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Bayohne
Greetings,

I'd like to share a comment from Koji Fox regarding this issue.

Quote Originally Posted by Koji Fox
Please allow me to deeply apologize for the lack of discretion used in the localization of the player title received upon completing the 3.5 main scenario quest. The decision to proceed with what is (as of Jan 18 JST) in the game was my decision and my decision alone. While the title was meant to be a reflection of the Warrior of Light’s role in the story, there is no excuse for my inability to realize that the particular choice of words would affect those players who had yet to complete the quest. As a result, my lack of foresight has marred the gaming experience of countless fans.

The current plan is to hotfix a new title in as soon as possible, with full awareness that this cannot undo the damage that is already done. I have spoken with Yoshida-san on the issue and have promised to personally work to ensure similar missteps do not happen in the future. We greatly appreciate the efforts being made by players who have already completed the quest to help ensure those who have not from being affected, and humbly ask that that everyone continues to do so until the issue can be addressed.

I once again sincerely apologize for this inexcusable error in judgment.

Koji Fox
As this is something we will be correcting, I will be locking this thread in the hopes that we can minimize the number of people that are impacted. As Koji mentioned, we would appreciate everyone's continued participation in helping ensure your fellow adventurers avoid this by not using the title in question.
Luxpheras
Greetings, adventurers.

We would like to share a message from Hiroshi Minagawa from the User Interface team:

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Greetings, everyone. Minagawa from the UI team here.

In Patch 3.5 we released a feature to choose different hotbar layouts; however, we have encountered a bug related to this and I would like to inform you of the status.

Issue
The space between each icon has become wider than before for vertical hotbars (hotbars 7 to 10). Due to this, the HUD layout for the vertical hotbars has changed, and it will not allow layouts without any gaps in between each icon.
Cause
We introduced the hotbar layout selection feature in this current patch. During testing, we received feedback from our testers stating that the text that displays the shortcut key on the top right and the action cost overlaps when the hotbar is displayed vertically. In order to address this, we made adjustments and expanded the space in between each icon, so the visibility of the numbers is clearer.

At this point, in order to not affect the existing HUD layout, we prepared a special process for hotbars 7 to 10 so that this spacing does not occur; however, this isn't being processed properly. For this reason, all vertical hotbars are displayed with the spacing.
Resolution
This bug is affecting those who have made detailed adjustments to their HUD layout; therefore, we're going to quickly revert the display for the vertical hotbars (1x12) to the previous display.

We're going to try and get this going as soon as possible, so instead of doing it as we planned, where we apply this to hotbars 7 to 10 specifically, we will apply this to every vertical hotbar (1x12) from hotbar 1 through 10 so that the spacing will be reverted back to how it was prior to Patch 3.5.

For this reason, with the above change, the height of the hotbar will revert back to the original height, but we will be prioritizing a fix for the issue where it is not possible to do what you have been doing up until this point.

This adjustment requires patching the client, so we'll have the operations team follow-up with the details on when this will be applied.
We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause until the fix is applied.

Camate
Dear Warriors of Light,

It’s been nearly eight years since I began my adventures with Square Enix, and the journey has been filled with quests of memorable experiences that have taught me a great deal and shaped me into the person that I have become today. The next quest in my life is now upon me, but unfortunately the path for this one leads me away from Square Enix and into new opportunities, and it is here that I must say my farewells to the community as a member of the North American community team.

Both FFXI and FFXIV hold a special place in my heart, and I’m hoping that throughout my years on the community team my passion for these games has been clearly conveyed. I’d like to say thank you to everyone in the community for giving me the opportunity to share this passion and be part of something amazing.

Though I leave you all as a community team member, I will once again be returning to the community I came from as a fellow player. There’s tons of excitement to look forward to from here on out, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

See you in Eorzea!
Farewell, adventurers!
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EU_Community_Team
In case you missed it, the musical guests for the EU Fan Festival have finally been announced!

On Saturday 18th February, German pianist and composer Benyamin Nuss will perform in a captivating piano concert, accompanied by talented vocalist Susan Calloway.

Plus, our very own FFXIV sound director, composer and favourite crowd pleaser Masayoshi Soken will attend with his band the Primals, who will rock our collective socks off on Sunday 19th February.

Last but seriously not least, on Sunday afternoon we will get to see Soken and Nobuo Uematsu on stage in a special talk session!
A number of ticket holders will also have the chance to meet Uematsu in person with exclusive signing sessions (details to be announced at a later date).

You can check the full event schedule here.

Have you gotten your tickets already? What are you looking forward the most at the Fan Fest?
Luxpheras
We've relayed your requests to the dev. team!

We understand the desire to have housing amenities for these new and exciting features, so please continue to post your suggestions. We'll definitely be sure to take these and future responses into consideration.
Housing swimming pools?
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EU_Community_Team
Hello everyone!

We’ve gotten some amazing entries for the EU Fan Fest art contest already and we’re loving them!

Just a gentle reminder that the contest is still up and running until tomorrow at 18:00 (GMT).

The themes for the contest are:
  • Leisure: depicting non-combat daily activities or role-play
  • Battle: depicting a battle scene
  • Characters and Creatures: depicting a famous NPC or monster
So, if you have prepared art for us, remember to send it before 18:00 (GMT) on Friday 6th January.

Please note that you can take part in the art contest even if you are unable to join the Fan Festival in Frankfurt itself!

You can check out more info about the contest here.

We're looking forward to seeing all your entries!
Art Contest
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Kahuna
The contest entry time frame was officially over at 10am GMT, and the thread hereby closed. Thank you all for your entries
Camate
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I recently registered an account with and purchased the live feed for FanFest from NicoNico. Can anyone tell me if I was supposed to receive a code from them in order to watch. Thank You
Hello, Rizon!

No code is required. After you've made your purchase from NicoNico on your account you are good to go. Access will be added to the account with which you purchased, so just log in and tune into the show.
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Luxpheras
Greetings,

We would like to offer our apologies for any confusion that may have been caused by the original announcement of winners, which did contain several entries that have since been disqualified. We appreciate you bringing these concerns to our attention, and once more thank everyone for their participation in this contest.
Luxpheras
Adventurers across the realm gather near as snow begins to fall in Eorzea, settling in to the warmth of their homes and resting up for the coming days of battles to be won. We had the fortune to be invited in to some spectacular homes that even Byregot himself would be proud of. It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of The Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme) Contest!

Our Grand Prize Winners:

1. Lenne Mei
"A Sanctuary to Escape the Heat of Thanalan"

2. Dandelion Aroral
"Winter welcomes us to join our friends by the flickering hearth and under the warm kotatsu in this homey, eastern-style chamber."

