FFXIV: Amon Dabbles in Raids

Posts Originally From: December 24, 2018 – February 9, 2019

I never originally created Amon to be a raiding character, but he still ended up doing alliance raids, Omega raids and farming ponies.

Rabanastre

Scylla twisted my arm and I unlocked Raba for Amon tonight.

He only did it to gain entry to the Prima Vista, of course. Now to get hired on as one of the cast! 

Fine Fellows

“Let me introduce you to a couple of fine fellows!”

Never intended on taking Amon into Omega raids, but he needs a better weapon to raise his ilvl. Not to mention they put the Level Checker housing item in!

Monitor

“Spoils of the raid! Got this spiffy new monitor for my lab!”

Rolled a 99 on the Exdeath minion on the first run – it was meant to be! 

Kefka

Luck has been on Amon’s side with minion rolls in Omega so far. He’s gotten both of them on the first try. Also got all of the Crystalloids he needs for his new weapon. Just need to scrounge up a bit more Mendacity.

Prima Vista

“I assisted the crew of the Prima Vista with unraveling their predicament… and was rewarded by a bit of dramatic brilliance in the end! Those children seem to have a bright future!

“I heard tell that the ship is remaining in Kugane for the near future, and is even hiring. Perhaps Jenomis will consider my application – do you think?”

Pony

Someone started collecting ponies for the very first time tonight! Only two left to go. 

Flame Pony Get!

Just one left to go. I like this one for Amon just as much as the lightning pony! 

Housecoat

Amon got the housecoat caster drop from the Monastery tonight.

Kirin Get!

All ponies collected!

Alpha

Amon has a new friend! Yes… I’m slow in finishing Alphascape. But hey, I did it! One of my favorite endings to a raid so far! 

Got a New Shirt

What do you think? 

New Friend

“I made another new friend today… well, at least I think it’s a friend.”

FFXIV: Celebrating the 2019 New Year

Posts Originally From: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Amon and Scylla ring in the 2019 New Year and celebrate a certain Allagan’s Nameday!

Tomorrow…

I was going through and updating all my FFXIV character cards for the end of the year, when I realized that tomorrow is not only the last day of the year… 

Tomorrow is a certain crazy bard’s nameday! 🙂

It almost slipped past me – Amon would have been sulky if I’d forgotten.

Surprise Nameday Lunch!

“I noticed something odd when I arrived this morning… Scylla was training her culinary skills!” ((And Scylla does not craft, so that’s a pretty big deal.)) 

“I soon discovered the reason for this – she’d prepared a Nameday lunch for me! And, naturally, she didn’t forget the salad.”

“Not only that, but a grand Nameday cake adorned the table, and she gifted me the most curious Magitek Avenger F1 minion! I am beside myself – thank you! 

“Not to mention, the cake is sublime.”

“…And it’s been a while since I’ve seen Scylla wear her hair without a braid. Also curious!” 

Year Begin/End Photo: Amon

January  2018: 

I wasn’t actually playing Amon in January – I’d created him back in 2017, but didn’t do much with him until summer 2018. But this is what he looked like, long before he got his hat and glamours. I didn’t change him physically, though I’ve pondered changing his hair a few times… 

December 2018: 

Yep. Same goofy bard. Different hat. Makes all the difference, doesn’t it? Actually, he’s developed quite a bit since I took the leap and decided to revisit him as a character. Very glad that I tried! 

Anyhow, 2018 has been an adventure for me in role play and dusting off my writing skills for this blog. I’m so happy to have met you all, and I hope we have lots more fun to look forward to! 

Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the new year! Make it spiffy, friends! 

Ringing in the New Year

A couple of silly Allagans ringing in the new year! 

Math

Getting all your maths right in the new year: a good start!

New Year

A pleasant event to mark the beginning of a new year. 

Piggie Hats

“Piggie hats obtained! I think I like this holiday!”

FFXIV: How to Make a FFXIV Character Card

Make your own character card using this website!

