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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Nov 27, 2019 - 13:33.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: FFXIV Fan Gathering at the Postal Museum in London

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings Warriors of Light (or Darkness)! Kiwikopo reporting in with some details on what went down at last week's Fan Gathering in London!

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We visited the Mail Rail at the Postal Museum with about 200 adventurers, many of whom were there for the first time.

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We also had a surprise guest, who was none other than our Producer and Director Yoshi-P himself!

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Of course, we had to have him do the honours of drawing the raffle winners. We had a lot of prizes to give away on the night, including a signed Shadowbringers PlayStation 4!

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Please do not step on him... literally...

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To wrap it up, we had a Free Company Shoutout session where everyone took turns in going on stage and delivering speeches dedicated to their free companies or friends. We had some pretty memorable (and enthusiastic) ones and were super happy to see some familiar faces!

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Our old friend, the la-HEE Serpent of Ronka, also returned as a special guest (in plushie form)!

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Aside from the activities above, we had a mini-train available so our adventurers could journey through the tunnels of Amh Araeng - I mean the historical postal railway of London!

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Once again, a huge thank you to everyone for coming to the Fan Gathering and to the Postal Museum for hosting us. I hope you all had as much fun as we did, and we can't wait to see you again at the next event!

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Kiwikopo
EU Community Team





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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Nov 11, 2019 - 09:56.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Remember Us

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, weary wanderers!

Thanks to the minstreling wanderer's penchant for embellishment, adventurers can now relive their thrilling showdown against Hades in the Minstrel's Ballad: Hades's Elegy! Those who have faced Hades before may be intimately familiar with Invincible, the theme that plays during the second portion of the fight (especially if you've failed some DPS checks along the way...). Today, we're delighted to share the Invincible lyrics with you!

Coincidently, just as Invincible was the final theme for Hades, it was also played as the finale during the orchestra concert held during September in Japan.

Now here comes my favorite Easter egg! Listening to the in-game version of the song, players may notice that the lyrics are a bit difficult to understand. That is due to the fact that the song was composed as if the Ancients were chanting the theme in their native language! However, because the song was going to be performed during a live concert, actual lyrics were created for it!

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Invincible

Lasciate

Ogne speranza

These memories ache with the weight of fate

Ever we fight

Never we fly

Ever we fall

Forever we fall

Now breathe deep of the darkness beneath the flood

Where all of the proud angels drink to their deeds of blood

Their lies, twisted and torn, into dreams they're spun

Yet ever we still stand tall

Invincible

Never we fall



We hope that knowing the lyrics will help convey and capture the very essence of emotions that flowed throughout this tragic tale of a man and a battle that ne'er shall be forgotten!

- Okieeomi
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Nov 06, 2019 - 09:58.

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

From the Dev Blog.

Hello everyone, this is Sicycre, bringing you a summary of the Seoul Fan Festival held on October 5 and 6!

The event kicked off with the keynote from Yoshi-P, where he announced that Shadowbringers would be released in Korea on December 3! Some glamour gear was showcased alongside other information exclusive to the Korean version!

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Some other notable segments throughout the Fan Festival were when Yoshi-P and Soken appeared together for the Developers' Panel and shared stories about developing the game and soundtrack. The two were extremely delighted to share this information live with the Korean audience for the first time!

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The Cosplay Contest awed the audience with unexpected characters and spectacular performances. You can see the winning entries below!

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The Feast Regional Championship finals also featured mind-blowing battles that even amazed Yoshi-P!

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Another great panel featured the voice actors of some prominent characters, who shared some of the stories from their recording sessions. To the audience's great delight, they even did a few impromptu performances!

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And of course, no Fan Festival would be complete without some musical performances!

Susan Calloway and Keiko wrapped up first day of the event with a piano concert, while the second day concluded with a performance by THE PRIMALS. Both days were met with an overwhelmingly positive response from the Warriors of Light in Korea!

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The piano concert was particularly well-received, as it was the first time it had been performed in Korea. A spectacular display of lights illuminated Susan Calloway and Keiko as they performed in perfect sync. You could tell that everyone was very moved by their performance.

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To all our Warriors of Light in Korea, we'd like to say thank you for another wonderful Fan Festival! We hope to see you again soon!

And thank YOU for taking some time to read over this overview with me! I'll catch you next time!

- Sicycre
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Nov 01, 2019 - 09:50.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Now You See Me, Now You Don't

From the Dev Blog.

Hello everyone!

