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All Saints' Wake Begins January 20!Jan 17, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/8a60ccd857681f15184df066b4acc5909e8390ec.png All Saints' Wake has begun in Eorzea! To celebrate the festivities, the city-states and residential districts will be decorated for the occasion and the Continental Circus will be making their appearance once more! Event Duration From Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) / 8:00 (GMT) to Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 6:59 a.m. (PST) / 14:59 (GMT) How to Participate Begin the quest "All Clowns' Wake" by speaking to the Adventurers' Guild Investigator in Old Gridania (X:10.4 Y:8.4). *Players must be level 15 and above to start the quest. *Players must first complete the quest "It's Probably Pirates." Rewards {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/d8f43bafb9ac5a86b6ac133e5f954b0e3588cb90.png Visit the special site for more details.You'll be able to buy FFXIV again later this monthJan 15, 2022 - PCGamesNA month after Final Fantasy XIV was pulled from sale thanks to the Endwalker expansion being just too darn popular, the team is finally planning to put one of the best MMOs on PC back on sale on digital storefronts - in less than two weeks, in fact. Back in December the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion finally launched to much acclaim, including from ourselves, with many new and returning players flooding in to the venerable MMO to experience it - so many, in fact, that it caused a lot of server authentication errors and increased queue times to a ridiculous degree. Things got so bad that Square Enix was forced to suspend sales of Final Fantasy XIV altogether - undoubtedly costing the publisher a lot of new customers in the process. Well, finally producer and director Naoki Yoshida has given a date for the MMO's return to storefronts: January 25, 2022, at 12 AM PST / 3 AM EST / 8 AM GMT / 5 PM JST. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV All Saints' Wake release time - Halloween event finally starts this week FFXIV is getting more NA and EU servers this year Looks like FFXIV is getting major job changes in patch 6.08 FFXIV All Saints' Wake release time - Halloween event finally starts this weekJan 15, 2022 - PCGamesNAfter a long delay thanks to the highly-anticipated release of the Endwalker expansion, Final Fantasy XIV's Halloween event is finally ready to kick off - in January, the new spooky month. We've got the full FFXIV All Saints' Wake release time and date below, and you won't have to wait much longer to get that clown costume. Final Fantasy XIV's ridiculously-long delayed Halloween event, All Saints' Wake 2022 (2021?), will finally release this Thursday, January 20, at 12 AM PST / 3 AM EST / 8 AM GMT and will last until February 2 at 6:59 AM PST / 9:59 AM EST / 2:59 PM GMT - so you'll have just under two weeks to collect all the rewards. Given that All Saints' Wake is the Final Fantasy MMO's annual Halloween affair it was expected that the event would, of course, take place in October - however, the big delay to the Endwalker expansion meant a lot of planned events got pushed back too. The Christmas/New Year celebration got away with it, but Halloween was pushed all the way to January. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: You'll be able to buy FFXIV again later this month FFXIV is getting more NA and EU servers this year Looks like FFXIV is getting major job changes in patch 6.08 Square Enix will start selling Final Fantasy XIV again this monthJan 14, 2022 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunPopularity, I have learned from American teen television shows, isn't all it's cracked up to be. While Square Enix haven't been bombed by the local mafioso, joined a murderous D&D cult, or discovered their dad is a serial killer and they too have the serial killer genes (thanks, Riverdale!), they did find such overwhelming success with Final Fantasy XIV that they temporarily stopped selling the MMORPG. They couldn't expand servers quickly enough to meet demand, see, leading to login queues and frustration. But now things are settling enough to to start selling it again, and they have big plans to expand servers. Read more Regarding the Expansion of FFXIV's OperationsJan 14, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/cb8bdf30f9c828dee367ea689e876c2f4d6cba2e.jpg Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida has made an announcement regarding the plan to expand FINAL FANTASY XIV's operations. The message contains information regarding: Opening of Oceanian Data Center Recommencement of the Home World Transfer Service Launching of Data Center Travel System Expansion of Japanese Data Centers Expansion of North American Data Centers Expansion of