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#1 Dec 12 2010 at 11:14 PM Rating: Excellent
http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/news/detail?newsId=44c420954cfc65877a7bfd8df50ab722c1c058b2

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During the times listed below, we will be performing maintenance on FINAL FANTASY XIV. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

[Date & Time]
Dec. 15, 2010 from 13:00 to 16:00 (PST)

* The completion time may be subject to change.

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- FINAL FANTASY XIV


Could this be the fabled NM patch we're all after?

Edited, Dec 13th 2010 12:14am by GuiltyBoomerang

Edited, Dec 13th 2010 12:15am by GuiltyBoomerang
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#2 Dec 12 2010 at 11:16 PM Rating: Good
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looks like it could be
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#3 Dec 12 2010 at 11:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Has to be. Running out of time to do two patches "before year's end."



Edited, Dec 13th 2010 12:19am by Sephrick
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I want more retainers! :p
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GuiltyBoomerang wrote:

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Dec. 15, 2010 from 13:00 to 16:00 (PST)

* The completion time may be subject to change.


Could this be the fabled NM patch we're all after?


Well it is for 3 hours. Aren't most non-update maintenances (where I presume they just refresh and reboot servers) only 2 hours?

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I want more retainers! :p


ME WANTS MOAR RETAINERS!!!!
#7 Dec 12 2010 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Could... no, it couldn't be... perhaps... the fabled AH/RS option? Or maybe both the AH/RS and NM patch! *le gasp!*
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#8 Dec 12 2010 at 11:37 PM Rating: Good
Magnesium02 wrote:
GuiltyBoomerang wrote:

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Dec. 15, 2010 from 13:00 to 16:00 (PST)

* The completion time may be subject to change.


Could this be the fabled NM patch we're all after?


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Well it is for 3 hours. Aren't most non-update maintenances (where I presume they just refresh and reboot servers) only 2 hours?


Yes, or emergency ones. I did notice, however, that the big main Nov. 25 patch took 4 hours to do.

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ME WANTS MOAR RETAINERS!!!!


So do I...
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#9 Dec 12 2010 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Favabean wrote:
I want more retainers! :p




Well I was going to buy like 5 retainers or as many as I can since I don't have to pay for them!



Edited, Dec 13th 2010 12:54am by XellossM
#10 Dec 13 2010 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Running out of time to do two patches "before year's end."


In before "fiscal year's end" etc etc.

Ah, the memories.
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If you look at the history on The Lodestone, version updates have been listed as "All Worlds Maintenance/Version Update" (at least for the Nov. 25th update). It could be a maintenance in preparation for the VU though...
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Well I was going to buy like 5 retainers or as many as I can since I don't have to pay for them!
I suspect that when they're eventually added, additional retainers won't be free. This is suggested at the point of hiring your first retainer where they mention a fee. After all, your retainers aren't going to work for free forever!
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#13 Dec 13 2010 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Glitterhands wrote:
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Well I was going to buy like 5 retainers or as many as I can since I don't have to pay for them!
I suspect that when they're eventually added, additional retainers won't be free. This is suggested at the point of hiring your first retainer where they mention a fee. After all, your retainers aren't going to work for free forever!


It was long ago announced, confirmed, re-announced, re-confirmed, announced again and confirm a few more times that retainers are free for the first one (the one we all have now) and $1/month for every retainer after that.
#14 Dec 13 2010 at 12:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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ME WANTS MOAR RETAINERS!!!!


why does everyone want more retainers? dont we have to pay actual money for each additional retainer? are you guys really gonna support using a pseudo auction house... but having to pay for it on top of your subscription?

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just now noticed the past couple posts, but my post still stands as it still confirms that yeah we do have to pay for retainsers.

Edited, Dec 13th 2010 1:34am by pixelpop
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pixelpop wrote:
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ME WANTS MOAR RETAINERS!!!!


why does everyone want more retainers? dont we have to pay actual money for each additional retainer? are you guys really gonna support using a pseudo auction house... but having to pay for it on top of your subscription?

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just now noticed the past couple posts, but my post still stands as it still confirms that yeah we do have to pay for retainsers.


Retainers = storage. I've never put my retainer in the market wards.

FFXIV basic monthly sub with one character and one retainer is $12.99/month. Most MMOs charge $14.95 (give or take). That means I can buy two additional retainers and be paying the same as a lot of other games.
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I need some useful updates/maintenance. This week's news just brought more uneasiness & confusion on where the game's going. I have zero interest in more retainers at this point.
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I'm probably going to be alone at this, but I hope they don't nerf coblyn/doblyn sp grinding at least not with this patch yet.
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Aurelius wrote:
Glitterhands wrote:
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Well I was going to buy like 5 retainers or as many as I can since I don't have to pay for them!
I suspect that when they're eventually added, additional retainers won't be free. This is suggested at the point of hiring your first retainer where they mention a fee. After all, your retainers aren't going to work for free forever!


