This episode, Frei is in charge while Calaera and Orophen are taking a bit of a break. We talk about Tanaka’s departure from Square-Enix, Patch 1.23 hotfixes, and the first group to complete their Relic Weapons appears! We also have a Random Roundtable where we discuss players questioning whether or not Yoshida actually knows what ...
Still thinking about becoming a Legacy member? It’s getting real close to that time. 2.0 is right around the corner and you might be looking for that Legacy status icon to pop up in the corner of your screen. If you were planning on using the 90 day subscription option in order accumulate the 90 days subscription time needed to qualify for Legacy, you should do it in a hurry.
At the end of this year’s Vanafest 2012, a festival to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Japanese launch of Final Fantasy XI, Hiromichi Tanaka announced that he was stepping down as director of the game and leaving Square-Enix due to health concerns. His departure comes at a time where a new expansion has just been announced for Final Fantasy XI, called Seekers of Adoulin, and at the time of the announcement, it was revealed that current FFXIV Battle Planner, Akihiko Matsui would be taking his place.
Yelta is hosting today and she narrowly avoids the jaws of the ravenous Calaera. We had to skip an episode last week, but we’re trying hard to make it up to you this week, with a full episode and a super long after show to be released later this week. In this episode? The change to grab Legacy status is running out and Goobbues are going away, but we got a brand spanking new Letter From the Producer. We also talk about Patch 1.22c and finish things off with some Dev Tracking.
Obvious joke is obvious, so we’re avoiding it this time around. This letter has Yoshida reminiscing about the 24 interviews he attended during E3. We can’t tell if he’s bragging or crying for help. In any case, he provides the upcoming patch update schedule, and reminds us that the Patch 1.23 series of patches will be the last before wrapping up the 1.0 version of the game. There’s that and more so check it out after the jump.
Patch 1.22c seems to be mostly about supporting the Relic Weapon quest. The concluding part of “A Relic Reborn” has been added, new treasure chests have been added to Darkhold, an even more difficult Ifrit Fight has been added for the most hardcore of players, and a number of additional things as well. Beyond the Relic Weapon quest, you can expect to see a new Grand Company Rank made available, and new items have been added to the game. Check out the patch notes inside to find out more.
A number of new level 50 weapons and armor have been added for Grand Company Seal exchange. It’s doubtful that these additions will rival the power of Relic Weapons, but are any of these new items on par with the current end game gear? We’ll update this post with stats for these new items as information becomes available.