Mmo Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mmo RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Fallout 76 Locked and Loaded Live Now https://www.gameskinny.com/p7kgd/fallout-76-locked-and-loaded-live-now https://www.gameskinny.com/p7kgd/fallout-76-locked-and-loaded-live-now Wed, 28 Apr 2021 16:02:16 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Fallout 76 Locked & Loaded is live now, bringing with it dozens of changes for an improved wasteland experience.

Chief among these is changes to the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. loadout system and adding new C.A.M.P.s. You can finally reset your  S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes and save different builds to swap out at will with Perk Cards spent at a Punch Card Machine.

Instead of being stuck with one C.A.M.P and its associated inventory, you can set one active C.A.M.P, mark others on a map, and change out inventory using Vending Machines.

That's not all Locked & Loaded is bringing. It also introduces Season 4: Armor Ace in Cold Steel. The latest chapter in the Armor Ace saga follows Ace as they take on the Yukon Five and Commissioner of Chaos. There's a new leaderboard associated with the challenge and plenty of season four rewards, including Mannequins, Tadpole Badges, Sugar-free Nukashine, and Rad Ant Weight Lager. 

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Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood's Companions Add a Needed Layer of Depth https://www.gameskinny.com/y82lm/elder-scrolls-online-blackwoods-companions-add-a-needed-layer-of-depth https://www.gameskinny.com/y82lm/elder-scrolls-online-blackwoods-companions-add-a-needed-layer-of-depth Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:39:10 -0400 Gabriel Moss

Elder Scrolls Online is a lonely game. Rather, it's lonely in contrast to other MMORPGs like Final Fantasy 14 and World of Warcraft. Those games, which take place in sprawling virtual worlds much like the one you explore in Elder Scrolls Online, basically force you to interact with other players in order to move forward.

In ESO, much of the world is completely open by default, and a hefty chunk of ESO's content is designed around ease and simplicity. Because of this, it's incredibly easy to run around and pursue your own quests, utterly missing out on interactions with other players altogether. That is unless you specifically seek them out. Even then, the places in which you do end up playing with others are usually in PvP Battlegrounds, Public Events, or World Bosses, none of which stack up to good old questing.

That being said, there's a wealth of story content in Elder Scrolls Online, and most of it is soloable. Each story casts your character as the protagonist, making it inconvenient to share your journey with others (unless you specifically seek out ESO's multiplayer-focused content). Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood does its best to fill the gaps in social interaction with NPC characters that follow you around and level up with you.

These newly-introduced NPCs, called Companions, do a great job of making you feel connected to the world, and they often have their own commentary on what's going on.

During a press preview event for ESO: Blackwood last week, I spent about three hours alongside the mercenary companion Bastian. Once I helped him infiltrate a cave of vampires, he was mine to summon any time I wanted his assistance.

But as I explored the bog surrounding Leyawiin, an iconic city best remembered from the southeastern portion of the Oblivion world map, I quickly learned that Bastian had his own insights to share when I approached him for conversation. And, as I entered battles and completed quests, Bastian commented on those events as well.

It wasn't the most on-point commentary, and he did repeat himself a handful of times, but it did serve to fill in a layer of depth that I feel has been missing in the game. Not to mention, it made the world of Elder Scrolls Online more lived-in and alive.

For those who are curious how well the companions perform in PvE against bosses and challenging groups of enemies, I found that Bastian added to the flow of combat quite well. I also found my choices for his development affected the abilities I chose for myself. See, companions have their own skills that you can invest in and equip, based on what kind of playstyle you want to go with.

For example, I could choose to make Bastian a healer if I wanted to play as a tank, or I could customize him as a melee battlemage if I were building a ranged DPS character.

There's more to companion customization beyond skills. I found out that I could even equip different weapons and equipment to Bastian, decking him out even further. Granted, I was disappointed to find that the only items I could equip to Bastian were designated "Companion's" pieces, and I'm unsure how difficult it is to find or craft those. But still, it's a neat idea that I'm excited to explore further.

I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I could further customize Bastian's look by equipping him with my own outfits and mounts that I'd saved in the Crown Store or earned through questing. The preview character that I was provided only had a couple of those unlocked, so I wasn't able to see Bastian riding around on my beloved Dragonscale Solar Horse mount from my primary account, but it's something I'm excited to play around with when the final version of Blackwood releases in June.

Companion bits aside, my impression of the new Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood expansion is leaning positive. The world itself didn't feel quite as fleshed out as I'd have expected, often revealing large, ugly patches of ground that hadn't been treated with flora and other features. And, if you're getting sick of the general gameplay of Elder Scrolls Online, there isn't nearly enough here that will change your mind.

Of course, these things are all subject to change as the release date looms closer.

But it's shaping up to be a decently-sized expansion pack that further thickens the massive suite of stuff to do in ESO's world. Companions are clearly the highlight this year, and I'm curious to see how far Bethesda takes the system going forward.

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Temtem's Latest Adventure Sets Off For Cipanku Island https://www.gameskinny.com/ok68g/temtems-latest-adventure-sets-off-for-cipanku-island https://www.gameskinny.com/ok68g/temtems-latest-adventure-sets-off-for-cipanku-island Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:39:18 -0400 David Carcasole

Pokemon-inspired MMO Temtem has just gotten its biggest update yet, with the all-new Cipanku Island for players to explore. This "electric/digital-themed island" features a mixture of "tradition and technology," with new group activities, traversal methods, and, of course, new Temtem to catch and tame. 

A PlayStation Blog post outlines what fans can expect, and it gives details on all of the new additions.

The new Temtem's are Digital and Mythical, both of which can be found on Cipanku Island. Digital tems can be found and caught by a single tamer, but Mythical tems will require a whole team of tamers in a group activity, called Lairs, for up to five players.

The post also mentions that fast travel is coming to the world of TemTem alongside the addition of Cipanku. There will be "many different hotspots across the Archipelago," and players will need to pay to use them, yet the price for each jump wasn't shared in the post. It was noted that "teleports to any Narwhal airport are free, though." 

There are also additional traversal elements being added in, such as the Crystal Skates returning in response to player feedback. The update is available to download for free through the Humble Store, Steam, and the PlayStation Store.  

