Final Fantasy XIV details the quality-of-life improvements coming with Death Unto Dawn

    
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The upcoming patch 5.5 for Final Fantasy XIV isn’t just bringing new content, although it’s definitely delivering that. It’s also bringing new quality-of-life improvements to the game, as detailed in the most recent post on the official site covering precisely those improvements. For example, players will have access to more Triple Triad cards in their decks, with the new deck-building rules limiting players to one five-star card and two four-star cards plus any number of lesser cards.

Players will also have access to a new search function for emotes to ensure that it’s easier to find just the right one for a situation and a new auto-select menu to release fish when catching numerous aquatic denizens. The game’s achievement interface will also allow for direct claim of achievement items rather than requiring a trip to Gridania to collect the items in question. Check out the full rundown for more details and previews; as always, it’s not just new content but a better game experience all around in the patch.

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MilitiaMasterV
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MilitiaMasterV

So…I was just pondering coming back to this game, and ‘doing my research’ and apparently I ‘just missed’ their little ‘free login event’ for previous players by a week.

Why would you not just run that all of the time, so people could jump in and see if they are enjoying themselves and feel like coming back? I mean, they are already ‘limiting it’ to a set period(And requiring your account have been deemed ‘inactive’ and some other foibles), and from looking at this years, and last years, they already halved the time you get to play to get your feet back under you…so you’re getting even less time to ‘get hooked’ again and want to come back…much less spend the USD $40-60 for standard/collector’s edition of the new expansion…or the USD $15/~$40/~$80 for 30/90/180 days of play time. So they are wanting you to outright pay between USD $15 to $120 just to ‘get back into it’. With no ability to ‘dip your toes in’, except when they are running that login thing…

Maybe I will just throw the $10 and whatever for ESO upgrade instead and do ESO+ so I can get my craft bag back, even though I hate their monetization schemes too…gah. Or just keep my darn money and wait till something else worth it…

I mean, I enjoyed FFXIV for a bit, and thought I may come back, but it seems they got worse with their behavior too since I left…

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Brinto Sfj

FF14 is completely f2p now. With restrictions of course but still, f2p. You can get back in any time. I just tried playing again but… the game is so fucking slow at low level that it put me to sleep….

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It’s still a trial. If you’ve ever paid for sub time on your service account the only way back in is to pay for more sub time.

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MilitiaMasterV

Which is it? I didn’t even spend the hours to download the client again because I figured I’d end up trying to get on and nothing. Or feel like that effort needed to be rewarded.

I already ‘free trialed’ the game years ago, and then paid for a sub period (Said something like 360 days or something on my account on mog station..).

There was some ‘entry’ option for paying only $13 instead and getting only 1 character per world…but I assumed that was the free trial thing, because that was like what I used when I was doing that, and for that, you might as well pay the $2 more and get full access. (I mean, I only had ‘1’ character, because I played the one character and did all the jobs on that 1…but I had 1 character on multiple worlds also from when I was trialing and trying the game out.)

I would need to putz around a bit/get the hang of it again before I actually paid to see if I wanted to slap down a large amount like that…

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Sorenthaz

Thank The Twelve that Triple Triad’s deck restrictions are getting eased up on. It’s so stupid that we have such a huge pool of 4-star and 5-star cards but can only use ONE single 4 or 5 star in our decks. This’ll open things up significantly since right now it seems like the strategy is to just get all the cards that have 8 sides, particularly the corner cards, and then use a 5-star that has at least one A side.

It’ll also make grinding the existing NPC matches for card drops easier too, theoretically. Maybe that’ll give me enough motivation to try and work up to the 1,000 Roulette wins achievement.