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  1. Eva


    It has always been both a LS and a FC (the RP action takes place either in-person or over the LS channel though and the FC channel is used for OOC talk and discussion about the house layout, airship expeditions, chocobo stables and krakka feeding, and other FC-specific stuff that doesn't really touch the RP at all)! You can stop by the enjin forum page on the OP or visit us at Lavender Beds, Ward 1 Plot 15. Or shoot a /tell to Alex Windfist, John Spiegel, or Eva Zelorius. :thumbsup:
  2. It can be added. Those are the character's roots (though he may deny it to the grave). The paranoia is real. It may be worth noting that the character will be fleeing his tribe with his sister (technically at his sister's behest) and the sister character is another RPer's alt (and probably won't see as much play time) but it is 2 characters, going by different names, who were originally a part of the Dhoro clan. If any others from the Dhoro want to work out some sort of RP, I think it's fair to say that we're both open and amenable to the possibilities there. Shoot me a PM or something maybe. Their reason for being in Eorzea is to make a new start though, so other Dhoro members might not be so well-received at first. EDIT: Character Names: bro: Rizumo Ridgestrider - (formerly: Batzorig Dhoro) sis: Rika Ridgestrider - (formerly: Chabi Dhoro) Footnote: Quite a lot of thought and planning has already gone into these two characters and their combined backstory and we've made some adjustments. Amongst the Dhoro tribe it may be widely believed that Rizumo is a murderer of one of their own, and the siblings' sudden and hasty exit to Eorzea before any sort of trial only lends further credence to this notion.
  3. My alt (who may well actually be my main) is a runaway from Dhoro tribe - and as such will not want to be identified with them and adopt a more hyuran-styled surname.
  4. When it hits that point, I go "OMG WHERE ARE THERE NO PEOPLE?" and I run into that. As a healer, I don't need to heal anyone in that specific moment and really, no one should be getting stun/silenced. Just make sure that not all 24 people go to the same cloud. Yes, yes. This is exactly what I did but it was less about "zomg how do we handle this?" and more like "wtf why would anyone do that in the first place?" :?
  5. Some turd in one of my last WoD runs kept removing the A,B,C markers during Cloud of Darkness fight too... I saw them disappear and started putting them back up a few times and... they kept disappearing. Buncha savages in those runs half the time.... :frustrated:
  6. Last week I needed 1-2 more 'trial' type roulettes to finish a mahatma on DRG. I usually just queue up Trials roulette because whatever. I don't spam them. My sense is that I'm at that last message "soul attunement for this mahatma is almost done, go go go!" or such, and I don't want to overdo it with a WoD run or something that's going to take a long time. So we get in and it's Garuda HM (who must have had the bright status). Two of the other DPS have under 4k HP and one of the healers is clearly new as well and my mindset is like, "Okay, this isn't going to be a blitz like usual and I'll just kill the green-tethered sister." So the higher level WHM pulls hate, says in /p that he's tanking the sisters and he'll be fine, and to focus DPS on the boss and rattles off his HP tallies (he has like 7k+ so he's wearing tank jewelry for all the good that's doing). And he's way back away from Garuda. Pretty sure he's a tank main and knows how to keep hate well enough on the sisters, but obviously very clueless about the party composition and rages that we should have all focused on Garuda after we inevitably wipe (because sister(s) not killed). Mind, my DPS went to the sister even after he said to focus DPS on boss, but Garuda still had a boatload of HP left at the wipe and my contribution would not have tipped the scales. But he was pissed at me. >.> Take 2, echo buff now... same thing happens and I speak up, "Dude, we have 2 fresh DPS here and we're not making the cut. Just let us kill the sister. He spouts his HP macro again like being a white mage with 8000 hp is somehow going to miracle us a win. And I'm like, "That's nice, but we're just going to wipe again. A monk joined me and we killed the green sister. He yammered some insults and other nonsense and the other sister used her move. The other lowbie healer fixed everything and we killed Garuda normal and went on. I got 5 commendations (as a DRG on a Garuda HM that's kind of unprecedented). But it wasn't enough for my mahatma so I flagged one more time. Same WHM in the group. This time we had one new DPS and I didn't feel like taking chances. He spouted off his HP totals again and said let me tank the sisters. I said, "Hello again. I'm going to target the green sister. If no one else does, we're going to wipe the first run again. I don't want to waste time any more than you do but we'll probably wipe if we focus boss on the first run." More cursing and namecalling but most of the other DPS joined me and we downed both sisters then killed Garuda and got the win without any wipes, even though we all had to go clear across the battlefield to where this WHM was holding them. He was not happy but w/e. My mahatma was finished there and I was content to run WoD or take a break instead. It's great if you're a healer that can hold the adds. I do that too sometimes on WHM when it's warranted. But when there's simply not enough DPS to fell Garuda in the party, all you're doing is sealing a death sentence and forcing a re-run. >.> (I was not happy about the insults the other day but I'm over it now, and venting here helps a lil too. ^^ )