You might have seen other players create a card for their FFXIV character and wonder where they got it from. This card includes information such as the FFXIV jobs you’ve leveled, when you generally play, and your in-game interests.

You can use this card to share character information on Discord, on Twitter, as a forum signature, or on a website or blog.

Example of my main character’s card

Cards are easy to make. All you need is a good screenshot of your character and your character’s Lodestone number.

If you’re not familiar with the Lodestone, this is FFXIV’s information website. It includes every character, free company and linkshell that exists, including yours. Each character is assigned an individual number that the Lodestone uses to identify them.

As an example, here is Amon’s Lodestone page. As you can see, it’s full of lots of useful information! You can view things like your retainer inventory, achievements, mounts, minions and more. So once you find your Lodestone page, be sure to bookmark it!

If you don’t know how to find your character’s Lodestone page, simply go to the Lodestone character search, then search for your character by name and server. Note, this is the Lodestone for NA players. EU and JP players have a different Lodestone.

The number that the card maker needs is at the end of the URL on your character’s Lodestone page. This provides the card maker with your character’s basic information.

Now that you have the number, enter it into the card maker’s form, then upload the screenshot you’d like to use. From there, you’ll be given lots of options to pick from. Note that you can drag and resize your screenshot in the card, as well.

Once you’ve got your card to your liking, click Download.

You’ll probably want to rename your image, but your FFXIV character card is now complete! Have fun!

FFXIV: Starlight 2018 Celebrations

Posts Originally From: November 23 – December 26, 2018

Amon and Scylla enjoy their first Starlight in Eorzea!

‘Tis the Season?

“Aye, I do believe it ‘tis!”

Dream Hat

“Scylla is often too serious… BUT. When I gifted her a Dream Hat, she did wear it!”

Starlight Fun

Allagans are having some Starlight fun! 

This event was practically made for Amon – the achievement is even called Curtain Call!

Decorating the Apartment!

Putting up some holiday decor in the apartment!

Starlight. Starbright.

Decorating the FC house for the season!

Starlight Eve

Happy Starlight Eve to all! 

Top: Scylla tells Amon to “Talk to the Hand!”

Bottom: Choir girls Koh and Scylla

Starlight Wishes

“Hoping that on this Starlight, you get to spend it with someone that you… uh… can mostly tolerate. 

“…To a point. 

“…Until the snark starts to fly. 

“…Er… Happy Starlight!”

FFXIV: Further Misadventures with Scylla

Posts Originally From: October 21 – November 30, 2018

More antics between Amon and Scylla…

Target to Ignore

Scylla makes her thoughts on Amon known.

BAD…

Scylla makes her thoughts on Amon further known. 

Amon turns it around.

Nice Friend

Amon is such a nice friend that he helped Scylla get through her final battles to complete 4.0.

Syrcus Tower Run

Every now and then, folks in our Syrcus Tower parties realize we’re there. This was one of those days.

B – A – D

“Yes, I agree!”

Larkin’

“Just larkin’ around. Why you always gotta look so serious, Scylla?” 

Scylla’s Robe of Healing

Last night, Scylla won Scylla’s Robe of Healing.

I’m not sure why she’s so unhappy about wearing it, though! It matches her hat!

Mr. Bubbles

Amon’s new little pet goldfish – Mr. Bubbles. It was one of those fish you win at a fall festival game of skill, gifted to him by Scylla. XD 

He’s also collecting various miniature toys for his lab. He just got the Invincible II model tonight! 

FFXIV: Endwalker Benchmark – Male Viera Character Creator

So not only does the Endwalker benchmark let you test your PC’s mettle against what Endwaker has to bring, but it also gives you the first look at the male Viera race! I know that Twitter was awash with bunny guys today, and I tried my hand at it a bit myself!

While I’d not fantasia Amon into a Viera (can’t wear Amon’s Hat!), I did imagine what he’d look like if I made him one!