3. Kateri Vastara
(Original Post)

Winners:
4. Rufia Tsurumi (Original Post)
5. Iris Ayanami (Original Post)
6. Abbi Normail (Original Post)
7. Candy Star (Original Post)
8. Sylfaein Stormbreaker (Original Post)
9. Eddard Stark (Original Post)
10. Alli Melody (Original Post)
11. Naevelyn Satyre (Original Post)
12. Aria Winds (Original Post)
13. Kiipa Nulstat (Original Post)
14. Mele Kalikimaka (Original Post)
15. Tamisaki Nanami (Original Post)
16. Luna Vox (Original Post)
17. Naverzia Senka (Original Post)
18. Ashaa Tarins (Original Post)
19. Eriyn Kainoa (Original Post)
20. Elsee A'leun (Original Post)
21. Kaysia Graison (Original Post)
22. Yui Kasai (Original Post)
23. Lily Elwood (Original Post)
24. Lavandla Leveilleur (Original Post)
25. Blade Belisaire (Original Post)
26. Aneth Nae'zan (Original Post)
27. K'kara Zeye (Original Post)
28. Senica Demysidia (Original Post)
29. Esmeree Rosewood (Original Post)
30. Nataylea Terrene (Original Post)
31. Liyni Simpanno (Original Post)
32. Babooshka Ooshka (Original Post)
33. Hans Douken (Original Post)
34. Seda'li Tayuun (Original Post)
35. Poppy Milkweed (Original Post)
36. Kyri Sagitta (Original Post)
37. Breadnut Leofang (Original Post)
38. Meer'a Mihksa (Original Post)
39. Methos Ranperre (Original Post)
40. Snow Bird (Original Post)
41. Melon Pan' (Original Post)
42. Havalana Surticia (Original Post)
43. Yunie Aura (Original Post)
44. Freya Abendschein (Original Post)
45. Sophia Getty (Original Post)
46. Nina Nables (Original Post)
47. Meurati Veile (Original Post)
48. Zac Lionheart (Original Post)
49. Wandering Sage (Original Post)
50. Kalinas Luminas (Original Post)

We offer our congratulations, and thank you all for participating in this contest!
Bayohne
Greetings,

Today, producer/director Naoki Yoshida made a post regarding player feedback and comments that have been discussing the "jump potions" that are available in the Korean and Chinese versions of FINAL FANTASY XIV. I'd like to share that post with you all here.

We also look forward to your feedback regarding this topic as well.

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Hello, FFXIV Producer/Director Yoshida here.

First off, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their feedback on the "Jumping Potion," which I recently discussed in various interviews across Japan, North America, and Europe.

The community’s feedback is extremely important when determining whether to implement a feature or not. Of course, these decisions are not solely decided based on the feedback that is presented in the official forums. However, regarding this topic, we want to make the final decision after we look at it from all angles.

To further discuss this matter, I would like to provide the intentions and specifications of the "Jumping Potion" that is currently available in the Chinese and Korean versions of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Although it is quite lengthy, it would be great if you could take a moment of your time and read through the details.
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Intentions Behind Implementing the Jumping Potion

The main reason we decided to implement the "Jumping Potion" was to "make it easier for the newer players to catch up with the rest of the community."

It has been over three years since we launched FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Once Stormblood is released, in order for the new players to catch up to existing players, they would have to complete the main quests for both A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, level up their job to 60, and then collect the appropriate gear.

For example, if I was to attempt to convince my friend to play Stormblood, the obvious response would be "Even if I wanted to, it would be impossible to catch up if I was to start now." While I’ll do my best to make sure my friend can catch up as soon as possible, I would still like to enjoy the existing content and make sure I don't fall behind myself. At this point, I would feel like there's a limit to how much I can help.

If my friend was bumped up to level 60, then I can help them level up even further, go through the main story, and enjoy Stormblood with my friend while leveling up one of my additional jobs.

Simply put, this is the main intention of implementing a "Jumping Potion."

Including the free trial version, we are seeing several thousand new players play FINAL FANTASY XIV every day. While FINAL FANTASY XIV might be one of those games wherein new players can catch up to the top-end of the players relatively easy, not everyone has a lot of free time to spend on the game. A lot of people enjoy gaming as much as they can with their limited free time while managing their busy lives.

While people will be able to catch up even easier after the release of Stormblood with the adjustments we will make to the amount of experience points obtained, it would still require a lot of time just to reach the starting point of Stormblood.

If an MMORPG is not able to recruit new players, all that is left is for the game to stabilize and eventually go on a decline. At that moment, the type of operation of the game would shift to one that works hard to slow down the pace of decline. To prevent the game from reaching that point, we would like to prepare as much as we can for the potential new players that may be interested in the game.

Furthermore, due to the Armoury System in FINAL FANTASY XIV, players are able to experience all the classes and jobs that are available on a single character. While there are a lot of players that have every class/job leveled up all the way, there are also players that only have time to level up one job. We believe the “Jumping Potion” would become an incentive to try other classes/jobs. Additionally, players would not have to worry as much about spending time on leveling and focus on gearing up their alternate class/job by visiting existing content and ultimately, increase the clear rate of the existing content.

It would also make it easier for players that stopped playing the game to come back and enjoy the new content.

These potions are currently implemented in the Chinese and Korean versions of the game, but not the global version. Online games are particularly huge in China and Korea and this type of service is provided commonly among online games released in these regions. We implemented the service in the Chinese and Korean versions of the game to make sure the game can stay competitive in their online gaming markets.

Additionally, this service is recently becoming much more popular in MMORPGs released in North America and Europe.

Please note that I only mentioned the positives in this portion of the explanation because we were specifically going over our original intentions with regard to implementing the feature.

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The types of Jumping Potions

While often referred to as a “jumping potion,” we are actually separating this into two different potions that have different effects, so with that said I would first like to define what they are and clarify the main points that will be discussed.

1. Story Skip Potion
This is a potion that will allow you to complete the progress of the main story, and it’s a shortcut through the main scenario.

This is currently on sale for the Chinese and Korean versions of the game under the name of "Adventuring Records of A Realm Reborn." By purchasing this item and using it, it allows you to automatically clear through the final main scenario quest of Patch 2.55, "Before the Dawn." I'll speak more on the specifics of how it works below.

Furthermore, we’re in the midst of developing the "Adventuring Records of Heavensward" item for the Chinese and Korean versions. This is also a potion that will allow you to clear the main scenario quests through the end of Patch 3.5 Part 2.

To compare this to a television series, season one is A Realm Reborn, season two is Heavensward, and the newest expansion Stormblood will be season 3. With this potion, you'll be watching the memoirs of season 1 and 2 from an inn, and then actually watching season 3. Naturally you will have to actually watch the latest season, so the short cut will only allow you to skip through to the end of the previous season.

2. Job Jump Potion
This is a job leveling potion that can be applied towards a single job. We’ve prepared the potions on a job to job basis such as “Adventuring Records of the Paladin” and “Adventuring Records of the Warrior,” so it’s not the case that you will be able to use a single potion and instantly max out all of the jobs.

By purchasing and using this potion, the respective job will jump to level 50. (When Stormblood goes on sale, this will be upgraded to a potion that will jump the job up to level 60, and we plan to eliminate the current level 50 potion.) Furthermore, at the moment we also distribute weapons at a certain item level to go along with this, as well as multiple silver chocobo feathers, which can be exchanged for item level 130 equipment of your choosing. This will equip that job with the minimum equipment needed.

With this potion, the player will have to experience the main scenario for themselves, so the main usage would be for those people who want to increase their level to the previous level cap and/or level up additional jobs a bit more efficiently.

