Final Fantasy XIV
2 weeks ago.
Team Thoughts Per Second of North American free company Radiance claims World First clear of The Epic of Alexander
Team "Thoughts per Second" from Gilgamesh's "Radiance" free company is the first group to clear Final Fantasy XIV's new Ultimate-level challenge: The Epic of Alexander. Community recordkeeping puts the timestamp at 7:26GMT on Saturday, November 16th. A grueling marathon that tests the most highly-skilled players, the trial became available with Patch 5.11 last Tuesday. This time around, the bosses that comprised the Alexander raid series returned for a retooled rematch. Previous Ultimate challenges have featured bosses from The Binding Coil…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV in talks to release on Xbox One family of devices
During the Microsoft X019 event in London, Square Enix revealed that a number of classic and modern Final Fantasy titles will be launching on Xbox Game Pass in 2020, with the MMO titles noticeably absent from the list. But that may change in the near future for Final Fantasy XIV according to The Verge, who discovered that the popular online RPG is currently in talks to make its way to the Xbox One console family, possibly through the Xbox Game…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV 5.11 arrives tomorrow with the Epic of Alexander and Ishgard Restoration
Final Fantasy XIV 5.11 is set to go live Tuesday, November 12th, and brings with it the next Ultimate-difficulty encounter and a new type of content where crafters and gatherers will come together to restore the city of Ishgard. Here's a closer look at what's new: The Epic of Alexander The latest Ultimate-difficulty challenge is The Epic of Alexander, a trial that will pit players against the many bosses fought in the Alexander raid series from throughout the Heavensward expansion. If you're unfamiliar with…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 55 Summary; Patch 5.1 Arrives October 29
In the 55th Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida and global community manager Toshio Murouchi shared the latest information about Shadowbringers' first post-release patch: Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty -- releasing on October 29th, 2019. We've included a summary below, but let's kick it off with the new trailer: Patch 5.1 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhYvvfBY7p4 Patch 5.1 Content & Updates Patch 5.1 "Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty" arrives on October 29th, 2019.New main scenario quests will continue the story…
1 month ago.
All Saints' Wake returns to Final Fantasy XIV on October 17
Starting Thursday, October 17th and continuing through Friday, November 1st, the Halloween-adjacent 'All Saints' Wake' seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV. Subtitled "Evil's in the Eye of the Beholder," you'll be able to nab a Circus Resonator flying mount in addition to some housing goodies like this Pumpkin Carriage for your yard and a Fantastical All Saints' Wake Advertisement poster that you can mount on walls. From the Lodestone. The event quest will start in Old Gridania near Mih Khetto's Amphitheater…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details 5.1 content updates, next Live Letter out October 18
Arriving late this month, the first major content patch following July's Shadowbringers expansion is called 'Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty,' a nod to one of it's major tentpoles: an alliance raid collaboration based on NieR Automata. Today we get a closer look at the new content, which includes the continuation of the main scenario after it's previous conclusion in Shadowbringers. From the official patch website, and, spoilers ahead: FFXIV 5.1 key art Prefacing the story, Square Enix writes: "Hades is no more,…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 54 Summary; Patch 5.1 revealed with NieR Automata alliance raid
The 54th Letter from the Producer Live broadcast from this year's Tokyo Game Show revealed the first major post-Shadowbringers patch: "Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty" due out in late October. Included in this update is a new alliance raid series created by NieR Automata director Yoko Taro. He and producer Yosuke Saito joined Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida and global community planner Toshio Murouchi. You can check out our summary of the major information below! What's new in Patch 5.1? Patch…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's 'The Rising' event shares letters from the team to players
Final Fantasy XIV's relaunch A Realm Reborn celebrates its sixth birthday this week, and to coincide, The Rising seasonal event has returned to the game. Amusingly, the catch this time is cleaning up after the previous Moonfire Faire seasonal event, which takes place along the beaches of Costa Del Sol in Eastern La Noscea. While sifting through the garbage, you can come across bottled messages from NPCs from around Eorzea, including ones from the game's developers who playfully remain "in…
3 months ago.