European Data Centers Resumption of Digital Sales to New Players Read the full announcement on the Lodestone. FFXIV is getting more NA and EU servers this yearJan 14, 2022 - PCGamesNFinal Fantasy XIV is getting more servers to ease those congestion issues you've likely heard about, though you may have to wait a wee while before they're fully implemented. Director Naoki Yoshida explains in a new blog post that Square Enix will add one new North American logical data centre in August 2022, which will introduce four more worlds. In the summer of 2023, the team will add another four worlds to that same data centre. While Yoshida had hoped to add all eight worlds at once, a shortage in the right parts necessitates that this be a two-phase plan. There are similar plans to add more worlds for European players to inhabit, too. Four new worlds will be added to FFXIV in July 2022, which will be shared equally between the logical data centres already present. Once summer 2023 rolls around, Europe will get a new logical data centre with eight new worlds attached. The plan to expand the offerings of worlds in Europe is also happening in two phases due to the shortage of semiconductors in the industry right now. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: You'll be able to buy FFXIV again later this month FFXIV All Saints' Wake release time - Halloween event finally starts this week Looks like FFXIV is getting major job changes in patch 6.08 Looks like FFXIV is getting major job changes in patch 6.08Jan 13, 2022 - PCGamesNWhile Final Fantasy XIV got a swift sweep of job tweaks in its most recent update, it looks like an even bigger rebalancing act is coming with update 6.08. Director Naoki Yoshida recently sat down with Radio Mog Station and briefly discussed plans for the future, such as upcoming patches and the team's thoughts on the current balance of various classes. As translated by the Final Fantasy XIV fan Discord server, the team reportedly knows that Reaper is still strong. However, it seems the plan is to achieve balance by strengthening other jobs rather than bringing the Reaper down another jot. Yoshida is quoted as saying that pure firepower classes like the Samurai - hey, that's me! - and Black Mage will get some TLC in the 6.08 update as the devs reckon they've been a tad stingy previously. The team is also reportedly looking into adjusting the Samurai, Black Mage, and Monk jobs further as they're pretty busy to play but don't put out the DPS they should. There might be some good news on the horizon for Dancer players, too, as Yoshida apparently reckons they should be doing more damage. Looking at the popular combat analysis website FF Logs, you can see why those jobs might be getting a slight buff when looking at the stats across all players. The Reaper currently comes out on top in extreme trials content for rDPS and aDPS - if you need a refresher, aDPS only includes your personal damage output while rDPS factors in the buffs you give to other teammates. Samurai and Black Mage come second and third for aDPS - that isn't bad, though you may see why the plan is to give the pair a slight boost. They're pure firepower classes as their damage is their primary offering to the team. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: You'll be able to buy FFXIV again later this month FFXIV All Saints' Wake release time - Halloween event finally starts this week FFXIV is getting more NA and EU servers this year Looks like FFXIV's next updates could be spelled out next monthJan 10, 2022 - PCGamesNFinal Fantasy XIV has had a few patches since Endwalker recently released, though it looks like we'll have a better idea of how things will look in the build-up to the MMORPG's next big expansion next month. As reported and translated by Siliconera and Aitai Kimochi, director Naoki Yoshida recently appeared on a Radio Mog Station broadcast to explain that the team will reveal details on future updates leading towards the next expansion in late February. Krile and Thancred will also be prominent figures in upcoming story updates, reportedly. Yoshida additionally says that there could be some drastic changes that may surprise you, though he didn't elaborate further. We've reached out to Square Enix for more information on the information dump and will update this story if we hear back. Square Enix initially delayed FFXIV's Endwalker expansion for two weeks last year. While the game's Christmas-themed Starlight Celebration and New Year-themed Heavensturn events still launched at the same time, updates 6.01 and 6.05 - featuring the normal and Savage versions of the Pandaemonium raid, respectively - had to be pushed back. Outside of Endwalker's more immediate patches, though, we don't have much to go on regarding FFXIV's roadmap. