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Please do checkthe conteststhat are being held at the NA Fan Fest.
Glamour Contest at Fan Festival in Paris
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Please use this thread to post your entries for the Frights
and Delights Comic Contest!
You can find full contest details and ruleshere.
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All Saints' Wake is upon us once more, and we are
challenging adventurers across Hydaelyn to create a
delightful, or a frightful comic strip! By the dim light of
jack-o'-lanterns “ will you be the one to send chills
down our spines, or to make us laugh so hard it will shake
us to the core?
Take four screenshots and turn them into a hilarious or frightful comic strip!
Sponsor's Community team will judge participants based on the story of the comic, its creativity, humour and quality of the screenshots.G.Prize(s): Each winner shall receive each of the following prize(s):
- i.Ahriman Choker;
- ii.Mandragora Choker
- iii.Bluebird Earing
- iv.Scarf of Wondrous Wit; or
- v.Chocobo Noble Barding
Please post your entries for thedrawing categoryof the Ogre Pumpkin Carve
Off Contest in this thread!
You can find full contest detailshere.
This thread is for entries only. We ask that you use theDiscussion/Practice Threadfor entry practice or to discuss about the event. All non-entry posts in this thread will be moderated.
Please use the following template when creating your entries.
You may download the image by clickinghere. Right click on the image and select the option to save the image.
Please review and followthis guideto uploading images to the Lodestone and posting the image on the forum.
Please post your entries for thecarving categoryof the Ogre Pumpkin Carve
Off Contest in this thread!
You can find full contest detailshere.
This thread is for entries only. We ask that you use theDiscussion/Practice Threadfor entry practice or to discuss the event. All non-entry posts in this thread will be moderated.
Please review and followthis guideto uploading images to the Lodestone and posting the image on the forum.
Please feel free to use this thread to discuss theOgre
Pumpkin Carve Off Contest: The Reduxevent and practice
posting your submissions.
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When you are ready to show us what you got, please do so by posting in the appropriate entry thread:
Carving Category | Drawing Category
Once again, we're challenging adventurers across the
realm to get into the spooky spirit of All Saints' Wake
with a great Ogre Pumpkin Carve Off! It's the season of
frights and delights, so channel the energy of the
Continental Circus and carve or decorate an Ogre Pumpkin in
the theme of FINAL FANTASY XIV.
Those who make the best use of their pumpkin-carving tricks will be rewarded with some sweet treats!
Contest Entry Period
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Carve a FINAL FANTASY XIV-themed design on a pumpkin or draw one on the given pumpkin template!
Square Enix will select fifty winners (twenty-five from each category) from the North America region from qualifying entries.
Each winner will be given one (1) in-game item of their choice from the selection below:
*If no in-game item is chosen, an in-game item will be selected for you.
- Your image.
- A short caption.
- Your selection from the available in-game prizes.
- One (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries by players who have already posted an entry will not be considered after the first.
- Entries must have been created for this contest. Previously created items cannot be used to enter.
- Entries cannot be edited after submission.
- Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter and must be in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec). Must be 18 or older (or 13 or older with parent's approval).
- Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
- Square Enix reserves the right to remove or take down any content in its sole discretion.
B.Territories: This Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in one (1) of the following countries/territories at the date and time of entry (the Promotion Jurisdiction):
- For legal residents of any Promotion Jurisdiction (defined below) located in North America, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean: https://na.square-enix.com/us/documen...ditional-rules.
C.Age Limit: This Promotion is open only to individuals 13 years of age or older at the date and time of entry.
- The fifty (50) states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
- Canada, excluding Quebec.
Create a piece of FINAL FANTASY XIV-themed artwork in either the carving category (i.e., carve an image into a pumpkin) or the drawing category (i.e., hand draw artwork on the template provided here).
Create a digital image of your artwork (the Image). The Image must include the date (month, day, and year) and title of the creation somewhere within the image.
Submit the Image in the appropriate entry post in the Final Fantasy XIV forum and include the following information in your Forum post:
- The Image
- A short caption for the Image
- Your selection from the available prizes:
You must not include any additional personal information in your entry.
- Ahriman Choker
- Mandragora Choker
- Bluebird Earring
- Noble Barding
F.Winner Selection: The Sponsor, or Sponsor's designee, shall select fifty (50) winners from among all entries using the following methodology:
- Entries may not be edited after submission.
- Entries must have been created for this contest.
- Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter.
