Ready to go on the Magical Mystery Tour of the rooms our designers built? For the very last round of Renovation Cycle 1 our amazing judge, Daiyu Elani (AKA Daiyu-rama), wanted to start the round with a theme fitting for the spooky nights ahead: MAGIC! Many of Daiyu’s builds are magical, with her open windows and cute dioramas, it did seem fitting she would choose such a fun theme. So, to kick off the Halloween weekend, here are the magical builds this week from our designers ranging from Wicked to magical Fairy Tales! Please view the entries below and vote for you favorite at the end of the post!
And introducing our guest judge this week, the unforgettable Malkovich!
Sometimes SE surprises us and puts really interesting items for sale from the housing merchant: the disordered wardrobe, the really cool slanted walls and even some not-so-ugly wall coverings. This week, our designers were challenged with creating a bar scene using ONLY the items acquired from the housing merchants, including the NPC’s that sell…NPC’s. AND they had to take the photo using a Sepia filter from Gpose to give an old-time effect. They were also encouraged to use extras and NPC’s to complete the immersion. This challenge proved difficult because of the limited items they could use and the limited NUMBER of items they could use! How does a designer stand out from the rest? So scroll down and see how these amazing designers accomplished the task. And be sure to vote for your favorites this week!
*Two models are missing this week, Scarleta and Desya. Scarleta will be back for the final round. Unfortunatel,y due to real life circumstances, Desya will be withdrawing. But she will be here cheering her fellow designers on!
Our guest judge this week, the wonderful, MARVELOUS Ni’ko Shae!
In the FFXIV housing design world, one designer stands out as an expert on structure and room design: Synt. His builds are meticulous in execution, flawless in form and gorgeous in design. He often creates concept builds focusing on the structure of the room such as a marvelous kitchen he created earlier this year. He challenged our designers this round to think of structure in terms of design and really think outside their normal sphere of building in FFXIV. These designers ran with the task this week and made these beautiful rooms seen below. And keep in mind, they only had 100 slots to work with! One designer, Desya, is missing but hopefully will be back next week! Once you are finished being wowed by these great builds, use the google form below to vote for your favorites!
And our beautiful guest judge this week, Destiny Seeker!
This week Ashen Bride tasked our designers with capturing the beauty of abandonment inside their rooms by making the rooms feel alive with overgrown plant life and bathed in natural light. Each room is to reflect a build in which nature and time have taken over the structure and once again claims it as its own. Structure and light are key elements in the designs this week. As always in the Renovation Cycle, designers were limited to an apartment or FC room and the 100 slots allotted. Please take a long look at the screenshots below and vote at the end of the post to reflect your favorites. Please note our wonderful designer Killia is not featured in this round so please mark her last with a 7 in the google form.
And featuring our guest judge this week, Katarh Mest!
Off the coast of Othard lies a group of isolated islands and home of the Hinghashi. On the smallest, western most island is the city of Kugane, a city with strong eastern influences. AkhRhai tasked our designers to take inspiration from Hingashi and transform their rooms to reflect this Far East aesthetic at night.
Please take a moment to look at the images below of the beautiful rooms the designers have created and vote below.
One designer stood out a little above the rest and showed us a cozy room with a gorgeous window giving us a peak at the natural world. The room’s soft lighting and the moonlit, untamed garden really impressed the judges. Congratulations to Damien Montclair, winner of round one!
Stay tuned Saturday for the next round to see what our designers wow us with next!
Windows and window treatments are the design element that can transform a room from cold and uninviting to warm and welcoming. Windows are the openings to the world from the real world to fantasy worlds! This is especially true in FFXIV interiors where designers are creating amazing windows that transform rooms into fantastic spaces, making them the central element of many designs.
Our designers were tasked to create a room with the focal point being a window or windows and making them truly stand out. The only restrictions were they had to be made in an FC room or an apartment, and their imagination!
Please view all of this week’s submissions below! Please then vote for your favorite shot in the Google poll that is linked at the bottom of this post! The winner of this round will be announced Wednesday! The pictures below will also be featured on the ENTM discord server as well as the judges’ critiques!
And introducing our guest judge this week! Forthyn!
We have finally reached the final round of our unique, anonymously judged Scenic photography cycle.
For this last round, I asked the photographers to take some inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh and take a shot of Eorzea using Pencil #3 as the filter to give the setting an air of heavy impasto. Van Gogh was a master landscape painter, capturing field and farm alike with a critical eye, sometimes in colors bright and bold, others subdued and muted.
Here are the five shots from our photographers this final week! Click on an image to view in a larger size, and then use your browser back button to return to this page. If you have any feedback for our photographers, feel free to leave it in the public critiques channel.
Last week’s challenge had our photographers find any place in the game where water meets land for their shot. All of the entries were stunningly beautiful (as usual) but we had a single picture edge ahead of the crowd this week.
Congratulations to Schan Starfall for Moonlit Oasis!
There is one more round in Scenic Cycle III – and then we will crown a new S Rank photographer to join our models as a screenshot legend.
Also stay tuned for news about the next cycle coming soon!