Wow does time FLY!! Can’t believe it’s already been 2 years since ARR launched. Out of nostalgia, went back through and looked at footage from launch until now. I remember not sleeping the entire first week or two of ARR Launch >< I managed to fit in work, life, and non stop FFXIV while taking short naps everytime the server went down, thank god! In a way it was fun but primarily I’m NEVER DOING ANYTHING LIKE THAT!! Ever! AGAIN! All done crazy youthful days of staying up every single night playing games lol!
I could tell just how delirious I must have been from the raw footage that I was sifting through, it is a giant mess of jumbled together bits and pieces, what was I doing here, why am I doing this quest, wait, who am I? WHERE AM I? It’s pretty hilarious! Heavensward was a much saner experience for me, I took it slow, steady and old lady like /pats self
Cannot wait for the 14 hour live stream! And for the anniversary event in game, minions gimme gimme (on a side note, both carbie plushies arrived last week, OMG MINIONSS). I’m not planning on staying up all night but thank god SE scheduled it for a weekend so that if I do stay up, I won’t be such a zombie while at work!
I also look forward to the creative process that always seem to occur around the anniversary date! Hopefully everyone will also enjoy my random video shoo shoos!
When the 1.0 servers went down, I made the following FMV, out of feels and also from great anticipation for what 2.0 was to bring:
Final Fantasy XIV FMV: Twilight Over Eorzea
This next one was created during last year’s anniversary! It was inspired by something Mr. Housing said.
Final Fantasy XIV FMV: Where It All Began, The Path to A Ream Reborn
From: Yoichi Wada, Mr. Housing
“Thank you for playing FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.
For me, the most memorable part of this journey was the “End of an Era” trailer, which bridged 1.0 and ARR. The team worked as one to claw its way up from the rock bottom we’d hit in 2010, and this trailer marked the point at which we felt we could finally bring our FFXIV to the fans again. I remember how deeply moved I was, seeing that we did in fact make FFXIV a true FINAL FANTASY title while at the same time personally coming to terms with what had happened.
Through your fandom, we were able to make a fresh start. Please continue to help make FFXIV all it can be.”
This one was created after the conclusion of the 2.0 storyline, with the insane cliff hanger heading towards 3.0. It’s not technically an anniversary video but it felt appropriate at the time I was making it:
Final Fantasy XIV FMV: Of Families, Friends and Foes
Looking forward to celebrating the 2nd Anniversary with everyone!! SPAZZZZZZZZZZZ!! woo wooo!!!