Letter from the Producer XLV has just ended and we’ve summarized some of the important details here for you! Patch Patch 4.36 featuring a new section of Eureka, Pagos, is set to arrive on August 7. Simultaneously, the Monster Hunter x FFXIV crossover event will start on the same day too. In this article, we will highlight some game-changing details from Letter from the Producer XLV. If you’re only interested in the Monster Hunter World event, check out the details over here instead.
Pagos Expedition is due for a makeover! The new map will feature snowy terrains plus a new look for your weapons.
Black mages get a sneak peek of their new relic weapon, this is not even in its final form. Bless the fact that Yoshida is a BLM main. The rest of the weapons wasn’t shown but Yoshida mentioned that PLD’s relic looks a little plain without the glow.
FFXIV Companion app
The app is in its final phases of development. You can expect the app to hit the Google Play Store and App Store any day now. The app will let you chat with your friends on your phone. This works with LS, FC chat and even /tell. Though, don’t we already have Discord for that? Just look at the amount of FFXIV servers there are out there. The chat function might seem a little pointless but rest assure, the other functions are pretty good.
With the FFXIV Companion app, players will be able to access their inventory and retainer’s inventory while on the go. The app is free, however, it has paid features. For example, there’s a premium service you can subscribe to that will grant you an extra retainer. Besides that, the app uses Kupo Nuts as currency. Logging in daily will net you one single Nut. Kupo Nuts can be used to purchase items off the market board.
The FEAST regional championship 2018:
The championships will be held at all three Fan Festival 2018. That includes NA, EU, and JP. The PvP team preliminaries are currently underway and the semis will decide the champions in each data center. If you’re good enough, you’ll be invited to the regional finals in Fan Festival. Best part? Square Enix will cover your travel, lodging and Fan Festival ticket.
Patch 4.4 (Mid September)
From this point onwards we’ll be listing down everything you can expect in Patch 4.4, Prelude in Violet. The patch is set to drop somewhere in the middle of September. As always with new patches, new MSQ quests will be unlocked. Here are the rest of the stuff:
New side story quests:
- The Four Lords
- Doman Reconstruction
Two new dungeons:
- The Burn (Tentative) – this one is definitely tied to the main story quest.
- Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (Hard)
The new trial is going to be the second boss of the Four Lords – Suzaku.
Alphascape Savage – Yes, for some reasons it’s not called Omegascape. Because according to Yoshida, it’s sound “ultra-weird”
Also, for this raid tier, Role Action slots will increase up to 10.
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You can now include “Timed Attacks” in quick chat so you can group up with your teammates and burst targets.
A third installment of Pagos:
The new region will be added to the map. No, it does not have snow.
In this form of your relic weapons will have the “Logos System.” This system will defer depending on your role. For example, as a DPS, your weapons can have actions that allow you to build threat and be a tank. This carries forward to the 4th series of the relic weapons.
Lost Canals of Uznair:
New dungeons will be added. What they mean by this is that the dungeons you enter will be randomized with each door you pass through in the chamber.
Gathering and Crafting
- New recipes
- New fishing holes in the Doman enclave.
- Zhloe Aliapo Rewards adjustment. (Probably to help her stay relevant with Kurenai in the picture.)
Grand Company Updates:
- New rank – Captain rank
- New command missions for your squadrons. You will need to do this to unlock captain rank.
Mannequin Indoor furnishings to be added. Gear equipped to mannequins can be linked to the market board and put up for sale as a bundle.
You can now set your house to “Roleplaying” mode. Yes. It has finally happened.
Gold Saucer Updates:
New GATE added. They’ve turned the landmarks into jump puzzles.
Eternal Bond Updates:
- New Ceremony choices.
- Anniversary Ceremony where you can reenact the ceremony you had during the Eternal Bonding. Sort of a renewing of vows.
- Minion actions
- Player walking/running motions added.
- Weather setting added.
- New screen effects
- New Allagan Tomestone
- Crystal Tower requirements revised
- Duty recorder update
- The Unending Journey Features Expanded
- Configuration Data now saved to the server (No more copying and pasting your configuration file from your PC to your laptop)
What happened to the NA Fanfest Tickets
Foxflon explained what happened to the NA Fanfest tickets.