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#1 Feb 17 2011 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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Adjustment has been made to the amount of party bonuses on skill and experience points for a party with 8 or more members.
Amount of party bonuses awarded per player will now be capped once the number of party members reaches 8 and will decrease by having more members.


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Experience points gained through synthesis have been generally reduced.
* However, no adjustment has been made on skill points.


Fixed Bugs
Following issues have been addressed.
"Time remaining until anima regeneration," which gets displayed by /clock text command, is incorrect.
Your own /tell message does not get displayed on certain log widget.
During the trade, a Japanese text gets displayed in the widget title.

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The following text amends several mistranslations and grammatical issues which went live this morning. We apologize for the confusion.

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Adjustments have been made to skill and experience point bonuses for parties with more than eight members. Party bonuses will decrease with each member over eight.


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The amount of experience points earned through synthesis has been reduced.
*No adjustments have been made to skill points.


Fixed Bugs
An incorrect value displayed when viewing the time remaining until anima regeneration, accessed via the /clock text command.
Personal /tell messages not appearing in certain chat logs.
Japanese text displayed in the trade interface.

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 11:52pm by quilens
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#2 Feb 17 2011 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
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That's it? Nothing good, just some random stuff getting gimped? And we dont get to play 2 hours for that?
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#3 Feb 17 2011 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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LOL, I'm so glad they fixed that little JP thing at the top of my trade box....I just about to quit over that hehe.
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#4 Feb 17 2011 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
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Here's hoping they ninja-added chocobos. ^^;
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#5 Feb 17 2011 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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It's a nerfdate alright, albeit small.

And yeah, apparently they want to keep large parties for NMs and events; smaller/mid size parties for xp/sp.

Weird.

I guess this is the new party/alliance system without the need for forming an alliance.

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#6 Feb 17 2011 at 3:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Looks like 15 party behests have been nerfed.
#7 Feb 17 2011 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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If thats 1.15b, I hope there is a 1.15c coming next week with content as "scheduled" :/
#8 Feb 17 2011 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Please tell me this is a joke... I don't even know what to say. I thought they said 2 patches per month, we wait and this is what we get, some nerfs? Wow.
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Shezard wrote:
If thats 1.15b, I hope there is a 1.15c coming next week with content as "scheduled" :/


So i'm not the only person that was expectin even the slightest amount of content from this patch >.>
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Hmm not what I was expecting that's for sure. Oh well on Monday the servers are going down for 13 hours so maybe they will sneak in Patch 1.15c and usher in a lot of new content.
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alcide wrote:
Shezard wrote:
If thats 1.15b, I hope there is a 1.15c coming next week with content as "scheduled" :/


So i'm not the only person that was expectin even the slightest amount of content from this patch >.>


Even though this patch is kind of a let down Id rather wait another 2 weeks for content if that means the content is good and bug free. Rushed content in many ways is worse than no content at all.
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I'm hoping this is a troll thread... Where's the link?

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:26pm by Louiscool

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So the coolest part of the last patch (Behest SP explosion) that got everyone excited to play FFXIV again got nerfed.

That is all?

:/

Yoshi-P stated himself that he joined some Behests and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

Way to nix the fun before it got out of hand.

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:42pm by RufuSwho
#15 Feb 17 2011 at 3:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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#16 Feb 17 2011 at 3:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Behest balances this out by adding more mobs depending on the amount of people in the Behest so you will still get the same amount if there is 15 people or 8 I would imagine now. All this is for really is to stop 15 player grind parties I would assume.

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:31pm by AlexiaKidd
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PyrielDD wrote:
alcide wrote:
Shezard wrote:
If thats 1.15b, I hope there is a 1.15c coming next week with content as "scheduled" :/


So i'm not the only person that was expectin even the slightest amount of content from this patch >.>


Even though this patch is kind of a let down Id rather wait another 2 weeks for content if that means the content is good and bug free. Rushed content in many ways is worse than no content at all.


