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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 27, 2019 - 08:00.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: Illustrated Shadowbringers Countdown - 5 Days Left

From the Lodestone:

Count down the days leading up to the launch of Shadowbringers with a new, breathtaking illustration each day, courtesy of the FFXIV Art team!

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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 27, 2019 - 00:37.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: 5.0 PvPeek

From the Dev Blog.

Hello everyone, Ridrina here, anxious to get you some PvP info before culling time! Early access is right around the corner and I'm sure you're all eagerly waiting to level up your characters and explore what Shadowbringers has to offer.

You may have seen the plethora of changes made to PvE actions coming in Patch 5.0 via various announcements and interviews, but I bet you have been wondering about PvP actions too.

Luckily, we are able to show some of the adjustments that will be made to the PvP system and actions, from right here in the Wolves' Den!


So without further ado, let's take a look at some of the changes coming in Patch 5.0!

Gunbreaker and Dancer Debut
Naturally, you will be able to participate in PvP as gunbreaker or dancer!


As with other jobs, their PvP actions will vary from their PvE counterparts. Please look forward to how the two new jobs will feel in PvP!

TP Removed from PvP Actions
Parallel to PvE, the TP system will also be removed from PvP. Actions that previously consumed TP have been adjusted accordingly.

One good example is dragoon's Piercing Talon, its recast time and effects have been changed with the removal of TP.


Removal of PvP Traits, Rework of Additional Actions
Our original intention with the PvP trait system was to allow for unique playstyles, but we found that players tended to select the same traits when playing certain jobs.

Instead of focusing on PvP traits as the defining point of playstyle, we reworked each roles' additional actions. This will provide more options for players when selecting actions that complement their playstyle.

For example, here are the melee DPS additional actions!


Note that some older actions have returned, such as Fetter Ward! Each role has their own unique selection of additional actions. Even physical ranged DPS and magical ranged DPS have different additional actions!

The number of actions that can be set will continue to be limited to two, so choose yours wisely and remember to check them before each match to make adjustments!

PvP Actions Adjusted for All Jobs
All jobs have received a major PvP action rework in Patch 5.0. There will be brand-new actions as well as changes to old actions. Some jobs may find that their playstyle has changed quite a bit as a result!

For example, here are some of the changes made to ninja.


Some of the new actions added in Patch 5.0 are also available in PvP, such as Goka Mekkyaku and Bunshin!


Pre-existing actions have also received a number of adjustments, allowing for new strategies! For instance, Kakuremi shared the use of Three Mudra with other ninjutsu actions. Now it will have its own recast time, allowing you to use it freely without worrying about other options.


Additionally, Shukuchi is now a charged action with a maximum of two charges. You could use Hide to disappear, and then Shukuchi to quickly close in on an unsuspecting target! We look forward to seeing how players adapt these changes into their playstyle!


Of course, the other jobs have had PvP actions reworked as well, so we hope you'll try them all out in Shadowbringers!

PvP will be receiving a large number of changes in Patch 5.0, and a new Frontline mode is planned for Patch 5.1, so please look forward to it! See you on the First!

- Ridrina
Community Team

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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 26, 2019 - 08:05.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: Patch 5.0 Notes (Preliminary)

From the Lodestone:

It is with great pleasure that we present the preliminary patch notes for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers.

A new world of adventure awaits in the First as you are called to its continent of Norvrandt. Will you cast off your role as the Warrior of Light, and rise to the challenge to bring back the darkness?

You must face the myriad perils of lands unknown, but how you do so will be up to you. Whether you choose to take up the fight as a gunbreaker or dancer, see the world through the eyes of a Viera or Hrothgar, or leverage Trust to challenge dungeons with your NPC allies, you will find there is much to be done both near and far─and plentiful updates to the battle system and crafting and gathering, as well as other new features and improvements to make it all worth the while.

* Additional features will be implemented in future updates:
The raid Eden's Gate is scheduled to be released in 5.01.
The treasure hunt instance the Dungeons of Lyhe Ghiah and Eden's Gate (Savage) are scheduled to be released in 5.05.
The Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard and New Game+ are planned for 5.1 or later.

* Read over early access details.

Read the patch notes.

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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 26, 2019 - 08:00.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: Illustrated Shadowbringers Countdown - 6 Days Left

From the Lodestone:

Count down the days leading up to the launch of Shadowbringers with a new, breathtaking illustration each day, courtesy of the FFXIV Art team!

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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 25, 2019 - 20:49.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, everyone! Early access is almost here, and you've probably been keeping track of all the different news and announcements we've been posting.

With that in mind, we'd like to introduce the "News Alerts" Feature for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App!

Before we dive in, I'd like to talk about the FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App for those of you that may not know about it.

1. The app is available for free!
2. You can keep in touch with friends on the go, trade and sell items, and purchase items from the Market Board, all via the app!
3. By simply using the app, you can register one additional Aetheryte as a favorite destination in-game!
4. You can unlock the "Tomestone" emote in-game!


There are many other useful features besides the ones I mentioned, so please be sure to check out the app.

Well then, onto the main subject, the "News Alerts" feature!

The "News Alerts" feature will allow you to easily view various news and topics published on the Lodestone as well as enable push notifications for them on your smartphone.

This will allow you to stay up-to-date with maintenance announcements, events, and other important information about the game.

Since we want everyone to be able to customize their notifications from the app, the default push notification setting is "Off." Therefore, be sure to turn push notifications "On" if you'd like to receive them.

You can change news notification settings from the "App Settings" menu.


There are 5 different types of notifications - Topics, Notices, Maintenance, Updates, and Status.

Let's take a look at each feature!

● Topics
Topics highlight patch notes, information about various events and campaigns, and other important news about FINAL FANTASY XIV.

● Notices
Notices include information regarding the operation of various services for FINAL FANTASY XIV, as well as information on congested/preferred worlds, character creation changes and any issues that the game may be experiencing.

● Maintenance
Maintenance posts include information regarding maintenance for the game, the Mog Station, the Companion App, and various other features.

● Updates
Update posts notify version updates for the game, the Companion App, the Lodestone, and various other features.

● Status
Check out the Status section to find information regarding the network status of the game and various other features.

The idea behind the "News Alerts" feature is to instantly update your smartphone with all of these announcements.


Until now, we've mainly posted these announcements through Twitter, the Lodestone, and the Letter from the Producer LIVE. Since this new feature will be especially useful for keeping up-to-date with the latest information on Shadowbringers, please review your notification settings!

We plan to continue updating the FINAL FANTASY XIV Companion App in the future, so please look forward to it!

- Zhexos
Community team

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