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FFXIV News 5th Anniversary Site & 14-Hour Broadcast
FINAL FANTASY XIV will celebrate its fifth anniversary on August 27, and in honor of the momentous occasion, we have a whole host of surprises in store!
The 5th anniversary, like previous years, features a 14-hour broadcast, and this promises to be the best yet. We’ve got Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XLVI, special guests, challenges on our secondary broadcast, and much more.
To learn more about the celebrations, head to the 5th Anniversary site.
From Friday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. (PDT)
The URL and schedule for the live stream will be posted in the near future.
FFXIV News Announcing the Eorzean Interior Design Contest
After a hard day’s worth of adventures, there’s no place like home. And if home is where the heart is then surely, the hearth of a Warrior of Light must match the heart of Hydaelyn’s chosen hero! We challenge adventurers across the realm to design your ideal living space, whether that’s in your private chambers or a large plot estate. Will you decorate with elegance and extravagance, or coziness and comfort?
Are you ready to put your interior design skills to the test? Entrants with the most original, distinct and creative designs will have a chance at winning an exciting assortment of in-game prizes!
FINAL FANTASY XIV Eorzean Interior Design Contest (THE “PROMOTION”) OFFICIAL RULES
A. Official Rules: The Official Rules for this Promotion consist of both (i) these key rules summarizing...
FFXIV News Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 45 Part 1 SummaryThe 45th Letter from the Producer Live Part I aired today, with producer/director Naoki Yoshida and global online producer Toshio Murouchi discussing the contents of Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming patch 4.4 “Prelude in Violet”, as well as detailing some information regarding patch 4.36. Special guest also included Monster Hunter World director, who shared some information regarding the upcoming crossover event.
The Live Letter took place in front of an audience at the FATE event in Kyoto, and was on a tight schedule, so the letter was split into two parts, the first half being a summary of whats to come in future patches, the second half focusing more on Monster Hunter World. The first have of the letter was also a brief summary of what is to come and would be elaborated in a Part II scheduled at a later date.
- Releases August 7th
- Includes the long awaited The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos
- Unfortunately, due to time constraints, there was no live play...
FFXIV News Valentione’s Day 2018
Lessons in Love
Lisette de Valentione requires help with a matter close to her heart.
- Level 15
- Players must first complete the quest "It's Probably Pirates."
- Lessons in Love
From: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 @ 12:00am Pacific Standard Time
To: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 6:59am Pacific Standard Time
FFXIV News Naoki Yoshida Interview
It’s been more than six months since Final Fantasy XIV’s second expansion “Stormblood” released, and now the game is deep within its so-called “patch series”, where quarterly updates to the game introduce more content such as the continuation of the main scenario, new raids, new features, and so on.
Recently we had the chance to chat with producer/director Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida on the state of the game, the reception to Stormblood, and what it means for the future of the mainline MMORPG.
—Stormblood came out in June and now we’re on patch 4.1 and 4.18 – how do you feel about the response to the latest updates?
Naoki Yoshida: First and foremost, it’s not just the development team, but the internal operations team, PR and marketing team [that have contributed with this achievement]. We’ve updated the record subscriber numbers – the biggest since the A Realm Reborn launch....
FFXIV News New Year's Greetings!Hello there, everyone. Producer and Director Yoshi-P here to wish you all a Happy New Year!
2017 was a fantastic year. The release of our second expansion, Stormblood, was a great success, and we’ve seen more players online than ever before. It goes without saying our accomplishments over the past year wouldn’t have been possible without your support. I can’t thank you enough for your continued patronage.
As mentioned during the LIVE letter in December, our first major update of the year, patch 4.2, will be released at the end of this month. Plans for the FFXIV Fan Festival 2018-2019 are also well underway. With a year’s worth of preparation going into the event anything can happen, but I’m afraid you’ll have to wait to learn what we have in store.
It’s also worth mentioning we aim to do more than hold Fan Festivals. In fact, I’ve already settled on plans for another event over a year from now. I suggest keeping a look out for future announcements to find out what it is....
Housing - for those who didn't get a plotSource: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/348376-In-Regard-to-Housing-in-Patch-4.1
In regard to Housing in Patch 4.1
Hello, everyone. This is FFXIV Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida.
