July 2018

ARR Complete!

Posted on: July 1, 2018

So after what feels like sooooo many hours, I finally powered Amon through to the end of the ARR 2.0 story. 

I’d forgotten how dismal a solo DPS queue could be. It was still a shock to the system when I languished in the Castrum duty finder. Seriously. No one wants to do it. 

What was even worse was at about 20 mins, we got 2 tanks and 1 healer… and they all mysteriously vanished after waiting about 6 mins in. It finally, finally popped, just as I was losing hope. 

Now it’s time to do more important things... like unlocking Syrcus Tower and running it a million times for proper glamour.

Conflict of Interest

Posted on: July 2, 2018

“I do believe this is a slight conflict of interest, friend.” 

So the game I’m playing now is: 

How many times will I have to run Syrcus Tower to get a full Amon glamour? I’ll settle for the hat..? 

Pants Get!

Posted on: July 4, 2018

Syrcus Tower Run #3 - Pants Get! 

First Bard drop since I’ve stared farming glamour. 

Boots Drop!

Posted on: July 4, 2018

And on the 6th run, drop-eth the boots!

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ~One Day My Loot Will Droooop~ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Posted on: July 6, 2018

Farming ST for Amon’s outfit as glamour. Current status - yes, I’m documenting this for “fun.”

Total Runs So Far - 13

  • 3rd Run - Pants
  • 6th Run - Boots 
  • 8th Run - Sash*
  • 10th Run - Boots & Pants drop again XD
  • 11th Run - Pants Again
  • 12th Run - Pants Again ;-;
  • 13th Run - Pants AGAIN?

*I know the Sash doesn’t show, but I took it to be a completionist! 

Amon’s Hat!!

Posted on: July 6, 2018

It took me 15 runs, but I finally got THE hat! That 23 min queue wait was worth it. I also got the sleeves on the run before… so all I need left is the coat and I can finally stop farming for glamour! XD 

The sleeves look really funky without the coat, so I didn’t glamour them into this set yet. But… soon… I hope

Tale of Two Amons

Posted on: July 7, 2018

Still farming ST for my last glamour drop, that drops, ironically, from Amon. The last fight with Amon, while it didn’t earn my drop, did have an interesting moment. 

-During the Pre-Curtain Call Phase-

Oh dear. It seems no one told him it’s rude to turn your other-self into a block of ice. 

((I am the ice.)) 

Come shelter behind me, friends! I shall protect you from… myself? 

Oh… wait… there seems to have been a relocation. Perhaps this is not the best place to shelter after all. 

((Even behind the ice, if Amon is too close, Curtain Call can wipe you.))

*Great concern rising!!* 

-Tank LB!- :D 

((I don’t know if that’s what saved us, but we survived, somehow. And the coat did not drop. The End.)) 

Amon’s Set from Syrcus Tower Complete!

Posted on: July 8, 2018

After 23 runs of Syrcus Tower, the last piece I needed for the full Amon set – the coat – finally dropped. As much as I enjoy ST, I’m happy I don’t have to run it for glamour anymore! 

I want to send a shout out to my best buddy, Zeb, who joined me from time to time on this crazy farming thing. This final run, I had Zeb along, and that must have been good luck!

While Amon won’t be wearing anything like this for a while in the story I’m writing, it’s been my goal for a very long time to get an “official” Amon outfit for him. 

When I finally saw the coat drop on this final run, my hands were shaking from excitement. There was a machinist in the party with me who could Need on it, too, so it wasn’t a done deal. But rolling an 88 had a pretty good chance in getting the drop… and it did! 

Now it’s time to take a break! 

Amon is Too Tall

Posted on: July 11, 2018

Playing through MSQ with Amon often reminds me how ridiculously tall he is. And how ridiculous in general. XD 

I still think he has a secret crush on Kan-E-Senna, though. Shhh! Just don’t tell anyone!

Just a Smidge

Posted on: July 13, 2018

Just a smidgen embarrassing. 

Lay Low

Posted on: July 14, 2018

Amon: But I’ve been trying to lay low! … …What do you mean “It’s the outfit”? 


New Gear

Posted on: July 14, 2018

So after a certain run-in with an adventurer, I decided it might be best to focus my efforts on blending in a bit more. I decided it best to study the gear Gridanian archers choose to wear… since I am passing myself as an archer-bard of sorts, and I spend much time in Gridania.  

