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Shadowbringers, the 3rd major expansion to Final Fantasy XIV has arrived!  With this exciting next chapter of the adventure here, we can't wait to experience all the new content with you all.  Here is a summary of all the awesome new content that's arrived with the latest expansion. 

If you haven't yet, we strongly encourage you to check out the Official Shadowbringers Dedicated Mini-Site

Shadowbringers Patch Notes

  • Increased Level Cap: 80
  • New Main Story Quest: Hero becomes villain as the Warrior of Light embraces the dark, and embarks upon an adventure that transcends worlds. 
  • 2 New Jobs – Dancer & Gunbreaker
  • 2 New Player Races – Hrothgar & Viera: The Hrothgar and Viera will both have unique, customizable features specific to their races.
  • New Player Cities  The Crystarium and Eulmore: Located in Norvrandt, the former will serve as a player hub, while the latter—an affluent city ruled by the elite will play a key role in the Shadowbringers main storyline.
  • New 8 Player Raid – Eden: This new high-end raid content will feature multiple challenging bosses, as well as a new character--both designed specifically for this raid series by Kingdom Hearts Director and Final Fantasy series veteran, Tetsuya Nomura.
  • 2 New Trials – Titania & Innocence: Titania (A being of great power, Titania holds sway over the pixies and other fae folk of Il Mheg─folk) and Innocence (Innocence sits at the top of the hierarchy of sin eaters, the beings that emerged from the Flood to plague what remains of mankind).
  • New Alliance Raid – YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse: This exciting new raid written by guest creators YOKO TARO and Yosuke Saito will see FINAL FANTASY and NieR come together as never before!
  • 8 New 4 Player Dungeons: Including Dohn Mheg
  • New Beast Tribes: The Dwarves, The Pixies and The Nu Mou.
  • New World Areas: Lakeland, Kholusia, Il Mheg, Amh Araeng, Rak'tika.
  • Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard: As man and dragon work together to restore the Holy See to glory, they aim to lay the cornerstone of the new Ishgard - the Firmament.
  • Trust System: In Shadowbringers, players will have the opportunity to challenge dungeons with a party of trusted non-player characters, including various Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
  • New Game +: This brand-new system will allow for replay of previously completed quests while retaining one's current progression and job level.
  • New Gear and Crafting Recipes: With new adventures come new opportunities, so expect a plethora of new recipes to craft and resources for the taking.
  • Battle System Changes: With the addition of new jobs and the level cap increase, the battle system will evolve as well. Not only will there be new elements to gameplay, but existing actions will be re-evaluated on their functionality, and adjustments will be made for a more intense battle experience.
  • And More!

 

Keeping checking back as we continue to update our news with all the latest info following the launch of Shadowbringers.  From everyone here in Alith, we would like to extend our invitation to the Final Fantasy community to join us for this fun new chapter - see you all in Norvrandt!

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It feels as if Shadowbringers only just came out, but already we're about to be treated to the first content update since the expansion was released!  Due to come out at the "end of October", this upate looks to be a real meaty one, so we cannot wait to continue our adventures on the First with you all.

We don't yet have a dedicated mini-site for the update, but here's everything we know so far:

Patch 5.1 - Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty: Content Highlights

  • Main Story Quest continues!
  • Beast Tribe: Pixies added
  • "Chronicles of a new era" Questline added
  • New 24 Alliance Raid:  YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse - "The Copied Factory"
  • New Dungeon:  The Grand Cosmos
  • New Extreme Trial:  TBC
  • 3rd Ultimate Difficulty Trial  (coming 2 weeks after 5.1)
  • Multiple Job Adjustments (big changes for Nin, Sam and Smn)
  • Blue Mage Updates:
    • Level Cap Raised to 60
    • New Job Quests
    • New Carnivale Stages
    • New Blue Mage Log (party system)
  • New PvP Actions & Frontline Field
  • New Game + feature added
  • Complete Crafting & Gathering Revamp (Part 1)
    • More accessible for new players
    • Actions adjusted
    • "Additional Actions" removed
    • New "Recipe Tree" display
    • Quick Synth success rate improved
    • Desynth adjustements
    • "Quick Gathering" added
    • Changes to "Unspoiled Nodes" 
    • Stealth replaced with Sneak
    • Gather Rates / Yields increased
  • Ishgard Restoration
    • New Crafter & Gatherer Content
    • Re-build the Firmament with friends
    • New tasks, including new item deliveries
    • Progress of Ishgard Restoration differs between worlds!
  • Fellowship System Introduced
  • Gold Saucer Updates
    • New "Yojimbo" Gate added
    • Mahjong UI Improvements
  • "Performance" Updates
    • Ensemble Feature added
    • New "Horn" instrument added
    • Performance Assistance Feature added
  • FF14 Launcher Updated
  • Other Updates:
    • New Custom Deliveries Client (Kai-Shirr)
    • Pet display in party list
    • New Weapon Rewards at lower levels
    • Bicolor Gemstones cap raised to 1000
    • New Group Pose features
    • Meals can now be eaten while sitting
  • And More!

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We can't wait to dive into all this exciting new content with you all, so please keep checking back for all the latest news on upcoming FF14 content!  See you all, in the First!

