Patch Notes Patch 3.25 Notes

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    Patch 3.25 brings a number of additions and refinements to the realm, including the continuation of the anima weapon quest line, a new chocobo racing challenge, adjustments to PvP, and more!

    Thank you for all of your invaluable input regarding the Feast. Based on the feedback we have received so far, a number of adjustments have been made for PvP. In light of these changes, we have decided to postpone the start of Season One until two weeks after the release of patch 3.25. At that time, we will release patch 3.26, which will include final adjustments for the Feast. As always, we encourage you to provide us with feedback that we may ensure seasons are an enjoyable experience for everyone.

    [3.0]: These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.
    [2.0]: These additions and adjustments do not require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.
    [2.0][3.0]: These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.

    Playable Content
    Quests

    [3.0] A new anima weapon story quest has been added.
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    Players will be able to enhance the strength of their anima weapons by completing this quest.

    Quest: Finding Your Voice
    Required Level: Disciple of War or Magic level 60
    Location: Azys Lla (X:7.4 Y:11.5)
    NPC: Ardashir
    Players must first complete the quest "Coming into Its Own" and have an anima weapon in their possession.
    * Please consult and exchange information with other players as you progress to learn how these weapons are enhanced.

    - Class/Job-specific Quests
    Anima Weapons quests employ a system which will require players to proceed using the same class or job with which they accepted the quest.
    Grand Companies

    [2.0] The number of company seals required for the following items has been reduced:
    Storm Chocobo Issuance: 2,000 → 200
    Serpent Chocobo Issuance: 2,000 → 200
    Flame Chocobo Issuance: 2,000 → 200

    Housing
    [2.0][3.0] The descriptions for where to obtain certain orchestrion rolls in the Orchestrion List have been changed.

    The Manderville Gold Saucer
    [2.0] The Chocobo Challenge has been added to chocobo racing, which pits players against special racing opponents.
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    - Entry Requirements
    Challenge races will be available upon speaking with the Race Chocobo Registrar in the Chocobo Square (X:6.1 Y:4.8).
    * Chocobo ratings must exceed a certain threshold to participate.

    - Participating
    Speak with the Race Chocobo Registrar in the Chocobo Square (X:6.1 Y:4.8) and select your desired challenge race.
    * Players cannot register for challenge races while in a party.

    Challenge Races
    Increasingly difficult challenges will be made available as players complete each race. Please note that your chocobo's rating must exceed a certain threshold to participate in each race.

    Players will only receive a reward for first-time completion.

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    - Rules
    Special opponents will appear in each race. Challenges can only be cleared by placing higher than these special opponents.
    * Players will be matched with other players and regular NPCs in addition to special opponents.

    - Special Racing Opponents
    Special racing opponents will be denoted by a unique icon next to their name, as well as a different colored name plate. Multiple special racing opponents may be present depending on the challenge selected. In such cases, players must place higher than all special racing opponents to clear the challenge.
    * The color of their display names can be adjusted by selecting Engaged Enemies under the NPCs tab of Display Name Settings in the Character Configuration interface.

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    [2.0] The following additions and adjustments have been made to chocobo racing:
    New race abilities have been added.

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    New race items have been added.

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    The amount of experience gained upon completing races has been increased.

    The strength of NPCs has been reduced.

    The number of obstacles that appear during races has been reduced. Furthermore, the positioning of obstacles has been adjusted.

    When more than two new players are registered for a race, bonus experience proportionate to the number of participants will be added to the rewards.

    The amount of experience and MGP received has been increased based on the length of courses.

    The race item Stamina Tablet will now also restore a small amount of stamina when stamina is at 0.

    A special flying text message and graphical effect will be displayed when race abilities and items fail to activate.

    A fly texting message will appear when activating the race ability Choco Reflect.

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    Treasure boxes will now appear on the map and mini-map.

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    The design of the stamina gauge has been adjusted to improve visibility.

