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Patch 2.4 - Dreams of Ice  (Read 770 times)

Posted on 22 Sep 2014, 09:11:51
Outrack


Summary:
  • Two new jobs will be introduced: Rogue and Ninja. Ninja will a completely different mechanic to other classes, and will utilize poisons that won't be standard DoT skills. The "throw" ability from previous FF games will not be available due to balancing issues (not wanting to cripple DPS output when paired with a Ninja that has nothing to use).
  • Three new dungeons: Sastasha HM, Sunken Temple of Qarn HM, and Snowcloak - each detailed below.
  • One new confirmed Primal: Shiva (Ahk Afah Amphitheater).
  • Subdivisions will be added to the housing wards, doubling the number of homes available.
  • Additional main scenario and Hildibrand quests.
  • Tomestones of Mythology will be phased out, and a new currency called "Allagan Tomestone of Poetics" will be introduced.
  • An increase in the maximum attainable iLvl - Sands/Oil drops have already been increased via CT2 to give players a chance of obtaining iLvl 110 loot before the update.
  • New dyes will be available, which will require special ingredients brought back from your retainer.
  • Additional crafting recipes will be added, allowing players to craft some equipment from FFXI.
  • Third Coil of Bahamut will be the released, and will be the final one.
  • "Eternal Bond" (aka Marriage) will not be released in 2.4.


New Classes

Rogue

These agile fighters pride themselves on their skills with knives and daggers to make quick work of enemies.

Lurking in the shadows, adhering to no laws but their own, they punish the wicked, pilfering their ill-gotten gains and delivering them to the downtrodden masses. Thought by many to be mere common criminals, some would say they play an unseen hand in maintaining order in the buccaneer's haven of Limsa Lominsa.

Ninja

Hailing from the war-torn lands of the Far East, the secret arts of the ninja were born of necessity, and have since given rise to a unique breed of highly trained combatants.

Able to manipulate the vital energies of the land, the air, and living beings, they manifest their power through the weaving of signs, unleashing a wide array of attacks against their foes. Master the arts of the ninja and learn to bend the tide of battle to your will.

  • ROG/NIN will be able to equip all PLG/MNK equipment.
  • To take on the role of a Ninja, you'll need a level 30 Rogue and level 15 Pugilist.



Dungeons:

The minimum required iLvl, equip/item drops, and rewards for completion of these dungeons have yet to be confirmed.

Sastasha (Hard Mode):

Tucked deep inside the dank caverns of the Sastasha Seagrot, there is a secret port said to have been built by the pirate Mistbeard. In the years following the Calamity, the notorious Serpent Reavers claimed it as their lair, until the cutthroats were vanquished by a band of dauntless adventurers. The place subsequently came under the control of Lominsan authorities, who maintained a security presence within. Alas, that control did not last, for an unknown faction has arisen─seemingly from the briny depths─and overwhelmed the occupying Yellowjackets. Opinion is divided over the identity of these foes. Some say that they are pirates, while others swear that they are fiends. Yet it does not take a scholar to see that these two things need not be mutually exclusive.


Snowcloak:

The landscape of Eorzea has undergone a great many changes in the wake of the Calamity, giving way to anomalies heretofore unseen. The great ice wall, Snowcloak, is one such construct molded in the aftermath of Bahamut’s rampage. Once thought to be impassable, recent reports tell of a network of tunnels piercing through the heart of this crystalline impasse. Duty demands these passageways be investigated, but woe unto he who finds their creator.


The Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard Mode):

Adventurers fear not danger, scholars care not for comfort, and miners like not unturned stones. Thus was born the unlikely partnership between the Order of Nald'thal and Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern, in the wake of a certain adventurer's conquest of the Sunken Temple's notorious traps. But the dead of Qarn left many snares─more than enough for a thousand years of greed─and now, a tomb raider's fevered dream of riches has stranded the joint expedition in a place where history has a tendency to come alive...




Primal Battle - Ahk Afah Amphitheater (Shiva, Lady of Frost):

The minimum required iLvl, equip/item drops, and reward for completion of this trial has yet to be confirmed.

The barren hills and icy peaks of Coerthas play host to countless battles in the never-ending war between the nation of Ishgard and the Dravanian horde. As their age-old struggle wages on, a new threat has emerged: the primal Shiva, Lady of Frost. Who has summoned her, and how will the Warriors of Light stand against this mighty maiden of ice?




The Final Coil of Bahamut

The minimum required iLvl, equip/item drops, and reward for completion of this trial has yet to be confirmed. It's safe to assume this will require a static 8-player group upon entry and that you will be unable to queue for this raid via the Duty Finder.

The resurrection of the elder primal Bahamut is nigh, and Alisaie has petitioned your aid for a final venture into the labyrinth to forestall a reckoning that would tear the realm asunder. When the truth behind the Calamity is revealed, will Alisaie at long last have the answer she desires?

  • As with Second Coil, Final Coil will feature four turns.
  • A planned update in either 2.45 or 2.5 will see a shift to a loot-based lockout system instead of the current one, so that players who have completed turns can still run them again (without being able to acquire more drops).
Last Edit: 21 Oct 2014, 19:57:36 by Outrack

Posted on 21 Oct 2014, 19:58:33
Outrack
Updated.

Posted on 15 May 2015, 14:45:49
Lena Ssur
After the main patch (2.4) there were two subpatches: 2.41 and 2.45.

In patch 2.41:

Playable Content
Level 30 job quest requirements have been adjusted;
Colors of the assorted fruit furnishing have been adjusted to better compliment other furnishings.

Battle System
Players can Queue for the Second Coil of Bahamut solo via Duty Finder;
Mechanics within the Second Coil of Bahamut have been adjusted;
Power of the Echo;
Rogue and Ninja actions icons have been adjusted to improve visibility.

