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  • Birthday 11/13/1987

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  1. Cities Skylines: Share Your City

    This is my latest city I created, it was done without the most recent expansion. Population around 180k with 100+ non vanilla assets. Main mods: WG realistic population, Traffic Manager: PE, Ploppable Rico, and 81 Tiles. The skyscrapers are from the Toronto Financial District. The map was created with CLS map view. Album of images
  2. New Final Fantasy XIV Free Company

    There are a couple of us still playing on Hyperion. Gearing up for Omega right now trying to get things together.
  3. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

    I found that XCOM2 was more challenging and less forgiving than the first remake of XCOM, do they have intentions of fixing some the problems?
  4. Patch 3.55 Notes

    Patch 3.55a brings a host of additions and refinements to the realm, including the conclusion of the anima weapon story quests, a new map for the Feast, and the new custom deliveries system. FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 3.55a Playable Content Battle System Items System Resolved Issues Known Issues This the last content update until the expansion in July.
  5. Stormblood Full Trailer Now Live!

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the full FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood trailer, which first premiered at the Fan Festival in Frankfurt, is now live. You won't want to miss this latest glimpse at the new adventures to come in Eorzea! Proceed to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood special site.
  6. On our last episode of Culling Time, the community team took a break from the dangerous pit to spectate the Claws and the Fangs as they fought in custom matches of The Feast. This time around, the team is headed back into the fray to showcase the new Garo x FINAL FANTASY XIV collaboration event as well as the newly added Frontlines Freelancer mode. Come by the stream as we tackle a variety of PvP content, viewers will have a chance to win exciting prizes! Tune in on Friday, February 10th for Culling Time, a PvP-centric live stream featuring the FINAL FANTASY XIV North American Community team! Who: Aya “Sicycre” Montoya: Sqex Sicycre Chenin “Luxpheras” Matthews: Sqex Luxpheras Date & Time: Friday, February 10th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (PST) / 6:00 p.m. (EST) / 23:00 (GMT) Where: The official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch Channel (
  7. Stormblood Is Now Available For Preorder

    Stormblood is now available for preorder on the Square Enix online store and is Set to be released on June 20, 2017.
  8. Developer Blog: Gung Ho for GARO

    Greetings, everyone! Next week is not only the much awaited release of Patch 3.5--The Far Edge of Fate, it is also the start of the collaboration with GARO! The collaboration features weapons and armor for each job, and they will be introduced as PvP equipment. To get started, you'll want to head to the Wolves' Den Pier and find this black-clad NPC. She'll offer you the GARO goods for a price! If you've yet to give PvP a shot, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Not only because of the collaboration, but because we also are making a ton of adjustments to PvP in Patch 3.5 to make it easier than ever to hop in and enjoy the content! ★You can now register as a freelancer for Frontline and participate without worrying about Grand Company allegiance. ★It's now possible to chat with FC and LS members during Frontline. ★Chat has been disabled for both the Feast and the Fold. The last bullet point above about chatting in the Feast and the Fold is a major change, and as a replacement for not being able to chat we will be implementing a quick chat system. You'll be able to select from 22 different quick chat words and phrases that range from simple greetings to warnings and other orders. These are being added as PvP actions, so it will be possible to add them to your hotbars for quick access. If PvP really just isn't your cup of tea and you are still interested in this awesome looking equipment, you'll be able to purchase it from the Gold Saucer with MGP. However, this version of the equipment will not be dyeable. Finally, while the equipment is most certainly exciting, there's more--mounts! In GARO, the protagonist of the series, has the duty of eliminating demons known as "Horrors," and for slaying 100 of these, he is given a magical horse to ride! Which means in FFXIV you'll have to... Well I won't spoil it, but don't worry--It won't involve racking up a 100 score kill count in PvP! The wait is almost over for Patch 3.5, and I hope you are all looking forward to the amazing content that is on the way! In the meantime, I will be dreaming about fancy armor materializing on my body while I walk around slowly. -Camate
  9. Patch 3.5 Notes

    We are pleased to announce that the patch notes for Patch 3.5 - The Far Edge of Fate have been released in their entirety. Be sure to pore over the comprehensive list of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea, including new story quests, dungeons, and more! Main Link FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 3.5 Playable Content Quests FATEs Treasure Hunt Grand Companies Housing Gold Saucer Battle System Items System Party Finder Resolved Issues Confirmed Issues New Items New Recipes
  10. Developer Blog: Photo Synthesis