    The color of names in the Position list will now match the settings for NPC display names.

    The cutscene that displays at the beginning of each race can now be skipped via settings in the Character Configuration interface.

    [2.0] The items for sale from the Tack & Feed Trainer in the Chocobo Square (X:5.9 Y:4.7) have been adjusted as follows:
    The MGP required to purchase the following items has been reduced:

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    The following items have been added to the Tack & Feed Trader in the Chocobo Square (X:5.9 Y:4.7) and can be purchased with gil:
    Gysahl Greens / Grade 1 Feed - Speed Blend / Grade 1 Feed - Acceleration Blend / Grade 1 Feed - Balance Blend / Grade 1 Feed - Endurance Blend / Grade 1 Feed - Stamina Blend

    [2.0] The MGP reward for the following activities in the Gold Saucer has been increased:
    Chocobo Races / Lord of Verminion / GATE / Mini-games

    [2.0] The completion requirements and rewards for Gold Saucer entries in the challenge log have been adjusted.

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    Battle System
    Thank you for all of your invaluable input regarding the Feast. Based on the feedback we have received so far, a number of adjustments have been made for PvP. In light of these changes, we have decided to postpone the start of Season One until two weeks after the release of patch 3.25. At that time, we will release patch 3.26, which will include final adjustments for the Feast. As always, we encourage you to provide us with feedback that we may ensure seasons are an enjoyable experience for everyone.

    [3.0] The following additions and adjustments have been made to the Feast:
    In preparation for Season One of the Feast, a button and QR code linking to a rankings page on the Lodestone has been added to the PvP Profile window under Character in the main menu.
    * The button linking to the Lodestone is only available for the Windows and Mac versions.
    * The ranking page can be viewed after the start of Season One.

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    The following PvP actions have been adjusted:

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    The following adjustments have been made to improve the pace of combat:
    • The winning condition for the Feast 8 on 8 matches has been changed from 1200 medals to 1100 medals.
    • Players will be automatically returned to their respective landing points three seconds after being incapacitated.
    • The duration of Invincibility after being returned to the landing point has been increased from 10 to 12 seconds.

    The following adjustment to supply boxes has been made to hasten the flow of combat.
    • The HP of the Adrenaline supply box has been reduced.
    4 on 4 Matches
    • Additional offense kits will appear on the field after a certain period of time.
    • Only one defense kit will appear on the field over the course of a match.
    8 on 8 Matches
    • The number of offense and defense kits that appear at the start of a match has been increased.
    • Additional adrenaline kits, medicine kits, offense kits, and defense kits will appear on the field after a certain period of time.
    • A portion of the barriers placed in the center of the map have been removed.
    • The degree to which PvP ratings increase or decrease at the conclusion of a rated match has been adjusted.
    • The PvP rating required to participate in promotion qualifiers for each tier has been adjusted.
    * In accordance with this adjustment, PvP ratings for the Feast (4 on 4 - Solo) and the Feast (4 on 4 - Light Party) have been reset.
    • * Update: 3/29/2016 6:30 (GMT)
    • Display name settings for the Feast have been added under the General tab of Display Name Settings in the Character Configuration interface.
    • Abbreviations for the class or job of allies and enemy players will now appear next to name plates.
    * Changes to the PvP Display Name setting will have no effect on the display of these abbreviations.

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    To further improve matching speeds, language settings will be ignored when registering for the Feast (4 on 4 - Light Party).

    [3.0] The strength of the Echo granted in Alexander: Gordias (Savage) has been increased.
    The Echo will take effect upon entering Alexander: Gordias (Savage), increasing players' maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing magic potency by 15%.
    * Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase upon total party incapacitation.
    * This adjustment will not be applied to the normal version of Alexander: Gordias.

    [3.0] The positions of the entrance in Alexander - The Fist of the Son (Savage) and shortcuts have been adjusted.

    Items
    [2.0][3.0] New items have been added.
    View the new items.

