FFXIV Dev Blogs: E3 Day 2 & 3

FFXIV Developer's Blog
Additional developer blogs were posted during days two and three of E3. Here they are in case you missed them:

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Greetings all!

Fernehalwes here.

It’s the last day of E3, and that means…a new developer walkthrough!

This time, we have a rundown of the FATE (Full Active Time Event) system.

Phases 1 and 2 of the beta test only gave a sample of what the system has in store for players, as phase 3 will be introducing a LOT more. And when I mean a LOT, I mean A LOT. How much, exactly, does A LOT entail, you ask? Try over 100 new FATEs! And remember, we’re still in beta!

With the sheer number of main scenario, class, job, and side quests; battlecraft, fieldcraft, and tradecraft guildleves; guildhests, instanced dungeons, AND the hundreds of random FATEs, I think it’s safe to say there will be more than enough to keep everyone busy for quite a long time.

Fernehalwes

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Greetings everyone!

Fernehalwes back for day two of E3, and we’ve started the day by releasing a new commentary video covering the brand-spanking new PlayStation 3 user interface!

Yoshi-P and Foxclon filmed this last week in the wee hours of morning while right smack-dab in the middle of putting the final touches on the phase 3 beta test build…which is why both of them look like they could use a looooooong vacation in someplace sunny…like LA!

Fernehalwes

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Hello all!

Fernehalwes here!

We just finished the first-ever English Producer Letter Live, and Yoshi-P was not only kind enough to answer a gobbiebag full of questions from the community, but he revealed new details AND in-game footage of the arcanist class and OMGBOTHSUMMONERANDSCHOLAR!

For those of you who missed it, here’s the link!

August can’t come soon enough!

Fernehalwes

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Hello all!

Fernehalwes here, alive and well after a crazy week here in the city of angels.

Yes, E3 has finally come to a close…

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But that’s no reason to be /sad… It was an unforgettable show!

From working during the 30 minute car ride from the hotel to the convention center… (because that was the only free time we had!)

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To attending live shows streamed from the recording booth…

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To hundreds of pics with hundreds of awesome fans… (remember, this is a trade show)

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To clashing with a flash mob looking for free FINAL FANTASY tote bags straight from the hands of the P… (remember, this is a TRADE show!)

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To having to sign all those tote bags… (REMEMBER, THIS IS A WHAGRBGRGHRGRAAH!!)

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To countless interviews with media from North America, Europe, Oceania, Japan…and HEAVEN…

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To Yoshida-san commentating on the Ifrit Battle Challenge while being flanked by a pair of frightening Americans…

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To Yoshida-san having to take over for a no-show at the Ifrit Battle challenge…and succeeding in steering his team to a thrilling victory, eternal glory, and a snazzy Meteor Survivor polo shirt.

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Yes, it was awesome, and now it’s finally time for some well-deserved res─ Hm? Phase 3 of the beta test starts at 2:00 a.m.? Well, then. Let me grab that ultra-caffeinated energy drink from my hotel room’s miniba─ Hm? That ultra-caffeinated energy drink is $20 a can? Well, then. Let’s see if hotel tap water will do the tric─

Fernehalwes suffers the effect of poison.

Fernehalwes falls to the ground…

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