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« on: July 30, 2013, 07:32PM »

Hayley's Adventure's on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqQ_giggFk1IA-x_0UpkOccPgfaanOAcN

It will be updated every now and then.



The game is the soon-to-be released Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I've been busy with my personal life, so I haven't had the chance to come onto these forums for about a year or so. Anyways, I played the beta for this game and I was able to make a human character (called a Hyur; hi-yur). I named her Hayley Westenra to help promote her in the game (as advertisement).

When I first made her, she looked like this. I was just messing around with the character creation on the game. There are two clan races to choose for the human Hyur. There's the average Midlander (which my current Hayley is) and the Highlander (more muscular and robust human). Hayley used to be a Highlander until I saw someone with the face that actually does match Miss Westenra's on the Midlander. Here's what she originally looked like:



Here is what she looks like now (NOTE: I am going to change her eyes to a lighter green as that's what Miss Westenra's real eye color is; right now they are a teal blue color; this Hayley character got deleted by the end of Phase 3, and she will be remade upon Phase 4 in the Beta during August).



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You can see that on the first two photos she has a bow. In the Final Fantasy games, there are things called Jobs in what a character specializes in. My Hayley character will be a Bard later on. Right now you have to start out as an Archer to upgrade to a Bard later. It'll suit her as our real-life Hayley is a singer Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 07:39PM »

 You  are  quite  the  graphic  artist  Adam.   I  certainly  like  Hayley's  image  over  the  other  lady.    Cool...!    Cool 
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 08:06PM »

I think you did a wonderful job recreating Hayley in FFXIV: ARR, Adam. Smiley
I'm also beta testing A Realm Reborn, and I'm waiting on the Phase 4 beta test as well, I got in on the last 5 days of Phase 3 Sad and reached LVL 15 as an archer. Smiley
What server are you going to be on for the next Phase of the beta test? Maybe we could do some adventuring together in Eorzea while the last phase of the beta lasts! Wink

For those who are after more information about FFXIV, the following websites are good places to start: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com http://eorzeareborn.com http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 05:44AM »

I think you did a wonderful job recreating Hayley in FFXIV: ARR, Adam. Smiley
I'm also beta testing A Realm Reborn, and I'm waiting on the Phase 4 beta test as well, I got in on the last 5 days of Phase 3 Sad and reached LVL 15 as an archer. Smiley
What server are you going to be on for the next Phase of the beta test? Maybe we could do some adventuring together in Eorzea while the last phase of the beta lasts! Wink

For those who are after more information about FFXIV, the following websites are good places to start: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com http://eorzeareborn.com http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/

I'm on the Excalibur server with my original character, but I'm making my other characters on Diabolos.

Once the last Phase and open release are here, I'll post more pictures of Hayley from the game! Hopefully the users on this forum will like them. Funny thing is that when I was playing as Hayley on the last phase, I was getting hit on by a guy lol.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 05:35PM »

I was able to redo her model on the Character Creator Benchmark, and I fine tuned her even better! When the game gets released (or when Open Beta starts), I'll be playing as her alongside my main character. I will add what she looks like in the other equipment when she is played in the game, like the stuff she will wear when she specializes in something (the character's Job).

Here is what my Hayley character would look like as a Paladin (a knight who protects their comrades and can heal the wounded).



Also, this is what she would wear if her experience level is at 20 and if she is a battle class (since this Benchmark puts your chosen created character in the benchmark, it fills the role of the Paladin in the demonstration party).



And here is the close-up of her face to show that I got her eyes right! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 09:38PM »

Very lifelike Adam, especially the eyes. Smiley

I guess I'll head over to Diabolos when the test starts, seeing as this is my first Final Fantasy MMORPG (period) that I'm playing (with no legacy characters.) I'll see how the beta test goes this next Phase and decide from there if I should get it. Money is very tight right now, but I do enjoy playing the game from how much I've played, so I'm hopeful. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 02:23PM »

I'd definitely get it. The new benchmark client is more finely tuned with better graphical settings. I'm just impressed that I could actually make a Hayley Westenra look-alike on this game! I mean, what are the odds to actually have a character facial model that looks like the real person? So that means...Hayley is a model :O lol Not really, but she has had photos taken for promoting her albums, such as Celtic Treasure, Winter Magic, and whatnot. I'm going to really be getting some good shots with my Hayley character when the game does get released, though!

