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Patch 2.5 - Before the Fall  (Read 788 times)

Posted on 16 May 2015, 12:22:32
Lena Ssur
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Release date:   Jan 20 (pt1) :: Fev 24 (pt2) :: Mar 31 (pt3)



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Before the Fall - Part 1 (2.5)

  • Main Scenario and New Chronicles of a New Era quests;
  • Side Quests
    Hildibrand quests,
    Delievery Moogle quests,
    Additional rewards have been added to some Ixali daily quests;
  • Levequests
    New rewards have been added to level 45 crafting and gathering guildleves,
    Abandoning a levequest after completing it at least once will refresh the available rewards;
  • Treasure Hunts
    Moonstones can now be obtained from leather, goatskin, toadskin, boarskin, and peisteskin treasure maps,
    The amount of rush grass obtained from toadskin treasure maps has been increased,
    The drop rate for some of the items obtained from boarskin, peisteskin, and unhidden leather treasure maps has been increased;
  • Grand Companies
    Rewards granted in exchange for Grand Company seals have been adjusted,
    New items added,
    Aetherial Wheel Use and Retainer Dispatchment have been added to the Free Company interface,
    Guestbook management have been removed from the Free Company interface,
    Fertilizing crops in the garden of your free company estate will no longer result in a message being posted in the Activity window of the Free Company interface;
  • Housing
    Aetherial wheels have been added, which can convert stored energy into company actions,
    Retainers can now be placed on estate grounds outside the hall,
    Selecting a culinarian furnishing will display a dialog prompt to confirm the parameter bonuses to be received,
    Attempting to feed a Thavnairian onion to a stabled chocobo will display a dialog prompt in the event the chocobo will not increase in rank,
    New aesthetician hairstyles have been added,
    Additional buildings have been constructed in Revenant's Toll (X:21 Y:5) and (X:22 Y:5);
  • Battle
    Changing classes or jobs in a sanctuary will no longer incur a penalty to action cooldowns,
    Players can now obtain an Allagan catalyst from the Labyrinth of the Ancients and Syrcus Tower,
    The number of Allagan tomestones received from dungeons and trials has been adjusted,
    The confirmation window displayed after being matched via the Duty Finder can now be saved, or displayed in a notification window,
    In order to prevent players from unintentionally withdrawing from duties when matched via the Duty Finder, a confirmation window will now be displayed when selecting Withdraw,
    A confirmation window will now be displayed when summoning a chocobo companion while registered for duties via the Duty Finder,
    Item level sync has been applied to some dungeons,
    Power of the echo added to The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard) and (Extreme) after all party members are incapacitated,
    The PvP encounter Borderland Ruins (Slaughter) has been added to Frontline,
    With the addition of Borderland Ruins (Slaughter), The Carteneau Flats: Borderland Ruins has been renamed Borderland Ruins (Secure),
    To reduce wait times when queueing for Frontline campaigns, the Duty Finder will no longer match together players in groups of 48 (three teams of 16),
    Two-passenger mounts can no longer be used during Frontline campaigns,
    Players can no longer block or parry limit break attacks,
    New items are now available for purchase from Hunt billmasters,
    The drop rates for Extreme primal battle rewards have been increased (Whistles),
    The rate at which soulglazed relic weapons achieve soul attunement has been increased,
    The drop rate for Alexandrite when completing a FATE with a gold rating while equipped with an animus, novus, or nexus weapon has been increased,
    To improve visibility for colorblind players, the targeting indicator for Shiva's Icicle Impact attack has been adjusted;
  • Items
    New items have been added,
    New recipes have been added,
    New recipes have been added to master recipe books,
    Carboncoat and Carbontwine are now available from the NPC Aelina in Mor Dhona at Revenant's Toll (X:22 Y:6),
    Various seasonal event items have been added to the inventories of Calamity salvager NPCs in the three city-states,
    Spiritbond potion is no longer untradable, and can be sold to NPC shops or on the market board,
    Atma and Antique gear can now be stacked up to 99,
    Various items can now be sold, or donated to Grand Companies in expert delivery missions,
    The scarf of wondrous wit, friendship circlet, and bluebird earring can now be discarded,
    Some items can now be desynthesized / The level cap for desynthesis has been increased,
    Desynthesis skill levels will no longer decrease if your combined skill level is not at the maximum,
    The Seasonal Miscellany and Minions categories have been added to the Items section of the market board,
    New gathering nodes have been added / New items have been added to gathering points,
    Players can now obtain high-quality antumbral rocks and redolent logs,
    Players will now be invulnerable to area attacks while gathering if they have not gained aggro from enemies,
    New mounts have been added / New minions have been added;
  • System
    New achievements and titles have been added,
    The "Most Gentlemanly" pose has been added,
    The online status New Adventurer will now appear next to character names even when participating in instanced duties,
    Players can now use a mouse wheel or gamepad to scroll through the body of moogle letters,
    Players can now save their retainer's appearance after making changes to their appearance,
    Signs will now be displayed on the enmity list / The name of the dye used on an item will now be listed in its item help window,
    An error message will now be displayed when inputting an invalid name for friend invitations or blacklist registration,
    The Party Finder menu can now be opened by selecting recruitment notifications in the log window,
    Selecting an achievement from the log window will now open the Achievements window;
  • Crystal Tower - World of Darkness;
  • Trials - Battle in the Big Keep and Urth's Fount;
  • New Dungeons - The Keeper of the Lake, The Wanderer's Palace (Hard), Amdapor Keep (Hard).

