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  • Birthday 09/05/1990

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    Maril Hawker
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    The Matron's Reach
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  1. Maril

    Heavy rp'er checking out the RP scene : )

    Most EU roleplayers are on Omega, you can check out the fc/ls directories for anyone to reach out to. There are also a bunch of EU rp'ers on Balmung, but you'd not be able to get there at this point in time due to the lock. I'm unsure, but you may also be able to find some on Mateus? - Mateus' character creation is usually open in the afternoon EU time.
  2. Maril

    Cameras in lore?

    Magitek is powered by ceruleum, which is very explosive. My first thought on it is that even if that kind of magitek had reached it's way into Eorzea reliably, holding something to take a picture that could also malfunction and explode your arm wouldn't be very appealing. My other thought on it is that it is a "big deal" technology, meaning that as soon as it'd be in Eorzea, it would spread and be more notable/visible in the universe & we'd see examples of it in quests and similar descriptions- and less so examples of hand-painted or printing-press style stuff. Think about how big of a deal it was to the OOC world. It would likely also hit the public in stages- from researchers to the rich and then onwards - Ul'dah has a monopoly on the Eorzean production of ceruleum (see Northern Thanalan). So it's essentially a case of (as per how I see it) sure it might be technically possible but it's not where Eorzea is at yet, and with the upcoming expansion being (most likely) literally Garlemald I'd rather bide my time and wait to see how the lore-writers are going to incorporate a burst of magitek-influence into the Eorzean culture. They could go various ways, from destroying it, prohibiting it, burying it underground, repeat the whole "allagan" incident in real time.... And there's likely always going to be some resistence towards Magitek (as seen in Ala Mhigo-areas, I'm thinking about the people who wanted to blow that big tower thing up that the anarta prettied up instead) But I have seen various people use "picture boxes" and even display movies icly, so if that's what you wanna do for fun in your RP you totally could, I just would hesitate to think of it as canon lore and more your own twist/take on things. Give it some extra thought and write it well and you'll always have some people interested.
  3. Maril

    Looking for connections in my timezone

    I'm in a linkshell called Redeye Roleplay that is full of people with odd-hours for availablity. PM me if you want a link! I think most people in it are from Balmung.
  4. Maril

    Roegadyn Tinkerer. (Balmung)

    Hello! I just wanted to prod and say that it may help your request if you add which server you are playing on o/
  5. This forum is for requesting connections with other RP'ers. You can create a topic here for one or more of your FFXIV characters, it is common that one lists: A bit of info about them Specific hooks What sort of connections and RP you are looking for Your playtimes & server Any relelvant links to Tumblr, Wiki, etc. Please put a prefix-tag on your thread noting your server. You do this by creating a tag and then selecting "Item prefix: servername" which will appear after you have created a tag. You may experience moderators doing so for you should you forget. Threads in this forum will be periodically culled based on their age to keep the forum from getting too cluttered. Threads that have experienced a 3-month lapse in activity, will get moved to the Making Connections Chronicles subforum. In order to prevent this, you must bump your thread once a month (ideally) to show that you are still actively searching. If you would like to retrieve a thread from there, please report the post for moderator action. This forum is not for Free Company or Linkshell hall adverts. These will get locked and archived. Please use the relevant Free Company, Linkshell or Group hall for those listings. Questions? Please contact staff.
  6. Next opening on Monday from 4pm - 7pm EDT!
  7. Maril

    Can I has ur opinions?

    Roll with what you feel inspired to! I would personally go for an entirely new character, since it sounds like you have to re-build your network entirely again. That may be easier when you don't have the kind of ballast a four-year old character can have of experiences that relate mostly to people who perhaps aren't around anymore. I'm generally not a fan of rerolling the same character- it means you may be prone to fall in the same issues over time, partly ruining the point of the reroll. As for if Miqo'te is popular still? I think for race popularity, perhaps save for lalafell and roegadyn, if you try to notice how popular any given race is, you're gonna notice a lot more of it and it'll skewer your view. If you're trying to give your character more of a unique edge, I would advise you not to let that unique edge be based on wheter or nor a lot of people play a certain race. I am not super into RDM lore, but the NPC who teaches it in-game is a Miqo'te from (very far away) and it makes sense for a Miqo'te to pick up that kinda ancient maybe a little bit banned in some places-magic since they're a race that have been described as travelling a lot / appear mostly anywhere in the world, as opposed to other races where not originating from in/around their "hub" already makes for an outlier story, as the exception to the rule. So maybe think in the context of what you want your character to be and relate that to the common lore of the races and places on the map instead.
  8. Maril

