Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Patch 2.1 — A Realm Awoken Trailer Now Live! (12/06/2013)Follow

#1 Dec 06 2013 at 2:27 AM Rating: Excellent
Darqflame's Peon
ZAM Administrator
Avatar
****
5,451 posts
Screenshot


http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/7b7c64cb6d5e775446c7e034152a6e1c43908d22
Quote:

The realm of Eorzea is ever-changing, and new adventures are on the horizon! Explore the Crystal Tower and discover what untold terrors now lurk within its walls. Test your mettle against the primals in new extreme battles or against fellow adventurers in the Wolves' Den. Develop stronger ties with the beast tribes and learn more of their cultures. Brave new dungeons for spoils and glory, or search for buried treasure. Rise to the defense of the realm once more together with the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. All this and much more awaits adventurers in A Realm Awoken!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_aliYN8hNk

* Patch 2.1 is scheduled to go live on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.


Special 2.1 page: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/special/2_1_A_Realm_Awoken/
____________________________
Volunteer Admin.
#2 Dec 06 2013 at 2:40 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
1,556 posts
Oh my...this is so freaking awesome.

The music, the design, the sparkly animations...this was really well done. I can't wait for this patch. :)
#3 Dec 06 2013 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
9:48 Nero!
____________________________
I might be an onion thief, but I'm still a thief.™





#4 Dec 06 2013 at 3:58 AM Rating: Default
Scholar
****
4,392 posts
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.
____________________________
[XI] Surivere of Valefor
[XIV] Sir Surian Bedivere of Behemoth
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/2401553/
#5 Dec 06 2013 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
*
72 posts
Sooo much stuff!
#6 Dec 06 2013 at 5:49 AM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
***
1,208 posts
That had to be the best trailer yet! I watched every second of it! Thanks!
____________________________
The Kraken Club - (Ultros FC)
Character Name: Meat Mithkabob
#7 Dec 06 2013 at 6:33 AM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
3,785 posts
Is it wrong that I'm most excited about the return of Hildebrand? I've always enjoyed a small dose of cheese in my RPGs.
____________________________
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired


#8 Dec 06 2013 at 6:51 AM Rating: Good
Guru
***
1,284 posts
Perrin wrote:
Is it wrong that I'm most excited about the return of Hildebrand? I've always enjoyed a small dose of cheese in my RPGs.


If it's anything like before, it felt a bit like I was Brain and Hildebrand was Inspector Gadget. Not Penny though; her computer book has nothing on me.

*breaks out tablet and orders fast food to be delivered by drone*
#9 Dec 06 2013 at 7:17 AM Rating: Default
Scholar
Avatar
*****
11,617 posts
Said it before I'll say it again: Now if only they can move past 4 man **** they'd have something. Looks like SE is going to extend CT for the long haul since it seems there's only one boss from past FF so far.

We know this though:

Gilgamesh is in - Not related to CT though.
Cloud of Darkness - At least 9 months away. (Might not be final boss, but if she is, that's a year away)
Xande - At least 6 month away.
Any other FF reference boss - at least 9 months away.

It's a shame too, CT had the potential to make ARR feel like a FF game with the true 'boss gauntlet', even if it's just a floor of non stop bosses from FF games, they're in the dats already..so it's only a matter of time.
#10 Dec 06 2013 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
****
6,898 posts
Theonehio wrote:
Said it before I'll say it again: Now if only they can move past 4 man sh*t they'd have something. Looks like SE is going to extend CT for the long haul since it seems there's only one boss from past FF so far.

We know this though:

Gilgamesh is in - Not related to CT though.
Cloud of Darkness - At least 9 months away. (Might not be final boss, but if she is, that's a year away)
Xande - At least 6 month away.
Any other FF reference boss - at least 9 months away.

It's a shame too, CT had the potential to make ARR feel like a FF game with the true 'boss gauntlet', even if it's just a floor of non stop bosses from FF games, they're in the dats already..so it's only a matter of time.


