5.0 PvP: Our Vision

NA FRC finalists and community veterans decided to hold a roundtable discussion on changes they would like to see implemented.

Season 11 will end with Patch 4.5!

Melo's Job Tier List & Interview with Trash Tears

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We crossed the streams tonight, but in the end the community has some new content to look back on. Melo and Suhr created a tier list and Korihu and Hurp had a podcast.

Melo and Suhr Meta Rankings

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Watch the very well spoken interview here and learn a thing or two from two of the best.

Trash Tears Interview

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Watch the interview here.

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SE FRC 2018 Summaries

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The SE community teams have been busy hugging Namazu plushies, getting 4.4 ready for Tuesday, and preparing for Fan Festival. Check out the summaries from each region (they feature gpose captures for each participating team)!

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Road to Paris! by Clem


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Congratulations again, to all who played this weekend!

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4.4 PvP Job Updates

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The 4.4 Preliminary Notes have been posted this morning. Benediction has been replaced by Tetragrammaton, AST got a quality-of-life change to Benefic, and a few potency increases for DRG, BRD, and MCH.

Dragoon

Action Adjustment
Skewer Duration of additional effect reducing target's attack potency and healing magic potency by 10% has been increased from 6 to 10 seconds.
Jump Potency has been increased from 1,000 to 1,250.
Spineshatter Dive Potency has been increased from 500 to 750.

Bard

Action Adjustment
Blunt Arrow Recast time increased from 30 to 40 seconds.

Machinist

Action Adjustment
Flamethrower Potency has been increased from 500 to 1,000.

White Mage

With the removal of https://xivdb.com/action/8902/benediction, White Mages now have https://xivdb.com/action/3570/tetragrammaton.

Action Effect
Tetragrammaton - **Base recast time of 20 seconds**
- Restores target's HP.
- Cure Potency: 3,500
- Additional Effect: Reduces Tetragrammaton recast time by a percentage corresponding to the number of healing Lilies stacked at time of action execution (at which time the Lilies are removed).
  • 1 Lily: 10%
  • 2 Lilies: 25%
  • 3 Lilies: 50%

Look out for White Mage burst! Assize is getting potency added to it.

Action Adjustment
Assize The additional effect "Deals unaspected damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1,000" has been added.

Astrologian

Action Adjustment
Benefic Casting Benefic while under the effect of Abridged will cause Abridged to be applied again.

Here is a link to the full Patch 4.4 Notes (Preliminary).

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FRC2018 Group Play Stats From Brian and Joe

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Brian Ricardo and JoeG have compiled job stats from this weekend's FRC2018 qualifier event.

Healers

AST is the most dominant job by far in the current meta.

Job Winners Overall
AST 12 17
WHM 2 4
SCH 1 3

Tanks

Tanks are very balanced.

Job Winners Overall
WAR 6 10
DRK 5 9
PLD 5 7

Melee

SAM is a strong choice for the melee role in the Light Party meta. Mobility being a big reason.

Job Winners Overall
SAM 7 12
DRG 2 4
NIN 0 3
MNK 2 2

Ranged

BRD is fairly dominany in the LP meta based on the weekend's event.

Job Winners Overall
BRD 6 9
MCH 2 5
BLM 2 5
SMN 1 2
RDM 1 2

Aether

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Chaos

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Elemental

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Gaia

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Mana

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Primal

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Thank you for your continued contributions to the community, Brian and Joe! Be sure to give each of them a follow:

Be sure to check our recap post from the event here.

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FRC Fan Festival Qualifier Results

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This weekend was a busy one for all three FFXIV regions and after the dust settled, Europe and North America have their top four teams. Japan will be holding the remaining decider matches next weekend.

North American Results

Hosted by Ridrina and casted by Frosty and +ONE, the NA event was spectacular. The first Fan Festival of 2018 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada in mid November. Competing in the semifinals at the event will be:

bUrself vs AMP
Synergy SiXX vs Trash Tears

European Results

Clement and Barboron were in charge of the cast in Europe. After each group played, here are the semifinal matches that will take place in Paris:

Hashtag FreeTaru vs Ugandan Warriors
-no1crs- vs FeelsGladMan

Japan Qualifiers

Next weekend the final three teams will be chosen to compete at the Tokyo Fan Festival event in March 2019. The following three teams have qualified this weekend: Arc-Iris, Dark-Knight, and Outrage.

Congratulations to everyone who has made it to the main event and 'ggwp' to those who competed in the FRC. The production was great as well, 'Nice Job' SE.

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FRC This Weekend & New Quick Chat Option

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Ridrina, of the SE Community Team, posted a new blog entry that highlights the FRC2018 event this weekend. She also gave us a preview of some upcoming 4.4 features.

FRC 2018 Semifinal Round

Primal (NA): Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

Aether (NA): Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

Quick Chat: Focus Attack

Since the Feast was first implemented, many strategies have been born by the players! The most popular however, a countdown used to focus attack on a single target to deal burst damage* has been implemented as a quick chat feature.

