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  About You:

Nickname: Malk

Character Name: Malkovich Malkovich

Race: Hyur Highlander

Main Server: Faerie

Social Media: Twitter: @MalkovichFF14

Screenshot Tools: Reshade, Lightroom, Photoshop, Luminar

   About FFXIV

When and why did you start playing FFXIV?

I started playing right before Heavensward was released. Some friends and I had become disappointed with the direction another mmo was heading so we trialed FFXIV and purchased ARR while it was cheap, hehe.

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

Definitely casual.

What are your favorite jobs?

Other than the crafting and gathering jobs, my favorites are PLD, MNK, and of course MCH.

Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?

My first level 80s this expansion were crafters and gatherers. Yes, I enjoy crafting and gathering. lol

What is your favorite FFXIV boss?

Probably Final Steps version Nidhogg.

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

Prior to the expansion I probably would have said Vault. But Mt. Gulg may be the champion now. I love the uniqueness of the boss fights there, and the look is of course very amenable to screenshots!

Who is your favourite NPC and why?

… is it cheating to say Hildibrand?

   About FFXIV Screenshots

When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?

I joined about a year ago! I saw the hashtag in use on Twitter and checked them out. I saw that they had a discord server and joined up.

When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots?

Probably when I saw some portrait style screenshots someone posted on Reddit.

What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?

Sounds weird but probably how much you can make a video game not look like a video game.

What are your favorite places for screenshotting?

Right now, anywhere in Norvrandt? Hehe… aside from that, Lost City of Amdapor Hard has always been a favorite, along with The Fringes.

Do you have any favorite screenshotters?

I’ve done this a few times so I’m gonna try to shout out a few people I haven’t mentioned before… by their Twitter handles, @frejafuchsia, @therealcalcrazy, @EternalDM, and @FFXIVCouple.

  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:

Your best landscape:

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

This screenshot was so fast and random the way it came together, but I love it. I was out testing some reshade settings for nighttime pics, Neisha and I were messing around with fireworks items, and she had just recently bought the backflip emote. 10 minutes later we ended up with this, one of my favorite pose combos ever, with some magical fireworks type effects around us.