Im hardly making a stretch in my distaste of it. To me it cheapens what XIV would be. As for Arjun, that's the storyline. But how do you justify throwing heroes from different games that have historically never been linked into XIV? It just stinks of a cheap cash grab to me. Lolgaxe, Im cool with that stuff I dont think Im too out of line in my opinion.
I think it's premature to jump the gun on figuring out how the lore works in this.
I'm not sure if you were part of 1.0, or played FFXI previously, but Atomos made an appearance in 1.xx's closing days. The concept of reality and lore staying isolated after an event of that caliber happening is kinda out the window, as it was for FFXI.
Lighthing also lost herself from the normal dimensions of her world. Like Gilgamesh, like Cloud of Darkness, Like Exdeath, she can be canonized anywhere as a wanderer of the Void. She can show up anywhere
in any game so long as it falls in her personal canon somewhere between when she was pulled from the final cutscene of FFXIII, and when she shows up on the shores of Valhalla in FFXIII-2. (Judging from her outfit, that's the likely time span she's in during her stay in Eorzea.) She can even show up after that time in the personal timeline if Lightning Returns has her entering the void again.
So actually, out of all main protagonists, Lighthing has the most
justification for showing up in Eorzea. I feel as if it will be harder for them to justify other primary characters but her.
Anyways, I'm in a wait-and-see approach as far as the lore. But there is defiantly groundwork for it happening well within pre-established bounds. Edited, Jul 26th 2013 2:39pm by Hyrist