Patch 2.5 Preliminary patch notes

If you haven’t read them yet, you can find them here

I’m just going to pull out some highlights for myself…

I’m really looking forward to playing the new Odin trial ingame. Niamh and I beat it at the London fanfest and whilst it’s going to be harder ingame, I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

I’m curious about this…

Additional rewards have been added to the following Ixal daily quests:

So are we going to use those in Mor Dhona or is there more generic crafting gear incoming? Or is it simply more oaknots?

Two new things for FCs,

Aetherial Wheel Use
Retainer Dispatchmen
The Aetherial wheel thing sounds like some form of additional way to earn points from your FC to get actions.
Fertilizing crops in the garden of your free company estate will no longer result in a message being posted in the Activity window of the Free Company interface.
Huzzah!
Retainers can now be placed on estate grounds outside the hall.
I didn’t see that coming. So for our medium estate we can have 2. How they work I don’t know but it will be interesting!
New hairstyles are a suprise too. Nice to see some of the existing ones have been spread to other races. I’m looking forward to the female hairstyle which is coming in part 2 of 2.5 and is previewed on the blog.
Changing classes or jobs in a sanctuary will no longer incur a penalty to action cooldowns.
Finally!
The PvP encounter Borderland Ruins (Slaughter) has been added to Frontline.

I expect to get murdered a lot but I think I’ll enjoy this more than trying to hold and capture bases.

The drop rates for the following Extreme primal battle rewards have been increased:  Aithon Whistle / Xanthos Whistle / Gullfaxi Whistle / Enbarr Whistle / Markab Whistle / Boreas Whistle

Speaking as someone who doesn’t own one of these and as someone who has only seen 2 mounts drop ever… this is great!

The rate at which soulglazed relic weapons achieve soul attunement has been increased.
The drop rate for Alexandrite when completing a FATE with a gold rating while equipped with an animus, novus, or nexus weapon has been increased

Easier to get new relics done…

The NPC Talan in Mor Dhona at Revenant’s Toll has been adjusted as follows:
New items have been added, including gear for crafters and gatherers.
The categories displayed in the dialog prompt have been adjusted.
Crosses fingers for help with crafting…
The level cap for desynthesis has been increased.
Really wasn’t expecting that so soon…
The “Most Gentlemanly” pose has been added.
Incoming /hildy!
Add in a HUGE bunch of quality of life things into this patch and I’m really excited!
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