The latest Stay Letter of Ultimate Fantasy XIV has simply wrapped, right here you will discover all the main points for the upcoming Patch 6.3.
Patch 6.3: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble
Right this moment’s Stay Letter had been scheduled on the tenth anniversary of the shutdown of Ultimate Fantasy XIVs 1.0 servers. So director and producer Naoki Yoshida took the chance to replicate on it principally how he used to do these Letters from the producer in a swimsuit and the way he continually needed to apologize for the efficiency of servers again within the day.
Throughout this Stay Letter, we bought all types of data on the upcoming 6.3 patches that’ll additionally mark the midpoint of Ultimate Fantasy XIVs present Endwalker growth. Historically, the X.3 Patch is often the top of an growth story and in addition the one which options some vital content material updates, this time round, it’s a bit mild on content material. No less than in comparison with our wealth of content material within the final two patches. However it’s an odd patch quantity meaning we get a brand new Alliance Raid and a brand new Final!
Fittingly, the 6.3 Patch known as ‘Gods Revel, Lands Tremble’ since numerous the main focus is gonna be on the upcoming half 2 of the Myths of the Realm Raid. The patch is gonna be launched in early January of 2023 because the staff felt like a late December launch would screw up everybody’s plans for the vacations and New Yr. It additionally implies that the Final will launch someday in later January! Since Yoshida already shot down a doable January 3 launch, we are able to anticipate patch 6.3, most definitely on January 10. However let’s discuss content material.
New Quests All-Round
A brand new main patch means, in fact, a brand new entry within the Primary Story Situation and from the Screenshots, it appears as if our journey with the newly launched character Zero is way from over. The journey will take us to Garlemald the place we reunite with the twins and go on a bit of journey there. How this ties again into our actions within the Void continues to be open however we assume that this would be the penultimate chapter in that story earlier than it wraps up with 6.4 or the primary half of 6.5.
However that is removed from all the pieces, we additionally should are likely to yet one more chapter of Tataru’s Grand Endeavor which is able to take us again to the Far East to satisfy everybody’s favourite service provider Hancock. We are able to solely assume that this time round we’ll reunite with the 4 Lords from Stromblood’s trial questline.
There’ll even be a continuation of the patch 6.2 launched Newfound Journey questline, which may very well be began after ending the Primary Situation of that patch.
We additionally get yet one more entry within the Hildibrand questline, someway there will be even additional Hildibrand adventures that’ll launch with patch 6.35 a number of weeks after the discharge of the majority of the patch. New Hildibrand quests additionally imply that there will be one other entry for the brand new Mandervile Weapon quest chain. Right here you get to improve your not too long ago obtained weapons!
And there is additionally the final of the Endwalker Tribal quests, the Loporrits! They’re going to additionally launch with the 6.35 patch and can revolve round crafters. You should use them to both degree up or get hold of uncommon supplies and rewards. Hopefully, we’ll lastly get that elusive Loporrit minon.
Battle Content material
New Primary Situation additionally means we’ll additionally get a brand new degree 90 dungeon. This one known as Lapis Manalis and appears to be set in Garlemald. Not solely will we discover the mountain vary, however we’ll additionally enterprise deep beneath the bottom to find the huge swimming pools of Ceruleum that fueled the empire’s conflict machine. Possibly we’ll even be taught the way it got here into existence within the first place.
The Primary occasion is gonna be the brand new Alliance Raid, half 2 of the Myths of the Realm known as Euphrosyne. The screenshot is proven off appears just like the heaven of the earth and if we go by the basic wheel we’ll additionally journey to the heaven of water if the earlier one is something to go off by.
As at all times, there may be additionally a brand new trial that is nonetheless a secret within the title. Each in Regular and Excessive issue and since there isn’t a trial sequence this time round, it’s in all probability one of many 4 fiends. Since we have already introduced down two of them and I doubt we’ll get to Golbez any time quickly. That leaves the water fiend Cagnazzo and the fiend of fireplace Rubicante.
There’s additionally the brand new Final to stay up for! It’s deliberate to launch two weeks after the patch finally lands and apparently method moderately troublesome to program. However director and producer Naoki Yoshida doesn’t wish to give away the shock simply but. If we go by the at the moment established sample, it is gonna be one of many Stormblood questlines since Ultimates often do raids first. We are able to assume it is Omega, which additionally means we’re off to the races as a result of Omega’s Raid drew inspiration from the entire Ultimate Fantasy franchise.
