My Character’s Evolution

So I forgot to make a post about the changes my character has gone through over the past two years. Although there have been a fair few changes, some of them were only minor, so I want to focus on the big changes.

Original Character

Name: Runa Hyun / ルナ ヒュン

Race/Clan/Gender: Hyur / Highlander / ♀

Nameday: 18th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon

Guardian: Thaliak, the Scholar

City-state: Gridania

Main Job: White Mage

Reason for the Name: Runa – was chosen because I was really having trouble trying to think of a name, but there were a lot of girls called Runa in one year group. So I went with that.Kim Soo-Hyun

Hyun: Was actually taken from my favourite Korean Actor “Kim Soo-hyun”. I didn’t really want to use such a generic name as Kim, so I went with Hyun instead LOL. After a while, I kind of regretted it and wish I had chosen a better name.

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This is my original FFXIV character. This photo I think is actually when I was levelling up as a Black Mage, so I could go places with my friend more easily. I remember trying to make a character was looked like me.. I don’t why, but I did. I even remember setting her height to 160cm, which is my own height lol.

It was fun to play as a Hyur, but I felt that after completing HW and having not much to do… and I was online at 3am.. I decided it was time to change things up a bit.


Version 2

Name: Runa Hyun / ルナ ヒュン

Race/Clan/Gender: Miqo’te/ Keeper of the Moon / ♀

Nameday: 18th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon

Guardian: Thaliak, the Scholar

City-state: Gridania

Main Job: Black Mage

Reason for the Name: ~no name change~

So here is the first version of Miqo’te Runa. Over the year, she was change a fair few times because I kept changing my mind. Although they were only small changes, one big change was the fact I changed my Main job to Black Mage. After levelling it up, and getting use to the different rotations, I was happy with being a caster. Some might complain about the cast times, but for me, I am perfectly happy with that.

Even though I was always changing her looks, I getting rather down about not playing with many people. To cheer myself up a bit, It was time to change race again.


Version 3

 

Name: Luca Tia’na / ルカ ティアナ

Race/Clan/Gender: Lalafell / Dunsfolk / ♀

Nameday: 18th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon

Guardian: Thaliak, the Scholar

City-state: Gridania

Main Job: Red Mage

Reason for the Name: Luca – was chosen because as I was playing I had come to like the sound of Luca. I was going to change the spelling to Lucca but decided against it.

Tia’na – This is my own variation of the surname of one beloved character in the game. I honestly didn’t know at the time that he would play just an important role in the story. The character is none other are beloved Exarch-G’raha Tia. I was looking through the encyclopedia at all of the named characters. Once I read his bio and reminiscing about the Crystal Tower story arc, I was thinking of how I could use his name for own character.

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After getting the hang on Red Mage, it soon became my main job class in Stormblood. I love Black Mage and how it be complex due to all the different rotations, but for RDM it was a lot easier to control and move about while casting most spells. It did take a while for me to change the name as a Lalafell, as I wanted a more gender-fluid name, as I changed it when I changed to a male Au’ra for a very short time.


Version 4

Name: Faye Nyxie / フェイ ニキシー

Race/Clan/Gender: Lalafell / Dunsfolk / ♀

Nameday: 18th Sun of the 1st Astral Moon

Guardian: Thaliak, the Scholar

City-state: Gridania

Main Job: Red Mage / Astrologian

Reason for the Name: Faye – or alternative spelling is Faie, means Fairy in Old English. It took me over an hour to research fairy and pixie names online. I was debating over so many different names. However, when I read that Faye meant something in old English, I think I was pleased to find something relating to my countries history LOL.

Nyxie – my version of Nixie, means Water sprite in old German. I really loved how the name Nixie sounded. And as it also originated from a European country, it was making more sense to use it. Especially as I was going to use a first name from an older version of a language, it just made logical sense to do the same with the surname.

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Although my race has not changed, because Lalafells are just too cute to not play LOL The only big change is that I changed the name a week after playing in in Shadowbringers. I finally found a name that is more personal to me.

Ever since they released the info about Titania, I was in fan-girl over load. I absolutely adore anything Butterfly, Pixie, Witchy, Mythical related. I have always been interested in the old ways and life style of my homeland. I am very open to different views of different religions. In a way I kind of consider myself to be a Pagan-Christian. Although now, I have lost my faith in Christianity a little. I have recently researched about Paganism and its very interesting. So to see something relating to something I am also interested in makes me jump for joy. But I should probably leave all of that for another post LOL.

Recently I have been alternating between playing RDM and AST, so I decided to set them both as my Main. I have been to Extreme roulettes, and to the new Raid as an AST. I have been finding it difficult to adjust to the new adjustments as a RDM, so I feel I need to sort out my rotation as an RDM first before trying to do Eden Savage.


Future

I don’t know what changes may occur in the future in playing FFXIV, but I do know that I won’t be changing my characters name any time soon. Although, I am not sure I can say the same for changing the race. While being a Lalafell, there have a few times where I have changed race to follow my friends who have also changed races. However, it didn’t last for very long and after a week or so, I changed back to a Lalafell.


Conclusion

I hope this has helped show the reasons for changes over the past 2½ years. I am sure there will be another updated version of this post in years to come. So please be on the look out!

Thanks for reading~

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