When I first started playing FFXIV this past spring, I was confused when I saw my first lalafell. I wondered why there were small children in the game. Then when I was first attacked by an enemy lalafell, I didn’t know if I was supposed to fight back because fighting a child felt wrong. But then eventually I realized they were one of the races in the game and that full grown adults looked childlike.
Even when I realized lalafell were the gnome like race in FFXIV, I didn’t think I’d ever make one. I’ve never had much luck clicking with the small stature races in games and I didn’t expect lalas to be any different. My oldest daughter made a male lala lancer as her first character in FFXIV and she really enjoyed him but I still didn’t see myself making one.
Then eventually for some reason I decided to finally make a lalafell, so I created Sasaya Sayana, a conjurer. But I’m still not overly comfortable with the magic using classes in FFXIV so I didn’t get real far with her. I did however meet up with my daughter’s lala for some cute pics.
I gave up on that version of Sasaya and played my Miqo’te and other characters for quite some time. Then recently after hearing how some people were creeped out by lalas, I decided to remake Sasaya on a different server and show just how cute and not creepy lalas could be. This version of Sasaya started out as a marauder and what’s cuter than a lala with a tiny axe?
After playing marauder for a while, I realized it wasn’t the class for me and I’m still not ready to tank in FFXIV, so once I got Sasaya to Gridania, I switched her to archer. Playing a lala with what looks like a toy bow to anyone else turned out to be quite enjoyable! I also bought the werewolf outfit from the online store because I saw it in a lala gif and thought it was adorable!
As I’m not musically inclined, I won’t be doing much performing once Sasaya becomes a bard. I think I’ll eventually change her to machinist when I can because for some reason I like the idea of a gun wielding lala, even though historically I haven’t liked guns in games. We shall see I suppose.
For now I’m just enjoying playing Sasaya and experiencing everything that comes along with being a lala. I get random head pats, other lalas hug me and dance with me, I’ve even received gifts from a fellow lala, and I’ve received the most player commendations as dps on my lala. I like dressing Sasaya up in cute outfits and I even got the play dead emote for her because that seems to be a thing for lalas too.
Another thing I love about lalas is how adorably cute and small their Chocobos are! I named mine Fuerte, which means strong in Spanish, a name suggested to me by my oldest daughter. I also do Chocobo racing on Sasaya of course and love the black mage barding for my birds.
As far as Sasaya’s backstory goes, I really haven’t thought about it, but I imagine it’ll come to me eventually. For now I know that she’s loved by my friends, a fierce fighter, and so cute you just want to squeeze her little cheeks!
She can also get a little huffy too and is quite bad at saying goodbye.
But it all combines into one adorable little package that is definitely the Sri’s knees! 😉