Final Fantasy XIV
1 day ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.15 adds new PvP mode "Rival Wings"
Today's release of Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.15 brings with it a wealth of new content including a new PvP mode and Bard-specific Performance Actions. The new PvP mode, known as Rival Wings, allows teams compete to destroy the core within their opponent’s base, which is heavily protected by a magitek field. In order to deactivate this field and access the core, players must first destroy two enemy towers while defending their own towers from mammet soldier NPCs. Teams may…
2 days ago.
Empire, Stormblood, and Gender
Empire, Stormblood, and Gender Please note that this analysis includes story details through the end of the second expansion’s main quest line. A story incited by an expanding empire, in a world with cruel and apathetic gods, is a familiar one. Yet each retelling presents new angles and perspectives that elucidate the limitless variability of an oft-used trope. From Palamecia to Niflheim, the Final Fantasy series is no stranger to ravenous powers that rip the seams of their respective worlds in pursuit of their…
2 weeks ago.
The Feast Season 5 will ending soon for Final Fantasy XIV
The Fifth Season for Final Fantasy XIV's player-vs-player battle arena, The Feast, will be coming to a close very soon according to The Lodestone. Updates to the ranking page will end after November 14th and the final results for this season will be posted on November 21st. So players interested in the rewards for this season are encouraged to dive head first into the fray to get in their final scores before this fierce season comes to a conclusion. You can check…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XI crossover event "The Maiden's Rhapsody" returns to Final Fantasy XIV on November 10
The Maiden's Rhapsody Final Fantasy XI crossover event returns to Final Fantasy XIV this Thursday, November 10th and features a special scenario that bridges the worlds of Vana'diel and Hydaelyn. Rewards from this event include the Amatsu gear set. The event will conclude the morning of November 29th. Details A Journey to Remember From: Thursday, November 10th, 2017 @ 1:00am Pacific Standard Time To: Wednesday, November 29th @ 8:00am Pacific Standard Time Location: Remumu @ Limsa Lominsa - Upper Decks (X:11.6 Y:11.2) Character Requirements: Level 15 Quest Requirements:…
2 weeks ago.
Group including ex-Lucrezia players claims World First clear of the Unending Coil of Bahamut raid
Final Fantasy XIV's first "Ultimate"-tier difficulty encounter The Unending Coil of Bahamut has been cleared. After 11 days of struggle, the group with the World First title is out of Japan -- specifically Alexander server in the Gaia cluster. They consist of mostly ex-Lucrezia players, who you may remember claiming World First in the "Final Coil of Bahamut," the last raid series of the A Realm Reborn patch series. While Lucrezia is no longer formally together, it's rather poetic that they've…
4 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV players prepare for the Unending Coil of Bahamut, out in Patch 4.11 tomorrow
Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.11 arrives tomorrow, and with it comes a new trial called the Unending Coil of Bahamut. Rounding up the final bosses from the Binding Coil of Bahamut -- recall those where the three raid tiers to release during the A Realm Reborn patch series in 2013-2014 -- this duty pits you against all three at once. Propped up as the most difficult fight in the game yet, producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared in the latest Letter from the…
1 month ago.
All Saints' Wake seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV Thursday
All Saints' Wake returns to Final Fantasy XIV this Thursday, October 19th and brings with it the return of the Continental Circus. This limited-time event will feature exclusive seasonal items including a werewolf costume and various themed furnishings. The event will conclude the morning of November 1st. Via The Lodestone: "The men and women and more nebulous entities of the Continental Circus are about their business once more, and various parties are duly concerned. However, an Adventurers' Guild investigator is worried not…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1 Sightseeing Guide
The first major content patch after Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion arrives on Tuesday, October 10th. Titled "The Legend Returns", the patch will include a wealth of new content and features including the continuation of the main scenario, a return to Ivalice, new dungeon and trial, housing in Shirogane, and much more. To see that you don't miss a beat upon logging back into Eorzea, we've created a quick reference guide to unlock all the new content and point out some…
1 month ago.
Letter from the Producer Live XXXIX Summary; Patch 4.1 content detailed further
Today's Letter from the Producer Live is part two of a look at Patch 4.1, the first major content update since the Stormblood expansion launched in June. Titled "The Legend Returns", it will continue the main scenario, include a "Return to Ivalice" alliance raid featuring guest creators Yasumi Matsuno and Keita Amemiya, new trials and dungeons, housing in Shirogane, and much more. Patch 4.1 "The Legend Returns" will release on October 10th. Check out the trailer and summary below: The Legend Returns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWBYwa-7IvY Return…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1 "The Legend Returns" trailer, out on October 10
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1 is the first major content update since the Stormblood expansion launched in June. Titled "The Legend Returns", it will continue the main scenario, include a "Return to Ivalice" alliance raid featuring guest creators Yasumi Matsuno and Keita Amemiya, new trials and dungeons, housing in Shirogane, and much more. You can check it all out in the trailer below: The Legend Returns will release on October 10th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWBYwa-7IvY …
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details more new content coming early October in Patch 4.1 "The Legend Returns"
The first major content patch following Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion will arrive in early October. Titled "The Legend Returns", Patch 4.1 will include the continuation of the main scenario, an alliance raid featuring a "Return to Ivalice", a new dungeon, housing in Shirogane, and more. We've got details on that here. Today we get a look at some of the other new content we'll see in Patch 4.1. Letter from the Producer Live XXIX will also air tomorrow at 4:00am…
2 months ago.
