3 Year Anniversary Thanks

Three years ago today, I relaunched the Spot of Mummery Tumblr as my FFXIV writing and interaction project. To all the friends and folks who have joined Amon and friends on their journey – thank you so much!

I say “relaunched” because the first time I tried creating a FFXIV RP Tumblr for Amon, it didn’t last. For whatever reason – the atmosphere of the RP community or just my lack of planning (maybe both) – I found it very difficult to introduce my story to the Tumblr folks.

I wrote a bit about that experience, and how I almost deleted Amon’s character in FFXIV here on the 1 year anniversary post and the 2 year anniversary post. Since I’ve already chatted about this in the past, I won’t belabor the topic this year!

Back in December, I decided to expand upon the foundation of the Spot of Mummery story and project. I created this WordPress blog, for one, and copied over much of the non-interactive content to it.

I also started to meet new folks on Twitter and develop the Spot of Mummery account there.

Having a WordPress blog allows me to work on sub-projects such as the Tea and Tomes Shop and the FFXIV RP Directory. I also want to blog about topics that have to with MMOs, creativity and RP in MMO games (specifically FFXIV).

I’m also working on revising and reposting Amon’s story – Spot of Mummery – both on the WordPress site and on the Royal Road website. Not to mention, Scylla and I are still writing upcoming content for the story!

It’s hard to believe that three years later, the tales about a silly Allagan Bard are still rolling along. Thank you again for each comment, ask, tweet, like, follow – If I can offer you a smile on your dash or stream in return, then I feel this has all been a success.

May there be much more Mummery to come!

June 15 – FFXIV RP Directory Update

The FFXIV RP Directory wants to add you!

Do you have a LFRP post? A character page? A RP event or location? A carrd? Do you want to share that with other folks? The FFXIV RP Directory wants to help!

Just fill out this really short Submission Form and I’ll get you listed as soon as possible!

New Directory Submissions

We’ve added a new server to the Directory this time around – representing Exodus!

Please let me welcome the newest friend of the Directory:

  • Solana Valerian – Exodus

So happy to have you and your server here! Thanks for your submission! 🙂

June 6 – FFXIV RP Directory Update

The FFXIV RP Directory wants to add you!

Do you have a LFRP post? A character page? A RP event or location? A carrd? Do you want to share that with other folks? The FFXIV RP Directory wants to help!

Just fill out this really short Submission Form and I’ll get you listed as soon as possible!

New Directory Submissions

We are so excited to have our first European submission this time around! I’ve created a new directory page for the Eurpoean data centers, and the first server to represent: Cerberus!

Please let me welcome the newest friends of the Directory:

  • The Advocate – Cerberus
  • Ayo’a Ibori – Coeurl

Thank you for your submissions!

Spot of Simmery- 5: Come On Over!

So, last time, Enio finally met Iva. They had a quick chat while she was working as the mixologist at the bar, and he managed to get her to agree to a selfie with him. 

In the meantime, he’s been making his living as a freelance programmer and fix-it guy, coding things when requested, and even releasing his first phone app – Allagan Rush! 

This actually earned him some *fame*, since I have the game pack which has the fame system included. Next step is to code a full video game! 

Well… maybe after he gets that blue screen taken care of. 

Enio has also been consistently inviting Iva over to his place. She always seems more than happy to stop by when he calls. 

They spend an eternity just sitting and talking. Seriously. I’ve not seen two Sims who can’t stop chatting it up with each other like they do. I doesn’t matter what either of them is up to, they’re always talking. 

This is good, though. Since the tiny house perk is that relationships build faster than normal, these two become pretty close fairly quickly. Even when other friends are over visiting, Enio and Iva can’t be separated. 

And that’s when the first romantic gestures begin creeping into their interactions. 

Well, now. I think this just might be going somewhere. 

Enio, why not make your guests something tasty to keep them hanging around a bit longer? 

