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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 22, 2018 - 22:25.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: It's In Here Somewhere

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings,

Many of you may be anticipating the addition of the second Deep Dungeon, Heaven-on-High, right? Or perhaps you're eagerly awaiting some more Hildibrand adventures? But wait, there's more! Typically, we save our larger system-related quality of life updates for major patches, but we've got something very useful coming in Patch 4.35!

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The results from the item search function (using the "Search for Item" submenu, or the /itemsearch text command) will now appear in their own window.

Under the direction of Hiroshi Minagawa of the UI Team, the team has made some improvements to the item search feature so that items can be located easier, because more storage locations have been added to the game recently. We've got retainers, the armoire, saddlebags, the glamour dresser... So many places to search!

And don't fret, these results will also still show up in the text log as usual.

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And there's actually one more thing that is slightly different.

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FFXIV stores all sorts of important information such as character levels and inventory on the server, but detailed information such as where the item is stored and how many you have gets stored in the client cache.

For that reason, the item search function isn't communicating with the server for your item data, but rather checking through your cached data on the PC or PS4. As a result, if you play on multiple platforms, or access your account from another machine, your stored cache data could provide an outdated result.

In Patch 4.35, we're adding information to display if your cache data for the item search is new or not.

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Storage locations marked by a red ? mark have not been updated since your last login. In order to retrieve the information, you'll need to access the storage (for example, calling forth your retainer, or opening up your chocobo saddlebag). Storage that is up-to-date and ready to be searched will display with a green mark.)

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For those who only play FFXIV on a single platform, you won't need to worry about ? or , so just use the feature as usual!

Please note that the mobile FFXIV Companion App (scheduled for release in late July) will come equipped with features to sort your inventory and access the market board, so using these app features would also be considered as logging in from another machine. You may have use for the new system after all!

We hope that this quality of life update will help you out when searching for that one... single... item that you just cannot figure out where you left last... Enjoy! And don't forget, Patch 4.35 is set to release on July 3, 2018!

- Zhexos
Community Team





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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 22, 2018 - 01:00.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: The Song of the Wayward Daughter

From the Dev Blog.













Please note that this article contains major spoilers for the Patch 4.3 main scenario. We strongly recommend you complete it before reading further!















Greetings, adventurers!

If you're caught up with Patch 4.3, you've taken on Castrum Fluminis and possibly even The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain.

As we began to wrap up the hard-earned liberation of Doma, another story unfurled before us featuring the fate of a very familiar character.

The lyrics of the Castrum Fluminis fight are both beautiful and fierce, detailing the mental state of the woman who became Tsukuyomi.

Let's explore the lyrics heard during the battle with Tsukuyomi!

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Wayward Daughter

Original:

華は 装束く
意味 ひとひらを
定めしや 我生くを 断ち翻して

さあ いざ――

Westward lies bleed t'ward the east
Wayward daughter, step into the night
Restless eyes, blind to the beast
Barren waters yield unto the tide

寄る辺の 月は
紅蓮に 冴えて
遺せしは 抗いの 名残のみなれど

さあ いざ――

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Here are the lyrics in furigana so you can try and sing-along!

hana wa shousoku
華は 装束く

imi hitohira wo
意味 ひとひらを

sadameshi ya ware iku wo tachihirugaeshite
定めしや 我生くを 断ち翻して

sa iza
さあ いざ――

Westward lies bleed t'ward the east
Wayward daughter, step into the night
Restless eyes, blind to the beast
Barren waters yield unto the tide

yorube no tsuki wa
寄る辺の 月は

guren ni saete
紅蓮に 冴えて

nokoseshi wa aragai no nagori nomi naredo
遺せしは 抗いの 名残のみなれど

sa iza
さあ いざ――

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And finally, here is the English translation.

Flower waiting to be plucked
Each petal a promise torn

Shorn one by one and cast to the winds, I gave unto them my all...all...

No...No more!

Westward lies bleed t'ward the east
Wayward daughter, step into the night
Restless eyes, blind to the beast
Barren waters yield unto the tide

Sanctuary of the moon
Tainted by the crimson light
Naught save the night shall know our sorrow, we give unto it our all...all...

No...No more!

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According to the songwriter, the Japanese portion of the lyrics represent the voice of she who has become Tsukuyomi, while the English portion features the voices of those who have restrained her (represented with the fiercer tone in the male chorus).

Throughout the entire song, the structure of the song goes back and forth between the two voices singing to one another.

In a story of revolution and liberation, she also fought to try and release herself, which was included as the final line of the song.

We hope you enjoyed this insight into the storytelling of Stormblood through song! Perhaps using these lyrics, we can all better understand the perspective of this wayward daughter of Doma.

Until next time!

- Luxpheras
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 20, 2018 - 20:46.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Announcing the FFXIV x MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD collaboration!

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, everyone!

Zhexos here! I hope you all had a chance to watch the Letter from the Producer LIVE at E3 2018 because we announced that...

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Palico!

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And Rathalos from MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD are coming to FFXIV!

Yep, that's right, a collaboration event is set to arrive this summer!

As a Hunter Rank 98 player myself (hammer main, bow second), this announcement got me extremely hyped up!

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the trailer:

But that's not all! During this collaboration event, we're sending off our very own...

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Behemoth!

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And Cactuar to the world of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD as well!

