FFXIV News Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXIII Update Thread

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    Prepare yourself for Patch 3.5 - The Far Edge of Fate

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    For Patch 2.5 we focused on the word “FALL”, but in 3.5 the keyword is “EDGE”.
     

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    • New Content in 3.5
    • New main scenario quests will be added.
    • New Warring Triad quests will be added.
    • New side quests will be added.
    • Scholasticate quests
    • Hildibrand's Heavensward adventures
    • Anima weapon story quests

    We had a lot of feedback that the Patch 3.45 Anima weapon story quests were quite easy… so you can look forward to finding out how the next content will be!
     

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    New Content in 3.5
    • New dungeons
    • Baelsar's Wall

    Many of you have probably already seen Baelsar's Wall, the Garlean gate located in the East Shroud. This extensive wall separates the Garlean Empire and Eorzea, and was built with the intention of protecting the Empire from the threat of beast tribes and primals. The warrior of light will finally be able to storm into this area.

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    New Content in 3.5
    • Sohm Al (Hard)

    This is the hard mode dungeon for Sohm Al, implemented in 3.0. In the normal version you scaled your way up, but this time you’ll be descending downwards. You can look forward to finding out exactly why you’ll be visiting this area once more.

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    New Content in 3.5
    • New alliance raid dungeon
    • Dun Scaith

    This is the third entry in the Mhach series.
    I would say final entry, but perhaps there’s something more…? Hold on for further info in the next LIVE letter.

    This will be the 24 player alliance raid dungeon. I touched on this at Fan Fest, but this raid will be elaborate straight from the first boss.
    The first boss battle will take place on-board an airship, so the ground will be quite unstable. Dun Scaith will be the first 24 player raid with such precarious footing, but there will be other mechanics for each area. Please look forward to it!

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    New Content in 3.5
    • New trials
    • Containment Bay Z1T9
    • Containment Bay Z1T9 (Extreme)


    This is the final member of the Warring Triad, following Sephirot and Sophia.
    You can expect many of the mysteries from this story to be cleared up.

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    New Content in 3.5 and 3.55

    Zhloe Aliapoh
    This is a new type of content, for Disciples of the Hand and Land.
    You accept gathering/crafting requests for collectable items from certain NPCs to raise the satisfaction level of of those characters.
    As the patch progresses, other clients will appear apart from Zhloe Aliapoh, and the content will focus on glamour elements moving forward.
    Ultimately, the main theme of the content will be focusing on glamours, so you can make your character even more glamourous!
     

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    Updated Content : Exploratory missions

    We put a lot of thought into a new name, but since the title for Exploratory missions is already fixed, we decided to keep the name as-is. Pre-existing exploratory missions will be heavily updated:
    • Hunting exploratory missions
    • Gathering exploratory missions
    As you can see, we’ve completely separated the content for battle and gathering classes.
    A cataclysmic event takes place, making the current diadem area a thing of the past. For this reason, players will be unable to enter from Patch 3.5. After that, players will have to wait a while until the opening of the new Diadem content, currently planned for release a little after Patch 3.5, in the 3.5x series.

    The map for the Diadem won’t change much, but there will be differences in where you can and can’t go.

    The theme of the previous version of exploratory missions was to have the players decide how they would enjoy the content themselves, but in the new version, objectives will be clearly assigned.
    There will be some surprises too, such as boss battles that involve the entire map area. On top of that, some tough enemies will appear that will be hard to beat unless you form groups of four parties.
    We will have more details on this in the Patch 3.5 Preview Part 2.

    Rest assured that all 9 types of achievements available in exploratory missions right now will also be obtainable in the new Diadem.
     

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    Party Finder Updates
    The party finder window will undergo some changes, with new tabs being added to the top: “All”, “Same World” and “Private”*.-The “All” tab will display all groups on the party finder.
    -The “Same World” tab will only display players recruiting groups in the same world.*Final naming of tabs subject to change.
    • Recruit players from other worlds on the same data center
      Players will be able to view/recruit players from other Worlds on the same data center, but will also be able to limit their recruitment to players in their World. If you want to recruit players to play field content such as the Aquapolis, this will be the setting to use, so you recruit players in the same World.
      The World will be displayed alongside character name, so make sure to double check world if someone of the same name is recruiting players.
      This will only apply to content which uses the Duty or Raid Finder.

      Content that is accessed via NPC such as Deep Dungeon and exploratory missions will require some special work, so will not apply to the Party Finder in 3.5, but we would like to add moving forward.
      Also, the Party Finder will not apply to the Gold Saucer.
      That said, all party settings such as Undersized Party will be possible.

