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.


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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!


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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!


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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…


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!)


To attending live shows streamed from the recording booth…


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


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!)


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


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


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


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.


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…