FFXIV 2.57 Patch Notes & Letter from the Producer – Moogreus

Some more good news to fuel the hype around Heavensward! check out the Patch 2.57 Notes | Letter from the Producer LIVE 21st edition

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Some more good news to fuel the hype around Heavensward! check out the Patch 2.57 Notes | Letter from the Producer LIVE 21st edition

Patch 2.57 Notes

Gearing up for Heavensward? Patch 2.57 will have an increase to the Echo in the Final Coil of Bahamut and introduce some changes to the Steps of Faith.

The echo in FCoB will take effect upon entering, increasing players’ maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing magic potency by 15%.
* Echo will NOT increase when your party wipes, unlike other instances.

Steps of Faith has been adjusted:
All enemies that spawn, including Vishap have their maximum HP reduced.
Damage dealt by certain enemies, Vishap’s underfoot and Bertha cannons have been reduced.

Riding music has changed for the following mounts: Sleipnir / Aithon / Xanthos / Gullfaxi / Enbarr / Markab / Boreas

Letter from the Producer LIVE (21st edition)

Yoshi-P is set to broadcast live from Nantes, France giving us more details around Heavensward. Don’t miss this chance!

When: Thursday, May 21st 2015 @ 9am (PDT)

What will be covered:

  • Heavensward Preview – Part 1
  • Videos and gameplay footage to showing battle in the open field and inside dungeons
  • A glimpse of the new jobs and how they will function in battle
  • Also good to note that because the show will be full of Heavensward details, questions prior to the broadcast will NOT be held

How: Watch it on Twitch (http://sqex.to/htj)

* Audio will be available in both Japanese and English.

For those who will not be able to view the live broadcast, don’t worry! We’ll post the rundown of the event in due course.

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FFXIV Pre-Heavensward Contests – Moogreus

Details of the Memories of Eorzea Screenshot and Heavensward Free Company Recruitment Contest

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In line with the Heavensward hype, SE has released two new contests: Memories of Eorzea and Heavensward FC Recruitment contests!

Check out the contest details: Memories of Eorzea || Heavensward FC Recruitment

Details of the Memories of Eorzea Screenshot

What: Show FFXIV your favorite memory of Eorzea!

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:00 a.m. through Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

How to enter:

  1. Take a screenshot related to the theme of “Your Favorite Memory of Eorzea” and post it in the contest entry thread.
  2. In your entry, include your character name, World name, and a brief comment. If no character name or World name is submitted, the prize will be awarded to the character on the entrant’s forum handle.
  3. Include the in-game item prize that you would like to receive from the list above. If no item is selected, one will be chosen for you.

Prize: One (1) in-game item of your choice from the selection below:

  • Ahriman choker / Mandragora choker / Bluebird earring

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& of the 100 Yoshi-P will choose 14 of his favorite entries and give them a signed framed copy of their screenshot

Official post on SE forums here

Check out the contest details: Memories of Eorzea || Heavensward FC Recruitment

Heavensward Free Company Recruitment Contest

What: Promote your FC and help bolster it’s ranks with a promotional video!

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:00 a.m. through, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

How to enter:

  1. Create a video from in-game footage and promote your free company in order to recruit members for Heavensward!
  2. Post your video as a public video on YouTube.
  3. After your video has been uploaded, reply to the appropriate World entry thread with a link to the video and be sure to include the following information in your post:
  • Video URL, Free Company name, World, Free Company master name (*If your free company master has been inactive for a long period of time, please list a different character name), Main activity time, An introduction for your Free Company and goals for Heavensward (up to 200 words)

Players must submit entries using the entry thread of the World they belong to. In addition, you must abide by the following guidelines when submitting your entry:

  • Use only in-game footage
  • Ensure that any music used follows the Material Usage License Agreement*
  • Include the following copyright notice (either in the video itself or the video description): FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
  • If you use a trademark in your video (such as “Final Fantasy” or any related logo), according to the Material Usage License Agreement, include a notice (either in the video itself or the video description) saying that the mark is owned by Square Enix, such as the following: FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Do not display any non-free company members in your video
  • Keep your videos between 30 seconds and 120 seconds long
  • Record videos between 720p to 1080p resolutions with a 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Follow the YouTube policies and guidelines

*As per the Materials Usage License Agreement, videos may only include audio from FINAL FANTASY XIV. Submissions featuring the song entitled “Answers,” or any other tracks not included in FINAL FANTASY XIV, will be disqualified. Within the YouTube video description, list all of the music used during the video in the order the tracks appear.

You must use the below format for the video title:
[FFXIV-FC Heavensward]FC name (World)

Example:
[FFXIV-FC Heavensward]FFXIVGuild (Tonberry)

Prize: Up to ten (10) free companies will be selected from each World as winners. Each member of the winning free company will be awarded with a Mandragora choker

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Official Post on SE forums here

Check out the contest details: Memories of Eorzea || Heavensward FC Recruitment

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FFXIV Fankit Updated! – Moogreus

Square has released a new fan kit for FFXIV

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Square has released a new fan kit featuring Au Ra artwork and for website publishers like us, they have a new tooltip system so we can embed FFXIV entries into our pages!

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Here are screenshots of the new additions:

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FFXIV new fankit twitter headers

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My Aura Twitter Campaign – Moogreus

Using the official FFXIV benchmark, create an Au Ra character and tweet a picture to the official FFXIV twitter account to win

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What: Using the official FFXIV benchmark, create an Au Ra character

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PDT) to Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

How to enter: Follow the FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitter account, Take a screenshot of an Au Ra character with the following information on your tweet:

  • A screenshot of an Au Ra created using the Heavensward benchmark software
  • The #FFXIV hashtag
  • The #MyFFXIVAu_Ra hashtag
  • Your full in-game character name
  • Your World name
  • An [email protected] mention to @FF_XIV_EN
  • Sample tweet:”Name: Moogreus World: Tonberry #FFXIV #MyFFXIVAu_Ra @FF_XIV_EN Kupo!

Prize: During the campaign window the FFXIV Community and Operations teams will select up to two hundred (200) winners. Winners will be selected based on overall creativity and originality. Winners will be awarded one (1) “Scarf of Wondrous Wit” in-game item.

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Rules and other disclaimers can be found at the Lodestone

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Moogreus Live Letter Part XX Digest

Just in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the latest Heavensward Live Letter (Part XX)

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Just in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the latest Heavensward Live Letter (Part XX) Digest

The detailed digest can be found in this forum post.

Key highlights:

  • The Main Scenario will have about 50 hours of gameplay (minus the cutscenes) (04:09)
  • New fields will be added that are roughly 50-100% larger than what is available now (08:45)
  • Flying mount footage is included in the video (09:56)
  • Battle System including the 3 new jobs + Increasing the level cap to 60 (19:27)
  • ‘Specialist System’ from level 55 onwards for DoH (26:10)
  • Artwork for new ‘Dungeon Reward Sets’ and ‘PVP Gear’ available in this post.

Full Youtube covereage:

Want to know more about Heavensward? Head over to our FFXIV Heavensward 3.0 Information page!