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Final Fantasy XI Mobile is Canceled, Long Live FFXI https://www.gameskinny.com/m0dfs/final-fantasy-xi-mobile-is-canceled-long-live-ffxi https://www.gameskinny.com/m0dfs/final-fantasy-xi-mobile-is-canceled-long-live-ffxi Tue, 23 Mar 2021 12:53:51 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Square Enix has worked wonders with Final Fantasy XI over the years, adding new updates to the almost 20-year-old game and even working on a mobile port called Final Fantasy XI R with Nexon. Even wonders have a limit, though, as Final Fantasy XI's mobile port is canceled.

Gamebiz.jp (translated by Gematsu) said Square Enix and Nexon canceled FFXI on mobile after seeing it "did not meet the quality standards expected by fans of the Final Fantasy series from a creative perspective."

The meaning of that statement is a bit up for grabs, since neither developer offered further description or any new screenshots. The report also said staff working on FFXI mobile have been moved to other projects.

Anyone still playing FFXI elsewhere has more content to look forward to in March, however. The Voracious Resurgence storyline continues with new quests and rewards, there's a new Ambuscade challenge revolving around leech monsters, and a new Odyssey monster to fight in Sheol called Gaol. That's in addition to daily login bonuses for the month and more.

[Source: Gematsu]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition, Update 29 Out Now https://www.gameskinny.com/va8jv/the-elder-scrolls-online-flames-of-ambition-update-29-out-now https://www.gameskinny.com/va8jv/the-elder-scrolls-online-flames-of-ambition-update-29-out-now Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:09:18 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Elder Scrolls: Online Flames of Ambition DLC is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Flames of Ambition introduces the first part of ESO's new Gates of Oblivion storyline plus two new dungeons in addition to Update 29's free enhancements.

ESO's new dungeons are Black Drake Villa and The Cauldron. Black Drake Villa is a once-magnificent mansion turned monster den. Players partner with Eveli Sharp-Arrow the Wood Elf to purge evil from the mansion's depths and retrieve an ancient tomb before it's lost forever. The Cauldron pits Dremora Lyranth and the player against Waking Flame cultists bent on turning the local populations into their puppets.

Separate from Flames of Ambition is the free Update 29, which streamlines the Champion system. Players have more control over their Champion's playstyle with updated Constellations and new options for equipping passive boons. ESO Update 29 includes a detailed stat sheet to help inform build decisions.

All this is in addition to the usual new rewards, collectibles, and equipment expected from an Elder Scrolls Online update.

Think of Flames of Ambition as a prequel to Gates of Oblivion. Blackwood, the real first chapter, releases in June.

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Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 Update Brings Two Tales to a Close https://www.gameskinny.com/wruk2/final-fantasy-xiv-55-update-brings-two-tales-to-a-close https://www.gameskinny.com/wruk2/final-fantasy-xiv-55-update-brings-two-tales-to-a-close Mon, 08 Feb 2021 13:15:09 -0500 Josh Broadwell

On April 13, Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 will bring both Shadowbringers and the NieR: Automata crossover story to a close in a two-part update leading into Endwalkers. Square Enix also provided additional information about the FFXIV PlayStation 5 beta, which is scheduled to begin the same day.

FFXIV 5.5 adds new main scenario quests split into two parts that will pave the way for Endwalkers, and it's also bringing the final chapter to the YoRha: Dark Apocalypse raid.

Save the Queen and Sorrow of Werlyt both receive new updates, and there's a new dungeon, Paglth'an, opening up that players can tackle with other adventurers or with NPCs via the Trust system.

Crafters are getting new tools and rewards, while musicians can change instruments at any point during their performance in FFXIV 5.5 without interruption. 

Finally, Final Fantasy XIV 5.5 introduces two new trials. One pits teams of level 80 heroes against an enhanced primal enemy for a chance to earn new rewards, and The Cloud Deck trial adds the fearsome Diamond Weapon battle for Normal and Extreme difficulties.

Final Fantasy XIV's PlayStation 5 beta kicks off April 13, featuring improved frame rates and load times among other things. PlayStation 4 players with a copy of FFXIV and an active FFXIV account may download the PS5 version for free once the beta begins.

The full PS5 version will be available immediately following the beta's end, though there's no set date for that yet.

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Final Fantasy Showcase Reveals FFXIV 6.0 Endwalkers https://www.gameskinny.com/mutfg/final-fantasy-showcase-reveals-ffxiv-60-endwalkers https://www.gameskinny.com/mutfg/final-fantasy-showcase-reveals-ffxiv-60-endwalkers Sat, 06 Feb 2021 12:03:41 -0500 Josh Broadwell

2021's first Final Fantasy XIV announcement showcase unveiled Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, which is FFXIV's 6.0 update. It's set to release in fall 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. There will also be a PS5 beta scheduled on April 13 coinciding with patch 5.5.

FFXIV Endwalker sees the Warrior of Light (aka you) travel to the moon with Alphinaud and Alisaie in a dramatic conclusion to the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark begun in A Realm Reborn.

It's not the end of FFXIV, though. Producer Naoki Yoshida said the team is already planning the game's 6.1 update, which will feature the first fully brand-new story since Heavensward.

Two new FFXIV classes headline Endwalker's bigger updates.

First up is Sage, a healer class wielding magic-infused knives. There's no class requirement for Sage, though players will need to be Level 70 and, obviously, own Endwalker. The second is a melee job, though the showcase didn't have anything to say about that one yet.

FFXIV 6.0 introduces several new locales to visit, including the lush tropical city of Radz-At-Han and the Garlean imperial capital of Garlemald.

Construction in the residential area of Ishguard is finally complete — though not open until 6.1 — and the Golden Saucer is getting some new, as-yet-unknown updates.

Endwalker's Island Sanctuary brings a bit of Stardew Valley to Final Fantasy XIV, tasking players with transforming a desert area into a thriving farm.

Endwalker also includes some of the typical additions that come with new expansions. The level cap is increased, this time to 90, there's a new raid called Pandaemonium with its own separate story, new PvP elements, and a new alliance raid. Unlike previous raids, this one revolves around remaining in-game mysteries instead of crossovers. And finally, there's a new tribe, the Arkasodara, and a new enemy type in the FFX-adjacent Anima.

If you've still not taken the plunge into Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix expanded the game's free trial to include almost the entirety of the first two story arcs, which is well over 100 hours of gameplay.

