Can you draw these FFXIV job and class icons?

It is several months ago since this trended on Twitter. I always meant to fill it out but I eventually forgot about it. Now it’s time, to do what has to be done: Can I draw these icons?

Oh right, my name is Riiko Rinkoko and my main job is WHM.

LOL if this was a test at school I would have failed due to forgetting my name… It’s been many years since school, please forgive me!

I’m surprised how many icons I could remember – the wrong way around! Many would have to be mirrored horizontally to be correct. If there is anyone around who can explain this phenomenon, please do!

After finishing, I noticed that I drew SCH as a Butt Mage when in fact it is a Boob Mage! O.O; Please check it thoroughly, everyone!

Here you can find the original post with the blank form if you would like to fill this out too! :D

The incredibly tough FFXIV Job ability and spell icon quiz from Twitter

Last week, there were screenshots roaming on twitter where you were asked to identify all the abilities/spells displayed.

Challenge accepted.

The small healer quiz:

Can you distinguish between WHM, SCH and AST spells?

Please note: I got something wrong in the above quiz. Do you know what’s wrong? ò.ó;;

The Tank Quiz:

PLD, WAR and DRK abilities that are used quite often. Except the one on the bottom right. What is this?!!

The DRK Quiz or “Can’t we just call everything “Dark thingy”?”:

Savage Ninja Quiz:

How did SE think it was a good idea to have all abilities look pretty much similar? You can even mix gatherer abilities inbetween and keep people thinking what NIN ability this one was XD

The Ultimate healer Quiz:

All in all I think I recognized the most important spells and abilities. Guess I’m a pro now ò.óV

The question is, how many would you have recognized?

Here are the direct links to the original twitter posts:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use (S)Loppi machines at Lawson

You would like to go to Eorzea Café but don’t know how? You don’t wanna go there in the morning and chance it to get a free table on the same day maybe?

Do not fear anymore, Riiko has the solution for you:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use (S)Loppi machines at Lawson

My guide will cover the necessary steps to visit Eorzea Café.

Quick Guide

Reserve ticket online –> Pick up reservation from Loppi machine at Lawson and get ticket from counter –> Go to Eorzea Café 15 min prior to time slot –> Enjoy Eorzea Café

What you need to reserve a ticket

– internet
– credit card (can also pay by cash but you need to pick it up within a few days after reservation)
– email address
– a japanese phone number (for example from your hotel)

First up, useful translations that you will read 10+ times during the reservation process.

エオルゼアカフェ Eorzea Café

ファイナルファンタジー Final Fantasy

秋葉原 Akihabara

東京 Tokyo

大阪 Osaka

How to reserve a ticket

Go to the website https://l-tike.com/ and enter “エオルゼアカフェ” (Eorzea Café) in the search field.

It will forward you to this page: http://l-tike.com/search/?keyword=エオルゼアカフェ

Now you will see the following overview. I removed the menus from the website in my screenshots. Click on any screenshot for a larger version.

Yellow marked: Tokyo
Blue marked: Osaka
Green marked: Dates for which you can reserve

Select the city and time frame in which you want to reserve a ticket and click the pink button on the right side.

On the next page scroll down a bit to skip the text and you will get to the calendar. Here you can see on which date and time slot there are still free tables and which are booked out.

Click on the time slot at which you want to reserve a table.

The following pop up will appear:

If the button on the right side is pink, on this day and time slot the corresponding table for the number of persons is available. If it is grey, all tables of this type are booked out. Try a different day or time slot.

Click the pink button to add the table for x persons to your cart.

The popup will disappear. Instead you can find this at the right side of your screen:

Now select the number of tickets you want. I selected 1 table for 2 persons.

When done, click on the pink button.

You will be forwarded to the login page. Here you can log in if you have an account or chose to register an account.

I recommend to not register an account and continue without registration! For this select the very bottom right button.

Next, you have to enter your email address twice and a Japanese phone number.

The phone number is only accepted if you do not enter the country code. Please refer to the example number. I used the phone number of the hotel. Make sure to write down the number as you need it to pick up your tickets at Lawson store.