If the end of Praetorium isn't a boss gauntlet, I don't know what is. Five straight boss battles that were basically non-stop. I'd also reccommend waiting until CT is released and trying it for yourself before lamenting what it isn't. Based on their dungeon design so far, I've been very happy with ARR, so I'm very optimistic that CT will be fun an engaging. For me, not everything needs to be a reference to a previous FF game. I like how they have really mixed in previous FF elements with their own fresh storyline. So if CT lacks much previous FF-lore, I'm ok with that, as long as it's well designed and fun, which I wholly expect it to be... though it will be much more fun when you don't have to go with 2 other random 8-man groups I'm sure.
____________________________
Bartel Hayward--- Ultros Server
The Kraken Club <ZAM>
50 WAR • 50 MNK • 50 MIN • 50 GSM • 50 ARM • 50 LTW • 50 CUL • 50 WVR
thekrakenclub.shivtr.com
#11 Dec 06 2013 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
1,163 posts
I have never seen a "patch" trailer before, let alone a path trailer that got me so excited that I had to jump on the game for a little to calm my excitement.

Great job, FFXIV: ARR team. This game is on the right path, no question about it.
#12 Dec 06 2013 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
*
200 posts
Omg.... Overwhelmed! lol.. Those EX modes look amazing! Specialy the Altima one wow.. I cant wait for this patch.. Going to be SO FUN! Im super excited.
____________________________
[IMG]http://www.avatarsdb.com/avatars/anime_avatar_01.gif[/IMG]
#13 Dec 06 2013 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
2,101 posts
This should carry me for at least 6 months Smiley: grin The extreme modes look challenging as all ****. Idc about housing since I can't design my own house yet anyway, but pharos sirius, the mog battle, the big gold golem dude (in crystal tower?) and the Siren battle look quite awesome. Im also very excited about having more storage ability in the armoire and item sorting on the retainers.

And I saw the lizard mount in the beastman quest portion of the video. Pretty cool!
____________________________
Character Name: Valk Ayree
Server: Lamia; Ul'Dah; Free Company Leader - The Swarm (Swarm)
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/1746889/
- Blue Mage? FTW? -
#14 Dec 06 2013 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
***
2,232 posts
Valkayree wrote:
This should carry me for at least 6 months Smiley: grin The extreme modes look challenging as all ****. Idc about housing since I can't design my own house yet anyway, but pharos sirius, the mog battle, the big gold golem dude (in crystal tower?) and the Siren battle look quite awesome. Im also very excited about having more storage ability in the armoire and item sorting on the retainers.

And I saw the lizard mount in the beastman quest portion of the video. Pretty cool!


Man I can't wait to get home and watch that video!
____________________________
Character: Urzol Thrush
Server: Ultros
FC: The Kraken Club

Outshined

Teneleven wrote:
We secretly replaced your tank wemelchor with Foldgers Crystal's. Let's see what happens.

#15 Dec 06 2013 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
2,144 posts
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?
#16 Dec 06 2013 at 10:27 AM Rating: Default
Avatar
***
1,163 posts
Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Well, that is hard but I think that would also be pointlessly annoying. Titan HM is hard. If you take EM and add two more Titans, that would be Extreme but it would also be stupid. Just give the enemy a few more abilities that you have to plan for and understand the job, mechanics, pattern, to beat. Se has added annoying features and called them challenging. Well, yes, its challenging but how much though did you put into that?

Its SE's job to be creative and annoying is not creative. What they say they are doing in the HM dungeons is in the right direction. Different path, new enemy, new boss mechanics, etc. That works, just like Ocarina of Time: Master's Quest.
#17 Dec 06 2013 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
Sage
*
204 posts
This looks so awesome. Cant wait.
____________________________
WoW: 80 Hunter - 80 Death Knight - 80 Paladin
FFXI: 75 Dragoon - 75 Samurai - 75 Paladin
FFXIV 1: 50 War/Pld/Brd/Mnk/Drg/Smn/Sch/Bsm
FFXIV 2: 50 Thm/Cnj
Tera: 60 Slayer - 60 Lancer - 60 Berserker
GW2: 80 Twilight Guardian
#18 Dec 06 2013 at 11:04 AM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
****
4,344 posts
They are really good with these kinds of trailers. My hype level skyrocketed when I saw this after waking up.

