The new FFXIV enlargement brings fairly a bit of recent content material that gamers are already excited for, together with a brand new healer, housing and non-fight modes.
The Final Fantasy 14 Announcement Showcase introduced precisely the degree of anticipated information as the staff has been hinting at for months. It most significantly introduced us the teaser trailer for Endwalker, the latest enlargement representing patch 6.0 of the MMORPG.
But, in fact, they couldn’t simply go away it at that. Normally, bulletins of this scale are made at “Fan Festivals,” that are two-day conventions for FFXIV followers. This implies that beloved director Naoki Yoshida, with lore lead and English translation lead Koji Fox, had lots to current in the stead of a typical Fan Fest keynote.
Many of the core options of Endwalker had been unveiled throughout this presentation. We’ve wrapped up a few of the most fascinating modifications and new options which are coming.
As for a launch date — all we all know is “Fall 2021.” But given this previous yr, as a smart man as soon as mentioned, “Let expanse contract, eon become instant.” In different phrases, who is aware of how lengthy that’ll truly really feel like?
New FFXIV Expansion: Endwalker, The End Of The Hydaelyn/Zodiark Storyline
Since 1.0, gamers have adopted the quiet, simmering warfare between Hydaelyn and Zodiark. And whereas the significance of such has been saved silent from time to time, Shadowbringers introduced this large story to the forefront in ways in which has implications for the FFXIV universe. We know already that Hydaelyn manifests as the Mothercrystal, and a few story closely suggests Zodiark as having some manifestation linked to the moon.
Now, it seems the FFXIV staff goes all-out to lastly give this story consideration deserving of its significance. Players invested in the lore will lastly get payoff, because it’s explicitly said that Endwalker will heart on the explosive implications of what we’ve realized about Hydaelyn and Zodiark. After the occasions of Shadowbringers, we all know that this relationship — and ours to every entity — is extra difficult than we initially knew.
Now, our journey to know features a journey to the moon! Because apparently multiplayer video games can’t escape the moon, I suppose. But we’ll even be seeing Garlemand, which… hm, spoilers. Actually, there’s simply plenty of spoilers happening, so I’m simply going to depart it in any respect this.
If you’re anxious about this wrapping up FFXIV itself, don’t fret! Yoshida and Fox go to nice lengths to guarantee us that this won’t finish FFXIV itself. In reality, they declare that instantly after the 6.0 storyline, a brand new arc can be launched. After all, they are saying the finish is commonly solely the starting—“they” right here in the normal sense, and likewise from Yoshida and Fox themselves.
New FFXIV Healer: Sage
It seems, as soon as once more, we’ll be getting two new roles with Endwalker’s launch: one healer and one melee DPS. During the Announcement Showcase, we heard about the Sage, the new healer. Sage has a fairly cool design, that includes 4 floating sword-like units. It’s fairly clearly impressed by Gundam and different fashionable weapon kinds, as joked about on the stream. Alphinaud can be the consultant NPC, as proven in the Endwalker trailer.
What we all know proper now could be that this may play in utility just like Scholar, which is a “barrier healer,” because it was described. Players will have the ability to present boundaries and heals, in addition to buffs to their very own fight and therapeutic magics.
You’ll have to purchase the enlargement as a way to entry this class; however when you’ve acquired that squared away, you may choose it up in Limsa Lominsa as soon as any of your courses hit degree 70. And if you wish to know extra for now, we talked a bit extra at MMORPG.com about what’s to come back with Sage, so test it out!
If you’ve been searching for extra informal endgame content material, evidently Endwalker gives you lots to do with its new Island Sanctuary. Seemingly set in the new island of Thavnair, you’ll be given your individual island to rejuvenate and get your arms soiled on!
Island Sanctuary was described as a presumably “fun and relaxing” expertise with a couple of new options. You’ll have the ability to take a barren island land and switch it into one thing fruitful (possibly actually?). While it looks as if it’s centered on crafting and gathering, the builders guarantee that these with out non-crafting jobs will have the ability to take benefit as properly.
We aren’t given the full particulars but on what gameplay can be launched, however we now have some hints. We’re instructed that we will elevate and promote objects to others, in addition to let our minions unfastened to hang around. Brief hypothesis right here, however possibly this may lastly be the reply to Chocobo elevating and gardening being locked behind housing. Who is aware of? Regardless, it appears as thrilling because it does relaxed!
Yep, it’s right here. It’s confirmed. It’s lastly coming. It’s Ishgardian Housing.
With the wrap-up of the Ishgardian Restoration, it seems like we’ll now have the choice to inhabit the compulsory regional adventurer housing in Ishgard. Of course, this has been wanted, given the reward for Heavensward’s excessive-fantasy theme area. It’ll be the second housing district situated outdoors of a beginning metropolis, after Shirogane, situated in and themed after the Far East area of Stormblood.
As for logistics: Once 6.0 begins, we’ll have the ability to take a look at the new areas earlier than the housing truly drops. As with Stormblood’s Shirogane launch, although, the choice to buy will include 6.1. It may have the identical variety of wards as each different housing district.
Personally, I do know a LOT of roleplayers who can be making the housing exodus to Ishgard — even non-Ishgardian ones. It’s a fairly thrilling prospect, as the metropolis in-sport retains its gates open for brand new economies. Plus, there are a ton of Ishgardian roleplayers on the market, in fact. Will you be part of the Ishgard Housing (Savage) rush?
No More Belts
They’re simply straight-up eradicating the belt slot. That’s it. That’s the information. They just about explicitly defined that this isn’t just for stats functions, however largely as a result of they don’t present up, so you may’t even glamour with them. (In distinction, rings are largely staying due to beauty wants.) It appears that is additionally a part of a plan to rescale fight stats.
Once 6.0 hits, your belt can be unequipped. You CAN get no matter belt you may have geared up again at the Calamity Salvager in case you need to promote it or one thing. (You can all the time promote it at the Doman Enclave.) But what’s the use of this being a Final Fantasy sport with out the belts? Tragic.
Then once more, some pants on this sport are just about belts and a bit of fabric on your personal items. Or, in Square Enix not-fairly-excessive-fantasy custom, some garments primarily are a ton of belts held collectively by pure stylistic audacity. Take that nevertheless you’ll.
Will you miss belts? Or will you be too busy scoping out Ishgardian housing to note?