    Greetings, everyone! There's only one week left until we can all experience Patch 3.5 - The Far Edge of Fate, and while the main scenario and new battles are at the forefront of the hype train, there are a ton of exciting features being added that make Patch 3.5 even more epic. Our shutterbug Warriors of Light will be much enthused to hear that the group pose feature will be receiving a vast amount of additions, and while this was introduced briefly during the Letter from the Producer LIVE that took place at Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo, let's dive in and check out what's possible with these new features! -------------------- ■New Group Pose Features ・Addition of extra commands ・Addition of color settings and expansion to the number of light positions ・Addition of color filter patterns ・Addition of screen effects ・Addition of angle of view and roll angle adjustments ・Addition of a frame feature ・Addition of status expression ・Group pose support for certain NPCs ・Loop support for certain emotes -------------------- ■Group Pose Recap If you feel like you're in the dark room thinking, "I don't even know how to use group pose," all you need to do it type "/grouppose" or "/gpose" into the chat box. To access the special camera setting window that was added last patch, you can press the following buttons during the group pose. -How to use the camera setting window- Keyboard: "R" key or "*" on the 10-key pad Gamepad: "X" or the square button ■Addition of Extra Commands Now, I know I just got done telling you that you need to use a text command to use this feature, but both "Group Pose" and "Idle Camera" will be added to the "Extra" category of the action list window. This will remove the need to type in each of the text commands, and you'll be able to take these kind of screenshots easily just by pressing the actions on your hotbar! (All the images below can be enlarged by clicking on each of them.) ■Addition of color settings and expansion to the number of light positions Though we feel a bit sorry for our bright minion buddy, Wind-up Sun, we're expanding the amount of light sources that can be placed at the same time, and you'll be able to set up to 3 sources! Additionally, you'll be able to change the color and amount of each of the light sources. Now regardless of where you are or what you are doing, you can adjust the lighting to be just right! ■Addition of color filter patterns Change up your screenshots with seven new filters and color variations! ■Addition of screen effects Spice up your screenshots even more with 10 different layer effects! Focus lines: Polka dots: ■ Addition of angle of view and roll angle adjustments The angle of view for the group pose feature is breaking through the limitations, and it will be possible to zoom in and out more than ever before. Extreme close up! We've zoomed out so far, you almost forget about the tiny Lalafell standing on the ship's bow! Adjustments to the roll angle make for some fancy screenshots! ■Addition of a frame feature We're adding a picture frame and torn paper frame, and the size of the frames can be modified by adjusting the angle of view and other combinations, so try out various settings to frame your picture just right! ■Addition of status expression Whether you're frozen in place, petrified of the camera, or confused about why you're in the shot, it will now be possible to capture these statuses as emotes for group poses. ■Group pose support for certain NPCs While limited to only certain NPCs, you'll be able to include them in your group poses. Setting dear old Rowena or the loveable Khloe as your target will make them the focus of your group pose shot, and of course you can have them face towards the camera! ■Loop support for certain emotes This feature will allow you to loop your favorite poses and emotes to make it even easier to capture the perfect moment! ----- Whew--that was a lot of new features for group pose! Oh wait, there is actually one more... ■Bonus feature There have been a lot of requests to toggle the display of the chat log during group pose, and the team managed to do this for Patch 3.5! To display the chat log all you'll need to do is hit the "Enter" key or the "Back/Select/touch pad" button while in group pose mode. By right clicking or accessing the sub-command menu on the chat tab and selecting "hide log window", the window will disappear. Easy! Between going through the main scenario, unlocking the new dungeons, challenging Zurvan, playing with the new party finder additions, going on wacky adventures with Hildibrand, exploring Dun Scaith--the list goes on--be sure to check out the new camera features at some point as we're looking forward to seeing everyone's creativity! -Camate
  11. News: Dun Scaith Preview