    • Party members will be able to chat with each other regardless of their World
      Players who have been recruited via the Party Finder will be able to talk together in the party chat.
      You’d even be able to ask about prices on items in someone else’s World for example. We’re working on applying the same-World blacklist, as well as friend lists, but blacklist will likely come first.
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    Other New Functions
    • Party finder filters
    • Password-locked parties
      This will allow friends on different worlds to play together easily.
     

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    PvP Updates

    • Frontline
      Players will have the option of being matched without Grand Company requirements, by simply selecting an option.
      We were concerned that this feature might be abused, so originally did not allow matching without GC requirements, but since we plan to add new PvP content in 4.0, we decided to try and it see how it goes. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.
      Of course, players will still be able to participate as a specific Grand Company
    • Dueling
      We received a lot of feedback from players asking for a level sync feature, so we’ve set an Item Level sync of 150, the same level as the Feast. If you are below IL 150, your item level will not be synced.
      In addition, we will be adding an ability to sync gear to host's item level, but of course, players will still be able to enjoy unsynced duels and lastly, all action recast timers will be reset at the start of duels.
     

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    The Feast
    • New maps
      New maps will be added after the end of Season 3, with the same rules as the current Feast mode.
      After the new map has been added we will have another pre-season period, where we’d like to give everyone the opportunity to give their feedback about the new map.
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    • Chat will be disabled during battles

      Chat will be completely disabled, but new auto-translate options will be added especially for the Feast. These will be implemented as PvP actions that can be added to the hotbar, so make sure to try it out.
      Moving forward, we’ll also be adding the option to replace pronouns, so please give us your feedback.
     

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    • Chocobo Companion Updates
      It will become possible to register for the Duty Finder while your chocobo companion is present. To accommodate this, companions will be handled in the party list as pets rather than party members, but there will be no changes to companion behaviour.
      Of course, summoners and scholars will still be able to use their egis and pets at the same time.
      You will also be able to call out your chocobo when in a full party, meaning you can have a party of 8 players and 8 chocobos. But, as mentioned, chocobos are treated as pets so you will need to target other players' chocobos to see their HP.
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    • Egis
      It will be possible to alter the outward appearance of Garuda, Titan, and Ifrit-Egi. This is the “Egi Glamour” system we’ve mentioned in the past.
      Completing the relevant quest will unlock this feature, which allows you to change your egi's appearance by using text commands. Of course, other players will also see your egi's altered appearance.
      In Patch 3.5, you will only be able to change your egi’s appearance to one of three types of Carbuncle, but other egi appearances will be added in later patches.
      The appearance you set will be saved even if you log out. However, this will only be saved locally, so if you play on different platforms you will need to set the appearance on each platform.
      If you want to change the appearance of an egi that has already been summoned, you will need to re-summon after activating the text command to update the appearance.
     

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    New Content in 3.5
    The Novice Network
    • Players will be asked to confirm they wish to join a chat channel after being invited. It will be possible to wait before confirming, or opt out of the novice network at will too.
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    Support for returning players


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    Players who have not logged in for 45 days and have at least one class or job at level 50 will be able to do the following:
    • Set their online status to "Returning Player"
      This will allow others to see that you are a returning player.
    • Use the Novice Network
      This will allow players to learn from mentors and play with new players. In addition, players can gain extra EXP by forming a party with a mentor.
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    Additional updates
    • Ability to preview item colors on the equipment screen

    • Paintings will be added as furnishings
      You will be able to purchase paintings from artists, and use them to decorate your room.
      More types of artwork will be made available for those who have cleared their sightseeing log, so make sure to complete yours before Patch 3.5.
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    Part 1
    Coming in Mid-January

    Part 2
    Coming in March
     

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    Thanks for all the info, did not think it would be such a big patch.
    Maybe i can finally log in more and do stuff :)
     

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  17. I'm looking forward to the datacenter wide party finder and chat.

    The chocobo as pets should have been a thing from release. Pet egi glamour should have happened a lot time ago as well. So much so that I kind of lost interest in it.
     

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    I heard that making chocobos as pets was a lot more difficult than changing some code. It was supposed to be heavily buried in the code of the game. Being a programmer myself I can appreciate that it would have been a huge endeavour to change that. I'm surprised to see it in a patch as I was expecting it to be a feature in an expansion.

    As I don't play Summoner much I'm a bit indifferent about the Egi glamour but I can imagine that it would be a big deal to Summoner mains.
     

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    Yes the datacenter wide party finder may resolve some issues people are having getting to do content, and currently reason i have taken a break.
    This may get me back to playing more once again.
    The chocobos i am excited about tbh, EGI Glamour finally comes... but i feel they should of added more summons, but hey everything is about glam i guess
     

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