Resolved Issues
An issue in The Final Coil of Bahamut – Turn 3 wherein it was slightly harder for tanks to dodge the attack Black Fire than DPS characters.
An issue wherein players who had joined a free company after using the World transfer service could not purchase private chambers.
An issue wherein the following recipes were not properly ordered in the Crafting Log:
Perfect Firewood / Perfect Pestle / Perfect Mortar / Furnace Ring / Perfect Vellum / Perfect Cloth / Perfect Pounce / Tailor-made Eel Pie
An issue in housing wherein skirts worn by Miqo'te females did not display properly when using the /doze command.
An issue wherein weapons did not display properly when unsheathed by Elezen male warriors after changing poses.
An issue wherein equipment for the body piece of female Lalafells did not display properly when using certain emotes.
An issue wherein unsheathed weapons would appear larger than normal when certain classes used mounts.
An issue wherein using certain actions while riding personal chocobos with walking enabled caused characters to appear larger than normal, even after dismounting.
An issue wherein sandals worn by male characters (except Lalafells) were gray when no foot gear was equipped.
All sandals will now appear beige.
An issue wherein body art that appears when wearing the following items disappeared when submerged in water:
Arachne Shirt of Striking / Arachne Shirt of Scouting / South Seas Talisman
An issue wherein gear colored with metallic dyes appeared darker than intended when wet.
An issue wherein examining a player while viewing your retainer's gear and attributes window would display the player's gear window.
An issue wherein players were unable to progress after attempting to enter a specified ward under certain conditions.
An issue wherein the client would freeze after using the /check text command in rapid succession.
An issue wherein the client would freeze when speaking with the ferry skipper at Memeroon's Trading Post in Upper La Noscea (X:14 Y:23) to move to Jijiroon's Trading Post.
An issue wherein the Player Effects Volume setting did not affect certain sounds from other PCs.
An issue wherein the visual effects of Yoshimitsu Zenith did not display properly. * Updated on 1/26/2015.



New Dungeons

Level 50 dungeons. They require a party of 4 with an average item level of 90 and higher.

The Keeper of the Lake

Fifteen years ago, in the skies above Silvertear Falls, the invading forces of the XIVth Legion were set upon by a host of dragons. Leading the charge was Midgardsormr, legendary king of kings, who engaged the Garlean flagship, the Agrius, in battle. In the end, both Midgardsormr and his foe fell to the earth, and their tangled remnants stand as a memorial to that day─a ruined airship, and the charred corpse of the wyrm lord who brought it low, forever devoid of life...


The Wanderer's Palace (Hard)

Bound no more by the rancor of their fallen king, the tonberries have regained their senses─with a little help from devoted friends. Yet all thoughts of peace have been put to the blade, as a band of Mamool Ja mercenaries known as the Silverscales have stormed the walls and seized the place for their own. Someone must stop the sellswords from turning the Wanderer's Palace into an unassailable fortress, and take a stand against tonberry slaughter and slavery!


Amdapor Keep (Hard)

Though purging the Lambs of Dalamud brought a hard-earned peace unto Amdapor Keep, some mysterious fiend has completed the cultists' rites and ushered shadows back into the ruins. Voidsent now revel anew within these walls, their wickedness warping the flora and transforming kindly woodland creatures to bloodthirsty beasts. For the sake of the Twelveswood and the elementals who keep watch over it, you must cleanse the evil from the keep, and sweep away all traces of the cultists.


Crystal Tower - World Of Darkness

In the twilight of his reign, the first and last emperor of Allag, Xande, desired power above all else. He turned to the terrible being known as the Cloud of Darkness, a ruler of the void, and asked of her strength to make the world kneel before his throne with a covenant of blood.

