Renovation Cycle: Meet the Host & Judges

Ready? Set! Renovate!

ENTM is thrilled to be kicking off our newest competition: Renovation Cycle! Pitting house designers against each other in an exhilarating test of design skill and expertise to create one room, then tear it down and begin again! Only the best will be crowned our first ever S-Rank designer! But before we get to the competition, let’s take a moment to meet our host, Elessia and our all-star panel of judges!

“Hi! My name is Elessia and I am so excited to host my very first cycle! Screenshot enthusiast and Gpose addict, I’ve been active in the ENTM community for a few years now! I have competed in and judged a few cycles including All-Stars. Housing is another passion, though I still have a lot to learn! I am eager to see what these talented designers can do, and the amazing feedback they will receive from this panel of judges!”

“My name is AkhRhai and I’ve been playing FFXIV since mid Heavensward, though I didn’t start doing housing until early 2019. Since then I’ve produced 30 something complete builds and a whole bunch of concepts, both of which I usually post to my YouTube channel. I’ve also made a few housing tutorials that relate to specific designs I’ve made in the past. I’m a big fan of the glam and screenshot game and have been a lurker with ENTM for a pretty long time, so I’m super excited to be part of the judges panel for this cycle and look forward to seeing what our contestants come up with!”

“Hey! My name’s Ashen Bride, and I enjoy decorating houses. When I first bought a house, there wasn’t a lot of guides or people sharing techniques, and it felt like the housing enthusiast world was so tiny! I made HGXIV as a little bridge for communication and transparency into the crazy world of furniture design. I like how decorating lets me express myself, and I love to see people’s personalities behind their own designs.”

“My name is Daiyu, and I have been fanatically interested in housing since Stormblood hit. A good friend got a house and gave me free reign. I’m always looking to try new things, and I love making dioramas and windows! I also enjoy making sets for photos and contests, and I look forward to seeing all the creativity!”

“I’m Synt. I’m one of the hosts for HGXIV, and I’ve been housing since the end of 2019! I like to focus on realism with my housing and I’m best known for Modern designs, kitchens and guides.”

And last, but certainly not least, our housing mentor, Alaura! She will be assisting the designers with their builds through-out the competition!

“Hello! I’m Alaura Danon and this is Fluffy! We are a team so that’s why we are pictured together….or at least that’s what I tell myself because I know he will just photo bomb if he isn’t included. Anyways, I got into decorating homes on ffxiv wayyyyyy back in 2016 when housing was first released! I’d kick my fc mates outside so I could decorate in peace! I took a long break a couple months after and that lasted til near the end of 2019. A friend kept begging me to come back and decorate his homes, so I finally gave in. I one day happened to find tutorials on FFXIV housing by Shei Cloudbank and found HGXIV! They all opened a whole new world to me and I appreciate it so much! I really love housing (decorating and doing visits)! I love to see everyone’s creativity! Fluffy and I started visiting homes and posting our adventures and that brings us here today! :). Very excited for this contest and am here to help and encourage everyone who is competing!”

We are still looking for designers to fill out the roster for this special cycle! Get your resumes over to Elessia! The deadline is looming!