There are no potions for machinist, dark knight, and astrologian since these require the expansion, and we’re still discussing whether we will add them with the release of Stormblood. We’ve already decided that we will not be including potions for the new jobs that are going to be implemented with Stormblood. (This is based on the core principle that we want players to level the new jobs themselves.)

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Details on How the Jump Potions Work

Based on the above, I'd like to take a moment to explain in detail how the two potions work for the Chinese and Korean versions of the game.

・Story skip potion "Adventuring Records of A Realm Reborn"
Requirements for purchasing "Adventuring Records of A Realm Reborn"

1. Must have an active service account and have created a character.
2. The account must be paying the monthly subscription fee (free trial accounts are not eligible).


Only when fulfilling the above two requirements can the potion be purchased via the Mog Station. (The item will be delivered via Mog Letter, so you will have to have access to a Delivery Moogle.)

When using this potion, the following will occur.

1. The quest "Before the Fall" will be set as cleared, and you will be able to undertake the main scenario quest "Coming to Ishgard."
2. You will automatically join the Grand Company of your starting city-state (starting at the lowest rank).
3. You will automatically be given a personal chocobo (a generic name will be given to it).
4. All aetherytes for A Realm Reborn will be unlocked.
5. All dungeons implemented up to Patch 2.55 will be set as cleared.
6. The Unending Journey, which can be used at inns and such, will be entirely unlocked for everything that was completed.
7. Unlock quests for the minimum required features will be set as cleared.


Anyone that has yet to clear "Before the Dawn" is able to use this potion. Even if you've stopped playing while you were progressing through the main scenario quests of Patch 2.4, the potion will yield the same effect; however, if you already belong to a Grand Company and/or have a chocobo, your existing status will take priority over the potion's effect.

Additionally, since it will be possible to use the Unending Journey, you'll be able to experience the portions of the story that was skipped in a digest format. In order to make it possible to use each of the different roulettes, the dungeons for A Realm Reborn are set as cleared.

While there is a difference between the item price in China and Korea, this potion is around 2500 Japanese yen as of right now.

・Job jump potion "Adventuring Records of the Paladin" (I’ll use paladin as an example here.)
Requirements for purchasing "Adventuring Records of the Paladin."


1. Must have an active service account and have created a character.
2. The account must be paying the monthly subscription fee (free trial accounts are not eligible).


Only when fulfilling the above two requirements can the potion be purchased via the Mog Station. (The item will be delivered via Mog Letter, so you will have to have access to a Delivery Moogle.)

When using this potion, the following will occur.

1. Paladin’s base class, gladiator, will become level 50.
2. The secondary class required for paladin, conjurer, will become level 15.
3. A sword of a certain item level will be distributed (item level 120 for the Korean version).
4. Paladin’s job stone will be distributed.
5. The job quests for paladin will be set as cleared up to the level 50 quest. (Actions will also be given.)
6. An item that worth roughly 300,000 gil that cannot be traded will be distributed as funds for equipment.
7. Multiple silver chocobo feathers will be distributed, which can be exchanged for equipment.


When using this potion, there are no restrictions such as only being able to use it on your starting class, and we've made it so job quests are completed so you are ready for battle at level 50. By exchanging the silver chocobo feathers, you'll be able to procure the minimum required gear of your choosing.

Nothing else will happen other than the above, so with this potion, you can boost your job level and just enjoy the main scenario. You can think of this as starting a new game as a stronger character. Since there is the level sync feature for each of the dungeons and trials, you'll be able to learn your job while you progress through the story as well.

Having separate job potions is something unique to FFXIV. This is because the requirement to change to a specific job and the necessary equipment for each job is different per job, and also because leveling all jobs at the same time with a single potion is too much of a shortcut.

Similar to the story skip potion, this is about 2500 Japanese yen per job.

For the Korean version there is also a story skip potion and job jump potion set, and this is an option sold only for new players and returners as a starter pack.

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Finalized Changes to the Feature upon the Release of Stormblood

As I stated previously, the specifications mentioned above are for the potions in the Chinese and Korean versions of the game. We've decided that the potions will change in following ways for the Chinese and Korean versions upon the launch of Stormblood.

  • The story jumping potion will become the “Adventuring Records of Heavensward.” (we are currently discussing whether or not to keep "Adventuring Records of A Realm Reborn").
  • Upon using the “Adventuring Records of Heavensward,” the player character will have completed the main quest up to the final quest in patch 3.5 part 2, as well as accepting the initial main quest for Stormblood.
  • The "Adventuring Records of Heavenward" can only be purchased if the player has purchased and registered their copy of the Heavenward expansion.
  • Players will be able to boost one job to level 60 with the job jumping potion (the level 50 version of the potion will be removed).
  • The gear that the players will receive will be changed to level 60 gear for the corresponding job upon purchasing the job jump potion.


We are still discussing whether to add potions for machinist, dark knight, and astrologian, if we want to keep the “Adventuring Records of A Realm Reborn” option, and other points, so we’ll be sure to update you once the details are finalized.

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Summary up until now

I'd like to summarize what has been discussed up until now.

Case 1: Those who are new to the game and wish to catch up to friends who are already playing
1. Create a character and ensure your service account is active.
2. Purchase the job potion of your choosing, and make that job level 50.
3. Add the rights for playing the Heavensward expansion.
4. Purchase and use the “A Realm Reborn Adventuring Records.”
5. The total cost is around 5000 yen (not including the expansion and subscription fees).


This lets you reach level 50 and begin on the main scenario quests for Heavensward. From here on out you can aim to reach level 60 together with your friends and progress through the Heavensward story.

Case 2: Those who are new and want to progress through the main scenario efficiently.
1. Create a character and ensure your service account is active.
2. Purchase the job potion of your choosing, and make that job level 50.
3. Progress through the main scenario.
4. The total cost is around 2500 yen (not including the expansion and subscription fees).


In this scenario you will be able to progress through the main scenario at a quick pace and experience the story.

Case 3: Those who are new and just want to enjoy leveling.
1. Create a character and ensure your service account is active.
2. Add the Heavensward expansion.
3. Purchase the “A Realm Reborn Adventuring Records.”
4. The total cost is around 2500 yen (not including the expansion and subscription fees).


In this case, the A Realm Reborn main scenario will be completed, and you will be free to enjoy leveling a job through various content and side quests.
As you can see from the above, while this allows any type of new player to catch up, it places them right before the latest expansion. From there on out they will have to raise their characters and collect equipment. We’ve also made it so there is an option to progress through the main scenarios with a stronger character and catch up to everyone while the story is enjoyed.

These potions are an optional purchase, and it will not be very cheap to purchase both of them. The price has not been set this way looking for profits, but rather, it has been set the way it has to indicate our intention that these items are not those that anyone can use freely.

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Presumed Negative Effects

Below are the presumed negative effects from implementing these potions.

Gap between player skills between existing players and new players

I believe the point majority of the players are most worried about is the part where you may expect to see more players who may not be used to their rotations. However, looking over the data collected from the Chinese and Korean versions, most of these players who have purchased the potions are those who are familiar with online gaming, or those who play with the support from their friends.