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV Heavensturn 2022 - New Year event guide FFXIV gets butt-buffing pants and dance poles Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 buffs some DPS classes, slightly nerfs Reaper Heavensturn Begins on January 5!Jan 5, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/e0c2767dc6c17aef7b78ea5e4d5d483f244af9f3.png The Heavensturn festival is upon us once again, and delegates from the Far East have arrived to spread word of their customary celebration. To this end, the tora bugyo would enlist your aid in spreading word across Eorzea to ensure the success of the festivities. Join the celebration and earn fun new rewards! Event Duration From Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) / 8:00 (GMT) to Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6:59 a.m. (PST) / 14:59 (GMT) How to Participate Begin the quest "Tangle with a Tora" by speaking to Tora Bugyo in Limsa Lominsa, Upper Decks (X:11.5 Y:13.9). *Players must be level 15 and above to start the quest. Rewards {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/78941a7ca6f868ea83c41c022062ba1e29a4e2b9.png Visit the special site for more details.FFXIV gets butt-buffing pants and dance polesJan 4, 2022 - PCGamesNFinal Fantasy XIV's latest update has landed, and the 6.05 patch notes introduce a selection of job changes alongside new content like the Savage Pandaemonium raid. But there are a few, erm, unadvertised additions in 6.05, too, including pants that make your butt more shapely and a pole. Like, you know, the kind of pole you dance on. The patch notes do say that "new prizes are available for purchase using MGP", but it's actually just one item: the dance pole, a furnishing item. As the description notes, "even seasoned adventurers may find that sensually swivelling upon this pole proves a challenge to their balance and brawn alike". Sadly, it seems you can't actually interact with the pole, but I guess you can always do a /beesknees near it. Then there are the hose of happiness, a new craftable set of pants that add a bit of volume to your character's butt. There are a number of clothing items in FFXIV that make subtle adjustments to your character model, but it's especially pronounced here - the effect is basically the same as the 2B leggings, just without requiring you to run around in a thong. And, fabulously, it appears the butt buff applies to male characters, too. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 buffs some DPS classes, slightly nerfs Reaper Final Fantasy XIV 6.05 release time - FFXIV goes down for five hours of maintenance tonight FFXIV's Heavensturn event returns for the new year - here's when and where Patch 6.05 NotesJan 4, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/08032f644737c759fb7510728126b19a0aabfdcb.jpg Patch 6.05 brings a multitude of additions and refinements to the realm, including the Savage version of the Pandæmonium raid, the new Excitatron 6000 treasure dungeon, and the introduction of Allagan tomestones of astronomy. Read the patch notes on The Lodestone.Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 buffs some DPS classes, slightly nerfs ReaperJan 4, 2022 - PCGamesNFollowing some maintenance, Final Fantasy XIV's new patch is here, ushering in the Savage difficulty version of the new Pandæmonium: Asphodelos raid. Before you and your party set out to get wiped in battle repeatedly, though, you may want to take note of some tweaks to various FFXIV DPS jobs. Some of the more notable changes have come to the Ninja class. Fleeting Raiju has been changed to a melee-range attack from a gap closer, so the striking distance has been greatly reduced though the attack potency has been increased to 560 from 450 to compensate. Forked Raiju is still here, though it's a separate action instead of a combo move, and the attack power has also been increased to 560. So how will this work in full flow? Now when you use Raiton, you'll be 'Raiju Ready' instead of 'Forked Raiju Ready', so you can start with whatever attack you fancy. The status effect duration has also been increased to 30 seconds from 15, so go wild, shinobi. You'll also find that using Phantom Kamaitachi no longer uses a stack of Bunshin, and the increase to Ninki Gauge has been changed from ten to five. The 'Phantom Kamaitachi Ready' status effect will no longer expire when the effect of Bunshin ends, instead lasting for 45 seconds. