Producer and Director Yoshi-P here.
I want to thank everyone for all your birthday messages!
I'll keep your comments in mind as we put all of our effort into ensuring that everyone's enjoyment of Eorzea continues to grow over the coming years!
I LOVE YOU, GUYS!
You'll be able to earn all of the minions somewhat easily, but the weapons will be tough to get.
Yoshida: We wanted to make it so people could get as many of the weapons as possible, but Hino had some thoughts on this.
Hino: We wanted to make it so you have to put some thought into which weapon you want to aim for.
Yoshida: We still need to confirm all the final numbers though!
So...when does this all take place? Currently planned for summer! Since the new Yo-Kai Watch game is also coming out this summer.
With thirteen jobs in FFXIV and thirteen Yo-Kai shown here... There will be special weapons that resemble the yo-kai introduced to FFXIV!
Hino: No one comes to my house. I would really like something similar to the Animal Crossing series where if someone visits my place, they can obtain special fruits, or something like that.
Yoshida: Adding something like that would have to be balanced. If there's too much motivation to do this, people will feel they need that they must take part. If there's not enough motivation, then it could end up feeling a bit weak.
Hino: I want a flow that's similar to Bahamut from the 2.x series where you enter a raid and don't know what you're fighting initially. Over time, you uncover the story as you clear it once you've overcome the challenge.
Yoshida: The problem is that if we have the highest level content for the very select few who can defeat it... We also have to invest all the story into it, which isn't ideal for such a select few either.
Hino: Since Savage is really hard, I almost want a special cutscene specifically for it as a reward. Well, how about making the equipment for Savage look completely different?
Yoshida: We'll really need to look into this carefully.
Hino: I really want a cross world party finder. Can you make this happen? I want to challenge Savage with people I know from other Worlds.
Yoshida: I would really like to make this happen.
Hino: Well, you're the producer...you can't just say you want to do it!
Yoshida: Alright, we'll find a way to make it happen! It will be tricky since you'd want to chat beforehand and discuss strategies, drops, and such. I think we can make it happen for Patch 3.5 based on the work that would need to be done for it. We're currently creating lobbies for cross-world Triple Triad and other Gold Saucer games to make them more accessible.
We'll be introducing quite a lot of additional plots and will be releasing the prices of the land on the Lodestone.
We'll also be releasing flowerpots that you can use to grow flowers. There will be new flowers that can only be grown this way as well. You'll be able to change their colors as well, but this isn't gardening so there won't be things like cross breeding by placing pots next to each other.
As mentioned at PAX East this is a new type of content making its debut in FFXIV.
As you go deeper into the dungeon, the environment will look different. As you can see in the images, the weapon is glowing and that's the weapon you will be upgrading as you challenge this dungeon. There are items which can only be used inside this dungeon.
There are some items that can only be used in this content. Transforming monsters, all sorts of interesting stuff. Not something unique to the dungeon that you can take away, more things that only have effects in the dungeon. You'll also face off against bosses as well!
It can be played solo; however, it's balanced based on four players, so going in solo from the beginning will most likely get you killed if you're not prepared. There will be some challenge for going solo.
There will be duty finder matchmaking for this, too.
If you don't reach the next check point/auto save before being defeated, you'll return to the last one. The final glowing, special weapons can be taken out of the dungeon to be used in other content!
Also there will be some "special" bosses appearing on multiple floors!
Clearing out the enemies will earn you some nice material rewards!
The deeper you explore, the more the environment will differ. Magic is being used as an energy source here and you'll need to ascend this unique pyramid.
Sohr Khai will be part of the main scenario quest series. Who will you face inside...?
As for Hullbreaker Isle (Hard), it seems that the Maelstrom has taken it over and converted it into a training ground of sorts. Don't worry, you won't fight the octopus again!
Where will the quest area be? It's a secret for now!
This patch will include the final chapter of the Dragonsong War!
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To reiterate Yoshida's comments from the PAX East panel, the main goal for these threads is so that the dev. team can use your feedback to prioritize which items should have restrictions removed from, and less about listing every piece of currently locked gear. As there is another thread that is more closely in line with regard to prioritizing specific pieces of gear that users would like to see gender restrictions removed from, I will be closing this thread and asking you to make your suggestions there. I recommend listing specific pieces of gear in individual posts that other users can "Like!" to help prioritize!
Thank you for your cooperation!
Thanks for creating this thread based on the comments made by Yoshida at PAX East! Allow me to clarify the intent for those who may not have watched the panel or read Yoshida's comments posted elsewhere.
During the panel, Yoshida was asked about unlocking some of the currently existing gender-locked pieces of gear. Yoshida commented that to take every existing piece of gear and change it would take quite a lot of time and resources to accomplish on the design end. However, that doesn't mean that there can't be changes made. He said that the team is open to doing specific pieces at a time based on your feedback.
With that said, I'd like to suggest that instead of listing every piece of gear that currently exists, that you each list out specific pieces of gear that you would like prioritized.
If you agree with the item posted by another user, simply giving it a "Like!" on that post will help us see the demand and can help the team to prioritize.
Thank you all for your cooperation!
Since you seemed interested in the lore and story of the Vath and Gnath, I wanted to share this recent tidbit that the lore team offered up in response to a Japanese player's question regarding their names!
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