The Resonance of Eorzea

Friday, January 6, 2017

Patch 3.5 - "The Far Edge of Fate" Trailer

Indeed... and as I've been calling it since October, I reckon our buddy Prince Zenos yae Galvus is a very handsome looking guy beneath the mask (yep... that's definitely him smirking a cunning smile at the very beginning of the trailer).   And I still find it a possibility that he may have been a protege of  Gaius (or so I like to think).  

Methinks this could make a very interesting twist to the story... check this: Gaius is still alive and is mentoring both Zenos and the Griffin to destabilize the Ala Mihgo region while eventually bringing peace to both Eorzea and the Garlean Empire.  It's just common sense that the Garlean citizens have to be exhausted from all these wars by now and Gaius wishes to achieve this.

Lets just hope Zenos' character also has a lot of depth... we need more Garleans on our side in all this madness and I like to believe that Zenos has his own personal an agenda that will bring about peace (or at least a lasting truce).

That said, the trailer is seriously exciting to watch...

Highly anticipatory, don't you agree?   The Griffin is back and I tentatively think he's trying to generate a summoning by using the vast amount of blood that is being spilled at Van Baelsar's Wall.  Since we already know that he owns the eyes of Nidhogg since 3.4, I speculate that he will doubtlessly use this as one of the necessary ingredients to unleash... something.  Rhalgar or Omega?

Time will tell.

Our friend Alphinaud is again showing great intelligence and grit by yelling something that seems to be a dire warning.  Perhaps he has deduced something sinister that the rest of the Alliance have yet to see or he has an inkling that somehow Zenos is involved.

In conclusion, what I can speculate from the trailer is that both the Alliance and the Garleans are after Omega,  the Griffin is setting up a strange sort of ritual summoning that involves the Alliance heading to Baelsar's Wall to unknowingly spill their blood... and our Warrior of Light (good 'ol me) is again called again to put our neck on the line.

Sigh...they better make me Emperor of Eorzea after all this mess.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 is here! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone and indeed, 2017 has already started out phenomenally well for me.   Most of the updates intended for posting in December will also be included here (to make up for the brief posting-drought over the Christmas period)

First up, Yoshi P's New Year message is already up (HERE)

Next up, don't forget to order your official FFXIV 2017 Calendar!   As I said before to people in-game, it's already been on sale on the official Square Enix website since late October (HERE).

This year, I thought I'd do something a little more different and compile all the FFXIV New Year images from 2012 till date... and also celebrate the evolution of the Red Mage (upload these below).



Red Mage as depicted in the other Final fantasy games...



Artwork from New Year 2017

Artwork from New Year 2012

Artwork from New Year 2013

Artwork from New Year 2014

Artwork from New Year 2015

Artwork from New Year 2016



The evolution of the Red Mage.  Below is the official concept art for Red Mage in FFXIV... superb

Excellent concept art by various artists around the world:

"Red Mage Concept Design" by Obsy 

"Red mage evolution"  by Taijavigilia

"Viera Red Mage" by kiikii_sempai

Red mage Concept" by artist on Pinterest

Other phenomenal Red mage artwork I found online created by other unknown artists... (really wish I could message these people to praise their talent)...



Moving along, here is the FFXIV and GARO event trailer shown last week just prior to the beginning of the Fan Fest in Tokyo.  I'm thoroughly excited for this...

And with that I leave you all with TheMadBear's YouTube video of "Ultimate Paranoia" to round out this wonderful New Year's Day... yes, eight months later I still shamelessly LOVE this video (I think I've posted this on my blog at least three times now).