Latest Final Fantasy XIV patch adds new quests

Patch 3.1 adds a new raid, dungeon, exploratory missions, and more.
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Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.1: As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness arrived yesterday, and with it came a few new additions to the game. In addition to continuing the main scenario, Patch 3.1 adds a 24-man raid set on the Void Ark. As the PlayStation blog announcement explains:

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Traveling the skies for times untold, the massive Void Ark was meant to help an ancient civilization to flee from an unknown threat. Now a ghost ship, rumors of its existence have made the rounds among the sky pirates — and with them stories about it carrying an unknown power.

Along with this new raid comes the addition of exploratory missions, a new dungeon called Saint Mocianne’s Arboretum (described as a “smorgasbord of flora and fauna from all over the realm” that has “developed a rather threatening life of its own”), and a new real-time strategy game called Lord of Verminion. Also included is “The Minstrel’s Ballad: Thordan’s Reign”:

A new song of heroes facing an immense threat, and it may bring back memories for all you old-time Final Fantasy fans. Ten strikes, ten times certain death — how will our heroes master this challenge against the Knights of the Round and escape the Ultimate End? Face this epic challenge, spiced up by the wandering minstrel!

For more details, visit Patch 3.1’s website or read the notes about it on the Lodestone.

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