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By on May 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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In conjunction with today’s producer’s letter, Square-Enix has released the full details of the Collector’s Editions for both PC and PS3, and I’ve got to say, there’s a whole lot to get excited about!

First thing’s first, release is set for August 27th and the game can be pre-ordered now, right here. Pre-orders will gain access to both early access of the game, as well as the Mog Hat, which are both pictured below. Full contents of the collectors edition itself to come after the jump!

By on May 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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It’s that time again! Yoshi-P has published the latest Letter from the Producer and it’s chock full of great news! For one, the release date of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been set as August 27! Details regarding the collector’s edition and all the goodies that can be found inside, as well as info on the PS3 version of the game. Not to mention the second video in the Tour of Eorzea video series! All in all, it’s been a pretty exciting day in FFXIV news! For full details, including links to the video and in depth details on the collector’s edition, read on!

By on May 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm, in Article, FFXIV  |  Comments: 1 comment

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Release is drawing ever closer and as time crawls towards it, more and more interest is being expressed for learning about the lore that brought us to A Realm Reborn. As such, we’ve assembled a handy compilation to get you all caught up on the events of FFXIV ver.1 that lead up to the Dalamud cataclysm and it’s aftermath. To borrow a quote from Garland, in Final Fantasy I: “To take a step forward is to take a step back”.

First, let’s begin by clearing a small fact up. For those who are unaware, FFXIV:ARR takes place five years in the future of version 1, following the unleashing of meteor and the devastation it wrought; which can be witnessed in the End of an Era trailer, which can be found  here.

By on May 11, 2013 at 2:32 am, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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Hooray, a new letter from the producer, Yoshi P! Below he talks about the announcements he made at the recent events including, the release date time frame, the start of phase 3 and changes made to the next phase based on player feedback.  All in all sounds like some fun changes on the way so read further for the juicy details!

By on May 11, 2013 at 1:37 am, in FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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In a bizarre case of ‘ask and you shall receive’, a ton of new screenshots have been released today. Including the regions in the periphery of both Ul’dah and Limsa Lominsa.

It’s been a very long time since I can honestly say that I’ve been super excited to explore a zone depicted in a screen shot; with the exception of a few of these screens (those taken in the Gridania region), every single region depicted beckon to me with the promise of exploration and adventure. These next few weeks of waiting for beta 3 are getting more and more difficult by the day and you can see below, exactly why that is!

By on May 10, 2013 at 10:10 am, in Article, Buzz, WildStar  |  Comments: 2 comments

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Ever notice that during the first couple days of a new MMO’s launch, one of the most repeated lines on the forums and in chat channels tends to be something along the lines of, “What do you expect? The game just launched.” The line’s usually said in reference to random bugs, lag issues, and login issues. The latter two, especially. “The lag will clear once people get bored of the game and even out as far as levels go,” fans argue. Wait a minute. You mean to tell me game developers launch a game without immediate post-launch conditions in mind? That… doesn’t make sense. First impressions matter, folks.

Another favorite line we often hear is, “All games have terrible launches– get used to it.” So… hold on. Since so many games experience massive launch issues, that means we’re supposed to be satisfied with game crashes, disconnects, the inability to create accounts, severe lag, and game-breaking bugs? I’m sorry, but just because something sucks normally doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect and hope for better.

By on May 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet


With Phase 3 of the Beta closing in on us quickly, more and more screens are being released of new areas that we will be able to explore!
Our latest batch of screens once again highlight the region of Limsa Lominsa!
It would seem that several of the new screens that have been released over the past few weeks are putting a large focus on showing off the new lighting tweaks that have been made to the engine. Personally, I’d say that the team at Square-Enix are doing an amazing job, and the graphical improvements are looking fantastic!

By on May 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm, in News, WildStar  |  Comments: 2 comments

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Update: The stress test was originally thought to be this coming weekend, but Carbine made an update later today saying that it is in fact not this weekend.

Originally posted by Craig Turner (Source)

That’s where you come in. It’s time to turn our poor little Beta Server into a clown car. We have been taking Beta Registrations for some time now, and we are going to be inviting a lot of people to come play WildStar for one weekend only in our first Stress Test. In fact, some of the invites will have already gone out by the time this article is published (check those spam filters!).

So check your emails and spam folders, you might be getting a chance to try the game! If you do get an invite, make sure you get into the game because it guarantees you a future beta invite!

By on May 6, 2013 at 2:54 am, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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Over at the Final Fantasy XIV Facebook page, some gorgeous looking screenshots showcasing the revamped starter nations of Limsa Lominsa and Ul’dah have been posted, and they are chock-full of adorable Lalafell goodness! Check beyond the jump to see how these areas have fared in a post-Meteor world, and to catch a glimpse of some of the revamped UI elements.

By on May 4, 2013 at 2:54 am, in Article, FFXIV, News  |  Comments: No comments yet

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Veterans to FFXIV’s Version 1 have been chomping at the bit to finally get a hold of their old characters again and with the upcoming Beta 3, they will finally have that chance. However, there have also been many questions regarding not only how that will work, but also whether or not players would have a chance to re-customize their avatars, since there are several new customization options. Square-Enix, being the good guys they are, decided to let us in on what they have planned!

Robert “Hvinire” Peeler, FFXIV Community Manager, made an interesting announcement via the official FFXIV forums yesterday that shed some light on the question:

I know confirmation has been a long time coming on this one, and we’re glad to finally detail how this will work!

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