Featured FFXIV News 3.1 Dungeon Preview

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  1. Jinzuku

    Jinzuku Vice Administrator

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    Patch 3.1 is nearly here, and today's preview offers a look at the dangers lurking within Saint Mocianne's Arboretum, as well as the hard incarnation of Pharos Sirius.

    New Dungeon
    ≪Saint Mocianne's Arboretum≫


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    Saint Mocianne's Arboretum was once home to the greatest collection of flora and fauna the realm had ever known. Alas, in the wake of the Exodus it has since been abandoned, the teeming life within now roaming the halls with reckless abandon. A band of treasure hunters would pierce the heart of this leafy labyrinth in search of treasure, a treasure they claim would be a boon to Idyllshire. But will this savage garden yield fortune, or folly?

    Level Requirement: Disciple of War or Magic level 60
    Item Level Requirement: Average item level 170 or above
    Party Size: Four players
    Time Limit: 90 minutes
    Quest: Saint Mocianne's Arboretum
    Prerequisites: Players must first complete the main scenario quest "Heavensward."

    Hard Mode Dungeon
    ≪Pharos Sirius (Hard)≫


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    With the siren banished from Pharos Sirius, reconstruction of the lighthouse is well under way. Or rather, it was, until an order of kobolds forced workers to evacuate. The Maelstrom has been swift to plan a retaking of the tower, but time is of the essence. The kobolds' love for explosives will surely spell destruction if the beastmen are not purged with utmost haste. Once again, Limsa Lominsa asks for your aid. Descend to the depths of the tower this time, and assist in defusing the kobold threat.

    Level Requirement: Disciple of War or Magic level 60
    Item Level Requirement: Average item level 170 or above
    Party Size: Four players
    Time Limit: 90 minutes
    Quest: Pharos Sirius (Hard)
    Prerequisites: Players must first complete the main scenario quest "Heavensward," and have also completed the quest "Why So Sirius."
     

  2. MasterBox

    MasterBox Scion

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    Yay new Fungeons.! !!!!
     

  3. Fybrile

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    Look great! Correct me if I'm wrong, but... just 2? Really? Didn't we mostly get 3 in most 2.0 patches? I kind of remember like 2 new hard modes and a new dungeon in most of those patches.
     

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  4. MasterBox

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    well we are also getting a raid if that counts amongst many other things
     

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  5. Fybrile

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    Yeah. And, now that I think about it, IDK if they're upgrading Esoterics yet, or in 3.2. If they're not, then that's 4 DREX dungeons, which is alright by me.
     

  6. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Or they push the two we have into a Hardmode roulette and we still only have 2.

    I dunno, I'm not really thrilled about only two. Yeah there's a raid, but even when LoA came out we still got 3 dungeons.
     

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  7. MasterBox

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    Ture.. but we didn't get a new minion RTS "mini?" Game... thrown in a basket full of other goodies.

    Think positive.. this could be great. :)
     

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  8. Fybrile

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    Looks like both of these dungeons are back in the old world of Eorzea. Big fan of that! Looking forward to getting back to La Noscea and the Black Shroud.
     

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  9. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Oh the Mini game is probably going to be the only thing that gets me to log in for 3.1!

    I have almost 3 full pages of minions already:D
     

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  10. MasterBox

    MasterBox Scion

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    I don't even have one page...

    From the beginning i either sold them or gave them to friends.. feel stupid not keeping them now.

    Then again.. if you can only use one..
    "I chose you.. Enkido!!!" All day long

    This also means that minions might jump in price on the board.. might continue selling them :)
     

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  11. GeekMatt

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    You have 60 points and each minion you summon costs points. So there's more than one, but you can also repeat summon the same minion. It sounds like it's going to have much to do with balancing the cost with the stats/affects of your minion, and there probably won't be minions that are especially "OP" due to the cost balance.

    As for the new dungeons, I'm excited! It sounds like Pharos HM won't be anything like the original. We're going down from the main floor, rather than up which'll mean 90% new map, which I'm sure will make people happy but I have mixed feelings on. Also all new enemies, but I hope we find some zombie pirates down below. I'm more looking forward to the new dungeon.
     

  12. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    They did say they are easing up on the RNG for them.
     

  13. MasterBox

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    Fixed :)

    Man.. first my SBing now easy drips on minions..
    They are just trying to force my hand into crafting :(
     

  14. Cyn Romanace

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    Awesome, cant wait to hit these up, they look fantastic. I am actually looking to the new PS raid, I actually enjoyed the initial version of it lol
     

  15. Basket Case

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    I will have to dig and find where he said it, but I am sure that Yoshi P said the Arboretum is the big building with the giant tree growing out of it in Hinterlands.
     

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  16. Fybrile

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    Oh, that would make sense.
     

  17. Ivy

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    It was stated in an interview with Yoshi-P that only two new dungeons will be added from now on until 4.0. I don't know if it'll change in 4.0, but yeah, that's the reasoning as to why we're only getting two.
     

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  18. Fybrile

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    Two should be fine, once they get back to regular content patch intervals. If they went three per patch, that DF is going to get really packed, so I'm good with two. It'd be great if at least one of those two was a bit of a challenge so it's a bit more engaging for longer.
     

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  19. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Like AK back in 2.0 as people beat their heads against a Demon Wall ^^
     

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  20. Fybrile

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    FFXIV's facebook page uploaded a large album full of awesome screenshots of the new dungeons, as well as flying mounts. Here's the full album:

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    I personally love the darker themes, and especially that last underground screenshot. Can not WAIT to get into these dungeons!

    That gear's pretty standard fare for FFXIV, but it's supposedly dungeon gear (read: glamour gear) so that's not a big issue.

    Also of interest, Magitek armor is a flying mount now.
     

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