G.Prize(s): Square Enix will select fifty (50) winners, (twenty-five (25) from the Drawing Category and twenty-five (25) from the Carving Category from the North America region from qualifying entries.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.
Greetings, adventurers and lore enthusiasts!
We're counting down the days to Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas, which is a little over a month away! FFXIV Development Team veteran Michael-Christopher Koji Fox will be on hand this year to present yet another fun-filled panel offering behind the scenes insight into the creation of the ever-expanding world of Hydaelyn. He'll also be dedicating a portion of the panel to providing some of your most burning questions regarding the lore of FINAL FANTASY XIV!
In this thread, we'd like you to ask any lore-related questions you may have! We'll bring your queries to World Lore Creator Banri Oda and Koji Fox to discuss and deliberate, and answers will be revealed on stage at Fan Fest!
When submitting your question, we ask that you follow these steps:
We hope you've been enjoying Patch 4.4 so far, I know I have! I'm here to talk to you today about some of the recent changes implemented in 4.4 and what's on the horizon in Patch 4.41. This is a recap of what was discussed intoday's Adrenaline Rush TV, the Japanese community team's PvP show!
The dev. team is interested in speeding up the overall tempo of the Feast, thus changes coming forward in Patch 4.4 focus on encouraging more kills to happen throughout a match.
The FRC Semifinals shown a spotlight on the popularity on specific jobs, and the dev. team is interested in bringing more of a balance across the board as a result. You will see some more job adjustments in Patch 4.41 so please look forward to it!
White Mage in particular has been under-utilized for a few seasons now. The dev. team added Tetragrammaton and removed Benediction in order to align White Mage with the current tempo of the game. They will be especially working on skills and abilities that benefit from the Lily system. Their goal with White Mage is to allow players to manage cooldowns efficiently, without feeling stress of their cooldown system.
That being said, we are all excited to see the culmination of the FRC unfold across all three regions! We hope you tune in and cheer on all the teams that have fought hard to get to this point! We also encourage you all to continue providing feedback throughout the season and wish you the best of luck in season 10!
We are indeed going to removeBenediction for white mages in PvP, but we are addingTetragrammaton instead! Let me share an additional information that is not in the Patch Notes: tetragrammaton will have a base recast time of 20 seconds - meaning that if you use it with 3 lilies and cut its recast time by 50%, you'll have it back 10 seconds later!
Let us know how you feel about that change - and all the others - once you've tried it during the pre-season!
We are pleased to present the full digest of the Letter
from the Producer LIVE Part XLVI! If you missed the live
stream, or if you just want to watch it again (and again),
check it out below!
With autumn fast approaching, that sweltering heat is
beginning to fade¦ but we're still in the spirit of
summer! Adventurers across Hydaelyn took some time off
saving the realm to show us how they celebrate the
summertime, and they truly made a splash!
We're pleased to announce the winners of the Sea Breeze Celebration Screenshot Contest!
Click the usernames below to see their incredible entries!
Thanks for makin' a splash with your amazing summer
screenshots for this Sea Breeze Celebration.
Now it's time for the community team to synchronize our decisions on who we think should come out on top!
We appreciate all of your entries and thank you for helping us close out the summer in style~
Hello, everyone. This is FFXIV Producer and Director, Naoki
First of all, I'd like to thank our players for all the feedback and discussion regarding the "White Ravens" reward for the Rising seasonal eventâ”€an item which many remember from before the rebirth of FFXIV.
Combing through the global feedback, on top of a business trip and checking the content for patch 4.4, has prevented me from commenting on this issue in a timely manner, and for that I apologize.
I would also like to apologize to those who feel the decision to give away the White Ravens as a reward was unfair or disappointing, as undermining prior achievements was certainly not the intention of the development and operations teams.
We are deeply sorry for this oversight, and we now realize our mistake in not making the item a "replica" in the first place, as has been suggested.
With this in mind, I've put together a summary of what we hope to accomplish with this seasonal event, and how we intend to move forward after digesting your feedback.
- The Rising 2018
This marks the fifth anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is thanks to the many legacy players who stayed with us since the game's original inception that we were able to effect this rebirth. And now, five years later, with the support of new players from across the globe, FFXIV has grown beyond my wildest expectations.
Even as we develop the game throughout the year, promotional work takes me around the world, and since last year's Stormblood expansion, I've fielded an ever-increasing number of requests to recreate the story and atmosphere of FFXIV's early days in some form.
