Final Fantasy XIV prepares for the third expansion with patch 4.56

    
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But how bad are we talking, here?

We know that the third expansion of Final Fantasy XIV is sending us into the Light-suffused First, a chance for us to do our best to set aright that which has become wildly unbalanced. But how do we get there? What bridges the gap? Well, you’ll just have to play through the latest installment of the MSQ in today’s patch to find out what’s sending you to another realm and how this story comes to an end. Which will naturally require a bit more waiting before the expansion story starts, but that was always going to be the case.

Players can also wrap up the adventures of Inspector Hildibrand and take on the unifying storyline for the three beast tribe reputations in this patch, so you’ll have stuff to do even after you’ve finished the MSQ. For that matter, you’ve got a new weekly tomestone cap of 900, so you can go ahead and do some farming as you wish. The whole patch is up now, so go ahead and start exploring some storyline wrap-ups.

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ihatevnecks

WTF it’s a pretty sad day when the Hildibrand quest clearly gets more work than the end of an expansion’s MSQ.

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Leviathonlx

Talk about a disappointing and anti climatic ending.

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Vincent Clark

It was anti climatic, but I think Stormblood officially “ended” back in 4.3 (which was an amazing patch). Everything since then has been set up/build up for Shadowbringers. But yeah, the pacing of 4.5 and 4.56 seemed a bit off.

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Vincent Clark

I think it was a misstep to split the MSQ into 2 parts this time around. I mean, it’s obvious they wanted part 2 to come after the Fan Fest, but the second part of the MSQ was very light on actual content. It felt anticlimatic and disjointed to me. However, that may be because of all the intense hype of the fast few months building the expansion up, etc.

Side note: the Kugane Ohashi Primal was good fun!

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Eamil

Without spoiling anything, I feel like more buildup was done for the expansion after Shadowbringers than for Shadowbringers itself.

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Hotarubi

New content finished in 2 hours… Hate it like, with a new expansion coming, there has been almost no new interesting, or at least voluminous, content for months and it’s gonna stay the same.

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styopa

“New tomestone cap” caught my attention…then I saw you were just talking about the weekly one.

Seriously, once you outlevel the content once, the poetics cap needs to go up to 5000 or even 10k. No, I don’t need them right now BUT IT KILLS ME to see “you can’t have these because you’re full”.

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ihatevnecks

How do we get there? What bridges the gap? Who knows because that’s almost completely ignored in this patch :D

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Armsman

Personally, I hope it’s a version of the Space Battleship Yamato as that’s one of the only anime series tropes they haven’t mined yet for this game. ;)

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ihatevnecks

I want more Sentai! Let my ride Gokaiger’s flying pirate ship to filler-arc world.