11 Nov 2009

Pet Food Alpha 178: Mockingbird

Version Update, Shantoto, Mockingbirds, and more! Zimmy, Snowshadow (ninja) The Version Update Is Here! Technical difficulty with forums (Sorry about that) PFA Nominated for 2009 People’s Choice Podcast Awards Youmacon audio is being looked at to see if it can be released. How would you like to submit a Shantotto Ascension review to PFA? https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode178.mp3Podcast:
11 Nov 2009

Campaign Code for Secret Item

Ever since the images hit 2ch that there will be a campaign code in the upcoming Japanese release of FFXIII for FFXIV, people have been debating what it could be for.  Today, we have more official information straight from Square Enix. In a FAQ on Square Enix’s Support Center site for FFXIII, it now says:
9 Nov 2009

Premiere Tracks Announced for Distant Worlds Chicago

The latest release of the Distant Worlds newsletter reveals some of the tracks premiering at the Chicago Distant Worlds Concert being held December 12th. Included in the batch of tracks is further evidence of the Eorzea and Earth premiere of scores from Final Fantasy XIV that will be played during the concert. Check out the
6 Nov 2009

Rumor: Campaign Codes for FFXIV? (oh yeah and some Chocobo images)

  Update: The french Final Fantasy information site, Final Fantasy World, has posted a number of scans from the article about FFXIII that will appear in an issue of Shonen Jump.  You can verify the source in one of those pictures unlike some of the other images that first started floating around various Japanese forums
5 Nov 2009

Eorzeapedia Polls Are Now Open

With U.S. election day behind us, we have decided to open our polls and see what the community thinks about all things FFXIV-related.  So we will begin with the question of what race/gender you are planning on choosing.   For those that didn’t listen to Aetheryte Radio Episode 4: Lifestyle, there was a report about
4 Nov 2009

Pet Food Alpha 177: Chocopogo

Pumpkin Carving, Update News, Logo Curse and more! Introducing the Add-on Trilogy Bonus Gift! New Shantotto Trailer and Augments Revealed! Part One of November Update Reveals Hints at New Armor System Youmacon 2009 Gallery Added! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode177.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:22:09 — 94.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | RSS | More
2 Nov 2009

FFXIV Pieces Premiering at Distant Worlds Chicago

Ever since we heard that Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu would be performing at the December 12 Distant Worlds concert, we knew that it would be special. Later it was announced that many new songs would be appearing in this concert, including Advent: One Wing Angel as well as many other exciting songs. We
29 Oct 2009

FFXIV in France and China(?)

The hours are ticking down until doors open at the Micromania game show in France.  Square Enix has opened an additional site about the event on their European homepage.  It includes a message saying that people will be able to register for information regarding beta testing for FFXIV.  This is similar to what they offered
26 Oct 2009

Pet Food Alpha 176: Steak Has A New Mic

Summoner additions. Avatar ranting. Salvage and more! Job Adjustments and Additions: Part II Youmacon Panel sure to have some “small” surprises! Have you had any FFXI related dreams? Let us know! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode176.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:12 — 46.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | RSS | More
21 Oct 2009

Pet Food Alpha 175: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Pumpkins, Extra Life, Yaks and more! Segan, Snowshadow Produce your own wedding! Presenting the new wedding support service! Job Adjustments and Additions: Part I (RNG) Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Announced Windows® 7 Compatibility Report It may still be possible to donate to extra life Staff augment link (You be the judge) https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode175.mp3Podcast: Play in
20 Oct 2009

FFXIV at Micromania in France

Micromania Game Show 2009 will be held in Paris, France from October 30th to November 2nd.  A large number of game publishers plan to be in attendance at the event. Recently, they released the titles Square Enix will be showing at their booth.  Fans of the Final Fantasy series will be happy to see Final
15 Oct 2009

Aetheryte Radio 4: Lifestyle

On this episode of Aetheryte Radio we cover some post Tokyo Game Show interviews as well as jump into the latest update of the official Final Fantasy XIV website! We’re also excited to announce that we now have original music provided to us by DJPlaeskool! Corinth joins us this week and discusses the large number
14 Oct 2009

Pet Food Alpha 174: Drunken Mogwai

Seyomeyo. Art Contest. Wyrms and more! This weeks guest: Seyomeyo, Carbuncle Nimbalo from Alexander, Lordreno from Valefor, Giacomo from Valefor, Darkstar from Cerberus Wings of the Goddess Nation Quests! Announcing the Shantotto Fan Art Contest! Harvest Festival 2009: Tales from the Cryptaru Windows 2000 Support Coming to an End! Final Fantasy XI Newsletter Issue #34
11 Oct 2009

Eorzeapedia 2.0 is now live!

For those following along in the forums and on IRC, we’ve been hard at work preparing a major overhaul of the site.  The back-end has been completely recoded from scratch.  We have a new look, complete with a new logo, new icons, and what should be a much more integrated site design and interface.  We’re
10 Oct 2009

This Week in the Magazines (and more!)

Going between two languages, it is easy for things to get lost in translation. Not only that, but for Final Fantasy XIV, the sites for each region are also presented in entirely different ways. That means sometimes there can be pictures or text in one that doesn't show up in the either. At the moment, we have extensive text on the NA site about some of the beast families like Aldgoats and Antelopes. However, the Japanese site does not contain any additional text, just the pictures that were released to the Japanese media as well. For those in Japan, they have to get their information from the magazines released this weekend or one of the several gaming news websites like GAME Watch or 4gamer. Let's check out what was in the magazines that isn't on the NA site as well as what things may have been lost along the way.
9 Oct 2009

Analysis of (and some speculation from) the Official Website Update

Now that we have all digested the new information released by Square Enix on Wednesday, it is about time we took a look at exactly what information was released – both explicitly and implicitly.  While some implications are obviously, some might be better labeled as speculation.  Remember, while SE loves lore, they are very strict
7 Oct 2009

First Glimpse of Surnames?

The official NA website was updated today with new information.  There are also new screenshots as well.  Most of them are from the trailer we saw at Tokyo Game Show.  However, the first image of a Blacksmith and Lancer is very curious. There is a space in the middle of Azagba X’s name.  Is this
7 Oct 2009

Official NA Website Updated!

Once again, we see very positive movement by Square Enix to keep players updated around the world at the same time.  Today, as many of you already know, Weekly Famitsu magazine in Japan will be releasing an article talking about classes, tools crafters use, and new monsters.  They have also updated the official Final Fantasy
6 Oct 2009

Pet Food Alpha 173: Coffee Talk

Pumpkins, Whales, Coffee Talk, and more! Sevokevo, Einwol The 2009 Pumpkin Carving Contest is Here! Developer Blog Pumpkin Carving 2009 SE financial report states 500,000 FFXI accounts. The Extra Life event is coming soon! PFA will be running a podcasting pannel at Youmacon! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode173.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:00 — 58.4MB) |
6 Oct 2009

Aetheryte Radio 3: Tokyo Game Show 2009

On episode 3 of Aetheryte Radio we cover info released after Gamescom 2009 as well as the small amount of information released at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. More information about the Guildleve system is out, as well as new disciplines in the Armoury System! We get a look at some new monsters that adventurers