Featured FFXIV News Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 45 Part 1 Summary

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  1. Fybrile

    Fybrile Administrator

    The 45th Letter from the Producer Live Part I aired today, with producer/director Naoki Yoshida and global online producer Toshio Murouchi discussing the contents of Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming patch 4.4 “Prelude in Violet”, as well as detailing some information regarding patch 4.36. Special guest also included Monster Hunter World director, who shared some information regarding the upcoming crossover event.

    The Live Letter took place in front of an audience at the FATE event in Kyoto, and was on a tight schedule, so the letter was split into two parts, the first half being a summary of whats to come in future patches, the second half focusing more on Monster Hunter World. The first have of the letter was also a brief summary of what is to come and would be elaborated in a Part II scheduled at a later date.

    • Releases August 7th
    • Includes the long awaited The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pagos
    • Unfortunately, due to time constraints, there was no live play footage of the Pagos.
    • An onsen will be included in Pagos, but with so many monsters around, players might not get to enjoy them much!

    Companion App Details

    • Coming Late July / early August
      • They’re in final testing, once complete, they’ll be sending it off to Apple and Google
      • It’s not clear how long it will take to be accepted by Apple and Google
    • The following functions can be used free of charge:
      • Chat/Scheduler: By registering their character with the app, players can sync their friendlist and communicate with others via the app, as well as you the scheduler to plan events and issue invites. You will be automatically notified the moment the time comes up in your scheduler. It integrates with the calendar on your phone
      • Inventory management: Organize your inventory and armoury chest.
      • Peruse the market board: Put items up for sale and purchase items!
      • An additional location can be registered as a favored destination in game
    • Login bonuses: Players will receive a kupo nut everyday. A moogle, when given one, will purchase an item in the market for them
    • Moogle coins – Companion app currency
      • While players can enlist the assistance of moogles with kupo nuts, players can also give them moogle coins to request their serveries more often.
    • On release moogle coins can be exchanged for the following:
      • Putting items up for sale, revising market listing
      • Purchasing items
    Premium service details
    • The premium service includes:
      • It is $5, €5, £4.50 for a 30 day subscription
      • This service offers additional features in addition to those provided by the free service
      • Access to an additional retainer
      • Subscribing to the premium service will allow you to employ more than one retainer
      • The ability to organize your saddlebags and retainer inventory.
    • Moreover, those who choose the premium option will receive the following benefits:
      • Saddlebag capacity is doubled
      • Login bonus – one additional daily kupo nut, as well as greater maximum capacity
    Feast Regional Championships

    Patch 4.4 Details

    • Patch 4.4 “Prelude in Violet” is coming Mid-September
      • Will contain New Main Scenario Quests
    • New Side Story Quests
      • The Four Lords
      • Event further Hildibrand Adventures
    • New Sidequests
      • Doman Reconstruction
    • New Instance Dungeons
      • The Burn(Tenative)
      • Stain Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)

    • New Trials: From the Four Lords Questline
      • Suzaku (Tentative)
      • Suzaku (Extreme) (Tentative)
    • New Raids
      • Omega: Alphascape
      • Omega: Alphascape Savage
    Battle System update
    • Job Adjustments
      • Role Action Slots Increased: Role action slots increased up to 10 as a temporary fix to some problems with the role action system.
    PvP Updates
    • Timed Attack (Tentative) added to quick chat
    • PVP-specific HUD layouts can be adjusted on the Wolves’ Den Pier
    The Forbidden Land: Eureka- 3rd Installment
    • New Region Added
      • Will release in patch 4.4
      • Currently balancing adjustments
      • The name is decided but they felt it was so fast to reveal, especially since Pagos isn’t out yet
    • The Logos System added
      • By doing certain actions, this Logos System will trigger.
      • The Logos system is different depending on the role you play.
      • For Example: There will be actions that will allow for a DPS to build threat like a tank.
    • Eureka Weapons – The Challenge Continues!
    The Lost Canals of Uznair update
    • New Dungeons added.
    • It will be randomized, so you may enter the same old Canals, or an entirely new dungeon!
    Gathering and Crafting Updates
    • New Recipes Added
    • New Fishing Holes added: The Doman Enclave
    • Zhloe Aliapoh – Custom Deliveries Rewards Adjusted
    Grand Company Updates
    • Captain Rank Unlocked
    • Squadron Updates
    • New Command Missions Added
    • New Squadron Missions Added (To Attain the rank of Captain)
    Housing Updates
    • Mannequin Indoor Furnishing added
      • Gear equipped to mannequins can be put up for sale as a bundle, this will be linked to the market board.
      • You can compile all the glamours you want to buy and place on the mannequin immediately and buy it
    • New customization features added
      • You can set roleplaying status to your house now
      • So if you want to make your house a shop, you can use the feature to make it look like a cafe.
    Gold Saucer updates
    • New GATE added – Platforming Puzzles
      • The jumping puzzles return, test your skills on a new jumping challenge!

