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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.
≪Saint Mocianne's Arboretum≫
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...
As autumn’s brisk breeze sweeps away the sweltering heat of summer, nights in the realm have grown longer with the shadows kept at bay by the glow of warding lanterns that line the streets. All Saints' Wake, that magical night of frightful fun, draws ever nearer and the Continental Circus has arrived to scare up delights for Eorzea's children. However, the Adventurers' Guild suspects there is more to their plans than meets the eye.
Those brave souls willing to help uncover the troupe's true intentions must seek out the Adventurers' Guild investigator currently on the case.
From Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
Read on for details.
To ensure that plots of land are not claimed and left unused, estates not accessed for extended periods of time will be automatically demolished, and the plots of land will be put back up for sale.
Estates Subject to Demolishing
Free company housing that has not been accessed by at least one member within forty-five days.
Private housing that has not been accessed by the owner within forty-five days.
Purchased plots of land upon which an estate has not been built within forty-five days.
* The count for days of inactivity will begin on the release of patch 3.1.
Steps Prior to Demolishing
Thirty days of inactivity
A notification indicating that the estate is being prepared for auto-demolition will appear in the Timers interface in the Duty tab of the Main Menu.
Thirty-five days of inactivity
An e-mail will be delivered to the registered e-mail addresses of all free company...
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/the-echo-episode-19-the-marathon-episode.217/media
And, presenting a long-time member of the Realm, the one and only @Cyn Romanace !!!
In this extra long episode, we are bring back the "Featured from the Realm" segment, where we talk about the Featured Guide of the Month, the Weekly PoOP, as well as feature an FC from our Free Companies index and a member from the Realm!
In this episode, Fybrile gets convinced to go to Brynhildr, Maaja weighs in on the expansion, and Cyn indulges us with a game of "Eorzean Marry, !@#$, Kill". We discuss patch 3.1, memorable characters around the Realm, and DPS checks in end game.
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...
This isn't exactly new news. The OP to this thread is just a summary of what was announced at TGS 2015. As news gets released, however, we'll be adding it below, so keep checking for the latest about Patch 3.1!!!
FFXIV Patch 3.1 Notes
1. A new alliance (24-man) raid dungeon, "The Void Ark"
2. New alliance raid gear
3. Exploratory Missions
4. A New Golden Saucer Game: "Lord of Verminion"
6. New Glamour & Housing Items
The Void Ark
New Alliance Raid Gear
New Craftable Gear
Lord of Verminion...
One 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 Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/the-echo-episode-18-the-one-that-went-to-youtube.216/media
And, bringing back a guest host we really enjoyed having on from Episode 16, @joshua david !
In this episode, we try out some new music as well as some new segments! Introducing the "Featured from the Realm" segment, where we talk about the Featured Guide of the Month as well as the Weekly PoOP, and we also feature an FC from our Free Companies index. We're most excited to begin a new "Featured Member of the Realm" segment where we put one of you in the spotlight by having you on for a quick interview. Just a little way to get to know...
PoOP - Perspectives of Online Players
What are reasonable expectations to have in DF?
>>>4 DF strangers; The DRK is reasonably geared and in STR accessories, he pulls two groups of trash (7 enemies). The BRD appears to be DPSing intermittently, doing AoEs and playing Armies Peon while the DRG is DPSing considerably better. The healer can't keep up because the BRD gets hit a couple times and the healer has near-minimum gear. The party wipes.
The DRG says "Healer and BRD pls pay attention and do your jobs, this isn't a carry." BRD claims to be having difficulties because he decided to try Keyboard and Mouse for the first time after a year of Controller play. Healer says he is doing his job but the party can't handle that size of pull, "wear tank accessories and pull less". DRK continues to try the same pull a second time and the healer refuses to heal
What do YOU expect to see as the baseline fundamental "must dos" from...
So 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
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/
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXIV Update Thread
At the start of the broadcast, we'll be using this thread to post the summary from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXIV!
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As we'll be updating this thread throughout the show, make sure to reload every so often! We'll be posting the event summary exclusively in the thread and posting reminders occasionally on Twitter. However, please keep in mind that posts won't be occurring in real-time and there may be a delay.