{- Spot of Simmery- 4: There She Is! ❤ || Spot of Simmery- 6: Kiss the Chef -}

(Spot of Simmery Archive)

Spot of Simmery- 4: There She Is! ❤

I’d been sending Enio out to parties and festivals and cons all in hopes of catching a glimpse of Iva so that they could meet for the first time. I had zero luck as Spring moved into Summer. 

So, Enio was invited to some other festival – I think it was the Romance Festival (hard to remember). I scanned over the Sims who loaded in with him on the lot, and didn’t see Iva. Well, no luck again. 

Or so I thought. 

Not even a few minutes into arriving, Iva’s face suddenly pops up in Enio’s action bar! I was super excited – he’d found her (somehow) and was initiating a first meeting on his own! 

I hover over the icon and see “Order Drink.” 

What? 

So I follow Enio and sure enough, Iva was working as the Mixologist in the city

Since I hadn’t played her character yet, the game had assigned her a Townie job, which was why I’d never seen her out and about – she was always at work during the day! 

So I let Enio order his drink and I had him start chatting with her to break the ice. Just play it cool, man. 

I’d not played Iva at all yet, so I had no idea how her character would respond. She ended up being quite outgoing and friendly, and the two of them started talking non-stop. 

This… is actually something that carries forward throughout the development of their relationship – these two simply can’t shut up when they’re together. Fitting for Amon’s parents. 

Anyhow, they established a pretty solid start to their friendship, and I wanted to commemorate the meeting, so I had them take a selfie. 

And… wait a sec…

Photobombed by a gnome! Well, that’s a fine start to this relationship, I suppose. 

{{- Spot of Simmery- 3: Blast Off! || Spot of Simmery- 5: Come On Over! -}}

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FFXIV: Fender Final Fantasy XIV Stratocaster

I don’t think I’ve ever played an MMO that had its own guitar created just for it. But this is the real deal!

However, if you can’t afford the official FFXIV Fender Stratocaster guitar in real life (priced at $3,499.99 USD)…

IRL Stratocaster

You can opt to have it in game in two different ways!

First, you can purchase your own Aetherolectric Guitar furnishing for your personal home from the Gold Saucer for 3,000 MPG. That’s just a little cheaper than picking it up IRL, you think?

Second, Bards who have the performance skill can opt to play a replica of the guitar – complete with different sound modes – just like any other instrument in the game.

Whichever way you decide to interact with this unique instrument, I hope you enjoy it!

May 24 – FFXIV RP Directory Update

The FFXIV RP Directory wants to add you!

Do you have a LFRP post? A character page? A RP event or location? A carrd? Do you want to share that with other folks? The FFXIV RP Directory wants to help!

Just fill out this really short Submission Form and I’ll get you listed as soon as possible!

New Directory Submissions

Please let me welcome the newest friends of the Directory:

  • Setoto Seto (Mateus)
  • Saeta Lemiscus (Zalera)

Thank you for your submissions – it’s great to meet you!

May 21 – FFXIV RP Directory Updates

The FFXIV RP Directory wants to add you!

Do you have a LFRP post? A character page? A RP event or location? A carrd? Do you want to share that with other folks? The FFXIV RP Directory wants to help!

Just fill out this really short Submission Form and I’ll get you listed as soon as possible!

New Directory Submissions

Please let me welcome the newest friends of the Directory:

  • Eirja Silfjallr (Balmung)
  • Esredes Rosemond (Mateus)
  • S’aeil Akaruta (Zalera)

Stop by and check out these awesome character profiles! Thanks so much for your submissions!

May 19 – FFXIV RP Directory Updates

The FFXIV RP Directory wants to add you!

Do you have a LFRP thread? A character page? A carrd? Do you want to share that with other folks? The FFXIV RP Directory wants to help!

Just fill out this really short Submission Form and I’ll get you listed as soon as possible!

Today we just have a small update since I figure most of us were pretty busy over the FanFest weekend!

New Directory Submissions

Please let me welcome the newest friend of the Directory:

  • Meiko Mochikoko (Malboro)

Also, I updated the following character link to point to a new spiffy carrd profile page at the request of the author!

  • W’seru Ihsir (Balmung)

Thank you so much for your submissions!