Sunday, November 30, 2014

Facebook Page for this blog

Hi everyone!

I like to share my posts on social media platforms like Facebook - but on my private Facebook account I got too many friends who aren't interested in FFXIV at all, and I don't want to spam them!

That's why I've created this little Facebook Page called FFXIV Fans for my blog to share all new posts:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FFXIV-Fans/758835444152100
I'd appreciate it if you follow me there. :)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coming soon: Eternal Bonding (Patch 2.45)

Many couples have been waiting for this little feature: The marriage system, also called Eternal Bonding, which is coming in Patch 2.45 (9th December 2014).
Only little details are known yet, but here is some known information:
- Players will be able to set a date and time for their wedding to take place at a location called "Sanctum of the Twelve".
-Yoshi-P announced back at the E3 that there will be same sex marriages as well, so do not be worried if your beloved one plays the same gender than your character!
- Married couples will get a special ingame gift - a big white Chocobo mount for 2 players, allowing only them to ride on it.
- If you think that you did a mistake with your marriage (maybe because you drank a little too much?!) you can still split up within the first 24 hours of being married by deleting the special wedding rings in their inventory. After that, it might take you a bit longer to go this way!
- If you want to read more about Patch 2.45, you can read the official Letter from the Producer LIX here.

I hope that we will be able to obtain the special rings ingame and not with an item via the cash shop, but I don't think that Square Enix would go this far (because it would piss off plenty of people I know).

Once the feature is ingame, I'll probably release a guide for it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mr. Rogue

Yup, I'm a Rogue now! :D
Can't wait to reach level 30 with my Rogue and turn into a badass Ninja! For now I'm level 16, so I got some more grind to do here! It's pretty funny to do FATEs atm, because 90% of the player base is currently leveling a Rogue/Ninja...

I'm totally in love with the cutscenes from the Rogue Guild - specially V'kebbe made me laugh so hard after Jacke stole her supper.
 And people keep telling me that I look scary when I'm pissed!!!
I also enjoy those sneaky tasks and confront the enemies behind their backs.
Catch you guys later!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

European Data Centers are coming!

Attention, european players!

Square Enix (SE) announced that European Data Centers will be coming in the future. At the moment, I'm sure that every european player among us knows that the current EU Servers are located in Canada, so some of us have to deal with a pretty high ping and are unable to play without programs like WTFast or BattlePing.

This however, is going to change in the future. SE is currently looking for a good location in Europe for the servers. I'll let you know once there is more information known.

It's highly likely that the current EU Servers (Chaos, Zodiark, Lich, Moogle, Odin, Shiva, Cerberus, Ragnarok, Phoenix) will just get relocated and no new servers will be implented. Some people are currently afraid that Square would make them pay money to transfer to a new server, just because it's located in the EU. But to be really honest - SE can't do this, as they'd lose a lot of their reputation again, and they really can't afford that! So don't be afraid and look forward to the upcoming EU Data Centers!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flying Mounts in 3.0

At the London Fan Festival 2014 Naoki Yoshida announced that flying mounts would come to Eorzea in the Heavensward (3.0) expansion! He also showed a video with a Lalafell riding a Black Chocobo and flying around in a completely new zone.
It's officially confirmed that the Black Chocobo will be the first flying mount that people could get, but there are at least 6 new mounts in development. One mount seems to be part of a new Collectors Edition which should get released in Spring 2015.

Players will also get Personal Airships as well, but only little information is known yet.
The new Heavensward areas got developed so players will have a lot of landscape to explore with their new flying mounts.
This seems to be a really cool change to the game, offering more freedom than ever! Sadly we won't be able to fly around the old zones we already know (I'd love to explore them too).

3.0 is planned to get released in Spring 2015.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New class: Dark Knight is coming in 3.0

At the London Fan Festival we go a lot more information about a new class called Dark Knight.
Players can start being a Dark Knight a level 1 because this job doesn't require any base class like Marauder or Pugilist. It's the complete opposite of what we have seen so far in XIV and an interesting change. Will every new introduced class in the future be like this?


Okay, so a little more about the Dark Knight: It's a Tank with really awesome looking Heavy Armor and it's said that he is focusing a lot on parrying and dodging to avoid damage.

His main weapon is a huge, two-handed great sword but he is also using the power of darkness. So he is the complete opposite of our holy knight, the Paladin.

I personally love this concept and I'm curious to check this class out if 3.0 goes live. Sadly I'm not a huge fan of playing the tank role in XIV, because it usually means a lot of pressure for me. Let's see, though!

It seems there are more classes coming as well in the future. I think they will introduce a new ranged melee class (some information about a class with guns showed up, but nothing is officially confirmed yet), a new magic dps class and yes, of course a new healing class too.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm still alive!

Hey, what's up everyone?

At the moment I'm not really active in FFXIV. I've got some health issues to deal with, that's why I quit the game in late August. Anyway, I'm planning on coming back in December this year - if everything goes well that is. :3

Have you already seen the new XIV Trailer for Patch 3.0 "Heavensward"?


Looks amazing, right?!

3.0 is supposed to get released in Spring 2015.

Anyway guys, take care and see you soon!