New details on Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.1 "The Legend Returns" scenario, dungeon, and "Return to Ivalice" raid
The first major post-release patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will arrive in early October. Titled "The Legend Returns", we will be seeing the main scenario continue, a new Alliance Raid that has a scenario created Yasumi Matsuno, the father of Ivalice, a new dungeon called "The Drowned City of Skalla", and Shirogane open for player housing. Square Enix provided new details on this content through their new Patch 4.1 site. We'll be getting even more details on The Legend Returns in…
2 months ago.
Letter from the Producer Live XXXVIII Summary; Patch 4.1 out early October, Matsuno details "Return to Ivalice"
Letter from the Producer Live XXXVIII aired during the Final Fantasy XIV 4th Anniversary 14-Hour Broadcast, sharing with us more information on Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns -- due out in early October. In the summary below we highlight the major details, including an appearance by Yasumi Matsuno -- who will be creating the "Return to Ivalice" alliance raid. Patch 4.1 Content and Features - Patch 4.1's title is "The Legend Returns" and will release in early October. The patch titles will…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV celebrates fourth anniversary with special events
This week Final Fantasy XIV marks its fourth year of service, pulling out all the stops once again with a special 14-hour livestream set for September 1. During the broadcast, fans can expect the 38th Letter from the Producer LIVE along with talk sessions and special guests. Joining the team this year, Yasumi Matsuno will share a first look at the game's Patch 4.1 content including "Return to Ivalice" - the Matsuno-penned 24-man alliance raid. “This past year has been full of…
2 months ago.
The Rising seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV to kick off 4th anniversary
The Rising seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV, where citizens of Eorzea remember those who were lost in the Calamity. Beginning Saturday, August 26th and continuing through Thursday, September 14th, you'll be able to seek out Nonora in Ul'dah to begin the seasonal quest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6a4stORi0 As always, there'll be exclusive rewards including: Minion: Wind-up Lyse, Wind-up Gosetsu Furnishing: Rising Balloon Seasonal Miscellany: Magicked Prism (Flowers) Orchestrion: Stormblood, Answers - Reprise Square Enix will also be hosting a 14-hour broadcast for Final Fantasy XIV on Friday, September…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV tops 10 million cumulative players worldwide
Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 10 million cumulative players around the world, Square Enix announced today. Today's announcement highlights the release of the game's latest expansion, Stormblood, which features an all-new story, increased level cap and new areas to explore. Today also marks the release of patch 4.06 and the start of the annual Moonfire Faire activities. Players can take part in an all-new series of quests, including facing off against Ultros and his uncontrollable tentacles. Those who succeed can obtain…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Moonfire Faire seasonal event returns Tuesday
Starting Tuesday, August 8th, Final Fantasy XIV's summer seasonal event -- the Moonfire Faire -- returns to Eorzea. Speak to Mayaru Moyaru at Limsa Lominsa's upper decks to start the festivities. This year's rewards include vanity options, indoor furnishings, and an orchestrion roll. The seasonal event will conclude on August 23rd. Some items availalble in previous iterations of the event will be available at Moonfire Faire vendors in-game, while others will be available for purchase via the MogStation. Glamour: Faire Joi, Faire…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.05 out today; adds Omega Savage
Today sees the launch of Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 4.05 and with it a host of additions including the opening of the Omega Savage mode high-end raid. As detailed previously, Square Enix has also made adjustments to several job classes and introduced new map adventures. Here's the full rundown: The Lost Canals of Uzinir - a special instance similar to the Aquapolis, can be accessed after finding and opening treasure coffers obtained from gazelleskin treasure maps. Here,…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 37 Summary; details on Job balancing, Omega Savage raid
The Final Fantasy XIV team conducted the 37th Letter from the Producer Live program this morning, a broadcast that features director/producer Naoki Yoshida sharing current and upcoming details to the game. The topic of today's letter is a delve into the recently-released Stormblood expansion; and includes art director Hiroshi Minagawa as a special guest. If you want to catch the archive of the broadcast, click here. Job Adjustments & Balancing Regarding i270 Strength accessories that tanks have been using over Vitality-based accessories for…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV shares new key visuals and artwork
Square Enix has prepared another round of artwork featuring Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in time for the game's Patch 4.01 update, available for download today. New visuals created by lead artist Yosuke Mogi depict Lyse, Hien, Yugiri and Gosetsu along with a look at Omega and two CG renders from Visual Works. Patch 4.01 introduces the first round of Omega: Deltascape - the game's new high-end raid. Starting on July 18 players will be able to participate in the Savage version,…