Featured FFXIV News FFXIV Patch 3.1 - "As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness"

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  1. Fybrile

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    *Note*
    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

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    The Summary:
    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"
    5. Afros
    6. New Glamour & Housing Items



    The Void Ark

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    New Alliance Raid Gear
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    New Craftable Gear
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    Exploratory Missions

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    Lord of Verminion

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    Afros

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    New Glamour/Housing Items

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    So, what are you looking forward to the most about Patch 3.1???





    Screen caps courtesy of btmpl. Check out his imgur for more screencaps from the TGS 2015 Patch 3.1 announcement HERE.
     

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  2. Celeana

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    I need the Haurchefant painting for my room bc he is very important!
     

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  3. Mog house glamour. I'm burnt out on the raiding scene. It feels like a 4th job especially with my schedule. New hairstyles for sure.
     

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  4. Elivercury

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    I like how "Afros" is a feature worthy of its own section :p

    EDIT: Do we have a date yet?
     

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  5. Fybrile

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    Nope :(
     

  6. daztora

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    Some time In November right?

    That's gonna be tough with Fallout 4 coming out too >_<

    Aren't the new Relics coming in 3.1?
     

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  7. Caimie Tsukino

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    I'm really worried... New cool things are good, but I really hope they will do something about the existing problems with crafting and gathering... Of course, they won't mention about the "fixing" of certain things, or addition of new recipes in this sort of pre-released patch notes. I just hope they'll do it anyway when the real thing comes... I can't wait to see the actual patch notes with sentences like "Specialist recipes are now added", "New recipes are now added to Master Recipe III" etc. Or things like, "Favors are now changed to xxxxxx", "The number of Favor mats required to exchange for 2 star mats have been reduced to blablablabla" etc. Most importantly, perhaps something like "Tomes of Law can now be used to purchase certain new crafting mats for the new recipes"..... Each of these sentences is like ringing in my head right now, and I just need to see them in the new patch notes....
     

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  8. Elivercury

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    I'd note that they've confirmed new gathering nodes in the airship exploration areas. Possible that these will fix the favours issue? Perhaps I'm getting my hopes up too much.
     

  9. Basket Case

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    According to MrHappy and his translation of the Live letter, it will be during the first 10 days of November, so 3rd or 10th according to him.
     

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  10. So what are you guys all doing to pass the time until we get new content? I know some people are leveling other jobs to 60 and raiding.

    I've been pretty casual of late. I have two characters that I play so been trying to get my other character caught up to where my main is and leveling up crafting and other battle classes to 60. It has been keeping me busy but I'm bored for sure. Capping esoterics, and law tomes because I know if I get lazy I will regret it later.

    Doing the same thing twice and doing the same old content over again is starting to make my left eye tweak.
     

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  11. daztora

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    Well me personally, I have unsubbed I got all my crafter and gatherer to 60, got all Master Book's.

    I want to wait until the XP added to High Roulette to level alt's. Will probably resub near end of the month to work on right side healing 200 accessories.

    I also need to finish MGS5, play the new Darkest Dungeon update and replay Freedom Planet, that should hold me over for a few weeks.
     

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  12. Yeah playing a different game is probably a good idea. FFXIV pretty much sucks up all my gaming time. I still have a whole bunch of games in shrink wrap that haven't even been touched for months.
     

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  13. MasterBox

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    For starters... can't wait for the new raid, sexy new wall paintings, and that funky looking minion mini game.

    Secondly, I read that it was due to release late September to early October... however that was a month or two ago and s**t happens.

    Also read that the relics might get pushed back to 3.1.5
    Sad.. but I'm okay with that.

    As for playing other games.. I definitely had to.. if i had to run neverreap or fractal one more f*cking time i was going to smash my controller. So I bought Battlefield hardline about 2 months ago and all the expansions..

    Nothing like shooting people in the face to help you forget about neverreap. :)

    I still jump on to feed my Chocobros and hang oit at the FC house and chat with friends.. even started working on my relic saw that materia is so damn cheap these days... did the alexandrite step in like 2 hours.

    Speaking of relics I have a question...
    If having the current relic gives you a leg up on the next relic... how does that affect the new classes that currently do not have a relic?

    I have been wondering that for a while now :)
     

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  14. Elivercury

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    The current theory is that you will need to do an extra step in your new relic quest to acquire a pre-cursor weapon since you don't have your Zeta to use. So new classes will need to do this extra step as there is no relic for them, although given how ridiculously grindy doing your relic is, I can't believe that the extra amount of work would be anywhere near the amount of effort required to get a zeta from scratch, even if it were an option.

    That being said, all that has been officially released is there will be a "reward/bonus" for players who went to the effort of levelling up their relic to zeta. Some have theorised that this might simply be the ability to glamour your zeta weapon onto your current one for cheap - an option not available to those who haven't completed it.

    tl;dr - no one knows, but if you don't have a nearly completed relic already, I probably wouldn't bother.
     

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  15. MasterBox

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    Thanks for the prompt reply... I have another question if you don't mind...

    I am currently farming for light...
    Do you know how much light is given for a bonus now and what the max you need to complete this step ?

    Sorry for going slightly off topic :)
     

  16. Fybrile

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    2000 light.

    When completing a boss or a dungeon or a raid, you'll get a message with one of these words:
    • Feeble: 2
    • Gentle: 4
    • Bright: 8
    • Brilliant: 12
    • Blinding: 24
    • Newborn Star: 32
     

  17. Cyn Romanace

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    This has actually been a discussion in my FC as of late. A lot of people are wondering what the bonus is going to be. I imagine it will just be the ability to skip a step in the new relic process while others seem to think it will be extra stats which to me seems a bit unfair considering three classes do not have a zeta currently.

    I am wondering if there will be a precursor weapon step, something that involves forging a weapon to be turned into the relic and the Zeta will simply allow those who have it to bypass that step
     

  18. Elivercury

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    Erm, I believe it's 2000 and bonus is relative to the content. I believe if it's bonus on World of Darkness then it's 64 light, Garuda Hm is 16 I believe.

    Personally I recommend just queuing all the quick trials (Garuda>Mog>Shiva>Ifrit>Gilga>Levi, avoid Titan), find out what is on bonus and then just farm the crap out of that for the next two hours. It's boring and grindy, but it's probably the quickest method.

    That or just ditch the relic, which is what I would do. I only finished mine once HW came out because I was at the mahatma stage and had 6-7 left.
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    There is no chance in hell that extra stats will be the reward. Aside from meaning you'd have to do both relic quests to min/max, it would screw over the new HW classes.

    The closest I could see to being a stat advantage is letting you keep the stat choices you made for your zeta.
     

  19. Cyn Romanace

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    That's what I imagine it would be like
     

  20. Elivercury

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    If they do, do that I will need to redo my relic. Savage might IV was like 600k+ apiece, whereas Parry was 20-30k apiece. I regret nothing.
     

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