On Blizzard

Look, ya’ll know how I feel about current World of Warcraft. I was thoroughly disappointed in both story and gameplay direction of BFA, and Shadowlands fixed some of those problems, but A) not enough of them and B) it added a whole bunch of new and equally bad ones. I stuck around long enough to…

Factoids

Someone asked me for my favorite fact about my 4 Warriors of Light. I don’t know if these are my favorite facts, but they are ones that I hadn’t shared either here or elsewhere before. So lets go through each of my team Let’s start with team leader, Rheika Aliapoh Rheika was the sole member of…

What Measure is a Paladin – Part 2

I wasn’t expecting to do a followup to this story, but then one of the other writers I follow put out a post on their own blog about their own dissatisfaction with the Paladin job quest, and how a character from a crafting job’s questline exemplified the traits you’d expect of a Paladin better than…

Endwalker Goal List check-in

It’s been approximately three months since I made my Pre-Endwalker goal list, and this week o wanted to check in and see how everything is coming along. Oldman Franks Franks’ goals were pretty simple, given that he’s been my “main” character for most of the expansion. At the time of writing I just needed to…

5 random little things I want in Endwalker

Now that Fanfest has passed and we know a lot more info about what to expect in Endwalker, I want to talk about the little changes I’d really like to see happen, stuff that doesn’t warrant a mention during the keynote, but rather be a little surprise we see in the patch notes. Changes to…

Building Thom – Level 4

The episode isn’t out yet at the time of writing, but our characters in Plus 5 to Hit’s Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign recently achieved level 4 after killing a notorious serial killer, right before being immediately thrust into another combat against some Ice Mephits he had summoned. You all know what that means: time…

Headcanons – Soul Crystals

The exact nature of what a Soul Crystal actually is in the world of Final Fantasy XIV is mostly unexplored. We know they carry a large amount of knowledge related to the job they were created for within them and have the deeds of previous wielders carved into them (with the exception of newly-created jobs…

Synastry

“So let me get this straight. YOU want me to teach you Astrology?” “Yes? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking to just take it out from under you or anything. I just want to learn more about how it WORKS. I used to….where I’m from Astrology is just trying to divine the…

Weapon(s) of Choice – Rheika Aliapoh

Continuing this series with my favorite Keeper of the Moon! This time the lore text will be from her perspective. She ain’t exactly the sort to hold back, so if language is a thing that bothers you, well, now you’ve been warned. Gunbreaker – Crownsblade Recollection “Sure, I got quite a few gunblades, but this…

Weapons of Choice – Oldman Franks

Inspired by a post I saw on Tumblr, I thought a little series on the weapons my characters like to use the most would be fun, so we’re gonna start off with Franks. Paladin: The Blood Sword Terrible whispers follow Franks when he carries this blade, claiming it to be forged from the blood of…

Headcanons – The Multiverse

I wanted to start a little series on my tumblr about my various Final Fantasy XIV headcanons within my own Warriors of Light story, nothing that would necessitate a full post here, for the most part. However, my very first entry turned out quite massive, so it gets reposted here as well. Welcome to Brandon’s…

5 Things I feel Shadowbringers got wrong

I’ve espoused how much I love Shadowbringers a lot, enough that I’m not going to do it here. You folks get it. I don’t believe it was perfect, however. It made a few mistakes, ones I’m really hoping do not repeat with Endwalker. So let’s talk about them and exactly WHY they were so bad….

What Measure is a Paladin?

Jenlyns Aesc, Captain of the Sultansworn, was waist-deep in paperwork when the door to his office opened. Without looking up, he simply asked “Yes, what is it?” The door slammed, the force startling him out of his ink-stained hypnosis, and he glared in the direction of his office door, intending to reprimand whatever careless squire…

Champions from Beyond the Rift

“Fight it…You have to hold on!” That was the last her final ally spoke. Then Ryne collapsed, like all the others, struck down by Emet-Selch’s dark bolts of magic. And Rheika Aliapoh, ostensible Warrior of both Light and Darkness, was too overwhelmed by the former to do anything about it. The damnable, poisonous light was…