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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Nov 14, 2018 - 18:26.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: FINAL FANTASY XIV - The Best, on sale now!!

From the Dev Blog.

Hello there everyone,

My name is Yamada, and I am in charge of communications for our music publishing department.

Jumping straight into it, I would like to present the newly released "FINAL FANTASY XIV - The Best!" album. Do you have your copy yet?!

As the content of the album was voted on by Warriors of Light from all around the world, this really is the players' choice of the best tracks from the game!

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The album contains the full top 50 tracks that ranked in the Fan Favorite Music Poll that we held in July and August earlier in the year, as well as the track "Answers" that was not included in the vote!

You can also enjoy the three chiptune tracks on the album created by FFXIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken during the commemorative 14 hour live broadcast.
Check out the dedicated website for full details of the track list!

And in the booklet you will find...
A special interview with Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida and Sound Director, Masayoshi Soken!

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The interview also includes Yoshida and Soken's ten favorite tracks from the game. Which pieces will these two pick out as their fondest memories...?

This 12 page booklet is packed with the creators passion for creating the music of FFXIV and a look back over 5 years, with some fascinating tales from behind the scenes.

It contains a huge volume of content, with over two hours of conversation and almost no cuts, for an undoubtedly satisfying read!
(*The interview also contains a full English translation covering a total of 7 pages...)

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And there is even more! The first run contains an item code that allows you to download the orchestrion music for "Wayward Daughter (Chiptune Version)" and "The Worm's Tail (Chiptune Version)" from the Extra Tracks section of the album.
*Please note that this item code does not allow you to obtain the orchestrion music for "Rights".

This "best of" album condenses the most delightful moments from the music of FFXIV and commemorates 5 years of the game. It is an amazing package that I would thoroughly recommend to both the core of veteran Warriors of Light who already own all the other soundtracks, and upcoming neophyte Warriors who have recently taken their first steps in Eorzea but don't know which soundtrack to buy yet.

Enjoy the music!

Yamada
Music Publishing





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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 30, 2018 - 22:57.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: And It Burns, Burns, Burns

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, adventurers!

Patch 4.45 approaches, bringing with it the Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros. A sneaky project manager went undercover to investigate what's to come next Tuesday, using their elite stealth skills they developed in Pagos.

Here's what they revealed!

Before heading into Pyros...

As per usual, there are some requirements for entering these forbidden lands. In order to explore Pyros, you'll need to have completed the Eureka Pagos story.

Additionally, as with Anemos after the release of Pagos, an experience buff will be applied when entering Pagos after Patch 4.45 is released. So if you're almost there but not quite, you'll be able to get to Pyros in no time!

Onwards, to Pyros!

As per usual, you can enter The Forbidden Land, Eureka Pyros by speaking with Rodney at Pier #1 in Kugane. Once you've prepared the body and mind for the challenge ahead, speak with definitely-not-a-Thancred-impersonator and head on in!

What lies within? Will it be a winter wonderland, with the icy atmosphere of Pagos?

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Perhaps not... because last I checked, Pyros is ancient Greek for...

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FIRE!

Phew, breathing becomes difficult when you're surrounded by thick clouds of hot air. It would seem that the monsters inhabiting this area have found their own ways to adapt...

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Pyros Diary, Page 32... The chimeras have yet to discover that I am not one of them.

But I digress.

Introducing the new Logos Action system

Let's talk about the new systems coming with Pyros.

A Logos action is a new type of duty action available in Eureka Pyros, available to you regardless of role restrictions. These can only be used in Pyros and the next iteration of Eureka, but you'll be able to use them as soon as you enter Pyros!

With these new actions, you could revive or heal as a black mage, provoke and mitigate damage as a ninja, or maybe...

Could I live my dream as the ever elusive white mage tank? I can't wait to find out!

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Hmm... but how? Allow me to explain further.

Logos actions will require crystals known as logograms. You'll be able to obtain these unidentified crystals in various ways and bring them to the NPC Drake, who has come all this way from the North Shroud to Eureka Pyros on business.

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Drake will appraise these logograms, which you will then store in your Logos Manipulator.

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The Logos Manipulator will serve almost as a blender. Select the logograms you wish to use as materials in the Logos Manipulator and...

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Extract an action!

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The action you extract will then be added to the list of acquired Logos actions.

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You won't be able to use the Logos action quite yet, though. In order to access this newfound power, you'll need to click on the Logos Action Window, and assign it as a duty action.

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You'll be able to store up to three Logos actions at a time! You can also overwrite your selected duty action so that you can try out something else. With so many combinations available, you'll be able to create rather creative roles for yourself in Pyros.

Feeling insatiable? Power-hungry? Is a single duty action per slot not enough? Of course it isn't, you're the Warrior of Light. We've got you covered.

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As you progress in the Eureka Pyros story, you'll be able to improve the logos manipulator so that you produce two logos actions simultaneously!

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The two extracted actions will be registered as a pair when you select them as a duty action.

With three sets of multiple Logos actions, the possibilities are nearly endless! Try out all sorts of builds as you adventure through Pyros, finding what works best for you.

