Adventures of a Lalafell

A Final Fantasy FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Blog

Wrath of the Gil Sellers

Dear Awesome FFXIV Developers,

I truly love your game but there are folks out there ruining the experience at the moment. Yes, I speaketh of the deaded gil sellers. The spammers who whisper and say without pause or consideration, trying to entice me to buy their illegal services and products. Thankfully, being the shrewd Lalafell that I am, their tricks do not fool me. In fact, I simply ignore them – but even that is getting harder to do.


Note that there are far more gil sellers than a mere 200. Eorzea’s growing popularity attracts them in droves! Please, make it so I can ignore more of them for a start. It would really help!


Lenali Lei

of Ul’Dah


Mystery and Mischief at All Saints’ Wake

October isn’t really October without a bit of spooky and creepy to go along with it. And All Saints’ Wake offered it up in good doses with just the right amount of mystery and mischief from suspicious folks to make it a really fun event.

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The Dragonsong War

Not long ago I talked about being surrounded by story in Final Fantasy. There’s no such thing as too much story really – and by the Twelve is this story good! I’m having a blast sinking my teeth into the amazing main story in Heavensward – and that inevitably led me to one place: The Dragonsong War.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains my thoughts on the Dragonsong War and includes spoilers regarding the Heavensward main story scenario until level 55. You have been warned!

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Starry Starry Night

Over the weekend, I slept in and as a result I found myself doing my Beast Tribe dailies in the night in the Sagolii Desert. I never imagined the desert so pretty at night, complete with a dazzling splash of stars in the sky! Another beautiful moment in Eorzea 🙂

Story Story Everywhere!

Last night, as I was working on Beast Tribe reputation, I finally filled up the Neutral bar and was ready to work on the next stage of rep, “Recognised”. I should’ve known, but I fell into my WoW habit and expected just to move on without much ado. It’s not that simple in FFXIV – there’s a story to be told. I mean, ofcourse there’s a story to be told – it’s FFXIV afterall. Probably an ongoing tale at every stage of reputation!

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My First Reputation Grind

I recently decided to take a short break from leveling in Heavensward and return to some of the things I missed during my journey in ARR. Although I did indeed reach 50 before Heavensward launched, I didn’t have very much time to explore endgame stuff before racing off to Ishgard.

I decided to check out the Beast tribes reputations first which is unlocked at level 47 or so. I thought it was particularly cool that they introduced us to reputations even before we hit level cap.

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Fantasy with a capital F

As I write this post, I have Final Fantasy in playing in the background and I have a stupidly wide grin as I listen to the awesome music and let myself be immersed in its world. I will never tire of Ishgard’s music.

When I first returned to FFXIV, I did so expecting it to be a summer game – something to keep me entertained during the sweltering heat. I didn’t know if I’d stick around for more, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it a whole lot and I certainly didn’t think that I’d be playing it with such enthusiasm. Yet here I am – they have clearly won my Lalafellin heart over.

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To Alt or not to Alt

One of the unique things about Final Fantasy XIV is the armoury system… and the idea that one character has access to multiple classes and jobs. This system does away with need for traditional “alts”, coming from WoW.

The armoury system, I now find, exists for good reason. The main story questline is HELLA long. There is a ridiculous amount of story in it – and thankfully, we don’t have to go through it over and over just try out new jobs and classes. The synergy between the classes, the cross-over abilities and the thought behind the planning of all this simply works.

Despite this, I’ve been going back and forth about rolling an alt. We all have our own reasons for alting and mine are the following: boobs and story. You read that right.

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A City with a View: Ishgard

My journey through the levels has been unusually slow – even by my standards. And the sole reason for this strange turn of events? Everything is so damn beautiful. No, really. I spend half my time going ooh and aah at the breathtaking scenery and forget what I was doing to begin with.

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