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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker: See you summer(?) 2024

BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
edited January 7 in Social Entropy++
Past the far edge of fate
Ring blades of dark and light
Tolling the coming of the bun


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Cinematic trailer, some spoilers if you're not caught up to the end of Shadowbringers:
Job action trailer, shiny ability graphics for the... 19? combat jobs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVcgZ8dtD0


Final Fantasy 14! It's an MMORPG. It plays a lot like WoW, with a much greater focus on a JRPG-style linear main story with what I think is relatively good writing. MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV now has a free trial consisting of A Realm Reborn plus the award-winning first expansion, Heavensward, with no time restriction. Unfortunately you lose access to the free trial if you have ever subscribed on that account, so returning players still have to pay.


Endwalker won't be the final expansion, but it is the end of the current main story arc that has lasted since the start of A Realm Reborn, or really since the original 1.0 back in 2010. Whatever they're doing with the story next will be explored in the post-release patches over the next 2 years.


The expansion also features male Viera and two new jobs:
Sage is a healer which fights with independently flying magic bits that shoot lasers and shield allies.

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Reaper is a melee damage dealer that fights with a scythe and uses a summoned demon as a Jojo stand.

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Benchmark/character creator preview:
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/

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    KanaKana Registered User regular
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    yeah that's what i fuckin' thought baha

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
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    That sheet someone linked has this message at the top. I get that things get turned off when you're level synced, but what's meant by put them back on?

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2022
    yeah that's what i fuckin' thought baha

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    Goose! wrote: »
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    That sheet someone linked has this message at the top. I get that things get turned off when you're level synced, but what's meant by put them back on?

    it's just a reminder to turn on your buffs since all buffs get cleared when you are level synced. That's a bit out of date though, the only things you really have to worry about this with are the tank aggro stances.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    hey so I'm doing 5.55 right now and was going to post my thoughts afterwards, but
    Wow this Urianger part of the duty fucking sucks, I've failed twice so far. I started playing Astrologian like a year or so ago and gave up in the 40s, healing stinks

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    OK, so Shadowbringers patches finally done, like 9 months after I finished 5.0.
    All in all, pretty good! Except for
    1. the 5.55 duty was a really cool idea, but the other characters weren't super fun to play as. The only unique one was Graha since he's both Black and White Mage in terms of abilities.
    2. I don't like Fordola at all still, but I'm also wondering why they took so long to do anything with her lol. She was in the early post-SB patches, then disappeared, unless she shows up in some side content I didn't do.
    3. We didn't hear Pippin talk :(
    4. I still don't find Fandaniel or Zenos that interesting as villains. Fandaniel is just da Jokah baybee and Zenos just really wants to kill me, and it doesn't feel like they really mesh together at all yet. The last post-credits cutscene with them was pretty cool, though. Can't wait to Reaper v Reaper against Zenos.

    I'm excited to finally get to Endwalker, I might actually be in current content before the next expansion comes out! lmao
    Anyway quick question, is there any important side content to do before Endwalker that I should do for story/lore reasons? I heard that I should do Omega so I did those, what else is important?

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited September 2022
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    OK, so Shadowbringers patches finally done, like 9 months after I finished 5.0.
    All in all, pretty good! Except for
    1. the 5.55 duty was a really cool idea, but the other characters weren't super fun to play as. The only unique one was Graha since he's both Black and White Mage in terms of abilities.
    2. I don't like Fordola at all still, but I'm also wondering why they took so long to do anything with her lol. She was in the early post-SB patches, then disappeared, unless she shows up in some side content I didn't do.
    3. We didn't hear Pippin talk :(
    4. I still don't find Fandaniel or Zenos that interesting as villains. Fandaniel is just da Jokah baybee and Zenos just really wants to kill me, and it doesn't feel like they really mesh together at all yet. The last post-credits cutscene with them was pretty cool, though. Can't wait to Reaper v Reaper against Zenos.

    I'm excited to finally get to Endwalker, I might actually be in current content before the next expansion comes out! lmao
    Anyway quick question, is there any important side content to do before Endwalker that I should do for story/lore reasons? I heard that I should do Omega so I did those, what else is important?

    To answer one of your questions:
    she's weirdly involved in a level 80 summoner quest but other than that she's not especially present before then yeah

    also re: your unspoiled question, I'm always going to say 'you should probably do as much of the side content that unlocks stuff in the duty finder as you can stomach, cause eventually once you're doing roulettes you'll get in to queues faster and won't want to die doing the same 5 trials over and over'

    whether you do that now or wait to finish endwalker is up to you, you've kind of got everything you need for story relevance i think?