Click again on the pink button to continue. To return to the previous page, click the left blue button.

You will be forwarded to a very long page.

At the top part you can again confirm you booking details. The ticket can only be picket up in the store, no other possibility to get them.

Scroll down a bit and you can select the payment type.

I like to use credit card as you have to pick up the tickets within 1 month or something. If you chose by cash it’s only a few days but I’m not 100% sure… >.<; Sorry for inaccurate information!

After filling out your credit card details, scroll down.

Here you need to chose a password in order to access the confirmation of the registration online later on. Do not worry, you also get an email confirmation with your registration number.

When all is filled out, click on the pink button. This will finallize the purchase.

I do not have a screenshot of the next page but if you did everything correct, it will say that you successfully reserved, list all details again. You will also receive it via email.

The email will contain a lot of text. Scroll down until you find something looking like this:

Please note: Where I wrote about Loppi pickup, it actually tells you about the phone number that you used during reservation process. Don’t forget it to write it down and bring with you!

When paying with credit card, you can pick the tickets up at the same day of your reservation! I think you can reserve 1 months in advance, whenever the tickets are available for registration.

Checklist: What should I bring to the Lawson store?

– registration number (from email)
– phone number
– your name in katakana

In the email you received there is also a guide on how to pick up the tickets from the Lawson store Loppi machine. It’s in Japanese of course.

How to pick up your ticket in Japan

Lawson is a “combini”, a supermarket, that’s basically everywhere and open 24/7. Every Lawson store has a small Loppi machine that is often near the ATM machine. Sometimes it’s hidden away a bit. Don’t be sloppy in searching for it, even if it’s a (s)Loppi machine… (Pun intended)

Select “Lawson Ticket” 「ローソンチケット」 on the screen.

Then select “Pick up Reservation Ticket” 「予約済(当選)チケットの引取り」.

Enter the reservation number 「予約番号入力欄」 and the phone number 「電話番号」.

Then enter your name in Katakana. If you don’t know Katakana, this website can help you: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/katakana.htm

Make sure to use a blank / space between first and last name. I had trouble finding the blank/space key for it as it was in complicated Kanji. Just try it out or ask the staff. If you registered an account during the reservation process, you do not need to enter your name at the Loppi Machine (from what I experienced).

The Loppi machine will print out a receipt for you. Bring it to the counter and they will you the actual tickets.

Bring the tickets with you to Eorzea Café, obviously.

Where is the Eorzea Café (Tokyo)?

The Tokyo Eorzea Café is in a famous quarter called Akihabara. You can reach it best by going to Akihabara station by either subway or JR train. From there, walk a few minutes.

I used to orient myself in the train station by following the exits to Akihabara Electric Town. Then look out for the Gundam Café. From there, just follow the map. Across the street from Eorzea Café is an Animate store (status April 2017). The Café itself is in a building of “Pasela Resort” on 2F. The small red square on the picture is the entrance…

It’s difficult to see, so I also checked it on Google Street View:

Enter the building and you will see on 1F in the back on the right a room with different costumes and merchandise. This is where you can find a few FFXIV merchandise items. You can pay them at the bakery directly next to the merchandise. It is worth checking out this little merchandise room in the morning before other customers have come by. So you might still get M/L sized t-shirts or other items that might sell out quickly.

How Eorzea Café works

Enter the building (if you are not inside yet) and take the elevator to (2F). In Japan, the ground floor where you enter is called 1F, the next floor above is 2F, 3F etc.

You will directly see a counter. It cannot be missed. From there you can go to 3 different Cafés, so show the staff your ticket. If you are there more than 15 min in advance, they ask you to wait. If you are not there 15 min in advance, they might give your table to someone else.

Once it’s time, they will give you an iPad which serves as the menu. If you reserved, the first drink is on the house. For this you have to select one drink per person from a sheet of paper and give it back to them. You can also chose one of the job coasters which contain artworks of each job. You also get a cactpot ticket.

They ask you to wait again in front of the Café door until all customers have received their iPads. Then they will lead everyone to their table.

