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FFXIV fan shows up to convention as Todd Howard, hands out copies of “Oblivion”

Todd, is that you?

One FFXIV's cosplay of Todd Howard

Final Fantasy XIV fans recently held an in-game convention called LunarCon to send off Shadowbringers and celebrate the upcoming Endwalker expansion. It had a Moogle troupe performance, some live theatre, and a fan dressed up as Todd Howard, who was handing out copies of Oblivion, sort of.

As Destructoid points out, you can find an item in the MMORPG called faded copies of “Oblivion”. They’re basically orchestrion rolls that work as jukebox tunes you can play in-game. You can unfade them with a bit of crafting magic, but the joke lands if you think of Howard handing out a dusty old Oblivion game disk.

The player behind the Todd Howard cosplay is a streamer called Tetenuko, and you’ve got to give it to them! They’ve got the turtle neck, leather jacket, haircut, and they’ve even gone to the trouble of levelling up their Todd to level 80, which is some commitment. If you’re trying to recreate this look for yourself, you’re going to want the Calfskin Rider’s jacket. You can check out Tetenuko’s stream here if you want some live FFXIV Todd in your life.

Final Fantasy XIV players have been up to heaps of shenanigans recently. Content creator Ross’ RubberNinja’ O’Donovan challenged himself to eat 138,000 eggs on stream with heaps of rules setting him back. It was a good time.

The FFXIV Endwalker release date is in November and features an updated Sage icon in response to fan feedback that it could trigger a phobia for some. If you’re looking for more of the best MMORPGs on PC to check out before that, though, then you can hit the link.

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