Sure, but that's not the point. We were told we would get 2 patches monthly, 1 with fixes and 1 with content, so everyone had big expectation for this patch... and they come up with this? I mean, this can't even be considered a patch, they knew a lot of ppl would get ****** about this, they gave us expectations... they didn't even told us about this patch, they just let us die in the hype >.>
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#18 Feb 17 2011 at 3:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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How come it's always 2 hours, even when only a small patch?
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alcide wrote:
PyrielDD wrote:
alcide wrote:
Shezard wrote:
If thats 1.15b, I hope there is a 1.15c coming next week with content as "scheduled" :/


So i'm not the only person that was expectin even the slightest amount of content from this patch >.>


Even though this patch is kind of a let down Id rather wait another 2 weeks for content if that means the content is good and bug free. Rushed content in many ways is worse than no content at all.


Sure, but that's not the point. We were told we would get 2 patches monthly, 1 with fixes and 1 with content, so everyone had big expectation for this patch... and they come up with this? I mean, this can't even be considered a patch, they knew a lot of ppl would get ****** about this, they gave us expectations... they didn't even told us about this patch, they just let us die in the hype >.>


Id call this a hotfix more than a patch for sure.
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TBH was expecting more, 2 weeks with no news then a very small gesture,
I know the world of computer programming is complicated but i thought they woulld of been able to do more than this: (

Heres hoping for 1.15c next week!

PS give me arrow key control of the camera pls!!!!
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#21 Feb 17 2011 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
They never told us that there will be a Content Patch today and there was not a single announcement on the lodestone with Content Teasers as usual. All this "Today is the big content patch" was mad up in our mind. The Feburary Content patch is still on its way.
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#22 Feb 17 2011 at 3:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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EDIT: I need some chocolate ice cream to get this sour taste out of my mouth.

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It's the MO for SE to release details of the patch (update) when the down time is over. I would assume this is just getting the "sour" part of the update out of the way so people can wine about it now and bask in the sweet goodness of the rest of the patch later. At least... one would hope.
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Grockle wrote:
How come it's always 2 hours, even when only a small patch?


There's also physical work done during maintenance too. It obviously doesn't take hours to change a value here and there, but shutting down, starting up, resyncing and so on can take a fair bit of time depending on your hardware.
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Mikesama wrote:
They never told us that there will be a Content Patch today and there was not a single announcement on the lodestone with Content Teasers as usual. All this "Today is the big content patch" was mad up in our mind. The Feburary Content patch is still on its way.


Oh come one, so after they said what they said and you read patch 1.15b you had NO EXPECTATIONS AT ALL? >.> Everyone was waiting for this patch, the date and the name was just perfect according to what they said about fixes/content patches.
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They never told us that there will be a Content Patch today and there was not a single announcement on the lodestone with Content Teasers as usual. All this "Today is the big content patch" was mad up in our mind. The Feburary Content patch is still on its way.


No but they did mention 2 patches per month (one of which being content). 1.15a was not content. Following logic we would think that 1.15b would be content. It is not (as far as we know). This would lead me to believe that they said "Hey! Let's toss an extra bone to the dog to chew on before he bites us in the Moogle. Then we'll give them the content in the last week of Feb, Kupo."

Or so I can hope. Guess we will see, kupo.
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#27 Feb 17 2011 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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Grockle wrote:
How come it's always 2 hours, even when only a small patch?


The time it takes to apply the patch itself is pretty much the same no matter how many changes they're making. The majority of the two hours consists of shutting down the servers, booting them back up, and testing the hardware. They may even do some regular physical maintenance like clean fans etc. while the servers are off.
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Maybe people will spread out among more camps for behest now. I guess this is a reason to go to Gridania occasionally...
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#29 Feb 17 2011 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
Sure I had hopes up. But I´m not frustrated or angry or something like this. Because I know that they never told me that there is a COntent update today and I was stupid to think there is, because ther where no update announcements at all like usual
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Mikesama wrote:
They never told us that there will be a Content Patch today and there was not a single announcement on the lodestone with Content Teasers as usual. All this "Today is the big content patch" was mad up in our mind. The Feburary Content patch is still on its way.


Wow thank you so much your one of the very few people in this thread that has a brain.

Now if it was march 1st then these people have a point but omg its feb 17th.....
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I think their definition of 2 patches/updates a month is different from ours.
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From reading the initial patch notes i at first thought this was going to be a preparatory patch for a larger more vast content patch. Going on for so long with no real tangible content getting a little annoying.

I am almost starting to think that SE had taken much of the previous development content wise and has scraped quite a bit and is still working on new content being decided on from the NEW dev team leads. At this point I would really like to see the content promised from even before December. I know we got some new leve's, nm's, and craft recipes. That is only going to tide us over so much. I am very much so hoping for real tangible content something the player base can sync its teeth into.

