FFXVI: Life in Shirogane

Only in a MMO would you water float in full armor.


Yesterday I talked about how I moved my personal estate in FFXIV from a mountain view in the Goblet to beach-side property in Shirogane. I also mentioned that I was still working on the aesthetics of the place, and had picked up crafting again in order to save money and make some of this on my own.

Last night, between Expert Roulette and Sigmascape runs, I was able to gather for and craft the Hingan Stone Fence. I had a hunch that I’d like it better than the more ornate fence I chose originally. I was right.

The fence is more low key, and I really like the cloud patterns etched into the stone. I put the Nanpu style roof back on the house – I liked the curves and the hanging ornaments better than the other design. As long as it’s not paired with the Nanpu fence, it doesn’t come off as loud.

Then, I found a less saturated, more neutral blue to dye it all. I was happy to discover that the Hingan hot spring and the oriental deck furniture allowed me to dye the roof to a matching color, too!

In the hot spring

We’ve spent some time exploring Shirogane since I’ve moved there. There’s just so many little places to find in that zone, including a jump puzzle on the lighthouse-rock in the ocean! There’s also places to relax and chill if you are into gatherings and RP.

Chilling at the beach

As much as I did like my old home in the Goblet, and there were neat places to find in that zone, too, I’m quickly growing to love my new house in Shirogane. There’s still a number of open small lots right now, including the one across the street from me. I think Amoon has verbally considered getting it for himself, though housing still isn’t open to purchase for new individuals.

I just hope whoever does move in there will put time into making their house a pleasant location to view from across the street!

In other news, I’m fully back on the leveling crafting bandwagon again. I’ve been super lazy with all of it. I was very lucky I’d spam-leveled my carpenter back when my FC was making the castle walls for our FC house… otherwise, I’d not have been able to do half of what I did to make things for my own house.

I still have a LOT I want to make. While I did purchase the hot springs and the oriental deck, I want to take time to craft some of my own indoors decor. That means I need to buckle down and work on leveling again.

The state of some of my crafting jobs that I leveled through Moogle quests, like Armorer and Blacksmith, was abysmal. I mean things like still using a level 51 tool on a level 60 crafter. Or missing the side-arm tool completely (how did that happen?). I upgraded them when I discovered this, but I still have a long way to go to get my crafting where it should be!

Lazy crafter is lazy