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With 3.5 just around the corner the latest Live Letter was release detailing whats to come sooner and whats to come a bit farther down the road. As usual, if more news and such is release, I will update accordingly. :)

Patch 3.5: The Far Edge of Fate 

 

  • The “Far Edge” is very important in the title.

  • New Main Scenario quests

    • Part 1 in 3.5 (Mid January)

    • Part 2 in 3.55 (March)

  • New Warring Triad quests

  • New side quests

    • Scholasticate

    • Hildibrand

    • Anima Weapon - They just tease us about whether or not it will be longer.

 

New Dungeons

  • Baelsar’s Wall - Wall that divides Gyr Abania and the rest of Eorzea

  • Obviously we’ll get to go to the other side of the wall in the Expansions

  • Sohm Al (Hard)

  • In 3.0 we climbed up Sohm Al, this time we are going down into the mountain.

 

24 Man Raid

  • Dun Scaith - The Fortress of Shadows

  • Story will reach its finale, but there may be remaining loose ends.

  • First boss will be on an airship. Others will be in the different districts of the fortress.

  • Who knows, maybe we’ll fall? Something similar to Titan.

  • Look at that Mhachet Board

 

New Trials

  • Containment Bay Z1T9 - Zurvan, the Demon of the Warring Triad

  • Extreme Mode as well.

  • Warring Triad will reach its finale with this quest. Regula will play a centerpiece here.

 

Zhloe Aliapoh

  • A new book for new crafter/gatherer content.

  • Raise satisfaction level of specific NPCs by handing them requested crafted or gathered items.

  • Glamour elements will play a role here.

  • Will be introduced in 3.5 and expanded upon in 3.55.

    • Originally will use new NPCs, they may patch in older NPCs to participate in the content.

 

Exploratory Missions 2.0

  • Pre existing exploratory Missions have been heavily updated

    • Hunting Exploratory Missions

    • Gathering Exploratory Missions

    • You’ll be determining which missions you want to participate in.

    • Map itself will change from what it was before.

    • Players earn equipment from completing duty requirements.

      • DoL complete duties with gathering.

    • Missions also include bosses that require four parties to clear.

    • Unlike old Diadem, this will have mostly guided content, as opposed to just fly around and kill stuff.

    • Not directly in 3.5, but Diadem will be unavailable starting in 3.5 until new Exploratory Mission changes are implemented sometime in 3.5x.

    • Achievements for current Diadem will be adjusted for the rework.

 

Party Finder Updates

  • Window will change to allow a choice between server-only, entire data center, or all Party Finder parties in both categories.

  • Data center wide Party Finder Options being implemented.

    • Players will still have the option to only recruit for their server, but it opens up the ability for people from across servers to play together for instanced content.

    • Cross server only works for content in the Duty or Raid Finder.

    • Party chat can be used once you join a Party Finder group, even if on different servers.

    • Adjusting the blacklist to work cross-server.

 

Party Finder Filters to help narrow down recruitment you’re searching for.

 

  • Content like PoTD & Diadem will be updated into the Party Finder sometime later. It won’t be available at launch of the new PF for cross-server play.

  • Can Password Lock recruitment

  • Can be used to make cross-server static raid groups or only your friends to join

  • Will be in 3.5

 

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PVP

  • Grand Company Requirements have been abolished for Frontlines

  • You CAN still choose to use GC requirements, but uh...why?

    • Removing GC requirements because in 4.0 we are getting a new and bigger PVP content.

  • Can use FC/LS chat in PVP from now on

  • Dueling

    • Ability to ilvl sync duels to i150

    • Ability to sync gear to host’s item level

    • Unsynced can still be done

    • Recast timers reset at start of duel

  • The Feast

    • New Maps - Same Rules

      • Will be introduced in 3.55 when the current season ends.

    • New map is shown to be in the Black Shroud.

    • Chat disabled during battles

      • Due to the majority of chat containing harassment and not actual strategy.

      • New targeting commands and auto translate actions will be implemented for strictly strategic discussion.

      • These new commands/actions are actual buttons for your hotbars

      • These actions are Feast only

 

Chocobo Companion Update

  • Improvements to the Companion System

    • Duty Finder can be used while your chocobo companion is present

    • Companions appear in the party list the same way as pets.

    • Chocobo companions and SMN/SCH pets can be out at the same time.

    • Full party can contain 8 players and 8 chocobos.

    • 8 SMN, 8 Chocobos, 8 Egis

    • Because they are no longer party members, you’ll need to manually target a party member’s chocobo to see its HP like you do with pets currently.

 

Egi Glamour

  • The outward appearance of Garuda, Titan and Ifrit-egi can now be altered.

    • Complete the relevant quest and it unlocks this feature.

    • Change your egi’s appearance using text commands

    • Other players will see your egi’s altered appearance

    • Patch 3.5 will only allow for Carbuncles to be used as alternate appearances, other egi appearances will be added in as they stated several times prior to this.

    • Appearance changes will be saved even if you log out.

    • Resummon an egi once you’ve altered its appearance.

 

Novice Network

  • Players will be asked to confirm that they wish to join the network after being invited.

  • Players can opt out

 

Support for returning players

  • A new player status has been introduced: returning players.

  • This is to help let people know someone is playing the game again after taking a break.

  • This status becomes available if you have not logged in for 45 or more days

    • A window will pop-up and ask you if you want to use this status

    • Sets their status as “Returning Player”

      • Requires level 50 or above.

    • Returning players can use the Novice Network

    • Gain Extra EXP by forming a party with a mentor, just like new players

 

Additional Updates

  • Preview item colors on equipment screen

  • Paintings will be added as furnishings

    • They are not screenshots turned into paintings, they are premade paintings for furnishings.

  • Sightseeing Log unlocks different paintings

 

Patch 3.5 set for Mid-January (Far Edge of Fate: Part 1)

Patch 3.55 set for March (Far Edge of Fate: Part 2)

 

Possibility they might release 3.55 later to help bridge the gap in 3.5 and the expansion based on player feedback for 2.5/2.55 prior to Heavensward

 

Next Live Letter during JP Fan Festival Dec 24-25



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the areas did they say where they where i heard they where new explore zones or pvp?

looking forward to zurvan no tattoo on yda :O dancer confirmed!

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