With another Live Letter from the producer down, as well as a new patch trailer, it’s time again to delve into what’s coming up next for my personal favorite MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV. There are a number of new additions as expected, with the trailer giving glimpses into the newest patch and its additions as well. So without further delay, let’s see how the game will find itself changing with the upcoming patch.
First things first, take a look at this brilliantly colorful trailer full of beautiful chaos below!
There’s a lot to dissect within that trailer. As usual the team has done an amazing job at making sure there aren’t too many spoilers for the story within it so make sure you watch and catch all the little details. Let’s break it down and see how much we can dissect for the next chapter in FFXIV.
- First we get a glimpse of some footage from the newest battle, the CONTAINMENT BAY S1T7 fight. The fight features the ferocious Sephirot who transforms during his second stage into something huge!
- NEW PVP OPTIONS, with the new content being called The Feast. This time it’s finally an all out brawl where player vs player really means just that. There’s no more fighting to control an area, but you’ve got to take down the teammate opposite yourself, it’s a more classic PvP option. Get ready for both 4 vs 4 and 8 vs 8 matches. You’ll need to have both melee and ranged DPS in your parties composition. The 8 vs 8 version will be helpful for those who just want to have fun since there will be no ranking implemented. The Feast will be completed by killing opponents and collecting medals from the fallen.
- Hall of the Novice is a new system allowing players to learn the ropes of each class, getting practice in Tanking, DPS and Healing. It’s designed for anyone who has wanted to try a class but hasn’t been able to or hasn’t been confident enough to try. Here’s your one on one lesson on how to be a proper player in a new class, or maybe even a way to get better in your own.
- Stone, Sky, Sea is a new way for players to challenge dummies and check their DPS output. You can set the dummy to the most difficult challenges within the game and see just how you stack up on the DPS charts for your own output. Check your DPS before jumping into the fight, and there’s even one for healers since sometimes we like to DPS as well. Once you complete the normal mode, you’ll unlock the more challenging mode. Sone, sky, Sea will also include patch 3.2 content, so you’ll complete Alexander Midas (normal) and get access to the savage Stone, Sky, Sea challenge.
- New Gnath Beast Tribe quests will be available
- Two new dungeons have been revealed, including The Antitower and The Lost City of Amdapor (Hard). These dungeons are very fantasy based, and The Antitower specifically has found players encountering an upside down tower, as well as the return of a very creepy Final Fantasy enemy, Calcabrina. They’re plastic, cheerful smiling faces hide the evil within. They’ll kill you and snatch your heads off. Both dungeons promise to be gorgeous additions to the game.
- New Hildibrand Quests
- New Recipes and Craft-able Gear
- New Hairstyles, that look to be from Final Fantasy Type 0
- Alexander (MIDAS)
- And a continuation of the Main Scenario Quests.
And that my friends, is The Gears of Change. Patch 3.2 looks like it’s going to bring a number of changes to the game, and I for one can’t wait to play it. What are you looking forward to most in the next patch?