FFXIV Dev Blog: Here’s to the Night

Hello all!
Fernehalwes here.

Now that we’ve finished tidying up after Yoshi-P’s little smash session with the Hammer of the Gods, I can finally bring you some screenshots from the new and improved Beta version.

As many of you may recall from the Alpha version walkthroughs released last month, we had yet to introduce the passing of time, so all the footage you saw took place in the day.

Our programmers, however, have been busy working behind the scenes, readying the realm for nightfall…and here’s an exclusive first look!

The Knot in Old Gridania:

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The moon in her different phases:

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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!
Fernehalwes


  • Nii

    The twelve curse them if they do have the moon phase and direction effect synthesis like in XI… it is so annoying to have secret RNG crap like that…

  • Nii

    Oh… forgot to mention Gridania at night looks simply gorgeous, can’t wait to try out Beta! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawnmichaelstenberg Shawn Pwnagraphic Stenberg

    “Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!
    Fernehalwes”

    I laughed so hard..

  • http://Calamitydrive.guildwork.com Atharia Lochagos

    This game is going to be eye candy all over again.

    Side note: If anyone is looking for an Event LS for BETA and 2.0 release feel free to apply to Calamitydrive.guildwork.com (under the Beta Recruitment tab).

    Closeknit group even during the downtime.

  • http://twitter.com/Daynemog Daynemog the 1st (@Daynemog)

    Oh my god… this looks so awesome. I hope they have some tougher monsters that only come out at night as well. That would add a level of immersion and suspense. Looking forward to beta even more now.