Every month we feature a sponsor at random and write up an article on them. Give a warm round of virtual applause to Maya who is Sponsor of the Month September ’19!
Character Name: Maya Yuujinchou
Race: Miqo’te – Keeper of the moon
Main Server: Moogle / Chaos data center
Screenshot Tools: Gshade + my own presets built with Gshade / basic edit with PS
When and why did you start playing FFXIV?
I started playing almost 4 years ago. I had just bought a PS4 and, seeing the jacket of FFXIV:ARR, I was captivated! I tested the demo and fell in love with the first steps to Gridania. Much later I was able to go on PC… with my controller huhu ^^
What kind of player are you? (casual, hardcore, hardcore fat cat enthusiast maybe?)
Casual, and totally a Fat Cat enthusiast (the fat cat in FFXIV makes me think about Nyanko Sensei in Natsume Yuujinchou anime, of which I am a big fan)!
What are your favorite jobs?
White mage since the beginning. And DRK in 2nd. Recently the dancer.
Do you enjoy crafting and gathering?
Yes, a lot! During my second year in Eorzea, when I discovered the potential of crafting and gathering, I spent 90% of my time during 6 months learning and leveling DOH / DOL >_< Now when an expansion comes out it’s one of the first things I do with my main job aside from the main story quest.
What is your favorite FFXIV boss?
How can I choose ?! I love too many of them ^_^ Maybe Shiva Ex , with the reference to FFX and her famous finger snap.
Do you have a favorite duty? Why is it your favorite?
Again how can I choose? XD Mmmm I love The Vault because of the story with it, the mechanics and aesthetics. Recently with ShB: the Qitana Ravel and Dohn Mheg.
Who is your favourite NPC and why?
I will say 3 if I can, please? So Haurchefant, plus The Crystal Exarch and Runar for their kindness and wisdom.
About FFXIV Screenshots
When and why did you join the FFXIV Snaps Community?
I joined a few month ago thanks to Twitter. I saw the hashtag and the Discord and jumped on it because I love to share my passion for FFXIV and Gpose with others!
When did you first feel inspired by taking screenshots?
Since the beginning. My first screenshot was with the UI , shame on me lol. But I learned and improved over time and, more importantly, I follow my inspiration.
What is your favorite thing about taking screenshots?
I love photography IRL so I always wanted to take photos and capture memories of my adventure in FFXIV. Most importantly, it’s a way to make my character come to life and create for her a personality. Also it’s a way to express my creativity!
What are your favorite places for screenshotting?
First one was Lavender Beds. Since ShB it’s defenitely Lakelands (you don’t know that I love purple? I really love purple!) and so many other places, I love landscapes in FFXIV.
Do you have any favorite screenshotters?
It’s difficult because I admire sooooo many screenshotters. I love the FFXIV community but I’ll mention the first ones that come to my mind and I always love to see on social media:
On Twitter: @Xelyanne know as Neneko and @cascadeinversee know as Lukka Stone
On Instagram: nekoxangel_ffxiv , talimffxiv , o_xym_o_re
Time to show us some of your work!
Your best screenshot EVER: One my first studio shot that i’m really proud of.
The best screenshot from your character: One of my most recent screens, I love it.
Your best group screenshot: I rarely have the chance to take group screenshots, but it was my birthday recently and it was a warm up moment for me.
Your most funny/random screenshot: I was doing a battle screen in my garden, very concentrated… then the camera zoomed in on my minion by mistake. Seeing him rolling on the ground like this made me laugh.
Your best landscape:
Your most memorable screenshot (tell us the story behind it!):
I was enjoying a walk in Gridania, which I find every day always so pretty and warm. I decide to go through this little corner where we almost never go, then the weather went foggy. I love fog. Especially in Gridania. But this view, this moment with this special ambience cut my breath for its beauty and magic.