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    OK, so Shadowbringers patches finally done, like 9 months after I finished 5.0.
    All in all, pretty good! Except for
    1. the 5.55 duty was a really cool idea, but the other characters weren't super fun to play as. The only unique one was Graha since he's both Black and White Mage in terms of abilities.
    2. I don't like Fordola at all still, but I'm also wondering why they took so long to do anything with her lol. She was in the early post-SB patches, then disappeared, unless she shows up in some side content I didn't do.
    3. We didn't hear Pippin talk :(
    4. I still don't find Fandaniel or Zenos that interesting as villains. Fandaniel is just da Jokah baybee and Zenos just really wants to kill me, and it doesn't feel like they really mesh together at all yet. The last post-credits cutscene with them was pretty cool, though. Can't wait to Reaper v Reaper against Zenos.

    I'm excited to finally get to Endwalker, I might actually be in current content before the next expansion comes out! lmao
    Anyway quick question, is there any important side content to do before Endwalker that I should do for story/lore reasons? I heard that I should do Omega so I did those, what else is important?

    To answer one of your questions:
    she's weirdly involved in a level 80 summoner quest but other than that she's not especially present before then yeah
    Yeah there were also some changes to the dialogue in that quest around when they added Fordola/Whatshisface back to the MSQ, I don't know what but it was in the patch notes. Some adjustments to what they planned for her I imagine, so they went back and adjusted some of the lines to fit in their plans.

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    SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    Finally started P6S in earnest, started refining another on-the-second-monitor reference sheet to remind me how things go while it's going.
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    Been seeing a couple different strategies for that Cachexia 1 bit, though. There's that form with assigned positions for each color+timer until it's time to rotate, and I'm also coming across ZizieZip style where markers are assigned per role and you just go west or east depending on color, then step inside the hitbox or outside as necessary.


    No idea which is standard on NA servers, or if they're using something else entirely.

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular


    This is a good twitter account. The one in spoilers is for the current raid tier.

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c01o7DUg8P0

    Same guy also has a neat YouTube channel.

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Finally killed P7S in PF, just before I needed to stop for the day for a family thing.

    Fight is fun, but hella backloaded and with approximately 1 billion different ways to solve the same 2 mechanics at the very end.

    Also shout outs to the dipshit warrior who kicked me for dying in a 3 stack to damage, instead of the melee DPS that was wandering all over the place instead of stacking like they should. Hope you're having fun raging out in clear parties versus actually figuring out what the issues are.

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    SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
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    p7s down week one! really proud of everyone to have knocked it out in the first week, i've never gotten the 3rd fight of a tier down in the first week.

    its a really fun fight and one that i think will be much more fondly remembered/feared than p3s. lotta creative stage stuff which this game always could use more of, and some really fun back-to-back puzzles to solve in the back half.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Yeesh (2nd post-Stormblood patch MSQ)
    The whole Yotsuyu backstory is just very, very unpleasant

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    SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    this is my impression of someone reacting to her backstory
    oof! thats a real rough deal!

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    OK, so Shadowbringers patches finally done, like 9 months after I finished 5.0.
    All in all, pretty good! Except for
    1. the 5.55 duty was a really cool idea, but the other characters weren't super fun to play as. The only unique one was Graha since he's both Black and White Mage in terms of abilities.
    2. I don't like Fordola at all still, but I'm also wondering why they took so long to do anything with her lol. She was in the early post-SB patches, then disappeared, unless she shows up in some side content I didn't do.
    3. We didn't hear Pippin talk :(
    4. I still don't find Fandaniel or Zenos that interesting as villains. Fandaniel is just da Jokah baybee and Zenos just really wants to kill me, and it doesn't feel like they really mesh together at all yet. The last post-credits cutscene with them was pretty cool, though. Can't wait to Reaper v Reaper against Zenos.

    I'm excited to finally get to Endwalker, I might actually be in current content before the next expansion comes out! lmao
    Anyway quick question, is there any important side content to do before Endwalker that I should do for story/lore reasons? I heard that I should do Omega so I did those, what else is important?

    To answer one of your questions:
    she's weirdly involved in a level 80 summoner quest but other than that she's not especially present before then yeah

    also re: your unspoiled question, I'm always going to say 'you should probably do as much of the side content that unlocks stuff in the duty finder as you can stomach, cause eventually once you're doing roulettes you'll get in to queues faster and won't want to die doing the same 5 trials over and over'

    whether you do that now or wait to finish endwalker is up to you, you've kind of got everything you need for story relevance i think?
    It's not weird so much as the context is in a side story (which also explains why she's so close to Arenvald - she's been fighting alongside him for a while.)

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2022
    I definitely think that p7 will be more easily recleared than p3 simply because once everyone is in full BIS you're just not going to see famine/death/war at all.

    EDIT: MAYBE you see famine, but the group just tank lb3s or w/e

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    WheatBun01WheatBun01 Face It, Tiger Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Yeesh (2nd post-Stormblood patch MSQ)
    The whole Yotsuyu backstory is just very, very unpleasant
    Yotsuyu
    was a big swing for some topics and tones that I don't think the writing team at the time was really equipped for.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I should go watch some cutscenes, I realized I've lost track of the order of events in Stormblood.

