For those who are not looking for several weeks of grinding through each of the twelve “Savage” raids introduced post-launch in each Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Extreme Trials are still a fantastic way of unlocking good equipment through fun yet challenging content which can be done as part of a pick-up-group (PuG) containing seven other players (who hopefully) know what they are doing.
The Jade Stoa (Extreme) or Byakko EX as it is also commonly known as was the first extreme I completed in-game after being initially hesitant about tackling such content. I was so overwhelmed by the successful completion that I took these photos highlighting my triumph. Fortunately, you aren’t ejected from any instanced dungeon or trial after completion, so you still get a few minutes to take some good snaps. However, I wish there were some way to take a good snap during the second phase of the battle, where all eight fighters plummet down from the sky.
These photographs were taken in Final Fantasy XIV Online. Final Fantasy XIV is © 2010 – 2020 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Please note that this was one of my earlier photos.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.