If we look at the number of players who fall within the below criteria (and calculating the percentage from data obtained after the start of Jumping Potion sales)...
  • Have just started playing
  • Have activated their account (i.e. have paid subscription fees)
  • Have purchased one of the job jumping potions
at most we see only about 27-29% of Korean/Chinese players making the potion purchase.

When purchasing the potions, a great number of the players made a purchase once they were familiar with the game after leveling to level 30 through the free trial or with an active account. With this said, we're seeing data that shows that there are not many instances of completely new players purchasing them.

I'm not saying its non-existent, but it's much lower that the worst case scenario that is being assumed.

However, once we begin the service for Stormblood, we can assume many players will jump to Heavensward, and these players will join at level 60, leading to a short period of time where there may be large skill gap between existing and new players.

There were about 20-21% percent of those who purchased story jump potions along with the above conditions. From those who have purchased the job jumping potions, it looks like there is a good amount of players who want to experience the main scenario themselves.

Additionally, from those who have purchased the potions, we can see that over 50% of the players have been playing longer than three months. Therefore, these potions are either helping motivate these players, or being purchased by players with high motivation.

Feeling of buying experience with money
For those who have never used these types of jumping potions, you may have this type of feeling towards this matter. Also, some may misunderstand this as Pay-to-Win. However, these measures were put in place to have these players get on the current standard; therefore, it isn’t there to hurt everyone’s play experience or time spent until now, and is in place to further expand the community. With that said, we understand this feeling may not go away from some players, so please be sure to leave your feedback.
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Summary

While I personally have a positive outlook in regard to the implementation of these potions, I'm still worried. However, I predict that we will end up introducing this service at some point between the release of Stormblood and the expansion pack that comes after.

The current trend in the gaming market is for games to be easily accessible, played in short periods of time, and played and stopped whenever the players want. This is the exact opposite of an MMORPG in a sense.

I am not saying we want to make MMORPGs follow this trend; however, our job is to bolster operations so that as many new players as possible are able to play with everyone.

Please read through my post and leave your feedback. The decision and responsibility will be mine, but please let us know how you feel about this. If you have any questions, be sure to post those as well, and I'll be sure to follow-up!

Zhexos
Greetings,

As the content from Yoshida's message is quite long and detailed, we've opted to start a new thread that will help us when gathering feedback. You can find the new thread here.
Jump Potion...again
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Kahuna
Hello everyone,

Naoki Yoshida has made a post on the Japanese forums today about a jump potion. We will be working on a translation of said message and will post it in this thread once it is finished. Thank you for your patience!
Jump Potion...again
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Kahuna
It's the most wonderful time of the year, when people get together, songs are sung, poems recited and as much food as possible stuffed into bodies not made to hold even half of them. To bring everyone into the festive spirit, we'd like to hear your best Haikus about the Starlight Celebration!

FINAL FANTASY XIV (“Game”) Starlight Celebration Haiku Contest (“Contest”)


This Contest is being operated and promoted by:

Square Enix Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 01840186 (“Square Enix”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) with registered address at 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

The Contest is only open to holders of an active FINAL FANTASY XIV service account (“Service Account”) during the Entry Period who are resident in a PAL Territory Country* (“Contestants”, “You”, “Your”). Contestants who are residents of France or Spain should refer to the Additional Specific Provisions under these Rules relevant to their country of residence.

* PAL Territory Country means any of the following countries; ÅLAND ISLANDS, ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ANDORRA, ANGOLA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BHUTAN, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BOTSWANA, BOUVET ISLAND, BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (nr. Sri Lanka), BULGARIA, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CHRISTMAS ISLAND, COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, COMOROS, CONGO, CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE, COOK ISLANDS, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DJIBOUTI, EGYPT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ESTONIA, ETHIOPIA, FAROE ISLANDS, FIJI, FINLAND, FRANCE, FRENCH GUIANA, FRENCH POLYNESIA, FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES (South Indian Ocean), GABON, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GIBRALTAR, GREECE, GREENLAND, GUERNSEY, HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE), HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, IRELAND, ISLE OF MAN, ISRAEL, ITALY, JERSEY, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KUWAIT, KYRGYZSTAN, LATVIA, LESOTHO, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES (Sri Lanka), MALTA, MAURITANIA (West Africa), MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, MONACO, MONGOLIA, MONTSERRAT, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, NETHERLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA (Australasia), NEW ZEALAND, NORFOLK ISLAND, NORWAY, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, RÉUNION (S. Africa), ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAINT HELENA, SAMOA, SAN MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SERBIA, SEYCHELLES, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWAZILAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF, TIMOR-LESTE, TOKELAU, TONGA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, VATICAN CITY STATE, YEMEN, ZAMBIA

PLEASE READ THESE RULES (“Rules”) CAREFULLY. By submitting an entry to the Contest you agree to accept and be bound by these Rules and the terms of any policies referred to in these Rules. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the Contest at any stage if deemed necessary in our opinion and/or if circumstances arise which are outside of our control.

Theme

Create a Haiku related to the theme of the Starlight Celebration (an in-game seasonal event).

What is a ‘Haiku’: A Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry with three (3) lines alternating with five (5) syllables on the first line, seven (7) syllables on the second line and five (5) syllables on the third line.

Please see below for an example:

Fighting the Dodos (5 syllables)
Will there be an end to them (7 syllables)
The bane of my life (5 syllables)

How to Enter

Submit your Haiku related to the theme of Starlight Celebration (an in-game seasonal event) and post it in the dedicated contest participation thread here. Only one entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted. Entries cannot be edited after submission.

Contestants must include the following details of the in-game character to whom they wish to allocate the prize (“Character”):
  1. Character name;
  2. World name; and
  3. Choice of one (1) in-game Prize (as defined below).

Please note that if no Character name or world name is submitted, the Prize will be awarded and sent to the character visible on your forum handle. If no Prize is selected, we will select a prize from the list on your behalf.

Accepted Entry Format

- The entry must be an original work that has never been submitted in any other Contest.
- You may include one (1) screenshot
- The entry must contain the exact number of syllables in each line (5-7-5).

Entry Period

16 December 2016 12:00 p.m. (GMT) to 4 January 2017 10:00 a.m. (GMT)

*Please note that the in-game seasonal event ends on 31 December 2016 at 14:59 (GMT)

Entry Requirements

Contestants must possess an active Service Account and have access to a working internet connection and web browser in order to be able to enter. Contestants are responsible for all connection charges associated with the internet connection and subscription fees associated with the registration for a Service Account. Contestants must ensure that their contact information is correct at the time of registration for a Service Account, during and after submission of their Entry.

Contestants must accept our privacy policy located here and cookies policy located here. Contestants must have a permanent residence in a PAL Territory Country. Contestants under the age of 18 must obtain the permission of a legal guardian before submitting entries. The Contest is not open to employees, directors or other officers of Square Enix or its respective affiliates, agents, media partners and suppliers.

Winner Selection

The FFXIV EU Community Team will select one hundred (100) of the best entries from the official Final Fantasy XIV forum languages (English/French/German) based on overall creativity and humour (“Winners”).

Winners will be announced on the forum on or after 18 January 2017 (“Announcement Date”). Once the Winners are announced, Prizes will be delivered to each Winner via the in-game Moogle delivery service (which may be subject to change at our discretion).