It was long ago announced, confirmed, re-announced, re-confirmed, announced again and confirm a few more times that retainers are free for the first one (the one we all have now) and $1/month for every retainer after that.


Yes, well. With all due respect to the re-re-re-re-re-re-affirmation that retainers will cost an additional buck a pop for every one after the first, I sincerely question whether Square-Enix will stick to that policy when (if?) they ever pull out of this "free trial until further notice" situation they have set up. As it stands, with a game no one wants to pay a monthly fee for, would it really be wise to nickel and dime the community over additional characters and/or retainers when they do start to charge monthly?

Seems suicidal when considering the extremely low levels of happiness people have with the game and Square-Enix, really.

Edit: Not that you were saying anything or defending their confirmations or anything, though! Just throwing out a bit of thought on what SE has said about retainers, really.

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#19 Dec 13 2010 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
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It definitely makes things interesting. If they allow free retainers for now, it's hard to start charging for them later. They may even go as far as to make them free (up to 2-3 retainers) just to get some positive PR.

They can't really delay the addition anymore than they already have, in hopes of being able to charge for them.
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#20 Dec 13 2010 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Satisiun wrote:
Aurelius wrote:
Glitterhands wrote:
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Well I was going to buy like 5 retainers or as many as I can since I don't have to pay for them!
I suspect that when they're eventually added, additional retainers won't be free. This is suggested at the point of hiring your first retainer where they mention a fee. After all, your retainers aren't going to work for free forever!


It was long ago announced, confirmed, re-announced, re-confirmed, announced again and confirm a few more times that retainers are free for the first one (the one we all have now) and $1/month for every retainer after that.


Yes, well. With all due respect to the re-re-re-re-re-re-affirmation that retainers will cost an additional buck a pop for every one after the first, I sincerely question whether Square-Enix will stick to that policy when (if?) they ever pull out of this "free trial until further notice" situation they have set up. As it stands, with a game no one wants to pay a monthly fee for, would it really be wise to nickel and dime the community over additional characters and/or retainers when they do start to charge monthly?

Seems suicidal when considering the extremely low levels of happiness people have with the game and Square-Enix, really.

Edit: Not that you were saying anything or defending their confirmations or anything, though! Just throwing out a bit of thought on what SE has said about retainers, really.


It's not usually wise to try and rationalize why something that has been announced to carry a fee "might" at some point in the future be free. If it happens, it happens, but if it doesn't, nobody is going to have any rational argument to make against a fee for additional retainers. At that point, they'll be playing the game because they're satisfied with the direction SE is taking it, not because extra retainers are free.
#21 Dec 13 2010 at 2:13 AM Rating: Excellent
I betting on this being the NM patch, but we shall see! Personally I'm hoping to see more quests be added to the game soon... I really want to know more about the lore of Eorzea.
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#22 Dec 13 2010 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Thayos wrote:
I betting on this being the NM patch, but we shall see! Personally I'm hoping to see more quests be added to the game soon... I really want to know more about the lore of Eorzea.


My guess would be that NMs are just the area they've been focusing on. I expect a lot of additional tweaks and fixes along with it. And yes, more quests would be nice. Also more levequests would be welcome, especially local levequests.
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Maybe they're going to add an auction house! Oh wait.
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I'm probably going to be alone at this, but I hope they don't nerf coblyn/doblyn sp grinding at least not with this patch yet.



It already got nerfed by whoever told everyone about it. They kinda suck now most places due to the multitudes of people where they were completely empty before.
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My guess would be the starlight event. Since it starts on the 15th and all...
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NM, there nothing like being one shotted by a Christmas themed mob while your doing a leve.More retainers is what is needed not Frosty in the forest killing people.
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From Lodestone just a minute ego.

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December Version Updates (12/14/2010)

As promised in the Topics post of December 10, we would today like to announce the date and content details of the forthcoming mid-December version update.

◆Date & Times
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:00 a.m.

◆Contents
New enemies, including notorious monsters
New guildleves
Many new recipes
Further improvements to the naming and organization of market wards
An additional free retainer slot
Improved response times on the retainer exchange interface
Further improvements to the user interface
Increased text limit for chat log input

For a complete list of changes, please see the comprehensive details posted on the day of the version update.

◆Second December Version Update
The development team is continuing to take player feedback to heart concerning the item search feature of the market wards. We are currently aiming to introduce the first of several changes by year's end, and assure you that additional improvements will be ongoing in order to make a more intuitive and functional system.

Details regarding the date and content of the second December version update will be announced in a future Topics post.

Until then, we hope that you continue to enjoy your adventures in Eorzea!
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