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#1 Aug 01 2011 at 7:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fernehalwes, Development team member wrote:
Thanks for the question Onizuka!

I have a few minutes before I dive back into patch 1.19 work, so I'll tell you what I can about the "void."

The "void" is the generic term that inhabitants of Eorzea have given to a dark realm they believe exists beyond their own. This domain is different from the heavens (where the Twelve reside) and the seven hells (one of the destinations to which those who do not follow the teachings of Nald'thal believe the body goes upon death). Little, however, is known about the void or what it contains, and thus creatures deemed too ***** or unnatural to be "of Eorzea" (such as ahriman, imps, phurbles, etc.) are often categorized as "voidsent," the common belief being that they were sent by some sinister force from beyond the corporeal realm. Recently, Eorzean scholars have begun pointing to the high concentration of voidsent in the Dzemael Darkhold as evidence of the void's existence, though concrete proof (beyond the Ishgardian sapper's claim) has yet to be uncovered.

I know you guys are dying for more, but that's all I can give you for today!

(Oh, and I'll fix that instance of "Void." You're right, it should be lowercased. Nice catch!)
#2 Aug 01 2011 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
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Just as long as it doesn't turn out to be a Rift clone... which, I guess, would make it a clone of a clone. XD
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#3 Aug 02 2011 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
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...of a clone of a clone of a clone...
Sounds like your average visit to the market wards.
#4 Aug 02 2011 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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hey as long as i get to meet Gilgamesh, on the void trip id be happy.
#5 Aug 02 2011 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
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phurbles

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were sent by some sinister force from beyond the corporeal realm

Has that guy even seen phurbles...
I can't imagine a world where those things are some evil force sent from beyond.

Seems weird to even throw them in to the same category as Imps and Ahriman(Should be part of the InsanelycuteKin).
Either way, it's kind of cool to see some backstory about these things. Seems unlikely, but it would be cool to visit the real home of these mobs at some point. XI had Sky and Sea, and everyone expected a **** with ToAU(and all we got was Einherjar).
edit: Just realized what I was thinking of was a Snurble instead. Not even sure if they're(What's mentioned) the same mob.
Maybe Phurbles are the Stripe to the Snurbles Gizmo(And then it makes sense for them to come from some hellish alternate world). Can't say I've seen anything call a Phurble yet...

Edited, Aug 2nd 2011 5:04am by Uchitoru
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#6 Aug 02 2011 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Uchitoru wrote:
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phurbles

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were sent by some sinister force from beyond the corporeal realm

Has that guy even seen phurbles...
I can't imagine a world where those things are some evil force sent from beyond.

Seems weird to even throw them in to the same category as Imps and Ahriman(Should be part of the InsanelycuteKin).


Dat's de joke.

I wouldn't be surprised to see us visit the 'Seven hells' at some point, considering we've got the Ascian 'deatheater' guys wandering about, and quite a lot of talk about the skeletons and stuff we see about climbing up from the ground out of ****. We've also got something below ground nomming on the crystals and deaspecting them.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2011 9:12am by Dlaqev
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