We wanted our sponsors to enjoy their sponsorship plan even more, so during January 2019 we launched a new screenshot challenge: the sponsors battle! Only they could participate, but the rest of the community decided who won.

Bases were simple: we used the 2nd most voted theme for the current month event (in this case it was Ruins). Our sponsors submitted a vanilla picture to our Discord specific channel based on that theme. A poll was created to decide which was the best picture, and Lilith Lovecraft was the winner!

Therefore, here’s our interview with this absolutely awesome sponsor. Enjoy!


   About you

Nickname: Lil, Lili

Character Name: Lilith Lovecraft

Race: currently Femlander (but do occasionally switch to Roegadame & FemElezen)

Main Server: Balmung

Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Austere_Rose

Screenshot Tools: I rarely edit my screenshots, but when I do I use GIMP & Paint .net


   About FFXIV

When and why did you start playing FFXIV?

I played FFXI for over 7 years, so I made the switch to FFXIV 1.0 (I took part in all of the betas for it). After Dalamud fell, I was excited to see 2.0. I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve tried many other MMOs, but always come back to FFXIV. Currently all jobs, gatherers and crafters are at 70.

What kind of player are you? (casual, hardcore, hardcore fat cat enthusiast maybe?)

I am very casual- I don’t do any raiding (except for the occasional 24 man & expert dungeon) and I don’t do EX primals. I have anxiety issues, plus my reflexes and memory are not what they used to be, heh. I spend most of my time thinking up new glamours and taking screenshots.

What are your favorite jobs?

Red Mage, Scholar & Bard. But Red Mage is my absolute favorite- it’s easy enough for me to handle, and not too punishing if I should mess up. I love the aesthetics of it & the spell effects are very pretty. I run Scholar only with Free Company members, but I do enjoy it (Excogitation is amazing!) Plus, I like hitting stuff with my book. Bard is just for funsies, I rarely bring it anywhere, I mostly use it to fool around with and play songs.

Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?

Gathering is very relaxing for me. Put on some music and just go at it. Crafting is a bit stressful for me, but I still try my best at it. I do love being able to repair my own gear, and make things for others.

What is your favorite FFXIV boss?

I absolutely love Shiva, in all her incarnations. To me, she epitomizes grace and beauty. Also Footsteps in the Snow is my favorite music in the game. Her story brought me to tears. Still does now.

Do you have a favorite duty? Why is it your favorite?

I love Swallow’s Compass- it’s a beautiful dungeon, I love the music, the fights, and the armour that drops from it.

Who is your favourite NPC and why?

Ysayle Dangoulain. Her story was tragic, but I think she was an amazingly complex character.


   About FFXIV Screenshots

When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?

I joined right away- I knew Edea from when she first started Snaps. We got to talking and found we had a lot in common. She’s so sweet, how could I not join this wonderful community she started 🙂

When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots?

About a year and half ago, there was a daily screenshot challenge going around twitter. So I joined twitter and started taking screenshots and haven’t stopped since. I also love coming up with new presets in Stormshade.

What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?

I can do something artsy without the mess lol. I went to art school, and cleaning up paint and brushes is kinda not fun. Screenshotting I can do whenever I feel like it, there is no mess, & I find experimenting is not as punishing as ‘traditional’ art mediums.

What are your favorite places for screenshotting?

I frequently go to Urth’s Fount & the area right outside my FC house in the Lavender Beds. Anywhere woodsy is good for me.

Do you have any favorite screenshotters?

Edea Cross is a huge inspiration to me, her screenshots never cease to amaze me. Also Solvalou_zopah’s black and white screenshots are gorgeous.


Time to show us some of your work!


Best Screenshot ever:

This was hard to chose, but this screenshot won me first place in the very first Best of Snaps contest in the soft-edited category!


The best screenshot from your character:

This one a lot of people seemed to like. I’m pretty proud of it because it is using one of my own Stormshade presets. It shows Lilith’s aesthetic very well (black, tattoos, glasses)


Your best group screenshot:

I LOVE this shot from this past Snap’s Christmas party. I am really shy, but everyone made me feel so welcome!


Your most funny/random screenshot:

This screenshot of Edea and I always makes me chuckle- our expressions are ridiculous.


Your best landscape:

I am always trying to improve at landscape screenshots. This one is my current favorite- I love the colors and the depth of field in it.


Your most memorable screenshot (tell us the story behind it!):

This was the very first screenshot I took after I had made my first preset- I remember being so excited how it came out, I spent the rest of the day taking screenshots, heh.