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During the third and final FFXIV Fan Fest, hosted in Japan, we were treated to even more exciting details about the upcoming expansion Shadowbringers.  A new extended trailer for the expansion was revealed, along with several other screenshots and video trailers for a multitude of features including:

  • New Job – Dancer: Dancer joins gunbreaker as one of the new jobs in Shadowbringers. This ranged attacker not only unleashes powerful attacks using throwing weapons, but also performs dances to execute abilities and provide beneficial effects to their party
  • New Player Race – Hrothgar: The Hrothgar player race compliments the recently announced Viera as the second new playable race in Shadowbringers. The Hrothgar and Viera will both have unique, customizable features specific to their races.
  • New Player Cities – The Crystarium and Eulmore: Located in Norvrandt, the former will serve as a player hub, while the latter—an affluent city ruled by the elite will play a key role in the Shadowbringers main storyline.
  • New Raid – Eden: This new high-end raid content will feature multiple challenging bosses, as well as a new character--both designed specifically for this raid series by Kingdom Hearts Director and Final Fantasy series veteran, Tetsuya Nomura.
  • New Beast Tribe and Primal: The bearded dwarves and the "sin eater," Innocence.
  • New Field Area – Lakeland

Keep up to date and read more details about everything we're looking forward to in Shadowbringers, by visiting the official mini-site:  https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/

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Patch 4.5 is the final content patch within the Stormblood chapter of FFXIV, with the major expansion (Shadowbringers) coming early summer 2019.  Patch 4.5, called "A Requiem for Heroes" will be released in TWO parts, with the FIRST part live right now!  The second part of Patch 4.5 will go live late March 2019.  This final patch in the series promises to bring a huge conclusion to the Stormblood story, taking us through to the next era of Final Fantasy XIV.  A Requiem for Heroes part 1 is now live, and you can read all the patch notes as well as visiting the patch mini-site. 

You can visit the dedicated mini-site for the patch, where you can all keep up to date on the latest news regarding the patch: https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/patch/4_5/

Here is a quick summary of ALL the key features of Patch 4.5, along with some screenshots:

  • Part 1 Live Now!
  • Part 2 Coming Late March 2019
  • The Main Story continues
  • New Side Story Quests (The Four Lords Finale & Hildibrand)
  • New Job - Blue Mage!  (Incl. New Job Quests and "The Masked Carnivale")
  • New Dungeons  (Including "The Ghimlyt Dark")
  • New Alliance Raid - Return to Ivalice: The Orbonne Monastery
  • New Trials - Seiru - The Wreath of Snakes + Extreme
  • Eureka - Hydatos Expedition (final installment)
  • PvP Updates  (Rival Wings Updates, The Hidden Gorge)
  • Gold Saucer Updates (New Content Added, New GATE Added - "Air Force One")
  • New Custom Deliveries Client
  • World Visit System Added
  • New Data Center Added - Light

New Job: Blue Mage - Details

  • New Job which "learns abilities from enemies"
  • "Limited Job"  (Designed for Solo Play, NOT Parties)
  • No Base Class
  • Starts at lvl 1
  • Level Cap of 50 on release
  • New Job Quests Added
  • Uses Ranged Magic DPS Gear and Role Actions
  • Unlock Requirements:
    • Disciple of War or Magic Level 50
    • 2.0 Main Scenario Quests Completed
    • No Expansions Required
  • Masked Carnivale only accessible by Blue Mage
  • Cannot use Blue Mage in: Duty Roulette, Matchmaking Duty, PvP Content, Deep Dungeons
  • Learn New Abilities by defeating Enemies in Public Areas, Pre-Formed Parties in Dungeons, AFTER witnessing them performing said abilities.
  • Up to 24 abilities can be equipped, 49 abilities can be learned!

We will get more information on the next Live Letter which is due to be broadcast on Friday 21st December at 11:00 GMT.  We're looking forward to hearing more about this exciting content coming our way, and will share all the latest news with you all here on our website as usual!  It's going to be a blast.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, has been revealed as the 3rd major expansion, coming "early summer 2019"!  We here at Alith are SO excited about the next big chapter in the adventure, and are super pleased to see that the game will live on for some time to come.  During the recent Fan Festival which took place in Las Vegas, Yoshi-P himself revealed the big news to us all in a special live event.  Not only were we treated to the first teaser trailer of the big expansion, but we were also given a first look at some of the content we can look forward to in the big expansion.  

Keep up to date with Shadowbringers, through the official mini-site:  https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/

Here is a quick summary of ALL the key information we learned about Shadowbringers so far:

  • Coming Early Summer 2019
  • The Main Story continues, with a HUGE twist
  • Multiple New Jobs
  • New Playable Race
  • New Level Cap (80)
  • Battle System / Actions Overhaul
  • TP & MP being combined into just MP
  • New World Areas (Including "The Rak'Tika Greatwood" and "Amh Araeng")
  • New Beast Tribes (Including "The Nu Mou") and New Primals
  • New Races (Including Pixies and Dwarves)
  • 9 New Dungeons, High-End Raids and Alliance Raids
  • New Crafting & Gathering Content  (Including "Restoration of Ishgard", gear and recipes)
  • NPC Battle Assist System (TRUST)
  • "New Game+" System (to re-play old content)
  • World Visit System
  • End of 32 bit Support
  • New Datacenters & World Regrouping

We will get more information on the latest expansion, on Saturday 2nd Feb, Live during the Paris Fan Fest.

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