A proven Warrior of Light who can wield the power of these logos actions...

Just what is it that could await such a formidable hero at the Ring of Fire...?

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Until next time!

- Luxpheras
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 30, 2018 - 03:00.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: Announcing the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas Stage Schedule

From the Lodestone:

FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas is mere weeks away, Warriors of Light! As we approach the final countdown, prepare for another round of hype: it’s time to reveal the stage event schedule! Here’s what attendees and stream viewers can expect from the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas experience.

Read on for details.



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 27, 2018 - 04:58.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Sunrise Surprise

From the Dev Blog.

Hi there, this is Sicycre from the Community Team, and today we're going to share the lyrics from the tune that plays during the blazing hot fight with Suzaku in Hells' Kier, Sunrise.

This fight most recently made its debut in Patch 4.4 and I'm really excited to dive right in!

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First, let's read over the lyrics fully translated into English!

Drawn to a heart and a soul, saved by a hero true
Stranger to kindness until freed by love eternal, you and I

Blazing Scarlet, fire within
Honor binds me unto errant kin
Yea, if here I find my end
Stay your tears, for we shall meet again

As the light of the setting sun fades, bid farewell to me beloved
In these fleeting moments hold my hand, as I whisper a silent prayer
Should dawn never break on this thousand thousand year night, I promise
Should I take to wing and seek you in every distant sky...

One last breath and I fracture, shatter─crimson sorrow, endless, boundless
One more life for us, one more chance─for this I pray, I beg, I plead
Dreams of you and me in my heart I hold forevermore, as I falter
Wait for me, wait for me my love...

For those who want to try and sing along while battling Suzaku, here are the Japanese lyrics romanized to get a better understanding of the pronunciation of the words!

手繰り寄するは かの情景
⇒たぐりよするは かのじょうけい
taguri yosuru wa kano joukei
Drawn to a heart and a soul, saved by a hero true

清らに優し 恋ひ恋ふ吾が君よ
⇒きよらにやさし こいこうあがきみよ
kiyora ni yasashi koi kou agakimi yo
Stranger to kindness until freed by love eternal, you and I

Blazing Scarlet, fire within
Honor binds me unto errant kin
Yea, if here I find my end
Stay your tears, for we shall meet again

陽炎の如く消えた 恋ひ恋ふ吾が君
⇒かげろうのごとくきえた こいこうあがきみ
kagerou no kotoku kieta koi kou agakimi
As the light of the setting sun fades, bid farewell to me beloved

長き別れが来たり 幾度願へども
⇒ながきわかれがきたり いくどねがえども
nagaki wakare ga kitari ikudo negaedomo
In these fleeting moments hold my hand, as I whisper a silent prayer

千年の暁 臥い乞う夜 過ぎて
⇒せんねんのあかとき こいこうや すぎて
senen no akatoki koi kouya sugite
Should dawn never break on this thousand thousand year night, I promise

三世を羽ばたけど ゆくえなく
⇒さんぜをはばたけど ゆくえなく
sanze wo habata kedo yukuenaku
Should I take to wing and seek you in every distant sky...

一念に流すは 濃い紅の涙よ
⇒いちねんにながすは こいこうのなみだよ
ichinen ni nagasu wa koi kou no namida yo
One last breath and I fracture, shatter─crimson sorrow, endless, boundless

願わくば吾が君 生き出で給へ
⇒ねがわくばあがきみ いきいでたまえ
negawakuba agakimi ikiide tamae
One more life for us, one more chance─for this I pray, I beg, I plead

心念に終得て 恋ひ恋ふ身
⇒しんねんについえて こいこうみ
shinen ni tsuite koi koumi
Dreams of you and me in my heart I hold forevermore, as I falter

朽ちたら 君待つ彼方へと
⇒くちたら きみまつかなたへと
kuchitara kimimatsu kanata heto
Wait for me, wait for me my love...

The song's writer shared a bit of insight into the lyrics as well:

The Japanese portion of the song is being sung by Suzaku and is told from her point of view. While the first half is about her memories with Tenzen, the second is about her emotions after losing him.

Tenzen's reply to Suzaku are sung in English and he explains that he sacrificed himself for the people, and how sorry he is that his sacrifice saddened her, but assures her "we will meet again."

In quelling the aramitama, the player helped her to come to terms with Tenzen's death after centuries. Finally being able to move beyond those painful memories of her past, I'm happy Suzaku finally has a smile on her face.

I personally vow to always protect that smile!
To be honest, I really just don't wanna get kicked again... It hurts. /cry

I hope you all enjoyed this dive into the lyrics!
Until next time!

~ Sicycre
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 26, 2018 - 08:00.

FFXIV News - Lodestone: The Feast Season Ten Ending Soon!

From the Lodestone:

The competition has been fierce, but Season Ten of the Feast will soon draw to a close!

Updates to the rankings page will end after Tuesday, October 30, and the final results for the Feast will be announced on Tuesday, November 6.
Face your rivals, and prove yourself the most savage of the pack!

View the Feast Rankings page.

* Season Eleven is scheduled to begin with the release of patch 4.45 and end with the release of patch 4.5.



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