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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Also, looks like there are a lot of weapons in what appears to be the Garlemald Imperial Palace? Did adventurers/resistance heroes try raiding the palace to kill Zenos? He is seen picking up another katana, which I think might be misleading, as I can't see Zenos throwing away the magic Kami sword that Yotusuyu gifted Zenos for a shoddier katana, so I'm assuming he's just picking up that katana to look at it before dropping it and then picking up his real weapon.
    I mean, he broke his old sword in 5.4, what's so misleading about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post

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    Is that the ghost of Elidibus? I thought his soul was either broken up and went back to the lifestream, or was stuck in the Crystal Tower? Unless its the ghost of some other Ascian? Emet? Or is it a vision of Azem?


    Gaia?

    Unlikely perhaps because optional content, but it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merie View Post
    Gaia?

    Unlikely perhaps because optional content, but it's possible.
    Whoever it is, they seem to have a lot of light. Gaia is the oracle of Darkness and she's also in the First while this scene is set in Mor Dhona.

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    She mentioned the possibility of learning how to port to other worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merie View Post
    She mentioned the possibility of learning how to port to other worlds.
    I'd think you'd need an Ascian soul crystal to learn the darkness teleport ability (does that let you traverse the aetherial rift, though?). Then again, Zenos being able to use that ability with just the Resonant may imply that it's an ability tied to the Echo.

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    I finished my RDM relic today...

    I think I'll work on DRK, next. Then NIN.

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    Oh, are we updating on what we're doing with our characters?

    Well, my Miqo'te (main) is busy leveling Dragoon to lvl 60 so I can go in to Stormblood with a lvl 60 DPS class/job instead of a lvl 66 Red Mage.
    My Au Ra alt is working his way through the Crystal Tower raids so he can finish the Post ARR MSQ since Crystal Tower was made a requirement in 5.3

    Also going through Duties to farm the event currency to get one more mount on my main before the event ends. Though there's still time left before 5.5, there's just so much of the Main Scenario roulette I can take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    I'd think you'd need an Ascian soul crystal to learn the darkness teleport ability (does that let you traverse the aetherial rift, though?). Then again, Zenos being able to use that ability with just the Resonant may imply that it's an ability tied to the Echo.
    Gaia is an Ascian reborn so she could have the ability to do so, just like any other Ascian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merie View Post
    Gaia?

    Unlikely perhaps because optional content, but it's possible.
    My bet is Venat.

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    Ifalna is taking it easy for now.
    First relic will be done today.

    I am occupied with Genshin Impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogalicus View Post
    I mean, he broke his old sword in 5.4, what's so misleading about it?
    He deliberately broke his sword to switch it for a better weapon. I doubt there is an even stronger magic katana chilling in the cupboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    I am occupied with Genshin Impact.
    Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 8 will hopefully keep me busy in the downtime between FFXIV patches...

    I finished my MIN relic today. I kind of want to get the BTN one as well, since the gathering relics should last well into the next expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham View Post
    I finished my MIN relic today. I kind of want to get the BTN one as well, since the gathering relics should last well into the next expansion.
    I only have CUL and ALC left, mats are already there just need to find the time to slap them together.
    Then I have all the Ishgard relics, except for the fishing rod. I seriously doubt I will bother with this one.

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    New patch notes are up.

    Bozja QoL changes:

    • If you sign up for a duel and don't get picked, you're chances of getting into the next duel increases. Stacks. Stacks reset to zero once you get picked for a duel.
    • Bozja is now more friendly to smaller numbers of player, as Skirmishes/FATEs now scale for smaller groups of players. Small groups of players doing a Critical Engagement get Echo stacks. The fewer the number of players, the more echo stacks.
    • Minimum player count required to do the raid Delubrum Reginae has been reduced from 48 players to 24 players. (I presume that the mobs scale like in WoW flex raiding? If not, then there is no reason not to try to take as many people as possible)

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    I really hoped for some Delubrum nerfs. 40mins + per run is so annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    I really hoped for some Delubrum nerfs. 40mins + per run is so annoying.
    It's a lot faster if everybody is using the 'correct' lost actions, especially the ones that increase damage done. Assuming most people aren't messing up mechanics and dying, the fights go down pretty quickly.

    I've only seen that happen once, though. I hope the more useful lost actions are made easier to farm/acquire.

    That aside, it's looking like a solid patch. As always, there's lots of neat quality of life changes which makes me hopeful that they're committed to completely untangling the mess that is the game's base coding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham View Post
    It's a lot faster if everybody is using the 'correct' lost actions
    Which is to say, it's agonizingly slow 9 times out of 10.

    Yeah I think it's time to stop balancing around how puggers will "ideally" behave, and start balancing around how they actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham View Post
    It's a lot faster if everybody is using the 'correct' lost actions, especially the ones that increase damage done.
    Yo ... 80% of the people can't even arsed o pop low effort potions and you expect them to use the actions correctly?