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First Phantasy Star Online 2 Update of 2021 Shines with New Luster Class https://www.gameskinny.com/xsjsr/first-phantasy-star-online-2-update-of-2021-shines-with-new-luster-class https://www.gameskinny.com/xsjsr/first-phantasy-star-online-2-update-of-2021-shines-with-new-luster-class Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:04:00 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The first Phantasy Star Online 2 update of 2021 is out now, adding a new class, new quests, more items, more story, and bigger level caps.

Luster, the new Scion class headlines PSO 2's content update. Luster uses Gunblades in three different styles, depending on the weapon's element.

Zandi is a speed and AoE focused style activated by Wind and Lightning elements. Fomel prioritizes heavy melee combat and ramps up with Fire and Dark elements, and Baran, activated with Ice or Light, works best for defense and ranged attacks.

Luster also comes with four unique skills highlighting the class' diversity, but players need to reach level 75 on at least two classes before Luster unlocks.

If that sounds troublesome, Phantasy Star Online 2's new update offers some additional ways to level up. There's a new story quest and new mission quests, higher difficulties for Urgent Quests, plus Extreme Quests and an accompanying Extreme Pass.

The Phantasy Star Online 2 update is free and live now on PC and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S.

[Source: Sega]

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FFXIV Mining Collectables Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oxfrm/ffxiv-mining-collectables-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/oxfrm/ffxiv-mining-collectables-guide Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:24:26 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Gathering collectables is a valuable source of EXP to the leveling miner or botanist in Final Fantasy XIV, and the primary method of gaining Yellow and White Gatherer's Scrips. Seeking out collectables is well-worth the minimal hassle.

In this guide. we're going to go over miner collectables, with the collectable system opening up at level 50 for new miners and botanists. Your efforts with this system will start in Mor Dhona, with the Collectable Appraiser NPC.

Like other sorts of timed nodes, collectables can mostly only be obtained at certain times of day (in Eorzean Time, or ET). You'll want to make friends with the /alarm function to set timers for nodes you would like to collect, so you don't have to stare at the clock while you wait.

Collecting is itself a relatively easy minigame, but it can be GP-intensive. Be sure to bring along Cordials and Hi-cordials if you are on the hunt for collectables specifically or a mix between them and other timed mining nodes, so you can stay on top of your efforts.

In the tables below, the minimum Collectability at which a Collectable Appraiser will accept the items is listed, along with the number of scrips you'll be granted if you turn them in at maximum (1000) Collectability.

Underneath the names of the collectables below are the closest Aetherytes for you to teleport to, as well as the spawn times. Collectables spawn twice a day for two hours at a time, 12 hours apart.

Provided you have Truth of the Mountains enabled, you will be notified of these nodes when you enter an area as miner or botanist (enable Truth of the Mountains for cross-class in the Actions & Traits menu under Additional).

FFXIV Mining Collectables Levels 50 Through 60

Collectable Level Min. Colle.
Max Scrips
Rarefied Aurum Regis Sand
Ok'Zundu
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
59 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Abalathian Spring Water
Ok'Zundu
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
57 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Limonite
Tailfeather
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
55 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Chalcocite
Tailfeather
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
53 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Pyrite
Tailfeather
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
51 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Mythrite Sand
Tailfeather
All the time, coords (35,21)
51 400 21 Yellow Gatherer

 

FFXIV Mining Collectables Level 61 Through 70

Collectable Level Min. Colle. Max Scrips
Rarefied Silvergrace Ore
Reunion
(6am/pm~8am/pm)
69 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Azurite
Reunion
(6am/pm~8am/pm)
67 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Kyanite
The Peering Stones
(8am/pm~10am/pm)
65 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Star Spinel
Tamamizu
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
63 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Triphane
The Peering Stones
(8am/pm~10am/pm)
61 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Gyr Abanian Mineral Water
The Peering Stones
All the time, coords (15,24)
61 400 30 Yellow Gatherer

 

FFXIV Mining Collectables Level 61 Through 70

Collectable Level Min. Colle. Max Scrips
Rarefied Tungsten Ore
Ondo Cups
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gatherer
Rarefied Gyr Abanian Alumen
The Peering Stones
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Onyx
Ondo Cups
(8am/pm~10am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gatherer
Rarefied Manasilver Sand
Slitherbough
All the time, coords (15,30)
80 400 23 White Gatherer
Rarefied Reef Rock
Ondo Cups
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
79 600 36 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Sea Salt
Ondo Cups
(8am/pm~10am/pm)
77 600 34 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Petalite
Fort Jobb
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
75 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Raw Lazurite
Slitherbough
(6am/pm~8am/pm)
73 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Titancopper Ore
Fort Jobb
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
71 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Bluespirit Ore
Fort Jobb
All the time, coords (29,22)
71 400 23 Yellow Gatherer

 

Hopefully this guide will help my fellow miners have an easier time getting Yellow and White Gatherer's Scrips. If you found this guide helpful, we have a nearly identical botany collectables guide, as well as separate guides on mining, timed nodes and botany timed nodes.

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FFXIV Botany Collectables Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/imw2f/ffxiv-botany-collectables-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/imw2f/ffxiv-botany-collectables-guide Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:24:05 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Final Fantasy XIV's collectables for botanists are some of the easiest EXP you can rake in, and the same can be said for mining. Not only are they great for XP, but they're also a mostly painless way to bring in Yellow and later White Gatherer's Scrips.

Collectables don't open up until level 50, with your efforts starting in Mor Dhona at the Collectable Appraiser NPC. There you'll be able to see which collectables you are eligible to turn in for now, but you'll have to hunt them down yourself if you want to turn them in.

Gathering collectables is a separate minigame on its own that is easily to follow and understand, though it is particularly GP-intensive. Be sure you have Cordials or Hi-cordials on-hand if you are aiming to farm collectables to ensure the best yields.

In this guide, we touch on the minimum Collectability required for the Collectable Appraiser to accept an item. Note that the maximum is always 1000, and it is the requirement for the maximum amount of scrips included in the tables below.

As with regular timed nodes, it's in your best interest to set timers via the /alarm function. All of these nodes are available twice a day, for two hours each time. The times shown are Eorzean Time (ET).

Listed below the collectable name and above the time periods these items are available is the nearest Aetheryte, for shorter travel times.

