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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!
Watch the stream live on Twitch and YouTube.
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...
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/the-echo-episode-16-the-behind-the-scenes-episode.214/media
And we're extremely proud to present one of our most devout and dearest listeners as a co-host this episode, @joshua david
In this episode, we're giving you the straight, un-cut and only-slightly-censored version of The Echo, as we go behind the scenes to give our listeners a bit of what our infamous pre-shows sound like. A lot of round table discussion about anything and everything to do with Heavensward - amoung other things. No segments, no bumpers - just straight un-cut and totally random talk. There is a Loremaster in there...
So from what I can see, we'll be dealing with Goblins this time around, or in this case the Illuminati and from what was said at the end of the 3.0 MSQ, Cid I'm guessing may have a hand in this raid along with possibly Brayflox. From the preview during the trash pull I saw an Astrologian using Gravity, which means it will be possible for us to DPS in this raid. That's so nice. What do you guys think?
Well, I was just gonna dump an Ishgard theme on everyone as a kind of surprise.
But then, I had a glorious idea!
What if our FFXIVRealm Ishgard background was created by an actual Realmer??
I don't think I'm alone in thinking that would be amazing!
So, here's what I'm thinking: I'd like an Ishgard theme to go live in early/mid-August here at the Realm. If anyone from our talented community would like to submit a screenshot or a piece of artwork for the background image of our new theme, please do so! It can be for a light theme or a dark theme, doesn't matter - and you work will be featured as our default theme at the Realm pretty much until the next expansion. As you'll soon see, we'll be removing the fluid width of the content area here really soon, so your work will have lots of visible area, and - of course - you can feel free to add your signature and details to the piece so you get lots of publicity.
Hope everyone's enjoying Heavensward! Caimie's away for a few days, so I'll be stepping in just this once to announce our featured Guides of the Month for July (it's super easy, considering she already told me which one should get the nod a few weeks ago.)
This month, we're going ahead and featuring two Guides in celebrating of the end of 2.0 and the start of a new chapter in FFXIV. So, without further ado...
#1 - Console/Controller Targeting by @praysolace
The first we've actually been wanting to feature for some time. If you're a PS3/PS4 player, or you play with a controller on your PC, and you haven't checked out @praysolace 's guide, Console/Controller Targeting, you're really doing yourself a...
Camate here, taking a quick breather from the excitement of Heavensward with my two pals Topaz and Emerald.
A tank that can summon Carbuncle egis? What is this sorcery? Well, you got me. I didn't add any arcanist abilities to my repertoire of skills for tanking, and if you look closely you'll notice that they aren't even egis at all--they are minions!
You might have caught a glimpse of these cuddly Carbuncle plushes on Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXII and in previous blogs, but you'll be happy to know that each one comes with its very own in-game minion item.
The master of accessories and fashion, Yoshi-P, decided that the next cool thing is going to be wearing Carbuncle plushes on your arm, and here he is...
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