The Resonance of Eorzea

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Defenders of Eorzea trailer...

...And I find myself interested in the game once again.  The new official site is up and there are a few images to grab the attention...



Trailer shows off Ramuh, Frontlines, Crystal Tower II (Syrcus Tower), Kraken, Chocobo raising, Hunts and that snippet of Ishgard at the very end got me raising eyebrows.   is it just me or did that scene with the Holy See and the Knights of Ishgard suddenly reminds one of San d'Oria in FFXI?

By the way, I like the general music theme of the trailer a lot... hopefully the kids on the forums wont start moaning or complaining before the bloody patch is even released.

Until later, be well.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First look at Ninja and Rogue job classes... Finally!!!

After being gradually frustrated with a few things about the FFXIV game in general, Yoshi and the Devs finally released the first new official video of the new job classes, Ninja and Rogue...



Several readers will remember that I have been itching to have a ninja and samurai class in FFXIV ARR since way back in 2009 and 2010...  so this new information and video is indeed pleasing to the eye.   It will be a pure DPS classI honestly thought the Ninja gear would look something like Edge's from FFIV...




In actual fact, what the Devs have done is recreate Shadow's gear from FFVI...




Well, I'm not disappointed to say the least and I must admit that it fits in more with the current "feel" for Eorzea; but I wont be surprised if the AF gear gradually evolves into an elaborate version of Edge's by the time it gets to the AF 2 version.  That said, the Rogue class and Ninja job was no real surprise to everyone since it had already been blatantly hinted at during the latest patch 2.2 storyline... plus it would make sense to assume that this will also tie into the gradual metamorphosis of Mor Dhona evolving into an independent city state.

But lets get back in track for a second.   It had been mentioned since the recent NicoNico event that these classes (possibly including Musketeer) would be released to us in-game "sooner than we think" and the general concensus has been that it would be in the 2.3 patch.

However, new information trickling down states that it will be in patch 2.4... and though I'm disappointed that Musketeer doesnt seem to be coming anytime soon on the horizon, Im still quite chuffed that we will now get Ninja.  And with that, they also released a new official trailer with the primals and a minor hint of the 2.3 patch...