  7. I had my RP beginnings in a little-known text-based game called GemStone III (I believe it's still around now and called GS4) as a half-elvan empath. This was probably circa 1993-1994. I had Prodigy ISP back then and remember switching to AOL when it went free to play for awhile before they pulled it and began charging a monthly rate. I think games like that nowadays (or similar) are called MUD/MUSH but I don't really get into that scene. This is only a little amusing to me lately since Golden Saucer recently came out and everyone acronyms it 'GS' and even now some 20-someodd years later my mind still equates GS with GemStone. :blush:
  8. This is fun to think about because along the threads of Eva's past are a lot of pivot-points where her journey could have taken substantially different turns. Had she not lost her fiancé in an accident she might have eloped when he returned and be living out her life peacefully with her soul mate, however she would likely never have known motherhood, never learned any sort of combat experience or developed her aetherial abilities. Had she grown complacent in her first company she would likely have gone on to more Ul'dahn aspirations and never joined the Guard where she learned to fight. She would likely have lived out her days as a seamstress, designer, or clothing merchant. Had she not met Oskar, she might never have found her capacity for serving as an advisor, never have cultivated the seeds of leadership ability, and Everwatch as something of a [1.0] mercenary company probably would not have succeeded very well without her soft touch to compliment his rather harsh methods of running things. She also I don't think would have found true love again, and it's hard to say whether or not she would have gotten pregnant and given birth to her twin babies. Had she not heeded an omen from a strange dream at the time of the Calamity, she would have remained in what she considered an underground safehold rather than returning to the surface, and likely been crushed to death or drowned like everyone else that was there. And there's easily a half dozen more of these sort of pivotal moments that have defined the character throughout the years. I think it's fair to say she could have lived a happier and less tragic life, however it probably wouldn't have been as interesting and certainly wouldn't have allowed her to become the woman that she is today.
  9. Name: Eva Zelorius World: Balmung Character main class/job/role (Optional): Priestess / Weaver / White Mage Cards (recommended): The Empress Reason for Card choice (recommended): Eva was originally created with this tarot card in mind several years ago. Eva is a mother of twin babies, maternal towards her friends and colleagues, nurturing, and exhibits all the qualities that this card is supposed to embody including the bosomy depiction its form often takes. That also takes into account some of the more sexual traits the card identifies with (however this is not publicly flaunted as such). I don't feel any other card suits her quite so well as the Empress, but alternatives would be The High Priestess to a lesser degree (though it appears taken) or Temperence (to a far lesser degree). Screenshots: EDIT: Spelling, and a few posts were made since I started this. If it's a first-come first-serve thing we can bow out. We have commissioned an artist for a similar tarot card a couple years back, but we were looking forward to seeing this artist's rendering. While the tarot has been something about which we are passionate, we're certainly not going to make a fuss over this. ^^
  10. As Eva is played by a married couple, our individual tastes differ (but only a little bit). On one thing we can totally agree, this is awesome: Also there is much love of Irish Car Bombs (and each individual component of such) - and many fun stories surrounding the drinking of these at bars with friends. Stories which for all intents and purposes should have been blacked out even! We enjoy ICB's now in much better moderation. Beers: Pumpkin Ales (<3 Pumking) especially in the autumn, and pretty much everything Weyerbacher puts out (Blithering Idiot is amazeballs!), and more conventionally we like Killians, Wild Blue, and Miller Lite (when we're drinkin on the cheap). Someone above mentioned Steel Reserve, and once in awhile we'll split a 40oz of this (or sometimes two), for nostalgia reasons (too long of a story to accompany this post). Wines: Cabernets and Sparkling Moscatos and Zinfandel. Also most champagnes (even the really dry ones!) Stronger: ICB's of course! Scotch (we were recently introduced to Aberlour and love it), Rum (one of us likes light rum and hates spiced rum, and the other is vice versa). Fireball shots have been very popular lately among our social circle, and Washington Apple shots. I also don't think I've had a beer from Southern Tier brewery that I didn't like. Favorites are Choklat, Big Red, and Iniquity. (fun fact: the taste of Iniquity to this day reminds me of FFXI Dynamis because I used to drink a bottle during each run twice a week). Friends of ours are always introducing us to new beers and once a year we go to a brew fest, and usually once or twice a year we have friends over and everyone brings something new and different and we all just kind of have a beer sampling party and watch movies and stuff. It's always a lot of fun and we sometimes find some new favorites!! This was the latest winner: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/664/5488/ (it was awesome).