    Ceremony of Eternal Bonding Features Expanded
    • New Ceremonies Added
    • Anniversary ceremonies added, which allows you to reenact the ceremony you had during the Eternal Bond, you can invite your friends to an open party
    Group Pose Settings Updated
    • Minion actions, player walking/running motions added
    • Lock time/weather setting added
    • New Screen Effects Added
    Additional Updates
    • New Allagan Tomestones added
    • Crystal Tower requirement revised
      • Yoshida has complained that entering Crystal Tower is very tiring and ridiculous and prompted Yoshida to adjust it. No more FATEs!
    • Duty Recorder – recordable duties increased, features revised
    • The Unending Journey features expanded
      • You can now view multiple choice scenes
    • Configuration Data now saved to Server (Except display settings)
      • Player UI and layouts now saved to a server, no more having to set up your hotbars on a new PC!
      • However, Yoshida warns to be careful overwriting your settings

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  2. Choochoobo

    Choochoobo Crystal Brave

    I've been looking forward to this app for a while now. Interested in the daily login reward feature, but am still unsure if I want to go for the premium or not. Anyone else decide if they are going to purchase it?

    I can't help but feel as we start to enter the later patches of 4.x that everything is sort of feeling rush but also late??? Ideally the Alphascape raid tier should have come out later this month (but I'm not really complaining- my group still hasn't gotten all their weapons yet). And they're planning on releasing the third Eureka step a month and half after Pagos? By the time of Pagos' release, we'll have had Eureka for 4 months + few weeks.

    On the bright side, there seem to be a lot of other cool features coming our way: much needed HUD layout changes to PvP; finally an update to the GC ranks; new GATE; and a randomized lost canals. Hopefully the randomized maps don't screw people over by getting canals that drop worse loot compared to other.

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  3. Fybrile

    Fybrile Administrator

    I was really looking forward to the APP as well. But, when it comes to Premium... A subscription? Really!? For an app!?

    No thanks.

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  4. Choochoobo

    Choochoobo Crystal Brave

    The reward just doesn't seem worth it as much, but it would be nice to organize my retainer inventory whenever I wanted to. My hesitation is how the fee occurs- is it a monthly subscription that takes from your app store account or is it something we can manage on the MogStation? That will probably be the selling point for me.

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  5. Fybrile

    Fybrile Administrator

    I expect it will be handled via the Mog Station since it effects in-game bonuses such as additional retainers.

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  6. Jinzuku

    Jinzuku Vice Administrator

    I'll definitely be downloading the app. The premium service seems a bit much. I guess as you get a free retainer I could stop paying for one of my retainers to offset the cost a bit. I guess it'll boil down to how much I really want those extra features.

  7. Bobbin Threadbare

    Bobbin Threadbare Adventurer

    My only hope is that this app also available on more region, Libra Eorzea still not available at my region till this day for IOS, and I don't feel like making new email so that I could make apple account on other region that support the app since I already managing multiple emails and it's a headache. And yes, all my current email have been used to register on both iphone & ipad. ^^;

    Premium service did offer double saddlebag spaces as well as double kupo nuts and I think higher nut limit cap, though I doubt I would pay for it. ^^;

    On another unrelated (or maybe related) note, this also came from recent FF11's Q&A:

    Q9) Are there plans to enable players with active FFXIV subscriptions free access to a single content ID for FFXI? During the later part of FFXIV's longer patch cycles, a lot of players only log in a few times a week which seems a great opportunity for them to try FFXI, though they are understandably reluctant to pay two subscriptions concurrently. The idea could be giving FFXIV players a certain number of hours of free access to FFXI per week that isn't comparable to a full subscription.
    A9) We need to think about this from a business viewpoint, so no comment at this moment.

    I only hope that this would come into reality since there's still tons of stuff I've yet done. FYI, 1.0 did enjoy special bonus from FF11 subs like that running shoes, so I reckon... why not? XD

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  8. Choochoobo

    Choochoobo Crystal Brave

    Libra Eorzea is no longer available, anyway.

    I think that answer is a way to say "we'll think about it, but ultimately it's not going to happen". I don't ever see them combining subs, iirc there was some limitations due to PlayOnline, although I would definitely take advantage of it if they did decide to free access - albeit I'd probably have to start over.

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  9. Choochoobo

    Choochoobo Crystal Brave


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