Patch 1.23a Notes

Patch 1.23aPatch 1.23a is now live! Face off against a vastly souped-up Nael van Darnus in the most grueling battle to date, undertake new sidequests featuring a certain investigative duo, and more!

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[patch 1.23a] Patch 1.23a Notes

Event

 

  • [dev1001][dev1002] The following sidequests have been added:

    Quest Name Quest NPC NPC Location
    Living on a Prayer Louisoix Gridania (6,2)
    Monster of Maw Most Massive Dural Tharal Ul’dah Merchant Strip (6,3)
    The Raven, Nevermore Serpent Private Dauremant Gridania Landing (6,6)
    Mysteries of the Red Moon Kopuru Fupuru Ul’dah Merchant Strip (6,5)
    Prophecy Inspection Any of the following:
    The Hourglass (Ul’dah)
    The Roost (Gridania)
    The Mizzenmast Inn (Limsa Lominsa)

    * The sidequest “Living on a Prayer” will become available upon completing the quest “To Kill a Raven.”

    * The sidequest “The Raven, Nevermore” will be triggered upon completion of “Living on a Prayer. “

    * Please note the following conditions for triggering the sidequests “Mysteries of the Red Moon” and “Prophecy Inspection”:

    • “Mysteries of the Red Moon” will be triggered upon completion of the sidequest “Private Eyes.”
    • “Prophecy Inspection” will be triggered by players in possession of the item “unsealed memorandum.” Once the item has been obtained, players will need to log out from an inn room, and log back in after a certain amount of time has passed.
      * The item “unsealed memorandum” is needed for the sidequest “Prophecy Inspection.” Players who accidentally dispose of the memorandum may obtain another by speaking to one of the innkeeps.

    Players can enter their inn rooms by speaking with one of the following innkeeper NPCs.

    Inn Innkeep Location
    The Hourglass Kopuru Fupuru Ul’dah Merchant Strip (6,5)
    The Roost V’korolon Gridania (6,6)
    The Mizzenmast Inn Mytesyn Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (7,5)
  • [dev1475] New battles against Nael van Darnus entitled “Rivenroad” and “Rivenroad (Hard) ” have been added.
    These battles become available after completing the quest “Living on a Prayer.”

     

    *This battle content presents some contradictions when played alongside the main story, as events following the battles are the same as those experienced during the quest “To Kill a Raven.” Please note that these battles do not have to be completed to advance the story. “Rivenroad (Hard)” is currently the most punishing battle available in FINAL FANTASY XIV, and we intend for players to enjoy this as a special challenge after completing the main story.

    Rivenroad (Hard)
    Class & Level Requirements Disciples of War or Magic level 45 and above
    Party Size Requirements 8 members
    Party Member Requirements All party members must be Disciples of War or Magic level 45 or above
    Time Limit 30 minutes
    Cooldown Before Reentry (following a victory) 15 minutes
    Cooldown Before Reentry (following a defeat) 5 minutes
    Quest Names The Raven, Nevermore
    Quest Requirements Completed the sidequest “Living on a Prayer.”

    * “The Raven, Nevermore” is a repeatable quest. Please note, however, that the quest reward can only be obtained the first time round.
    * Completing the sidequest “Living on a Prayer” unlocks both “Rivenroad” and “Rivenroad (Hard)” repeatable battles. Please note, however, that no further reward will be issued for completing the former.

  • [dev1476] Atomos will appear in the following areas:
    • Brittlebark, Mor Dhona
    • Revenant’s Toll, Mor Dhona
    • Ever Lakes, Coerthas Central Lowlands
    • Glory, Coerthas Central Lowlands
    • Bluefog, Northern Thanalan
  • [dev1477] The location and/or dialogue of certain NPCs have been adjusted.
  • [dev1478] Coinciding with the end of goobbue mount distribution, the wandering minstrel will no longer be found in Eastern La Noscea (36,25).

Battle

  • [dev1479] New monsters have been added.
  • [dev1480] Enemy placement in the following areas has been adjusted:
    • Dragonhead, Coerthas Central Highlands
    • Iron Lake, Upper La Noscea

Item

  • [dev1481] New items have been added.

    Item Type Description
    Over-aspected Crystal Panacea A crystalline manifestation of aetheric energy exhibiting an extreme elemental charge. When released, the energy will enhance the physical and mental capabilities of those in contact with the item.
    Lunar Curtain Panacea Unaspected crystals ground into a fine powder that when cast in the air, form a magical barrier by means of absorbing free-roaming aetherial particles and concentrating them in a single point.
    Dalamud Horn Crown Required Level: 50/Suits: All Classes
    White Ravens Earrings Required Level: 50/Suits: All Classes
    Manderville Earrings Earrings Required Level: 20/Suits: All Classes
    Byregot’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Rhalgr’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Llymlaen’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Azeyma’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Althyk’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Menphina’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Nophica’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Nald’thal’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Nymeia’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Oschon’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Thaliak’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Halone’s Ring Ring Optimal Level: 1/Suits: All Classes
    Unsealed Memorandum Miscellany Upon this rolled slip of parchment is scrawled the seventh verse of Mezaya Thousand Eyes’s Divine Chronicles.
    Deaspected Cluster Crystal This translucent crystal cluster seems to have been completely drained of its elemental aspect.
  • [dev1482] New recipes have been added.
    • Alchemist

      Item Material Crystal
      Lunar Curtain Deaspected Cluster Water Crystal x1
      Lightning Crystal x1
      Lunar Curtain(x4) Deaspected Cluster
      Deaspected Cluster
      Deaspected Cluster
      Deaspected Cluster
      Water Crystal x4
      Lightning Crystal x4

System

  • [dev1483] New weather conditions have been added.

Fixed Bugs

  • The following issues have been resolved:
    • An issue wherein Nael van Darnus would use “Fierce Ravensbeak” outside of predetermined conditions.
    • An issue wherein the instanced battle in the quest “How to Quit You” would end abruptly after commencement.
    • An issue within Thornmarch wherein defeating an enemy with a weaponskill that afflicts Stun would cause that enemy to remain.
    • An issue with the faction leve “Wanted: The Maskmaker” wherein wolves would spawn even when the battle against V’dhoramo had not been triggered.
    • An issue wherein the combo effect would fail to trigger if the first blow of a multistrike weaponskill misses the target.
    • An issue wherein players with Walking Mode switched to “Walk” would still be detected by sound-sensitive enemies.
    • An issue with Skirmish wherein players who leave the party could not be invited to join again.
    • An issue with the Recruit feature wherein, under certain conditions, recruitment would not end automatically even if party numbers had been filled.
    • An issue wherein Dalamud was not displaying properly in certain areas.
    • An issue wherein players could not move forward in certain areas.
    • An issue wherein certain NPC messages were incorrect.
    • An issue wherein certain vendor NPC dialog was incorrect.
    • An issue wherein certain system messages were incorrect.
    • An issue wherein screenshots could be taken at the title screen, the character selections screen, and so forth.

Known Issues

  • An issue with the quest “Prophecy Inspection” wherein the quest item “Bomb Bane” does not appear in the journal.