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Well, I was just gonna dump an Ishgard theme on everyone as a kind of surprise.
But then, I had a glorious idea!
What if our FFXIVRealm Ishgard background was created by an actual Realmer??
I don't think I'm alone in thinking that would be amazing!
So, here's what I'm thinking: I'd like an Ishgard theme to go live in early/mid-August here at the Realm. If anyone from our talented community would like to submit a screenshot or a piece of artwork for the background image of our new theme, please do so! It can be for a light theme or a dark theme, doesn't matter - and you work will be featured as our default theme at the Realm pretty much until the next expansion. As you'll soon see, we'll be removing the fluid width of the content area here really soon, so your work will have lots of visible area, and - of course - you can feel free to add your signature and details to the piece so you get lots of publicity.
Hope everyone's enjoying Heavensward! Caimie's away for a few days, so I'll be stepping in just this once to announce our featured Guides of the Month for July (it's super easy, considering she already told me which one should get the nod a few weeks ago.)
This month, we're going ahead and featuring two Guides in celebrating of the end of 2.0 and the start of a new chapter in FFXIV. So, without further ado...
#1 - Console/Controller Targeting by @praysolace
The first we've actually been wanting to feature for some time. If you're a PS3/PS4 player, or you play with a controller on your PC, and you haven't checked out @praysolace 's guide, Console/Controller Targeting, you're really doing yourself a...
Camate here, taking a quick breather from the excitement of Heavensward with my two pals Topaz and Emerald.
A tank that can summon Carbuncle egis? What is this sorcery? Well, you got me. I didn't add any arcanist abilities to my repertoire of skills for tanking, and if you look closely you'll notice that they aren't even egis at all--they are minions!
You might have caught a glimpse of these cuddly Carbuncle plushes on Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXII and in previous blogs, but you'll be happy to know that each one comes with its very own in-game minion item.
The master of accessories and fashion, Yoshi-P, decided that the next cool thing is going to be wearing Carbuncle plushes on your arm, and here he is...
So I'm just throwing this out there, because our guides section here at Realm is one of our greatest resources, and one of the things that draw people in. I get the impression that many people feel like that they're under qualified to write guides, and so they themselves don't participate. Why aren't you qualified?
"I'm not good at my class". So write about crafting or something
"I can't craft either". So write about what you do know
"FFS MATT ITS MY FIRST DAY, GIVE ME A BREAK!!" You mean to tell me you've had the game for 24 hours and you haven't learned anything that a newcomer might want to know?!
Seriously though, I recently wrote up a guide that was just about picking the right data center/server/class/job, all things that involve not even having started playing yet. I didn't know most of the information, I just looked it up.
So here's some ideas of guides you could write that involve all levels of know-how. Just remember to quote your sources if...
This month, we're featuring a new BLM guide in our library:
kotorinbo's Level 50 Black Mage Guide
The guide has very detailed explanations on the mechanics and game play of the Blackmage class. kotorinbo has even included a few of his own videos that helps to explain different BLM rotations. Whether you're still a learning BLM or a veteran BLM, this could potentially be something useful to you. So please don't hesitate to check it out!
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/the-echo-episode-15-the-one-about-the-best-worst-of-2-0.213/media
In this episode, we're joined by Jinzuku, one of the moderators here at the Realm, in time for our review of the best and worst parts of 2.0. This episode was actually recorded a number of weeks ago, but due to some RL issues (read: getting slammed with work) it's been a long time in editing.
If you're interested in being a part of The Echo, we'd love to hear from you! Send us your plugs, you shout-outs, your achievements, your pre-recorded segments, we'd love to give them a spot in one of our upcoming episodes. And, as always, we're still looking for a crafter to come on and be the host of our...
Details regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward and all the exciting things its launch will usher in have been revealed through Letters from the Producer LIVE on multiple occasions. In this new series, we’ll be casting a brighter spotlight on some of the major things you can look forward to in Heavensward!
Today we’ll be taking a look at the three new jobs: dark knight, astrologian, and machinist!
The pious Ishgardian clergy guide the flock, and the devout knights protect the weak. Yet even the holiest of men succumb to the darkest of temptations.
None dare to administer justice to these sacrosanct elite residing outside the reach of the law. Who, then, defends the feeble from the transgressions of those meant to guide and protect them?
A valiant few take up arms to defend the downtrodden, and not even the holy priests and knights can escape their judgment. Pariahs in...
Well, hello Realmers!
I've been doing a lot of humming and hawing lately about the state of our Wiki. You may have noticed that, as of today, I've removed it from the site's navbar to make some room for some of our more well-used pages on the site. Now that I've revamped the Guides section, and added the FC page, it's time for me to roll up my sleeves and take a look at the Wiki. I'm wondering if it's something our community even wants. Obviously, Wiki's require a lot of people's contribution. It would be great to have one, even if it's just the basics, to supplement and cross-link with our Guides section. Personally, I'd love to see it. But, the questions remains; Is a Wiki something our community wants? Is it something you think would be attractive to other players who may not have heard of the Realm yet? Is it something you'd contribute to?
Please take a second to vote on the poll above, and give us your ideas about the Realm and a Wiki. The question to be decided is this:...
-Note that all of this is taken from Reddit and compiled for easier access.
About The Jobs
- New stance call "Deliverance", increased damage and have its own stacks called "Abandon". Deliverance and Defiance can be switched and the remaining stacks will change to those of the according stance i.e. Wrath and Abandon will be retained and swapped while switching stances.
- A new AOE that looks like an Earthquake.
- The new buff shown on the HW trailer named "Raw Intuition". Guaranteed a Parry while being attacked in front, but guaranteed a crit damage if attacked from other angles.
- A crystal "taunting" move.
