FFXIV Recruit-a-Friend Campaign

Hey there! Interested in MMOs? Haven’t tried FFXIV yet but think you want to? You can sign up for a free two-week trial to try it out, and if you like it, buying the base game gets you another month of playtime before you have to subscribe!

Before you set up your subscription or buying a game time card, however, you might want to consider using a friend recruit code for some awesome bonus items that can really help you out.

I play a male Lalafell named Doko Poko on the Ultros server, and I’d love to find some more people to play with! I’m a Bard (ranged DPS), and my two close friends play Warrior (tank) and White Mage (healer), which means we’re just one DPS short of a 4-man party. We also have a small FC of friendly people who play a variety of classes, so if you’re planning to join Ultros, I’m sure we can help you feel right at home. :D 

Recruitment Codes:

1> Log in at: https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/Login?cont=account&request=mogstation
2> Click “Manage Service Options”
3> Click “Enter Recruitment Code”

Again, make sure you enter the recruitment code before setting up a subscription or adding any game time cards, otherwise you won’t get any bonus items! These are the rewards associated with the Recruit-a-Friend campaign:

Friendship Circlet
- Increases EXP earned by 20% when level 25 and below. VERY useful, since it can be used with all classes! Also stacks with food EXP buffs.

Aetheryte Ticket x 99
- Teleport without paying gil fees! Until you run out of tickets, anyway.

Ballroom Etiquette - Improper Greetings
-  This gets you the Fist Bump emote! (ie, /fistbump, /brofist)

x10 Silver Chocobo Feathers
- Trade to the Calamity Salvager NPC for special items. You can get some sweet ironworks gear early this way! Although you still have to be lvl50 to actually equip it, it’s a good investment for the future. Personally, I spent my x10 silver feathers on the weapon and the shirt+pants combo. :)

If you use one of the codes above but join a different server than Ultros, I can’t help you out directly, but I’d still be glad to keep in touch here through tumblr or Skype and answer any questions you may have about the game.

FFXIV is a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy it too!

Will this make a good build?

I’m basically copy-pasting some things here so idk if something looks wrong. Also sorry if I missed some important parts there are so many things there so I just put what seems to matter the most.

  • CPU Desktop Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz (Haswell - idk what this means)
  • Intel® H81 Express Chipset
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz, PC6400 
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 OC 2GB DDR5 
  • 1000GB SATA3 HDD
  • Windows 7 vs. Windows 8?
So I searched Guild Wars 2 in the GIF search and uh...

This is what I found…

Originally posted by ratasum-renegade

Originally posted by southsun-stalwart

Seems about right….

Originally posted by dothunter

Just a normal day in Tyria folks…

Originally posted by dothunter


Originally posted by shady-jake

Ah, Trahearne before lions arch was rebuilt, how soulless and un-interesting he was.

Originally posted by nekokitwolf

Why would I?

Originally posted by thatbitchnameddodger

I… have… no words to describe this… ok actually I do, WHO EVEN MADE THIS?!

Originally posted by mini-miser

This guardian said Screw life…. *ded*

Originally posted by lucyferie

Seems legit.

Originally posted by gigapope

“…and I even made a staff that shoots flowers.”

There’s a lot more (at least in terms of funny gifs) but I can only fit 10 gifs at a time so… yeah.

