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FFXIV Stormblood: Soon™



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 06.07.2017 4:45pm


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



New Stormblood trailer is up and... well.. it should go without saying spoilers abound:



Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
Sadly it looks like Y'shtola doesn't survive her encounter with Zenos.... but then she's living on borrowed time anyway.

And speaking of Zenos, he's clearly chanelling Vayne in his 'reasons' for revelling in war and bloodshed - which only is in keeping with SE's apparent tradition of making Garlean legatee rough parodies of antagonists from past FF games whose number matches the number of the Garlean legion they lead - Zenos is Legatus of the XIIth Legion fittingly).


Also, anyone notice Magimaster from FFVI and Vysage/Lefty/Righty from FFVIII there?

Either way, I can't wait for this! (I especially love the apparent Ala Mhigan national anthem at the start). ;)




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 06.08.2017 12:51am


Onyx
Butts
Administrator



I dunno if they'd spoil something that big in a trailer. At least I hope it's a red herring, anyway.

More ways Zenos channels Vayne, though: He's the heir to the Garlean throne, as Vayne was the heir to the Archadian throne. And he's the regent of Ala Mhigo like Vayne was the regent of Dalmasca.




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 06.15.2017 3:36pm


reido
(\/)(o,,,o)(\/)



Expansion: pre-ordered. :D
Heavensward MSQ: done. :D
Internet: too shitty to download the update. :(

Thankfully the ex-wife and I have an arrangement and I can go mooch her non-rural physically-wired internet to get it done.. just not until Saturday morning.




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 06.16.2017 8:01pm
 (Edited on 06.16.2017 at 8:08pm)

Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



It took an hour in the Balmung queue to get into early access, but eventually success.

Now for the good and the bad so far:

Bad:

The new Job Gauge is awful -  it's a big annoying ostenatious gimmick stuck in the middle of the screen by default, and is a bugger of a job to move around or minimize (it can't be disabled). There was no real reason to add this other than "make something on the GUI look fancy".  It's also rather similar to the much maligned 'Stamina Gauge' that 1.0 had (and which Yoshi actually scrapped from the game when he took over as producer, so why he's now dug it up and given it a new coat of paint and a spray of deodorant is something I just can't understand).

Cross classes have been scrapped, replaced by 'role abilities' which are shared according to role, sadly that also meant many classes/Jobs lost abilities (CNJ/WHM lost Stoneskin, MRD/WAR lost Foresight, PLD lost the ability to use Conjury spells), meaning everyone's hotbars are now filled with broken icons that are crossed out, necessitating replacing them with the new abilities - it took me two frakking hours to redo all my hotbars for all my Jobs (inlcuding RDM and SAM, which was just setting up abilities rather than replacing broken ones), it was especially annoying with GLA/PLD, as I have used this same hotbar since the Beta Test and I had it all memorized, so muscle memory is going to be a problem. I really don't understand why it was so emperative to make this change, it hasn't been popular at all - you know, the whole mantra "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

Good:

Swimming at Costa Del Sol is just so relaxing..... they've added new islands off shore from the town which you can swim out to. There's also a shark lurking around that startled me, atlhough thankfully it was just part of the background and wasn't an actual enemy that would attack! :p

Mounts are so much faster, my Legacy Chocobo now zips around like he's overdosed on orange concentrate.

Inventories are now enlarged, I have room now for stuff! :P

Houses have also had the amount of furnishings you can set increased. :D

Either way, pluses and minuses with the new expansion so far, I haven't started the story yet though due to wanting to hold off on it for a few days at least (which is just as well, players have effectively broken the instance server due to all trying to access an early solo instanced fight at the same time, but that's just the endgamers all trying to beat each other to the end rather than an actual bug with the game. Once the sheep all rush through it should settle down soon enough).




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 06.18.2017 12:05am


Onyx
Butts
Administrator



Bad:

The Raubahn bottlenck. You know the one.




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 06.18.2017 3:56am


Magnus
Registered Member

oh yeah, i know which one you're talking about.

