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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 24, 2019 - 03:03.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Six Years All the Richer

From the Dev Blog.

Hi there, adventurers! Ridrina here, still climbing the tower in Costa del Sol for the Moonfire Faire! The summer festivities are winding down and will end on Monday, August 26, at 7:59 a.m. (PDT), so be sure to participate while you still can!

Once the Moonfire Faire concludes, it'll be time for The Rising! This year, we commemorate 6 years of FINAL FANTASY XIV and a look back on our journey.

The Rising: August 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. to September 17, 2019 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)


This year's illustration has a lot of warm colors, which is perfect for this year's theme. I won't spoil too much, but let's go over some of the event details and rewards!

The quest begins on the island near Costa del Sol. The Moonfire Faire attendant P'obyano appears to be cleaning up after the faire, and that's where you come in!


Looks like she'll need help cleaning up the shore! One of the items you come across turns out to be a message in a bottle, which unravels the story for this year's event.


We've got whosits and whatsits galore! I'm sure it'll be an easy enough feat, but you'll need to wait for the event to learn what exactly you'll be looking for.

After completing the initial quest, you may find more bottled messages scattered on the sands. You can deliver them to P'obyano to receive rising tokens!

As always, let's check out this year's event rewards!

Brave New Y'shtola
A new minion of Y'shtola featuring her outfit from the First will be available for completing the event! I love this outfit and hope I can wear it someday; I think Yoshida said he will make it happen!

Up next are the items you can exchange for with the rising tokens.

Patch 4.1 - 4.5 Artwork Oil Paintings
From Liberation to Requiem for Heroes, you can display your favorite patch art pieces in your home! Be sure to collect them all!

Fireworks from Previous Years
Now's a great time to pop a bottle of Realm Reborn Red! Celebrate Eorzea's 6th anniversary with fireworks from years past!

The theme of this year's event is "From someone somewhere, to all adventurers..." Hmm, I wonder what kind of story awaits!

Thank you for being part of our world, and we hope you enjoy The Rising! :)

Ridrina
- Community Team





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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 16, 2019 - 00:15.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Center Stage at Fan Festival 2019 in Shanghai

From the Dev Blog.

Hello, this is Sicycre giving you the lowdown on the Shanghai Fan Festival that took place on August 10! We were lucky to receive updates from Project Manager A who was on site at the show to share a lot of details (and photos!) from the massive event!

...However, there was SO much they wanted to cover, so for this blog, they actually preferred it to be called the Stage Report! That said, let's focus on the stage shows!

On the day of, there was a hurricane reported around the Shanghai area, which stopped many flights and bullet trains. But that didn't stop the show! There were still over 6,000 Warriors of Light who had gathered from all over China!

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When the clock hit 10:00 in their local time, the team opened with the full Shadowbringers trailer, complete with Chinese voice acting! Everyone's eyes were glued to the screens and would loudly cheer each time a familiar character made their appearance.

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After the trailer, Yoshi-P stood in front of the audience to introduce some of the information regarding Shadowbringers.

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And finally, they revealed the release date for China!

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It will be released on Tuesday, October 15! Only two months to go!

Moving on to the developer panel, the team introduced Lead Item Designer Hayashi to talk about how items are developed for the game.

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Cheers resounded throughout the hall when they revealed surprise peacock-themed outfits and mount!

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As always, please look forward to them!

Next, Project Manager A shared a ton about the cosplay contest that featured many truly high-quality cosplays! From the 41 high-level cosplayers, the following four were chosen as winners:

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The whole audience was charmed by the beautiful cosplays~!! ♡
And not just because Lakshmi was there, haha!
The team also took a commemorative photo at the end with all the cosplayers! There are so many people...!

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We've posted photos of individual cosplayers at the end of this blog, so please take a look! Their craftsmanship is truly something to behold.

Next up, The Feast Regional Championship finals was held between the two teams that valiantly fought their way through to the preliminaries!

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The raging battle concluded, and Team 给你两刀 was crowned the champions!
Congratulations to the victors!

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Soon after, it was time for THE PRIMALS to perform their first ever concert in China!
The convention center's hype was at its absolute peak!

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Yoshi-P also took to the stage and performed Amatsu Kaze once more. In fact, a player presented him with a very cool Byakko-themed umbrella, so he brought it with him for his performance! Thank you for the awesome gift!

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The concert concluded with performances for the 5th anniversary celebration and a special ending.

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The team showcased an anniversary cake, which was made quick work of on stage.

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It's really amazing that the Chinese version of FFXIV has reached their 5th anniversary... time flies when you're having fun!
Though the Shanghai Fan Festival was held only for one day, the Warriors of Light of China were every bit as passionate about FFXIV as our Warriors of Light around the globe!

