FFXIV ARR Forum - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
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....
With patch 4.2 swiftly approaching, we offer a sneak peek at the newest set of beast tribe quests.
Ananta Beast Tribe Quests
The Vira, one of the tribes of the snake-like Ananta, have long supported the efforts of the Resistance by sending warriors to bolster their ranks. One such battlemaid is Alpa, the broodmother's daughter, who makes up for her lack of prowess in combat with her courage and ingenuity. She dreams of making a grand contribution to the Resistance, but many bizarre and perilous trials must be overcome before her plans can come to fruition.
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....
Patch 4.2 is nearly here, and today's preview offers a look at the dangers lurking within Hell’s Lid, as well as the hard incarnation of the Fractal Continuum. Check out the new dungeons arriving in Patch 4.2.
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE:
Does what it says on the tin. In this comparatively short episode, Joshua unexpectedly finds Fybrile's "Rant On" button, Fybrile sets a new record for bleeps, and Kolossus has a great idea for expanding our listenership. Apologies for the delay since our last episode. We had actually recorded an episode earlier, but just couldn't fit all the pieces together in time for pre-patch 3.1.
We're taking a break from segments this episode, and just giving our casual review of patch 3.1, and then a rant about the state of the game. You have been warned!
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