I will update this thread with pictures of my Hayley wearing armor. I am wanting to see what kind of costumes there will be for Christmas! Like a Santa outfit and whatnot. On the first version of this game, we got a reindeer outfit. My character from 1.0 has it, but he looks so goofy in it. The outfit makes you look like a furry lol!

OH! To everyone who is viewing this thread, when the next phase starts, I will load my Hayley character's appearance into the client and I will take pictures of what she will look like in the various armors for the game's Jobs, especially Bard.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 08:53AM »

I was having my Hayley character do unique poses, and I got these 3 screenshots to show off her character movement. She will point to herself, stretch, pose, and dance as her animations.

Here is her stretching.



Here she is posing.





It's hard to get a snapshot of her while dancing, and I can't pause the screen while she does it. I may see if I could somehow make an animated GIF, but I don't know how to do that quite yet.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 03:30PM »

Looking great Adam!

Here's some information that just came across my "desk" about Phase 4 of the beta test (courtesy of ffxiv reddit I mentioned above, current as of time of post from source below)

http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1jy965/beta_phase_4_starts_17th/

Beta Phase 4 [1] starts 17th/August and ends 19th/August. (thanks to grey_sky[2] for the picture)
Beta phase 3 players can start one day early on the 16th/August
Early access [3] starts on the 24th/August, no down time between early access and launch. (thanks to grey_sky[4] for the picture)
Level cap is 20 in phase 4.
Arcanist available in phase 4
Fishing profession available in phase 4
Coliseum PVP will be in phase 4
Scholar confirmed to be healer role
Payment options Crysta, credit card, 30 day and 60 day game cards confirmed
Fee based world transfer service confirmed (available 2-3 weeks from launch)
Free of charge smartphone apps (named Libra Eorzea) confirmed. Shows character stats, all abilities, quests, crafting materials, and basically all information about the game. Available 1 week after launch for iOS and 3-4 weeks after launch for Android.
No item transfer between same account and same server available.
Barber shop not available at launch, In the barber shop you can change hairstyle, hair colour, face tattoo, face paint, face paint colour and beard.
Seasonal events confirmed (Xmas & new years confirmed so far), with season-themed gear obtainable
Snowman gear confirmed (lol)
Fire resistant swimsuit gear confirmed
New Eorzea 2013 Collection Video (Mob version)
Phase 4 data will not be wiped unless a game breaking bug is discovered. Stop asking.
Crystal Tower 24 man raid confirmed (not available at launch)
Primals finishing moves confirmed to be changing
No /tell allowed in raids.
Duty finder to be expanded over time.
Extreme difficulty setting confirmed for primals and dungeons
Unicorn mount [5] confirmed, for white mage(thanks to BarbequeChickenWings[6] for the picture)
Other unique mounts for different jobs available
Character gender and race effects mount sitting pose
Leviathan confirmed
Free companies earn points when members complete quests
EXP bonuses and other bonuses confirmed for free company members
Mob themed furniture for player housing confirmed (craftable?)
Marriage system confirmed (ick)
Molbol battle confirmed
Darklight armour for WHM confirmed
Player housing not reliant on GC city, houses can be in any city
Job quests can be completed solo
After launch (patch 2.1) there will be better rewards for those who choose to join random dungeon in duty finder
Re-roll status points confirmed
Addon support coming 6 months after launch
GC based PVP confirmed. 4v4, 8v8 confirmed
The crater left by dalamud coming down is used as the coliseum
FFXIV WELCOME BACK CAMPAIGN[15] . 1.0 players can play for free until September 9th.
VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM [16] . Bonuses granted depending on how long you subscribe to A Realm Reborn for (not 1.0 subscriptions). Bonuses such as items, mounts and character remake ticket.
VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 30 day reward is wind up cursor minion and phial of fantasia.
VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 60 day reward is cascadier uniform and black chocobo minion.
VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 90 day reward is beady (tiny) eye minion and Voidal Resinator (Ahriman) mount [17] .
VETERAN REWARDS PROGRAM 120, 180 day and more rewards confirmed. (thanks to BarbequeChickenWings[18] & wooooooper[19] for the pictures)

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 02:34PM »

Looks great Adam! Smiley

Beta started today worldwide. I'm on the Diabolos server as "Aredren Uraros". Maybe I'll see your characters in-game during the test. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 11:51AM »

Looks great Adam! Smiley

Beta started today worldwide. I'm on the Diabolos server as "Aredren Uraros". Maybe I'll see your characters in-game during the test. Smiley