When Xande was slain, his ambitions were laid to rest alongside him. Yet the Cloud of Darkness still seeks to enter the material realm, and will soon find passage through the Voidgate set to manifest within Syrcus Tower. With the fiend's coming, can the fellowship of NOAH brave the void and rescue the three souls able to stem the Cloud's flood of shadows, or will the expedition itself vanish beyond the rift in the World of Darkness?



Third and final part of Crystal Tower. It is a dungeon that requires a full raid of 24 players with item levels of at least 90. Similar to Syrcus Tower, the raid composition is 3 tanks, 6 healers and 15 DPS. The weekly loot lockout was removed in Patch 2.55. Reward: 100 Allagan Tomestones of Soldiery and 20 Allagan Tomestones of Poetics.

New Trials

Battle in the Big Keep

Level 50 trial that pits the players against Gilgamesh (Hard). It is part of the The Her Last Vow quest of the patch 2.5 Hildibrand questline. The battle requires a full party of 8 players with average item level of at least 90.

How many realms has he traversed, and how many rivals has he felled? Gilgamesh journeys ever onward in his unending quest for the strongest of swords. But the road is long and lonesome, and a painted rooster─loyal and noble as the bird may be─can bring a man only so much comfort in the darkest and most trying of times. So it was that Gilgamesh turned to the heavens, pleading to be reunited with a long-lost companion. Be it by fortune or fate, his prayers were heard, and the stage for the final confrontation is set. To the victor goes the Treaty-Blade!


Urth's Fount

Level 50 trial that requires a Full Party of 8 players. In the trial, players face the primal Odin, the Dark Divinity. Players need to have item level 95 or higher to participate in this battle. Reward: 15 Allagan Tomestone of Soldiery and 7 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics.

In the moons following the Calamity, myriad rumors of ghastly creatures stalking the Twelveswood began spreading across the realm like wildfire. While most of the rumors have since been deemed unfounded, there is one series of events that has remained difficult to cast off as merely the ravings of broken-minded smallfolk: that concerning the supposed Dark Rider of the Shroud. After several deaths attributed to this mysterious figure, Seedseer O-App-Pesi sought communion with the spirits of the Twelveswood, only to learn that the rider was none other than the elder primal Odin. Slain in the Third Astral Era by an Allagan hero, why and how the primal has returned to Eorzea remains a mystery─one now in the capable hands of Eorzea's adventurers.



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Before the Fall - Part 2 (2.51)

  • New Side story quests
    Saga of the Zodiac Weapons,
    Delievery Moogle,
    The Manderville Gold Saucer,
    Players can now visit the Manderville Gold Saucer to enjoy Chocobo Racing, Triple Triad, and a host of mini-games and activities,
    With the addition of the Manderville Gold Saucer, a new aetheryte location named "The Gold Saucer" has been added to the Thanalan region,
    A new aesthetician hairstyle has been added;
  • Battle
    The MP cost of the arcanist actions Ruin and Ruin II has been reduced,
    Rewards for the quest "The Gift of the Archmagus" have been adjusted;
  • Items
    New items have been added,
    New recipes have been added in Culinarian,
    New items have been added to gathering points;
  • System
    New achievements and titles have been added,
    The Gold Saucer category has been added under Character in the main menu,
    In patch 2.5, the pet hotbar was changed to automatically be assigned to hotbar 1 when interacting with objects or mounts that make use of the pet hotbar.However, this has been adjusted to only occur if use of the mount or object is required for the completion of a duty,
    The Gold Saucer category has been added to the Active Help interface,
    The Gold Saucer category has been added to the Recommendations interface,
    New expressions have been added to the auto-translate dictionary,
    New music has been added;
  • The Manderville Gold Saucer
Resolved Issues
An issue when using the /additionalaction command wherein the following actions did not function as intended:
Byregot's Blessing / Rapid Synthesis / Piece by Piece / Flawless Synthesis / Careful Synthesis / Careful Synthesis II / Tricks of the Trade / Hasty Touch / Brand of Ice / Brand of Earth / Brand of Wind / Brand of Water / Brand of Fire / Brand of Lightning
An issue in the trial Urth’s Fount wherein the action indicator for Odin’s Valknut attack was larger than the actual area of effect.
An issue in the trial Urth’s Fount wherein auto-attacks were not triggered even when standing within striking distance.
An issue in the trial World of Darkness wherein, under certain conditions, the screen would fade to black twice when exiting Cerberus’s stomach.
An issue in the trial World of Darkness wherein, under certain conditions, the effect of mini did not wear off in the battle with Cerberus.
An issue in the trial World of Darkness wherein, under certain conditions, the Transporting effect was canceled when fighting Cerberus.
An issue in the trial World of Darkness wherein, under certain conditions, Wolfsbanes continued to spawn during the battle with Cerberus.
An issue wherein the graphics of the ebony longbow weapon did not display properly.




