Dissidia articles updated (or, WordPress is ignoring me, so here’s my workaround).

WordPress hasn’t fixed the problem with embedding OneDrive videos into pages, which was working before, then got broken and remains broken even after I contacted them. They told me they would look into the problem then locked the support post so no one can ask questions. That was several months ago.

The posts Great Games: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy and 10 Reasons Dissidia 012 is the Greatest Fighting Game Ever (That You Have Probably Never Played)! have been updated so that their embedded videos no longer take you away from the page before you can read it. Instead you must click on the images to go to the OneDrive page to view them.

Why don’t I switch to YouTube? I don’t want to, that’s why. I’m tired of having a dozen logins when I can do everything from a single site, but WP doesn’t want to play nice with videos anymore. I will have to find the other posts that have similar embedded videos from OneDrive and fix those too.

Carry on.


DISSIDIA NT: Glory and Shame, all in one pretty package.

If you have been on my blog for any period of time or even recently (as I participated in a rather large group project celebrating 30 years of Final Fantasy) then you know I am a huge, HUGE fan of Dissidia Final Fantasy and its prequel-sequel Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The first true fighter of the Final Fantasy series, its an RPG gamers fighter, and a crucially important game to the series. Recently Square Enix released Dissidia NT, the official successor to the original game. How does it stand up to the original? What’s old? What’s new? Let’s find out past the break!

Continue reading “DISSIDIA NT: Glory and Shame, all in one pretty package.”

More Manipulative Moggle Mogfoil (say that 10 times fast!)

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.


Final Fantasy: A Crystal Compendium (copy)

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:

Final Fantasy: A Crystal Compendium

You can visit my own contributions to the celebration by heading over to my other site and checking out my Final Fantasy Dissidia posts!

Great Games: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy

10 Reasons Dissidia 012 is the Greatest Fighting Game Ever (That You Have Probably Never Played)!

Whether your a long time fan, a fanatic like myself or someone who isn’t even into gaming but wants to find out what all the fuss is about, check it out! Enjoy!

FFXIV: /gpose and other shots

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!

Manipulative Moggle Mogfoil I

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.


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.

Final Fantasy Friday: Shinryu Battle (The Worms Tail)

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.