    Tumblr vs. Wiki questions

    1.) Are there generally understood pros and cons when compared to one another? They are used for widely different things; but Tumblr is known to have quite a lot of bugs, glitches and the likes, and the editor for themes is more wonky to work with. So if you are planning to costumize a theme you might be in for a small headache. The wiki on the other hand has a risk of sabotage/harrassment since anyone (with an account) can edit, however this happens super rarely; previous editions are always stored (so nothing will be lost) and the moderation team takes it very seriously when it happens. 2.) Do you personally prefer one over the other, if so, why? Personally I prefer Tumblr slightly more over the Wiki, but that is because of how I use it; I am very active there, versus me never having had a habit to check the wiki frequently outside of moderator duties. It's easier for me to maintain my character information pages on tumblr because of that habitual activity- but in reference to #1, I have had so many headaches in the process to make things look nice. 3.) Do you find that Tumblr helps to creates new opportunities? Tumblr can definitely help you gain exposure for your characters, for example via screenshots and Looking For Roleplay posts- but only if you know how to use it right. You need to follow people, get some to follow you back (Following anyone you RP with has been my strategy + art blogs because I love art), and for things like LFRP posts, you should also tag blogs that specifically help boost those posts. You can 100% gain the same kind of exposure by taking your wiki and linking it on discord communities that you're in which focus on RP, and if you aren't in any, that's another area you can consider in addition to/instead of tumblr. I can't say that it's going to for sure land you new opportunities. I've recently had 2x LFRP posts out for 2 alts, and in average 3-5 people responded, but the posts got more than 100 "likes" or notes as they're called on tumblr. With RP and opprtunities, the more proactive you are = more opportunities, only focusing on the other way around probably will never be super effective. Tumblr lends itself a little easier to sending direct messages. 4.) Do you find that more people use the Wiki or Tumblr? Most people I know have both. I think it does not hurt to have both, if you're interested in the social media aspect of Tumblr as well. Less is not always more when it comes to exposure for your character. If you're not hunting for exposure, but want to use the blog for IC posts (Like journals) and such then you could just as well have that on your wiki with a theme that for example has tabs and such. 5.) Anything else I'm missing or should know? Tumblr is an unmoderated bubble-community. As a result, there's a lot more drama (or discourse, as it's mostly tagged as), from gaslighting to callout posts, nasty rumor blogs and what have you not- You need to be aware that you may see a nastier side of the community, unless you use extensions (X-kit, for example) to filter out certain words so you don't see those posts. By bubble-community, I also mean that you'll only see the content you subscribe to, e.g what the people you follow posts- it doesn't hurt to be aware of that, simply because you may end up getting over-exposed to certain ideals. The Wiki is moderated so whilst we can't guarantee you might be the one to discover something, at least here things that are not in accordance with our guidelines for the site, will get removed. And you don't have the social media aspect of things to worry about. I think that's about it. TL;DR is that they're two very different things and if anything I'd say use both if you have the energy to maintain both.
  9. Maril

    balmung Balmung's Mr. Eorzea 2018

    Updated with correct link to the sign up form!
  10. It doesn't sound like something worth being bummed out over, it's certainly normal to be disappointed, but don't let it linger. You could try to clarify with them if they have an unstable internet connection, but then again I'd think it be on them to reach out and try to clarify if it was a mishap. The best you can do is to let people know you're still fresh to the world of RP and then get the best RP out of whatever situations comes your way. People who act like that with malintent though, are never worth wasting time on, imo ^^
  11. As a new initivative within the club-feature, we now allow for listings to be made for Groups that are not strictly speaking a Free Company or Linkshell. You now have a space to support your group initiatives. However, all Group listings must be Roleplay/FFXIV or RPC Related. Examples of Group listings that are allowed: - Roleplay-related Discord groups - Forum Roleplay Groups - Wiki Template Designer groups - Etc. Examples of Group listings that are not allowed: - FictiveName's good weather appreciation club (Not roleplay related) - FictiveName's Callout group (Cause it goes against the guidelines, which you should read.) Please note that these listings do not require the Server or RP Intensity options as these are only relevant for FC/LS listings. Find the Groups here! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a moderator!
  12. Maril

    Akhutai's Shots

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  14. Maril

    No Love for Straight Women

    I can't recognize this problem. I play a straight midlander, and her relationship has happened organically without me even putting thought as to specifically looking for romance for her. She has had multiple people, even women, advance on her over time - and of course, because she's a healer, she gets a lot of the "Ohi sexy nurse rawrrrrr " comments. I have to assume that the people making them are either straight or bisexual/other sexuality that makes them consider a straight woman as a potential. As others have suggested, I think there's more to it and uh, I don't know, maybe don't focus on it too much? Just like with popularity, the illuminati and "Oh my god EVERYONE has my hairstyle all of a sudden???", you will see a lot more of the things you are focusing on. I know some like to have romance as a central focus-point for their characters but yeah, I just don't think that's entirely healthy. If anything I've noticed that people turn on their heels and run as soon as someone mentions they're specifically looking for romance for their character, because it can be a bit of a red flag that warns of potential IC/OOC bleeding down the line, or at least it would be much more risky than in other areas of roleplay. Two gil in a box.