NA FRC finalists and community veterans decided to hold a roundtable discussion on changes they would like to see implemented.
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.
Watch the very well spoken interview here and learn a thing or two from two of the best.
Watch the interview here.
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)!
FRCセミファイナル敗者復活戦開幕！ by Moriguchi
Road to Paris! by Clem
And Then There Were Four by Ridrina
Congratulations again, to all who played this weekend!
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 Benediction has been replaced by Tetragrammaton, AST got a quality-of-life change to Benefic, and a few potency increases for DRG, BRD, and MCH.
|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.|
|Blunt Arrow||Recast time increased from 30 to 40 seconds.|
|Flamethrower||Potency has been increased from 500 to 1,000.|
- **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).
Look out for White Mage burst! Assize is getting potency added to it.
|Assize||The additional effect "Deals unaspected damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 1,000" has been added.|
|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).
Brian Ricardo and JoeG have compiled job stats from this weekend's FRC2018 qualifier event.
AST is the most dominant job by far in the current meta.
Tanks are very balanced.
SAM is a strong choice for the melee role in the Light Party meta. Mobility being a big reason.
BRD is fairly dominany in the LP meta based on the weekend's event.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Primal (NA): Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)
Aether (NA): Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT)
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.
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!
Friday, September 7, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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
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.
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~
From left to right: Esudesu, Lynvara, Nikoza, Autumn, and Air.
From left to right: Kaze, UwU, Melo, Lion, Shili, and Nyan.
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!
Semifinals (Aether Data Center)
Scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Semifinals (Primal Data Center)
Scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PDT) / 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
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)
Congratulations and good luck to the teams that advanced. Up next will be the semifinals.
2017 League Champions