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In the next blog, we'll be sure to check on Project Manager A's findings and go over the various activities and photo sessions in their Show Floor Report!

So now, for the final part of this exciting coverage, we proudly present all the individual cosplayers who entered the contest!

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We'll see you in the next blog!

- Sicycre
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 06, 2019 - 13:11.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: FFXIV Fan Gathering at Loading Bar in London

From the Dev Blog.

Hi, everyone!

Lakukisu here with pictures to show and stories to tell of the FFXIV Fan Gathering we had in London last weekend!

We La HEE'd it up at Loading Bar in Shepherd's Bush with circa 200 attendees! But let's get into the good stuff; pictures!

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There were familiar faces in the crowd! Yes, yes.

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We even had FinalFantasheen cupcakes! Tonpurries, Mewgles, Catcutars and Meowcobos were the stars of the show.

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And as a mega special surprise, Loading Bar's bartenders created some FFXIV drinks for us; LA HEE iced tea and the Great Serpent of Ronka! Spoiler alert: both were really, really... really delicious!

Now imagine this, you walk up to a bartender and you say: "May I have a--" *clears throat* "--a La HEE, please?" What a great time to be alive.

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As our Fan Gathering tradition stands, we held a raffle with cool prizes!

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One of the most memorable moments of the evening was when we gave the chance for Free Company leaders to do a "recruitment ad" for their FCs. A big thank you to everyone who took the mic and talked about their FC - meal deals or not! 

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The evening was simply spectacular! Thank you to everyone who joined, thank you to our amazing photographer, Catberry Photography for capturing the event and thank you to Loading Bar for hosting us!

See you in the Source or the First!

Lakukisu

Community Team

P.S. Here's a Namazu enjoying a La HEE. You're welcome!

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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 02, 2019 - 04:22.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: What Lyric Wakes Me

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying the Shadowbringers main scenario and all the music that accompanies it! Today, we're pleased to reveal lyrics for the music heard in the Dancing Plague, a.k.a. Titania!

While beautiful, the King of Faeries wreaked a little havoc on the Warrior of Darkness's quest to quell the light. Is Titania's song just another Faerie-like act, intended to play tricks on adventurers? Or is it something else?

Let's go play in the forest to find out!

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What Angel Wakes Me

Dancing on the wind up and down again
Round and round the bend
Fa la la la la la
From a flow'ry bed to the clouds ascend
Tumble down again
Fa la la la la la
Yet with each descent do we rise again
To our hearts' content
Fa la la la la la
Fly away my friend for a day and then
We'll begin again
Fa la la la la la

Till down turn the skies
Wonted quiet, wanton silence
For long do we lie
Wond'ring when we'll be

Dancing on the wind up and down again
Round and round the bend
Fa la la la la la
From a flow'ry bed to the clouds ascend
Tumble down again
Fa la la la la la

Yet with each descent do we rise again
To our hearts' content
Fa la la la la la
Fly away my friend for a day and then
We'll begin again
Fa la la la la la

Still down turn the skies
Gentle song gently wand'ring
Along in the night
Joyous cries ring free

La la la la la
Lying lost in thought
Do you love me not?
Follow these
Petals cast aloft
La la la la la
Will you, when I'm gone, remember me?

Ring a ling a ling
Lovers in the spring
How the garden sings
Ever green
Spirits lush, we bring
Ring a ling a ling
Braving anything
Together, we

La la la la la
Learn to play our part
Navigate the dark
Up we reach
Catch a falling star
La la la la la
Lock it in our hearts eternally

Ring a ling a ling
Flying without wings
Kites without a string
Loop and leap
To these crowns we cling
Ring a ling a ling
For we'll all be kings tomorrow

Autumn's whisper soaring high
Lulla lulla lullaby
Baby's breath and butterflies
Sing in our sweet lullaby
Summer child with heavy eyes
Lulla lulla lullaby
Come our lonely angel nigh
Sing in our sweet lullaby

Time wilts and fades
Luster lost in the rain
Bows to the blade
Till the spring calls again

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Now every time you're in the Dancing Plague, you can sing along with Titania yourself! You're on the road to be becoming the First's top karaoke star!

That's all for now, enjoy your time in Norvrandt and keep those headphones on!

- Ridrina
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 02, 2019 - 03:00.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: Get a Free Fantasia with Purchase of 60-Day Game Time Code for a Limited Time

From the Lodestone:

For a limited time, each purchase of a 60-day game time code from the Square Enix Store will include a complimentary phial of Fantasia, an in-game item that allows you to change all aspects of your character’s appearance*! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy your summer in FFXIV with a brand-new look!

Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

$29.99

Purchase now from the Square Enix Store.
* Changing to Au Ra requires the registration of Heavensward.
* Changing to Viera or Hrothgar requires the registration of Shadowbringers.



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