The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

Okay. At this point, I’m just going to suck it up and admit it: I may be mildly obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV.

A few months ago, in a haze of sleepiness and coffee deprivation, I saw a news item on the Lodestone for Final Fantasy XIV Online GO and got far too excited.

It was supposed to be an app in the style of Pokémon GO, except instead of catching Pokémon, you could take your gathering classes outside to find some rare materials and goodies. Continue reading “The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review”

The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV

The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV

A fun little fact about me: I suck at keeping any kind of plant.

I’ve tried to keep all kinds of different houseplants over the years, all of which died equally sad and droopy deaths; from fickle orchids to rose bushes to gerbera daisies (which are supposed to be sturdy, but I guess not). Continue reading “The Girly Geek’s Guide to Gardening in FFXIV”

The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

Crafters are one of those things in Final Fantasy XIV that either you love or you hate.

For many, they’re definitely a thing to hate: they take up too much room in your inventory with crafting materials, they take too long to do anything, and they’re super repetitive.

For me, though, they were a thing to love. Continue reading “The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter”

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

So you may have noticed from the Projects page here at the Girly Geek that I’m mildly obsessed with the housing aspect of Final Fantasy XIV.

Or, as Shane calls it, my better-looking Minecraft.

I thought I had everything all figured out when I started planning which couches I wanted to arrange around my fireplace. When I discovered Alice’s House Designs in Final Fantasy XIV, though, I realized I had only scratched the surface of what I could do. Continue reading “Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV”

5 of My Favourite Resources for FFXIV

5 of My Favourite Resources for FFXIV

When I first started playing Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns, I quickly learned that giving your animals treats to boost their productivity was not as easy as it sounds.

Each animal requires a specific number of each of four types of treats, and nothing is consistent between types of animals.

The easiest way to keep an eye on everything, at least for me, turned out to be a very precise notepad with each animal’s name and a tally of how many treats each had been given to reach each new level of productivity. Sure, I goofed on it a couple times, but for the most part, it worked. Continue reading “5 of My Favourite Resources for FFXIV”