Prize
We will award Winners with one (1) of the below FINAL FANTASY XIV virtual prize (the “Prize”)*:
  • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
  • Ahriman Choker
  • Mandragora Choker
  • Bluebird Earrings
  • Noble Barding

*We reserve the right, at all times, to vary or modify the above list.

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The Prize is a virtual prize with no monetary value and cannot be sold or transferred to third parties. The Prize is only transferable to characters linked to the Contestant’s Service Account.

We reserve the right to re-distribute any Prizes that remain unclaimed. No alternative prize shall be provided in place of the Prize.

Inappropriate Submissions
Entries containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter and/or containing any plagiarized or copyrighted material will not be considered by the judges. Entries which infringe upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, are counter to public order and/or morals, are judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme, do not contain all of the required information or contain erroneous information may face disqualification. Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

Additional Specific Provisions
Contestants resident in FRANCE:

In accordance with the 6th January 1978 data protection and freedom of information law n° 78-17, we inform you that you have the right to access, rectify and delete information concerning you, by requesting it in writing to the Promoter.

Contestants resident in SPAIN:
The name of the winner will be sent to anyone who requests the same within three (3) months of the Closing Date and by entering the Competition you hereby agree that the Promoter shall be permitted to do so if you are the winner. Requests should be made via the Square Enix Support Centre.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW SQUARE ENIX WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ENTRY THAT IS SUBMITTED TO THE CONTEST THAT INFRINGES THE COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF A THIRD PARTY. YOU WARRANT AND AGREE THAT YOUR ENTRY WILL CONTAIN WORK THAT IS ENTIRELY ORIGINAL TO YOU AND DOES NOT INFRINGE OR INTERFERE WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER RIGHTS AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY SQUARE ENIX AGAINST ANY LOSS ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF YOUR WARRANTY.

In the event that an entry violates a third-party’s copyright, the user’s Service Account may be suspended or cancelled. All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. In consideration of our acceptance and review of your Entry Materials into the Contest, you hereby assign to Square Enix absolutely all right, title and interest for the full duration of copyright in and to the Entry Materials throughout the world. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix Europe will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.

Governing Law
These Rules and all or any dispute arising from them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Sicycre
This looks like such a great event.
I hope many enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Luxpheras
Greetings!

After stowing your weapons of war and magic, you took your chances on wielding the arms of an interior designer. Like the many trials and tribulations you have already faced as the Warriors of Light, once more the time of judgement is upon us.

Forgive my flair for the dramatic! This brings the "Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme)" Contest to an end.

Please note that the winners of this contest will be announced on or around Monday, December 19th 2016.

We appreciate all of your hard work and participation in this contest, and look forward to viewing your warm winter homes!
Luxpheras
Greetings!

We would like to thank everyone for stopping by yesterday's episode of Culling Time, including those of you from Excalibur who came out to participate in our custom matches of The Feast.

It was a great deal of fun spectating your matches, including the 4 v 4 All-Warrior death match (so many Holmgangs!) and the "no healers, no tanks and no.... gear??" team face-off. We look forward to what other fun compositions you all may come up with for your own custom matches in the future!

Please feel free to share any feedback you may have in regards to Culling Time, as well as what World you'd be interested in us visiting next.

See you all next time on Culling Time!
Luxpheras
Greetings, Bartleby!

You are more than welcome to bring your own light party! For those who may come individually, we'll also be forming random light parties from participants hanging out at the Wolves' Den Pier looking to join us.

Essentially, we can do both! You're even welcome to bring two parties of four if you'd like to battle it out with your friends while we spectate.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Luxpheras
The next episode of Culling Time approaches!

Are you an adventurer on Excalibur? If you are, we'd like to invite you to join us for some custom Feast matches that we'll be spectating live on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel!

Whether you're a wide-eyed pup or the most skilled wolf, we'd love to have you come by and participate. We'll also be inviting adventurers to spectate matches with us if you'd like to see how it works for yourself.

See you this Thursday on Culling Time!

When?
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (PST) / 6:00 p.m. (EST) / 23:00 (GMT)

Where?
The official FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch Channel (http://sqex.to/htj)
Kahuna
For the GameStop Campaign
First of all, apologies for the delayed reply, but confirming these things usually takes some time. I can confirm that the campaign has now started in its entirety, and as such, codes will also be available from gamestop.de

To recap:
Codes are available in store in Germany, Switzerland and Austria when making a purchase worth at least 19.99 EUR or 24.90 CHF in a brick and mortar GameStop store.

Codes are available from gamestop.de as well. Those will be sent out the following Tuesday. As such, they won't be instantaneous, but you will definitely get them. If you have already made a purchase and not gotten a code, no worries - if you have made the purchase on or after November 22, you will get your code next Tuesday!

Hopefully that clears it up

For the situation in the Netherlands
We are currently looking into this. Please bear with us as we're trying to get a definitive answer.
Luxpheras
Greetings, interior decorators of Eorzea!

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Quote Originally Posted by AshieeView Post
Can we use any room size (like a mansion or a small house) or does it need to be a FC room/Apartment?
Apologies if this wasn't clear, but as mentioned in the detailed rules, all submissions must be taken from either a player's private chambers or apartment in order to qualify. Entries determined to be taken from other housing areas will be disqualified.

Best of luck to you all!
Kahuna
Hello everyone,

A while ago we announced that we’d try to bring the in-game item campaign to a number of European countries, among them Spain and Italy. With the addition of the new Gamestop campaign for Germany today, we have covered most of them – unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances and despite our best efforts, we were unable to bring the campaign to Italy and Spain in the end. We’re extremely sorry for letting the players in those regions down. We know that the campaigns were a much debated topic within the community, and will take all feedback and experiences gained into consideration for any future campaigns. Please accept our sincere apologies.
Gildrein
FINAL FANTASY® XIV Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme) Official Contest Rules
IMPORTANT! Please read the following rules before entering the Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme) contest (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, you (“Entrant”) agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements for the Contest.


North America Official Contest Rules

1. ELIGIBILITY
THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO HAVE AN ACTIVE FINAL FANTASY XIV ACCOUNT FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION AND ARE OVER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX, INC. (“SQUARE ENIX”) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS. RESIDENTS OF JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE CONTEST UNDER RULES APPLICABLE TO THOSE RESIDENTS’ JURISDICTIONS IF SQUARE ENIX OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE POSTED SUCH RULES. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state, province, or country of residence (a “ Minor ”), your parents or legal guardians must read, understand, and agree to these Contest rules. To be eligible to win a prize, you must participate in the Contest in the manner described below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of its affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, vendors, professional advisors, and advertising and promotional agencies, and any of their immediate family members, are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per FINAL FANTASY XIV Account, per household, and per e-mail address; multiple entries shall be excluded and disqualified. Offer void where prohibited.

2. CONTEST PERIOD
The “Contest period” begins on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) and ends on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) (the "Deadline"). Entrants must submit entries must by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize. Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time should any discrepancies of time occur. Square Enix reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to extend the Contest period for whatever reason without notification.

