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1/15 - 2.5 Prelim Patch Notes!
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on January 16, 2015, 01:24:03 PM
Japanese Fan Festival Cosplay Contest Entries DO THE HUSTLEPatch 2.5 Preliminary Patch Notes!
Today, SE posted the Prelim 2.5 patch notes. I'll post a few of the more interesting things here, but you can click the image below for the full spread!
New side quests have been added.Housing Updates Aetherial wheels have been added, which can convert stored energy into company actions.
Free companies can now charge aetherial wheels on estate grounds. These wheels acumulate aether over time, which can be used to acquire company actions without the use of company credits.
In order to charge aetherial wheels, free companies must first obtain an aetherial wheel stand, which can be purchased from housing merchants in any residential district.
The aetherial wheels themselves can be crafted using alchemy. Retainers can now be placed on estate grounds outside the hall.Dungeons and Raids The PvP encounter Borderland Ruins (Slaughter) has been added to Frontline. The drop rates for the following Extreme primal battle rewards have been increased:
Aithon Whistle / Xanthos Whistle / Gullfaxi Whistle / Enbarr Whistle / Markab Whistle / Boreas Whistle To improve visibility for colorblind players, the targeting indicator for Shiva's Icicle Impact attack has been adjusted. In the event that all party members are incapacitated during the following trials, players will now receive the power of the echo:The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard)
Each stack of the echo will raise attributes by 10% up to a maximum of 50%. The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme)
Each stack of the echo will raise attributes by 5% up to a maximum of 25%. The World of Darkness, the next raid of the Crystal Tower arc, has been added.Party Role Requirements
Parties matched automatically via the Duty Finder will comprise 1 tank, 2 healers, and 5 DPS. Parties formed prior to registration must also meet these role requirements. Players can now obtain an Allagan catalyst from the Labyrinth of the Ancients and Syrcus Tower.
*Labyrinth of the Ancients
*The treasure coffer that appears upon defeating Amon. In order to maintain the difficulty of certain duties, item level sync has been applied to the following dungeons:
The Wanderer's Palace / Amdapoor Keep / Pharos Sirius / Copperbell Mines (Hard) / Haukke Manor (Hard) / Brayflox's Longstop (Hard) / Halatali (Hard) / The Lost City of Amdapor / Hullbreaker Isle / Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) / Stone Vigil (Hard)*Any gear above item level 110 will be subject to item level sync when undertaking the above duties.Relic Quest Changes The rate at which soulglazed relic weapons achieve soul attunement has been increased. TheThe drop rate for Alexandrite when completing a FATE with a gold rating while equipped with an animus, novus, or nexus weapon has been increased.Crafting/Items/Desynth/Gathering The level cap for desynthesis has been increased. Skill levels will no longer decrease if your combined skill level is not at the maximum. New items have been added to gathering points Players will now be invulnerable to area attacks while gathering if they have not gained aggro from enemies.Misc The "Most Gentlemanly" pose has been added. Attempting to purchase items consumed upon use that you already possess, such as chocobo barding or master recipe books, now will cause an message prompt to display. Signs will now be displayed on the enmity list. The /random text command has been added, allowing players to randomly generate numbers in the log window.* Use of the /random command can be seen by all players in the immediate area.
Originally posted by Square-Enix (Official Forums)
I'm wondering if this was a typo or not but under PVP rewards it says:
"All players will receive PvP EXP and Wolf Marks, as well as Allagan tomestones of soldiery and Allagan tomestones of philosophy based on their performance."
I'm assuming they meant poetics but if not...return of the original tomestone?
This was actually a mistake and it should say Allagan tomestones of poetics. Sorry for the issues that appear in the preliminary notes and rest assured they'll be corrected when we release the full version!
1/14 - 2.5 Preview page, 2.5 Sneak Peak, Dev Posts
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on January 15, 2015, 01:25:42 AM
Still tinkering with the layout of this. If you guys have any feedback on what you'd like to see in these kinds of threads, please let me know in the replies! - AyasuBefore the Fall patch preview page is live!
Square's put together a preview page for Before the Fall, as they've done with previous patches.Patch 2.5 Dungeon Sneak Peak!
There was also a sneak peak into some of the dungeons coming in the new patch, as well!Dev Posts
Originally posted by Square-Enix (Official Forums)
So, I assume the staff mentioned in the opening is the one the scions have, which is shattered, and formally belonged to Louisoix. Do we know more about why it is important?
Edit: also, I read on reddit that the Japanese trailer opens with Iceheart talking, not Urianger. Is that true, and if so does anyone know what she says?
We?ve noticed people here and there wondering about why the EN and JP 2.5 trailers begin with different characters speaking, as well as what the woman in the JP trailer is saying. First of all, allow me to provide you with the corresponding EN:
Lucia: When a great wyrm roars, his brethren cannot choose but answer. We prepare for battle.
It?s a perfectly serviceable line, and I would?ve been happy to see it used (I wrote it!). However, there?s a rather simple reason why it wasn?t: the EN line is roughly 5.5 seconds long, whereas the JP one is just over 10.