After an introduction in Japanese, they do the drawing of the cactpot numbers! The 3rd and 2nd place were pins or other small merchandise when I was there. The 1st place is a massive dessert plate that 2 people will struggle to eat. It will be served about 1h after drawing.

You can order as much food and drinks as you want and as often as you want. Beware as the tables are quite small to not order too much at once. The plates are sometimes quite big even if the food portions are decently sized.

With each item you order you will get a random coaster.

Among these coasters there are also job coasters but they do not have the artworks from those at the entrance but ingame screenshots on them. My Paissa knows which cards are best. ò.óV

The last order can be placed half an hour before the time slot end time. They will make a short announcement for it in Japanese a few minutes before.

They have PCs and a PS4 where you can log into your account. If you would like to do this, bring your security token. One of the PCs has an English client. I didn’t know this at the time. Playing in Japanese was really tough, and I was just trying to do a nice emote to take a photo!

In case many people want to use it (usually it’s not the case as everyone takes pictures or enjoy the food), they ask you to not take too long there.

Feel free to take as much pictures as you like. The staff is kind and will also take pictures of you if you ask.

In the end, you pay at the counter at the entrance. You just need to give them your ipad and they give you the bill. :)

For each item you ordered, you will receive one stamp in a stamp book. They are Grand Company themed so you can chose which one you prefer. For 18 items you will receive a small pin.

 

If you have any questions, please comment.

I wish you a lot of fun at Eorzea Café! Enjoy your stay. :D

 

>> Read about my visit at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/holiday-in-japan-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Read about the awesome food at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/holiday-in-japan-food-of-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

I’m back with Blog Statistics!

Hello everyone,

Do you remember me? It’s Riiko Rinkoko from Eorzea!

Yes, I’m still alive and yes, I do have not posted anything for about 4 months. The laziness had taken the better of me but I decided that the draught in content before Stormblood release is a unique chance to catch up on the thousands of screenshots and hundreds of posts that I still have to write.

What motivated me most were the statistics of my blog. I love overviews and statistics.

First up, the overview of all-time posts, views and visitors.

Funny enough, the 30th August 2016 had the most views ever although there was no blog update on that day at all. One day before, a post entitled Moogles just want one thing: Free Kupo Nuts was published. Maybe there is a connection!

Next up the total visitors per year. As you can see, in 2014 with ARR my blog became slowly popular. 2015 and 2016 were quite well-going years! ö.ö In 2017, despite having nearly no posts published, there were still visitors!

I would like to thank you so much for still being interested :D

Below you can find an overview of views (they didn’t have this for visitors) per month and year. It seems the months of August and September are the most popular ones. Is it because of school summer holidays?

The most popular day and hour of the week is Thursday, 10pm. I guess that’s daytime for US?

My followers consist of the following:

The Social ones are split by my facebook and twitter followers:

And now, the most interesting thing. A map displaying the location of my visitors! This overview displays the all-time visitor numbers and countries.

Below you can find a list sorted by numbers of views. I’ve only displayed those countries that have a total of 400 or more views.

Comparing my parrotlet website and this one, I clearly have built up a decently known site that I want to continue both of them and increase popularity.

Why? Because I love to entertain you! (This is not sponsored by a german TV channel!)

It’s true though. I actually really like writing the blogs and I need to take more time for them.
See you around soon,

Riiko

FFXIV Patch 3.4: What to unlock where and what to check out – Overview

MSQ (The Pillars (X:11.5 Y:11.2), House Fortemps Knight)
MSQ -> Xelphatol (ilvl 210+)

Great Gubal Library (Hard) (Idyllshire (X:5.5 Y:6.6), Midnight Dew) (ilvl 210+)
Sophia the Goddess / Containment Bay P1T6 (The Rising Stones (X:6.1 Y:5.2), Unukalhai) (ilvl 220+) –> Extreme mode unlocked in Rising Stones, Unhulululu
Hildibrand (Foundation (X:9.9 Y:11.4), Cyr)
Scolasticate (The Pillars (X:8.7 Y:7.8), Briardien)
Wondrous Tails (Idyllshire (X:7.0 Y:5.9), Unctuous Adventurer) –> Thancred Minion
Duels (Wolves’ Den Pier (X:5.8 Y:5.8), Fainthearted Fighter)

