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Recap of 39th Letter from the Producer LIVE! (Part Two)

September 29th, 2017 by Kazuma

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This Friday, September 29th, was the 39th Letter from the Producer LIVE for Final Fantasy XIV; with Naoki Yoshida and Foxclon to deliver the second batch of information regarding patch 4.1 and everything it will have to offer players.

This stream was officially translated via the official forums

Let’s get to the recap:

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Patch 4.1, The Legend Returns, will launch on October 10th.

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Adventurer Squadron Dungeon Exploration

  • Dungeon Exploration will be available once the squadron reaches rank 2.
  • The party composition will be a tank, a healer, and two DPS.
    Players will be able to enter the dungeons with a light party comprised of the player and three squadron members.
  • In Patch 4.1 there will be a total of five dungeons available.

Mission Instructions

  • Players will be able to assign the type of AI.
  • By gaining experience they will receive a buff.
  • At the beginning, you will be restricted to the “Free” style.

Squadron Glamour

  • Players will be able to change the squadron member outfits.

Job Adjustments

  • Various job adjustments will be made in Patch 4.1. For the full details, please refer to the patch notes once they’re available.

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The Minstrel’s Ballad: Shinryu’s Domain
(During the show, there was a brief look at the battle and battlefield.)

  • When compared to Susano and Lakshmi extreme, the difficulty is much harder.
  • We aimed for a difficulty in between Omega: Deltascape (Savage) v2.0 and v3.0.
  • There’s a different DPS check, and a new healing check.
  • Would appreciate if you could please enjoy the overall battle itself as well.
  • Players will receive a weapon as a reward. For players struggling with the giant in Omega: Deltascape (Savage) v3.0, we would like you to try and obtain the weapon from this battle first.

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Perform

  • The bard-specific action Peform will be implemented in Patch 4.15
  • The musical notes played go through the server before reaching other players, therefore even if you’re performing it correctly, depending on the other player’s connection there may be instances where lag occurs.
  • In order to improve this, we will add a process where it will send a specific amount of packets at once to alleviate the lag. For this reason, the implementation will be pushed back from what we originally planned.
  • We would like to add more features to the group pose feature as well. For example, we’re thinking of adding more animations and types of musical instruments, and a mode where you can perform with everyone in the party. Please note, you cannot use this with a macro. Instead of everyone being able to perform the same thing, we want everyone to practice and perform their best!

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HUD Update
A major update will be made to the buff and debuff information.
Until now the setting for buffs and debuffs were inside the Character Configuration > User Interface settings; however, we will be moving this to the HUD layout.  Under the HUD layout there will be an individual HUD settings on the right side of the buff/debuff status HUD.

Players will be able to:

  • Prioritize displaying the buffs added by you.
  • Display buffs added by others.
  • Adjust the size of the display.
  • Adjust settings so that the window won’t be focused when using a gamepad.
  • Choose how buffs are displayed.

With these settings, players are able to customize the buff information as they wish.

Target Information

  • By checking off an option to separate the details of the target information under the individual HUD settings, players will be able to separate the displayed information. You can separate the enemies HP, cast, and buffs and debuffs.

Job Gauge

  • Players will now be select a simplified version of the job gauge.
    Bards and machinists requested to display the time for Straight Shot and such, so we have added these into the job gauge.

Lost Canals of Uznair

  • Players will be able to discover new maps leading to deeper, submerged chambers in the canals. Players will need to go underwater to explore, and the portal is guaranteed to open. There are three doors, and they will feature various monsters with mechanics as well. When opening the chest, there is a chance to double up, with a maximum of five steps. Enemies are quite strong, so we recommend challenging it with 8 players.

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Relocation Service
(Gameplay was shown of the relocation feature, Shirogane, and the other three city-state housing areas.)