Ok, I spilled a wall of text earlier on a hello post, which was really odd, so now I'm moving that text here, to share the story, and to bring on some discussion. I'm also curious on other people's FC as well.
When I joined AoT in 2013, I didn't know it stood for "Attack on Titan", and that "The Survey Corps" was the organization in the anime who fights against the Titans. Back then, all I knew was the people in the FC "AoT" had fancy and pretty clothes, and I wanna be part of it! I almost thought AoT means "Association of Textiles" or something.
The FC AoT came with a long history of chaos and brink of deaths before peace & prosperity finally arrived. It began in 2013 as a raiding group consisting of, obviously, anime fans. Then the original leaders decided to "take a short break", and left the FC to the hands of another leader. Then months passed by, and the original leaders never returned. People left the FC, and it was dying. So the existing leader decided to fully take...
Hello Realmers! After a long wait, the second-half of Realm 2.0 has arrived! This update has been slow in the works, but we hope that you'll find it was worth the wait. I won't waste your time with a lot of preface, let's just get straight into the new features!
1. The light Lomsa Lominsa Theme
2. The Free Companies page
3. The FAQ page
4. The Little Things
1. The Limsa Lominsa Theme
If you haven't set your own favourite theme yet, make sure to check out our new, light Limsa Lomisa theme! It is entirely hand-crafted with love. Those of you who aren't fans of the dark theme, or who bleed red and black will love it. It's also our most responsive theme to date, ideal for you mobile users.
For more information on how to choose your own theme, check out this helpful thread....
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/episode-14-the-one-with-all-the-spoilers.212/media
In this episode, Fybrile can't remember names, Majaa thinks everything is right, and Sword sets a new record for the total number of bleeps in a single episode. We go over the end of FFXIV 2.0's story (lots of spoilers for those of you who haven't finished the storyline yet). For our Hot Topic, this episode we tackle the issue of endgame accessibility (read: nerfing content).
This episode was loooooong. After a dozen hours of editing, we pared it down to just a little over two hours, with the original recording going on for three.
Because Kolossus wasn't able to make the recording, unfortunately we had to postpone the announcement of our...
Well, after much work and sleepless nights, we're just about ready to show off our latest - and potentially greatest - feature here at the Realm, the Free Companies Index!
Oh man is this page going to be loaded with features for FCs! Our philosophy for this area was to give FCs a better way to market and coordinate with other FCs and recruit new members on their server. The page will be fully-open for members here at the Realm to create their own FC groups. FC group creators will be able to:
1. Create their own FC area here on the Realm equipped with:
i. A profile cover image2. FC group creators will...
ii. An FC logo
iii. A fully customizable description of their FC with BBCodes functionality, links, images & media.
iv. A Member Wall where members can post, like and comment.
v. A Staff Wall, same as above, but for FC officers only.
vi. A Calendar with full ability to schedule events & reminders.
vii. A Members list
viii. An FC photo album.
ix. FC Forums
This month, we're featuring:
Summoner Rotation Guide: Understanding The Basics
MiKairi has been a recognized raider of the Realm for quite some time now. She is very experienced in end-game raiding contents, particularly Coil, from Turn 1 to Turn 13. Her wonderful advice on raids has helped many people on our forum, and aided them through difficult contents.
The guide can also be accessed from "Editors Picks":
Please don't hesitate to to visit and rate the guide!
Please allow me to introduce you our brand new Guides Section of the Realm!
Fybrile has spent weekends renewing all the guides. Now it is looking more fabulous than ever!
This month, we're featuring a pretty new entry of our Guide Library -
WHM Guide by Hermes:
The featured guide(s) can be found in the "Editor's Pick" section:
Hermes has been an active member of the Realm for quite some time by now, and have displayed great knowledge in his WHM game play.
Even if you don't play WHM, please still feel free to visit the guide. You could...
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our lastest HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/episode-13-the-one-about-last-weeks-news.211/media
In this episode, Fybrile starts a new segment called "Feelings, with Fybrile", Majaa's shows us her best British accent, and Kolossus has some really, really, really big news. We go over our impressions of patch 2.5.1 and Heavensward news from PAX East.
We decided to go for a little more of a light-hearted Hot Topic this episode, and talked about our 2.0 Bucket List from @The47thSen 's thread Stuff to Accomplish Before 3.0.
In all honesty, this episode should have been ready a week ago, as I got...
Well, 12 straight hours at it and we're about half done all we wanted to do. Alas, time to set it aside for the night and let you guys back onto the site. Currently, there's a lot of stuff under the hood that we're not opening up to the public just yet. Consider this an open beta of what little we were able to actually accomplish today. Hopefully over the next week we will finish up the rest of the update piece by piece, as well as work out all of the tiny issues here and there that are bound to crop up.
So, first thing you'll notice upon logging onto the Realm today is the mass of notification spam you received about Trophies. Apologies for that. We've completely revamped all of the Trophies. Check out our thread on what's new about the user trophies, and what we have slated for the near future HERE.
Second thing you'll notice is that I've temporarily set one of our new...
If there's one thing the team here at The Realm loves more than Final Fantasy XIV, it's our great community. We just celebrated our second anniversary a few weeks ago, and we're truly excited and humbled that this site is still growing and running strong. As we look forward to the release of Heavensward in just a couple months, we have been busy behind the scenes looking for ways to help this site continue to grow, as well as trying to find ways to get our current members the recognition they deserve for their amazing contributions to this community.
The first such member was ridiculously easy to find. If you don't know @Caimie Tsukino , or haven't benefited from her informed and friendly posts around the Forums, chances are pretty good you've read one of your incredibly helpful Guides.
Caimie's Guides are, without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights here at the Realm....
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