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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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Posted by Xenor Vernix on Oct 15, 2019 - 11:35.

FFXIV News - Dev Blog: Sights Set on All Saints' Wake

From the Dev Blog.

Greetings and salutations adventurers and voidsent alike!

How are you spending your time while eagerly awaiting the arrival of Patch 5.1? Perhaps you're testing your skills in Eden's Gate (Savage) or gathering rare and exotic materials to craft up some charming furniture?

Personally, I've been on a leveling spree! Due to this, I found myself deep within the depths of Haukke Manor, when I happened to turn around to find myself faced with a...

Aaa-aaa-ahriman!

All Saints' Wake is creeping up on us and I'm here to give you all of the spooktacular details involving this year's event!

◆ Event Period
October 17 at 1:00 a.m. to November 1 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT)

◆ How to Participate
The event begins in Old Gridania (X:10.4 Y:8.4).
You can accept the quest from the Adventurer's Guild Investigator near Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre.

◆ Rewards
Completing the quest will reward you with the Circus Resonator!

Upon using your Circus Resonator, you'll be gifted your very own personal voidsent!
This Ahriman is dressed to impress and showcases a fashionable witch's hat that would be the envy of any rider or passerby.

And the best part, you might ask?

Just as it can be seen in this year's All Saints' Wake illustration, you too can venture off into the night all while defying gravity in a stylish and eerie manner!

◆ Chilling Challenges and Spooky Rewards
After completing this year's seasonal quest, thrill seekers can muster up their courage and put on a brave face when challenging The Haunted Manor!

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Work alongside your party to solve exciting puzzles and perplexing riddles! Should you manage to surpass the trickery the manor has to offer, you'll be treated to delightfully decorated Pumpkin Cookies! But be forewarned, these cookies are hardly normal treats as they have a far more important use rather than to be gobbled up by greedy goblins or ravenous adventurers...

Adventurers may exchange these Pumpkin Cookies with the Alluring Peddler♪ at Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre to receive extravagant and spooky decor! Spruce up your garden with this elegant Pumpkin Carriage or accentuate your corridors with this year's All Saints' Wake poster- the choices are yours but use your cookies wisely!

◆ Mysterious Masquerades with Group Pose Guises
The mayhem doesn't cease after your first quest either! Trust me, we have much more extravagant endeavors in store for this year's All Saints' Wake~

For the members of the Continental Circus have worked hard to once again offer invitations to the All Saints' Wake masquerade held in the Haunted Manor!

To enter the Manor, be sure to seek out the Genial Guiser for your invitation!

Once inside the Manor make your way to the main ballroom in Room 108 located on the first floor. There you will find the Unsavory Imp who will help you employ a guise like no other by transforming you and your friends into unique appearances of countless acquaintances you've met along the way!

But this year is quite special~ Be sure to try out /gpose while in disguise!

Finally, I can emote, pose, and take screenshots of Aymeric to my heart's content. Please don't ever let this deceptive night end!

All Saints' Wake's return draws nigh, and we hope you'll be able to enjoy all the frightful festivities with your friends and favorite characters soon!

- Okieeomi
Community Team



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