Sunday, March 12, 2017

Final Fantasy Christmas Gifts 2016

I usually give out gifts every year to my friends in Final Fantasy. This year, it is something small and fragile.

Ideally, I wanted to distribute them in a gathering to save myself the hassle of delivering them individually but couldn't organize one when everyone would be free so individual deliveries it is! XD

I'm so happy that my friends received them and even happier that some of them posted it on their walls :)

My first attempt at making the frosted glasses was a week before December. I was an amateur so it didn't come out good. What came out of it was terribad and I didn't want to give it to anyone for Christmas so I decided to have it done professionally.

I had a template for the Eorzea Meteor as a design but it doesn't look nice on the frosted glass. The glass maker asked me if I had anything else on me that he could use and I had this moogle art from deviantart saved in my flash drive. He did a trial on one of them and it came out nice so he made the rest of it using that design.

Took a week before I could pick them all up and a whole month and a half to deliver them ^_^

Picture from Sol's post :)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

[WoW] Back in Legion

It's been 5 years since I hung my Horde flag and left World of Warcraft and thanks to some good and really persuasive and supportive friends, I am now back in Azeroth and loving it.

The moment I saw the login screen, I remembered how awesome it was to play this game back in 2007- 2008. It felt so epic to see Dark portal in the login screen and I relished every moment of it.

Everything from the login screen sounds to the loading screen, sent me to an abyss of nostalgia. It's like a miasma of Blizzard awesomeness engulfing me and in it, I got lost.

I could almost imagine the smell of Orgrimmar especially now that there is a new Warchief :3

I logged on to some old toons but it felt so different. There were so many class changes since I was gone that I felt overwhelmed. So I decided to level a new character and start over.

With heirlooms, it's not too bad since I manage to level at least 20 levels a day. (And it could be faster if you're not as lazy :P)

I'm surprised to find the guild I am in, there are so many players online most of the time. Around 30-40 on peak hours. Whoever said that this game is dead will probably want to take it back... (that includes me)

I have yet to explore Legion areas but I'll probably post some info once I get there and share stuff to returning players :)

30 Days of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Day 09: Most enjoyed Beast Tribe.

I never thought I'd continue this. I guess I was just waiting for the right answer to this question.

The first few beast tribes were okay but they have little quirks that didn't quite seem to appeal to me. Sylphs had tons of annoying quests that require you to carry things far in the map and stay out of combat, Amaal'ja's desert quests didn't appeal to me either. Especially the fate ones. Sahagin is okay for me, but the small space can get a bit irritating when you wanna move around. Gnats creep me out cause they remind me of insects and Vanu Vanu... well they have a nice dance but nothing else that appeals to me.

The answer to this challenge is definitely definitely the moogle beastribe quests.

Moogles are extremely adorable. I love everything about their beast tribe. Their quests are funny, their dailies are enjoyable and their rewards are ummmmppfff marshmallamazing!

I love the moogle slippers, the cloud mallow mount and best of all, the moogle dance! I can't stop... I just can't.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hello Wello Marshmallows! Just updating my blog.

It's been a while since housing was released in the game and I've always expressed my dream to live in a large FC house with my friends in Limsa Lominsa's Mist housing wards.

With the insanely expensive housing costs, this wasn't possible for us until the recent patch. It was a race to patch and buy houses in Tonberry after 3.3 patch day and the fear of not being able to buy an adequately priced house was everyone's worry. We were lucky enough that Marach was able to secure a good house for the FC.

I was still at the office when Plebe told me about it and I was so excited to get home. I scurried home after work, as fast as my little lala legs could take me. And when I was finally standing in front of our new house, the feeling was a mix of happiness and excitement.

Our FC is small but I'm lucky that we're blessed with really good people and friends (who can craft really good stuff). So it didn't take long before we started filling in the empty spaces of the new house.

The FFXIV forums and FFXIV cribs episodes were huge inspirations for our interiors. We did a few clippings and floating effects here and there and it turned out quite nice.

All in all, it took us around 3 days to completely decorate the house from basement to the 2nd floor.

Though my personal favorite is the Oriental deck out in the yard. I'd summon my minion and sleep in the garden if i'll be AFK.

With Plebe and Marach's hard work, the last touch was to turn our house into a Moogle house.

It's absolutely stunning!

If you're in Tonberry, please feel free to drop by our house to hang out or have fun. We always love having guests over. :D

Mist Ward 11, Plot 2. Just port to (Mist West) and you'll end up in front of our house.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Youtube update and Lalafell dance party

Hello Wello Marshmallows!

It's been a while since my last uh.. update. I've recently been able to achieve one of my goals which is to upgrade my computer for editing so I can edit more videos. With this, I've announced on my Youtube channel that I will be posting more content.

I'm playing a couple of games right now that I truly enjoy. My only dilemma is that, I don't have a lot of time to play them since... Day job and it takes me 3 hours to go to work and back. That's like 15 hours + Sleep time.

Regardless, I still do my best to make time for the thing I love.

I've been thinking of creating a new Lalafell dance video for quite some time now but the task sounds so much harder than it sounds. Before, I had lalafriends like Chabelita and Felorio who were willing to invest time, love and dedication to making these videos. However, Chabelita has now changed to Miqo and Fel has dropped off the face of Eorzea :(. I miss them but there's very little I can do ...

So I tried to list down things I'd need for new lalafell dance partners.

1. Preferably on PC so we can discord and it's easier to give them the dance steps (copy pasteis disabled in consoles I think)
2. Must have all the emotes needed for the dance (This is pretty tricky since not all lalas have all the dances)
3. Willing to invest time to make the video. I don't want to end up with people complaining that it is taking too long or they leave halfway because *insert reason here*

I was initially eyeing a friend but our schedules never seem to match so I did the last thing I thought I'd do. Ask the lala linkshell for help and PF.