3. HOW TO ENTER
During the Contest period, Entrant must take the following steps to enter:
  • Perform a ‘makeover’ of the inside of your apartment or private chambers in Final Fantasy XIV by changing the design or appearance of the room.
  • Capture four (4) screenshots (the “Screenshots”) that display your makeover, including at least one (1) image captured inside the room while facing north, one (1) image captured inside the room while facing south, one (1) image captured inside the room while facing east, and one (1) image captured inside the room while facing west.
  • Submit the four (4) screenshots by posting them to the Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme) entry thread. You must include the following information in the forum post (an “entry”):
a. The Screenshots.
b. A short caption for the Screenshots.
c. Entrant's selection from the available prizes:
i. Scarf of Wondrous Wit
ii. Ahriman Choker
iii. Mandragora Choker
iv. Bluebird Earring
v. Noble Barding
*If you do not choose an in-game item, Square Enix will select one for you.
*Do not include any additional personal information in the entry.

Additional entry rules:
  • One (1) entry per person. If multiple entries are posted from the same account, Square Enix will only consider the first entry.
  • Entries may not be edited after submission.
  • Entrants may use image editing software to crop Screenshots, however Entrants may not use image editing software to alter, enhance, or add more features to the Screenshot.
  • The use of in-game Screenshot alteration (via the /gpose or /grouppose feature) is acceptable.
  • All Screenshots must display the following Square Enix copyright text on the lower left of the
image:
FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 - 2016 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Square Enix shall not accept entries and may delete and disqualify entries that: (a) deviate from the established theme; (b) violate or infringe any laws, regulations, or rights, including any intellectual property, publicity, or privacy rights; (c) are missing required information; (d) are obscene, vulgar, discriminate, or contain any other offensive subject matter; (e) are counter to public order and/or morals; (f) Square Enix judges, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for any reason; (g) contain false or misleading information; (h) make unauthorized or fraudulent use of a third party’s name, email address, character name, or likeness; (i) are potentially defamatory; (j) are of low resolution or otherwise difficult to evaluate; (k) violate any other rule or condition in these terms or on this webpage; and (l) are otherwise damaging or detrimental to Square Enix or any third party. Square Enix reserves the right to reject and/or delete any submissions for any other reason. Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

4. PRIZES
The FINAL FANTASY XIV development and operations teams will select up to fifty (50) entries to win prizes based on overall execution and quality (each Entrant of such entries, a “ Contest Winner ” or “ Winner ”). Each Winner shall receive his/her choice of one (1) of the following items:
  • One (1) Ahriman Choker (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
  • One (1) Mandragora Choker (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
  • One (1) Bluebird Earring (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
  • One (1) Scarf of Wondrous Wit (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
  • One (1) Noble Barding (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)

From these fifty (50) winners, the FINAL FANTASY XIV development and operations teams will select up to three (3) grand prize winners (“Grand Prize Winners”). Each Grand Prize Winner shall receive the following prize:
  • One (1) TAITO Moogle Lamp (approximate retail value of twenty nine United States dollars and ninety nine cents ($29.99)).
All in-game items are virtual items and have no real world monetary value. In-game prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account of the Winner.
Physical prizes will be delivered to the address registered to the Entrant’s Square Enix account.
The number of Winners is subject to change at Square Enix's sole discretion.
No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value for any prize listed above. Retail value of prizes is listed in United States dollars. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the Entrant's country, state, or province of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
Square Enix shall ship the prizes to Contest Winners within approximately one (1) month of the selection of winners. Prize delivery timing is subject to change.

5. GENERAL CONTEST RULES
Winners will be announced on or around December 19, 2016. Square Enix shall notify Contest Winners via the email account or forum account associated with the winning entry at or about the same time (the “ Notification Package ”). Return of any Notification Package as undeliverable will result in disqualification and Square Enix may, at its sole discretion, select an alternate winner.

To be eligible to receive a prize, each Contest Winner must follow the instructions contained in the Notification Package and respond with the information or documents requested prior to the date specified in the Notification Package. Such requested information may be necessary for purposes of filing tax forms with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”). If a Minor is selected (as determined by the state, province, or country of residence), a parent or legal guardian must sign any required or requested documents. The requested documents must be sent to Square Enix at the address specified in the Notification Package and must be received by Square Enix by the date specified. If the Contest Winner fails to provide the requested information or documents according to the instructions provided in the Notification Package, or if the requested documents are not signed by an appropriate party (e.g., by a parent or legal guardian, if a Minor is selected) or are not received by Square Enix by the specified date, the Contest Winner shall be deemed disqualified and will forfeit his or her eligibility.

If disqualified for any reason, the Contest Winner will not receive any prize. In the event that the Contest Winner forfeits or is disqualified, Square Enix may select an alternate Entrant as a replacement for the disqualified or forfeited winner.
Entrant must submit their own name, birth date, email address, phone number, address, place of residence, and/or other information as requested. Entrant may not impersonate any other person, or entity, or submit false or misleading information; Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that does so. If a Minor is selected (as determined by the laws of state, province, or country of residence), such Minor needs to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the participant, entries shall be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Forum account submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned a Forum account by and Forum service provider. The potential winners may be required to provide Square Enix with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the Forum account associated with the winning entry.

6. SQUARE ENIX OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
All entries and other materials (the “Entry Materials”) (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any Entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix’s ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.
Entrant grants Square Enix an exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide, fully-paid up license to make any and all uses of the entry. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will have an exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide, fully-paid up license to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials that Entrant posts, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix’s rights as set forth above in this paragraph.

7. ORIGINAL WORK OF AUTHORSHIP
You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

8. SQUARE ENIX INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge that the products related to, and the trademark rights in, the SQUARE ENIX and TAITO marks are exclusive to Square Enix and include, but are not limited to, the rights to use, reproduce, sell, distribute, broadcast, display, and make derivative works of, without compensation to the Contest Winner.

9. GENERAL RELEASE.
By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release and indemnify Square Enix, its affiliates, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, misdelivery, use of, or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, misappropriation or infringement of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional) whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory.
IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.

10. SELECTION OF PRIZE
Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the items awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images, if any, shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.

11. USE OF ENTRANT’S AND CONTEST WINNER’S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.
Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use the Entrants’ and Contest Winners’ names, account names, avatars, profile images, likenesses, prize information, submissions, and/or other information in connection with the Contest or for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, Contest Winners may be required to execute a further consent to the use of their names, account names, addresses, likenesses, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. You hereby warrant and represent that you own all rights to your name, account name, avatar, profile image, and likeness connected with your entry and your FINAL FANTASY XIV or Square Enix account, and that all such materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

12. AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE.
As a condition of being awarded any prize, Contest Winners (and if Contest Winner is a Minor, winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver to Square Enix a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, an acceptance of these Official Contest Rules, a release of liability, and/or other agreements or releases. Square Enix may require, in its sole discretion, to have any requested documents notarized by the Contest Winner (or his or her parent or legal guardian, in the case of a Minor).

13. WINNERS’ LIST; RULES REQUEST
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Attention: Final Fantasy XIV: The Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme)
999 North Sepulveda Blvd., Third Floor
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Gildrein
As the Eorzean air begins to cool, our weary adventurers seek to settle in to their apartments and personal quarters to warm themselves from winter winds. Do you have what it takes to decorate a home worthy of the Warrior of Light? Put your interior design skills to the test by arranging a room in the theme of ‘Winter’.