Here's the trailer for this one:

© CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

That's all the information we can reveal at this time, but be sure check out the teaser site as well as the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD collaboration site. Yoshida has promised to talk more info soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming announcements!

- Zhexos
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 16, 2018 - 00:23.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: The Far East Meets E3

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, everyone!

Luxpheras here, reporting in after a whirlwind three days at E3 2018!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 12th through June 14th!

Some familiar faces were in attendance, having way too much fun posing in front of the entrance.

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We hosted a special Letter from the Producer LIVE, straight from a booth on the show floor. Yoshida was joined by special guest Ryozo Tsujimoto, Producer of Monster Hunter: World, to talk about how the upcoming collaboration came to be!

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This year, the FINAL FANTASY XIV booth was themed around Kugane!

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Adventurers took on Tsukuyomi as their battle challenge, and if they were successful...

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They won a t-shirt!

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We also distributed tons of these sweet bags, adorned with some brand new art! (The very same art from the sheer panels hung around the booth this year. It's stunning!)

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Yoshi-P also had a great time playing from various NA worlds and interacting with players in between interviews! (Though his answer to the pineapple on pizza debate may cause a stir...)

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It was certainly a busy show, but we had a great time. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the FFXIV booth, took on the battle challenge, and watched the special Live Letter.

Tonight's the first night of the Eorzean Symphony here in Los Angeles, so there's no rest for Yoshida or Soken... the show must go on. We'll see you at the Dolby Theatre!

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And look! Yoshi-P made a new friend on the show floor.

Until next time!

- Luxpheras
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Jun 07, 2018 - 00:42.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: I Want My MGP

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, Warriors of Light and Gold Saucer Enthusiasts!

Have you been itching for riches? Do visions of Fenrir, the Archon Throne, or the Korkoppur Kolossus dance in your head? Do you find yourself vexed as the Mini Cactpot Broker offers you tickets with not a single feasible solution for 10,000 MGP?

Fear not! The Make It Rain Campaign will begin tonight at 8:00 p.m. (PDT) / 11:00 p.m. (EDT)!

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If you missed last year's extravaganza, allow me to explain.

During the campaign, the amount of MGP you earn from Gold Saucer attractions such as the Cactpots, minigames, and GATEs are increased by 50%!

This campaign will offer newcomers and seasoned veterans alike the opportunity to earn tons of MGP that you can exchange for a plethora of prizes!

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Speaking of prizes, did you catch the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XLIV? Yoshi-P revealed that that the Monster Toss mini-game, normally only found in the Gold Saucer, will soon be available as a furnishing item! Crystal Tower Striker and Cuff-a-Cur will also be made into furnishings, bringing the minigame fun to your front door!

These furnishings will only be available during the Make It Rain Campaign, so be sure to take advantage of this exciting event.

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Not only will these furnishings be a stylish addition to your home décor, you'll be able to earn MGP from the comfort of your living room! (Or basement, apartment, FC room... you catch our drift.)

Keep in mind that unlike most seasonal events, the Make It Rain Campaign is three weeks long! However, plenty of you adventurers are busy with the latest Patch 4.3 content, so this will give you some time to make your way to the Gold Saucer after a lengthy day of activities.

Three weeks might feel like a long time, but it's not without reason! There are so many prizes to be earned here, such as...

Emotes!
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Minions!
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Glamours!
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Mounts!
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And much, much more!

During the Make It Rain Campaign, some of the available prizing will also be offered at a discounted price. Be sure to check out the vendors and see what's on sale as your pockets overflow with MGP!

Speaking of pockets overflowing, allow us to offer some tips on making MGP.

The Fashion Report
You can partake in the Fashion Report once a week! This activity challenges Gold Saucer visitors to create their best ensembles based on a given theme. Typically, you can earn 10,000 MGP just for participating, and 50,000 MGP if you can score higher than 80 points! However, during the campaign, you'll be able to earn 30,000 MGP for participating and 180,000 MGP for scores over 80! Whoa!

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GATEs
Similar to FATEs, there are several different Gold Saucer Active Time Events (GATEs) where you can participate in different live events within the halls of the Gold Saucer to earn MGP.

For example, in the Cliffhanger GATE, you're challenged to climb to great heights to rescue a frightened hatchling set high atop a lofty locale. In the Time of My Life GATE, you have to flex your emote skills by following the instructor NPC. Both of these events will award you with 2,000 MGP! (You'll get used to these quickly!)

And let's not forget the staggering GATE, Any Way the Wind Blows, where you have to try and not get blown away by Typhon. If you're successful, you're awarded with a whopping 7,500 MGP! No tips or tricks we can offer here, just try your luck!

Chocobo Racing
Why not take this time to register your chocobo and begin racing? In Patch 4.3 we made adjustments to the chocobo races so that you can now register for chocobo races via the Duty Finder, and you can join parties with your friends and other players to race with them when queuing together as a group!

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And last but not least, we have the Triple Triad card games, and Lord of Verminion where you command legion of cute and cuddly minions you have collected on your adventures!

There's no time like the present to jump back into your old favorite Gold Saucer pastimes, so come on out and Make It Rain!

I'll see you all in the Manderville Gold Saucer--I'll be the one arguing with Masked Rose that my glamour most definitely fits the theme and I'm honestly offended he'd even suggest otherwise... I mean really, I'm the Warrior of Light!

-Luxpheras
Community Team



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