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#1 Jul 11 2012 at 7:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello again, all you FFXIVers out there! Yoshi-P here, with my thirty-first Letter from the Producer.

It’s really beginning to feel like the start of summer over here in Japan. We’re seeing some days get up to around 30°C (that’s about 86°F, in case you were wondering). How are all of you holding up? Hm? What about me? Thanks for asking! I’ve been keeping an eye on the FFXIV update, going to a bunch of version 2.0 design meetings, holding a mess of interviews, heading overseas for global PR and more meetings... I gotta be honest, all the different time zones and climates are wreaking havoc on mah circadian rhythms!

I also had the honor of attending Japan Expo 2012 in France the other day. I was a first-timer there, and was absolutely blown away by the level of excitement, just like I’d been told I would be. I have to say thanks to all of the passionate fans for the energy they gave me!

I was very, very happy to get to meet over 250 fans at the signing. It meant a lot to have so many of you ask me to sign your Collectors’ Edition journals and game boxes. I even signed the back of a jacket! Sorry for the shaky hands, but I was really nervous! I got to meet the crew of the Crystal Alliance linkshell, some married couples, some engaged couples, some expecting couples... It was one surprise after the other, and I’d like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for making it such an amazing and enjoyable experience.

My set at the expo consisted of a greeting to European fans of the FINAL FANTASY series and all FFXIV players, together with a presentation on FFXIV version 2.0.

My general stage fright is bad enough, but I was so nervous about getting up there and greeting everyone in French that my throat went completely dry. LOL! French is an absolutely beautiful language, but the pronunciation is a bit beyond my linguistic prowess. I’m still worried no one had any idea what I was even saying... How was it?

The presentation lasted for about an hour, including the interpreting. The first half was an intro of the current FFXIV build with some screenshots, and in the second half I talked about version 2.0, showing some stuff that had already been released as well as some all-new stuff.

The all-new stuff was artwork of beginning-level race-specific gear and a couple of real, beautifully modeled costumes based on those designs!

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The sense of uniqueness among the races has been pretty weak in the game up till now, and there hasn’t been much to draw associations with or to symbolize each of them. But I think there has to be some kind of unique identity for each. I mean, these are your avatars. They are you in-game, and that’s saying something. So we’re going to be taking care of that identity issue in version 2.0.


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The artwork I showed at the expo was new gear for only the Hyur and Miqo’te, but we’re gonna be giving all the races equal treatment. I’ll be releasing pics of the others in the future, so keep an eye out!


Last but not least, let me say a few words about the schedule for patch 1.23. Things are going smoothly and there’s no delays on the horizon, so it’s looking like we’ll be able to release it around the end of this month. We’re finally getting to the catastrophe that brings about the Seventh Umbral Era and is the catalyst for the slew of changes coming to Eorzea. Look for more patch info (but no spoilers!) in upcoming Topics posts on the Lodestone.

That’s all for now. I’m off to China Joy 2012! I’ll talk to you again in the next producer letter or on the forums.

Zài jiàn




Edited, Jul 11th 2012 1:24pm by Perrin

Edited, Jul 11th 2012 1:26pm by Perrin
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#2 Jul 11 2012 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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This is my favorite part... I know there's really nothing in this letter, but I'm glad he is looking towards more uniqueness

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The sense of uniqueness among the races has been pretty weak in the game up till now, .... I mean, these are your avatars. They are you in-game, and that’s saying something. So we’re going to be taking care of that identity issue in version 2.0.
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#3 Jul 11 2012 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
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1.23 hits at the end of the month. Good to note.

I do like the unique RSE. The current one looks very mundane.
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#4 Jul 11 2012 at 2:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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I do like the unique RSE. The current one looks very mundane.


That just gave me a bit of nostalgia. Remember being able to get these around level 40 and how awesome they were if you played a job that wasn't really fit for your race? +CHR on mithra gear and +INT/MP on elvaan for example. I was pumped on that gear.
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#5 Jul 11 2012 at 3:36 PM Rating: Default
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We’re finally getting to the catastrophe


Oh, good, finally some catastrophe relating to Final Fantasy XIV! :P
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#6 Jul 12 2012 at 2:26 AM Rating: Good
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Transmigration wrote:
UltKnightGrover wrote:


I do like the unique RSE. The current one looks very mundane.


That just gave me a bit of nostalgia. Remember being able to get these around level 40 and how awesome they were if you played a job that wasn't really fit for your race? +CHR on mithra gear and +INT/MP on elvaan for example. I was pumped on that gear.


Yeah, as Elvaan RDM, i used that RSE for a LONG time. :)
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#7 Jul 12 2012 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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Love the idea of the RSE... I just hope the Lala one isn't a re-skin of the Christmas outfit (since FFXI gave us bright red pajamas for Tarus :P)
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#8 Jul 13 2012 at 5:38 AM Rating: Good
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Perrin, ****** Superhero wrote:
This is my favorite part... I know there's really nothing in this letter, but I'm glad he is looking towards more uniqueness

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The sense of uniqueness among the races has been pretty weak in the game up till now, .... I mean, these are your avatars. They are you in-game, and that’s saying something. So we’re going to be taking care of that identity issue in version 2.0.


This was my favorite thing leading up to the 1.0 release. There was tons of teaser info about the split races and I chose my race, based on that, hoping there would be a race specific storyline as well, because the Elezen history of being the proud race that was overtaken by the hyur but continues to hold a grudge and retreated to caves interested me.
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