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV gets butt-buffing pants and dance poles Final Fantasy XIV 6.05 release time - FFXIV goes down for five hours of maintenance tonight FFXIV's Heavensturn event returns for the new year - here's when and where Final Fantasy XIV 6.05 release time - FFXIV goes down for five hours of maintenance tonightJan 3, 2022 - PCGamesNIf you're planning on playing some Final Fantasy XIV this evening, you'll want to get in early. FFXIV is going down for five hours of maintenance tonight in order to prep the way for patch 6.05 release time. It's a pretty minor patch in terms of new content, but it will bring us access to the savage tier of the Pandeamonium raid, a new treasure hunt instance, and new gear to collect. FFXIV goes down for maintenance at 9pm PST on January 3, or 12am EST / 5am GMT on January 4. Servers will remain down for five hours, and you'll be able to log back in for the new patch starting at 2am PST / 5am EST / 10am GMT. The Lodestone site will also go down shortly after the game servers, returning alongside FFXIV itself. Besides the savage version of Pandaemonium, patch 6.05 will also feature the Excitatron 6000 treasure hunt instance, new Allagan tomestones to collect, and new gear. In past expansion cycles, x.05 patch releases have also typically included an array of job balance changes, so it's likely we'll see the same here. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV gets butt-buffing pants and dance poles Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 buffs some DPS classes, slightly nerfs Reaper FFXIV's Heavensturn event returns for the new year - here's when and where FFXIV Heavensturn 2022 - New Year event guideJan 7, 2022 - PCGamesNIn Heavensturn 2022, Final Fantasy XIV presents a seasonal event to celebrate the New Year! It invites new as well as veteran players to participate. Since this is the Year of the Tiger, the festival arrives with rewards such as thematic gear, house furniture, and a special FATE. The FFXIV Heavensturn festival is available from January 5, 2022, to January 19, 2022, until 6:59 AM (PST) and you must be at least level 15 to participate. First head to Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (The Aftecastle crystal is the closest one in case you want to use the aethernet) to find Tora Bugyo (X: 11.5 Y: 13.9), the NPC who gives Heavensturn's first quest, 'Tangle with a Tora'. Tora asks you to participate in a specific FATE in order to complete the quest. Your mission is to help a group of mages to perform a ritual in which they give life to a tiger that adorns a folding screen, and the you have to defeat it. Here's how to complete the rest of the FFXIV Heavensturn event. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Looks like FFXIV's next updates could be spelled out next month FFXIV gets butt-buffing pants and dance poles Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 buffs some DPS classes, slightly nerfs Reaper Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker review: a stellar expansion that will leave fans over the moonDec 24, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunRight now Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is so popular you can’t buy it anymore. To prevent overcrowding and crashing servers, Square Enix have had to halt free trials and new sales to keep the game stable after an unprecedented surge in popularity this summer. Between that and the global shortage of materials to add more servers, it may be quite some time until new players are able to experience it. If you have an active subscription and manage to brave the long queues however, you’re one of the lucky few who get to experience something truly special. For everyone else: hang in there, it will be worth the wait. Read more FFXIV's Eorzea Academy manga isn't in English yet, but fans are breaking down the plotDec 23, 2021 - PCGamesNThere is now an official manga featuring Final Fantasy XIV characters as anime high schoolers. As promised, it's here in time for Christmas, but you might have a difficult time reading it if you're not fluent in Japanese. Luckily, some fans are already breaking down the plot so we English-speakers can enjoy a little taste. The manga features Alisae and Alphinaud as its principal characters, as broken down in Aitai Kimochi's explainer blog. They're first-years living in a shared house (called, naturally, the Rising Stones) with Y'shtola, Thancred, and Urianger. The first chapter has the twins running late for school and, naturally, your typical high school manga hijinks ensue. Zenos pops in as the sneering popular kid, flanked by flunkies Asahi and Yotsuyu. The chapter-ending cliffhanger has Principal Tataru popping in to challenge the students of light and darkness to gather points in various school activities. That starts, as you might expect, with a sports festival. You can get a much more detailed breakdown at the link above. