The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > General Topics > General Gaming Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
Registered User
Rubeus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,623
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion launches June 2017, Yasumi Matsuno comes back

Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics creator Yasumi Matsuno is back, wonder if he's contractor or actually back to Square Enix? Maybe now we can see a proper Final Fantasy Tactics sequel?

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion launches June 20 -- New details from Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, the October-announced expansion to Square Enix’s massively multiplayer online RPG, will launch simultaneously across North America, Europe, and Japan on June 20, 2017, Square Enix announced at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2016 in Tokyo.

A collector’s edition will also be available and include:

- A special package featuring original art by Yoshitaka Amano
- Exclusive high-quality Zenos figure
- Stormblood art book
- Cloth map of Eorzea
- Original decal
- In-game items: Syldra Mount, Wind-up Bartz Minion, Red Mage Main Arm: Chicken Knife

The “Red Mage” is a new job set to appear in Stormblood. It is a ranged DPS role that uses rapiers and magicked crystal mediums. Its ranged attacks use magic (red magic + black & white magic hybrid), and its melee attacks use the rapier. It is a hybrid ranged / melee style achieved via high-speed positioning that can deal massive damage by linking multiple spells with chainspell and following them up with melee attacks. Its starting level is 50 and it doesn’t have an associated class.

New swimming actions were also announced, though not all bodies of water will be accessible for swimming. Characters will auto-switch to swim mode upon entering an accessible body of water, where walk becomes a breast stroke and sprint becomes crawl, and movement is slightly slower than walking and running. There is no combat while swimming or loading times when switching to swim mode. As for mounts, only those able to fly can swim. Diving is also allowed in select bodies of wter, and there are no loading times when moving from swim to dive mode, nor a need to worry about drowning (endless diving is magically enabled). NPC interactions and gatherings will be possible, and there will be new gathering locations. All flying mounts can dive, and diving will only be available in 4.0 areas and can be unlocked via a special quest.

A new beast tribe called “The Ananta” will appear. They inhait the mountains near Ala Mhigo and are made up solely of females. They’re oppressed by the Garleans and have existed since the time of the Allagans. They’re known for their skil in spell- and gemcraft. They believe in a goddess known as “Lakshmi, the Lady of Bliss.”

Two new high-end raids will appear. In “The Bend of Time – Omega,” Omega is a monster burried beneath the Carteneau Flats, and is said to be a captive of Bahamut in Allagan literature. It has already been mentioned several times in the main story, and in Patch 3.4, Nero tol Scaeva showed some developments involving Omega. It seems to be connected to the main story of Patch 3.5 as well. The raid itself will be of “slightly different taste than previous raids,” according to producer and director Naoki Yoshida. Even if you don’t do it, you should also be able to understand the main story.

The second raid is “Return to Ivalice,” which is being written by Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics creator Yasumi Matsuno with illustrations by Keita Amemiya. Specifically, Matsuno is in charge of the plot and scenario, while Amemiya is in charge of the boss’ character design.
Click for full size

Click for full size

Click for full size

Click for full size

Click for full size
Rubeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 12-31-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
SavedFromSin's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Five min from Sinful Sam
Posts: 4,784
This game looks phenominal but i can't justify paying a monthly fee to play it.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.-Ephesians 2:8-9

The above post wasn't checked for: spelling or grammatical errors, comma splices, awkward phrases, run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement, and other errors in the English language.
PSN=MrBear14518 XboxLive=Teaching Bear
SavedFromSin is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.