to everyone who responded to the first submission request I sent out yesterday. Because of you, I was able to sit down and work on an overall flow and layout for the initial pass of the Directory pages.
A shoutout to:
These servers were the first to represent!
So happy to have our friends on Aether and Primal show up, and hope to meet more of you!
In reviewing all the submissions, I was really overwhelmed by the amount of love and creativity everyone put into their profiles and info pages. These are all top-notch examples of what I hope to share in the Directory as it grows!
Sending a welcome to….
Our first friends to send in character profiles!
Also a big thanks to the following RP Locations – our first listed!
The Cracked Cluster
The Shepherd’s Rest
And finally, our very first RP event submission, as well!
NightRaid Bounty Call
Thank you once again for everyone who has helped me create the foundation of this Directory with your submissions.
Submissions are officially open from here on out and I will be adding more profiles/locations/events as I receive them. If you have something to add – multiple character profiles accepted! – please take a moment to fill out this short form and I would love to include you in the Directory!
Also, if you see an error in your submission, please let me know (you can leave a comment here if that’s easiest), and I’ll fix it right away!
Final Fantasy XIV has hosted several Moogle Treasure Trove events over the past couple years, but this is the first one that centers around the virtual Fan Festival that’s taking place May 15 and May 16, 2021.
Starting May 14, a new set of Moogle Tomes – Irregular Tomes of Pageantry – can be earned by running specific content. In fact, this is the widest array of content that has ever awarded tomes in one of these events!
Every raid in the Alliance Raid series provides tomes, as well as every raid in the normal raid series. A couple trials and PVP are also included. And, of course, the infamous Castrum and Praetorium runs – though the interesting thing about these two are that the number of tomes rewarded for each has been doubled.
What’s even more interesting is the variety of items you can earn this time around. There’s only a couple mounts available that haven’t been featured in a Treasure Trove yet. However, of real interest are hard to get hairstyles and emotes! If you love Dancing Mad, all of the musical movements are available.
Also for the first time ever, you can also pick up full sets of gear, I’m assuming for glamour purposes. If housing is your thing, this event provides a variety of furniture, which is new to the Treasure Trove event, as well.
It looks like there’s something for everyone this run. With double drop rates from Praetorium and every Alliance Raid giving something, even if all you did was a few of these, you should be able to pick up rewards fairly easily.
I’ve been exploring the Second Life Fantasy Faire this week and ran across a wonderful maker of men’s wear that is just about perfect for Amon’s style. I’ve been looking and looking for good fashion for Amon for quite a while, but it’s not always easy to find stuff for male avatars in Second Life.
So when I found this, I went all out and picked up several pieces for a new outfit – including gloves and even new glasses!
I also made some tweaks to his head/face shape and a bit to his body shape as well in the middle of all this. It’s been a while since I tried to tweak his face in particular, and I like the small changes I’ve made to it at this point.
Tonight, when I was exploring the Faire some more, I ran across a nice eye shop and picked him up a new set of eyes. These were surprisingly nice Bakes on Mesh which means I could do away with the two mesh eyes I’ve been using and one alpha layer. Less complexity is better! And I think they look pretty sharp. I got the previous eyes for free and while they were nice and more realistic, they were never quite orange enough for me!
I’m pretty pleased with this avatar for the time being. I can’t see myself needing much more other than a big fancy hat if I can find one. But I think that might be overkill in the long run. He’s going to look odd enough fishing out on the docks in this getup! 🙂
Amon’s brought a bit of the Crystal Tower to Shirogane with his newly redesigned lab. The Observation Station even has more privacy now! Woot! ((Really, it’s looking less a lab now days and more of a nerd hangout….))
Anyhow! If you want to stop by on Mateus, there’s a guestbook there for visitors! Feel free to pop in and take screens if you like what you see!
On Sunday, Scylla, I and a few friends attended an art party hosted by the FC Baha Blast! We had a great time dancing and playing in the lovely egg ball pit they had set up. It was a good ending to a pretty social weekend for us, and I hope to continue to visit events and art parties like this more often in the future.
[Spoilers for Firmament quests – go do them, they’re wholesome!]
While I don’t typically busk around the Ishgard areas (the cold weather is hard on fiddles!), I did spend some time helping out during the Firmament restoration. Enough so that I was given a Beatus title with the folks there.
Someone must have caught wind that I’m also a bard, because I was invited to perform along with the Holy See’s music troupe. On piano!
Well… piano isn’t my forte, but a few practice sessions and I had the hang of it. Or at least, enough of a hang that I could play the chosen song.
((Author’s Note: Seriously SE, this is not how practice works!))
And what a performance it was!
The crowd seemed to adore it, as well! Take a bow, everyone!