Servers may not be coming up until tomorrow, but as of right now you can get the update data for 2.2 by logging in on the launcher! Go get it so you can be ready for tomorrow and all the great new features!
The update is roughly 1267MB for PS3 users, which means it is most likely a bit more for PC users.
Quote:Patch 2.2 contains myriad additions and refinements to the realm of Eorzea. Players seeking the thrill of combat can face off with Leviathan or brave the new twists and turns of the Binding Coil. Artisans can try their hand at demanding new recipes, and master anglers can reel in legendary denizens of the deep. From new dealings with the beast tribes to new dances sweeping the land, there is much to see and more to do in the ever-changing realm of Eorzea!
03/20/2014 7:35 AM
Glamours and Gear Preview (03/20/2014)
An adventurer's journey is a never-ending one, as they quest for greater spoils to better arm themselves against the dangers of Eorzea. Today's patch preview offers a peek at Gerolt's masterworks and the new Glamours system, allowing players to gain both the power they desire and a style to match.
A host of new gear will be available in patch 2.2, offering players the edge they need to overcome the new challenges that await them. Among that new gear are Gerolt's masterworks, a new set of gear obtainable through the exchange of Allagan tomestones of soldiery.
Gerolt the Weaponsmith
From blacksmithing to carpentry to weaving, all these arts and more were mastered by Gerolt, the renowned artisan whose name once echoed through the halls of every workshop in Eorzea.
None could match his sense for form and function, his creations earning the acclaim of disciples of war and magic across the realm. All who sought the finest tools of their chosen profession had eyes only for those fashioned by his masterful hands.
But alas, the master would lose himself to the thralls of liquor, his legend left to sink to the bottom of his drinking glass. As years passed, his extant creations grew all the more valuable for their rarity, artifacts highly sought by the wealthiest collectors in the realm. And yet in recent days, an ever-increasing number of arms seemingly forged by his hand have surfaced. Could this be a sign of Gerolt's return, or merely the work of a forger who would shamelessly exploit the master's name for his own ill gain?
Rowena, the maven of munitions at Revenant's Toll, espouses that proof of an item's authenticity can be found in Gerolt's signature─the mark of Rhalgr, breaker of worlds─and indeed, the master's fervor for the god of destruction in his early years is widely known. Those who would possess true power would do well to seek those artifacts that bear this mark.
By using Glamours, players can alter the appearance of gear to resemble other gear of similar form and function. All visible gear including main arms, shields, armor, earrings, and rings can be altered.
To unlock Glamours, players must first complete the following quest. Upon completion, the action Cast Glamour will appear under General Actions in the Actions and Traits interface.
A Self-improving Man
Mor Dhona (X:22, Y:6) - Wiscard
First, ensure that you are in possession of the gear whose appearance you wish to alter (the base item), the gear whose appearance you wish to project (the projected item), and the corresponding glamour prism. Select the base item, then choose Cast Glamour from the subcommand menu.
The glamour prism will be consumed upon use, but no gear will be lost in the process. Furthermore, gear used to cast glamours will be bound upon use of a glamour prism.
Uncasting a glamour requires the use of a glamour dispeller.
Glamours may be cast with any items that meet the following conditions:
The base and projected items are of the same type.
The equipment level of the projected item is equal to or lower than the base item.
The base item and projected item can be equipped by the same class or job.
The base item and projected item can be equipped by the same gender or race.
For gear occupying more than one gear slot, one the following conditions must be met in addition to the above:
The base item and projected item occupy the same gear slots.
All of the projected item's gear slots fall within the base item's gear slots.
Able to cast glamours
Base Item Projected Item
Casting the glamour of a hooded cowl on another hooded cowl, as both occupy a body and head slot.
Casting the glamour of a robe on a hooded cowl, as the body and head slot of the hooded cowl include the body slot of the robe.
* In this case, you will not appear to be wearing headwear.
Glamours cannot be cast
Base Item Projected Item
Casting the glamour of a hooded cowl on a robe, as the head slot of the hooded cowl is not covered by the robe.
* The equipment requirements of a glamoured item are identical to the base item.
* The appearance of the base item will be used in the event your current class cannot equip the projected item.
* Glamours may be temporarily disabled in PvP arenas and other unique areas.
Acquire new gear to overcome the dangers of Eorzea, and magick them for a stylish appearance all your own.
03/18/2014 6:00 AM
Crafting and Gathering Preview (03/18/2014)
Today's patch 2.2 preview offers a look at the new challenges awaiting Eorzea's crafters and gatherers.
New Crafting Recipes
Patch 2.2 will introduce a host of new recipes for crafters of all skill levels, including both traditional recipes and new recipes which will test even the talents of the most accomplished artisans.
Master Recipe Books
Among the new recipes introduced with patch 2.2, a special set of recipes for each class may be learned only from master recipe books. Comprehensible only to level 50 crafters, the recipes held within will demand much and more of Eorzea's veteran artisans.
New Crafting Facilities
Players will have access to crafting facilities in their estates. With eight types in total, these facilities can be used by crafters level 40 or below to increase their CP for a fixed period of time.
New Crafting Tools
After completing the quest "Just Tooling Around," players can speak with Talan in Revenant's Toll (X:22, Y:6) to receive a new main hand tool in exchange for goods crafted or materials gathered.
New Gathering Points
Miners and botanists foraging for raw materials will find new resources for the taking in the following areas:
Level 50 Quarrying
Western Thanalan - Nophica's Well
Unspoiled Mineral Deposit
Lower La Noscea/Central Thanalan/Northern Thanalan
Unspoiled Rocky Outcrop
Middle La Noscea/Western Thanalan/South Shroud
Unspoiled Mature Tree
Middle La Noscea/Upper La Noscea/North Shroud
Unspoiled Lush Vegetation Patch
Western La Noscea/Lower La Noscea/Central Shroud
Fishers of surpassing skill can try their hand at reeling in impressive denizens of the deep once thought to be mere legend, earning an array of achievements in the process. Do you have what it takes to stake your claim as one of Eorzea's master anglers?