It’s turning out well, though I still have quite a bit of work to do on it. I want to possibly do some power carving on the pommel and hand guard, but I’ve been stymied by someone not returning one of my router bits to me. Right now its mocked up with double sided tape and is awaiting glue up (as soon as I can get my router bit back!) I’m kind of afraid to carve on it because I don’t want to ruin what I have already created, but we’ll see how it goes.
A number of other bloggers, along with myself, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise by releasing a large collection of memories and reviews of its numerous games in a megapost titled:
I don’t often use the /gpose feature in FFXIV because I didn’t see much of a use for it. Activating it puts you into a special mode in which you can view everyone in your party performing the last action they initiated before /gpose was turned on. It doesn’t affect your party members, though, so it wont cause them any problems if you use it, just don’t use it during combat! When the mode first came out it was quirky and cool, but since then they have added some updates and stuff to it and made it into something pretty cool. I have seen some really awesome screen shots out of it and I was messing with it a bit the other day.
Long story short: Enjoy some screen shots of my latest FFXIV antics!
Been working on this guy lately, a Manipulative Moggle Mogfoil from FF 14. A red mages weapon, foils get flipped over and double as magick staves in game. Typically there’s a little doohicky that accompanies the weapon that floats in the off hand when wielded but get attached to the bottom of the handle when spells are being cast.
Sword converted to staff.
Wielding rapier and crystal.
It’s been a fun project so far. Glad to have my garage cleaned up after the flooding last October. Experimented with using a biscuit joiner to assemble the handle section, as I didn’t need to waste a 10 inch board for something with a 1.5 inch blade. Not even close to completion yet, but it’s looking good! I have ideas on how to fancy it up, aside from the paint job.
Though this is a long video (and not mine, btw) take a few minutes to witness FF14’s version of a battle with one of the most fiendish fiends in the FF multiverse, Shinryu! Aside from being a pretty difficult battle, the accompanying music, entitled “The Worms Tail” is fantastic!
A little trivia for you: When the battle first released after the expansion “Stormblood” hit the scene many people complained about its difficulty! I don’t think the devs nerf’d it, but I might be wrong. Aside from this battle, which you are required to play through to finish the story, there is an “Extreme Mode” battle that really cranks it up to high gear. Not for the faint of heart.
Finally, FINALLY got my Red Mage job to 70 and acquired my trusty RDM gear! Been waiting for this since I bought StormBlood and, now, I once again get to don the hat, coat and boots, but this time I also get my Murgleis, the RDM relic weapon I didn’t get back in my FF11 days (could take six months to a year to acquire one and I didn’t have the time or gil).