Soul of the Scholar
I decided to switch classes, now I'm playing as a Scholar which is a healing job. I started playing it for similar reasons to why I started playing Archer: I wanted to try something atypical of the genre. When Archers become Bards, they gain songs to buff your party or debuff the enemy. The current implementation feels a little lacking, you generally only use one song and it only lasts until you cancel it or your MP runs out. Unfortunately, a Bard's MP and MP regen leaves something to be desired. So you activate it for maybe 30 seconds and have to wait like 2 minutes to use it again. So I started checking out some other classes, and I stuck with Arcanist long enough to hit max level. Thankfully you get 50% extra XP leveling any class lower level than your highest. One of the unique things about Arcanists in FFXIV is that they're a pet class. They're also the only class that has two potential Jobs: Summoner and Scholar. Summoner focuses on the offensive and defensive capabilties on your pets, harnessing and manipulating the essensce of the primals you fight like Ifrit, Titan, and Garuda. Scholar, on the other hand, does something completely different. You acquire fairies that will heal and support you and your party. That combined with Scholar's primary role in preventing damage with barriers as opposed to straight healing really appeals to me. So far I've been sticking with it.
The quest line is pretty interesting too, in Eorzea, the ways of the Scholar is a lost art from the Nym civilization. You learn about their downfall as you progress, apparently everyone mutated into Tonberrys and went mad. It culminates in your saving this one particular Tonberry, and he teaches you the ultimate move Lustrate, which is a large instant heal. He also gives you the Scholar robes that the Nymians wore.
My Big Fat Gay Wedding
I got to attend a wedding in FFXIV a few days ago!
At 00:00 I was sent to a waiting room while the bride and the bride do whatever it is you do before getting up on that altar.
When the ceremony starts, they descend from the ceiling : o
The minister is a moogle, obviously.
The ring exchange is done with aetheric magic. It's kind of too long, it took like 2 minutes.
It's several angles short of JoJo pose, but I'll take it.
Sorry, I was a few frames too early ;_;
Group picture. "Shawtys" in front. I'm dressed in white with the feathered black hat.
I don't know if they chose the manderville theme on purpose but I lamented in say chat how hard it was not to do the manderville. In my defense, one of the brides started it!