1500 FFXIVSnaps Follower Raffle

Today we celebrate our recent achievement as a community of reaching 1,500 followers on Twitter. In light of these we held a raffle for two lucky winners to win a Fantasia and interview for our site, so here are those interviews!

Our first winner is BooNanaPoi,

About you

Nickname: Nana
Character Name: Banana Poi
Race: Hyur – Midlander
Main Server: Tonberry
Social Media: I mostly use my twitter account twitter.com/BooNanaPoi, then I have a discord account Bananazilla (Yzu Yu) #1251
Screenshot Tools: I use the traditional gpose feature in ffxiv then for the editing, I use procreate (on my iPad) or Adobe Photoshop (on my computer)

 

About FFXIV

When and why did you start playing FFXIV?
– I started playing FFXIV last year around August. I was invited by my friend to play and we were in the Carbuncle world before. After they kinda got lazy to play, I decided to create another character in Tonberry (where I was told that there were more in the same language as I am). After running around in the world of Tonberry, I got in a fun free company and so I decided to transfer to Tonberry and join the Divine Quest (DIQUE) where my alt got joined in and formed a friendship with the people there. Every day they make my life there fun, so I decided to settle there.

What kind of player are you? (casual, hardcore, hardcore fat cat enthusiast maybe?)
I’m a casual player. I was never good in raids so I just didn’t like people having a bad time just cuz how bad I was. (HAHA)

What are your favorite jobs?
My favorite jobs are Red Mage and Astrologian.

Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?
I enjoy and love crafting and gathering so much. Aside from Rdm and Ast being capped, all of my crafters and gatherers already reach level 70. It feels so satisfying and fulfilling for me when I finish them.

What is your favorite FFXIV boss?
Yotsuyu – Tsukuyomi

Do you have a favorite duty? Why is it your favorite?
I don’t have any favorite duty uwu;;

 

About FFXIV Screenshots

When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?
I think I’ve joined this community back in August. I saw this community when I was looking around in the FFXIV tag and also for the Fashion Report for gold saucer before then when I went to FFXIV Snaps Twitter account I saw an event going, lots of player’s posts gets retweeted and also there were guides on taking a quality screenshot in game.

When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots? 
Best FFXIV Snaps, I felt inspired the moment that I kept scrolling down in FFXIV Snaps Twitter account. Also, there’s my boyfriend who praises me whenever the screenshots turned out good.

What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?
My favorite thing about taking screenshots would be everything. From the part of thinking what to wear until the part where I capture the moment whether it would be a happy, scary or memes kind of screenshots.

What are your favorite places for screenshotting?
My favorite place for taking screenshots would be the mist beach because of its bursting colors that you can see when you take a screenshot or it and also because I always thought of it as something relaxing or fun.

Do you have any favorite screenshotters?
My favorite screenshotters would be @miiolk where her screenshots always look so pure and gentle, @MalkovichFF14 and his partner in crime @NeishaRayne with their couple adventure screenshots, @EdeaCross with her sexy highlander shots, @_AiNhi ‘s housing creativity and many other more~

Now on to our second winner Malkovich,

About you

Nickname: Malk
Character Name: Malkovich Malkovich
Race: Hyur Highlander
Main Server: Faerie
Social Media: twitter.com/MalkovichFF14, instagram.com/malkotron/
Screenshot Tools: Gpose, Reshade 4.0, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

 

About FFXIV

When and why did you start playing FFXIV?
I started playing FFXIV just shortly before Heavensward was released, in June of 2015. Some friends and I were looking for something new after having played World of Warcraft for years, so we decided to give FFXIV a trial.

What kind of player are you? (casual, hardcore, hardcore fat cat enthusiast maybe?)
I would definitely consider myself casual. The fun I have with the game is emphasized more by my social interactions and having fun with friends than by any kind of character progression. Though I am hardcore when it comes to the market board.

What are your favorite jobs?
Probably a tie between PLD and MCH.

Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?
Very much. After I got my PLD to 70, all of my crafters and gatherers were next. I spend no less than half of my time in game crafting or gathering.

What is your favorite FFXIV boss?
Uhhh…. Lakshmi. Hehe.

Do you have a favorite duty? Why is it your favorite?
Off the top of my head, Final Steps of Faith. I loved the story of Heavensward and that duty, as well as the cutscenes immediately before and after, will always be some of my favorites.

 

About FFXIV Screenshots

When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?
I joined FFXIV Snaps in July of 2018, shortly after I started my Twitter and Instagram accounts. I was looking to interact more with other people who enjoy screenshots in a less frantic and more organized way than Twitter was offering.

When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots?
Probably after I first enabled “Idle camera while afk” and saw some nice images and angles from that. After that, I started looking more at Gpose and its settings.

What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?
I have no idea. Haha. I just realized this. I just know I am compelled to do it. I like taking pictures that tell stories. Taking screenshots has also fed my interest in real photography as well.

What are your favorite places for screenshotting?
Anywhere nature’s beauty can be captured. The Fringes and Sea of Clouds have been very good to me. Older zones like Middle La Noscea and South Shroud also have wonderful scenery. For the western themed screenshots, it’s hard to beat Thanalan. I always try to pick a place and an action/pose that will make people say “Wow, it would be cool to be there.”

Do you have any favorite screenshotters?
A lot. Probably too many to list. I could go on and on about the ones I enjoy most and why, so for the sake of brevity I’m just going to list some twitter handles of those that stand out to me, for one reason or another: @EdeaCross @Austere_Rose @Sepheara @RedhadesFFXIV @ffxiv_sjusta @Xelyanne @cinderlotus @Rinka_Maki @NanapiNapi @momo_FF_gb @aeyvi … that’s just a handful, there are many, many more.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention @NeishaRayne here. We have very much learned along the way, together, about gpose and getting pictures we’re happy with. We take a lot of them together, and I not only enjoy seeing her results but also the differences, sometimes very subtle, in the decisions, we make as we’re taking them (camera angle, facing direction, etc.). It has been a great deal of fun and I look forward to doing much, much more.

 

And that’s it!

I really enjoyed reading your interviews and I hope that everyone else enjoys seeing them too! Thank you for being a part of the community and being wonderful screenshot artists yourselves. Happy screenshotting!

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