    In today’s patch 3.5 preview, we’ll be looking at Dun Scaith: an all-new 24-player alliance raid and follow up to The Weeping City of Mhach. Dun Scaith The ancient tome recovered by Captain Radlia of the Talons tells of a floating refuge─an island created by Mhachi sorcerers to provide safe haven from calamitous floodwaters. With the disaster that befell the Void Ark, however, the island's intended residents never arrived. Cait Sith is convinced that Diabolos has instead claimed this refuge as his own, transforming what was to be a bastion of hope into a voidsent nest of shadowy nightmare. Level Requirement Disciple of War or Magic level 60 Item Level Requirement ??? Party Size 24 players (three parties of eight) Time Limit 120 minutes Quest Dun Scaith Prerequisites Players must first complete the quest “Freedom for Our Skies” Rewards
  12. While the threat of the Warriors of Darkness is no longer, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn are not without their losses. Torn apart at the seams, their ranks are only held together by the arrival of new and powerful allies. As they recuperate and restructure, once more do the men and women sworn to protect Eorzea look to the horizons only to see the ominous clouds in the distance roiling towards them. From the border between the Black Shroud and Gyr Abania, a pillar of dark smoke coils into the sky and a dread enemy stirs. To the east, unrest has gripped the sacred lands of Sohm Al, which is being overrun by beastly intruders. And high above the cloud tops, Diabolos rises from the ashes once more intent on claiming Dun Scaith as his very own. Great trials and even greater rewards await those brave enough to return to the forefronts of battle, and players will have a chance to get their hands on exclusive items, such as PvP gear inspired by the hit Japanese TV show, Garo!
  13. World Juniors - Canada Vs USA

    Yeah it was pretty shitty last night but because Canada and USA are often the best teams it usually a good game.
  14. News: New Year's Greetings!

    FFXIV Producer and Director Yoshi-P here to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope each and every one of you is enjoying the holiday season. I imagine that you’ll all be ringing in the new year in your own way: adventuring in Eorzea, spending time with friends and loved ones in the real world, wrapping up warm on your couches watching TV. All of us here on the FFXIV team are enjoying some long-awaited time off, after running ourselves ragged putting on the Fan Festival in Tokyo last month. As for myself, I’ve finally had the time to get back to playing FFXIV. It’s been a blast going around getting new mounts, trying to collect even more anima weapons, and chatting away with friends. I’ve really just been relaxing in Eorzea. Having the time to leisurely play through a game truly is one of life’s little pleasures. Looking back on 2016, it has really been a fruitful year for the game. We wrapped up the Dragonsong War story that began in Heavensward, as well as creating new experiences like the deep dungeon. It’s been three years since ARR’s release and I feel like this past year has been one where we were able to take on new challenges, while continuing to provide a consistent, stable experience. At the second Fan Festival in Las Vegas we announced the upcoming Stormblood expansion, and recently revealed further details at the Tokyo event. That we will be delivering another major expansion is a sign of how stable and prosperous Eorzea has become. This in turn provides us the time and resources we need to consistently bring you new adventures. I want to take this chance to express my thanks once again to all you Warriors of Light out there that have made this possible. At this point, we’ve mostly finished fine-tuning the new additions that will be included in the Far Edge of Fate Part 1 and Part 2 patches. All that’s left now is to make sure there are no bugs before we push the new patch live. What trials and tribulations lie in wait for the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn? Keep your eyes peeled for further developments before the patch drops! (Make sure you also don’t miss the Far Edge of Fate trailer we’ll be releasing in the near future.) But what’s this!? Just as I was enjoying my time back in Eorzea, a strange hooded man has handed me a piece of parchment that seems to have a poem written on it… What new adventures and encounters await the Warrior of Light in 2017? Experience them for yourself as FINAL FANTASY XIV moves full steam ahead! FINAL FANTASY XIV PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Naoki Yoshida
  15. News: Party Finder Update - Cross Server Play

    With the release of patch 3.5, the Party Finder will be expanded to allow players to search for parties across all Worlds on the same data center. An option to form private parties will also be available for those looking to play with friends on the same World or a different one. Cross-world Parties Players will now be able to recruit characters from any of these Worlds and form cross-world parties. Players will be able to use the party chat and register for duties in cross-world parties, as they would normally. The following features can be used while participating in a cross-world party: Party chat Registering for the Duty Finder Registering for the Raid Finder Ready Check The following features cannot be used while participating in a cross-world party: Forming alliances Registering for custom matches The Sort Party List function Actions and functions such as Protect and Teleport Offer, which affect any nearby party members. Private Parties Those who wish to form a private party will be able to set a four-character password when sending out a party invite. This feature can also be used with cross-world parties to invite friends residing on a different World