Final Fantasy XIV’s final live letter before Endwalker will be on November 5

    
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So many swords.

The release date for Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion is approaching quickly, but producer and director Naoki Yoshida still has a little more information to reveal to fans ahead of the November 19th preorder access for Endwalker. That means another live letter happening on November 5th, complete with live translation from Japanese to English so that the international community around the game can learn everything at the same time. And that’s good, because it’ll be the community’s last big dose of information ahead of the launch.

This particular live letter will cover changes to crafting and gathering (which is particularly relevant with the removal of high-quality gathered materials), the new PvP system, assorted system updates, and other information that has not yet been revealed. The broadcast starts at 10:00 p.m. EDT on the 5th, so be prepared to stay up for a bit to learn all of the important information.

Meanwhile, the game continues to walk back through the various lyrics to the expansion theme songs with a look at the lyrics for both the eponymous theme and Dragonsong from Heavensward.

Source: Official Site (1, 2)
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IronSalamander8 .

I’m 60+ in tradeskills and 74+ in gathering so getting there! I’m using the beast tribes to skill up now as the firmament was useful but also very boring and doing 12 beast tribe quests per day max is a faster experience so I can work on finishing up the story (just ran the Anyder MSQ dungeon last night), and level up alt jobs.

Looking forward to this, will catch highlights on YouTube and here most likely though.

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Ray O'Brien

Just jumped back in this weekend and started crafting and gathering after not touching it so super curious what removal of HQ will do!

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Vincent Clark

My guess is the live letter will kick off with the launch trailer for Endwalker–that is, if it doesn’t show up at the Sony Playstation State of Play event on 27 October. Actually, they could show it at both.

I think the countdown will start that day as well, where they release a piece of artwork every day until the launch. Is it always 15 days out from early access or the regular launch? Hmmm…

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Danny Smith

I really want to see what pvp is changing into. Most people i know who are 2.0 or earlier players feel like it hasn’t been the same since stormblood and rival wings is the only positive. To say nothing of the feasts infamous wintrader gatekeeping.

Given yoshis comments on “not looking at wow or eso for inspiration but splatoon, apex legends and other styles of pvp games” i wont be shocked if we get a pvp mode where we don’t play our characters but using the system from the MSQ in recent updates where we play other characters we will be playing pvp characters doing things closer to smite instead.

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Danny Smith

Or hell you really want a unique pvp game mode:

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IronSalamander8 .

Love tactics! Only FF games I’ve played are the original, tactics, and 14!

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Bereman99

I suspect one of the things they are almost going to cover – and by cover, I mean clear up confusion around it – is the Island Sanctuary.

There’s been a fair amount of excitement based off a specific interpretation of an answer in one of the media tour interviews that has led to some probably outsized expectations…

So I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a 15-20 minute explanation (including both the answer and the translation) of the housing system and how it works and limitations current in place regarding it and in comparison how the Island Sanctuary is different.

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Ruby Lancer

Are people expecting the Island Sanctuary to be instanced housing or something? I get people -really- want that stuff, but I don’t think it is as sure fire a fix as they keep claiming.

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cursedseishi

I’ve never read it as ‘instanced housing’, but what I’ve read of it does make it sound like a way to not punish the broader playerbase by denying them any chance of using the Farming Plots tied to said housing.

We’ll never get a proper ‘Instanced’ Housing system like the Mog House in FFXI unfortunately–too much of a rework it feels like on an engine still somewhat limited by it’s earliest systems. But opening Gardening up for the broader playerbase is a good way of ensuring certain… items… are not grossly overpriced relative to their overall worth.

It’s probably going to lean towards the Domon Restoration effort than it is Housing. Just, perhaps, more player-dependent and flexible with what is done for it.

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Bereman99

Opening up cross-breeding gardening is my hope for the feature as well, alongside whatever other features it is meant to have.

While one can grow things just fine in an apartment or FC room, those items – Thavnairian Onions in particular – that require cross-breeding are frustratingly out of reach for anyone without a plot.

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Bereman99

Some seem to be expecting exactly that, based on a misinterpretation of an answer that spread just after the media tour interviews were posted.

I believe the answer was about being able to choose a building or something of that nature as part of the Island Sanctuary, which then led to an interpretation that you’d get to build a house on the land, which then snowballed into instanced housing being assumed as a feature that was coming. At least, that was one chain of misconception I saw take shape – I’m sure there’s more than one.

There’s been a pushback to get info out about the exact words used (much of the initial problem started with a sort of misquote of a paraphrase as I recall) but as with all things internet the first info spreads the fastest, even if it’s not accurate.

That, couple with Yoshi-P’s somewhat frequent tendency to identify confusions and spend an amusing amount of time clarifying, has led me to expect a chunk of time will be dedicated as to the subject matter, as I’ve predicted above.