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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Sep 14, 2018 - 20:23.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: And Then There Were Four

From the Dev Blog.

Hello, everyone!

The Feast Regional Championship (FRC) Semifinals have concluded! Thank you to the over 8000 of you who joined us for the broadcast on Sunday alone!

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The matches were intense, the commentary was epic, and now four teams stand triumphant in their victories. We want to take a moment to introduce all six teams that competed in the semifinals and thank them for an amazing performance!

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bUrself - Primal Data Center - Rank 1 in Preliminaries, 2:0 result in Semifinals (qualified)

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Synergy SiXX - Aether Data Center - Rank 1 in Preliminaries, 2:0 result in Semifinals (qualified)

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AMP - Primal Data Center - Rank 2 in Preliminaries, 1:1 result in Semifinals (qualified)

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Trash Tears - Aether Data Center- Rank 3 in Preliminaries - 1:1 result in Semifinals (qualified)

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Culling 420 - Primal Data Center - Rank 3 in Preliminaries - 0:2 result in Semifinals (out)

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This Isnt 3x - Aether Data Center- Rank 2 in Preliminaries - 0:2 result in Semifinals (out)

Congratulations to bUrself, Synergy SiXX, AMP and Trash Tears for qualifying into the FRC 2018 Finals! You have two months to prepare. I have a feeling the competition is going to be fierce, and cannot wait to see what strategies you all bring to the table!

If you missed all the action live, worry not, the VOD's are available on the official Final Fantasy XIV Twitch channel, be sure to check them out!

Primal Semifinals

Aether Semifinals

At Fan Festival we will see the culmination of it all, who will be crowned champions of North America in a battle between Primal and Aether? Join us and cheer for your favorite team to find out!

See you in Las Vegas!

- Ridrina
Community Team





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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Sep 12, 2018 - 20:07.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Eternally Ever After

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings, adventurers!

Luxpheras here, daydreaming about moogles, Patch 4.4, and romance - in no particular order. Ah, the bonds of true love, constant companionship, and the unforgettable memory of swearing one's heart to another forever... Isn't it beautiful? The luckiest of Eorzeans have found themselves joined, body and soul, in the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding.

If you've yet to find that special someone, perhaps you've had the pleasure of bearing witness to such a bond being made at the Sanctum of the Twelve... and perhaps you look forward to finding your own partner! Perhaps, like Magnai, you're still searching for your Nhaama.

Betrothed or not, Patch 4.4—Prelude in Violet will bring exciting updates for all to the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding.

Additional Ceremony Options

There are a plethora of new ceremony options in store, from lighting effects, decoration color choices, and even a new gondola type for the procession!

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The newly added lightning effects will be perfect for those looking to create an emotional atmosphere.

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The decoration color options will allow you to customize the drapery and fabrics hung on the doors, altars and around the chapel, in addition to selecting the colors for the flowers and the carpets. Coordinate your perfect wedding with your favored color combinations!

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Two new types of procession gondolas will also be added. Travel down the aisle in the most charming way possible with a carriage of ribbons and lace!

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In addition to all these new ceremony options, guests will soon be able to purchase balloons and souvenir minions at the venue to celebrate your happy day!

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The Eternal Anniversary

"But I've already been bonded!" you say, "How can I appreciate all of these new features?"

You're in luck! The brand-new Eternal Anniversary feature arrives with Patch 4.4 as well.

Players who held their Ceremony of Eternal Bonding one year or more ago will be eligible to celebrate their lasting bond once more. Partners may speak to an NPC in front of the Sanctum of the Twelve in the East Shroud to register for their anniversary ceremony.

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After accepting the quest from the Anniversary Registrar, players will be able to go straight in to choosing the settings for their desired ceremony and booking the venue.

Keep in mind that this re-enactment does not have to follow your original ceremony plans, and you'll be able to select all the new options, equivalent to the platinum plan in the ceremony settings menu!

While there are "thank you" gifts for invited guests, you will not receive the ceremony attire, Jandelaine's Token or a Ceremony Chocobo from an Eternal Anniversary.

So what will it be? Will you relive your ceremony exactly as it was, celebrating the memory with exact detail? Or will you create new memories with your partner by enjoying the myriad of new options?

Whatever your choice... I'll be waiting for my invitation!

Patch 4.4—Prelude in Violet is coming next week on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. In the name of love... Please look forward to it!

Until next time,

- Luxpheras
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Sep 07, 2018 - 18:21.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: FRC Semifinals & Patch 4.4 Update!

From the Dev Blog.

Hello, everyone!

The Feast Regional Championship (FRC) begins tomorrow, September 7th!