To make the long short, I discovered a rather functional set of replica Allagan  gear… which while not exactly matching quality of the original, makes for a comfortable fit and a fine disguise. 

It also has a magnificent mask. But, that’s besides the point.

((That hair clipping, though! ;_; )) 

It's Complicated

Posted on: July 15, 2018

Something tells me that Amon and Midgardsormr probably spend every conversation trying to out-snark each other.

…It’s complicated. 

Just Arrived

Posted on: July 16, 2018

A weird fellow just arrived in Ishgard tonight… 

Amon Always Did What He Wanted

Posted on: July 18, 2018

I’d forgotten about those funny videos from years back where Amon would activate before he should have, walk across the boss line and attack the party before they got in the room. I’ve never seen it happen personally, but I would have loved to!

Things Amon Actually Says

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Back in the day of Syrcus Tower, raid bosses didn’t have the cool voiced over lines that they do now. Despite that, Amon does chat with his “audience” all through the fight. It’s just hard to see because he’s so darn tall. Here’s the things Amon says as you fight him.

Blending In...

Posted on: July 19, 2018

Am I doing it right?

Fixed That For You

Posted on: July 20, 2018

Amon making minor, secret changes to improve the equations on the board at the Alchemist Guild.

Lost in Thought

Posted on: July 21, 2018

Throwback Time!

Posted on: July 23, 2018


Stubborn Gate

Posted on: July 23, 2018

The feels when even Ishgard won’t let you back in. 

They didn’t realize Amon had already attuned in the city. ;)

(I’m sure I just haven’t gone far enough in the story, but it was pretty funny when Amon rides up and the gate won’t open, even with the zone line right there!)

You Obtain Nothing

Posted on: July 23, 2018


Posted on: July 24, 2018

Taking a class on Eorzean cooking tonight! I feel accomplished! ~♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Koh better appreciate that she won’t have to keep shelling out for my supper. Light knows I have a big enough appetite. 


Posted on: July 26, 2018

Got ST for Alliance Roulette tonight. Noticed that Amon face plants when he’s defeated. Typical Amon.

Expectation vs. Reality

Posted on: July 26, 2018

Elezen in Screenshots: Beautiful. Graceful. Dainty. Ethereal.

Elezen in Motion: What




Posted on: July 26, 2018

I’m flyiiiiiiiiiiing! And it’s quite fantastic! ~ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Throw Wide the Gate!

Posted on: July 27, 2018

Upon obtaining the ability to fly last night, I returned to the gate in Falcon’s Nest that has so rudely remained closed to me. I did this with every intention to throw mockery upon said gate, now that I can fly over it.

However, when I arrived, I found the gate wide open! These Ishgardians are perplexingly inconsistent. Or maybe they just finally realized it’s folly to resist. 

That Rascal Under the Mask

Posted on: July 28, 2018

Amon won’t be happy with me posting these, but tonight I was playing around in /gpose and came away with a few interesting pictures of him without his mask. 

And Amon trying to look intimidating…

New Recruit

Posted on: July 29, 2018

It’s fair to say that someone with the Echo could very likely pick up on Amon’s memories and deduce his identity. The Echo in general is something he’s fairly paranoid about. If you’re a WoL or Echo-blessed (and he knows about it), he’s going to stay well clear of you. 

This exchange above was completely unplanned. I was like… “Oh, cute Lalafell recruit! Sure, sign her up!” 

And then when I went to check on what Amon’s squad was up to, I saw that expression on her face. Immediately, I thought, “Uh oh. What did Amon do?” 

Though, the most frightening thing is the fact that someone gave Amon a squad to command, honestly. What are the Adders thinking? 

Diagnostic Module

Posted on: July 29, 2018

Finally got a Diagnostic Module for my apartment. Quite excited! ~ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Needs a few mods, however. I’ll worry about that tomorrow.

Causal Amon Glamour

Posted on: July 30, 2018

Amon’s new casual wear. I’ve been wanting to put something together that wasn’t Allagan Archer or Fancy Bard. I knew I was going with the suspenders for him.

Anyhow, upgraded his crafting and gathering gear tonight and the new sets were so awful, I had to drop everything and put together a glamour. I might tweak it some later. But for now, anything is better than that crafting/gathering gear! Ugh! 

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