The Creator (The Dravanian Hinterlands (X:21.7 Y:18.8), Mide) (ilvl 230+) –> Savage in Mor Dhona after clear (ilvl 245+)
Item TypeRequired Token / Number of Tokens
Head Tarnished Alexandrian Lens x 2
Body Tarnished Alexandrian Shaft x 4
Hands Tarnished Alexandrian Crank x 2
Waist Tarnished Alexandrian Chain x 1
Legs Tarnished Alexandrian Spring x 4
Feet Tarnished Alexandrian Pedal x 2
Accessories Tarnished Alexandrian Bolt x 1

Weeping City: Weekly restriction for gear and Mhachi stuff: removed

Palace of the Dead: Exchange hidden treasure (Using Pomander of Intuition) @ Expedition Bishop at Quarrymill in the South Shroud (X:25.1 Y:20.6)
Palace of the Dead: Check out new floors

Grand Company: Squadrons (Grand Company X Personnel Officer)
Grand Company: New gear & Rank up

Gold Saucer: Triple Triad hall (The Gold Saucer (X:4.1 Y:7.4), Triple Triad Master)
Gold Saucer: Check out Verminion DF
Gold Saucer: Buy 3 Jumbo Cactpot cards
Gold Saucer: Check new items for MGP (Chocobo Barding confirmed)
Housing: Check out Appartments
Housing: Check out new furniture: Aquariums, Autumn trees + leaves, Calca+Brina dolls, mammet lamp, new shelves, new Triforce walls
Housing: Check out new soil and x-light seeds and Viola seeds (Material Suuplier in wards)
“New items are available from the Resident Caretaker NPC in the residential districts.”

Retainer: Get 5-10 Grade 1/2 soils
Retainer: New items for Quick Exploration

Figure out where the Poncho comes from
Figure out how to craft new stuff
Figure out how to acquire new minions&mounts
Check out new hairstyles
Figure out where piglet (?) minion comes from
Check out new Gathering locations and items
Figure out where new music comes from –> https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/54k08z/preliminary_for_34_complete_orchestrion_songs/
Check out new emotes /facepalm /respect /flex /sneer
Try out /doze on Inn beds+beach bed in Costa del Sol
Try out /pray while sitting or on mount

Check what happened to Grade 1-5 Glamour Prisms and re-sort them
Figure out what exactly changed to auto-attack and how to evade gazes
Check out the change in display of enmity in party
Check countdoun feature (/countdown /cd, try out /cd 3 or any number)
Check out clock type to display several times
Report RMTs with right click

Check out keybind for Camera settings (Standard R, NUM*, mouse wheel button)
Check and adjust camera settings
Check camera lightning on/off (keybind x)
Check group pose PAUSE (all ppl: keybind 1, one person: keybind 2)

Check settings:
Character config -> UI settings -> General
Character config -> UI settings -> HUD

Exchange Eso for Lore
Check out Spoils Trader NPC in the Pillars (X:14.7 Y:10.9) to see if Diadem is worth doing again
Bertana in Idyllshire (X:5.8 Y:5.2): New items are available for exchange., 1 Clan mark log for Illuminati Gobtwine / Illuminati Gobcoat
New items are available from Smacklix in Idyllshire (X:7.6 Y:4.8).
New items are available from Auriana in Mor Dhona (X:22.6 Y:6.7).
The following items can now be purchased in exchanged for Centurio Seals:
Esoterics Gear (Item Level 200) Illuminati Gobdip Illuminati Gobtwine Illuminati Gobcoat
New items are available from the scrip exchange NPC in Idyllshire (X:5.7 Y:7.0).
New items are available from the scrip exchange NPC in Revenant’s Toll (X:22.4 Y:6.7).

The order of items listed in NPC shops has been adjusted.
* Please take care when making exchanges or purchases so as not to select the wrong item.

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