After we create the full summary, it will be posted in the "Letter from the Producer LIVE" forum.
See you here at 9:30 p.m. (PDT) / 12:30 a.m. (EDT)!
In regards to adjustments to astrologian
We'll focus on adjusting the power of astrologian healing....
Many players praised the main quests and storyline of Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward. On the other hand many complained about weaker side quests and FATES in the game.
During our exclusive Gamescom interview, Naoki Yoshida told us more about new quest types coming to the game:
“I already talked to the team about the Moogle side quests, because they are quite tiresome and tedious jobs. For the future, we like to remove this type of quest.
There are two points to improve for side quests: First of all, you need to assign a proper story to that side quest. We also want to add more variation to the side quests.
For example, you may need to find the highest building an an area and jump off from the top if it. Or you need to carry a certain item and secretly sneak into a building without being noticed by anyone.
We think that adding that mini-game type of quests to the game should be fun. I actually talked with the team about this last week, before coming to...
FFXIV News GC 2015: New attractions coming to Final Fantasy XIV gold saucer, including flight challengesPlayers love the gold saucer and the new flying mounts in the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion. As a fan of both, I wondered if we will ever see Heavensward-centered mini games being added. Imagine using your mount for a flight challenge with rings just like in the old Pilotwings games.
During our interview with Naoki Yoshida at Gamescom, the game’s Director and Producer answered:
“To stick to the gold saucer first: There is a big update coming in patch 3.1. A new attraction will be added, equally in size compared to Tripe Triad or the Chocobo Races. It’s going to be really big.
Besides the addition of other mini games, adjustments to the MGP coins and to the rewards you will get through your coins will be made.
We even had plans for a mini game in 3.0, where you had to find rings in the game world with your flying chocobo within one minute to claim a reward. Back then we hadn’t the costs and resources to do it, but currently the level design team is...
Well, another month's passed and it's time again to pick one of our amazing Guides to feature! So far, you've all shown a lot of interest in the Guide Bounties, and some really great ones have already started rolling in. After much deliberation, we're please to present the Guide of the Month...
Kylie's Ultimate Chocobo Guide
One of our 3-Star Bounties in July, clearly a lot of time and effort went into preparing this Guide. From tips to leveling your chocobo, to foods and dyes, to an index of all the different barding you can collect for your Kweh Companion and how to get them, this Guide really lives up to it's Ultimate name.
Make sure you check this Guide out, and give it a 5-Star rating to join us in showing our appreciation for @Kylie 's hard work!!!
Hey everyone, we've all been busy with Heavensward lately and with all the new skills available, crafting and gathering has gotten quite interesting (red scrip gathering is such a grind lol). I've tried the Whistle system and for some reason, just don't like it, especially when rng is not on my side. Maybe I'm just using it wrong. Currently this is my rotation for all my crafts and it seems to work for me...most of the time ><
Craftmanship: 719 Control: 665 CP: 402
Rotation: 70 or 80 Dur
Steady Hand II
Steady Hand II
Manipulation (forgot this had to edit ><)
Basic Touch (Hasty if a Precise is use during one of the hasty touches)
Basic Touch (Hasty if a Precise is use during one of the hasty touches)
then however many CSII is needed, usually max is 4 unless it's the new 2-star green gears
Please 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!
*Edited 4 Aug 2015
As everybody knows, Heavensward crafting introduced the new "Whistle System", which is an addition to our existing Inner Quiet system. At the moment, this system is NOT necessary yet for the current Master Recipe III items. However, we expect the mastering of this system is required to craft very difficult items that are to come in the future new patches. So it's good to learn your whistles right now.
"Whistle While You Work" (WWYW, CP cost 36) is a skill that creates a stack of 11 Whistles. The Whistle stack (W stack) is paired with the following actions into one package:
(a) Satisfaction (15 CP recovery)
(b) Trained Hand (32 CP) (progress + quality same time)
(c) Nymeia's Wheel (18 CP) (durab recovery)
All these skills require you to equip your "Soul of the Crafter" to use. If you have trouble with that, please visit:
Many people have asked me if I have chosen...
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