Further info on mounts!
I have with me a brand new mount screenshots!
chitty chitty bang bang!
They shine even in the night!
On back of Mount Bombo, the Lalafelles stand like so:
While the male Mi'qotes stand like so:
Both have class, don't you think?
You're wondering how to get your own, no? Try to spot the hidden clue at the back of the mount... ↓
Don't miss the 2.2 update!
At the following time, in order to implement patch 2.2 as well as adjustments to the instance system, we will be performing maintenance on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be unavailable.
This maintenance will introduce a new structure to the instance system that automatically adjusts the number of available instances according to the level of congestion. Until now, depending on the time of day, the number of players would become concentrated in certain content, maxing out the number of available instances, resulting in extended waiting times for players despite having a full party. With the implementation of this new system, more players than ever before will be able to participate simultaneously in the same content.
Because the implementation of this new structure will require a modification to the very core of the instance system, much time will be needed for checks and verifications before going live, which is the reason for the extended length of this maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.
* The World transfer service will be suspended 24 hours before maintenance begins, and will be unavailable until maintenance has ended.
[Date & Time]
From Mar. 26, 2014 1:00 a.m. to March 27, 2014 2:00 a.m. (PDT) *Completion time may be subject to change.
- FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
This is FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida.
Thank you so much for your feedback regarding the Mirror of the Whorl. Deciding on appropriate measures to address this issue and finalize the processes required to do so took longer than expected, so I would like to apologize for the late announcement.
In particular, I would like to address the issue faced by paladins and white mages, who require two Mirrors of the Whorl to upgrade both a weapon and shield, while other jobs require only one.
A new system allowing players to exchange one item for two rewards was scheduled to be implemented, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was not ready in time for patch 2.2. As a result, paladins and white mages were left without means to exchange a mirror for both their weapons and shields as a set. I realize this has greatly inconvenienced you all, and I sincerely apologize for the current implementation.
Many players are also concerned with low drop rates, but I would like to assure you that the drop tables for weapons and shields are separate and balanced to prevent inequality between paladins, white mages, and other jobs. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Mirrors of the Whorl, as the new exchange system was not ready in time for patch 2.2.
When taking into account the various trials and duties introduced with each update, we generally offer alternatives to obtain weapons and shields of the same item level while making adjustments to overall character enhancement. This is especially true for paladins. However, only one one-handed weapon for white mages was added in Patch 2.2, leaving those who would prefer to use a one-handed weapon and shield at a disadvantage.
A similar situation arose with the black mage weapon obtainable in the Binding Coil of Bahamut - Turn 5, and we addressed this in Patch 2.1 by adding a shield that could be obtained as a reward for clearing the three extreme primal battles. However, this still resulted in a disadvantageous situation due to the item level of this shield.
The new exchange system allowing players to exchange one item for two rewards is scheduled for implementation before patch 2.3. Moving forward, we will make every effort to ensure equality in rewards received by all jobs.
Additionally, in response to feedback regarding the difficulty of obtaining a Mirror of the Whorl due to its low drop rate and the need to also win a lot, the following adjustments will be made with Patch 2.25, which is scheduled to be released at the end of April.
While the rate at which shields appear will be higher, let me reiterate that the drop tables for weapons and shields are separate, and these changes will have no effect on the drop rate for weapons.
- The Tidal Wave Shield will be added as a possible shield reward for The Whorleater (Extreme).
- The Tidal Wave Buckler will be added as a possible shield reward for The Whorleater (Extreme).
- Players that have used a Mirror of the Whorl to upgrade a Wave Shield or Wave Buckler before Patch 2.25 will receive an additional Mirror of the Whorl.
Furthermore, for those who have already upgraded their Wave Shields and Wave Bucklers, the development and operations teams will analyze player data to determine who has already enhanced these shields, and we will be sending these players a Mirror of the Whorl via mog letter after the release of Patch 2.25.
This analysis will take place during the maintenance period for Patch 2.25, and we plan to send Mirrors of the Whorl to players a few days after the patch is released.
I apologize again for the inconvenience, and ask for your patience as we work to address this matter.
http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/commen...g_coming_this/It's a huge wall of text so I'm summarising and paraphrasing it.
changes will be introduced in 2 steps, one this coming friday, one next week.
Anyone that hits accept gets immediately teleported into the arena even without a full team.
Party leaders, if you do not have a full team, please use the re-fill option.
Party members will auto re-fill in the 2nd update next week.
Everyone else, please use join in progress to help queues move along.
If someone wants to post an actual translation, but for now I'm pretty hyped about this.
Currently, we have found that wait times in the Duty Finder matchmaking process for Frontline campaigns are being affected by delays due to players abandoning the queue.
We are therefore planning to implement the following measures in order to address this issue.
[Measure 1] In this measure, all players who choose “Commence” will be sent to the Frontline once matchmaking is complete, regardless of whether some have chosen “Abandon” at the last second or selected no option at all. This measure is scheduled to be introduced this week on July 11, 2014.
This may result in some teams starting the duty with an insufficient number of players. If this should happen, we ask that party leaders use the “Add Member” option to fill out their party’s numbers. Additionally, when registering for a Frontline campaign we recommend checking “Join Party in Progress,” which will make the matchmaking process smoother, and ask players to consider choosing this option whenever possible.
[Measure 2] To address parties starting the duty with insufficient numbers, we are planning the addition of a feature which automatically adds members if required once duty has commenced. This countermeasure is planned for Frontline campaigns only and is scheduled for implementation sometime next week.
We will provide further details concerning both measures once they have been fully implemented, and ask for your patience until updated information can be provided.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.