Dev Tracker 8/25/17

Thread: Near Future Changes for PVP


Thanks for the questions and feedback regarding PvP content, balancing and features in Stormblood. We’ve gathered your thoughts and inquiries and have forwarded them to the dev. team!

While we’re unable to answer all of your questions currently, we do want to let you know that one of the requested features in this thread will be coming soon!

We plan to introduce cross-server custom PvP matches in Patch 4.1. This will allow players to host their own PvP events and tournaments with players on their data center, as well as practice The Feast 4v4 matches with multiple team compositions before jumping into ranked play.

As a side note, we would like to assure you that we are regularly reading the feedback provided. We don’t always have information we can share right away, so we understand that it can feel like your feedback isn’t being properly considered, but we are here reading and sharing it. We understand that it’s important to feel heard, and while we cannot reply to every thread, please rest assured that your thoughts are being communicated to the dev. teams in Japan often!

Please continue to share your feedback and show your support for topics by commenting and liking those that you agree with. We’ll continue to share this feedback with the dev. team and provide responses whenever possible.

Thread: Near Future Changes for PVP


We have few more updates to share regarding the plans for PvP moving forward.

Regarding PvP Actions
Prior to Patch 4.0, it was difficult to make modifications to actions for the sake of PvP balancing, as it would also have an effect on PvE. Now that this has become more flexible with the separation of PvP and PvE actions, we will begin to modify these actions, skills, and spells as necessary, including the possibility of completely replacing actions. However, please keep in mind that due to the development process, it may take some time for feedback to be reflected in-game. In the past, we did not make modifications to actions during a PvP season, largely due to the reasons we just mentioned, but we will be making modifications during PvP seasons in the future.

PvP in Patch 4.1 
In Patch 4.1, a new large-scale PvP mode will be implemented. Stay tuned for details on this! Also, as we mentioned previously, data center-wide custom matches will be implemented.

As always, we thank you for your feedback, and ask you to continue to share it with us so we can make PvP better together!