The actual Viera I’m considering making is Fljot Radljost. I currently have a female Viera by this name, but I actually prefer a lot of male designs more. So I’ll be making the switch come Endwalker.

I see a lot of folks making young and cute bunny boys, so I’m going for an older Viera (they all look young, but lore says they’re a very long lived race). Think dad jokes.

FFXIV: Endwalker Benchmark – Paladin Amon & Score

I had to laugh a little since the Endwalker Benchmark makes everyone into a Paladin… which is really not a job I see Amon taking up in this lifetime. Still, he plays the part well!

If you’re so inclined, there’s a screenshot campaign contest you can enter!

Overall, my benchmark score was pretty good, especially considering I was snapping pics and trying to frantically dump them into a photo editor for later.

FFXIV: A Wild Scylla Appears

Posts Originally From: August 31 – October 10, 2018

When my IRL best friend decides to roll a Scylla character for the fun of writing a rival to Amon…

The Meeting

“Hello… excuse me. You look familiar….”

“Aren’t you… no… NO!

The fun begins. My RP buddy finally rolls a character and joins the fray!

Amon… What Are You Wearing?

Hold on! Is that…

Scylla?

Scylla’s first run through Syrcus Tower – the hat dropped for them both. She seems less than thrilled, however.

99 Percentile in Life

(Random chat RP between myself and Scylla)

Scylla: I’m going to Ishgard. I’m on your trail, Amon.

Amon: Have fun. A lot of snow there.

Scylla: How did you get earmuffs… that fit those… nevermind.

Amon: Excuse me? It’s a nation of Elezen. It wasn’t that hard.

Scylla: Your ears are unusually big for an Elezen’s ear.

Amon: Have you done the research to back that up with data? Did you go about Ishgard and measure the length of ear of the other Elezen there?

Scylla: Actually, yes… I was looking for some reason to make fun of you, and it turns out that your ears exceed the 99 percentile ear-to-face ratio of your race.

Amon: Let me see that.

Scylla: *lets him see her Tomephone*

Amon: *eyebrows lift as he scans the data* Well… I suppose I can be happy to be in the 99 percentile of something in life. *beams a wide grin*

Scylla: It’s the inverse for head to ear size. Big ears… small brain.

Amon: *frowns*

Scylla: *big grin*

-To Be Continued, I’m Sure-

Scylla Visits

Scylla came over to Amon’s apartment to take some screens specifically for the short RP I posted earlier today. These are some bigger versions of a few of those shots I took. 

Scylla may pick at Amon quite a bit, but he’s amused that she’s so short that he can sit on the ground and be almost at eye level with her while she’s in a chair. 

Hopefully we can start working on some of our collaborative RP story line this weekend! We’ll see how it goes!

Dusk Vigil

Amon assisting Scylla with an unsynced Dusk Vigil. She always looks so serious.  

Fractal Continuum

Amon and Scylla enter the Fractal Continuum.

Scylla’s Room

I was surprised that Scylla bought a room in the FC house and actually decorated it in order to give us a space to RP for the current “Confrontation” segment we’re writing. Usually, she doesn’t do much in the way of housing and decor, so this is a big move into fluffs-ville for her.

She quickly learned that Scylla was so short that she needed to be standing on the table in order to properly /slap Amon. So a series of silly screen shots took place. 

…Including Gilly getting aggressive at Amon.

FFXIV: Endwalker Benchmark

-Click to download the Benchmark program here!-

While you’re installing, enjoy this trailer – can you pick out all the new job skills?

Yoshi-P has confirmed that male Viera character creation is part of this benchmark. So you’ll get to pre-create your Viera before the expansion launches (I’m liking some of those hair choices, personally).

He also confirmed that the bar has been set higher for this benchmark – to get a high grade you’ll need to score more points this time around. This makes a bit of sense due to the fact that PS3 has been dropped, so those limitations are off! (Joking… 🙂 )