Preparations for patch 2.2 are full steam ahead, and in today’s preview, we’ll give you a glimpse of The Lost City of Amdapor, as well as the hard mode Halatali and Brayflox’s Longstop dungeons!
New Dungeons The Lost City of Amdapor
Born in magic, the ancient city of Amdapor lived in splendor and died in agony. As the Fifth Astral Era gave way to the Sixth and the ensuing catastrophe, the agent of Amdapor’s destruction slept. Now, the seal that has held so long is softening like windfallen fruit─and what blind worms writhe behind the skin of the dead city?
Level Requirement | Disciples of War or Magic level 50
Item Level Requirement | Average item level 55 or above
Party Size | Four players
Time Limit | 90 minutes
Quest Name | One Night in Amdapor
Quest Prerequisites | Players must first complete the quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Hard Mode Dungeons Halatali (Hard)
Halatali! The very name turns some spines to water and others to steel. Lurid marks of the recent lawlessness remain still, but daily the drudges conquer halls slick with ichor and doorways festooned with things not for gentle eyes. No less deadly for its newly-restored order, the fabled training grounds yearn for new blood─perhaps to brighten the freshly-scrubbed walls of its vast chambers.
Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard)
Brayflox’s Longstop is overrun with forces of the Illuminati; the furious goblin scholars are bent on recovering a secret recipe centuries in the making and a moment in the filching. Having been pressed into service as Brayflox’s boon companion, you have no choice but to disregard the facts of her thievery and defend the Longstop from all those who would seize it from its rightful holder.
Halatali (Hard) Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard)
Level Requirement | Disciples of War or Magic level 50 | Disciples of War or Magic level 50
Item Level Requirement | Average item level 55 or above | Average item level 55 or above
Party Size | Four players | Four players
Time Limit | 90 minutes | 90 minutes
Quest Name | This Time’s for Fun | Curds and Slay
Quest Prerequisites | Players must first complete the quest “The Ultimate Weapon.” | Players must first complete the quest “The Ultimate Weapon.”
Square Enix has just released some new information and images for FFXIV’s upcoming Patch 2.2- Through the Maelstrom.
You can check out the new images and information after the break!
Main Scenario: “Through the Maelstrom”
Long dormant forces stir,
their awakening a presage of night eternal.
Political unrest pervades the three city-states as the Scions of the Seventh Dawn leave behind their home in the Waking Sands. For the betterment of Eorzea, they have re-established themselves beyond the reach of those who would sway the Scions for personal gain.
Yet despite the Scions’ best efforts, balance will not be restored to the realm so easily. Ever do the mysteries of the Echo and the Ascians elude them, while the beast tribes rally with renewed ambition, threatening to unleash the wrath of another primal upon the land.
To stave off the encroaching darkness and pull the realm back from the brink of destruction, the Warriors of Light plunge headlong into the maelstrom…
Hailing from the nation of Doma on the shores of Othard, Yugiri and her countrymen have fled their war-torn home and the oppression of Garlean rule in search of refuge.
With supplies and hopes for survival dwindling, Yurigi seeks council with Eorzea’s leaders, that they too may call this land their home.
New Primal: Leviathan
The Whorleater (Hard) and The Whorleater (Extreme)
The Sahagin, reviled beast tribe native to the Indigo Deep, have succeeded in summoning forth their voracious god, the primal Leviathan.
How will the Warriors of Light stand against the might of the sea’s most diabolical denizen?
New Side Story Quest
Case of the Thieving Duelist
When we last saw Hildibrand─agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire─he had received a letter of challenge from a mysterious marauder known to duel his victims and claim their weapons as his own. What will this battle hold for Eorzea’s favorite detective? Who is this furtive fighter, and will he be brought to justice? The answers to all these questions and more can be found by joining Hildibrand and Nashu on their next case.
In his never-ending quest for power and glory, Gilgamesh─self-styled warrior of legend and collector of fine weaponry─now roams the lands of Eorzea.
When a series of events leads to confrontation with this formidable foe, you must prove your mettle or see your blade lost to his ever-growing collection.
