Posted a bit late for last week’s FFXIV.SS, because last week was a bit of a chaos for me.
Category: FFXIV Online
FFXIV.SS is short for “FFXIV Screenshots” and it’s a mini personal project that I just started.
I noticed that I have been taking a lot of screenshots but not sharing them much. Partly I wasn’t sure which platform I wanted to share them to, consistently. Then I remembered, I could just post them here and post links to social media instead. 😀
So basically, I’ll try to share at least one screenshot a week that is taken in FFXIV. That’s it. I don’t want to set any requirements or limitations, just 1 screenshot a week. It can be a screenshot taken years ago or a minute ago, can be edited for dramatic effect or completely unedited, can be a series of screenshots or just a single one, anything goes. No scheduled date or time. I can share more than once a week if I feel like it too.
These posts will be tagged with FFXIV.SS. I’ll see if I can make a gallery out of them somehow but that’s for later down the future.
Contains major spoiler for FFXIV Shadowbringers Lv79 plot, expand to read at your own risk.
With the Heavensward expansion coming soon, I’ve been switching to use the officially released wallpapers. When the ones with the concept art of the three new jobs “Dark Knight”, “Astrologian” and “Machinist” were released, I was disappointed to find that they had a nice plain almost white background because I can’t stand bright backgrounds. 🙁
So I made my own modification to the Astrologian wallpaper, since it’s the one job I want to try the most.
I could have gone with a simple one color background to just make it darker, but I remember downloading a nice background that I found some time ago. So I combined the two.
The stars in the background are pretty fitting, aren’t they? And here’s the result!
While it is not the most balanced of pieces, I don’t think I did too badly for my purpose. Oh, the super dark bottom edge is deliberate, because my Windows Taskbar has transparency and any words showing through the tabs always disorientates me.
If you like any of the above, click on the images to get the original 1920×1080 wallpapers. 🙂
Did you know? If you take the Airship from Gridania or Limsa Lominsa (*update* or Ishgard too) to Gold Saucer, then take the Airship from Gold Saucer to Ul’dah, not a single gil will be spent?
I was so happy when I discovered it since I’m the sort who prefers to spend as little money as possible on travelling. And I visit the Gold Saucer everyday anyway to buy the Mini Cactpot Ticket, or play a few rounds of Triple Triad on weeks when the Tournament is ongoing, so it’s like a free airship ride with a quick transit stop at the fancy casino. 😀
Written as a reminder to self, to get the Tiny Rat minion, I have to complete the FATE named “Attack on Highbridge: Act III”, then purchase from the NPC “Chachamun” at Eastern Thanalan x22 y21.
PS. I added the bit of code needed to make certain FFXIV links show tooltip from The Lodestone! Yay for mouseover magic!
*Update 1* I got the minion! But not without trying to pull my hair off. Apparently, the FATE “Attack on Highbridge: Act III” is the fourth part of a chain of FATEs, starting with “Attack on Highbridge: Prelude”. Some kind fellow has written in detail about this, so send some love his way.
*Update 2* I checked back at the NPC to try buy another of the minion and Chachamun doesn’t want to sell it to me anymore! Boo! It seems there is a reset of some kind.
One of my sisters reported the same thing then proceeded to do the whole FATE chain again. The result is that Chachamun is now selling the Tiny Rats to her again, and she sent 5 rats to my mail so we won’t have to go through the FATEs again… *eyes our FC house’s mailbox suspiciously for squeaking sounds*
Ran into this player who has the whole Yda getup twice, and both times, she was in Gold Saucer!
If only there’s a Papalymo with her…