In Stormblood, Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion, adventure beckons beyond Aldenard.  Dangers await in Gyr Abania and the Far East.  Will you refine the skills of your time-tested professions, walk the path of the samurai, or perhaps master the arcane arts of the red mage?  Choose wisely and journey forth to explore lands unknown.  With the additions of swimming and diving, extensive battle system adjustments, and myriad improvements to other pre-existing systems, there is much to see and more to do in the far reaches of Eorzea and beyond!

Patch 1.17b Notes (05/23/2011)

Patch 1.17b has gone live, bringing with it improvements centered around the targeting system.

View all of the official particulars.


Letter from the Producer, X (05/20/2011)

Letter from the Producer

FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the tenth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure!


FFXIV Battle System Overhaul Revealed!

Lead Battle Designer Akihiko Matsui has finally posted the Battle Reform Blueprint, the outline of changes that will completely overhaul and enhance Final Fantasy XIV's battle system.  These changes are scheduled to start coming with the next patch, 1.18.

Highlights Include:

  • Auto-attack
  • Continued support of solo play
  • Fostering skillful party play
  • Revisions to advanced partying skills such as crowd control and enmity
  • Dungeons
  • New Notorious Monsters
  • New job system unlocked through existing classes

Future Changes Planned:

  • Equipment and action bars saved for each class
  • Battle regimen system rework

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