FFXIV: Rainmaker Hair & Getting Ready for Stormblood

Last week, I did the quest for the new Make it Rain event, which awarded the new hair, Rainmaker. This hair has been widely looked forward to by many in the FFXIV community, so I’m glad that it wasn’t too difficult to get.

I’m also sad that it wasn’t too difficult to get, though.

This year’s Make it Rain event was severely lacking on questline, especially compared to the detained murder mystery event we got for it last year. I guess that’s to be expected seeing the team is probably putting all their efforts into polishing Stormblood at the moment. And I do appreciate free MGP, items, and the MGP bonus.

But the response from most people in my FC has been, “That’s it?” Some folks didn’t even realize that the hair and other event items were purchasable at the vendor next to the quest turn-in.

You can see what the hair looks like in the intro picture up there, where a grouchy Zeb and Tai model it for you. I like it well enough for what it is, but it doesn’t fit most my characters. I tried it on, and they mostly didn’t get past the character customization screen with it.

Tai will end up using one of the new hair styles that’s coming in Stormblood as it suits him perfectly.

Here’s the hair on my main:




The only one who actually kept the style was Hedge Mouse, but she’s a bit on the wild side:


Pre-Expansion Lull

Aside from that, things have been pretty quiet as we’re leading up to Stormblood. Though our FC is still quite active, I’ve been taking a few days away from FFXIV here and there.

While I have a Black Mage at level 50 who I could be working towards 60, I figure come Stormblood, I’ll be doing plenty of leveling for my Red Mage. Plus, the 50 to 60 path will be easier once the expansion drops. So, I might as well wait.

I’ve been tanking here or there on my little 30-something Warrior, mostly just to help the Posse through leveling roulettes. Of course, that’s earned me a level here or there. I’ve also run some things, including PotD on Zemi’s Ninja, leveling that on the side.

Thanks to Vix and Xaa, Zemi finally beat Edda, which has opened the way to Floor 51 for me. Seeing that I’ve not practiced Ninja much at all, I’m pretty lost with all the level 60 skills. But I’m not going to stress over it too much since all that’s going to change next week, anyhow.

PotD is serious business.

Overall, it’s that nice, laid-back lull that comes right before an expansion. Things will probably be intense once Stormblood drops for a while, so I’m using this time to take a break.

Stormblood Job Musings

The one thing I’m sad about is that Dragoon will be losing Ring of Thorns, which is like… every Dragoon’s favorite annoying spam skill. There’s not much to be done for it, though I’m not all that sure I’ll be playing Dragoon at all come Stormblood. It depends on how annoying the whole BotD and Dragon Eye mechanics are.

I watched a video on the Dragoon changes and it just didn’t sound all that fun to me to deal with yet more BotD timers. I’d much rather be filling up a gauge than watching one ticking down over time.

Tai might be moving towards Samurai, while I know for sure my main is going to be going Bard, and ultimately, Red Mage.


  1. I just discovered the Gold Saucer (???) last night and went through the intro quest where you get shown around. Is the Make it Rain quest part of that system? Any idea if it’s level-locked or where to start it? Aren’t you glad I started playing FFXIV so I fill your blog comments with newbie questions!!? LOL Feel free to ignore me, I know I can be annoying.

    1. No problem at all. I’m happy to answer!

      This is a separate quest you need to pick up from Ul’dah. Just go to the main Aetheryte and walk out into the city — the quest giver will be right there. Here’s the event page to help you find it:


      I think all you should need to have is the Gold Saucer unlocked to be able to do this. It’s very, very short, and once you get to the end of it, you can use the ticket they give you for 30K free MGP. This is enough to purchase all the event rewards from the attendant, who is standing next to the guy who ends the quest line.

      Talk to the attendant, and look under the Other tab to see the event rewards, including the new hairstyle and some nice cards for Triple Triad (you probably must need to open the card game to use them, not sure).

      1. You are so awesome! I have I think 54 MGP, and I’m low enough level that I don’t want to spend my Gil to buy more. 30K MGP… I’ll need to rent a wheelbarrow to cart that around! Thank you!

        1. Enjoy!! You’ll get double your winnings at the Gold Saucer for the event. My suggestion is to use the Finer Miner game to boost that quickly if you want. You can find the machine if you go to the chocobo racing area, then take the hall towards Lord of Verminion. These only cost 1 MGP to play, and it’s really simple, fast and easy to start a foundation of MGP.


          Also daily Cactpot is a favorite. Shoot for the 1-2-3 or 7-8-9 scratch off lines. This is all RNG, but I used to make quite a bit just doing the Cactpot once a day.

  2. hi! im also getting ready for Stormblood, i just leveled miner to 60, and im trying to level some crafters! I did the Gold saucer event quest and i was left thinking thats it? too.. it was just talk to a guy and quest done lol

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