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anonymous asked:

Do you remember the person who had the 26 revives Final Steps run? That was me. About a week back I made a party finder for a total of 26 attempts at it and specifically asked everyone to make things as difficult for me as possible. I have now trained myself not only to solo heal, but to ignore all the stupid things a party can do. I am at peace (internal screaming).

“ I am at peace (internal screaming).” is the new motto for this blog

- mod proxy

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE SULTANA’S MUSIC CAREER!

At the start of the Second Astral Moon, the Cat’s Meow’s spring music festival had performers of great renown ranging from the bar’s owner Myra (of Marcy and the Cats) to noted prostitute and celebrated musician Andromeda Dulaque to the more wholesome and legal-age alternative to the Songbirds; WYNG. But the breakout star of the day-long festival was the greatest pop sensation to ever grace Thanalan: Sultana Nanamo Ul Namo.

At least that’s the rumor flying around the Goblet’s less reputable locales.

While the fact that the Sultana is the prettiest and most elegant of the leaders of Eorzea – sorry, Ishgard – the fact that she is the most musically adept has not managed to attract much attention. Possibly because she is but one voice in the co-ed pop troupe 3B, the Beat Breakerz Brigade, which has a membership, this reporter estimates, larger than the population of the Golden Bazaar.

Their golden girl, though, is supposedly none other than the Sultana herself!

Identified by a less dedicated and imaginative publication as “Lilira ‘Lili’ Lira”, a local businesswoman who sought to remain nameless for fear of the repercussions of revealing this secret identified the lalafell as Nanamo! 

“Met ‘er as a kit, an’ y'ain’ f'get a scent like that,” said the Miqo’te who shall remain nameless, though probably could be identifiable by her unintelligible accent. “Y'think she’d pick a better pop band t'be in, y'know? Sultana’d have ‘er pick of ‘em.”

It should be noted that 3B has a fanatical following, and if the allegations that Lilira Lira is the Sultana are true, it should be seen as the duty of every proud Ul’dahn to attend a 3B concert and throw smallclothes – both their own and those of their friends – at the stage and Lilira in particular. For coin and country.

3B member and potentially personal friend of the Sultana, Alexei Zolotse, denied the suggestion that Lilira might be managing the affairs of Ul’dah in her spare time.

“If she were, I’d expect she’d not want us going around informing others of it.” As for the possibility that the Sultana has a secret pop career, though, Zolotse seemed more open to the notion, stammering: “To be able to live out one’s dream in secret without the worries of state to suppress s-such innate talent would be a way to help her ease the stress of those everyday affairs don’t you think?”

Waltz, the leader of 3B and potentially the Sultana’s boss, which strikes this publication as shocking, said he saw the resemblance, but gave Lilira the benefit of the doubt. He said Lilira thinks of the troupe as a family and trusts in his leadership.

“Regardless if she is or isn’t, it’s her life and she has freedom of choice to do what she wants as long as it’s not harming anyone,” Waltz told the Crucible. “Even if she did somehow end up being the real Sultana, I would treat her all the same as I always have.”

As for why the Sultana would want to perform at the Cat’s Meow, a ‘dive gay bar’ dedicated to the counterculture and the collection of as many people of questionable repute as can fit under one roof (this reporter emphatically included), the aforementioned unnamed businesswoman pointed to a longstanding rumor that the Sultana is fond of walking amongst the riffraff of the realm.

“An’ if'n she wants t'slum it up, can’t do better'n th'Cat’s Meow.”

A Sultansworn, speaking on behalf of the Sultana, found that explanation and the allegations that Lilira Lira is secretly the Sultana to be offensive.

“The sultana herself, associating with such common rabble? I know for certain that Her Grace would never in a million moons do such a thing!” said the Sultansworn, drawing his blade and rightly curtailing the freedom of the press by chasing this reporter out of the Hustings Strip. “How dare you suggest that she would, on her own accord, visit such a lewd location! Such insolence deserves arrest!”

Therefore, it can only be concluded that Lilira Lira is not, in fact, the Sultana and this reporter is not, in fact, in gaol. But just in case, if she is, it should be seen as a good idea to attend 3B concerts anyway.

Written by freelance correspondent Maxe Sahashin, whose upcoming book Sultana Sworn is apparently an absolute work of fiction and she should not be arrested for writing it. Please, Nanamo?

Dusk Hydrae

BOLD WHAT APPLIES TO YOUR CHARACTER

ITALIZE WHAT SOMEWHAT APPLY

  • I’m loud.
  • I’m sarcastic.
  • I cry easily.
  • I have a bad temper.
  • I’m easy to get along with.
  • I have more enemies than friends.
  • I’ve smoked
  • I drink coffee.
  • I clean my room daily.