  11. I'll try to keep this fairly brief... Fail • What kind of stories has your character gotten into? Eva gave birth to twins one year ago [from tomorrow] and much of the focus during 2014 has been on her adjusting to a different sort of motherhood. Surviving the Calamity has become less of a focus and reuniting fellow survivors and friends took a back seat. Her dreams of seeing Crystalline as a charity organization dashed, she sought instead to shape it into something not unlike what Everwatch (a LS of 1.0) used to be, but she lacks natural leadership abilities. This coupled with a desire to spend more time with her new babies led to her appointing Costia the new leader of Crystalline. Since that time the company has faced a number of adversaries that have tested loyalties, forged friendships, and brought the group closer together. • How has your character changed since you rolled them (Or if you have been here since the beginning, since 2013)? The first part of 2014 brought with it a lot of frustration for Eva, finding challenge in managing her time and wanting to be there for her children as well as her "other children." This frustration eventually gave way to acceptance that she as a single mother cannot be everything she wishes she could be for everyone. Rather than trying to do it all, she has found peace in spending what time she is able with those for whom she cares, when she is able to pry herself away from her children. • What has been your favorite RP moment this year? There have been a few stand-out RP moments this year. A scene at Selene's cell stands out in my mind. The moment where Eva realized she couldn't lead any longer and handed the reins over to Costia. A scene with Ki'lari and an unexpected embrace. Any of a number of awkward exchanges with Caen. Giving the monthly parable at Jancis' big ceremony for Nophica instead of the usual much smaller group. • What was the most shocking RP moment this year? Caen's grand professions of love and generally "moving too quickly" were perhaps a bit unexpected, if not entirely shocking. Their budding romance has been advancing, if at a glacier's pace, and it has been really sweet. • Has your character made any mistakes? Some days it feels like my character does nothing but make mistakes. The biggest of which probably has to do with a company merger she looks back on with a good amount of regret, after how things played out. She seems to always land on her feet though. • What was the most surprising thing you found out about your character? Eva took to motherhood naturally, however it still surprises me that she held sway as a leader for awhile there. • What relationships did your character build? Eva has tried (and probably failed) to grow closer in her friendships - with Aysun and Costia in particular. She seems to maintain a respectful distance despite wishing she could find the sort of "besties" friendship she once had with Silvia. She has had some difficulty letting go the father of her children (who passed away before the Calamity) and moving on with a relationship with Caen. • Any relationships that fell apart? I wouldn't say any relationships collapsed entirely, but Aysun's departure from the company impacted her on a deeper level than she has really communicated to anyone. There continues to be a friction between Eva and a couple of the company's members who do not seem to share in her views, but she is growing to make peace with this. • What was your favorite large-scale event and why? I really enjoyed participating at the Celebration for the Matron in Gridania back in November and hearing the other stories and giving a parable that was perhaps more personal than it seemed. • What was your favorite smaller-scale event and why? I enjoy most of my one-on-one role-plays. As a priestess the larger scale events are fun, but I really enjoy - and by extension I think it's fair to say that at some level Eva enjoys as well - playing the role of therapist and hearing people talk about their pains and trying to offer comfort, solace, and counsel wherever possible. In short, I like giving blessings and prayers, but I love interacting on a more personal level and giving comfort and advice. • What are you looking most forward to seeing in the future with your characters growth and story? It is hard to say. As a sort of "supporting character" Eva's story has always been more dictated by circumstance and those about whom she cares. I foresee her growing more comfortable in her motherhood role and further accepting her place with the church - the latter of which was something she first met with a certain degree of reservation. I expect her relationship with Caen - still after all this time somewhat tenuous - will at some point over the next twelve months either evolve into something greater or dissolve entirely. There are one or two [unlikely] characters who may fit that role of "bestie", but further interactions will be needed to see if that void ever gets filled.
