October was an eventful month for the FFXIV commmunity. Here is a quick rundown of what had happened:
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On reddit the user Maygii posted the Shinryu Bingo, that quickly got popular among the community. Go ahead and try it out in your pug group:
At the beginning of the month a new hashtag popped up among the FFXIV twitter community. With #FFXIV_selfie people were posting pictures of their characters next to their rl pics. The tag became so popular that even FFXIV celebrities like the developer Yasumi Matsuno and lead singer of the band GLAY Teru, who made the opening song for Father of Light TV-show, also took part in it:
Check it out on twitter!
Following the “Great Shirogane Slaughter of 2017” our favorite producer Yoshi-P made a post on the forums addressing the issue:
“In Regard to Housing in Patch 4.1
Hello, everyone. This is FFXIV Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida.
Patch 4.1 saw the introduction of the residential area, Shirogane, and though we are pleased to see so many players enjoying this area, we also received a great deal of feedback regarding this newest addition to housing.
While a great number of you were interested in either purchasing or relocating to a plot in Shirogane, we failed to prepare sufficient plots for players, and for that I deeply apologize.
This problem was only made worse by the increased stress on the servers from players rushing to log in after the end of maintenance. As a result, the system implemented to prevent players from abusing the relocation feature failed to function properly, preventing some players from relocating altogether. Although this issue will be addressed in today’s hotfix, we understand this does not address the underlying issue. In light of the feedback we have received, we will be working to bolster our servers in preparation for additional wards in the Lavender Beds, the Goblet, Mist, and Shirogane by patch 4.2.
We’ve also received considerable feedback as to how they should be added, and we will be making an announcement outlining the number of new wards and how they will be sold after reviewing said feedback. To prevent speculation, we will refrain from releasing information until absolutely necessary. We ask for your patience and understanding until we can provide you with these details.
I hope we can count on your continued support, and that you all will continue to enjoy the various new content added in patch 4.1.”
Square also retrospectively apologized for the bumpy launch of the Stormblood expansion and specifically for the error that went into community history as “Raubahn Savage” in form of a small ingame reference:
We appreciate the effort <3
With several months passed after the release of Stormblood we’ve been wondering who is your favorite character from the expansion. Almost 400 people voted on our facebook page making Hien the undisputable top husbando material, followed by Gozetsu and Lyse on places 2 and 3 respectively.
And last, but not least: check out this awesome parody of “Prince of Bel Air” called “Prince of Uznair” made by the player Tyrm Langrbrandr of Shiva.
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the Prince of the Canals of Uznair
In the forests of Othard born and raised
In Doma was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
And shootin some blitz-ball outside of the school
When an Imperial legion, Who were up to no good
Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little revolt, but it failed hard
so I moved the hell away to a place called Ishgard.
I fought for the City-State day after day
But the locals kept trying to send me away
I walked to the airship, and got me my ticket.
I put my linkpearl in and said, ‘I might as well kick it’
First class, by Rhalgr it’s bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass
Is this what the people of the Shroud Living like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.
But wait, I hear they’re prissy, bourgeois and all that
Is this the type of place that they should send this cool cat?
I don’t think so I’ll see when I get there
As our airship began to descend from the air
Well, the ship landed and when I came out
Picked up an axe and headed off into the Black Shroud
I ain’t trying to get killed yet,I just got here!
Decided botanists can’t have much stuff to fear
I started cutting trees near the maws of Toto-Rak
When out of a log I’d cut, tumbled a wierd ol’ map
It led me to a chest with a glowing gate
so I jumped right in, had curiosity to sate
I fell into a room with a fortune of gold
It took a few seconds for the sight to take hold
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Uznair