Patch 4.1 saw the introduction of the residential area, Shirogane, and though we are pleased to see so many players enjoying this area, we also received a great deal of feedback regarding this newest addition to housing.
While a great number of you were interested in either purchasing or relocating to a plot in Shirogane, we failed to prepare sufficient plots for players, and for that I deeply apologize.
This problem was only made worse by the increased stress on the servers from players rushing to log in after the end of maintenance. As a result, the system implemented to prevent players from abusing the relocation feature failed to function properly, preventing some players from relocating altogether.
Although this issue will be addressed in today’s...
What you most excited for in Stormblood?With June not that far off and news and previews coming all over the places what are some of thing that got you most hype?
- Updated Battle System
- Bards getting a flute
- Battle Actions in /gpose
- New Primals
- Flying wolf mounts
FFXIV News FFXIV 4.0 StormbloodJust a repost of what I did for my FC:
Warrior of light has descided he did not like Dragoon and has gone Monk!
Link to Reddit updates on new expansion:
Early Summer of 2017 ( about the same as 3.0 so June ish)
2 new jobs it looks like. Not mentioned what they are, but Yoshida had a Scarlet Witch t shirt on and its all red. Also one of the 2 fighters in the trailer is all red and fighting with red abilities so a lot of people are thinking Red mage, but it is also fighting in melee and kind of dancing around, so there is a vocal group thinking Dancer.
Secondary skills system is being re-vamped and going from class based to role based (instead of PLD cross class skills, it will be tank cross class skills.)
Each class will have its Skill system looked at and little used skills may be removed or changed.
New Raids, Dungeons,...
FFXIV News Patch 3.4 trailer
Tell us what you think!
FFXIV News Square Enix shares San Diego Comic Con 2016 plansSquare Enix is set to return to San Diego Comic Con this year in a big way – featuring panels and an outdoor experience celebrating some of the company’s leading franchises.
Those in attendance can seek out the Icarus Dash, hosted by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a Final Fantasy XV-themed race and a special Tomb Raider climbing challenge.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Icarus Dash
Enter the dark world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and become covert agent Adam Jensen without the trench coat and fashionable shades. Showing off the Icarus Dash move, participants will have to run as fast as they can with a bungee cord on their back while shooting a laser gun at targets.
- Final Fantasy XV – The Royal Race
Fans can race each other in this themed, go-kart race that takes them through the various landscapes of Final Fantasy XV. Visitors can also have a photo taken to commemorate their race.
- Rise of the...
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Icarus Dash
Dev Blog A Properly Seasoned FeastSeason's greetings, adventurers!
I can already hear you all saying, "But Camate, it's not the holidays!" Perhaps--however, with Patch 3.26, which was released today, Season One of The Feast has begun!
Many have spent the pre-season getting a feel for the battlefield, honing their tactics, and finding comrades they can trust in battle to prepare for the race to the top of the ranks in the official season. Well, the time has finally come to put your training to the test!
Even if you're a young pup who didn't pay the blood, sweat, and tears in the pit during the pre-season, never fear! There's no better time than now to take the plunge and join the fun!
With that said, though, those who wish to get deep into the competition and claw their way to the top of the pack will be handsomely rewarded. The number one ranking player on each data center will be rewarded with a special trophy furnishing item....
FFXIV News Square Enix announces lineup and events for PAX East 2016
Big Square Enix titles and events will be heading to Boston in this year’s PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) East convention. Taking place from 22-24 of April 2016, the company will be presenting visitors with hands-on demos, previews and panels of highly anticipated games from Hitman and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, to I Am Setsuna and more.
The full lineup of Square Enix titles
- Hitman – the sixth game in the blockbuster series. It builds on the foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Hitman Blood Money and the recent Hitman Absolution.
- Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness – the fifth instalment in the Star Ocean series. This sci-fi fantasy space RPG will be hitting store shelves on June 28, 2016 in North America.
- I Am Setsuna – the story of Setsuna and her sorrowful story portrayed through beautiful art...
FFXIV News Anima Weapons Preview
An adventurer is only as fierce as their blade. With greater challenges ever on the horizon, the search for greater weapons is seemingly never-ending. Today's preview offers a peek at the anima weapon, whose strength will ensure the tide of battle is set in your favor.