The Manderville Gold Saucer

Thrill to the sight of majestic birds roaring down the straights at the chocobo races!
Pit your wits against your peers at the Triple Triad tables!
All this and more await at the Gold Saucer where the wise walk out wealthier!


When visiting the Manderville Gold Saucer, you can enjoy a number of games and activities that utilize a special currency called Manderville Gold Saucer Points (MGP). Upon first arriving, you can purchase MGP with gil by speaking with the Gold Saucer Attendant at the Entrance Square (X:4 Y:6). The exchange service is restricted to players with less than 500 MGP in their possession. There are different rewards you can get with MGP (Adamantoise Mount, Fenrir Mount, Gambler's Attire, Bunny Attire).


Chocobo Racing

Saddle up atop a majestic bird and go roaring down the turf, that you might see your feathered friend crowned the fleetest in all of Eorzea! Chocobo racing─or "the sport of sultans," as some have taken to calling it─is an experience like none other.


Players can now participate in chocobo races, a new competition in the Manderville Gold Saucer that makes use of specially trained racing chocobos. From improving their abilities through rigorous training to breeding retired chocobos for their traits, you can raise the champion chocobo you’ve always wanted.

Check our thread about Chocobo Racing for more information:
Reverence - Final Fantasy XIV:ARR » Guides & Build Information » Chocobo Racing

Triple Triad

You and an opponent locked in single combat─the five cards in your hand your sole weapon, and your wits alone to guide you to victory or defeat. This is Triple Triad, the gaming phenomenon that's swept Eorzea!


Triple Triad is a recently popularized card game in Eorzea, wherein players make clever use of their deck’s composition to defeat their opponents. To learn the basics and begin playing Triple Triad, players must complete the quest "Triple Triad Trial" in Gold Saucer (X:4 Y:7) with the NPC: Triple Triad Master.

Check our thread about Triple Triad for more information:
Reverence - Final Fantasy XIV:ARR » Guides & Build Information » Triple Triad


Cactpot

The Cactpot comes in two varieties, Mini (daily) and Jumbo (weekly). Both involve the simple act of purchasing a ticket─a ticket which has the potential to yield a fortune of MGP. With the potential to be highly lucrative, adventurers are encouraged to enter early and often. As they like to say, "You must needs be in it to win it!".


GATE

While enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gold Saucer, adventurers may happen upon audience-participatory events known as Gold Saucer Active Time Events, or GATEs. Why not join in the revelry with your comrades by seeking out a nearby GATE client?

Any Way the Wind Blows | Cliffhanger |The Time of My Life

Vase Off | Skinchange We Can Believe In


Mini Games

In addition to chocobo racing and Triple Triad, the Gold Saucer hosts several minigames for your entertainment. Simple yet captivating, you can never have too much time to enjoy these mini-attractions.

The Moogle's Paw | Monster Toss

Cuff-a-Cur | Crystal Tower Striker


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Before the Fall - Part 3 (2.55)

  • New main scenario quests
  • New side story quests
    Delievery Moogle;
  • Manderville Gold Saucer
    Triple Triad has been adjusted,
    Chocobo racing has been adjusted,
    The effects of some abilities have been adjusted,
    Players will no longer be tasked with delivering only a single priceless Thorne Dynasty vase in the GATE "Vase Off.",
    Lighting for the main stage when participating in the GATE "The Time of My Life" has been adjusted,
    Vase Off and Cliffhanger MGP awards have been increased,
    MGP awarded from minigames has been increased,
    The NPC Grege at the Entrance Square (X:5 Y:6) will now sell various items,
    An Independent Arms Mender can now be found at the Entrance Square (X:5 Y:6);
  • Battle
    A new trial "The Steps of Faith" has been added,
    The Steps of Faith has been added to Duty Roulette: Trials,
    The strength of the Echo granted in the Second Coil of Bahamut has been increased,
    The weekly restriction on entering all four turns of the Final Coil of Bahamut has been abolished,
    Players may now proceed directly to any turn of the Final Coil of Bahamut,
    Players may now enter the Final Coil of Bahamut via the Duty Finder with a full party,
    In accordance with some changes to the Final Coil of Bahamut, the soul attunement and soul resonance granted by these duties has been adjusted,
    Players will only appear in the areas following completion of Final Coil of Bahamut – Turn 3 and Final Coil of Bahamut – Turn 4 when cleared for the first time,
    Weekly limitation on items from treasure coffers in the World of Darkness has been abolished,
    Besides Allagan Catalyst and Carboncoat or Carbontwine, Encrypted Tomestone have been added to one of the choices;
  • Items
    New items have been added,
    MGP required for some items has been adjusted,
    The number of yielded Grade 1 Feed Chocobo Racing Food have been increased from one to three,
    Various normal quality crafting items can now be exchanged for Fieldcraft Demimateria III with Talan in Mor Dhona at Revenant's Toll (X:21 Y:6),
    Players can now purchase Cordial in exchange for the following normal quality items from Talan in Mor Dhona at Revenant's Toll (X:21 Y:6),
    Some items can now be stored in the Armoire,
    Some seasonal items can now be sold on the Market Board,
    Postmoogle Cap have been added to the inventory of the Calamity Salvager NPC;
  • System
    The position of the close button on the Jumbo Cacpot ticket window has been adjusted,
    In preparation for the upcoming expansion, the player-matching algorithms for the Duty Finder have been adjusted,
    New achievements added,
    Various chocobo names categories have been adjusted,
    The music played when riding the magitek armor and gilded magitek armor mounts has been changed,
    New music has been added;

