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Character Name: Cyphorian Bux
Race: Miqo’te Seeker of the Sun
Main Server: Hyperion
Social Media: @cyphorian_ffxiv
Screenshot Tools: ReShade, TexTools, SSTool
When and why did you start playing FFXIV?
I started right around when Patch 3.4 was dropping. For the longest time, a friend was pestering me to play FF14 while I was playing shooters like Overwatch at the time. I eventually caved when I tried out the Free Trial, to which my friend gifted me the game! I’ve been playing ever since.
What kind of player are you? (casual, hardcore, hardcore fat cat enthusiast maybe?)
I’m a former raider. Now mainly a casual player that mostly just hangs out with friends and takes screenshots. I’m actually getting back into Savage and I’m really hoping to make some personal progress and find a new main class to play!
What are your favorite jobs?
I’ve played Dragoon ever since I started! During Delta and Sigmascape, I played Warrior for statics, but I’m getting back into the DPS groove with Dragoon and Monk again. Special shoutouts to Astrologian and Scholar for being fantastic healing classes.
Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?
Oh gods.. This is such a love/hate kind of thing for me. I groan and moan about having to level them, and I’m slowly working my way towards leveling them up! Thanks to my friend Shar for helping me with leveling and trying to motivate me along the way. I’ll eventually get them all leveled!
What is your favorite FFXIV boss?
Such a hard question… I really wanna say… O3S? I thought it was fun to learn and pretty fun to farm. I also really really liked Tsukuyomi Ex, too!
Do you have a favorite duty? Why is it your favorite?
My favorite MSQ Duty would be the one during Soul Surrender, against the Warriors of Darkness! That was super cool to play through.
Who is your favourite NPC and why?
Baemeric… I mean Aymeric! Charming design aside, he’s one of the very very few characters that see the WoL as a genuine friend along with being a trusted ally.
About FFXIV Screenshots
When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?
You know, I don’t really remember when I “Officially” joined? I saw the tag on Twitter, started using it, then eventually I joined the Discord and community! Part of it was being really really new to Twitter, but also being able to find other like-minded people that had a love for taking pretty pictures aha.
When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots?
It was when I was taking a bunch of silly, candid pictures of my FC, actually! I started small, but then I eventually downloaded ReShade and things kinda got really really out of hand since then! It’s basically the main reason why I’m playing FF14 for the most part!
What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?
It’s the challenge, to be honest. There are a lot of moments where I’ll take something I’m comfortable with and I know looks good, but the real fun comes from trying to make something truly unique. Playing with poses, making a theme, trying to convey a mood. I love taking pretty pictures, but pushing your boundaries on what you can do is my favorite thing to do.
What are your favorite places for screenshotting?
I’m plain! I love taking pictures at my home in Shirogane, or even something like Kugane or Costa Del Sol!
Do you have any favorite screenshotters?
I’m gonna make a list of a few! @Vavi_FFXIV, @SquishyCatteArt, @Your_Fav_Mage, @Austere_Rose, @MalkovichFF14, @NeishaRayne. Many of my favorite screenshotters are close, personal friends that have helped motivate and inspire me ever day. Many others are people I admire and wish to collaborate with! Everyone is so wonderful.
Time to show us some of your work!
Your best screenshot EVER:
The best screenshot from your character:
Your best group screenshot:
Your most funny/random screenshot: (Because I need more swords…)
Your best landscape:
Your most memorable screenshot (tell us the story behind it!):
My friend and I kinda randomly came up with the idea to take pics together, only we wanted to do action shots. This is actually the first time I’ve ever done anything that wasn’t just strictly “Pose and snap”, and it took a long long time to get things right! The earlier pic of my best photo came from this set, and this was a close close second. I got really into action shots after this, and I really want to do it again when they re-sub!