The Rising seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV on August 26
Final Fantasy XIV's The Rising seasonal event returns Wednesday, August 26th and will include limited-time glamours and seasonal items. For items offered in previous years, Square Enix has made them available for purchase on the MogStation. You can find the quest chain to start the event below. Via The Lodestone: Location Message in a Bottle From: Wednesday, August 26th, 2019 @ 8:00am Pacific Daylight Time To: Monday, September 17th, 2019 @ 7:59am Pacific Daylight Time Location: P'obyano @ Eastern La Noscea (X:36.8, Y:26.2) Character Requirements: Level 30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsGo7hLf0cs Event Rewards Items: Brave…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 53 Summary; Job Adjustments, Q&A and more
During the fifty-third Letter from the Producer Live, Naoki Yoshida and Toshio Murouchi answered some questions submitted by the Final Fantasy XIV community and revealed some new and upcoming changes to the game, provided some insights into development and much, much more more. This Summary will contain spoilers for Shadowbringers. During the launch of 5.0, there weren't as many problems as previous expansion launches. The number of players was also at it's highest. Not all adjustments to jobs could be finished…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Moonfire Faire seasonal event returns August 7th
Final Fantasy XIV's Moonfire Faire seasonal event returns Wednesday, August 7th and will include limited-time glamours and seasonal items. For items offered in previous years, Square Enix has made them available for purchase on the MogStation. You can find the quest chain to start the event below. Via The Lodestone: Location Feels Like Moonfire From: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 @ 1:00am Pacific Daylight Time To: Monday, August 26th, 2019 @ 7:59am Pacific Daylight Time Location: Mayaru Moyaru @ Old Gridania (X:11.5, Y:13.8) Character Requirements: Level 30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEJj_Ta6J9Y Event Rewards Glamour: Moonfire Hachimaki…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review
Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role playing game that originally released back in September of 2010. However, due to a lot of extreme issues that made the game nearly unplayable, it took the combined efforts of director/producer Naoki Yoshida, his development team and the community of devoted fans to bring the game back from the brink of destruction and become what would be called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This "revamped" version would launch in August…
5 months ago.
Sony Pictures Television to produce live-action Final Fantasy XIV TV series
A live-action TV series based on Final Fantasy XIV is in the works -- the news announced today by Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind, known for producing The Expanse and the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. The series will tell "original story set in the fantastic world of Eorzea" Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell stated "Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike. This show is about embracing and…
5 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 52 Summary; Titania, Trusts, and System Updates
During the fifty-second Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, the Final Fantasy XIV team detailed more information about the upcoming Shadowbringers expansion set to release on July 2nd, 2019. This time we got a peek at the Twintania trial, the new Trust system, and more updates and features coming to the game. You can check out our summary of the major information below: Dungeon Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYG8kyImHPY -- This time the dungeon trailer was cut shorter due to the amount of potential spoilers. -- During the…
5 months ago.
New Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Launch trailer revealed at E3
Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida made a visit to the main stage at the Square Enix Livestream event at E3, and with him he brought a fantastic and dramatic new story-heavy launch trailer for the upcoming FFXIV expansion: Shadowbringers. Heavy story spoiler warning for those who are trying to avoid anything related to the Main Scenario Questline. They hold nothing back in this epic trailer! …
5 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's 'Make it Rain Campaign' returns today
Final Fantasy XIV's Make it Rain Campaign returns today which brings a 50% boost to all MGP rewards in the Manderville Gold Saucer. A new quest is available there that sheds some light on the roaming Senor Sabotender. You can find the quest chain to start the event below. Via The Lodestone: Location The Sabotender Shimmy From: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 @ 1:00am Pacific Daylight Time To: Monday, June 24th, 2019 @ 7:59am Pacific Daylight Time Location: Lamenting Lalafell @ Ul'dah - The Steps of Nald (X:9.4,…
6 months ago.
Here's a look at Final Fantasy XIV's Viera and Hrothgar in the latest benchmark
Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion Shadowbringers will introduce two new playable races: the Hrothgar and Viera. Only male Hrothgar and female Viera will be playable, and each will have two divergent clans that have differing physical traits. According to a recent letter from producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the team had a strong desire to create a more beastly race but also fielded many requests from fans to add Viera. Due to budget and workflow limits, the team decided on one…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers official benchmark available tonight
The official benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is available tonight at 7:00am Pacific Time. In it you'll be able to customize a character with new gear from the expansion as well as scope out the two new races being added: Viera and Hrothgar. The benchmark is designed to test how well your system will perform and will provide a scoring metric as well as the ability to tweak certain settings. If you can't wait until then, you can check out…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 51 Summary; Gameplay and Battle Systems Revised for Shadowbringers
In the fifty-first Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, the Final Fantasy XIV team revealed more details about the upcoming Shadowbringers expansion, which we've summarized below. In the game's third expansion, we'll be seeing a new world, "The First", where players must fight to restore darkness to the realm. It's the length of a full RPG. It includes a new city, new races, two new jobs, and increase in level cap, new dungeons and raids, and much more. Gameplay Adjustments: -- FATEs…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV announces Moogle Treasure Trove event coming May 30
Per the Lodestone, a Moogle Treasure Trove event will be coming to Final Fantasy XIV on Thursday, May 30th and will end with the launch of the Shadowbringers expansion. This event, according to Square Enix, has no set schedule, so it may be reinstated at varying dates in the future. In this event, certain duties will reward Irregular Tomestones of Philosophy, which can be exchanged with an Itinerant Moogle in Eorzea's initial three city-states. Rewards include exclusive items like a Namazu…