Monday, June 24, 2013

So many lovely details!

I love to run around and check all the ambience. There are so many small, lovely details in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. Enjoy the following screenshots that I took this weekend during the Closed Beta Phase 3.

Weird creatures in Limsa Lominsa
How cool is this monster? Would be great to mount such a fatty!
Which one looks more dumb? :)
Chocobo-Love <3
Did you know that you can sit on chairs if you jump on them and type /sit?
When it's getting dark...
...lights appear everywhere! (in houses, lamps start to glow, ...)
A chilly campfire
Synchro-dance! Almost purrfect!
Personal Chocobo: He will aid you in fight!
That's a shark. In a barrel. Deal with it!
Waiting for dinner~
Girly pirates
Pooooost! Kupo!
Another pirate gang :)
Too bad that the servers are closed now. Next friday will be another test of Phase 3, can't wait to play a bit more!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Closed Beta Phase 3

I just found out that Square Enix finally removed the NDA (non-disclosure agreement), which means that users are now allowed to post screenshots and information (no videos/sound though) whereever they want to. (Yay!)

So yea, let's start with some basics about Closed Beta Phase 3:
All characters that have been created during Closed Beta phase 1 and 2 got deleted at the start of phase 3. However, they also changed the character creation a bit, added some new haircuts and sliders to the mix. Can't wait to see the final character creation when they release the Open Beta in some weeks. I really enjoy the character design in this game, but a few more sliders for everything can't hurt to make your character look as unique as possible! I also love the option to save the appearance data for your creations.
I already had access to FFXIV: ARR Beta Phase 2 and I have to say, from phase 2 to phase 3 were a lot of (posivite) changes. Even though there isn't much content available yet, you have access to the three starter zones Ul'Dah (for the Gladiator, Pugilist and Thaumaturge classes), Gridania (Lancer, Archer and Conjurer) and Limsa Lominsa (Marauder only for now). After creating your character and choosing the appearance and class, you'll be able to watch a small opening sequence. The three videos are similar to each other but slightly different depending on the place you are starting. While you meet some alcoholic Mogs on your way to Gridania, your ship will be attacked by pirates on your way to Limsa Lominsa. You will also get attacked by some so called guardians if you are starting in Ul'Dah.
The Opening in Limsa Lominsa is by far the best, followed by the drunken Moogle pack in Gridania. Sadly the Ul'Dah sequence is not really... let's call it exciting.

After that your journey is about to start! You'll have to finish some of the starter quests in each city to be able to go outside on the field.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New class & jobs

Square Enix revealed one new playable class - the Arcanist - as well as two new jobs: the Summoner and the Scholar.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Welcome

Welcome to my little Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Fanblog. Here I'm going to post some of my ingame adventures once the games is released, perhaps a couple of guides and tonns of screenshots. Can't wait for the Open Beta, when you are finally allowed to post pictures and talk about everything.

For now I am thinking about which name my character will have. I'm going to make a male char, and usually I always name my males Seijiro. But I'm not so sure about the surname. I'm really not a fan about the naming system - having to pick a surname is really annoying. ~.~

I tried to name him Sei Jiro, but the system doesn't seem to accept the first name "Sei". However, I ended up naming my char Kou Ji and I actually like it.