And some of the more venomous players are mouthing off about it and taking it out on other players. Lets jsut say if you disagree with them (we all knwo shit happens sometimes) they insult you, call you stupid or idiotic, or accuse you of "White Knighting" Square Enix. Clearly they want to compensate for lifes failures by being server first to compelte the story. Keep in mind these are the same idividuals who sit there for hours a day perpetuating the problem by trying to brute-force it with macros yet complain there is nothing else to do like lvl up the new jobs ort ake a break and watch a movie or make dinner, etc. My Blacklist grew by 5-6 names last night due to that.

I tried here and there but I also ran some errands otuside the game, had dinner, did a little shopping, came back, ran job quests, watched a movie and some Youtube Videos and grinded Samurai which I am enjoying and eagerly awaiting the more complex mechanics to it.




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 06.19.2017 5:42am


Onyx
Butts
Administrator



I was able to play enough to unlock and do the job quests for SAM and RDM. I like how both play, though they're only Lv 50 and I didn't want to chance queueing for some PotD runs and getting a server disconnect error and going back to the Warlords of Draenor launch-tier queue to get back in.

Speaking of technical issues, and putting this behind a spoiler tag as it involves a trial in the Stormblood MSQ.

Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
Be very careful about queuing for Susano's trial. There is a chance that you will PERMANENTLY lose access to your character due to a glitch. Square Enix is working on a way to resolve this but until then better safe than sorry.




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 06.19.2017 1:56pm


reido
(\/)(o,,,o)(\/)



Man once you get the rhythm down the entry-level SAM rotation is ridiculously satisfying.




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 06.21.2017 4:51am


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



I thought the
Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
Susano
bug was fixed though (or at least it's underlying cause identified - players affected had all used emotes, specifically /sit, when entering  the trial in DF and it seemed the client was trying to make them do the emote again when they came out of the instance after the battle was completed but it couldn't). So, that shouldn't be an issue then anymore (best to be on the safeside and not use an emote when queuing for it).

Still early in the story and man, Yoshi wasn't lying about
Spoiler: Move your mouse over the container to reveal.
Zenos....
he's really being set up to be one massive hate-sink.




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 06.30.2017 5:20am


Areas
Formerly Kenshin



Loving this expansion so far.  I've got a 70 SAM, MNK, and BOT so far.  Story was really good.  Enjoyed it more than HW's.




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 07.05.2017 6:28pm


Cybernetic Empire
Registered Member



Stormblood is really great.  Just hit level 70 last night.  That being said, I bet everyone's DPS here is subpar and you don't use tank cooldowns at the appropriate times during boss fights.  OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH GIT GUD GUYS~




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 07.07.2017 7:41am


Glans Helmet
SG Invader



Final Fantasy XIV is bad. Play a real WoW game.




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 07.07.2017 5:28pm


Cybernetic Empire
Registered Member



Glans Helmet said:

Final Fantasy XIV is bad. Play a real WoW game.

You're a lying sack of shit! (are we supposed to flame each other too?) *shrugs* Die in a fire l4m0rrrzzzzzz




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 09.22.2017 3:03am


Enkidoh
Time Travelling White Mage



Injecting a bit of life back into this thread, the teaser site for patch 4.1 is up (called Return of the Legend), including more info about the 'Return to Ivalice' raid - it's a play set on nothing less than the Prima Vista! O.O (and yes, that is Ramza and Delita on the background artwork).

I admit I'm a bit torn on the Prima Vista's weird design (but that is only natural given it's meant to be of Garlean make - in fact the whole Ivalice raid is in universe a play based on "an old Garlean legend"), so it remains to be seen whether there is more FFIX references showing up here too like the fight against Steiner and the Bomb on the ship's deck. Either way, as someone who holds FFT and FFIX as among my favourite FF titles I can't wait for this. :D




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 09.30.2017 2:09am


Magnus
Registered Member

4.1 Trailer.

Seriously Nanamo, dressing up like Yda doesn't work if we know who is behind the mask. Just ask Lyse how that went.






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