The Resonance of Eorzea

Friday, October 14, 2016

Expansion 4.0 announced... "Stormblood"

And here is the stunning new teaser trailer released today at the FFXIV Fan Fest 2016...

And the Stormblood site is already up (although information is still minimal)--- CLICK HERE.

Wicked, innit?  We finally get a new Legatus antagonist named Zenos Yae Galvus.  Which (by Garlean naming conventions) essentially makes him a member of the Imperial House of Galvus...

I'm already buzzing with a dozen lore questions...Is he the younger brother or cousin to the new emperor Varis?   Could he be the son of Varis' uncle (the one who was vying with him during the war of succession)?   'Oh wait... what if he is the direct son of Varis???

Varis (as shown in the picture above) is now the head of the royal family... and he should be around 44 years old.  This assumption I'm making about about his age is due to the fact that the newly released Eorzea Encyclopedia explains that his best friend since childhood is none other than his most loyal Legatus... Regula Van Hydrus.

Thus, since Regula is said to be around 44, I tentatively deduce that it makes Varis to be around the same age.  Which potentially opens up the third option that Zenos could be the son of Varis and would suggest that he is possibly in his early 20's.  Also note the long golden hair in Zenos' picture which he apparently wears in the same lengthy style as Varis... is that a Galvus family thing?

And speaking again of the Imperial family, just how many children did old grandfather Solus Vos Galvus (the previous Emperor) have?   He at least had two sons, the eldest (his appointed heir apparent and father to Varis) is known to have died, which ignited the war of succession between Varis and his uncle (the younger son of Solus).    But what other children did old man Solus have besides those two?  Anymore sons or daughters?

Let's not forget that Gaius killed off nine aspirants to the Crown, so Solus must have had a much larger family at some point.  But anyway, back the the big reveal from Yoshi...

The Highlights:
  • Stormblood (as predicted by everyone) will obviously be in the Ala Mhigo area
  • The core of the storyline will be the liberation of Ala Mhigo from the Garlean Empire
  • A time period of approximately twenty 20 years have passed since the Garleans seized their land
  • Main new legatus is Zenos Yae Galvus, XIIth Legion Legatus and "Governor" of Ala Mhigo
  • The lady in red shown in the trailer is likely to be revealed in future 3.X patches and her resemblance to Yda denotes its either her or her sister
  • Warrior of Light's main job class will be Monk
  • That area shown in the trailer is called Rhalgr's Reach, which serves as the headqurters of the Ala Migho's main resistance.
  • Information on multiple new jobs to be released later
  • Level Cap now to be 70, with several more streamlined battle actions for each job class and new classes likely to be announced later (perhaps we finally get Samurai?)
  • From the minor hint given, could we also expect to see Red mage as a new job?  
  • Several new regions and areas to be introduced and the size of the lands will be similar to the Heavensward regions
  • More primals to be released, new dungeons, new raids, new residential area, and finally we will get inventory expansion (Finally!!!)
Lots of other stuff announced and it is really exciting to see how much the game is leaning towards intensifying its ever impressive graphics

More information incoming as I get them...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Patch 3.4 Trailer released...

Yes indeed... and I'm thoroughly excited.

New main quests scenarios, new dungeons, new hairstyles...

We shall see how well the adventurer squandrons pan out...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Third Year Anniversary of FFXIV 2.0 A Realm Reborn!

Time indeed does fly by, innit?

Three years already since the game relaunched

You guys also remember Yoshi's emotional thank you speech to the fans during the launch event back then? (fast forward to 8.00)

Its still an amazing game and ...

Developers blog updated (HERE)

Tank gear design event results (HERE)

The Rising event in-game (HERE)

Tales from the Dragonsong War (HERE)

Final Infinity has been generous enough to add the entire set of cutscenes for 3.0 on their you tube channel.  You can also search the channel to see the cutscenes for 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3

Lots of images to upload (add them here)


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