A young researcher hailing from the Near East has come to Eorzea in search of aid. His field of study? Anima, an essence he considers to be a reflection of the soul. Through a chance encounter with the master craftsman Gerolt, he and the legendary blacksmith have joined forces to create a weapon the likes of which the realm has never seen.
Be sure to check out the other additions to patch 3.15 on the patch...
FFXIV News Live Letter XXV NotesLive Letter Q&A Translations
Patch 3.1 will arrive on Tuesday, November 10th! We also debuted the official trailer!
- New beast tribe quests for the Vanu Vanu
- Level Adjustment Feature - Monster strength will be adjusted according to the level of the quest. Rewards can only be received with the job you accepted the quest with.
- The requirements to undertake Thok Ast Thok (Extreme) will be changed.
Originally you needed to clear the The Limitless Blue (Extreme) first, but it will be possible to challenge this battle without clearing it.
- Certain portions of the Aether Current quest will be changed so that they can be obtained by progressing through the main scenario quest line.
- Messages displayed in the center of the screen will be hidden during cutscenes.
Players will be able to change the system...
Realm News The FFXIVRealm 2.1 Update is Coming!!!Yep, we're at it again! After a nice, relaxing summer off, we're coming back full-force with some pretty big improvements to the site! And we want your feedback about what should be included in the new update!
Leading up to the 2.1 update, we've been spending a lot of time thinking about what makes FFXIVRealm the best community for the best MMO out there. With this update, we want to focus upon you, the community. Already a lot of improvements have been made behind the scenes in preparation for the launch of the update, including better responsiveness for mobile devices, front-end customization, and lots of new ways to interact with each other. All those little gremlins that exist across the site from the 2.0 updates will hopefully be fixed, and we will be preparing the site for creating even more new, original content.
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting daily screenshots of the site's new look - yes, we're changing the theme once again, but this time, we think we've...
Realm News Guide of the Month - October 2015One of our Community Team's favourite things to do each month is to search through our new FFXIV Player Guides to select one to feature for the month. It's always difficult picking the Guide of the Month, but this month was especially hard with so many new Guides to choose from!
In the end, we decided that this Guide really stood out from the rest, with it's insightfulness and detail. Clearly, a lot of work went into preparing this Guide, so we'd like everyone to stop by and check out...
@wildbillhdmax01 's The Ultimate Warrior Guide
Wildbillhdmax01 has clearly lived up to the "Ultimate" title in this complete guide to the Warrior job in FFXIV. He clearly explains job and cross-class actions, tanking rotations and gear. Everything a player looking at getting serious about Warrior needs to get started.
Please join us in...
The best FFXIV resourcesSo I'm looking for information and would be absolutely greatful to anyone that can post here -- post anything, even if it seems like something "obvious" that I probably know about. If you're not sure if someone said it already, go ahead and say it again!
So the purpose of this thread is to share your favourite FFXIV resources. Whether it's people you know in game, on these or other forums, etc, or a website you use a lot. A guide writer, a podcast, a website with statistics, whatever it is that either A) furthers your enjoyment of the game or B) helps you to be informed.
If it's something obvious, like FFXIVRealms guides or MTQ/Mr Happys videos, that's great, post! If it's less obvious, maybe a lesser known guide writer, even better!
Any and all efforts are muchly appreciated by myself and the entire staff
Realm News Guide of the Month - September 2015Hey Realmers!~
Man, have I personally been waiting for this one. It's long past due that we feature our very own Realm Scribe, @Caimie Tsukino , for our Guide of the Month. And, even though August was full of a lot of great Guides (that we can't wait to get to featuring in the future), you just can't NOT feature the release of the third installment of Caimie's crafting guides.
A little while ago, we did the math and found that the first installment of this series was somewhere around 10, 000 words and 40-something pages. If you haven't checked out Caimie's crafting guide yet (unlikely, considering her guides have reached over 100, 000 views since April), you definitely need to stop what you're doing and head over there right now.
Here's the links to the first two installements:
PART 1: http://ffxivrealm.com/guides/ff14-advanced-crafting-guide-by-caimie-tsukino.39/
Zone Time-Lapse CollectionPlease enjoy Final Fantasy XIV and the marvelous scenery it has to offer within these time-lapses!
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Amazing that the stars at night spin in a circular motion to represent the planet being round. <3 FFXIV weather
Let me know what you think and what zone you'd like to see net!
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