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FFXIV May 12 Live Letter Summary – Everything we learned

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On May 12, the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXXVII was streamed live on Twitch, YouTube, and NicoNico, revealing some of the future of Final Fantasy XIV. The Live Letter, as it’s known to most, was once again hosted by FFXIV game director and lead producer Naoki “YoshiP” Yoshida and global community producer Toshio “Foxclon” Murouchi. Below we’ve broken down the key points and what we learned!

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The event started off with the usual banter between YoshiP and Foxclon, with YoshiP seemingly unable to tear himself away from the Nintendo Switch, hinting (although not outright saying) he was playing Tears of the Kingdom or preparing to.

FFXIV Patch 6.4 details and trailer

The presentation began with a full trailer for the 6.4 patches, although it may not have revealed much more than we already knew. Still, it was exciting to potentially see a lot of new small details. Including hints at bosses, some PvP changes, and what we can expect from story content.

FFXIV Patch 6.4 Release Date

The patch release date was unveiled, confirmed we'd only have to wait another 11 days for the patch! Patch 6.4 will release on May 23, 2023.

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Everything coming to Patch 6.4 & Patch 6.45 in Final Fantasy XIV

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Following the unveiling of the patch release date and the new trailer, YoshiP and Foxclon ran down the details of the upcoming content. Some of this was already revealed, but other parts, especially the 6.45 content and specifics about how to unlock quests and the like, are new.

  • New Main Scenario Quests
  • Tataru's Grand Endeavor Continues
    • Must complete patch 6.1 quest Small Business, Big Dreams, and the Sorrow of Werlyt
  • Somehow Further Hildebrand Adventures
  • Further Manderville Weapons (Patch 6.45)
  • Splendorous Tools (Patch 6.45)
  • New Dungeon
    • The Aetherfont
  • New Trials
    • The Voidcast Dais
    • The Voidcast Dais (Extreme)
  • New Unreal Trial
    • Containment Bay Z1T9
  • New Raid
    • Pandaemonium: Anabaseios
    • Pandaemonium: Anabaseios (Savage)
      • Savage Raid will be released one week after Patch 6.4 (May 30, 2023)
  • Variant & Criterion Dungeon #2 (Patch 6.45)
    • Mount Rokkon
      • Three levels of difficulty, Normal, Criterion, and Criterion (Savage)
      • Completion of the Sildihn Subterrane not require to use
  • Duty Support for Stormblood added
    • The Sirensong Sea
    • Bardam's Mettle
    • Doma Castle
    • Castrum Abania
    • Ala Mhigo
  • Job Adjustments
  • PvP Updates
  • Frontline Adjustments
  • Blue Mage Update (Patch 6.45)
    • Level Cap raised to 80
    • New Spells and Gear
    • New enemies in Masked Carnivale
    • New Duties added to the Blue Mage log
  • New Ocean Fishing Route
  • New Island Sanctuary and Update
  • Misc. Updates:
    • Allagan Tomesones of Comedy added new Tomestone Currency
    • Faerie Glamours for Scholars
    • Maximum number of gear sets increased to 100
    • Job Icons now displayed in chat log and player nameplates.
    • Transaction fees for items sold on Market Board can now optionally be included in the price when buying
    • Glasses and Wing Fashion Accessories now display during battle in Overworld (but not instanced areas)
    • Can now select items from more places when casting Glamours in Inn Rooms (Retainers? Free Company Chest?)

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Job Adjustments for FFXIV 6.4

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The Job/class tweaks for 6.4 were detailed following the rough patch breakdown. Apparently, these will primarily focus on adjustments to damage output rather than large-scale changes. This means buffs to lesser-played jobs and ones that feel very weak. In addition, the buff radius is being increased for most party buffs, in an overall buff to raiding and trials. In addition, the following tweaks will be made:

  • Paladin: Execution of Atonement won't interrupt combos anymore
  • Dragoon: High Jump and Jump no longer affect the character's position as recognized by the server. This will essentially mean you can't accidentally jump into an AoE. They can also now be used while Bound.

FFXIV PvP Update

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PvP Series Four begins, and Season Seven of Crystalline Conflict will bring new rewards for players reaching the top 100 ranking or Diamond Tier. There are also plenty of tweaks and changes to the job actions in PvP, particularly YoshiP's favorite class, Black Mage.

Frontline will receive a new UI element to help you track your score, which before was just detailed on the side of the screen in the quest log. Several of the Frontline locations have had their rules adjusted and maps changed, including a massive change to Fields of Glory (Shatter).

Final Fantasy XIV Additional Changes and Teases

YoshiP and Foxclon proceeded to show off some of the new weapons potentially available, as well as showing off a portion of the new Golbez-fighting trial, The Voidcast Dias. Then there were some new screens from the upcoming Raids, Pandaemonium: Anabaseios.

And that's the breakdown of the Letter from the Producer Live LIVE Part LXXVII!

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