Better than Coffee.
#19 Dec 06 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
*
78 posts
Did anyone notice in the Moogle battle that they can Limit Break, the BLM did meteor on the party. Can't wait for that battle!
#20 Dec 06 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
Scholar
***
2,398 posts
WFOAssassin wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Well, that is hard but I think that would also be pointlessly annoying. .


annoying is totally subjective? i don't find Turn4 annoying at all. it was definitely "hard" at first though.
____________________________
monk
dragoon

#21 Dec 06 2013 at 2:42 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
Avatar
**
607 posts
Dang. I really wasn't expecting that much content but seeing the video… I'm impressed. I was expecting like a 2 minute trailer when I clicked the link.
____________________________
FFXI Ronyn RDM 75 (R.I.P.) -Fairy / BarretJax 95 MNK (Non-Active) - Asura
Ronin Olorin / Ronyn Oloryn (Active) - Ultros Server

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." - Max Ehrmann
#22 Dec 06 2013 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
***
3,344 posts
It seems Pharos Sirius has some Musketeer enemies in it. Considering the Musketeer's guild already exists...

I can't wait to become one!
#23 Dec 06 2013 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
46 posts
WFOAssassin wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Rinsui wrote:
KojiroSoma wrote:
Lets just hope that Hard, means Hard and not Anoying again.

Having one strong opponent = Hard.
Having a lot of small enemies or a bad-planned gimmick to beat a boss =/= Hard, just Anoying.

Hmm. Isn't it way harder to handle several small enemies than one big one?
Like, in every game?


Well, that is hard but I think that would also be pointlessly annoying. Titan HM is hard. If you take EM and add two more Titans, that would be Extreme but it would also be stupid. Just give the enemy a few more abilities that you have to plan for and understand the job, mechanics, pattern, to beat. Se has added annoying features and called them challenging. Well, yes, its challenging but how much though did you put into that?

Its SE's job to be creative and annoying is not creative. What they say they are doing in the HM dungeons is in the right direction. Different path, new enemy, new boss mechanics, etc. That works, just like Ocarina of Time: Master's Quest.


Anything that is hard is annoying until you get past it. :)
#24 Dec 06 2013 at 2:48 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
**
299 posts
I am so excited for this patch!
#25 Dec 06 2013 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
***
2,798 posts
I only have one question. What the **** is a Hildibrand?
____________________________
Sir Xsarus wrote:
That's pretty much the best ninja edit ever.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Midgarsormr realm
Eartha Kitty 30 BRD/12 MNK
#26 Dec 06 2013 at 7:36 PM Rating: Excellent
*****
16,958 posts
It's one thing to see that stuff listed on the Official forums, but to see it in a ten minute preview video was pretty awesome.

I was already pretty pumped up when they showed the Extreme mode primals, so hearing their music again was cool.
I'm so looking forward to it!

Edited, Dec 6th 2013 6:37pm by Kirby
____________________________
MyAnimeList FFXIV Krystal Spoonless
#27 Dec 06 2013 at 8:25 PM Rating: Excellent
Scholar
***
3,785 posts
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I only have one question. What the **** is a Hildibrand?


Some say he eats his cereal with a fork, some say he found a pebble that came from Titans left knee, all I know... is that he has impeccable timing.
____________________________
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired


#28 Dec 06 2013 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
**
337 posts
What are the changes to Dragoon?
____________________________
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Lucas Nox on Midgardsormr
#29 Dec 06 2013 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
***
2,798 posts
Perrin wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I only have one question. What the **** is a Hildibrand?


Some say he eats his cereal with a fork, some say he found a pebble that came from Titans left knee, all I know... is that he has impeccable timing.


Thank you for the non-answer.
____________________________
Sir Xsarus wrote:
That's pretty much the best ninja edit ever.


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Midgarsormr realm
Eartha Kitty 30 BRD/12 MNK
#30 Dec 06 2013 at 11:40 PM Rating: Excellent
Scholar
Avatar
***
2,536 posts
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I only have one question. What the **** is a Hildibrand?


5 seconds of googling. :)

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Hildibrand

Edited, Dec 6th 2013 11:41pm by Threx
____________________________
FF11 Server: Caitsith
Kalyna (retired, 2008)
100 Goldsmith
75 Rng, Brd
Main/Acc
Exp/Hybrid
Str/Attk
Spam/Others
#31 Dec 07 2013 at 12:23 AM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
***
1,568 posts
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
I only have one question. What the **** is a Hildibrand?
An amusing character from 1.0. The last time we saw him he had gotten punted into the falling moon Dalamud and was not seen since. This was after he realized it was his destiny to save the world.