Contest Entry Period
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) to Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Theme
Take up to four (4) screenshots displaying each cardinal direction (North, South, East, and West) to display your room makeover in the theme of winter and take on the Eorzean Home Makeover (Extreme) challenge! You have proved yourself in battle, Warriors of Light. Now, put your interior design skills to the test!

Prizes
Square Enix will select up to 50 winners from the North America region from qualifying entries and award each winner one (1) in-game item of your choice from the selection below:
  • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
  • Ahriman Choker
  • Mandragora Choker
  • Bluebird Earring
  • Noble Barding
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From these 50 winners, up to three (3) will be selected as Grand Prize winners and awarded one (1) TAITO Moogle Lamp in addition to their choice of in-game item.
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From these 50 winners, Square Enix will select up to three (3) Grand Prize winners and award each of them one (1) TAITO® Moogle Lamp in addition to their choice of in-game item.
*All in-game items are virtual items and have no real world monetary value.
*All in-game prizes will be delivered to the main character associated with the entrant's forum account at the time of entry.
*Physical prizes will be sent to the address associated with the winning entrant's Square Enix service account.
*Please note that in-game prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account of the players who enter the contest.

How to Enter
Submit four (4) screenshots that display the following:
  • A screenshot taken while facing the northern portion of your room.
  • A screenshot taken while facing the southern portion of your room.
  • A screenshot taken while facing the eastern portion of your room.
  • A screenshot taken while facing the western portion of your room.
  • We encourage the use of a variety of indoor furnishings, as well as variance in camera angles for originality in composition.
  • Feel free to use the /grouppose command to get the proper camera angles you would like for these screenshots.

Please submit your screenshot in the entry thread. Be sure to include the following information:
  • Your screenshots.
  • A short caption.
  • Your selection from the available in-game prizes.
*If you do not choose an in-game item, Square Enix will select an in-game item for you.

You must abide by the following rules and guidelines when submitting your entry:
  • One (1) entry per person. No group entries will be accepted.
  • Entries cannot be edited after submission.
  • Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter and must reside in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec). Must be 18 or older (or 13 or older with parent’s approval).
  • You may use image editing software to crop your screenshots.
  • All screenshot entries must display the following Square Enix copyright text on the lower left of the image:
    - FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010 - 2016 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
  • The four (4) screenshots must be discernibly from the same room in-game.
  • You may not use image editing software to alter, enhance, or add more features to your screenshot. The use of the /grouppose feature in-game is acceptable.
  • Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
  • Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.
  • Square Enix reserves the right to remove or take down any content in its sole discretion.
  • You must review and agree to the full contest terms and conditions below.

Forum Submission Rules
Square Enix will moderate and/or remove inappropriate submissions. If an entry falls into any of the below categories, or otherwise violates these terms or Square Enix’s other terms or policies, the entrant will be disqualified and the post will be deleted by a moderator:
  • Any posts containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
  • Any posts that infringe the intellectual property rights (including copyrights), privacy rights, or other rights of any third party
  • Any posts that are counter to public order and/or morals
  • Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme

Selection
The FINAL FANTASY XIV North American Community Team will select winners based on creativity, humor, originality and overall execution according to the criteria listed above. Winners will be announced on or about December 19, 2016.
Kahuna
Hey there,

Apologies for the delay in coming back to your question. We have to undergo rigorous legal check-ups for every contest we run, and even small differences between contests can have large consequences. That’s why we could unfortunately not include Spain this time around. Please let me assure you that we try to include as many countries as possible, and we’re constantly in touch with our legal department to find ways that allow us to expand the reach of the contests – we are sorry that you will not be able to participate this time around.
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Dropped in Dun Scaith as extra chest after final boss. Xivdb entry notes it cannot be sold, not true - it can be sold for 28 gil. Anyone know what this is for yet?

Comes from gardening. Seed (cutting) can be bought from the Material Sellers in housing wards. Appears to crop in 24hrs.

Possible additional final chest reward from http://xivdb.com/instance/48/baelsar's+wall.

Maximum capacity : 2

2 small fish or 1 medium fish

Can be challenged in Triple Triad.

Availability: 5pm-11pm
Special Conditions: Maximum Reputation with the Vanu Vanu Beast Tribe.
Cards Available to Win: http://xivdb.com/item/14193/brachiosaur+card and http://xivdb.com/item/12275/bismarck+card.

Looks like you forgot a bit of info there. Let me help you out.

Starting NPC: http://xivdb.com/npc/1003626/t'mokkri, http://xivdb.com/placename/28/limsa+lominsa+upper+decks, (x11, y11).
Delivery NPC: http://xivdb.com/npc/1001220/juliembert, http://xivdb.com/placename/129/quarrymill, (x24.8, y20.5).

Khloe provides you with your Wondrous Tails journal each week. You also hand in your finished journals to her to obtain your reward.

This NPC will give you information and lore on all 5 hunt marks that spawn within http://xivdb.com/placename/2001/the+dravanian+hinterlands.

Grinmox is the NPC to go to when upgrading any Disciple of Hand or Land scrip gear using http://xivdb.com/item/14104/goblin+cup or http://xivdb.com/item/14105/goblin+dice.

Seika is the NPC to go to when upgrading any of the Heavensward Tomestone/Hunt Seal gear.

You can also challenge her to Triple Triad.
Availability: 2pm-8pm
Special Conditions: None
Cards Available to Win: http://xivdb.com/item/13365/crawler+card, http://xivdb.com/item/13366/poroggo+card, and http://xivdb.com/item/13376/roundrox+card.

entrance can be found at 15.9 / 22.2

Located at the "Quickspill Delta" fishing hole in The Dravanian Hinterlands, x11.5, y27.6, (a very large area centralised over these coordinates).
Time of Day: 10pm-2am
Weather: http://xivdb.com/weather/1/clear+skies * See note in description.
Bait: http://xivdb.com/item/12705/purse+web+spider
http://xivdb.com/action/4100/snagging: No.
http://xivdb.com/action/4105/fish+eyes: No.
Folklore Book: http://xivdb.com/item/12702/tome+of+ichthyological+folklore+-+dravania
Caught with 801 Gathering, 640 Perception.

You must first mooch a High Quality http://xivdb.com/item/12757/hedgemole+cricket in order to catch this fish. It was about an 8–10 second cast time with a light tug, and requires Precision Hookset if Patience is being used. Then use Powerful Hookset to catch Madam Butterfly.

A note about the weather. Comments on the fishing database say that this fish requires a weather transition from Rain to Clear Skies. I also caught Madam Butterfly during Clear Skies right after a Rain window. However, the current fish trackers do not reflect this weather transition. If anyone is able to catch Madam Butterfly without needing Rain weather beforehand, please comment.