And the subsequent Unreal trial will probably be Containment Bay P1T6 a degree 90 adjusted model of the Sophia Excessive trial.
New Deep Dungeons
Its been fairly some time since Heaven on Excessive was launched in the course of the Stormblood growth since then, the Deep Dungeon content material has seen little love being relegated to being both the occasional Mogtome farm or a fast technique to get your DPS Jobs from degree 1 to 60. With its absence dully famous throughout Shadowbringers, we’ll lastly get the third Deep Dungeon Eureka Orthos.
Enjoyable facet tangent right here, this was initially deliberate method, method earlier. No less than it was Eureka throughout the Allagan setting that slumbered beneath the Crystal Tower. This was really teased on the finish of the Crystal Tower questline when Nero’s system dropped into the abyss even when it will definitely related to the beginning of Shadowbringers, it is difficult.
Since it has been ages, here’s a fast recap of what a Deep Dungeon is. A Deep Dungeon’s are randomly generated dungeon for 1 to 4 gamers that attain as much as a sure variety of flooring. The deeper gamers enterprise into the dungeon, the more durable the encounters will get, and the format turns into extra traitorous however extra importantly, the loot is gonna be method higher. As you ascend you will additionally improve a particular set of armor and weapon that grows stronger when gamers open particular chests.
These dungeons have a tendency to return in units of 10, with the ultimate ground being a small boss struggle. Additionally they function a checkpoint. The final purpose is to courageous all flooring with out dying as a result of a wipe will trigger a complete reset of your progress. It’s typically seen as a few of the hardest content material in Ultimate Fantasy XIV, with Palace of the Lifeless’s 200 flooring and Heaven on Excessive’s 100 flooring.
Extra importantly, nevertheless, you are able to do these alone and end these cases Solo is a problem many are wanting ahead to. It requires a deep understanding of your Job and in addition an excellent quantity of RNG being in favor.
Whereas Eureka Orthos is not going to change the foundations that a lot, you might be eligible to begin it for those who’ve reached degree 81 on the job you propose to enter with. And also you even have to finish the primary 50 Flooring of Palace of the Lifeless, which is able to function a tutorial.
Obligation Help for Heavensward
The search to make most of Ultimate Fantasy XIVs story playable with AI companions continues! This time round the remainder of the Primary Situation-related Heavensward dungeons will probably be added to the Obligation Help system. This consists of the next dungeons: The Nice Gubal Libary, The Aetherochemical Analysis Facility, The Anti Tower, Sohr Khai, Xelphatol, and Baelsar’s Wall.
On one other notice, The Aetherochemical Analysis Facility will endure some changes and modifications apart from the same old visible overhaul we have been seeing. Named was solely the final boss of the dungeon which is definitely two bosses with a prolonged cutscene in between. Count on that to alter.
Job Changes and PvP content material Updates
As for Job Stability, to this point, there are not any large modifications deliberate which is not any shock with an Final encounter across the nook. However in keeping with Yoshida, the Paladin will get a little bit of an overhaul that’ll drastically change how its rotation works. We’re nonetheless holding out for the Dragoon and Astrologian modifications they promised all the best way again earlier than 6.1 to declutter these jobs a bit of. However we’ll have extra particulars on that come within the subsequent Stay Letter.
The PvP content material is getting some love although, not solely are there extra steadiness modifications and a few overhauls to return there may be additionally the third PvP Collection with new rewards to stay up for. And naturally Season 5 of ranked Crystalline Battle that’ll additionally obtain a brand new, Hingan-themed map. Gamers additionally complained that Cloud 9 is not precisely probably the most enjoyable map to play, so there will be some changes right here as nicely.
Crafting and Gathering
Guess what? Sky Metal is again! That is proper right here is the primary leg of the brand new crafting and gathering relict instruments. Not solely will these find yourself as the most effective gear you possibly can probably have in your crafters and gatherers. Additionally they include yet one more intensive, aggravating, time-sinking grind. It is gonna be grand.
We’ll additionally get one other Customized Supply, this time, a few of the Pixies of Il Mheg are our prospects and a few mysterious leaf blob. Possibly we’ll make an effort to show all of the unhappy bushes with faces again into people? No less than it’s going to be one other neat grind with probably a cool reward.