    [3.0] Players can now purchase replica anima weapons from the Restoration Node in Azys Lla (X:7.1 Y:11.2).
    * The Restoration Node will appear after completing the quest "Finding Your Voice."

    [3.0] The following gear can now be converted into materia:
    High Mythrite Helm of Fending / High Mythrite Cuirass of Fending / High Mythrite Gauntlets of Fending / Eikon Leather Breeches of Fending / High Mythrite Sabatons of Fending / Eikon Leather Headgear of Maiming / Eikon Leather Corselet of Maiming / Eikon Leather Armguards of Maiming / Eikon Cloth Brais of Maiming / Eikon Leather Leg Guards of Maiming / Eikon Leather Headgear of Striking / Eikon Leather Corselet of Striking / Eikon Leather Armguards of Striking / Eikon Cloth Brais of Striking / Eikon Leather Leg Guards of Striking / Eikon Cloth Hat of Aiming / Eikon Cloth Acton of Aiming / Eikon Cloth Sleeves of Aiming / Eikon Cloth Culottes of Aiming / Eikon Leather Thighboots of Aiming / Eikon Cloth Hat of Scouting / Eikon Cloth Acton of Scouting / Eikon Cloth Sleeves of Scouting / Eikon Cloth Culottes of Scouting / Eikon Leather Thighboots of Scouting / Eikon Cloth Hat of Healing / Eikon Cloth Acton of Healing / Eikon Cloth Sleeves of Healing / Eikon Cloth Culottes of Healing / Eikon Leather Thighboots of Healing / Eikon Leather Headgear of Casting / Eikon Leather Corselet of Casting / Eikon Leather Armguards of Casting / Eikon Cloth Brais of Casting / Eikon Leather Leg Guards of Casting / High Mythrite Plate Belt of Fending / High Mythrite Tassets of Maiming / High Mythrite Tassets of Striking / Eikon Leather Ringbelt of Aiming / Eikon Leather Ringbelt of Scouting / Eikon Cloth Corset of Healing / Eikon Cloth Corset of Casting / Camphorwood Necklace of Fending / Eikon Iron Earring of Fending / Camphorwood Armillae of Fending / Eikon Iron Ring of Fending / Camphorwood Necklace of Slaying / Eikon Iron Earring of Slaying / Camphorwood Armillae of Slaying / Eikon Iron Ring of Slaying / Camphorwood Necklace of Aiming / Eikon Iron Earring of Aiming / Camphorwood Armillae of Aiming / Eikon Iron Ring of Aiming / Camphorwood Necklace of Healing / Eikon Iron Earring of Healing / Camphorwood Armillae of Healing / Eikon Iron Ring of Healing / Camphorwood Necklace of Casting / Eikon Iron Earring of Casting / Camphorwood Armillae of Casting / Eikon Iron Ring of Casting

    [2.0] The gender requirement for the following items have been removed:
    Expeditioner's Moccasins / Dhalmelskin Moccasins / Expeditioner's Gloves / Expeditioner's Thighboots / Dark Dhalmelskin Gloves / Dhalmelskin Thighboots

    [2.0][2.0] The item Sleipnir Horn can no longer be discarded.
    * This is to prevent the loss of an item which can only be purchased once per account.

    [2.0] The number of items created for the following recipes has been increased from one to five:
    Grade 2 Feed - Speed Blend / Grade 2 Feed - Acceleration Blend / Grade 2 Feed - Balance Blend / Grade 2 Feed - Endurance Blend / Grade 2 Feed - Stamina Blend

    System
    [2.0][3.0] New achievements have been added.
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    [2.0] The requirements for retaining the New Adventurer status have been adjusted.
    Before: Less than 40 hours of play time.
    After: Players meet either of the following requirements:
    ・Less than 168 hours of play time
    ・Have yet to complete the main scenario quest "Before the Dawn."
    * Players who no longer have the New Adventurer status but fulfill the above requirements can restore it by using the text command "/nastatus on"
    [2.0] The following additions and adjustments have been made to the Novice Network:
    Mentors can now enable or disable the auto-join setting for the Notice Network
    * The auto-join setting will be disabled by default upon the release of patch 3.25. To enable auto-join, players must use the text command "/novicenetwork on."