Provided you have Truth of the Forest enabled, you will be notified of these nodes when you enter an area as botanist or miner (enable Truth of the Forest for cross-class in the Actions & Traits menu under Additional).

FFXIV Botany Collectables Level 50 through 60

Collectable Level Min. Colle. Max Scrips
Rarefied Dark Chestnut Resin
Anyx Trine
(12am/pm~2am/pm)
59 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Dark Chestnut
Anyx Trine
(12am/pm~2am/pm)
57 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Dark Chestnut Branch
Tailfeather
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
55 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Dark Chestnut Log
Tailfeather
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
53 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Dark Chestnut Sap
Tailfeather
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
51 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Rainbow Cotton Boll
Tailfeather
All the time, coords (26,12)
51 400 21 Yellow Gatherer

 

FFXIV Botany Collectables Level 61 Through 70

Collectable Level Min. Colle. Max Scrips
Rarefied Pine Log
The House of the Fierce
(12am/pm~2am/pm)
69 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Pine Resin
The House of the Fierce
(12am/pm~2am/pm)
67 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Larch Sap
Onokoro
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
65 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Shiitake Mushroom
Onokoro
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
63 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Larch Log
Onokoro
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
61 600 30 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Bloodhemp
The Peering Stones
All the time, coords (26,12)
61 400 21 Yellow Gatherer

 

FFXIV Botany Collectables Level 71 Through 80

Collectable Level Min. Colle. Max Scrips
Rarefied Coral
The Ondo Cups
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gathererer
Rarefied Urunday Log
Ala Gannha
(12am/pm~2am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gathererer
Rarefied Amber Cloves
Mord Souq
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
80 600 50 White Gathererer
Rarefied Night Pepper
The Inn at Journey's Head
All the time, coords (28,28)
80 400 23 White Gathererer
Rarefied Kelp
The Ondo Cups
(4am/pm~6am/pm)
79 600 36 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Sandteak Log
Mord Souq
(2am/pm~4am/pm)
77 600 34 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Miracle Apple Log
Lydha Lran
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
75 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied White Oak Log
Stilltide
(8am/pm~10am/pm)
73 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Pixie Apple
Lydha Lran
(10am/pm~12am/pm)
71 600 32 Yellow Gatherer
Rarefied Bright Flax
Wolekdorf
All the time, coords (21,12)
71 400 23 Yellow Gatherer

 

Thanks for reading, and we hope you found this guide helpful. We have a similar FFXIV miner collectables guide, as well as a botanist timed node guide and miner timed node guide. Happy gathering!

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FFXIV Botany Timed Node Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/wu9bk/ffxiv-botany-timed-node-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/wu9bk/ffxiv-botany-timed-node-guide Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:23:42 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Every Final Fantasy XIV gatherer needs to familiarize themselves with timed nodes to make the most of their efforts and feed their crafting classes, and timed botany and mining nodes are more common than a new gatherer might expect.

In this guide we're going to cover the lot of timed nodes for botanists, separated by expansion (level range) for clarity. That said, this guide does not go over collectables. These are instead covered in our FFXIV botany collectables guide.

The times shown are Eorzean Time (ET), meaning they reflect the time of day in-game.

If you have not set your HUD to display Eorzean Time yet, go into your Character Configuration menu and choose UI Settings, then click HUD. You'll find Clock Type a bit down.

Once checked, your HUD will show both local and Eorzean time.

Don't Forget to Set Alarms!

The gatherer's best friend is FFXIV's /alarm function, which can be used by typing /alarm into the in-game textbox and hitting the Enter key. From there you'll be able to set single-time or recurring alarms to aid your gathering.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn Botany Timed Nodes

The first timed nodes are level 50, but you should be able to attempt to gather them at level 46.

These nodes spawn once per day and are up for three hours.

Item Time Fastest TP
Apricot 9am~12pm Summerford Farms
Bamboo Stick 7am~10am Camp Bronze Lake
Black Truffle 1pm~4pm Camp Drybone
Blood Orange 7am~10am Camp Bronze Lake
Cypress Log 10am~1pm Bentbranch Meadows
Dzemael Tomato 1pm~4pm Wineport
Dzemael Tomato Seeds 1pm~4pm Wineport
Earth Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Ebony Log 4am~7am Summerford Farms
Fire Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Fragrant Log 2am~5am Camp Tranquil
Grade 4 Carbonized Matter 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Honey Lemon 5am~8am Costa Del Sol
Honey Lemon Seeds 5am~8am Costa Del Sol
Ice Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Kidragora 9pm~12am The Hawthorne Hut
La Noscean Leek 8am~11am Swiftperch
Lightning Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Mazlaya Greens 1pm~4pm Camp Drybone
Prickly Pineapple 9am~12pm Costa Del Sol
Prickly Pineapple Seeds 9am~12pm Costa Del Sol
Redolent Log 6am~9am Bentbranch Meadows
Rosemary 5pm~8pm The Hawthorne Hut
Scarlet Sap 3am~6am Fallgourd Float
Shroud Tea Leaves 2am~5am Bentbranch Meadows
Silkworm Cocoon 1am~4am The Hawthorne Hut
Spruce Log 9am~12pm Camp Dragonhead
Thavnairian Mistletoe 5pm~8pm Camp Dragonhead
Trillium 5am~8am The Hawthorne Hut
Trillium Bulb 9pm~12am Swiftperch
Unaspected Crystal 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Vampire Plant 1pm~4pm Camp Dragonhead
Water Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Waterfowl Feather 8am~11am Swiftperch
Wind Cluster 1am~4am
5am~8am
9am~12pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Young Ciedalaes Spinach 6am~9am Limsa Lominsa
(to Lower La Noscea)

 