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    WheatBun01 wrote: »
    Goose! wrote: »
    Yeesh (2nd post-Stormblood patch MSQ)
    The whole Yotsuyu backstory is just very, very unpleasant
    Yotsuyu
    was a big swing for some topics and tones that I don't think the writing team at the time was really equipped for.
    There's an ongoing theme that the Garleans exploit societal fractures to control the provinces. Ala Mhigo fell after years of tyranny and civil war, and it's clear that they planned on further exploiting that through all of Aldenard.

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    SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    So I went to go start today's PF attempts on P6S. Then on the first pull of the first party, got a first clear. That was so much faster than it took for P5S in PF.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    WheatBun01 wrote: »
    Goose! wrote: »
    Yeesh (2nd post-Stormblood patch MSQ)
    The whole Yotsuyu backstory is just very, very unpleasant
    Yotsuyu
    was a big swing for some topics and tones that I don't think the writing team at the time was really equipped for.
    There's an ongoing theme that the Garleans exploit societal fractures to control the provinces. Ala Mhigo fell after years of tyranny and civil war, and it's clear that they planned on further exploiting that through all of Aldenard.
    Suddenly drawing parallels to the Baru Cormorant novels.

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    MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Imagine my surprise when replaying ARR, I found out Arenvald has been there from the very beginning.

    Also, finding the merchant you talk to in the intro is actually one of three identical brothers...

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Cleared p5s with my static during our second session in there, huzzah!

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Oh man, this Four Lords side quest
    By kami, a talking turtle!

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Dude, your bow is covering your name.

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Funniest shit I ever saw.

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Oh man, this Four Lords side quest
    By kami, a talking turtle!
    The best version of that is if you're a mi'qote during the MHW crossover content - you can go "a talking cat!" to the Palico, who will respond basically with "have you looked in a mirror lately?"

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Oh man, this Four Lords side quest
    By kami, a talking turtle!
    The best version of that is if you're a mi'qote during the MHW crossover content - you can go "a talking cat!" to the Palico, who will respond basically with "have you looked in a mirror lately?"

    Lmao that's great. I had no idea that was crossover but definitely did select that choice to give proper homage
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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Okay what the fuck (Post-SB 4.2 spoilers)
    I had a feeling the Asahi dude was a shit, so that was no surprise when he reveals it right before leaving, but Zenos is alive? Fuck that, how?

    I was full expecting that to end with Tsuyi remembering herself and her and Asahi doing something. Guess that'll be later.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    Adventures in Fucking Around Waiting For Tuesday while figuring out what I want from my endgame experience

    1) I've given it a fair shake, and I have decided: I do not give a fuck about my island

    2) Similarly: I'm pretty sure I do not give a fuck about crafting/gathering. If I ever look at the diadem again I will vomit from my eyes

    3) pvp is starting to click for me. Frontlines doesn't feel as chaotic, and crystalline conflict is extremely fun. my future might be pvp

    4) I don't have any relic weapons. So I thought 'hey let's get a relic weapon'. So I started a relic weapon. And it kept going. And going. And going. And going. And I read a complete front to back guide of exactly how much bullshit goes into a relic weapon. JESUS FUCK NO THANK YOU.

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Heavensward relics arent too bad if you just buy things with poetics over time, but even those tale a lot of time still

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Heavensward relics arent too bad if you just buy things with poetics over time, but even those tale a lot of time still

    I started an Anima weapon. Christ wept, are you telling me the other relics are worse

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I think it's worth doing one Relic Weapon to get the Tea Kettle.

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Heavensward relics arent too bad if you just buy things with poetics over time, but even those tale a lot of time still

    I started an Anima weapon. Christ wept, are you telling me the other relics are worse

    Go check out an ARR weapon and let us know when you get to the books

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Okay what the fuck (Post-SB 4.2 spoilers)
    I had a feeling the Asahi dude was a shit, so that was no surprise when he reveals it right before leaving, but Zenos is alive? Fuck that, how?

    I was full expecting that to end with Tsuyi remembering herself and her and Asahi doing something. Guess that'll be later.

    My favorite part of that part of the patch is something that most might not pick up on without thinking about it for a bit.
    When you tell your friends that Asahi is a scumass, they believe you immediately. Usually most narratives would have them go like "Nahhh, how could that be? He's been so nice!" to inflate some kind of artificial drama.

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    Stormblood patches plus spoiler
    Fuck Asahi so goddamned much. That beach scene should have resulted in everyone being so confused as to why after leaning into my BLM's ear he suddenly became a small pile of ash.
    Then to use his corpse to host The Jokah Baybee who again we never get to directly incinerate...

    God.. I just can't get over how I wanted to ruin his smug goddamn face.

    The lament after Zodiark felt completely unearned and I was just doing jackoff hand gesture the whole time.

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Heavensward relics arent too bad if you just buy things with poetics over time, but even those tale a lot of time still

    I started an Anima weapon. Christ wept, are you telling me the other relics are worse

    Yes.

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    ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Wow, P8S door boss is fun as hell, easily one of my favorite fights in the game.

    I'm sure my opinion will change once I get hard stuck somewhere, but love the pacing of everything so far.

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