In different information, Collectability Values will now be displaced for reference when gathering. And first fishing areas will now embody extra data for every fish. This implies now you can take a look at the Fishing Log to search out out what bait and what situations should be met to catch a particular fish. There’ll even be a brand new spearfishing location in Higher La Noscea across the Wanderers Palace dungeon. This would be the first space in A Realm Reborn that’ll obtain a divable spot.
Extra Island Sanctuary
The Island Sanctuary was an enormous success and was wildly in style till everybody ran out of stuff to do. With patch 6.3 comes a ‘minor replace’ that’ll broaden the content material even additional. Yoshida asks gamers as soon as extra to take it gradual.
These additions embody a number of extra Sanctuary Ranks so that you can grind out and new visions to chase. Possibly we’ll get one other stage or upgraded workshops? Possibly we are able to broaden our island even additional. There’ll even be new supplies, crops, animals, and handicrafts and the staff plans to implement even larger updates with each even patch a minimum of until the top of Endwalkers patch cycle.
We’ll additionally see new buildings and improved workshop interfaces that make agenda/provide and the earnings report rather more readable. You may even have the flexibility to lastly gather all accessible yields and leavings directly as an alternative of amassing every individually.
You may additionally be capable of save your orchestrion settings and different gamers will really be capable of hear what music you’ve gotten chosen. On that notice, you will additionally now obtain a notification when guests come to your Sanctuary.
Treasure Hunts and Gold Saucer
There will be a brand new Treasure Dungeon with its personal gimmicks, rewards, and fights to courageous. This one will use the identical maps as the present set of degree 90 treasure hunts. However the Shifting Gymnasion Agonon will solely have an opportunity to spawn if that treasure map occurs to be within the Elpis zone.
Oh and we’re lastly getting new content material for the Gold Saucer. Whereas it isn’t a brand new mini-game or new rewards, there will be a brand new map for the Leap of Religion sequence of leaping puzzles that’ll in all probability be proven off through the subsequent Stay Letter.
Simply final week and over the previous 12 months, we have seen Sq. Enix lastly do good on their guarantees on server expansions. Not solely does each area have new servers and or datacenters there’ll even be heaps extra wards that clear up Ultimate Fantasy XIVs most urgent of points, the restricted housing.
However with the subsequent patch, each Residential Space of the world will obtain 6 extra wards and subdivisions that’ll go on sale with the not too long ago applied housing lottery system. That is 1800 new plots per world, even when we do not know but how these will probably be divided between Free Firms and gamers. Whereas this may not clear up the housing difficulty, it’s going to a minimum of broaden the choices till the bigger deliberate server expansions roll in subsequent 12 months.
UI Enhancements and Miscellaneous Updates
Lastly! After so, so lengthy we’ll lastly be capable of see what assaults deal bodily, magical, or particular injury. It solely took them 9 years and gamers all over the world lastly rejoiced. To grasp why that is such a giant deal, it is as a result of two of the tanks have particular expertise that block particular forms of injury whereas the others simply block injury flat. However Yoshida warns since they will have to do that for each single assault ever put into the sport, do not anticipate it to be good from the get-go. Particularly for older fights.
And one other extremely requested and legally dubiously compelled function is the flexibility to show remaining time for buffs and debuffs within the social gathering checklist. So all that complaining and drama that occurred after the discharge of Dragonsong Final managed to work in any case. Yoshida acknowledged that he simply would not wish to be advised that individuals are utilizing third social gathering instruments as a result of a function is not within the recreation. So right here you go.
With the brand new patch comes additionally a brand new UI theme, after the sunshine/darkish mode and the basic theme, we’ll lastly see one other one. Hopefully, it’s going to be a minimalistic one. Or one thing but unseen.
Portraits may also now be displayed when utilizing the Obligation Finder in the same method to the way it works within the Crystalline Battle. These will not interrupt gameplay in any form or kind and could be disabled. If you happen to’re in an Alliance Raid, they will solely show your individual social gathering, although.
There’ll even be extra actions and emotes accessible with the faction equipment and you will now have the flexibility to glamour and dye a retainer’s gear with out eradicating it. There’ll even be some type of replace to the stock system of retainers that’ll be proven off within the subsequent Stay Letter. And from the subsequent patch onwards, you possibly can filter the stock of the Sundry Splendors Distributors for newly added gadgets to make purchasing for leveling gear that a lot simpler.
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