My Final Fantasy XIV Character, From 2010-2018

The Rise of a New Sun refurbish strike Final Fantasy XIV this week, and for a umpteenth time given a launch of a luckless strange chronicle behind in 2010, I’ve remade my Warrior of Light into someone new.

Being means to change my character’s look, competition and gender on a fly for a favoured price is one of my favourite facilities of Final Fantasy XIV. Having a set categorical impression works for normal single-player Final Fantasy games that usually final until a credits roll, though I’ve been personification a MMO chronicle on and off for over 7 years. Giving my impression a whole new demeanour is my approach of recharging, amplifying a fad of a new enlargement or update.

Freshening adult wasn’t a outrageous regard when Square Enix expelled a initial iteration of Final Fantasy XIV. we didn’t have most time to play Fritti Tailchaser, my Miqo’te Marauder, before it became transparent that the diversion was hideously damaged and unprepared and would need a finish revamp before it could be anything entrance enjoyable.

Fritti Tailchaser, circa 2010.

Cut to 3 years later, when a completely revamped, forever some-more beguiling Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn arrived in 2013. The disproportion between Square Enix’s initial and second attempts was night and day, so we combined a impression utterly distinct my strange pink-haired pool girl.

Back Clawtooth circa 2013

Okay, so it’s only a pink-haired pool boy. He’s still super-adorable.

My several Warriors of Light tend to spend a lot of time as Miqo’te. It’s not only a whole cat ears thing. The competition can be comparatively tiny though looking as stupid as a pudgy, petite Lalafell. I’ve found that a smaller an MMO impression is in propinquity to a diversion world, a faster it seems like it moves. It’s an illusion, of course—smaller characters have to take some-more stairs to cover a same volume of belligerent as incomparable ones—but it’s a grand one.

I did go bigger once. When the Heavensward enlargement launched in 2015, a dragon-like Au Ra competition arrived in a game. Au Ra males are rather large, though we wanted to see how life was for a high and scaly and took a plunge.

Back Clawtooth circa 2015

You can’t see him really good in a shot above. we didn’t like Back as an Au Ra, and shortly after that screenshot was taken, we incited him behind into a cat.

Back, behind to cat form with an all-new attitude.

But we didn’t desert a Au Ra competition completely. When a Stormblood enlargement rolled around final year, we motionless to emanate a new impression entirely. It’s not something one generally needs to do in Final Fantasy XIV, as any impression can master and switch between any of a game’s adventuring professions or crafting jobs. But we indispensable a change, and so Clan Destine was born.

Clan Destine during a launch of Stormblood.

Female Au Ra are extraordinary for a artistic impression designer. They’ve got a good operation of skin tones, from scarcely pure-white to representation black, a choice to make their eyes heat and several opposite horns to select from. we desired this look, and we have it saved to my comment in box we wish to revisit it.

By a time our examination of a diversion went live, Clan was behind to being a Miqo’te, since she looked improved in Red Mage clothe that way. Once I’d finished a initial enlargement we started levelling some of a professions I’d never tried, that called for another change.

Clan a becloud Hyur.

This time we went with a Hyur, privately a Highland Hyur, AKA really vast human. Size aside, this was a good demeanour save one thing—her face is always angry. Logging in after weeks divided was like entrance home to a pissed-off associate after staying out too late. She frightened me a little.

And so, with a recover of this week’s update, we went to the Mogstation website, spent a few quid on a transformation-inducing Phial of Fantasia, and recreated myself one some-more time. Clan Destine is a Miqo’te once more, prepared to face a uninformed adventures of Rise of a New Sun with all a fad and oddity a cat can muster.

Ready for new adventure!

The Warrior of Light—the Warrior of Light always changes.

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