Due to the annoying spammers that keep showing up on the forums, I've begun the process of tightening up registration security. You may notice, for instance, that the signup questions now require some very basic knowledge about the game. I have also implemented some IP address blocks based on some anti-spam databases.
If you're a legitimate user and you find yourself unable to register due to one of these two countermeasures, please contact me in game and we'll work something out.
Quote:Regarding future of PS3 version: Do you plan to continue to support the PS3 version even after the PS4 version is released?
Y: At this moment, we've already begun work on the expansion pack, and I can tell you that at the very least the PS3 version will be supported up to that point.
Does that mean there's a possibility that PS3 users will no longer be able to continue playing beyond that expansion?
Y: It may be a possibility in the future.
How far off in the future are we talking about here?
Y: That will depend on how long people continue to play on the PS3. I've mentioned in the presentation this morning that I want to make sure that "FFXIV continues to innovate", and there's certainly the possibility that whatever innovation we seek will come with certain technical requirements. For example in EQN, which I mentioned earlier, it would not be possible to realize certain things like physic-based gameplay without meeting the hardware prerequisites. So if this becomes something that players want and we start to see people leave for rival products, then we can't just sit around twiddling our thumbs either. After all, we too need to ensure we have the necessary weapons to take on other MMORPGs in the future.
For example, if we were to have a large-scale FATE where players can ride on a flying mount and freely fly around and swoop down at a dragon that is 200 meters long, players would probably be impressed and entertained. However, it would also require us to raise the minimum requirement when it comes to hardware specs.
Our aim has always been to develop the game so that players can have the same experience no matter which hardware they play on. However, if we were to become too fixated on this and become unable to innovate, then this will cease to be a FF game. So I do not plan to say that we will support the PS3 version forever. At the same time, I'm not saying that we'll be ending support by next year or anything like that either, so don't worry.
straight up translation end here. so much work lol
It's been four years now. Four years since this RP community launched with a tiny following and turned into the behemoth that it is today. Despite the rocky launch of 1.0, there seems to be no slowing down now. Activity on the site is beyond any expectations, and RP in game can be found easily on a daily basis.
None of these accomplishments would be possible without the strong support from all of you. Together, we've made FFXIV's Rp community a thriving environment where endless stories unfold. Some linkshells have crumbled over this time, while new linkshells have formed. Old faces have disappeared, new ones have come. But the RPC is still here and as strong as ever, and always ready to welcome the old and new alike with open arms. The community itself moves forward at full speed every day.
I still recall the difficulty in starting this community up all those years ago. Getting Rpers together is truly like herding cats. The challenges that went into getting this place off the ground remain an unforgettable journey. We've evolved so much since our original gathering forum.
I remember the first ever linkshells going live with their teasers. I remember our brief attempt to convert the site to full flash. I remember when we first tried to organize under a controversial 'charter' that was later abolished after numerous political heated debates:
I remember the amazing server vote that made Balmung (previously known as Besaid) our first home. I remember the RPCV podcast we used to have. I remember the numerous evolutions in which the forums went through to get to the sleek layout it became today. I remember the first fashion show...the first storytelling event...the first gala...the first auction...and so many more amazing events. I remember the tons of talented artwork that's been posted over the years, and the amazing community oriented art projects. I remember the gathering of tons of screenshots for the 2 year anniversary video:
I remember all of this and so much more, including our transition into A Realm Reborn and the addition of Gilgamesh as a designated RP server.
There is no shortage of history here. Some of it was filled with laughs. Some with drama. But it's all made the community so much stronger and capable of surviving anything. Four years is a pretty massive landmark, and it's one we just hit together. Thanks to everyone for their role in helping to build what we see today.
This is my last official day as RPC admin. In approximately 24 hours from this post, I will be completely removed from all administrative aspects of this site. Thank you all for your continued support up until now, and I hope that support continues for FreelanceWizard. This has been an amazing four year journey that I wouldn't take back for anything. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch this community grow from the very beginning infant stage into the mature adult that it is now. I wish this community nothing but success and happiness in the years to come.