“Show your Skin” – Social Hide&Seek and Chocobo Race FC Event

A few weeks ago, I organized the first social event with the FC on Omega.

Everyone was asked to dress in summer beach clothing with the motto “show your skin”.

Everyone did a great job in showing off their skin as much as they felt comfortable. ö.ö

We then started the games! First up: Hide and seek!

I hid anywhere in the Mist but not inside houses. The first person to find and initiate trade with me would receive the announced winning item(s).

Can you find me in this picture?

Hint: Bomb!

One time, I hid in the Chocobo stable of a neighbour. When a bunch of half-naked ladies suddenly gathered in their garden, the neighbour seemed clearly confused. I apologized to them >.<;

Some hideouts seemed really obvious and people found me quickly.

Please take a moment to enjoy Bay’s unique pirate outfit…

Some other hideouts were super obvious and some weren’t.

Sometimes, I got burned and people were surprised to find baked potato instead of me.

Then, we played Chocobo racing. Everyone was to gather on the wooden thing and on 3, 2, 1, GO! then came running at me.

It was really scary having a group of people come running at you. Would this be certain death?

First to trade me got yet again awesome stuff.

After a few runs, we initiated savage mode: I was allowed to jump on my mount and run away from the group!

They chased me through half the area until they managed to catch up and trade to me.

After this funny race, we initiated Hide&Seek Savage. People had to hide the character names or the HUD – whatever was easier for them to set up…. And then find me.

Do you see me in this picture?

Mag managed to find me first! Here I am:

The next time, I hid very well again but made sure, you can still see a part of me.

Here I am again in a bomb! :D

Loxie found me first but pretended to be standing there just randomly.

It tool a while until other people saw it and checked what was going on.

Was a really funny race. Very tough, I must add. Not sure I would have managed to find myself if I had been searching! O_O

Good job everyone, thanks for joining the fun! :D


FC Summer Screenshot Contest: Winning Entries

This year during the Moonfire Faire, I organized several events. One of them was a screenshot contest!

The rules were simple. Your character had to be shown how they enjoy a hot day in summer.

Rhowen made a small photo story where she enjoys her day with Moogles, bathes with Bayani and finally rests in her garden chair. What a fun and amazing idea!

Trem on the other hand enjoys his time in hot summer preferably naked. In a massive bathing tub. With the greatest view on Kugane ever! (Stay tuned for more Kugane Sightseeing Screenshot posts in the future, featuring naked Trem.)

Bereklauw decided to take a bath with the ladies. But what is this? He made it really hard for us to see anything. Is it a challenge for us or a screenshot for ants? Very funny picture, he chose, couldn’t help but burst into laughing when I zoomed into the scene! XD

Chelci relaxed at the crystal blue beach in the Mist near her house. I’m sure she had someone with a palm leaf to fan cold air towards her! What an amazing life <3

I’m sure you are thinking: Why can’t Riiko publish all entries and not just the winning entries? Well, let me tell you, this were actually all entries. Unfortunately, not many people participated.

Instead, a lot of people joined the Hide&Seek and Chocobo Race event the other weekend! :D

I’m sure you’re especially excited about the savage versions of these events: Hide&Seek without HUD/UI and Chocobo race where the goal character you gotta trade to in order to register the winner can run away from you O.O;;

Housing Adventures Reborn on Omega

After our small victory in Gyr Abania, it was time to relax.

With the move to Omega, everyone got a house. At least those who wanted one, from what I know. It was time to tend to my house and design a bit more. My house is located in a secluded corner of the Lavender beds. Market board, Summoning bell and local merchants are offering their services nearby. I don’t have a beuaiful flower pond anymore, but I got a large mansion so that’s that.

On that day, I picked up Lilly in her house and have her a small present: “Papalymo and Yda” Painting.

Then, I dragged her with me to show her my garden.

She snuck inside the house although I told her it’s not finished yet… Food was standing all over the floor and she ate quite a bit of it… then passed out. x_x

Soon after, we had ranked up our newly founded Free Company to the rank where we could buy our own house!

Quickly, I ran to our (my?) most favorite plot and purchased the medium house for the Free Company.