Resolved Issues
An issue wherein the patterns on the front of the Artisan's Apron did not display correctly when worn by a Lalafell.
An issue wherein aprons did not display correctly when worn by female Miqo'te who then used the doze emote on a bed.
An issue in the main scenario quest "An Uninvited Ascian" wherein certain NPCs did not display properly during cutscenes.
An issue wherein the NPC Ellie wore the incorrect clothing when accepting the quest "The Science of Deduction.
An issue wherein filtering by French would incorrectly sort certain words in the chocobo Word List window.



New Trial

The Steps of Faith

Level 50 trial that requires a full party of 8 players. In the trial, players face Vishap, one of the underlings of 7 Wyrmkings. It requires the player to have item levels of 90 or higher. Reward: 15 Allagan Tomestone of Soldiery and 7 Allagan Tomestone of Poetics. Players need to complete this trial and its quest before proceeding to Heavensward.

The Steps of Faith─the sole means of approaching the city of Ishgard. As well as providing passage across the Sea of Clouds, this great stone bridge also serves to anchor the series of arcane wards known as Daniffen's Collar.

Long has the Holy See relied upon these barriers to shield the city from Dravanian assault, but it did not foresee the brazen attack that would take place at the Gates of Judgement. The outermost layer of protection has been dispelled, allowing the mighty dragon Vishap to land upon the far end of the Steps of Faith. Leading an army of lesser kin, the massive creature is intent on destroying the exposed foundations of the remaining wards. Take up position alongside the Temple Knights, and defend the structure from the ravaging forces of the Horde!



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Last Edit: 24 May 2015, 13:19:39 by Lena Ssur
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

Posted on 16 May 2015, 13:10:40
Lena Ssur
After the main parts of the patch 2.5, there was other two subpatch: 2.56 and 2.57.

In patch 2.56 (April 20):

Battle System
Players can now queue for the Final Coil of Bahamut solo via the Duty Finder,
Players can now check the "Join in Progress" box when queuing via the Duty Finder,
Players must now meet new item level requirements,
Players will now receive the power of the Echo,
The drop rates for Extreme primal battle rewards have been increased (Whistles);

Resolved Issues
An issue wherein audio clipping occurred when viewing the staff credits after the quest "Before the Dawn.
An issue wherein Vishap stopped moving under certain conditions in the Steps of Faith.
An issue wherein the incorrect log message displayed when acquiring the race ability Choco Dash.
An issue wherein the incorrect achievement title was received for completing the quest "The Little Postmoogle that Could."


Information source: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6f36bfdddf00f7d04ed02b15cd5e610089cc0c86


In patch 2.57 (May 12):

Battle System
The strength of the Echo granted in the Final Coil of Bahamut has been increased,
The Steps of Faith has been adjusted,
  Vishap's maximum HP has been reduced,
  The maximum HP of all enemies that spawn has been reduced,
  Damage dealt by certain enemies has been reduced,
  Damage dealt by Vishap's underfoot attack has been reduced,
  Damage dealt by Bertha cannons upon exploding has been reduced.

System
The music played when riding the following mounts has been changed
  Sleipnir / Aithon / Xanthos / Gullfaxi / Enbarr / Markab / Boreas

Information source: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4af393d0bac4c00047fed36f242cc71e9f20311f
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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