FFXIV Heavensward Botany Timed Nodes

The regular timed botany nodes for Heavensward content (level 60) come up twice a day, and they are up for two hours each time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from the Rowena's Representatives near the Aetherytes in Foundation or Kugane for 125 Yellow Gatherer's Scrips, or from the Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire for five Blue Gatherers' Scrip Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req.
Abalathian Mistletoe 6am/pm~8am/pm Camp Cloudtop N/A
Brown Mushroom 10am/pm~12am/pm Zenith Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Chives 10am/pm~12am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Chysahl Greens 8am/pm~10am/pm Tailfeather N/A
Cloud Banana 4am/pm~6am/pm Idyllshire N/A
Coerthan Tea Leaves 10am/pm~12am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Coerthan Tea Seeds 10am/pm~12am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Crystallized Sap 8am/pm~10am/pm Zenith N/A
Dravanian Mistletoe 12am/pm~2am/pm Zenith N/A
Dravanian Paprika 6am/pm~8am/pm Falcon's Nest Botanical Folklore -
Abalathia's Spine
Frost Cotton Boll 6am/pm~8am/pm Falcon's Nest Botanical Folklore -
Coerthas
Heavens Lemon 6am/pm~8am/pm Camp Cloudtop N/A
Honeydew Almonds 12am/pm~2am/pm Ok'Zundu Botanical Folklore -
Abalathia's Spine
Morel 4am/pm~2am/pm Idyllshire -> to
Dravanian Hinterlands
N/A
Noble Sage 6am/pm~8am/pm Tailfeather Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Old-Growth
Camphorwood Log
8am/pm~10am/pm Zenith Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Old World Fig 2am/pm~4am/pm Tailfeather N/A
Old World Fig Seeds 2am/pm~4am/pm Tailfeather N/A
Pearl Sprout Seeds 10am/pm~12am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Pearl Sprouts 10am/pm~12am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Porcini 12am/pm~2am/pm Zenith N/A
Seventh Heaven 4am/pm~6am/pm Moghome Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Snurbleberry 10am/pm~12am/pm Anyx Trine Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Star Cotton Boll 4am/pm~6am/pm Helix Botanical Folklore -
Abalathia's Spine
Teak Log 12am/pm~2am/pm Idyllshire -> to
Dravanian Hinterlands
Botanical Folklore - Dravania
Vanilla Beans 6am/pm~8am/pm Falcon's Nest Botanical Folklore -
Abalathia's Spine
Wattle Bark 2am/pm~4am/pm Helix Botanical Folklore -
Abalathia's Spine

 

FFXIV Stormblood Botany Timed Nodes

Stormblood's timed botany nodes spawn twice a day, and for two hours at a time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from the Rowena's Representatives near the Aetherytes in Foundation or Kugane for 250 Yellow Gatherer's Scrips, or from the Splendors Vendor in Rhalgr's Reach for 50 Regional Folklore Hawker's Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req.
Azim Cotton Boll 12am/pm~2am/pm The Dawn Throne Botanical Folklore -
Othard
Bamboo Shoot 10am/pm~12am/pm Namai N/A
Beech Branch 6am/pm~8am/pm Castrum Oriens N/A
Black Willow Log 4am/pm~6am/pm Castrum Oriens Botanical Folklore - Gyr Abania
Hallowed Basil 6am/pm~8am/pm Ala Gannha N/A
Hardened Veteran Tree Sap 4am/pm~6am/pm Castrum Oriens Botanical Folklore - Gyr Abania
Hingan Flax 2am/pm~4am/pm Ala Ghiri Botanical Folklore - Gyr Abania
Jhammel Ginger 4am/pm~6am/pm Porta Praetoria N/A
Lotus Root 8am/pm~10am/pm The House of
the Fierce
N/A
Othard Plum 2am/pm~4am/pm The Dawn Throne N/A
Rhea 12am/pm~2am/pm The Dawn Throne Botanical Folklore -
Othard
Torreya Log 6am/pm~8am/pm Porta Praetoria Botanical Folklore - Gyr Abania
Urunday Log 4am/pm~6am/pm Ala Gannha Botanical Folklore - Gyr Abania
Yanxian Cotton Boll 2am/pm~4am/pm Namai Botanical Folklore -
Othard

 

FFXIV Shadowbringers Botany Timed Nodes

The timed botany nodes for Shadowbringers also spawn twice a day, for two hours at a time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from the Splendors Vendor in Eulmore for 40 Regional Folklore Trader's Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req.
Broad Beans 12am/pm~2am/pm Lydha Lran  
Duskblooms 4am/pm~6am/pm Journey's Head Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Ethereal Cocoon 8am/pm~10am/pm Journey's Head Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Imperial Fern 12am/pm~2am/pm Stilltide Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Lemonette 6am/pm~8am/pm Wright  
Merbau Log 8am/pm~10am/pm Lydha Lran Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Mist Spinach 12am/pm~2am/pm Fanow  
Peppermint 10am/pm~12am/pm Fort Jobb  
Raindrop Cotton Boll 10am/pm~12am/pm Fanow Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Sandalwood Log 2am/pm~4am/pm Slitherbough Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Sandalwood Sap 2am/pm~4am/pm Slitherbough Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Silver Beech Log 6am/pm~8am/pm Twine Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Tender Dill 12am/pm~2am/pm Stilltide Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt
Wattle Petribark 12am/pm~2am/pm The Ostall Imperative Botanical Folklore - Norvrandt

 

And those are all the timed nodes botanists have to worry about in Final Fantasy XIV, that aren't collectables. We do have a guide on botany collectable spawns, as well as a similar mining timed node guide and a miner collectables guide.

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FFXIV Mining Timed Node Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/du81e/ffxiv-mining-timed-node-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/du81e/ffxiv-mining-timed-node-guide Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:20:56 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Timed gathering nodes are more common than new miners and botanists might expect, with many of Final Fantasy XIV's most valuable raw materials only being available at one node at set times of day.

The aim of this guide is simply to present all of the timed mining nodes to peruse and take note of, should you not want to use a timer website. However, it does not go over gathering collectibles. We go over that in our FFXIV mining collectibles guide.

All times are based on Eorzean Time (ET). You can view Eorzean Time simultaneously with real-time in-game in the UI by going to the Character Configuration menu, choosing UI Settings, and then HUD.

Once checked, both your local time and Eorzean time will show on your HUD.

Set Alarms!

You'll want to get cozy with the game's alarm function to take advantage of these mining nodes, which can be accessed by entering /alarm into the text box and hitting Enter in-game.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn Mining Timed Nodes

The first timed nodes are level 50, but you should be able to attempt to gather them at level 46.

These nodes spawn once per day and are up for three hours.

