FFXIV: Role Play – Signing an Autograph for President Obama

So, tonight, I’m just barding in Gridania and helping folks give gifts to the sprouts on Mateus. When all the sudden, I see a group of folks in suits headed our way.

When in performance mode, you can’t see names, so it took me a moment – and looking at chat – to realize that this was President Obama and his body guards.

What happened after that, I display in below chat. I did clip out other folks and their text to be polite – there were a lot of people there, interactions and and fistbumps exchanged with the President.

FFXIV: The Wombo.ai Collection

For months, I’ve been using the app called Wombo.ai to create silly short music videos of Amon and friends using FFXIV screenshots. This app takes a still picture and animates it, giving it the appearance of performing and singing.

Granted, the quality of the video is generally low and the app doesn’t always know what to do with certain parts of the screenshot like long hair and elf ears. But it’s a fun little thing to play with. I’ve posted several of these on social media, so here’s a compilation of what I’ve done in the past from my Twitter account.

At first, it was just Amon.

But then I added Scylla for female vocals.

And then cousin Tad joined in as well.

Wombo eventually released combos which allowed two characters duets. The possibilities became endless.

Does Akinator Know Amon?

It’s been a long time since I’ve run across Akinator – a website that plays 20 (or more) questions with you in order to guess the fictional character you have in mind.

It’s a fun little time waster… but the real question for me was: Does Akinator know who Amon is?

Let’s find out!

So, I went through a number of basic questions, just as you always do when you start out. I thought maybe it was on to me when it started asking…

But the first guess it made was wildly off base.

Okay, nope. I keep going.

Ah… now it’s asking some questions closer to home…

And so the next couple of guesses were much closer, but not quite.

In the end, it turns out that Akinator has never heard of Amon before (no surprise there). It finally asked me to pick from a list of characters, none of which were the right Amon. And finally, I was able to enter the correct answer – though I don’t know if Akinator will take it as a submission to add it to the possible list of answers.

Either way, Amon has defeated Akinator!

I Call This Look…

“…Druid Amon!”

This look lasted all of one dungeon as I got Amon to 16 on Conjurer last night, took him through one leveling roulette (healed my first dungeon in forever – Sastasha, yay!), and ended up level 20 by the end of it. Dang does it dump the experience on low level jobs now days!