The lalas were nice but very few were available or meet the criteria above. Also, we keep getting derailed from the conversation by all the random cute things that we lalas talk about.

In the end, I was fortunate enough to have a lala and her friend help me out with the video. I'm glad that we got to finish filming really quickly and their enthusiasm for the project is quite admirable.

Elika and Nathell

I allotted around 2 hours for the whole recording but since Elika was an awesome dancer and always gets the timing quite right, it got cut down to less than an hour. (We had to wait for Daylight for the shots though so that took a bit of time.)

I feel sad that some of my adorable friends aren't able to join me anymore. But I 'm glad I was able to meet new friends in the process.

I hope that I get to meet more lalas who will join in :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

[FFXIV] All Saint's Wake Event 2015

Hello Wello marshmallows! It's time for one of my favorite events of the year again. It's all saint's wake!

Last year, the event had a fate mechanic and transformation options to turn into the city leaders for a while. It was amazing and people had so much fun with the transformations. I, personally, stayed in Ul'dah for quite some time, trying to get a nanamo transformation.

Here's a video from last year's event:

I'm especially excited this year since the event posted these photos:

Photos taken from the FFXIV lodestone post

To do the quest, you first need to head on over to Gridania and use the Aethernet to port to Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre

Once there, find this NPC, The adventurer's Guild investigator - Old Gridania (10,8)

He'll give you the quest

The quests are very straight forward and the objectives are not hard to follow and complete. All in all, it took me about 20 minutes to complete the whole quest chain so I'm sure you wouldn't find it difficult and you can do it in your spare time.

The quest rewards this year are quite nifty too :D

Happy questing!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

[FFXIV] Titan Anniversary run

Hello guys! I'm back from hiatus. Special thanks to Plebe Didz for actively convincing me go back... because MoonFire Faire is my favorite seasonal event and he didn't want me to miss it.  ^_^v

Just in time for the FFXIV anniversary. 

You see, every year since my friends and I transferred to Tonberry, we run Titan hard mode to commemorate our frustrations back when we were still in Cactuar. 

This year, we tried to run with everyone but not everyone's available to we pulled some friends to join us and we had a lot of fun. 

Please excuse us since we're using our local language. I'll work to add subtitles later on to help :)

Here's the death count outtakes 

Friday, July 31, 2015

[MC] Trying out Minecraft

Since I don't get a lot of time to play games recently, I decided to try playing Minecraft again.

I've tried it before but I only played in creative so I never got to get the full experience.

My boyfriend spends a lot of time in this game and though it is generally okay with me, I never understood why he likes it so much. I found it fun in creative and hated survival when I tried it back in 2011. A couple of friends played it with me but after we completed the Pokemon stadium, it didn't feel as fun anymore and we decided to move on to other games.

Last June, after I decided to take a break from FFXIV, I tried the game with my boyfriend. We joined a server with a funny name and it mildly amused me. It's a public server that requires you to crack a squirrel joke to get white-listed.

If you're interested in joining the server, you can post on their reddit page. Make sure to prepare a squirrel joke or you can read the ones that they've posted for mild fun.

At first login, I found myself lost. There were a lot of things that I had no idea how to craft or how to get. In creative mode, you don't have to worry about harvesting items. They were all in the interface. You just have to build build build buildings.

My boyfriend guided me on how to craft items and gave me learning materials to learn more about the game.

My first project was making a house. So I made this dome thingy.

You see, in creative mode, you can fly or float to build tall stuff. The idea that you cannot fly in survival didn't kick in until the 7th time I died from fall damage. It frustrated me but after completing the dome, I felt accomplished.

Later on though, my boyfriend made me angel wings that I could use to fly all over the place

After that, I went on a mining spree to get more materials. It was oddly relaxing... well except for the fact that monsters will devour your face every once in a while or lava will claim you through holes on the ground. 

The only thing that frustrates me about the whole game at the moment is dying. The thing is, you lose all your stuff when you die. To be exact, it despawns after some time or it dissolves in lava. This is Diablo all over again.  

I might update my blog later on with more of my casual adventures in Minecraft.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

[FFXIV] Taking a break

Recent events in my real life situation prevented me from having time to play and grind FFXIV. I decided to take a break last June and I plan to come back to the game around September to catch up on stuff in Heavensward.

I miss my little lalafell and I hope to see her soon.

I will also make more videos once I come back. I get requests and comments from friends and other players and I am thankful that I got more subscribers on youtube. Went from total zero to 62 after uploading lala videos.

Thank you to people who subbed. I really appreciate it.

I look forward to putting out more stuff from Heavensward. ^_^

[FFXIV] Getting the Boyfriend to play the game

Late last year, I started seeing someone and I think we really clicked cause months later, we became an official couple. I met him a few years ago through a couple of friends and our contacts has been on and off. One thing we have in common is that we both played World of Warcraft but... *raises fist* He was Alliance.

We see each other whenever it is convenient and that's not very often. So having him play the game sounded like an awesome idea so we can play together.

He started playing around March and I was delighted. Sadly, he chose to play a Miqo'te and with me being a lala, I felt too short to /emote with him.

When we started going out, I'd tell him stories about the game over a bowl of Ramen. What I told him most about is the terrible terrible experience I had with Titan before. Naturally, when he started playing the game, I couldn't wait for him to get to that part of the story quest to get a glimpse.

We didn't get to play that long since I had to take a break from the game due to IRL stuff. But as a treat before I logged out of the game, he used his fantasia to turn himself into a lala just like me ^_^. It was awesome and kinda sweet.

Forehead kissy

I will try to drag him back with me when I start playing again soon. My target is to get back to the game around September. So I'll see you guys in the game soon. :)