Hopefully before the end of the month?
#33 Feb 17 2011 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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They have always posted patch notes while the servers are down as far as I am aware so I am not expecting anything more from this patch to be posted on Lodestone.

Seems like a strange little update in all honesty and nothing game changing which is what I thought Yoshi P.was all about. Maybe there will be a surprise in store for us when the servers go back up, Yoshi P. did say he would like to surprise players but thats probably a long shot.

My hope's now rest on the 13 hour maint. on Monday because surely it can't take that long for the new security measures to be implemented.
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What is this 13hour maint on Monday that people are talking about?

Edit, I see, people are talking about Square Enix Account Management System Maintenance. It lists Lodestone as the only affected service, but in the description at the top it lists Final fantasy 14. It'll be interesting to see if they are actually taking the servers down or not. Hopefully not.

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:49pm by Sigmakan
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wonder how behests are going to work now... will people just stop inviting after 8? have two parties one of 8 and one of 7 and split the mobs...

hopefully the exp bonus barely decreases after 8
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EDIT: I need some chocolate ice cream to get this sour taste out of my mouth.


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#37 Feb 17 2011 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Clicky 13 hour maint.

At the following time period, we will be performing maintenance on the Square Enix Account Management System. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV will be unavailable.

In addition, you will be unable to log into the FINAL FANTASY XIV Lodestone.

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

[Date & Time]
From Feb. 21, 2011 22:00 to Feb 22, 2011 11:00 (GMT)

[Affected Service]
The FINAL FANTASY XIV Lodestone

[Details]
System maintenance

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:52pm by AlexiaKidd
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Technically, they also added the "Little Ladies Festival." I don't really consider this content, as there is really no reason to do any of these events.... I liked doing them in XI because of the neat little level 1 gear they used to give out with various trendy looks and effects. But as I haven't seen anything other than the Kabutos, (which honestly, I got my Kabuto back when Rangers were top dogs in XI, during CoP. I'm a lil miffed that they are handing out a piece of gear that cool in a new year event).

So... yeah. I'd also like to see some content. I really do think they need to add content for the rank 20 and 30 ranges though. Maybe even some small easy events for rank 10. All the NM stuff they talk about seems to be for rank 50s. Being that the fatigue system sucks *** and won't let me play the class I want to play for too long without telling me to stop playing... It's difficult to get to rank 50 without seriously dedicating yourself to the game. Considering the game is still in the "free-to-play" / not complete stages... I just don't take it seriously enough to dedicate that much effort to it.

I am a little upset that they are going to reduce the number of people that can participate in behest. I actually enjoyed it more for the fact that so many people could do it. After the twenty minutes it takes to do leves in a camp, I like to chat with my LS and wait for behest. In the lower, more congested areas of the game, we would have people swearing up and down because they couldn't get it. Reducing the number further might be a little frustrating.... Considering there isn't much else to do other than leves and behest, (no, I'm not going to go craft until the next leve reset), I can't tell if this is a good move or not.

I do like that we'll be getting a defined set of party members. I think the 4 to 8 will be interesting. Considering we only have 2 healer classes in the game, it'll be interesting to see party mechanics shift depending on which tank classes and which healer classes are in the group. I'm hoping it'll add a little more strategy other than buff and spam cure/sacrifice.

On a side note, I want to ask: What does everyone think about the active / passive mode? I'm seriously hoping that it is removed from the game. I know that "this is XIV, not XI," but **** it! I want to be able to cast a **** spell without pulling out my cane and being locked onto the target.... I've been missing the old XI way of magic for a while now. Anyone miss kiting things as a RDM or SCH/RDM? I always enjoyed that a lot, and now I feel it's gone.

That, and I'd love to just throw out a **** heal to someone who needs it without being "combat ready." It's a little silly I think. But maybe that'll be part of the battle system changes.

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I wouldnt put it past ol Yoshi P. I will reserve judgement until servers are back up though. I read the letter and the stuff that he had highlighted as new i didnt expect to see such as the 8 member party stuff. I was however expecting a quest or 2 since he said he would rather trickle them in per patch than to delay and release all at once. I know everyone is concerned myself included but I figured the sp nerf for doh was otw so I crammed some leves in and lvld each craft one lvl before the maintenance.

