A while back I had the unique pleasure of writing one of strangest headlines I'll likely ever write while covering this industry, as it was revealed that Ariana Grande would become an official party member in the hit mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. "Dangerous Ariana" is her name in-game, and she's actually one of the strongest and most useful party members you can recruit -- especially if you run her event dungeons and upgrade her gear.
Well Dangerous Ariana is making a return, and Square Enix really wants you to toss her in your party and take on some bosses. If you do that, and prove that you've done it with some creative screenshots, you could win a trip for two to Paris to see (and meet!) the real Ariana Grande in concert. Do we have your attention now? Here's what's going on...
Download and Recruit
"From today," a hot new press release reads, "players of the mobile FINAL FANTASY adventure can acquire 'Dangerous Ariana,' the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS, by completing the 'Dangerous Woman Tour' event stage on Easy difficulty. Also available through this event are various pieces of equipment specifically for Dangerous Ariana to equip and use in battle. In addition, a new ELT (elite) stage has been added to challenge veteran players."
This is step one, and you need to do this ASAP if you want the chance to go see Ariana Grande in Paris. If you don't already have Brave Exvius, you can download it on iOS here, or Google Play store here. Install that sucker and recruit Dangerous Ariana as soon as you can. Once you've done that, here's how to enter to win:
Time to suck up!
You're going to have to grovel and pander. We all hate doing this kind of thing but, let's face it, if you can take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or best buddy to Paris, it's totally worth it. What Square is asking you to do, is post your best screenshots from the "Resentful Noise Spirit" boss battle in the Ariana dungeon on Facebook. You must post the screenshot along with your Player ID on the event thread, found here.
Now for the pandering. In order to win tickets, "players also need to add a short explanation on how much they like Ariana Grande and FFBE." So have a few drinks with your friends, get a little squishy, and then write about why you love Ariana Grande and Brave Exvius soooo much. If your post is the squishiest, you could be headed to Paris.