I had to delete Hayley again because I picked the wrong voice for her. She was on the Excalibur server, but she's now on Diabolos! Also to everyone else who is viewing this thread, here is what Hayley (and any other character) will look like dressed up in their Job's clothes! To start off, here is Hayley in Bard:



Warrior:


White Mage:


Dragoon (Yeah, I know her face is covered up):


Black Mage (her face is hidden again, too):


Monk:


Summoner (there is also Scholar, but Summoner is only displayed):


I already showed what Paladin looks like earlier. I am going to be promoting Hayley Westenra in-game now! Hopefully I will try to spark peoples' interest by promoting her through my character! In the end, Hayley will be as a Bard. She's a singer in real life, so I'm going to keep it that way! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 02:10PM »

I got the Valentine's outfit for my Hayley character, so to celebrate the holiday, here she is. The real Hayley Westenra would look funny in it, I'm sure, but hey, one can only dream!

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 08:59AM »

WHOA! Those pictures look REAL! Awesome job!
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 03:41PM »

Thank you! I actually have her now as my main character, so I've been playing her now since November. I've made good progress. I did not get the Christmas outfits this past holiday season because her character level wasn't high enough (the outfit was a snowman). I like the Valentine's one, though! I also update my account on here with my character to show off that I'm using her, so now you can see what she's wearing whenever I play the game and it's updated every hour (the picture on my signature). Right now my Hayley is fishing out in the wilderness in the game, however I'm taking a break this week to study and do homework for my class on the game, so don't worry. I will keep everything updated on this thread with new info on how my Hayley Westenra character is doing!

Last night, I had her class as a goldsmith, and she was making jewelry. I was actually polishing gemstones I had been mining out of rock walls in a cave.

This game is good advertisement, as I already had a lot of people saying, "Hey! I know who your character is named after! She's a great singer!" and also, "your character looks just like the real Hayley!"

And if you think these pictures look real, wait until you see the new graphical update patch the game is getting later on. The special effects, lighting, and textures will be getting upgraded, so everything will look even more real. The game is based upon the DirectX 9 graphics API, so the new graphical patch coming out in the near future is the DirectX 11 one. I will also be getting a new computer later on this year with a better graphics card, so my screenshots will look even more better! Smiley

EDIT:

Here's a treat. Here's my Hayley fishing this morning!





I actually made her own fishing clothes this past weekend! I was sewing them when I switched her class to Weaver.

EDIT on St. Patrick's Day:

I was able to get her mount license last weekend, so now she's able to travel faster between cities! She is riding a type of monster in this game (I only have 4 available mounts; 2 Chocobo, which are giant yellow birds, this mount, and a giant bat with one eyeball called an Ariham) called a Coeurl. Right now she's fighting in this new outfit I obtained from some treasure chests in a dungeon (the outfit is also featured on some of the first posts on this thread, and it's noticeable) along with her giant great-axe. I was fighting Dodo birds, a giant crab, wolves, mantis, and some pirates.



It's been awhile since I last updated! I was mainly waiting to get a desktop computer that could play this game at the max, so now that I got it, I have bigger pictures of Hayley now! Not much has changed with her at the moment. I'm still working on things Smiley

Here is a selfie picture I took this evening.



And just smiling.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 08:24PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

This is my character's account on Flickr. It's all of the pictures I've taken of her along with some of my other characters. I hate to bump this thread by any means, but I'm updating it.

Good news, though! Now my Hayley Westenra character has all of her current classes upgraded to their Jobs! And all of her other classes, bar Leatherwork, are at Lv30 (out of Lv50), but her Miner class is Lv31 as you can see from her progress on my signature. It's been a long haul, but she's getting stronger. I've also met some new friends on there, and I have had at least 15 people contact me on there saying either, "I know who your character is named after, she's awesome!" or, "Are you the real Hayley Westenra playing this game?" I'm glad I'm advertising her with this character to get brand awareness!!

EDIT: Question to anyone reading this thread, so please comment on this! To keep my Hayley Westenra character up-to-date with the real Mrs. Westenra, would you forum goers like to have her with longer hair or her now current look which is with shorter hair? Here is a sample of what the shorter hair looks like that matches with what she looks like now in real life.





In case no one noticed, I changed her eye color to blue now since Hayley's eyes (in real life) seem to have changed from green to blue as she got older, or are they a dark green?

EDIT: Happy Halloween (even if I'm a day early lol)!

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