These quick chat options can be executed by a text command as well, so you could include it as part of your macro as well!

The community's feedback being implemented is great to see.

Be sure to read the full article here.

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Official Schedule for Next Round of the FRC 2018

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SE posted the schedule for the group play segment of The Feast Regional Championship 2018. It all begins on September 7, 2018.

We’ll be streaming all of the semifinal matches on the official FFXIV Twitch account, and our North American broadcasts will feature Frosty and +ONE as special guest commentators!

Dates By Data Center

Friday, September 7, 2018

  • (FRC Japan) 9:00 p.m. (PT) Elemental Data Center

Saturday, September 8, 2018

  • (FRC Japan) 3:00 a.m. (PT) Gaia Data Center
  • (FRC Europe) 10:00 a.m. (PT) Chaos Data Center (Block A)
  • (FRC North America) 4:00 p.m. (PT) Primal Data Center
  • (FRC Japan) 9:00 p.m. (PT) Mana Data Center

Sunday, September 9, 2018

  • (FRC Europe) 10:00 a.m. (PT) Chaos Data Center (Block B)
  • (FRC North America) 4:00 p.m. (PT) Aether Data Center

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • (FRC Japan) 3:00 a.m. (PT) Losers Bracket

Official Links

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Aether League: Season 2 Announced

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This evening, Scyn Sovereign announced that Aether League Season 2 will begin next month!

I am excited to finally announce the start date for Season 2 of the Aether League. Most of you already know, but for those that do not, Aether League is a 6 week light party focused blood fest of fun. Teams duke it out all season long for a playoff spot we like to call the Aether League Finals.

Last season was a huge success and we want to build on that. Our goal this season is to not only create the best light party experience for the teams participating but to also stream it with the best production value as well. We are stepping it up on our end here so the viewers can feel like they are in the game. With exciting yet technical shoutcasters, to on screen team statistics, to intro videos for each team during the Finals. This is a league made by the players for the players.

The 2 weekends leading up to the Aether League will be light party scrim hosted nights. We do this so teams can form, practice, and improve. We encourage all participating teams to make these nights. If we get enough teams playing maybe we will even stream them as well

Aether League Season 2 will officially begin on SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2018

Teams can sign-up by visiting this link: https://pvpaissa.com/forum/channel/sign-up

Light Party "Expedition": Crystal Tower

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We held a round-robin exhibition event Friday night with a few of the teams who will be featured in the NA Semifinals Period and a few teams looking to try their hand at Light Party PvP.

Teams That Participated

  • Purple Cobras
  • bUrself
  • Amp
  • This Isn't 3.X
  • Trash Tears
  • Syn4

Results and Video

bUrself and Purple Cobras both went undefeated (2-0) and shared the top slot for the night. Congratulations!

Amp and This isn't 3.X both went 1-1 and shared the 'third place' spot. Good luck in the semis!

Trash Tears and Syn4 were unable to win a series, but we appreciate them participating in the event. Nice Job!

All in all, the event gave a sneak peek at some of the team's prowess ahead of the The Feast Regional Championship 2018 (NA): Semifinals Period, which takes place September 8-9, 2018.

Thanks to the PvPaissa staff: +ONE, Frosty, Hurp, Scyn, Spooked, and LightwingStrike.

We also want to thank Anethum/Noot for creating an awesome piece of art for Team Purple Cobras~

purplecobras.png From left to right: Esudesu, Lynvara, Nikoza, Autumn, and Air.

burself.png From left to right: Kaze, UwU, Melo, Lion, Shili, and Nyan.

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Preliminary Round Results Announced

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This morning SE announced the top three teams on both Aether and Primal. They also announced the top 6 teams on the Chaos data center.

We’re excited to announce that the results for The Feast Regional Championship 2018 preliminaries are in! The top 10 teams per data center will all be rewarded with an in-game title and the teams that advance into the semifinals will be fighting for even more!

Leaders from each of the qualifying teams will be contacted via the email address registered to their Square Enix Account, so be sure to watch for that email for further details and instruction!

Aether

Semifinals (Aether Data Center)
Scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

  1. Synergy SiXX
  2. This Isnt 3x
  3. Trash Tears

Primal

Semifinals (Primal Data Center)
Scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

  1. bUrself
  2. AMP
  3. Culling 420

Chaos

Semifinals (Chaos Data Centre, Block A)
Scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 17:00 (BST) / 16:00 (GMT)

Semifinals (Chaos Data Centre, Block B)
Scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 17:00 (BST) / 16:00 (GMT)

  1. Wasted Potential
  2. Hashtag FreeTaru
  3. Ugandan Warriors
  4. FeelsGladMan
  5. -no1crs-
  6. S7 Starters

Congratulations and good luck to the teams that advanced. Up next will be the semifinals.

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