Steps for Relocating

  1. Access the sign board for the plot you would like to relocate to.
  2. Even if you already own a plot, select the option to purchase the plot.
  3. Select the option to relocate.
  4. The cost for relocation, which is the destination plot price minus 30% of the old plot price, will be displayed.
  5. Once you make the purchase, the relocation is complete.

Misc.

  • Chocobo stables and miniature aetherytes cannot be moved to the storage, so it will be moved to the new outdoor area automatically.
  • A new storeroom option will be added to the furnishing list. Players will be able to place indoor/outdoor furnishing directly from the storeroom.
  • Large estates will be able to store up to 400 furnishings.
  • We’re gradually making it so furnishings are no longer destroyed upon removal. We would like for players to move furnishings, such as the seasonal furnishings, into the storeroom.
  • We added quite a lot of Asian-themed furnishings.
  • Storerooms will be available for all housing types, including personal chambers and apartments.

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Rival Wings

Scheduled for release in Patch 4.15. Frontlines featured battles between three teams; however, this time players will be separated into two teams. The objective is not to defeat as many opponents as possible, but to destroy the opposing team’s core.

Machina

  • Players will be able to ride powerful machina by collecting certain items to recharge them. There is an energy gauge for each light party and players will use this to ride the machina. The main machina are based on the bosses which appeared in Alexander. When you ride these machina, their corresponding music will play. There is a limit to the number of machina that can be called forth per team.

Cruise Chaser
Curse Chasers are effective against enemy combatants, including machina. However, their defense is low, so players will need to watch out to make sure they don’t get attacked.

Oppressor
Oppressors uses missiles to destroy towers and cores. It has very strong offensive powers; however, it will do little damage against enemy combatants, so these are mainly for destroying towers and cores. The movement speed is somewhat slower.

Brute Justice
Brute Justice can be called forth when two of your own team’s towers are destroyed. These are very powerful.

Mammets
Players cannot ride mammets, they are NPCs which move on their own. They will attack the opposing team’s towers, so it may be good to defend them while fighting.

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The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate)

  • The new weapon’s item level and sub attributes will be the same as the Genji weapons and contain three materia slots.
  • You will need to be item level 340 and have completed Omega: Deltascape (Savage) v4.0 to challenge the battle.
  • Upon completion, all players will receive a token which can be exchanged for a weapon of their choice. These are individual loot and can be obtained once a week. This doesn’t mean that the number of chest will decrease even if you go again after completing to help others.
  • We would like to receive feedback on the fight, including feedback on the difficulty.
  • The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate) is tentatively scheduled to be implemented in Patch 4.11. We’re aiming to launch it two weeks after the release of Patch 4.1.

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Return to Ivalice
(Gameplay was shown of the alliance raid dungeon during the broadcast.)

We’re developing this with guest creators Yasumi Matsuno for the scenario and Keita Amemiya for boss designs.

We would like players to try it out themselves and enjoy the experience, so we won’t be going into any details. There are various new mechanics, so please look forward to them! We put in a lot of effort into details like the color of the sky and feel of the dungeon, so please enjoy the fine details.

Other Updates

Materia Retrieval

  • Players will be able to retrieve materia attached to their equipment one by one. Any player that has unlocked Spiritbonding can do this. Materia removed from the equipment will be placed in the player’s inventory.

Desynthesis

  • The skill level required to desynth an item will now be displayed.

Beast Tribe Quests: Kojin

  • The new beast tribe quests will unlock at level 63 when players are able to use underwater actions. The level adjustment system is in place as well, so please utilize these quests to level battle-related classes. There are mounts and outfits to look like the beast tribe.

Sidestory Quests: Hildibrand

  • This is a introduction episode, so please think of this as a preview.

Custom Deliveries

  • The weekly reset for custom deliveries will be changed from Thursday to Tuesday.

You can watch the 4.1 patch trailer below.

You can find our recap of the first part of the Letter from the Producer LIVE here.

For those interested in watching a video of the stream you can find a link below.

 

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