    The log message that appears for new adventurers when invited to the Novice network has been adjusted.

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    A new adventurer search button has been added to the Novice Network window. Using this feature will search for all new adventurers currently online.

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    * New adventurers can access the Novice Network after receiving an invite from a mentor.
    * Mentors are encouraged to use the Player Search to find new adventurers and invite them to the network.

    Different log messages will now be displayed for new adventurers and mentors when joining the Novice Network.

    Message for Mentors
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    Message for New Adventurers
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    [2.0] Message windows will no longer appear on-screen during cutscenes.

    [2.0] New text commands have been added. Following these additions, the New Adventurer status can be disabled using the text command "/nastatus off."
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    [2.0] To reduce system stress, the number of windows that can be opened simultaneously has been adjusted. (PlayStation®3 version)

    Resolved Issues
    The following issues have been addressed.
    • An issue in “The Second Coil of Bahamut - Turn 4” wherein the golems could not be defeated.
    • An issue in “Alexander - The Arm of the Son (Savage)” wherein the “Bomb Spread” used by the Lumbertype Magitek Vangob G-III could be evaded.
    • An issue in “The Lost City of Amdapor (Hard)” wherein it was possible to progress without defeating certain monsters.
    • An issue wherein casting could be interrupted even when damage received from pets did not exceed a fixed threshold during PvP.
    • An issue in The Feast wherein incorrect character names would appear in the kill feed.
    • An issue in The Feast wherein the buff icon for Offense Kit and Defense Kit on pets was incorrect.
    * This was a graphical issue only; the effects themselves were working correctly.
    • An issue in The Feast's rated matches wherein your PvP rating would not change appropriately when winning as a result of all members of the opposing team withdrawing.
    • An issue in The Feast wherein players would not drop medals if killed by damage over time from an opponent who had already withdrawn from the match.
    • An issue with chocobo racing wherein chocobos with the race ability “Heavy Resistance” could still be afflicted with "Heavy" by the course obstacle morbol.
    • An issue wherein the “Battle Stance” emote would animate incorrectly when equipped with the Last Resort Zeta.
    • An issue wherein certain hairstyles would appear incorrectly when equipped with the Antiquated Iga Zukin.
    • An issue wherein the item subcommand menu would not close if you used an item while the "Second Tier” subcommand menu was open.
    • An issue wherein the dye range on the Replica Heavy Allagan Flanchard was incorrect.
    • An issue wherein changing High Resolution UI Size Settings to 150% or 200% would cause map dragging to behave incorrectly.
    • An issue wherein changing High Resolution UI Size Settings to 150% or 200% would cause the Patch 3.0 staff credits to display incorrectly.
    • An issue wherein the action "Terminal Velocity" was not included in the auto-translator.
    Other various issues have also been addressed.

    Known Issues
    • An issue wherein the help text for the item Chocobo Training Manual - Super Sprint is incorrect.
    * The correct description will display in the ability help text.
    • An issue wherein gamepad controls do not function properly when navigating the Log Filters setting in the Character Configuration interface.
    • An issue wherein you cannot use the cancel command when assigning buttons in the Keybind interface.
    * Players also using a keyboard or mouse can resolve this issue using one of the following methods:
    • 1. Assign any key using the keyboard, then cancel using the gamepad.
    • 2. Select another window using the mouse.
    • Players who do not own a keyboard or mouse will be required to restart the game client.
    New Items

    The following optional item will be on sale from March 30, 2016.
    Mount: Bennu

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  2. Not looking forward to the trolls of CT.
     

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