The Resonance of Eorzea

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Patch 1.23 is here...

...And according to our legendary Yoshi-P, it is the last patch before 2.0.

Official FFXIV forums, the Lodestone, released the patch notes and the list of new items can be found here and here (thanks to FFXIVinfo for the swift update and to both xenor and BolterAura on the Lodestone forums for sharing the links)

I'll also be updating... in real time as I get them... all relevant information about new quests, boss battles and Skirmish.

*** --- Edited on Saturday July 28th --- ***

Legatus Nael Van Darnus (and his second form Nael Deus Darnus) was finally defeated late tonight and I was totally impressed with our LS members waaaaay into the early hours of Sunday morning... because we pounded him into submission within 18 minutes; one of the fastest times I've seen out there.

Indeed, Imperial Legatus Nael Van Darnus of the VIIth Imperial Garlean Legion was not extended an ounce of mercy.  The crushment was absolute.  Truly exciting fight, memorable dialogue, gorgeous battle environment and spectacular cutscenes.  

Pics or it didn't happen, right?  Prepare for visual overload...

The next four images are just a few of the many "victory" group pics (I think the video should even be on you tube before morning).   Set up was PLD, WHM, WHM, BRD, DRG, DRG, BLM, BLM...and we nailed it perfectly after a few tries.

Wonderful fight but what really got me thinking were the cutscenes at the end... is Nael really dead?  Seems to me that he got "absorbed" by Dalamud.   Hmmmm...

BTW, I did like the pysho's transition into his "Nael Deus Darnus" form... epic.  People have asked me what exactly I like about Van darnus (aprt from that elegant armour) and I shall be succinct:  He's got style, eloquence, charisma and I like the concept that SE built around him.  

With his defeat, the Garlean Emperor Solus Zos Galvus, now has an absolute excuse to  march on Eorzea and he will send nobody else but his most illustrious general, the "Black Wolf" Legatus Gaius Van Baelsar.  Our "murder" of Imperial General Nael Van Darnus...  (whether he was insanely psychotic or not)... won't go unpunished.  But in the meantime, here are a few pics of his transformation into his Deus mode (god-mode)...

Anywayz, good ol' Cid came to fetch us after everything was all said and done... noble, sterling lad innhe?

Anyway, Congrats again to all members of the LS and be sure to keep trying if you have progressed to this final fight in the storyline.  The fight is actually quite simple once everyone understands where to stand, what to do, how to target the meteors and how to be swift on their feet.

Voice chat is also HIGHLY recommended (we use RaidCall but as you know,  a couple others like TeamSpeak and Ventrilo work just fine).  Until later, be well everyone!

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