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV's Heavensturn event returns for the new year - here's when and where Final Fantasy XIV patch fixes low-poly grapes, much to the dismay of fans FFXIV Endwalker Raid release time - Pandaemonium and v6.01 drops soon Patch 6.01 NotesDec 21, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/87f1f62bad62bb0df0c982251c2ad10ccce7338e.jpg It is with great pleasure that we announce the patch notes for Patch 6.01 are live. Be sure to check them out for a comprehensive list of additions and refinements to the game, including the addition of new items and the new raid series, Pandæmonium. * Additional features will be implemented in future updates: Pandæmonium (Savage) and the treasure hunt dungeon the Excitatron 6000 are scheduled to be released in Patch 6.05. Visit the Lodestone to read the patch notes. Final Fantasy XIV patch fixes low-poly grapes, much to the dismay of fansDec 23, 2021 - PCGamesNIt's been a tough month for Final Fantasy XIV fans. While the Endwalker expansion has launched to universal praise, the ensuing server congestion has led to digital sales and the much-memed-upon free trial being temporarily pulled. Not long after one meme fell, though, has another now joined it: Square Enix has fixed Endwalker's low-poly grapes. In FFXIV's 6.01 patch notes, the developer explains that Labyrinthos' grapes were looking a tad blocky as the polygon count was lowered to alleviate system memory usage in the area. While that's certainly appreciated, it meant that Labyrinthos' grapes didn't look quite as nice as those found in the Crystarium. That just won't do, you see, so Square Enix has bought graphical parity to both sets of fruit. It's been a tough one for the community. The purple slab of grape became a beloved community meme for both those who managed to get into Endwalker and others who were scouring Reddit while sitting in the queue. One meme imagines the low-poly grapes as Hydaelyn's crystal form, whereas another imagines it as an orb truly worth pondering. To think, you might've even be able to taste the low-poly count if things hadn't changed. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: FFXIV's Heavensturn event returns for the new year - here's when and where FFXIV's Eorzea Academy manga isn't in English yet, but fans are breaking down the plot FFXIV Endwalker Raid release time - Pandaemonium and v6.01 drops soon FFXIV Endwalker Raid release time - Pandaemonium and v6.01 drops soonDec 19, 2021 - PCGamesNThe first raid for Final Fantasy XIV's new Endwalker expansion is coming this week along with update 6.01. Fans will have to survive eight hours of the MMO being offline for maintenance but when it's back up they'll be able to try out Pandaemonium at last. The first Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker raid release time is December 21 at 2:00 AM PST / 5:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM GMT / 7 PM JST, which is the same time as update 6.01 drops. Before that, the game will be offline for a full eight hours of maintenance - not that many will notice, that's about average for queue times since the Endwalker expansion launched. As previously confirmed in the last roadmap, when the 6.01 patch drops on Tuesday it'll give access to the first high-end raid for the Endwalker expansion - Pandaemonium, or specifically the normal difficulty of the raid's first tier, Pandaemonium: Asphodelos. Two weeks from then on January 4, 2022, the Savage difficulty will drop with version 6.05. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Final Fantasy XIV patch fixes low-poly grapes, much to the dismay of fans Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker is so popular devs are suspending sales again FFXIV Endwalker review - end times in Eorzea Temporary Suspension of Sales and Free Trial RegistrationsDec 16, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4459756/5ebc792853209541f39026145ea7d9d527aa80b0.png On Thursday, December 16, FFXIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida released a response providing several updates addressing current congestion issues. Players are currently experiencing extremely long wait times due to the dense concentration of play hours which far exceed server capacity, especially during the peak times. To reduce congestion, the sale and delivery of FINAL FANTASY XIV Starter Edition and Complete Edition will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, although those with an active subscription are prioritized to log in, Free Trial players are unable to log in outside of late night and early morning hours. Thus, new registrations for the Free Trial will also be temporarily suspended. Expansion packs and Collector's Edition digital upgrades will continue to be available for existing players so that they may upgrade as needed. Additionally, all players who currently own the full version of the game and have an active subscription as of Tuesday, December 21, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) / 8:00 (GMT), will be granted additional game time compensation. Read Naoki Yoshida’s full statement on the Lodestone.