Patch 5.1 is here, and we hope you're enjoying it so far! There's so much to do and experience, but we wanted to take a moment to remind you of some new features added to the group pose function.
(Be sure to click each image to view the full size!)

Utilize Group Pose While Riding on Another Player's Mount
Ever wanted to strike a pose while your friend was chauffeuring you around? Well, now you can! Have them make their own pose beforehand for maximum effect! This feature is available for both two-person and four-person mounts. Keep in mind that if the player operating the mount moves that it will cancel group pose. Be sure to tell them to hold still!

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Now you can have that one friend who is missing their aether currents capture a memory from your travels while you're giving them a lift! Wouldn't want them to forget how great a friend you are after all, right?

Adjust the Character Lighting within the Group Pose Menu
Until now, character lighting adjustments were only possible via the System Configuration menu, but now you can adjust it directly from the group pose menu!

With this you can ensure your character is crystal clear while attempting some darker landscape or action shots!

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Manually Adjust the Brightness Setting
Screen brightness can also be adjusted in the group pose menu! On the flip side, if you wish to tone down the brightness while taking some selfies in the sun, you can do so!

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Character Display Settings Added
This is probably the coolest feature in this round of updates! You can now manually turn displays of specific characters on or off! You have the option to hide yourself, other players, NPCs, companions, pets, minions, and even enemies!

You ever wander out into the world and find the most picturesque landscape while adventuring? You get a pose ready but then...

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Argh and now a FATE appeared! So much for that! Let's just shift around the area a bit and...

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Ugh, there are regular enemies walking around in the background... can't I catch a break? Time to fix this!

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With these new settings, you can simply turn off the display of the enemies and voila! Perfect shot of me and my trusty minion.

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Alternatively, if you have a hankering to capture some of the breathtaking landscapes out in Eorzea, you can now do so without having to rely on the 1st person mode! This looks like it'll be my next desktop wallpaper!

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The possibilities are endless! You can even get together with your friends to take adorable screenshots of your minions on a journey! The little Warriors of Light all banded together! <3

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Here are a couple more screenshots the team has taken using the new features.

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I have a feeling your next /gpose session is in the very near future, perhaps even now! We hope you enjoy the latest features and that they help you up your screenshot taking game, whether you're in The Copied Factory, The Grand Cosmos, or Il Mheg! Have fun!

- Ridrina
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 25, 2019 - 21:06.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Markets, Mannequins, and Meals, Oh My

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, everyone!

Patch 5.1 is so close and I'm so ready! There's so much new content to look forward to, what are you the most excited for?

Before the patch release, we've got some housing updates to share with you all. Other than new wards and plots being added to each housing district, we have a number of cool new things to show you!

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Yoshi-P gave us a sneak peek of this new exterior design in the latest LIVE letter, but we wanted to show you what it looks like in-game too!

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Unlike the existing exterior designs we have, this one definitely has a unique store-like feel to it, don't you think?

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Of course, you can dye it your preferred color! Best of all, we have some new outdoor furnishings to accentuate this store aesthetic.

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With all these new stalls, it feels like you can even host your own Eorzean farmers' market! We've got a bakery, fruit and vegetable stand, flower shop, book store, weaponry, armory, wow so many choices! There's a total of ten different types of outdoor stands, so you can fully customize your shop experience to your liking.

Don't forget to place retainers in each one to enhance that shopping experience! You can easily imagine a bustling market with lots of friends and visitors! Don't forget to update your housing tags too! ;)

Let's go inside the house now, shall we?

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Hooray, we've got new mannequin models! We'll be introducing the male and female versions of Hyur and Elezen mannequins in 5.1! We've been thoroughly enjoying the Autumnal season and decided to dress them up as such. What sort of glamours will you place on them?

Next up, we've got new paintings from the First to rekindle memories of your adventures there so far!

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Psst, it may be a good idea to start completing the Shadowbringers sightseeing log for these paintings!

In case you missed it, we have some other special little updates coming in 5.1. The development team heard the requests from players wanting to enjoy their meals while sitting, and so they've made this possible! Yes that's right, the characters will remain seated when you access furnishings while sitting!

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We've received a lot of requests for this, but we had to tackle this from the base issue where you couldn't use any actions while sitting; therefore, it took a bit to get this implemented.

With this update, not only can you enjoy your meals while seated, but you'll also be able to do things like turn on nearby lamps, or play music from your orchestrion!

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Patch 5.1 arrives on Tuesday, October 29 and introduces more features to enhance your in-game life, so be sure to check everything out on the special site!

Until next time~
- Ridrina
Community Team



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