Item Time Fastest TP
Antumbral Rock 2am~5am Camp Drybone
Astral Rock 9pm~12am Camp Dragonhead
Coblyn Larva 9am~12pm Camp Drybone
Dark Matter Cluster 2am~5am
6am~9am
Camp Drybone
Camp Tranquil
Earth Cluster 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Ferberite 3am~6am Ceruleum Processing Plant
Fire Cluster 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
7pm~10pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Summerford Farms
Revenant's Toll
Gold Ore 9am~12pm Camp Drybone
Gold Sand 5am~8am Camp Drybone
Grade 3 La Noscean Topsoil 7pm~10pm Camp Tranquil
Grade 3 Thanalan Topsoil 5am~8am Camp Tranquil
Grade 4 Carbonized Matter 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
8pm~11pm
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Gregarious Worm 9am~12pm Camp Drybone
Ice Cluster 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Lightning Cluster 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Native Gold 4am~7am Black Brush Station
Platinum Ore 4am~7am Little Ala Mhigo
Pumice 1am~4am Wineport
Raw Diamond 4am~7am Black Brush Station
Raw Emerald 4am~7am Black Brush Station
Raw Iolite 3am~6am Ceruleum Processing Plant
Raw Topaz 3am~6am Ceruleum Processing Plant
Umbral Rock 6am~9am Camp Tranquil
Unaspected Crystal 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Virgin Basilisk Egg 5pm~8pm Ceruleum Processing Plant
Volcanic Rock Salt 5pm~8pm Wineport
Water Cluster 5am~8am
1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Aleport
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Wind Cluster 1pm~4pm
5pm~8pm
9pm~12am
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll
Revenant's Toll

 

FFXIV Heavensward Mining Timed Nodes

The regular timed mining nodes for Heavensward content (level 60) come up twice a day, and they are up for two hours each time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from Rowena's Representatives near the Aetherytes in Foundation or Kugane for 125 Yellow Gatherer's Scrips, or from the Splendors Vendor in Idyllshire for five Blue Gatherers' Scrip Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req.
Adamantite Ore 12am/pm~2am/pm Helix N/A
Astral Moraine 12am/pm~2am/pm Falcon's Nest Folklore - Coerthas
Aurum Regis Ore 2am/pm~4am/pm Zenith Folklore - Dravania
Blue Quartz 6am/pm~8am/pm Idyllshire -> to
Dravanian
Hinterlands
Folklore - Dravania
Chalcocite 8am/pm~10am/pm Anyx Trine N/A
Cuprite 2am/pm~4am/pm Anyx Trine N/A
Dark Matter Cluster 2am/pm~4am/pm
4am/pm~6am/pm
Tailfeather
Falcon's Nest
N/A
Green Quartz 6am/pm~8am/pm Moghome N/A
Light Kidney Ore 2am/pm~4am/pm Anyx Trine N/A
Limonite 8am/pm~10am/pm Anyx Trine N/A
Luminium Ore 6am/pm~8am/pm Helix Folklore - Abalathia's
Spine
Lumythrite Ore 2am/pm~4am/pm Zenith Folklore - Dravania
Meteorite 8am/pm~10am/pm Ok'Zundu Folklore - Abalathia's
Spine
Pyrite 8am/pm~10am/pm Anyx Trine N/A
Red Alumen 10am/pm~12am/pm Helix Folklore - Abalathia's
Spine
Red Quartz 10am/pm~12am/pm Ok'Zundu N/A
Smithsonite Ore 8am/pm~10am/pm Ok'Zundu Folklore - Abalathia's
Spine
Sun Mica 4am/pm~6am/pm Camp Cloudtop Folklore - Abalathia's
Spine
Tungstite 2am/pm~4am/pm Tailfeather Folklore - Coerthas
Violet Quartz 12am/pm~2am/pm Falcon's Nest Folklore - Coerthas
Yellow Copper Ore 4am/pm~6am/pm Falcon's Nest N/A
Yellow Quartz 6am/pm~8am/pm Moghome N/A
Zeolite Ore 8am/pm~10am/pm Anyx Trine Folklore - Dravania

 

FFXIV Stormblood Mining Timed Nodes

Stormblood's timed mining nodes spawn twice a day, and for two hours at a time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from Rowena's Representatives near the Aetherytes in Foundation or Kugane for 250 Yellow Gatherer's Scrips, or from the Splendors Vendor in Rhalgr's Reach for 50 Regional Folklore Hawker's Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req.
Ala Mhigan Salt Crystal 12am/pm~2am/pm Port Praetoria N/A
Azim Spring Water 8am/pm~10am/pm The Dawn Throne Geological Folklore - Othard
Chromite Ore 10am/pm~12am/pm Ala Ghiri Geological Folklore - Gyr Abania
Evergleam Ore 10am/pm~12am/pm Porta Praetoria Geological Folklore - Gyr Abania
Gyr Abanian Ore 12am/pm~2am/pm Peering Stones Geological Folklore - Gyr Abania
Gyr Abanian
Spring Water
10am/pm~12am/pm Ala Ghiri Geological Folklore - Gyr Abania
Hawk's Eye 6am/pm~8am/pm Onokoro Geological Folklore - Othard
Nightsteel Ore 6am/pm~8am/pm Onokoro Geological Folklore - Othard
Palladium Ore 4am/pm~6am/pm The House of
the Fierce
Geological Folklore - Othard
Raw Azurite 4am/pm~6am/pm The Azim Steppe N/A
Raw Imperial Jade 6am/pm~8am/pm The House of
the Fiers
N/A
Raw Rhodonite 8am/pm~10am/pm Ala Gannha N/A
Raw Star Spinel 12am/pm~2am/pm Onokoro N/A
Raw Triphane 2am/pm~4am/pm Castrum Oriens N/A
Silvergrace Ore 8am/pm~10am/pm The Dawn
Throne
Geological Folklore - Othard

 

FFXIV Shadowbringers Mining Timed Nodes

The timed mining nodes for Shadowbringers also spawn twice a day, for two hours at a time.

Some of these nodes require that you use tomes to unlock them, specifically Tomes of Geological Folklore for their region.

These can be purchased from the Splendors Vendor in Eulmore for 40 Regional Folklore Trader's Tokens.