You see, the vast majority of the voiced lines in FFXIV are not timesynced, which is to say that the lengths of a given line across languages are not standardized. This allows each team to write and record lines at natural lengths for their language, instead of, say, dragging out an interjection (DIIIE, DAAAMN YOOOOOOUUU!), or cramming an eloquent thought into a split second (Iamtheverymodelofamodernmajorgeneral). This works because the next line doesn?t automatically play─you have to press a button to continue. Of course, for scenes in which lines advance automatically (such as a certain woman?s pleas to the heavens, of which I?m also rather proud), line lengths do have to be standardized, and our job gets a little more complicated.
You can probably see where this is going.
When the team creates trailers, they choose lines based on their JP length and content. However, they can?t restrict themselves to timesynced lines, since that would severely limit their options. Therefore, any line is fair game, and if the corresponding EN/FR/DE line isn?t suitable, we have to compensate. Cutting, splicing, swapping─we do whatever is necessary. We work closely with the sound team to make sure everything fits, and any significant changes─such as swapping the Lucia line with the Urianger line─are approved by those in charge (?Does it sound cool? Okay, as long as it sounds cool!?).
However, to be perfectly clear: these are exceptions. Most EN lines in our trailers correspond to the JP lines, and we will only swap lines as a last resort.
Fortunately, the team understands our situation, and they do their best to accommodate us. They use tricks to allow for variable line lengths in trailers, like showing a person speaking, then cutting away as their line continues. The Alphinaud line, for example, is about 10.5 seconds in JP, and about 6.3 in EN, but that doesn?t matter because you no longer see him on screen and are now distracted by foreboding music and a cackling villain with wicked sideburns.
And there you have it! Hopefully, by clearing up this mystery, y?all can focus on the other dozen or so currently being discussed.
1/13 News Recaps!
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on January 14, 2015, 01:25:18 AM
Famitsu Article Translation
I think, in order to get a little more going on here on the front page, I'm gonna scour the interwebs and try to find FF14 news to update here -- I know not everyone frequents reddit, or other sites... but I do!
So, every so often, I'm gonna go through, grab things like Dev posts, news, and some other fun stuff to post here on the frontpage.
Hope you guys enjoy.All World Maintenance 1/19-20
At the following time, in order to accompany patch 2.5, we will be performing maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be unavailable.Dev Forum Posts
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
*The World Transfer Service will be suspended 15 minutes before maintenance begins, and will be unavailable until maintenance has ended.
*Please be advised that you will be unable to make reservations for Ceremonies of Eternal Bonding from the time maintenance ends until Jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. (PST) / 9:00 (GMT).
[Date & Time]
Jan. 19, 2015 3:00 p.m. to Jan. 20, 2015 3:00 a.m. (PST)
* The completion time may be subject to change.
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Rare dye on cash shop for 2.5 please!?!?New Devblog!The Trailer Before the Fall
Grekumah - We?re looking into making the metallic gold, metallic silver, jet black and pure white dyes available through other means, but we don?t have any concrete details to share at this time.
Bayohne posted a new devblog today, with some photos of the new Keeper of the Lake dungeon!
Patch 2.5 - Before the Fall Trailer Is Now Live, and World of Darkness gearsets
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on January 13, 2015, 11:36:37 AM
Eorzea stands to fall to chaos, from the shadows that gather over Ul'dah, to the darkness that threatens to cover the whole of the realm.
A most malevolent spirit stirs within the Crystal Tower, seeking to burst forth from the World of Darkness. Yet while this flood of shadows threatens the north, the Dark Divinity continues his ride through the Shroud. Can brave souls rise to stem the tide, and banish Odin from the forest?
Adventurers the realm over must rise up to aid the realm once again. There are many spoils to be had in new dungeons, much mischief to be made by helping Hildibrand─agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire─on his latest case, and great glory to be gained in joining the Scions of the Seventh Dawn against the evils of Eorzea. Danger and excitement abound in the realm of Eorzea, and today we offer you a glimpse of exactly what's to come in the Patch 2.5 ? Before the Fall trailer!
And watch carefully─the trailer includes a peek at the Manderville Gold Saucer (Patch 2.51), and the second half of the Before the Fall main scenario.
Someone found these pics of what looks to be the new CT gear.
The Starlight Celebration is Here!
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on December 12, 2014, 12:07:51 PM
Winter has come at last, and 'tis the season for every child?s favorite holiday─the Starlight Celebration! With the cities festooned with decorations and festival preparations well underway, children eagerly await presents from the "Saint of Nymeia." The goodly saint will pay a visit to all of Eorzea's girls and boys─and who knows? Perhaps he has something in store for Eorzea's adventurers as well!
Read on for details
Patch 2.45 Notes(12/09/2014)
Posted by: Ayasu in Dimensional Death(FFXIV) Announcements on December 09, 2014, 01:58:02 AM
Patch 2.45 will introduce a host of additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea, starting with the long-awaited Ceremony of Eternal Bonding, adjustments to dragoon and ninja, changes to the Final Coil of Bahamut, and the continuation of the Zodiac Weapon quest line.
View the patch notes
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