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In the wake of the most exciting Feast competition to date, we are here to share some details with you regarding the FRC semifinals, and also PvP-related updates that are scheduled for Patch 4.4!

Let's begin with the FRC semifinals!

The FRC semifinals will kick off on Friday, September 7th and goes through Sunday, September 9th. The entire show will be streamed live on our Twitch channel! Top top three teams from preliminaries will compete against each other to decide which teams will move up to the finals in Las Vegas!

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We're bringing over Frosty and +ONE as guest commentators for the show, so be sure to check out the stream!

Let's check out which teams made it to the semifinals!

■ Aether Data Center
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■Primal Data Center
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Teams that make it through the semifinals will move onto the finals which will take place at the Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas this November! Both the semifinals and finals will be streamed live, so be sure to tune in and join the excitement!

Here's the schedule for the semifinals:
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Primal (NA):
Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

Aether (NA):
Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

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FRC Website: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/ranking/thefeast/championship/

While we're all hyped up with the FRC semifinals, we also have PvP-related updates coming in Patch 4.4!

■ Adjust PvP-specific HUD elements from the Wolves' Den Pier PvP!
We've received a lot of feedback requesting to be able to adjust PvP-specific HUD elements outside of a match, and this will become available from Patch 4.4! While you will only see the border layout of the HUD element, you can now adjust them outside of a match, so take your time to get the perfect setup!

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■ Quick Chat: Focus Attack
Since the Feast was first implemented, many strategies have been born by the players! The most popular however, a countdown used to focus attack on a single target to deal burst damage* has been implemented as a quick chat feature.

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With this, new players won't have to prepare a macro, and the sound and visuals make it easier to focus attack on a target. We also have a quick chat to cancel the focus target as well.

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These quick chat options can be executed by a text command as well, so you could include it as part of your macro as well!

*Burst damage is a method used to knock out a player by having all team members focus their buffs and ability at the same timing.

And that wraps up the 4.4 updates for PvP!

Hope to see you join us in the semifinals stream in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!

- Ridrina
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Sep 07, 2018 - 00:37.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: A Prelude to the Prelude

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings everyone!

Are you ready for Patch 4.4? After all the sneak peeks and teasers offered by Yoshi-P during last Friday's Letter from the Producer LIVE, we've all been on the edge of our seats... but without further ado, we're pleased to present the trailer for Patch 4.4—Prelude in Violet!

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Just for fun, we're sharing the trailer in each language- feel free to listen and compare!

English

Japanese

German

French

We've also released a recap video from our trip to gamescom and the FFXIV Orchestra Concert 2018 -Eorzean Symphony- in Dortmund, Germany, so while you're here... check it out!

Patch 4.4 is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 18th! Hope you're ready for it!

- Zhexos
Community Team



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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Aug 30, 2018 - 21:31.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: We All Korpokkur Down Here

From the Dev Blog.

Welcome, Warriors of Light!

You may know me as an average, run-of-the-mill, adorable korpokkur. We've been told by some greater power that you'll be soon visiting my home, Saint Mocianne's Arboretum, again in this so called "Patch 4.4." So here I am, taking some time off from my daily duties, to give you a tour.

In case you didn't know, Saint Mocianne's Arboretum is located in the Dravanian Hinterlands at X:10.2 Y:26.9. Why do I even know such precise information? No idea!

To enter my remodeled home, you'll need to speak to a Hyur in Rhalgr's Reach that looks like he's doing his best to blend in with my fellow korpokkur.

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I think it's working!

If you visited my home previously, you mostly ventured through dense woods, and (hopefully) did your best to stop bees from fatally stinging you. However, as we korpokkur mainly live underground, the environment you encounter this time will vary from what you saw above.

Ah, almost forgot. Let me introduce you to my friends. They may be covered in a bit dirt, but they're a friendly bunch, so please be nice to them!

Let me introduce you to another friend of mine. He gets a bit rowdy at times because of his (nearly insatiable) appetite, and sometimes loses control and tries to eat us. Just remember to run when he looks hungry and you'll (most likely) be fine. Overall, he's a cool guy!

Moving right along, here you can sneak a peek at where the underground royalty lives. We hardly get to see the royal bloodline because we're not part of the royal family. If you ever get the chance to meet them, be sure to show your utmost respect.

Alright, it's almost time...
I'm looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful underground of Saint Mocianne's Arbor...

The sound of an effect wearing off echoes around the room...

What the? Where am I!?
I remember "dodging" some attack, but I don't recall anything after that...
Why am I so tired!?

What is this weird place!? Why do I feel like someone is watching me!?

- Zhexos
Community Team



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