PSA to all those who come to think “This healer is shit” in party
  1. It’s not always the healer’s fault if someone dies in party.
  2. While the damages of the monsters was insanely increased, the healing power remains the same as before. You cannot run HW dungeons like you would run WP in your i130 gear. While you were taking less than 300 damages / hit on lv50 dungeons, you now can take over 1k / hit while the healer will heal you exactly the same amount as before. Deal with it and adapt to it.
  3. Having to heal more means that the healer’s MP will run out faster. So you might have to sing if you’re a BRD or to use one of your turret if you’re a MCH. It’s normal.
  4. At lv60, the raise cost over 2600 MP aka between 20% and 25% of the healer MP. So do yourself and the healer a favor : Avoid to die when it’s possible and raise the dead people if you’re playing SMN.
  5. It’s the Tank responsibility to check the party member’s gear to adapt the pulls and their gameplay to it. It’s not because you’re full geared as tank that the packs will die faster or you will be easier to heal : If the DPS aren’t geared, the packs might last too long rendering impossible the heal because of some MP problem ; if the healer isn’t geared, the healing power will be low and thus it will be impossible for them to heal the insane damages the tank will take.
  6. The healer has a GCD, like you guys do. If more than one member takes some damages or a debuff, the healer will have to make a decision on who to heal first and his primary choice will probably be the tank.
  7. The healer isn’t responsible if one of the party members take some AOE. There are some circles on the floor, there are mechanics that can be easily avoided and there are skills that can be stuned / silenced. Do it. Don’t expect the healer to heal / Cleanse you just because you’re lazy.
  8. Everybody has to follow the mechanics. Not avoiding some AOE because you’re casting something, because there is 5% life left on that add or because you’re just too lazy to move is a bad calculation. Delaying a skill of 3 seconds will always worth more than dealing -15% or -30% damages for over a minute.
  9. The healer cannot press the keys for you thus, the healer cannot use your CDs. Every single class has access to some defensive and / or healing CDs, their reuse isn’t 30mn each. While it happens to make a mistake, it’s your responsibility to correct the said mistake by helping the healers rather than complaining about them not healing you ASAP. Same goes for tanks : Use your CDs, they aren’t in your hotbar to be pretty and even if you’re not taking an insane amount of damages, it will help the healer either to regen their MP either to DPS with the rest of the party.
  10. Before equipping your STR jewels and dropping your tanking stance, think of the damages you will take. You’re in group for tanking, not for DPSing, if you want to DPS, play a DPS. Tanking isn’t only about being able to keep the aggro, it’s about damage mitigation. If you’re taking 9k damages on a special attack while you have 11K HP followed by an auto attack which almost kill you, it’s not OK and it’s not the healer’s fault if you die and the party wipe.
  11. Everybody is responsible of their own actions in party and everybody can wipe the party, even the DPS. If you don’t want any responsibility : Play solo or crafter / gatherer, but as soon as you hit the DF / PF to join a party, you have to adapt and not to play solo with 3 / 7 other people.
  12. Meeting a bad AST doesn’t mean that AST is a shitty healing class. It only mean that the people are still learning the class and you cannot compare 2 years of experience on WHM / SCH vs 3 weeks of experience as AST. At the same time YOU have to adapt to the sort of healer you meet and thus you have to LEARN how to play with an AST in party.
  13. Insulting the healer because you died or they ask you to avoid the AOE / to use your CDs isn’t an option. You are easily replaceable, yes, even you Mr Tank.
Trans NPC character appears in Guild Wars 2

Arena net has done it again. Not only do we have several gay characters, including two lesbian characters who have lead roles in the story, but the new update brought us a Trans character too. While she is only a minor character it has caused an impact on many, mostly positive.

The character is Aid Worker Sya, who was formerly known as Symon. When you talk to her she explains that she changed her name and uses her Mesmer powers (illusions) to be herself more. Here is what she looked like before:

And after

And here is some of the dialogue she now says

There is more on the Wiki about her spoken dialogue and history.  if you are interested in reading more about her.

She might be a minor character, but the way Anet has been working there will probably be more about her and other LGBT characters in the future. I tell you Anet makes me so happy we finally decided to play this game. For those who haven’t joined yet you can now buy the upcoming expansion with the main game as one package on their site. So come join the fun!

Cosplay from World of Warcraft

P.S.: Out there is a lot amazing cosplayers doing great job, but i picked only few. 

Narga as Jaina Proudmoore

Mary Raine as Tyrande Whisperwind

Pugoffka as Tiranda

Tine Marie Riis as  Alexstrasza

Death Knight by  Jessica Nigri

Warrior T13 by  Yuks General

Death Knight by  Lightning Cosplay

Paladin T2 by Kamui

Warrior T5 by Kamui

Druid T8 by Kamui

Valeera Sanguinar by  Yurai-cosplay

Blood Elf Rogue by  Krizdel Ingreso

Malfurion and Tyrande by Lightning Cosplay


Skyforge is a spectacular looking massively multiplayer sci-fi fantasy RPG currently in development by Obsidian (The Stick of Truth, KOTOR2, Fallout: New Vegas) and Allods team (Allods Online).

Set in a set in a world of gods and heroes, Skyforge tasks players with protecting their planet from dangerous monsters and space invasions.  Along the way you’ll gain followers and progress from an immortal warrior to a mighty elder god, helping to shape the fate of your world.

It’s an impressive game, with fast and flowing combat inspired by console action-combat games, complete with spectacular battles, powerful combos and brutal finishing attacks.  It’s also possible to swap character classes on-the-fly, allowing you to experiment with different play-styles and accommodate for different in game challenges.

Now in Open Beta, Skyforge really is doing a lot of things right - a beautiful massively multiplayer world, plenty of variety and engaging combat.  And really, who wouldn’t want to play as an ass-kicking elder god?

Join In The Skyforge Open Beta!