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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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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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It's time to dive back into the grind, with the next chapter in the Eureka Saga, Pryos, hitting the servers on Tuesday 6th November 2018!  Not too many details are known yet, but we can pretty much be sure that this next installment will see us further progressing our Relic Weapons though, no doubt, plenty of grinding!  Along with the release date, we have also been teased with a few new screenshots showcasing this new "fiery" region of Eureka. 

Interestingly, Eureka: Pyros does introduce a new mechanic into the game, the "Logos Actions" system.  Through this system, we will be able to extract "mnemes" which unlock special skills which can be used within Eureka: Pyros.  This means players will be able to use the skills of Tanks, Healers or DPS, regardless of the actual role they are playing.  All we have at this stage is 1 screenshot with very little info, so more to be discovered on this system soon.

Along with the new Eureka zone, Hildibrand is back!  With further hilarious tales to enjoy.  We look forward to laughing with you all at Hildi's ongoing antics, as well as diving into the neverending grind that is Eureka!
You can also keep up with all the latest, over at the Official Minisite.

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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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The next exciting chapter in the Final Fantasy XIV story is here, with Patch 4.4 Prelude in Violet officially live!

We hope you've all been enjoying hte latest chapter in the story as well as the new dungeons!  Here's a summary of all the latest content which arrived with the patch.  As we've come to expect, this update brought with it a continuation of the main story quest, as well as new dungeons, raids, and much more.  We were also treated to a trailer (watch above) as well as the dedicated mini-site for the patch.  You can also read the official patch notes here.

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Here's everything we're enjoying in Patch 4.4:

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • New Side Story Quests:  The Four Lords
  • More Hildibrand (Coming in 4.45)
  • New Side Quests: Doman Reconstruction (final stage!)
  • New Dungeon:  The Burn
  • New Dungeon:  Saint Mocianne's Arboretum (Hard)
  • New Trial:  Hell's Kier "Suzaku"  (Normal + Extreme)
  • New Raids:  Omega: Alphascape (Normal + Savage) - final stage of Omega!
  • Role Action Slots - Increased to 10
  • Other Job adjustments
  • Other PvP adjustments
  • Eureka: Pyros - with "Logos System" and New Weapons (Coming in 4.45)
  • The Lost Canals of Uznair Updated - "The Shifting Altars of Uznair" roulette system
  • Gathering & Crafting Updates  (New Recipes and Fishing Holes added)
  • Zhloe Aliapoh - Custom Deliveries Rewards Adjusted
  • New Grand Company Rank - Captain
  • New Squadron & Command Missions
  • Housing Updates:  Mannequin Indoor Furnishing + Sell Gear Sets as Bundles
  • Gold Saucer Updates - New GATE Added: Platforming Puzzles
  • Anniversary Ceremonies added
  • Group Pose Updates
  • New Allagan Tomestone Added
  • Crystal Tower Requirements Revised
  • Duty Recorder Updated
  • Configuration Data now Saved to Server!
  • In-game Alarm System Added
  • Favourite & Search feature added for Minions & Mounts

Visit the Official Patch 4.4 Mini-Site

Read the Official Patch 4.4 Notes Here

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We hope you're all having as much fun as us with the latest content.  We're pleased to confirm that our Raid Leader team are already bringing some of the latest raid content to you all, so join us for our learning raids in Alphascape Savage and beyond!  Please keep your eyes peeled to our website for all the latest FF14 news as it comes!  See you all in game.

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