Patch 1.21a Notes (03/26/2012)

Patch 1.21a has gone live, ushering in changes to paladin actions, spec revisions to the sale of untradeable items, stackable materia, and a host of other refinements.

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[patch1.21a] Patch 1.21a Notes

Event

  • [dev1345] Players can now redistribute attribute points. To do so, speak with the guild NPC in charge of exchanging guild marks while in possession of a copy of the Keeper’s Hymn. You will be given the option to undo point allotment for your current class in exchange for the item.

Battle

  • [dev1346] Action icons on the action bar will now blink if activation conditions are fulfilled for the following actions:

    Haymaker / War Drum / Phalanx / Fracture / Overpower / Feint / Full Thrust

    * Based on this change, action icons for combo fulfillment now also blink.

  • [dev1352] Changes have been made to the following actions:

    Job Action Change
    Paladin Cover – Recast time reduced from 180 to 60 seconds.
    – Effect duration reduced from 20 to 15 seconds.
    Divine Veil – Recast time reduced from 120 to 60 seconds.
    – Effect duration reduced from 30 to 20 seconds.
    – Blocks all physical attacks from the front.
    – Healing over time effect granted by Cure and Cura now stacks with the white magic spell Regen.
    * Healing efficacy reduced in exchange for longer effect duration.
    Spirits Within – Recast time reduced from 120 to 60 seconds.
    – Revised effect:
    Delivers a high-accuracy melee attack at close range. Increased damage with greater current HP.
    Combo Action: Phalanx
    Combo Bonus: Increased enmity.
  • [dev1353] The following notorious monsters no longer drop dated items.

    Prince of Pestilence / Cactuar Jack / Phaia / Unknown Soldier / Spitfire / Kokoroon Quickfingers / Old Six-arms

Item

  • [dev1347] Materia that feature the same bonus stats are now stackable.

    Ex.)
    Stackable: Heavens’ Fist Materia (Attack Power: +30) and Heavens’ Fist Materia (Attack Power: +30)
    Unstackable: Heavens’ Fist Materia (Attack Power: +30) and Heavens’ Fist Materia (Attack Power: +28)

    * Materia put up for sale at a retainer bazaar prior to patch 1.21a cannot be purchased directly via Item Search. Players must take down the item once and put it up for sale once more.

  • [dev1348] Untradable items can no longer be sold to NPCs. Such items will be grayed out alongside currently equipped gear in the inventory interface.
  • [dev1354] The number of shards required for the following recipes have been changed:

    Item Before After
    Sheepskin Wristbands 3 Earth Shards
    3 Wind Shards
    2 Earth Shards
    1 Wind Shard
    Dodoskin Wristbands 4 Earth Shards
    4 Wind Shards
    3 Earth Shards
    3 Wind Shards
    Leather Wristbands 5 Earth Shards
    5 Wind Shards
    4 Earth Shards
    4 Wind Shards
    Boarskin Wristbands 6 Earth Shards
    6 Wind Shards
    5 Earth Shards
    5 Wind Shards
    Raptorskin Wristbands 1 Earth Shards
    2 Wind Shards
    6 Earth Shards
    6 Wind Shards
    Sheepskin Choker 3 Earth Shards
    2 Wind Shards
    1 Earth Shards
    2 Wind Shards
    Dodoskin Choker 4 Earth Shards
    3 Wind Shards
    3 Earth Shards
    2 Wind Shards
    Leather Choker 5 Earth Shards
    5 Wind Shards
    4 Earth Shards
    3 Wind Shards
    Boarskin Choker 6 Earth Shards
    6 Wind Shards
    5 Earth Shards
    5 Wind Shards
    Raptorskin Choker 6 Earth Shards
    5 Wind Shards
    6 Earth Shards
    6 Wind Shards
  • [dev1355] The merchandise offered by the Ul’dah Merchant Strip NPC W’nhalki (6,6) has been updated as follows:

    Before After
    Dated Copper Earrings Copper Earrings
    Dated Brass Earrings Brass Earrings
    Dated Copper Choker Copper Choker
    Dated Brass Choker Brass Choker
    Dated Copper Ring Copper Ring
    Dated Brass Ring Brass Ring
    Dated Copper Wristlets Copper Wristlets
    Dated Brass Wristlets Brass Wristlets

System

  • [dev1348] The specifications for discarding untradable items have changed. Players are now required to check a box before they are able to click the confirm button.
  • [dev1356] Players will no longer target KO’d enemies when subtargeting is toggled off.
  • [dev1349] After viewing a cutscene via The Unending Journey in a private room, players will now be returned to the cutscene selection interface.
  • [dev1350] The /countdown(count) text command has been added, which can be used to aid in timing screenshots.

    Executing the command initiates a countdown in seconds, starting at the designated value (up to 20 seconds). Countdown length is 5 seconds when no value is specified. Numbers will pop up above your character as the countdown progresses, and the word “Go!” will appear when it falls to zero.
    * Executing the command while another countdown is already in progress restarts the countdown.
    * Countdowns are visible to other players. However, the words and numbers displayed will not appear in screenshots.

    Ex.) /countdown 3
    Initiates a three-second countdown.

  • [dev1351] When using a placeholder to specify a character in chat, it will automatically be handled as an Auto-translation Dictionary term.

Fixed Bugs

  • The following bugs have been fixed:
    • An issue wherein the text command /snowball could be used.
    • An issue wherein recommended level was incorrectly shown when players are asked to deliver beeswax in the local levequest “Exports of Import.”
    • An issue wherein using a flask of blinding potion on an enemy caused its accuracy to increase.
    • An issue wherein the reward message for guildleves and behests did not appear at the correct time.
    • An issue wherein players were able to inflict status ailments upon certain enemies even though they are immune.
    • An issue within the Aurum Vale and Cutter’s Cry wherein obtaining items from a treasure chest did not extend loot possession time.
    • An issue within the Aurum Vale and Cutter’s Cry wherein players could not obtain items from treasure chests when their loot list is full.
    • An issue wherein players could move immediately after performing the lancer action Doom Spike.
    • An issue wherein the casting gauge would disappear if players cast several spells in succession.
    • An issue wherein the recast timer for actions was not functioning as intended.
      * On rare occasions, recast time may still appear to be a few seconds longer than in actuality. This issue will be addressed in the near future.
    • An issue wherein attempting to board Chocobo or Goobbue after canceling the spellcasting may terminate the game client.
    • An issue wherein using /sit emote and canceling the spellcasting at the same time may terminate the game client.
    • An issue wherein under “The Unending Journey,” the title of the cutscenes from certain quests were being incorrect.
    • An issue wherein the game graphics may be displayed improperly by equipping Temple Circlet.
    • An issue wherein while attempting to receive the achievement reward, the name of the achievement may be displayed incorrectly in the log window.
    • An issue wherein certain icons within the achievement were being incorrect.
    • An issue wherein the help message of certain actions were being incorrect.