There it is:

This spot has a marvelous view on the ocean. It comes with a small private beach and a little private park.

Of course, I built the company workshop directly after placing all the furniture from my retainers inside.

We then worked on our first airship.

It looked beautiful.

Here you can see “Chelci’s Miniskirt” on her first voyage. It’s white with red highlights – classy White mage style.

Then, I proceeded to do some work on the outside of the house.

Our next step would be the work on a Carbuncle house.

Spoiler: It looks amazing!

Goodbye Excalibur! The Storm of Revolution has drawn me to Omega.

It was time to say goodbye.

Not for good, like I would leave Eorzea completely! It was “only” Excalibur server that I would be leaving.

Let me tell you how it came to this.

When the NA data center moved to the West coast, the pink increased drastically to 180-200ms. It was very noticeable for me and some friends, but many also said they didn’t notice anything. Not sure how, I was using Swiftcast>Medica II and it casted Medica II with normal cast time and did not register the Swiftcast effect. Only the next spell would be registered – or if I waited a second before casting the spell.

It was okay, I could live with this somehow, I told myself. While gathering and crafting, I also noticed delays. I would have to re-write all my handy crafting macros!

We had a FC meeting to discuss the status. As not much information was known from SE side, we didn’t come to a decision whether to stay or to leave for one of the new servers. Everyone was basically okay with moving and with staying. Except Nez, he wanted to remain on Excalibur whatever happened!

As the days passed, the Early Access came closer. I didn’t want to start discussions or make people nervous, so I didn’t talk much about this maybe potential move. We were all waiting for information from SE.

The information came like 2 days before Early access and one day before 24h maintenance. With the information that we could take all our money, would be reimbursed for the houses and apartments that we left behind, and the knowledge that we would be able to log onto the new server with the Early access, we decided to move.

That meant, I had to say goodbye to my friends who stayed while trying to convince as many as possible to join. Many joined and I’m really happy about this. Also friends of friends joined and came over to our One Punch Mog FC.

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Nez who wasn’t joining us. And I said my goodbyes to Nero, Shyvanna and their buddies ;_; Good thing is you can still stay in touch outside of Eorzea but it’s not really the same T_T

After this wall of text, please find the screenshots below:

We gathered at our FC house. I had already emptied the furniture from the garden and from inside and had it on a retainer, ready for transfer.

It felt weird to leave the house behind T_T

At least, some of us gathered to say goodbye.

Especially to dear Nez! Nez was staying behind and we all are missing him ;_;

The empty house. x_x

Was also trying to say goodbye to Nero but he just came with the awful Tidus laugh! Goodbye to that ò.ó

I also said goodbye to Stoneskin. :\

Some cheesy words.

Some more cheesy words.

I sent a cookie to some people. That was when Shyv sent me this ;_; Awww!

The following nearly broke my heart.

Goodbye, beloved Moogle House!

Shyv came over to comfort me, but it still felt so empty ;_;

I’m already missing all you nice people but please know that we’ll always welcome you on Omega. Even without the Free Server Transfer and bonus things you get.

The time on Excalibur was awesome but the time on Omega will also be great.

At least I got to see PF fill up with 100+ parties for the first time in my life. O.O;

Diadem 2.0 is just like 1.0 but with messy Emergency Missions

We also flew to the new Diadem 2.0!

We expected major changes and excitement.

Indeed it was full of FATEs that you had to do besides some mission stuff to unlock a lower area.

The mission results were alright and we got some spoils whith which we could buy new stuff. Like… idk was there actually something new to buy? <.<

But then, suddenly an Emergency Mission happenes! O.O

We traveled to the center of the area and entered a special building.

There, we were fighting multiple enemies at once.

It was really messy and confusing.

Somehow, we killed or aggroed something that wasn’t supposed to happen.

For whatever unlogical reason, the monsters didn’t reset or despawn so we could have tried again.

They stayed where they were and we totally failed, had to leave and hope for a new Emegerncy mission in a different dimension…

We came back several times but never managed to either see or beat an Emergency Mission.

At least everyone who still needed it now had obtained the Pegasus mount. :D

Goodybe, Diadem! Never see you again. :D

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