    Don't get me wrong: they are fun to toy with and E-peen meter in ACT but balancing the content around their use was a dumb move.

    Anyhow, looking forward to the patch. Kitty is itching for some action, although Genshin impact has been surprisingly fun.

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    My head hurts. I can't sleep.

    Was going to do this in the morning but I guess I'll go in now

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    It takes months to travel to Garlemald and back on foot. Unless they took Tataru's newly built airship, then at least several weeks - if not months - have passed since 5.4. Perhaps travel on foot is faster and easier due to the collapse of Garlemald empire and there isn't really any military closely guarding the border or any internal police patrols.

    lol Estinien's face at Alisae

    Funny node comedy




    YES PLEASE! I'd like to save an Ascian. I'd think it'd be rather sad if we went through the entire Ascian saga and not one was saved or had a change of heart (no, Gaia doesn't count).




    Is that a new race?




    Damn. I'm split between bringing Alphinaud or Urianger. Alphinaud will almost certainly have the most story relevance. If Arenvald and Fordola are in the dungeon, then I want to hear Alphinaud's dialogue with Arenvald. But on the other hand... I want to see Urianger toss Thancred powder charges like Ryne did in the 5.0 dungeons.

    *sigh* I will never get over how bad the new Shadowbringers mid dungeon boss fight music is.

    Is that just Raubahn's voice actor as the Amalj'aa War Chief? He ain't fooling anyone.

    "Peace with Ul'dah", huh. Yeah... you're feeling euphoric right now... let us know if you still feel that way when things calm down and your trade deals with the Syndicate go sour as they try to exploit you. I'll be waiting. (Seriously, I'm not a fan of how this patch and 5.4 have been most convenitly handwaving away each city state's problems just like that).




    Hm... so is the giant tower in Garlemald - the one that the Imperial Palace being transformed into - is it being used to summon the people of Garlemald's belief in... Garlemald? A Garlemald primal? The incarnation of Solus? That's the only thing I can think of that the Garlean's populations beliefs can be harvested for.

    I don't like the insinuation here that Hydaelyn isn't speaking... because everything is going exactly as she wants it to. Hoping it's just some aetherial jamming or something, or she's still too weak to speak.

    Once again, the fact that Alphinaud and G'raha Tia hardly ever both speak at length in the same scene together goes to show how they are both effectively the same character (young, idealistic intellectual of the group and sidekick to the protagonist) and the writers don't know how to get around that without the audience noticing.

    LOLOL Zenos is pissed at Fandaniel!

    Awww they blueballed us with Zenos' new weapon.


    On to Diamond Weapon next.

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    Well... that is a most strange track name to associate with this questline. What, do Alfonse and Allie reunite and a love theme plays at the end? Seriously. This is bizzare. Unless it's supposed to be an ironic name/morbid joke for the track that plays when Valens is with the kids...

    Why is Valens trying to use Zenos oversoul data? He already concluded at the end of the last patch that Zenos was uncontrollable and thus ill suited to be used for the Oversoul imprint.

    *sigh* Allie... you shot like 30 different lasers... and not ONE OF THEM HIT HIM!

    Oh wow... is Valens dead before we even get to Werlyt? We don't even get to meet him? So who was Gaius fighting right outside of Terncliff in the trailer? Did the Overmind device imprint Zenos' cunning and tactical mind and ambition onto Allie, and now Allie is a warlord who has taken over the VIIth Legion and is trying to conquer Terncliff?

    ... That was it? Just a one phase fight? No second phase? Awww. Disappointing.

    Wait, how did Valens survive?

    Damn, Alfonse got stuffed into the robot, just like Shinji's mom was stuffed into the EVA? Ouch.

    So Alfonse asked his dad to help him commit suicide? I mean... I don't know. I mean, in some fiction, being turned into an AI or a robot isn't too bad (ie Gundam 00), but I guess this seems to be more like a Nina Tucker situation where he's living a fate worse than death.

    So... wait, we never even got to go to Werlyt? What?

    No Livia! You don't deserve to be in the happy ending montage!




    Uh... can we NOT pray to the fanboy gundam statue/bust you just made as if it was some kind of kami shrine or an idol?

    Well, now that Cid has captured a fully functional Diamond Weapon, what is he going to do with it? Gaius is going off be governor/American Shogun of the offscreen Werylt, and Allie is going with him. So neither of them is going to be piloting Diamond Weapon in future storylines. Hm...
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    [QUOTE=Val the Moofia Boss;53127532]
    Hm... so is the giant tower in Garlemald - the one that the Imperial Palace being transformed into - is it being used to summon the people of Garlemald's belief in... Garlemald? A Garlemald primal? The incarnation of Solus? That's the only thing I can think of that the Garlean's populations beliefs can be harvested for.[/QUOTE]


    You can hear his voice during the Endwalker cinematic. Coincidence? A curious choice to have him narrate if so.

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