The Celestia Citizen (“Early Bird, But Right On Schedule” Edition)

February 2023
We just couldn’t wait to do another one…!

Hello, fellow Celestians! Welcome to another edition of the Celestia Citizen newsletter! As you may have noticed, there has been another disturbance in the Force Void. Our latest newsletter was uploaded mid-month to put it on par with how recent scheduling fared. However, an evaluation of things made it to where we would rather get back to the start of the month for things. So here we are, dropping early in the new month of February with a new edition!

And with that out of the way, let us go ahead and get going!

Final Fantasy XIV News

Never a bad time for some fresh hot news!

Firstly, we have the release of Patch 6.31 to detail. It is now live as of January 24th. Herein are the details:

Secondly, that most annual of ruby red romantic remembrances rolls right ’round. I speak, of course, of Valentione’s Day. The event is now live as of February 1st, and will run to February 15th. Further details are herein:

Beyond that, things are currently quiet in the FFXIV news front.

Free Company Updates and Social Events

We’re gonna party like we’re single again!

We have quite a few tidbits to share today!

First off, a brief acknowledgement to the Free Company as a whole. This year will mark the 10th year of the Free Company’s existence, and the 10 year anniversary will be this coming August! This date has been saved for acknowledgement later this year. Expect a special edition newsletter to acknowledge the Free Company’s 10 years of existence and celebrate the best of it!

Next, officer recruitment is continuing at this time. There is currently an available spot for a Raid Officer (for the 24-Man Raid Event scheduled every Tuesday) and an Administration Officer (documentation, etc.).

The next item to discuss is the Sightseeing Log event that occurred on Saturday, January 28th. This event covered the Heavensward expansion’s sightseeing logs. Turnout was very good, and led to the exploration of some beautiful vistas and vantage points from which a beautiful world could be appreciated. Below are some images of those vistas, including a screenshot of all of our participants, and of the two prizes offered to all participants (either a Zu mount, or a Fat Cat minion):

Picture of the participants before the event
The Zu mount
The Fat Cat minion

Our next event is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, the Housing Contest. Specifics about the contest, including participation details, sign-up, and reminders, is available on the Free Company’s Discord server. All are allowed to attend and steal admire the glorious housemaking contributions our resident designers have sought to produce for themselves!

Beyond the Light

Would you say you have more than one relationship with a person?

Well, here we are. We have a brand new interview to get out of the way for our Beyond the Light block for this newsletter. From our current pool of entries, we have a new winner: Junno Highwind!

What race are you currently in-game?: Miqo’te

What drew you into your current choice of race?: 8-9 years ago my brother got this game, i never played a MMO before but I’m kind of interested in Final Fantasy games, so one day, after months he stop playing it, he told me to try it, and so i picked up the race i though was the most fitting, and also one that i could do a character that resemble (somewhat) my IRL look. so i chose Miqo’te and created somewhat on my liking at the time.

When did you first start playing FFXIV?: 2013

What drew you to pick up and play FFXIV?: Well as a kid i use to play some games with my brother on NES and SNES, and one day our parents got him Final Fantasy 3 (6) for Christmas, we played the hell out of that game, we would leave the TV on with the music on the background while doing some other things. from that day on i became a final fantasy fan, and started playing all FF games. and i said previously i started playing FF14 because of my brother and i loved it, was a Final Fantasy game that never ends…. so…. well here i am xD

How far have you gotten into the MSQ (Main Story Questline) of FFXIV?: Completed! (Victory Fanfare!)

What was your first (job? class? role?) when you started?: White Mage!!

What motivated you to pick that first (job? class? role?)?: well, i had some talks with my brother about the game, he told me the classes i could be and what i could do, i was deciding between PLD and WHM but i got to WHM because it was “easier” and didn’t have the Tank responsibility that i though was a little more intimidating when talking to my brother.

To date, what favorite jobs/roles/classes do you have?: Well i love most of them, but lately i been doing Ninja and Samurai Stuff. my favorite job its Red Mage, but to be honest haven’t been playing with it much. i usually jump from class to class in each patch lol.

What kind of content do you enjoy?: MSQ, Savage Raids, Crafting and/or Gathering, Duty Content (dungeons, trials, raids, expert content), Glamour collecting, Collectible getting (mounts, minions, housing items), and Other: Anything with Friends and people to enjoy!! 😀

What would you say is your favorite content type from above to do? And why?: GLAMOUR!!! because you cant play a Final Fantasy game without looking good! 😀

What is one thing you like about FFXIV that distinguishes them from other MMOs?: i have not played much other MMOs but i tried to play wow and i though it sucked that you needed to change characters to do other things and get all the mounts and collectibles again. i like that FF has one character and you don’t need more.

If you could make at least 1 change to FFXIV based on personal preference, what would you pick and why?: More glamour space? do i need to say more? XD well i think the game sometimes feels a little dated, i mean its not bad but the years are starting to notice. i think it would be soo cool to have a more updated HUD and technology for the game.

What is your most memorable/favorite moment in FFXIV?: i don’t really recall, i had many good days and experiences, but i think my most memorable moment was looking Savage content as something impossible to do and out of reach, to be able to do it and be as good as the other players i used to look up all the time.

oh another good thing is that i have won many Glam competitions and at some point i did some Glams for other players, had a little business running, one time i was in gridania and someone send me a Private message saying “oh you are the girl that make glams! you are fantastic” that was a highlight for me 😀

Do you have any favorite visuals of your character you want to share with the FC for the newsletter?:

When did you join Celestia?: October 2022

What drew you to join Celestia? Was it a person, an advertisement, etc?: our Fc was disbanded and well for one reason or another my friends got scattered on other FCs and i had a friend inside Celestia, i asked around looking for what FC to join and people told me Celestia was relaxed, active and with a lot interesting people to meet. choice made!

What do you like about Celestia as a Free Company?: i like people! i like how everyone is close and fun, and talkative, and as far as i can see not much drama is around, that’s something i found in all others FCs i was part of. so I’m glad here is not present.

What is your favorite weekly event to participate in with Celestia?: Season events! halloween event was so fun! also maps but i havent been able to participate as much.

And with that, our interview is done! Thank you to Junno Highwind! 🙂


May the odds be ever in your favor for love!

We reach the start of another February, with the coming of love, romance, friendship, and deep seated feelings for those most special of people we keep in our lives. Remember that this year will allow everyone more of a chance to restart things in their life and get things going toward a better outlook. Yet do not despair in doing it alone. Whether you have a passionate romance, a subtle one, or a mutual one, remember that there is also someone out there for everyone. But do not expect perfection. Instead, focus on what is ideal and what you both can come to an understanding on, for a relationship is built on the foundation of compromise, walled with decisions, decorated with memories, roofed with understanding, and beats within with love.

Until next time. See you, Space Warriors of Light!