Item Time Fastest TP Req
Ashen Alumen 10am/pm~12am/pm Mord Souq Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Beryllium Ore 4am/pm~6am/pm Wolekdorf Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Brashgold Ore 2am/pm~4am/pm The Ostall Imperative Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Dolomite 8am/pm~10am/pm Slitherbough Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Fireheart Cobalt 2am/pm~4am/pm The Ostall Imperative Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Hard Water 4am/pm~6am/pm Tomra Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Prismstone 4am/pm~6am/pm Wolekdorf Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Purpure Shell Chip 6am/pm~8am/pm The Macarenses Angle Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Raw Diaspore 6am/pm~8am/pm Wolekdorf N/A
Raw Hematite 2am/pm~4am/pm Stilltide N/A
Raw Lazurite 4am/pm~6am/pm Fanow N/A
Raw Onyx 12am/pm~2am/pm Fanow N/A
Raw Petalite 6am/pm~8am/pm The Ondo Cups N/A
Raw Triplite 12am/pm~2am/pm Journey's Head N/A
Solstice Stone 2am/pm~4am/pm Wolekdorf Geological Folklore - Norvrandt
Tungsten Ore 10am/pm~12am/pm The Ondo Cups Geological Folklore - Norvrandt

 

That's it for all the non-collectible timed nodes for miners in Final Fantasy XIV. We have a very similar guide for botany timed nodes, as well as separate guides for botany collectible spawns and mining collectible spawns.

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Fallout 76 Inventory Update Streamlines Wasteland Gathering https://www.gameskinny.com/4gbro/fallout-76-inventory-update-streamlines-wasteland-gathering https://www.gameskinny.com/4gbro/fallout-76-inventory-update-streamlines-wasteland-gathering Wed, 27 Jan 2021 13:47:25 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Managing item hordes just got a lot easier in Fallout 76 thanks to the game's new Inventory Update. The free update is available now, increasing stash size, adding new item tabs, and more.

The Inventory Update increases stash size by 50%, meaning players can store up to 1,200 pounds of whatever they want in their inventory. Stacked items now show their total weight when selected.

It also modifies the Pip-Boy UI, streamlining how players can sort their wasteland finds with three new tabs. The "New" tab is pretty self-explanatory and sorts items based on when players found them.

A new "Armor" tab gives equipment a space of its own and keeps it apart from other wearable items, while "Food/Drinks" adds a new section for consumables that aren't strictly medicine. Medicine items, such as Serums, are still found under the "Aid" tab.

Fallout 76's Inventory Update even has some fresh changes in store for Vending Machines as well. The new update adds a map preview showing how many 1, 2, and 3-star legendary items and regular items players have in their vending machines, instead of making players visit C.A.M.P.s to see the same thing. It also removes empty categories from the preview. 

In other FO76 news, the Spread the Love Valentine's Day event is now live until February 16, adding in new skins and challenges. 

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Final Fantasy XIV 5.4 Starts a New Chapter for Shadowbringers https://www.gameskinny.com/b4woz/final-fantasy-xiv-54-starts-a-new-chapter-for-shadowbringers https://www.gameskinny.com/b4woz/final-fantasy-xiv-54-starts-a-new-chapter-for-shadowbringers Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:47:56 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Hot on the heels of Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers' 5.3 conclusion, Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy XIV 5.4 with a brand new chapter in the acclaimed MMORPG. The 5.4 update goes live on December 8 and brings new raids, trials, dungeons, and a whole lot more.

FFXIV 5.4 picks up after the Warriors of Light secured the First. Now, they return to the Source, but the fate of the world is far from certain.

Some of the challenges awaiting them include a new Emerald Weapon trial and a souped-up Titan trial for characters level 80 and higher.

Players can tackle the new Archon Matoya dungeon with friends or NPCs, and if all that combat is too much, the new Explorer Mode lets adventurers turn Shadowbringers' dungeons into their own photo studios with no enemies.

Sorrow of Werlyt, Save the Queen, and Ishgardian Restoration all get new chapters in 5.4, and completing Save the Queen unlocks two new tiers for Resistance Weapons.

Finally, the Blue Mage job gets tweaked even more, with a level cap up to 70, plus new magic and new equipment.

Final Fantasy XIV 5.4 goes live for free on December 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. The game is free up through the end of Heavensword for new players.

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Monsters, Moogles, and Mentors Highlight Final Fantasy XI's New Update https://www.gameskinny.com/zkme8/monsters-moogles-and-mentors-highlight-final-fantasy-xis-new-update https://www.gameskinny.com/zkme8/monsters-moogles-and-mentors-highlight-final-fantasy-xis-new-update Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:16:18 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Final Fantasy XI is getting new notorious monsters and a slew of new quests, producer Akihiko Matsui said. This month sees Square Enix add a dual-pronged ambuscade, a new chapter for the Voracious Resurgence, and more.

A new, two-part ambuscade pits players against a Mamool Ja and the Bomb family of monsters to earn special bonuses. Figuring out what those bonuses are isn't quite so straightforward, though, and Matsui said it will take some work.

The Voracious Resurgence gets new quests in the first portion of Part Two, which takes place in Windurst.

Final Fantasy XI's Assist system is getting an overhaul. Square Enix is refining mentor qualifications to ensure new players get paired with the right folks who can lend a happy, helping hand.

Finally, the Record of Eminence has updated objectives for the month, and there's the usual suite of new items added over the course of the month.

Final Fantasy XIV might be Square Enix's flagship online game at the moment with the bulk of the new content, but it seems Square Enix plans on keeping Final Fantasy XI alive and well for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy XI news as it develops.

[Source: Square Enix]

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Pre-patch Out Now https://www.gameskinny.com/y9zpa/world-of-warcraft-shadowlands-pre-patch-out-now https://www.gameskinny.com/y9zpa/world-of-warcraft-shadowlands-pre-patch-out-now Wed, 14 Oct 2020 16:16:28 -0400 Ashley Shankle

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands itself may be delayed, but the pre-expansion patch is out for current subscribers to try some of the new bells and whistles coming in full to the expansion later this year.

Shadowlands features the biggest stat squish in World of Warcraft history, pushing the level cap down to 50 from its previous 120 max. Along with this change comes a huge breadth of skill changes to shake up the previous subclass roles, aimed at making each spec a worthwhile option.

The new starter zone is live for new and returning players to struggle through Exile's Reach, introducing many of the game's new systems. Players who have a max level character already can choose to skip Exile's Reach upon creating a new character and instead level in their race's starter zone.