Appearance:

  • I wear make-up. (just face-paint then)
  • I wear a piece of jewelry at all times.
  • I wear contacts.
  • I wear glasses.
  • I have braces.
  • I change my hair color often.
  • I have piercings.
  • I have small feet.

Relationships:

  • I’m in a relationship now.
  • I’m single.
  • I’m crushin’.
  • I’ve missed an ex before.
  • I’m always scared of being hurt.
  • I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.
  • I’ve been in love more than two times.
  • I believe in love at first sight.

Friendships:

  • I have a best friend.
  • I have at least ten REAL friends.
  • I’ve gotten a phone call in the last 48 hours from a friend.
  • I’ve beaten up a friend.
  • I’ve been in a serious fight with a friend.
  • I can trust at least five people with my life.

Experiences:

  • I’ve been on an airship.
  • I’ve been on a ship.
  • I’ve ridden a chocobo.
  • I’ve ridden another mount.
  • I’ve made a speech.
  • I’ve been in some sort of club.

Family Life:

  • I get along with both of my parents 
  • My biological parents are still together.
  • I have at least one sibling.
  • I’ve been kicked out of the house.
  • I’ve sworn at my parents.
  • I’ve made my parents cry. 
  • I’ve lied to my parents. 
  • I’ve lied to my parents about where I am. 
  • I’ve lied to my parents about what I’m doing. 

Hair:

  • I’ve had streaks.
  • I’ve cut my hair in the past year.
  • I’ve dyed my hair in the past year.
  • I’ve been blonde.
  • I’ve had black
  • I’ve been red.
  • I use conditioner.  
  • I’ve curled my hair.
  • I’ve straightened my hair.

Tagged by: @nekunura (thank you!)

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Saw someone talking about 'is it that hard to farm alex' dont wear pvp gear

First of all, calm down its not that deep
second;

Wow its suprising theres some people who dont raid isnt it?
Some people whos computers or internet cant handle the high tier speed you need to raid right?
Gear is gear my dude. Not everyones gonna be a top geared player. Some people dont even know how to unlock raids. Some dont have friends to go with and dont wanna put up a party finder since not alot of people want to help you even progress through raids that arent the ones they need drops from. hell alot of them dont even want people who dont know the fight period

Honestly idc much about someones il as long as were doing the content fairly well.

As a healer Ive had my fair share of undergeared tanks, they were in level 60 gear though.

Im not a raider, and I hate farming. So my il is? decent in my opinion. My White Mage/ Ast is a solid il 240. Dark Knight is 238.

flashback to lost city of ampador. Tank looks like an il of maybe 210 or so, monk with around 250 something. the monk has more hp, and is ripping aggro from this poor little paladin whos trying so hard.

someone tries to vote kick the tank, but i insist on telling them that “were fine. I can heal you guys, let us just finish this”

monk gets into an arguement with me about how people need to have the best gear its not that hard. monk then refused to do mechanics, causing a couple wipes. black mage didnt say anything but slapped me a couple times.

we ended up clearing anyway and the paladin hugged me and said “thank you heals (:”

monk and black mage left without saying anything

damn about the best day of my life?

Tldr; farming lore and scripture is hard as is, only good way is palace and with as many assholes you meet in therw i dont blame anyone for not wanting to. (plus you can waste 30+ minutes just to wipe)
raiding takes alot of dedication and a good setup. Plus you get nasty eletists who get upset if youre “not doing enough damage”
calm down dude as long as it gets done i dont think it matters?

( submitted by  hellboundknight )

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Every time someone says something is so easy and everyone can do it, I literally want to smack them. There are people who play this game and don’t have the time to commit to capping their points every week, let alone remember to do a raid. Some people might be having a bad week and just don’t want to play. Some people might not consider FFXIV their main game but they still want to do level 60 content.

Minimum item level for a dungeon is exactly what it is: a minimum item level. The level at which to start tackling that dungeon. There is nothing in the TOS that says a person has to be hugely above the item level of the dungeon to participate. Also, everyone starts somewhere. Not everyone goes and just farms farms farms to get gear before going into dungeons. A lot just go do them because they want to and there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you want to get something done fast and instant and your way, learn to get your own friends and do it in a pre-made. Do not ever invalidate a player in DF because they’re “undergeared” to you. There’s no such thing as “undergeared” if they can solo queue into the content with their current item level.

Like god just let people play at their own pace. Not everyone lacks a life.

[[ As for the raid bit, I think that poster was talking about the “easy” version of Alex but even then, not everyone does it. I know people who’ve never touched the place, opting to just do 24-mans once a week and make a relic or focus on crafting/gathering. There are players like that. And a lot of them aren’t bad players either. ]]

– Mod Mhi