Resolved Issues
An issue wherein the FATEs "Ho Ho Ho" and "Say My Name" could not be completed under certain conditions.
An issue during the first boss battle in Snowcloak wherein the Frozen debuff would apply even when taking preventative measures during the action Snow Drift.
An issue in the dungeon Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard) wherein the stones required to solve the magicked trap would occasionally spawn in an inaccessible location.
An issue in the dungeon STemple of Qarn (Hard) wherein a character under the effect of Mummification continued to suffer loss of action and movement control even after the Mummification status ended.
An issue in the raid dungeon The Final Coil of Bahamut - Turn 2 wherein the ADS could not be attacked under certain conditions.
An issue in the raid dungeon The Final Coil of Bahamut - Turn 3 wherein the action Whitefire did not deal damage under certain conditions.
An issue wherein certain ROG/NIN primal weapons could not be delivered for Expert Delivery missions. * These items can now be sold as well.
An issue wherein the weapons and shield from The Binding Coil of Bahamut could not be delivered for Expert Delivery missions. * These items can now be sold as well.
An issue wherein desynthesizing ROG/NIN weapons would yield materials that were not part of their recipe.
An issue wherein the item icon for Heart Snatchers did not match its actual appearance.
An issue wherein the item icon for Canopus Stilettos did not match their actual appearance.
An issue wherein the following item icons did not match their actual appearance: Gridanian Stilettos / Lominsan Stilettos / Ul’dahn Stilettos
An issue wherein players could not repurchase Lunar Summer Tanga or Pristine Egg Cap from the Calamity Salvager NPCs, even if they met all the requirements for doing so.
An issue wherein free companies and linkshells were not automatically deleted when deleting characters in a specific order.
An issue wherein houses in residential district subdivisions would not appear under certain conditions.
An issue wherein the dungeon icon for Snowcloak was not appearing on the map.
An issue wherein the bonuses granted by the furnishing item Afternoon Tea Set were incorrect.


Information source: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b1efc31304f61d1171ac95d7b954908abc185342


In patch 2.45:

Playable Content
New side story quests;
   - Saga of the Zodiac Weapons
   - Delivery Moogle
Treasure Hunts - Spriggan Cap hat;
Ceremony of Eternal Bonding and Special Quests;
Grand Companies - Bombard Core;

Battle System
Actions and traits have been adjusted - Lancer, Dragoon, Rogue and Conjurer;
Players can now repeat turns of the Final Coil of Bahamut prior to the weekly reset;
Striking Tree (Extreme) weapon drop guaranteed;
Diamond Dust to each player after completion of Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme);
Item level sync has been removed from various dungeons.

Items
New items and recipes have been added;
Belah'dian silver can now be obtained from boarskin treasure maps, peisteskin treasure maps and unhidden leather treasure maps;
Adjustments of the exchange goods from Talan in Mor Dhona at Revenant's Toll;
Ixali oaknots required in exchange for Xelphatol spring water has been reduced;
Some items have been changed from "unique/untradable" to just "untradable";
New gathering points added;
New items can now be obteined by gathering.

System
New achievements have been added;
The Embrace emote has been added.

New Items
Optinal Items

Resolved Issues
An issue wherein the item demonic cookie could not be sold on the Market Board.
An issue in the Sunken Temple of Qarn (Hard) wherein the range of the enemy skill Triclip affected the wrong number of targets.
An issue wherein the staircase leading to the basement of medium-sized houses displayed incorrectly.
An issue with the Favorites category of the Crafting Log wherein the incorrect recipe is highlighted after selecting and crafting a recipe other than the first one listed.
An issue in the raid dungeon The Final Coil of Bahamut – Turn 4 wherein the visual effects of ground targeted actions did not display properly when aiming at certain areas.
An issue during the first boss battle in Snowcloak wherein the Frozen debuff would apply even when taking preventative measures during the action Snow Drift.


Known Issues
The Eternity Ring item does not appear correctly during the cutscene at the end of the Ceremony of the Eternal Bonding.
The Veil of Eternal Innocence item does not appear properly on Lalafells under certain conditions.
In the Ivory Chapel in the East Shroud, when attempting to perform a Quick Synthesis the Crafting Log window will close without an error message.
In the Ivory Chapel in the East Shroud, when attempting to perform a Repair the Repair animation will be displayed without actually repairing the item.
During the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding, an error message does not appear properly when there is insufficient Inventory space.
In the special quest “The Ties that Bind”, under certain conditions, the player can advance through the quest without obtaining all of the necessary clothing.
In the special quest “The Ties that Bind”, under certain conditions, the player cannot open the map from the Journal.
In the special quest “The Ties that Bind” some text may not appear correctly when talking to the NPC “Claribel”.
In the sidequest “A Ponze of Flesh” the map does not appear when clicking on the objective “Obtain a gobmachine bangplate from Brayflox’s Longstop (Hard).”


To access the lists of items, recipes, gear and others please visit the information source website:
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e131753e64b2980c646e605b11cf56b933b99601

Ceremony of Eternal Bonding official webiste: http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/eternalbond/na/
DRG lvl 60 ilvl198 :: WAR lvl 60 ilvl 192 :: WHM lvl 60 ilvl 183

CRP lvl 59 : BSM lvl 60 : ARM lvl 57 : GSM lvl 60 : LTW lvl 58 :  WVR lvl 57 : ALC lvl 58 : CUL lvl 57  ::  MIN lvl 60 : BTN lvl 60 : FIS lvl 58

COIL :: T11 / T13 | Alexander Savage :: AS1

EXTREME :: Thordan

 

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