The new character customization system and options are available in World of Warcraft now with this pre-patch as well, including the ability to change gender at the barbershop.

Shadowlands doesn't open up until Level 50, and won't be coming until the expansion hits, but now is a good time to get back into the game and prepare for what World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will have to offer on expansion launch later this year.

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Shadowbringers Continues in Final Fantasy XIV Patches 5.35 and 5.4 https://www.gameskinny.com/p2co9/shadowbringers-continues-in-final-fantasy-xiv-patches-535-and-54 https://www.gameskinny.com/p2co9/shadowbringers-continues-in-final-fantasy-xiv-patches-535-and-54 Fri, 09 Oct 2020 13:32:35 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Following the dramatic conclusion in patch 5.3Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is continuing with two new patches from Square-Enix. Patch 5.4 releases in December and adds new quests, raids, and scenarios, while patch 5.35 carries on the "Save the Queen" quest.

Patch 5.35 lands October 13, headlined by a new "Save the Queen" chapter created by Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII's designer Yasumi Matsuno. Included in the update is the Bozjan Southern Front, a new area where players can fight to improve weapons and gear.

Final Fantasy XIV 5.4 introduces a new adventure and quest lines picking up after 5.3 ended. On top of that, it adds the third chapter to the Eden raid and a new chapter to the "Sorrow of Werlyt" scenario, including the Emerald Weapon trial.

The Restoration of the Holy See quest will get its final chapter in 5.4.

Outside of quests, there's a new dungeon to explore: Matoya's Relict. Players can brave the depths with friends, as usual, or explore with NPCs thanks to the Trust system.

If that's not enough challenge, Level 80 or higher adventurers can take on a souped-up primal to earn "unique prizes."

Blue Mages are getting a hefty update to make them more viable in these challenges and in general. New blue magic and equipment are part of that update, along with an increase in the level cap.

Last up for FFXIV patch 5.4 is Explorer Mode. It's Shadowbringers' photo mode for dungeons, letting players go through dungeons in Shadowbringers to find the best photo ops without worrying about enemies.

And for those who haven't tried FFXIV yet, the game is now free to play up through the end of Heavensword.

Finally, Naoki Yoshida said Square-Enix plans on supporting Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5. Players can use the in-game PS4 Pro display options for enhanced visuals, and the PS5 itself will cut load times. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy XIV news as it develops.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Delayed to Later This Year https://www.gameskinny.com/h0fm5/world-of-warcraft-shadowlands-delayed-to-later-this-year https://www.gameskinny.com/h0fm5/world-of-warcraft-shadowlands-delayed-to-later-this-year Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:46:54 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Adding to the numerous list of delays we've seen in 2020, the upcoming Shadowlands expansion for World of Warcraft is seeing a later release than Blizzard's previously announced October 27.

Executive Producer John Hight stated in an official announcement yesterday afternoon that the expansion would be pushed back in the name of further balance and polish, particularly in regard to the endgame.

He states the team is "at a point where the zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story we have to tell are essentially ready to share," but due to player feedback, they would need more time to work on "some interlocking pieces — particularly those related to the endgame."

Though Shadowlands is being delayed, the pre-patch is still being released on Tuesday, October 13, to bring some of the expansion's features to the playerbase ahead of time, as previous pre-patches have done.

Blizzard have yet to announce the new release date for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, but they have stated that the release will still be some time in 2020. With only a couple months left in the year, Shadowlands will likely be released in November or December unless it sees another delay into 2021.

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The Rising Event Celebrates FFXIV's 7-Year Anniversary https://www.gameskinny.com/6w7v5/the-rising-event-celebrates-ffxivs-7-year-anniversary https://www.gameskinny.com/6w7v5/the-rising-event-celebrates-ffxivs-7-year-anniversary Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:54:35 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Final Fantasy XIV is keeping the events rolling. The Moonfire Faire may have closed up shop yesterday, but today brings The Rising event, celebrating the seventh anniversary of A Realm Reborn and the game reaching 20 million registered players.

Square Enix recently expanded FFXIV's free trial to cover up to the end of the Heavensward expansion, which is a massive amount of content up for free for those who have never dipped their toes into the MMORPG.

The Rising event will run until September 14 and tasks FFXIV players with helping create a stained glass portrait of Nanamo UI and others. It is a relatively easy quest for all characters above Level 15. A Wind-up Ardbert minion and a replica of the stained glass portrait are up for grabs as rewards.

Meanwhile, the Yo-kai Watch collaboration is still running and will be until patch 5.4 hits. A far cry from The Rising event, the Yo-kai Watch collab is a grind-intensive affair that demands players grind medals via FATES in designated areas to unlock cosmetic weapons for each class.

Obtaining all the weapons grants a total of three limited Yo-kai Watch mounts, which are as goofy as they are sought-after.

If you've never given Final Fantasy XIV a fair shake before, now's one of the best times to start playing (and for free) before the patch number marches on to 5.4. Word is housing wards will be expanded with the patch, meaning it's time for experienced players to stockpile gil to get one of the many new plots coming with the udpate.

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New Final Fantasy XI Story Update Breathes Life Into Slumbering Legend https://www.gameskinny.com/9pjq3/new-final-fantasy-xi-story-update-breathes-life-into-slumbering-legend https://www.gameskinny.com/9pjq3/new-final-fantasy-xi-story-update-breathes-life-into-slumbering-legend Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:19:04 -0400 Josh Broadwell

After lying nearly dormant, even presumed extinct, for five years, there's some new Final Fantasy XI story content coming soon. It's not just a one-off, as Akihiko Matsui, the game's producer, said the new content is part of a series of updates starting August 3.

The new Final Fantasy XI story update is called The Voracious Resurgence, and Matsui said players will need to have completed the Rhapsodies of Vana'diel — the last major content update — to access it.

There's a small blurb accompanying the announcement on the official Final Fantasy XI site, offering some background on the journey ahead.

The Voracious Resurgence update revolves around strange eggs spoken of in Beastmen legends and appearing across Vana'diel. The story that unfolds around these eggs will take adventurers brave enough "... beyond the veil of death [to] unravel the tangled threads of a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of the world."

The August update includes a number of other adjustments, such as job set alterations, new items, and brand-new quests. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy XI news as it develops.

[Source: RPGSite]

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