I've responded by explaining that the story for FFXIV's previous incarnation was, to be completely honest, a shambles. The original main scenario was abandonedâ”€using the shaky servers and systems available, I took the Grand Company scenario and forcibly reshaped it to become the main thrust of the story. It was the sense of impending calamity and expectations for rebirth that made it come alive, which is not something that can necessarily be reproduced. The excitement also came from the legacy players themselvesâ”€the sense of community and support which arose from that shared experience.
We've also had requests for a "legacy server," if only a temporary one. Those servers have long been dismantled, and although the source code has been preserved, there is little incentive for us to restore them (some of those servers have, in fact, been repurposed to generate your character images that you see displayed on the Lodestone.)
Others have asked for the story alone to be told on a DVD or in a book, but as I've already mentioned, the plot was plagued with issues, and as I took the liberty of ignoring certain points of lore, it suffers from numerous inconsistencies. I think it's fair to say that it worked precisely becauseâ”€as the rebirth was described at its unveilingâ”€it was a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" that marked the end of an era.
When the new era of FFXIV began, we gained a host of new players who took to the game with a passion, and we in the development and operations team have as much regard and gratitude for these adventurers as we do for our original veterans.
Our legacy players stood with us through the challenging days of FFXIV's rebirth, but we've had our share of difficulties in the years that followed, and it is through the support of all our players that we've succeeded to this degree.
Despite the many requests, it's just not possible to faithfully recreate FFXIV as it once was. Our stance on the matter has not changed. But we did, however, decide that the fifth anniversary of the rebirth was the perfect timing to provide at least a glimpse into how the game was back then. And thus the theme for this year's Rising was born.
As well as giving legacy players the chance to reminisce, our hope is that the event encourages them to share those memories and experiences with newer players, and in doing so strengthen the game's community. Taking that idea one step further, having the reward be a "replica" is, I believe, more in line with the spirit of the event.
- Plans for the Future
Although some players were of the opinion that the reward was not an issue, many others voiced their disappointment. And the fact that these players came forth is evidence that we failed to give the matter due consideration.
Our legacy players have memories that are tied to that earlier timeâ”€I was reminded that the excitement and pride they experienced in acquiring the White Ravens is bound up in the item itself, regardless of its stats or appearance. I, myself, am the sort of person who separates the experience from the physical reward, but that doesn't excuse the failure to consider those who feel otherwise. I intend to learn from this lesson moving forward, and continue to develop FFXIV as a game that everyone can enjoy.
Once again, I offer our sincere apologies to those whom we've upset with our lack of foresight and consideration, especially in a time when we should be celebrating this anniversary together.
It has been five years since FFXIV's rebirth, and nine years since its original inception, and I hope we can enjoy many more to come!
FINAL FANTASY XIV Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida
The full Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas merchandise list is now available on the official merch sitehere.
Each product listed will note the limit of purchase per order, so feel free to start solidifying your pre-order plans with this information in mind!
If you purchased a ticket to Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas, you should have received a pre-order code for merchandise last Friday. We also re-sent these codes along with the site URL today, so be sure to check your emails!
Once again, we look forward to seeing you all at Fan Fest!
Excited to watch! The first season had some great matches
Oh my, you have beautiful homes! Thank you all so much for your entries to the Eorzean Interior Design Contest.
Now it's the time for us to go through the entries and select the winners across all regions - and you've not made the task easy...
Thank you all so much for your entries to the Eorzean Interior Design Contest. What wonderful homes you have!
The development and operations teams will be going through and selecting the winners across all regions, so please look forward to it!
To reiterate a couple things:
Bait: Brute Leech (bought with red scrips)
Only caught wile the quest "Waiting for Gyodo" is active. Note: If you have the daily quest "Catching Catfish" you will not be able to catch the Water Fan(this has been my expirence).
BAIT: Salmon Roe. Note: You can also catch Othardian Trout wile fishing for the Water Fan.
LOCATION: Azim Khaat. I caught mine @ (20X24). but as long as you get the message in your chat log
"Mark for the quest “Waiting for Gyodo” detected" Then your in the correct location.
The Ruby Sea---> Onokoro teleport.
Location---> The Isle Of Zekki (8X26). Fish the lagoon in the middle of Zekki.
Bait: Use Live Shrimp---> mooch with Ruby Shrimp to catch the Zekki Grouper.
I used Patience---> then Precision Hookset to catch the Ruby Shrimp then Powerful Hookset to catch the Zekki Grouper. The Zekki Grouper has a medium tug so dont waste GP on Strong Tugs. The Zekki Grouper has a pretty good catch rate.