  12. Seems relevent based on some dialogue on the previous page: I've done several dungeons as WHM with a SCH friend along with whatever tank and other DPS happens to be available. Almost always we will clear things much more quickly with 2x healer than most pickup roulettes in the standard config. Plus it's fun going nuke-happy once in awhile and letting my friend's fairy take care of most of the healing. :love:
  13. I have been playing on DRG a bit more often lately (WHM main but I enjoy changing things up sometimes) and have discovered that I have this weird quirk in Qarn where it annoys me on the first boss when someone tags the body part that gets the purple glow thing. This made sense during the first week after the patch but my knee-jerk mental reaction is, "I'm not blind...." I realize it doesn't harm anything but the past few times someone tagged it I just started changing the marker from 1 to X to O to square to triangle just to be a goober while meleeing it down and avoiding AoE and all that. If someone tags it on the first time I'll usually tag it first on the 2nd and 3rd. I'm a dingbat like that though. Biggest pet-peeve overall lately in DF groups is when a DPS or healer nags the tank about the speed of pulls. Regardless of which job I'm on, I usually put enough faith in the tank to recognize the potency of the DPS in the group, the capability of the healer, and adjust pulls accordingly. If a tank is pulling slow when a group can clearly handle more, I assume there's a good reason for it (may be new to the job, have gotten equipment while on other jobs, learning the ropes, etc.). The only other thing I can think of that really pissed me off was getting ejected from a Tam-Tara HM run back right after 2.3. I was 4/5 on the Divine Harvest set which I was going to glamour and the halfgloves or boots (don't even remember which) dropped and I lotted Need before the Bard said, "Hey can I have those?" Apparently 2-3 of the others were together and not happy that I Needed on it. I explained I had lotted Need before she asked, apologized, and explained I was using it for a glamour set, but apparently they thought that was worth kicking me. First time that's ever happened and hasn't happened since. I still completed the glamour set so I wasn't too shook up about it, but I was pressed for time that day and was late to work or something cuz I had never filed a report before that. People can be such turds sometimes...
  14. Not wanting to derail this thread, but do want to address this point. As I mentioned in my earlier post I knew of one instance where I felt the RP of what many would consider an unusual mount was handled well, and delicately. I'm not in the business of hammering down nails that are sticking out, but I will remark that one or two nails sticking out isn't necessarily a problem. It's when it's a constant barrage of such mounts that it gets harder and harder for me to just look the other way, as I try to do. I have long felt that just because some thing exists in the game in some capacity doesn't mean it fits into everyday life, and I think we're all entitled our beliefs on the matter. This is of course at the very core of why there are many different companies and linkpearls, to cater to all different styles and preferences. As a footnote to the above, I generally do not withold/deny RP to people for something as simple as this, nor do I make any sort of edicts or such. But from my own perspective, in excess the abundance of these 'abnormal things' (not just mounts) does at some level impede my enjoyment of the world and sense of immersion. Generally speaking, if someone is adamant about riding a lion, magitek armor, or whatever else, I think that's great! I also think, from my own character's perspective, it may be a bit extreme. Even the RPer I referenced earlier with her ride-on goobbue got some sidelong glances early on. I'm not going to write anyone off for it, nor am I in the habit of governing how others should RP in whatever manner suits them, but if engaged in RP I'm not going to pretend like something my character would view as an aberration is something commonplace. Perhaps some interesting conversation or RP might arise from such a conversation. I probably will not contribute much further to this thread. My views are pretty widely known and not always very popular, but I am entitled them and just wanted to voice my opinion on this topic, as it does mirror a few others I have seen written here.
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