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Patch 4.1 coming on Oct 10th! Just a few days until the housing rush!

5. October 2017 - written by shaijis at 06:47 • 0 Comments


Preliminary Patch Notes @ Lodestone

News from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXIX

Under the cut



News from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXVIII

2. September 2017 - written by shaijis at 14:36 • 0 Comments


Patch 4.1, The Legend Returns, is scheduled to release in early October!

The patch titles will offer hints into what is going to happen to Doma and Ala Mhigo in the 4.x series.

Handy table of confirmed information collected by u/tormenteddragon on Reddit, check it out!

  • New main scenario quests
  • New sidequests: Hildibrand
  • New beast tribe: The Kojin
  • One new dungeon: The Drowned City of Skalla
  • New trial: Shinryu - The Royal Menagerie (Extreme), difficulty will be on the V2S-V3S level (think Thordan EX)
  • Super Savage stuff for hc players: Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate), rewards a weapon of the same ilvl as from V4S, only different looking (no weekly lockout for farming weapons)
  • New Alliance raid: Return to Ivalice: Rabanastre ("In the world of FFXIV, the Final Fantasy Tactics story is a well-known fairy tale known by anyone from Garlemald. Keeping the FFT story as a base, it also has an essence of FFXII. Return to Ivalice has been designed in such a way that those who do not know either of these can also enjoy it as well. Players will enter Rabanastre as the first part of their journey." The patch art features Ramza and Delita)
  • Housing updates: Shirogane plots open for sale!! + moving feature (more on that in the next live letter hopefully), swimming in ALL residential areas, changes to Goblet and Lavender Beds
  • Alliance raids roulette
  • Squadron update: dungeon exploration! also level cap increase and glamours
  • Lost Canals of Uznair update: can now drop a map that'll let us proceed deeper into the canals once we are kicked out of the first instance (includes new rooms, new mechanics)
  • New custom delivery client for gatherers/crafters (think Zhloe), reset moved to Tuesdays
  • Bards get 'Perform': individual notes as actions, so bards can play real songs!
  • Beast tribe currencies and the venture scrips will be moved to the currently list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cross-world updates: friendlist, /tells, able to form alliances, pvp custom matches
  • New PVP mode in 4.15: The Rivals (alliance VS alliance, we'll be riding different kinds of machina including Cruise Chaser)

Stormblood stuff from the media tour!! New actions, areas, dungeons previews!

31. May 2017 - written by shaijis at 20:32 • 0 Comments

Hands-On With Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

SPOILER ALERT, obviously! >>

Stormblood benchmark available!! & Live Letter XXXV

28. April 2017 - written by shaijis at 20:19 • 1 Comment


>> Download the benchmark from Lodestone! <<

Benchmark trailer:

The Live Letter XXXV 

We're gonna get some amazing quality of life improvements, including Sprint no longer costing TP and faster mounts!

Patch 3.5 Checklist & What To Do

18. January 2017 - written by shaijis at 20:47 • 0 Comments

Source | Patch Breakdown Google Docs

Main Story Quests

"Tidings from Gyr Abania" > The Rising Stones 6,6 > Tataru
Main scenario quest "An Ending to Mark a New Beginning" must be completed

Beast Tribe Quests (Moonlift Dance)

"When Good Dragons Go Bad" > Idyllshire 6,7 > Drydox
Main scenario quest "Heavensward" and the quests "The Nest of Honor," "A Symbiotic Friendship," and "The Zenith of Craftsmanship" must be completed


"The Last Pillar to Fall" > The Rising Stones 6,5 > Unukalhai
Quest "Balance unto All" must be completed

Zurvan Extreme

"A Demonic Duplicate" > The Rising Stones 6,5 > Unukalhai
Quest "The Last Pillar to Fall" must be completed

Sohm Al (Hard)

"The Fires of Sohm Al" > Idyllshire 4,8 > Gossamer Moogle
Main scenario quest "Heavensward" must be completed

Dun Scaith

"Where Shadows Reign" > The Sea of Clouds 6,5 > Stacia
Quest "Freedom for Our Skies" must be completed


Side Quests (eyeglasses emote)

"An Egi by Any Other Name" > Limsa Lominsa 4,11 > Thubyrgeim
Quest "Primal Burdens" must be completed

"Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts" > Idyllshire 7,6 > Walking Atlas
Main scenario quest "Heavensward" must be completed and you must have obtained every Lanner mount


"The Proud and the Pointy-eyed" > Ishgard 9,11 > Cyr
Quest "Don't Trust Anyone over Sixty" must be completed


"The Student Body's Revenge" > Ishgard 8,7 > Briardien
Quest "Finding Ulaa" must be completed

Anima Weapon

"Born Again Anima" > Azys Lla 7,11 > Ardashir
Quest "Future Proof" must be completed


  • Hold Crtl while viewing the map
  • Test "Equip previous Set" and "Equip Following Set"
  • Try the search feature in the Journal window
  • Check out Duty Finder settings
  • Check out new Novice Network features
  • Check out the Raid Finder window
  • Check out the Log Filters
  • Check out EXTRAS in the Actions & Traits window
  • Check out Quick Chat in the Actions & Traits window
  • Talk to Grand Company's quatermaster
  • Check out Squadron windows
  • Check out "Paintings" section within Market Board
  • Experiment with Egi glamours
  • Set Keybind "Target Own Companion"
  • Check out the Party Finder window
  • Check out the Contact List window
  • Check out the Fitting Room window
  • Character Configuration > UI Settings > Display help text when using cross-type main commands
  • Character Configuration > UI Settings > Display Pop-up Text
  • Character Configuration > UI Settings > Pop-up Text size
  • Character Configuration > UI Settings > Display registered duties in Timers
  • Character Configuration > UI Settings > Display duty registration details in Timers
  • Character Configuration > Hotbar settings
  • Character Configuration > Log Window Settings > Display World name in chat log when is another server
  • System Configuration > Other Settings > Group Pose/Idling Camera Settings
  • System Configuration > Gamepad Settings > Enable window zoom via R3

Other things to do

  • Check out Battlehall
  • Check out NPC Material Supplier & Housing Merchant in a housing area
  • Check out Idyllshire
  • Check out Bertana in Idyllshire 5,5
  • Check out NPC Joyous Painter and preview paintings in Idyllshire 4,6
  • Keep Company Workshop up to date
  • Obtain Garo event items
  • Use a database to overview new items
  • Obtain new orchestrion rolls
  • Obtain new Triple Triad cards
  • Fish new big fishes
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