Live Letter from the Producer and Las Vegas Fan Fest

So there was a crapload of information pushed out at the Fan fest last weekend. The expansion ‘Heavensward’ (3.0) was announced and a trailer for it was released. If you haven’t seen it by now, you can find it here 

Things I picked up were that the level cap is going up to 60 and multiple new jobs are going to be released. Dark Knight (DRK) was heavily hinted at as one of them. Yugiri (character in existing plot) is the new race and that race will be in the expansion. There will be lots of new areas including floating islands/continents. Something which I called the minute I played the Ixali questline (along with a load of other people no doubt).

http://imgur.com/a/OXeUk?gallery#0 has a bunch of screenshots from the opening keynote speech which cover a lot of it if you want to check it out (not mine).

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The Live letter was pretty fun to watch. I made a bunch of notes which I stuck here

  • 2.4 confirmed for 28th
  • 2.45 there will be an adjustment so that people can help in Coil
  • 4 turns in the Final Coil

NIN will be able to equip MNK gear but DEX is their strat. This has caused a whole heap of confusion and I think everyone is waiting to see if it’s actually true… or what they’re doing to gear.

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  • Typhon and Ultros are in
  • New Allagan Tomestone of Poetics (mythology is going)
  • New accessories and gear for DoL and DoH
  • They’re going to sort out DoL and DoH armour gear imbalances for 2.45 (It’s going to be easier to get gathering and crafting gear by 2.4)
  • 2.4 Doubling the amount of Wards to purchase land (Plots 31-60)
  • New aethernet destinations in Wards
  • Only way to get to new subdivisions before purchasing land is to use aethernet
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  • To open NIN – Level 30 Rogue, Level 15 PUG and Lancer
  • Eternal Bond – can’t bond with more than one character at once
  • 2.45 for Eternal B
  • New tux and dresses for glamour from 2.4
  • Atma droprate increased by more than double
  • Animus books will be bought with Soldiery and relatively fewer tomestones needed (better exchange rate)
  • Considering letting us change job without penalty in more areas
  • Going to improve the drop rates of primal mounts in 2.4 🙂
  • Increasing the drop rates on the Leviathan mirrors too
  • Weekly lockout on Second Coil removed and soon will be able to use DF for it
  • Not sure when DF coming in
  • Going to ease up on the difficulty of Second Coil (They’re going to review in a few weeks)
  • Echo coming in 2-3 weeks after 2.4
  • PVP rank cap going up in 2.4
  • New rewards
  • Some PvP job balancing

Beyond 2.4

  • New high end raids will have a better loot system, tokens to trade in for armour you want
  • Final part of Crystal Tower in 2,5
  • More alliance based raids in 3.0
  • Gilgamesh coming back in 2.5 (With more arms)
  • Hildebrand will always be fun, not too hardcore (They don’t know what’s going to happen with HIldrebrand in the future cos he’s so popular)
  • Yugiri reveal possibly in 2.5 – confirmed as new race
  • Considering letting us change job without penalty in more areas
  • They’re going to do something to allow stoneskin to be AOE’d (prolly out of combat)
  • We will be able to have Barding with FC logo on
  • Boco racing in development and we’ll be in control
  • Chocobo breeding and raising (sometime 2.5ish)!
  • 2.5 part 2 for Gold Saucer
  • Triple Triad
  • Some new PVP rules in 2.5 and then after that some new maps and areas for PVP

Optional Item Sales

Fantasias

  • Will be able to buy previous event items with real cash but no Pay to Win
  • Sleipnir Mount
  • Art book on sale
  • Delivery Moogle Plush

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I put up the rest of my screen captures from the Livestream here if you’re interested. They’re not fantastic quality.

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