WHat makes him stand out is that he's the closest thing we have to a gag character in a mass of serious characters. Kinda like how Gouda Jouji stood out in Akane Maniax.
____________________________
Products of boredom: 1 2 3 4 5
Besieged
Hopes for FFXIV: Fencer | Red Mage
#32 Dec 07 2013 at 12:35 AM Rating: Excellent
Quote:
What the **** is a Hildibrand?


Boom.

Edited, Dec 6th 2013 10:36pm by Thayos
____________________________
Thayos Redblade
Veritas
Sargatanas
#33 Dec 07 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
Avatar
****
4,344 posts
LucasNox wrote:
What are the changes to Dragoon?



We don't know the full changes yet, but they amount to about a 10% DPS increase, and include better jump animations and control after jumps.
#34 Dec 07 2013 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
Needs More Smut
Avatar
******
20,466 posts
I wonder if each big patch name is going to get a new "title" - this one is Awoken. Is 2.2 going to be "Engaged" or something action-ey sounding?
____________________________
FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
Thayos wrote:
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and leader of Grammarian Tea House chat LS
#35 Dec 07 2013 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
**
337 posts
Hyrist wrote:
LucasNox wrote:
What are the changes to Dragoon?



We don't know the full changes yet, but they amount to about a 10% DPS increase, and include better jump animations and control after jumps.


Thanks. I hope, whether the actual DPS increase is large or not, that they can make the class control more smoothly and safely. It's very clunky right now, in my opinion... compared to every other class.
____________________________
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
Lucas Nox on Midgardsormr
#36 Dec 07 2013 at 5:36 PM Rating: Excellent
*
181 posts
Catwho wrote:
I wonder if each big patch name is going to get a new "title" - this one is Awoken. Is 2.2 going to be "Engaged" or something action-ey sounding?

It'll be something like "Coffee Consumed" then "Ready for Work". If they ever do a rollback it'll be "Keys Forgotten" or maybe "Traffic Jammed". On the other hand none of these make sense with "A Realm" tacked on in front. :\
____________________________
Wiggums: "Lou! Lou are you alright!?"
Lou: The electric yellow has got me by the brain banana.
Hunter Gathers (Goblin)
#37 Dec 08 2013 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
***
2,079 posts
Amazing trailer! Now I am super excited! What was that new battle with Ultima? I don't remember hearing about that one form the Live Letter.
____________________________


#38 Dec 08 2013 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
Avatar
****
9,021 posts
What exactly is housing supposed to do? Just aesthetics? Speaking of aesthetics, was that a new trade or a NPC?
____________________________
Demea wrote:
Almalieque wrote:

I'm biased against statistics
#39 Dec 09 2013 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
***
2,232 posts
As of right now, housing is just a place to hang out. Later on, there will be chocobo raising, gardening, and a crafting workshop for building airships.

The aesthetician is an NPC you can go to. He changes your appearance, has new hairstyles, etc.
____________________________
Character: Urzol Thrush
Server: Ultros
FC: The Kraken Club

Outshined

Teneleven wrote:
We secretly replaced your tank wemelchor with Foldgers Crystal's. Let's see what happens.

#40 Dec 09 2013 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
Avatar
****
9,021 posts
That's good stuff..
____________________________
Demea wrote:
Almalieque wrote:

I'm biased against statistics
#41 Dec 09 2013 at 8:09 PM Rating: Excellent
I'm thinking of housing as a place where you can hang out with other members of your FC. It will add a cool social aspect to the game that will make it feel more like "home," rather than just a lobby for the Duty Finder. These elements are vital in MMORPGs that hope to be around for years.

I'm really curious to see how they'll implement FC airships.
____________________________
Thayos Redblade
Veritas
Sargatanas
#42 Dec 10 2013 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
2,144 posts
I want my own house, not one that I have to share with my snoring LS members.
#43 Dec 10 2013 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
***
2,232 posts
Rinsui wrote:
I want my own house, not one that I have to share with my snoring LS members.


Patience, grasshopper ;)
____________________________
Character: Urzol Thrush
Server: Ultros
FC: The Kraken Club

Outshined

Teneleven wrote:
We secretly replaced your tank wemelchor with Foldgers Crystal's. Let's see what happens.

Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 157 All times are in CDT