Anyway, lets see if the prankster Yoshi has a complete patch note list once servers are up. Just seems a tad on the light side compared to patch 1.15a
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Well on the bright side Yoshi-P gave us his word that the next patch will have content, if it does not he might as well be putting the nail in the coffin, for me at least.
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Can you show me where is says 13 hour update? I cant find it ; ;

If theres a 13 hour update on monday id expect new zones and cities.

Edit: K, refreshed the page after my post lol.

Doesnt seem very clear. Is the actual game down or what?

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 4:55pm by Picomaan
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There are two things to note about Yoshi's post.
He tried to warn us that the update was going to be a nerf to both DOH and to behest..
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Of course, we're still on the fence a bit about balancing the degree of difficulty for fifteen-member parties, but I personally am of the opinion that everyone playing together is what makes the game fun. And so that is the direction in which I would like to take the game, and take it as quickly as possible. It was for that reason that I opted to balance the skill and experience points rewards first, with the intention of later tackling the difficulty level, rather than vice versa. Further balancing adjustments are ongoing, and are being based on the new designs in place for a maximum party size of eight members, as well as the smaller four-member party, both of which I've added to our list of intended changes.

I kept a close eye on how things went for the week or so following the release of 1.15a. Not surprisingly, the maximum number of members and levels of difficulty for behests were less than ideal. Therefore, in the coming days we'll be looking into further improvements to bonuses awarded when participating in groups of nine or more. For now, I'd be happy to think that we've already taken care of some balancing issues that relate directly to future content. Also, the amount of experience points awarded to Disciples of the Hand is a bit on the large side, and will be balanced to be more akin to those awarded to Disciples of War and Magic.

I just realized an irony to this... If they are going to axe physical levels, what's the point of the DOH nerf, and why do I care?


And he did say that *some* content was supposed to be in the next patch. The issue here is the context of the word next. Did he mean next as in the one after the current one, or next as in the one coming up. Based on the patch notes of this one, it would be a fair assumption he meant the one following this one, which has made me a VERY sad panda... I don't think their quest engine can live up to my expectations anymore... So sad, cause I really do think they are trying...

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We are also in the process of putting together a new workflow to handle the development of new quests and sidequests. Though we will begin releasing these in the next patch, it will be difficult to release a large number of them at once. It is certainly possible to continue developing quests until we reach a target number, and then release them simultaneously, but this would slow the rate at which this new content would become available. I prefer to release fewer quests regularly as part of the monthly patches instead. This may give the impression of less content per patch, but I'd like to try it this way for a span of about two months or so and see how it goes. At the same time, we'll gradually be implementing system-side changes related to quests as well, aimed at improving user-friendliness.


Edited, Feb 17th 2011 3:56pm by rfolkker
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Maybe they have changed the way the party system works in Behest. Maybe when you join you are automatically put into a Behest Party and not a player run party. Like I said earlier though with Behest they balance out the SP drop with more mobs so it still works out the same.
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Whatever it is - it's not a patch or it would say so.

They're overhauling account security (again).

I really wouldn't hold my breath for anything other than that.
I'd hold my breath that tomorrow (Friday) has some news or its gonna be a long weekend.
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I know everyone is concerned myself included but I figured the sp nerf for doh was otw so I crammed some leves in and lvld each craft one lvl before the maintenance


I believe that they only reduced exp and not sp for DOH

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#46 Feb 17 2011 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I swear I read somewhere that the first patch of February would be small as they focus on the bulkier second patch that will have content. I couldn't figure out why everyone was so sure 1.15b was suppose to be content especially since our last patch was fairly significant.
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Edit: Guess only nerfing the exp portion of doh not the sp lol. Thats a relief. I was getting 926sp but like 3800xp per synth. I feel better now.
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Well I have already downloaded the patch and it didn't take long not sure on size as I have a 50mb connection so nothing ever takes long. Maybe someone could check out the exact size of the file but like I said it seemed small so I am not expecting much.
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imo isn't patch 1.15b just an add on to 1.15a? and maybe there will be another patch this month, just my 2 cents.
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I couldn't figure out why everyone was so sure 1.15b was suppose to be content especially since our last patch was fairly significant.


"Quests are coming sometime after the beginning of February."

If he meant March then he should have said March.
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