Located at "The Flagship" fishing hole in Azys Lla, x22, y22.
Time of Day: Any Time
Weather: http://xivdb.com/weather/9/thunder * See note in description.
Bait: http://xivdb.com/item/12710/fiend+worm
http://xivdb.com/action/4100/snagging: No.
http://xivdb.com/action/4105/fish+eyes: No.
Folklore Book: http://xivdb.com/item/12703/tome+of+ichthyological+folklore+-+abalathia's+spine
Caught with 801 Gathering, 640 Perception.

This is caught by mooching a High Quality http://xivdb.com/item/12776/platinum+fish. One of the more annoying things about this fishing spot is that the http://xivdb.com/item/12778/azysfish at this spot has the same tug strength, cast time, and catch percentage which will inevitably mean a loss of GP when trying to use Precision Hookset with Patience.

A note about the weather. While the current timers at the main Fishing Database and Garland Fisher do not reflect this, I am convinced that this fish can only be caught when Cloudy weather transitions into Thunder. There are many comments on the fishing database to back up this claim, and I was only able to get the fish to bite under this specific weather transition. If anyone else has caught this fish in a Thunder window that came right after a Clear Skies or another Thunder window, please comment.

All know locations:
(x14,y26), (x4,y16), (x8,y20), (x30,y12), (x17,y29), (x19,y18), (x9,y27), (x22,y8), (x28,y25), (x28,y14), (x11,y13), (x32, y23), (x24,y21), (x32,y7), (x28, y11)

Coerthas Western Highlands ( 32.5 , 27.3 ) Z: 0.8

  • All weather / time
  • Snagging on (not sure)
  • Brute leech
  • Legendary tug

Coerthas Western Highlands ( 9.1 , 10.3 ) Z: 0.4

  • All weather / time
  • Brute leech
  • Snagging
  • Legendary tug

Located at the "Mok Oogl Island" fishing hole in The Sea of Clouds, x15, y6.
Time of Day: Any Time
Weather: http://xivdb.com/weather/4/fog -> http://xivdb.com/weather/1/clear+skies
Bait: http://xivdb.com/item/12708/red+balloon
http://xivdb.com/action/4100/snagging: No.
http://xivdb.com/action/4105/fish+eyes: No.
Folklore Book: http://xivdb.com/item/12703/tome+of+ichthyological+folklore+-+abalathia's+spine
Caught with 801 Gathering, 640 Perception.

To catch this fish, you must first catch a High Quality http://xivdb.com/item/12753/sky+faerie. It has a relatively fast hook time. If using http://xivdb.com/action/4102/patience, you will need to use http://xivdb.com/action/4179/precision+hookset. Then use http://xivdb.com/action/297/mooch to snag the Basking Shark. It's a pretty standard wait time for a legendary fish, with the normal legendary fish tug. http://xivdb.com/action/4103/powerful+hookset should be the one to use if necessary, although I was able to catch this fish without Patience on, so I cannot confirm for sure.

The specific weather transition window is quite rare, so use an outside source for proper weather tracking such as http://www.garlandtools.org/ffxivfisher/

Legendary tug (like Mountain Kraken). No Fish Eyes needed, but might be handy to catch Mountain Kraken for desynthesis.
You do need Snagging. Any time, any weather.

As of Patch 3.4, it is no longer required to be a Weaver Specialist in order to craft this item. As long as you meet the minimum stat requirement of 870 Craftsmanship and 835 Control, you can craft it.

Sold by the housing merchant in The Goblet

Sold by the Housing Merchant in Mist

Should I must be tailor specialist to create this item? Thx.

This achievement and the Miner equivalent (http://xivdb.com/achievement/1329/an+eye+for+quality:+miner+iv) are insane. I'm over half way towards unlocking the
http://xivdb.com/achievement/240/a+botanist's+life+for+me:+greater+eorzea achievement yet I'm only on 2,520 HQ. This achievement requires 20,000 HQ. Assuming a HQ rate of around 20%, this one will take a total of 100,000 successful gathering attempts - that's 25,000 trees!

Kudos to the 55 of you who already have this monster of an achievement...

1 hour of farm: 168 dhalmel hides, 161 dhalmel saliva, 128 dhalmel meat

To clarify, in order to have both the male and female sets, you need 2 tickets total. For example: 1 physical ticket and 1 live stream ticket. Or, 2 live stream tickets. Or, 2 physical tickets. Etc...

If you want all 3 minions, You'll have to buy a ticket (physical or digital) for each Fan Fest location (Las Vegas, Tokyo, Frankfurt)

This is all regarding the 2016-2017 Fan Festival...for those of you possibly looking at this from the future ;) How was Stormblood? (Lol)

Leve Information:
Starting Location: ??? @ ??.?x ; ??.?y in Limsa Lominsa
Delivery Location: ??? @ ??.?x ; ??.?y in Quarrymill
Item required: Iron Frypan
EXP: 20,578 for NQ; 41,156 for HQ

24,28

Patience II - Precision Hookset for the Silverfish HQ - Powerful Hookset for the Assassin Beta HQ - Powerful Hookset for Kuno

Prefished my Goldfish HQ for the Canavan before the window.

Goblin Jig and Brute Leech

Another possible spawn point is at x31y29.

Requires Tome of Geological Folklore - Dravania

• Go to location marked on map (20,37) and /say Y'shtola
• STAY IN THE SAME LOCATION but walk behind the stone stairs and talk to the sweeping broom
• Return to the cave (12.7,37.4)

Follow-up (and final) quest:
http://xivdb.com/quest/67507/have+i+toad+you+lately

Obtainable by strengthening your Aether arms in Palace of the Dead to 60/60, and then exchanging your Padjali weapon.

Central Thanalan >> Black Brush Station closest teleport >> x25y20 >> Lvl15 Vegetation Patch >> "Hidden"

you need to start this quest and follow all them to get the quest http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67407/eine+historische+zusammenarbeit
main story quest has to be done too http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67170/mit+den+augen+eines+drachen
then the quest for the Mogrys will pop up http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67856/die+falsche+nuss

To get this quest, activate the following quest and follow all the qusts there: http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67408/forschung+im+drachen-korridor (7 oder 8 quest)
you need this quest to pop up the quest for the mogrys http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67856/die+falsche+nuss
the story quest has to be done too http://de.xivdb.com/quest/67170/mit+den+augen+eines+drachen

Located at the "Unfrozen Pond" fishing hole in Coerthas Western Highlands, x28, y18.
Time of Day: 10am-4pm
Weather: http://xivdb.com/weather/16/blizzards
Bait: http://xivdb.com/item/12705/purse+web+spider
http://xivdb.com/action/4100/snagging: No.
http://xivdb.com/action/4105/fish+eyes: No.
Folklore Book: None required
Caught with 776 Gathering, 645 Perception.

This fish is caught by mooching an http://xivdb.com/item/12715/ice+faerie which has about a 10- to 12-second cast time and a light tug. The Flarefish itself has a standard legendary fish tug. Note that no Folklore tome is needed to catch this particular legendary fish.

These are earned from completing the level 40 Adventurer Squadron mission "Black Market Crackdown".

This "fish" can also be found in "The Eddies" fishing hole in The Sea of Clouds, as well as all 4 fishing holes in The Dravanian Hinterlands. It is a moochable fish that is used to catch http://xivdb.com/item/16748/madam+butterfly . It has an 8–10 second bite time with a light tug.

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