FFXIV: Time for a Change

This was something that came out of the blue. I just suddenly woke up Saturday morning and had the idea that I wanted to change my main’s race. I have no idea why I felt that way – if it was just a need for a change, or what.

At first, I considered going Highlander. I really like how Highlander females have very expressive emotes, for one thing. And while I have a Highlander alt, I’ve never really played one for an extensive time, so it would be new to me.

The other option was Elezen. I’ve been playing a LOT of Elezen lately, but all of them are male. It’s really started to get to the point where I miss playing Elezen when I’m not playing one. So there’s that.

I also briefly made my main Elezen back in 2017 for a few months. I guess I ultimately decided I missed my kitty and went back in the end. I really am fond of how my Miqo’te looks, but I just haven’t been inspired by her overall. Of all the characters I have, I’ve spent the least time working on glamour and things like that for her… and she’s supposed to be my main!

I spent some time experimenting with Highlander. I rolled one and messed around with emotes, tried on gear, listened to how she sounded in battle and… something just didn’t seem to click with her. I don’t know what it was, but it wasn’t enough for me to want to make the switch.

I still had the character appearance file from back when I created my Elezen in 2017. So I messed around with that a bit. I tweaked a few facial features and darkened her hair. Tried the new long hairstyle on her – we didn’t have that back in 2017. And before I knew it, I fell in love with how she looked in my current glamour.

I know there’s always that lingering thought that I might change my mind and go back (I have saved my Miqo’te appearance file as well). But this time, I don’t think so.

I’ve been a kitty for almost 7 years, aside from that short time I was Elezen. I just feel like my preferences have changed in that time. So while I might miss some of the expressiveness of the emotes, overall, I’m excited to play this new character and think about some actual glamours for her going forward!