Valentione’s Day returns to Final Fantasy XIV

    
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It’s that time of February once again, and that means Lisette de Valentione is arriving from Ishgard to spread her message of love while presumably meddling in someone else’s private life without permission or request. Seriously, if you’ve been playing Final Fantasy XIV for a while you’re used to Lisette being this way. And now you can take part in the antics again with the latest Valentione’s Day celebration, starting today and running until February 15th.

There’s even a new decorative area for this year’s storyline, as the latest development blog shows off. It also shows off the two new mounts added with this event, two halves of the broken heart chair that can either make a single heart in the sky or leave you with half a heart floating glumly. But it’s half a heart with a different sitting pose, at least! That should take some of the edge off, right?

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johnwillo

I’ve never been the same since the Saint Valentiones Day Massacre.

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Armsbend

It is sad really. Many good Holiday name ideas were killed that day.

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Armsbend

Always thought the spelling on FF’s version was annoying – ever since FFXI started doing it way back when. Why embed the word ‘one’ on a holiday about two (maybe more) people?

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dthblayde

Because it’s a name change and nothing more. It’s not “Valen – tine” it’s “Valen-tee-own” , it’s got nothing to do with “embedding the word ‘one’ on a holiday about two (maybe more) people?”

A move made more logical by the fact the character is an Elezen, who’s names are derived from French pronunciations

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Armsbend

They added an ‘o’ to Valentine for Valentine’s day.

The pronouciation in french doesn’t resemble ‘Valen-tee-own’. To me at least.

Admit it – it’s horrible and should be nuked into orbit.

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Cindy M

The FFXIV version of this event is named in the lore after Countess Arabelle de Valentione who searched the realm over for her ONE true love.
So if we’re going to be reaching, the ONE may very well stand for THE ONE true love many people search for.

And it’s fantasy land, while Elezen names are loosely based on french sounding words, that’s not always the case and they can do whatever they want.