"A trailer awoken"
Bayohne on the Developers’ Blog:
Greetings, everyone! An extremely excited Bayohne here!
Why am I so excited? Because today marks the release of the A Realm Awoken website and trailer! The massive trailer clocks in at over 10 minutes and features a ton of things to marvel at! I have a hard time picking just one of my favorite scenes in the trailer… Be sure to visit the website for a few more tidbits about content making its debut in the upcoming patch!
As you may, or may not have, seen during the recent Letter from the Producer LIVE, we revealed that patch 2.1 has an official title and logo! Feast your eyes on the official “A Realm Awoken” logo!
Doesn’t get much cooler than that, right?
Hold onto your chocobo saddle, because December 17th and the release of patch 2.1 are drawing ever near! In the meantime, I’ll be banging on the doors of the Crystal Tower!
Letter from the Producer, LII
Hello again, all of you FFXIVers out there! Yoshi-P here, bringing you my fifty-second Letter from the Producer.
I know we’ve kept you all waiting, but our first major update, Patch 2.1 — A Realm Awoken, will go live in just two more weeks. The need for server and system improvements shortly after release delayed our original schedule, but the dev team is hard at work on final debug checks in preparation for the December 17 release.
I’ve finished all my own checks, but we still have to make final difficulty adjustments for the three extreme primal battles, Good King Moggle Mog XII, the new Ultima Weapon battle, the Crystal Tower, and the Wolves’ Den. There are also a few balance adjustments left to be made, and the battle team is almost done ironing out the last few details.
"The winner is…"
Bayohne on the Developers’ Blog:
Greetings, everyone! Bayohne here, with some news about a special accolade that FFXIV received!
We’re pleased to say that FFXIV: A Realm Reborn received the “Special Prize” award at yesterday’s PlayStation Awards 2013! This brand-new award was created this year to honor and recognize outstanding titles based on a combination of their buzz-worthiness, influence, performance, and newness.
Patch 2.1: Crystal Tower preview
Today’s patch 2.1 preview will feature the long-awaited Crystal Tower from FINAL FANTASY III! Enter with up to 24 players and do battle with the dark forces that have awoken within.
Ancient scriptures speak of a resplendent tower forged of crystal. Reaching to the heavens, this massive monolith is said to have been erected by the Allagans at the height of their prosperity. Long thought to be a legend from centuries past, the fabled Crystal Tower has been freed from Hydaelyn’s embrace, unearthed in the wake of the Calamity.
The Allagans’ surpassing command of magic and technology fostered a civilization unlike any to precede or follow. What then, could be the purpose of this crystalline construct, and what forgotten relics now stir within its walls?
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part X Q&A summary
Click here to read all the Q&As!
Letter from the Producer LIVE part XI: details
The date has been set for the eleventh installment of Letter from the Producer LIVE! During the livestream, Producer & Director Yoshi-P will be answering questions from fans across the globe. The broadcast will feature the second half of our patch 2.1 exclusive, so don’t miss this latest scoop on A Realm Reborn’s first major update!
Date & Time
- December 14, 2013 from 12:00 (GMT)
- December 14, 2013 from 4:00 a.m. (PST)
- Feast your eyes and ears on the second half of the patch 2.1 exclusive!
- The eleventh letter LIVE will also include never-before-seen PlayStation 4 gameplay footage, as well as remote play using PlayStation Vita!
- Miscellaneous Announcements
Contest: “XIII Days – Your FATE is Sealed” (NA)
The enigmatic knight Lightning has appeared in Eorzea and adventurers are joining in her battles against otherworldly foes throughout the realm. In an effort to rally support for her cause, we call on adventurers to find the mysterious warrioress, join her in battle, and take their best screenshot to commemorate their struggle.
The top thirteen screenshots will be selected by the Community Team, and members of the official forum will be able to vote and select five prize winners. The five winners will receive a FINAL FANTASY XIV / Lightning Returns: FFXIII special carrying bag signed by Naoki Yoshida, Toshio “Foxclon” Murouchi, and Michael-Christopher “Fernehalwes” Koji Fox!
Contest Entry Period: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to Monday, December 9, 2013 7:00 p.m. (PST)
Finalist Voting Period: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013 7:00 p.m. (PST)
Click here to learn more and submit your entry. Good luck!
Patch 2.1: dungeon preview
Development of patch 2.1 is well underway, and today we’d like to give you a glimpse of the new dungeon Pharos Sirius, as well as the hard mode incarnations Copperbell Mines and Haukke Manor!
Click here to peruse all the details.
As we work toward the release of patch 2.1, we’d like to give you a peek at what you can expect in the first major update for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Today, we’ll focus on housing.
Players will be able to purchase a house together with members of their free company. The house may then be used for a number of in-game activities.
* While there are plans to allow for individual housing in the future, only free company housing is scheduled for patch 2.1.
Click here to peruse all the details!