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Suit up Alithians, The Bozjan Southern front is here, and Alith will do our part in the battle!  Patch 5.35 is here, and with it the latest in large scale PvE content, call it the latest "Eureka" if you will.  Join in the battle with 72 players, in assisting the Bozjan Resistance in their mission to rout the IVth Imperial Legion.  And before you ask, of course we'll be introducing regular Alith raid events so we can all enjoy this new group content together!  In addition to The Bozjan Southern Front, Patch 5.35 also introduced the long awaited additional housing wards & plots, enabling many more players to finally snatch a home for themselves, we wish you all the best of luck getting yours!  This patch also introduces the next upgrade phase of both Resistance Weapons AND Skyesteel Tools, so let the grind begin hehe.

To read all the details about this latest patch and read up on exactly how the Bozjan Southern Front works, head over to the Official Patch 5.3 Special Site and Official Patch 5.35 Notes page.

Patch 5.35 Main Content:
  • The Bozjan Southern Front
  • Resistance Weapon Upgrades
  • Skysteel Tool Upgrades
  • Additional Housing - 3 Wards and Subdivisions in All Areas

The Bozjan Southern Front - very quick intro:

Focus only on story quests OR take on extra challenges - the decision is yours!

  • Battle Objectives:
    • Do battle with the IVth Imperial Legion to raise your "Mettle"
    • With sufficient "Mettle", raise your Resistance Rank to help the front line push foward
    • Storm Castrum Lacus Litore!
  • Raise your "Mettle" through 2 methods:
    • Skirmishes (basically FATES, you can run around the map and join in on these)
    • Critical Engagements  (Big raid-like events, with limited participants)
      • Battle initiates after meeting special conditions
      • Only a limited number of players can participate (ranges from 24-48 player)
      • Awards greater Mettle & Rewards than Skirmishes

Visit the official patch notes page for a much more detailed explanation!

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During the recent Live Letter from the Producer, we were treated to an early peak at what's to come in the next major content patch 5.4 "Futures Rewritten.  With the Shadowbringers story brought to its conclusion in 5.3, we're all very intrigued to see where the story goes next, and this major patch is the start of that new chapter.  The events that take place in patch 5.4, will be the beginning of the story arc that will lead up to the next major expansion - very exciting!  Not only will 5.4 bring new story content, but we actually got a fairly chunky preview of some of the other content making its way to us.  We won't have too long to wait either, as FF14 producer Yoshi-P also confirmed that we can expect to see 5.4 Futures Rewritten in "early December"

No doubt we'll get more details over upcoming weeks and we'll share them with you as soon as we hear them, but in the meantime, here's a summary of all the main features that were revealed, along with some very early screenshots & concept art for us to drool & speculate over!

Patch 5.4 Futures Rewritten (content confirmed so far..)
  • New Main Story Quests
  • New Dungeon:  "Matoya's Relict"
  • New Trial:  Emerald Weapon (Normal & extreme modes)
  • Chronicles of a New Era Quests:  "The Sorror of Werlyt"
  • New Raid:  Eden's Promise (Normal & savage modes)
  • New "Unreal" Trial
  • Blue Mage Updates (Level cap raised to 70, new spells & new gear)
  • New Large Scale Multiplayer PvE Content "Delubrum Reginae" - 24 & 48 player
  • Resistance Weapon Upgrades
  • Crafting & Gathering Changes
  • Skysteel Tools Upgrades
  • New Treasure Maps & Dungeon
  • Ocean Fishing:  New routes & objectives
  • Triple Triad Updates:  New rules & tournaments
  • Doman Mahjong Updates
  • Final Ishgard Restoration Phase
  • "Explorer Mode" - Explore dungeons freely without mobs, with mounts etc
  • Job Adjustments
  • Other Changes (Quality of Life)
    • New instruments
    • "Quick Materia Melding" feature
    • Ability to link quests in chat

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The "Mogstation Store" has had a completely new make-over!  Now simply called "Final Fantasy XIV Online Store", what do you all think of the new look & feel?  Our personal experience is that the new store is much more user-friendly, easy to navigate, clearer, easier to find things and much more obvious to newcomers to the game.  We particularly love the new categories & filters, as well as the fact you can browse the store without needing to log in anymore!  It's also much more compatible with mobile phones, which Officer Syl is gonna love hehe!  Head over to visit the new store by clicking this link, and why not share your thoughts & experiences with the new design & functionality in our Discord!

Here's a summary of the key changes to the store:

  • You can now view the item pages without logging in to your Square Enix account first
  • Categories have been reorganised to make it easier to find what you are looking for
  • Filters have been added to help you browse
  • When viewing on a smartphone, the layout is optimised for easier navigation

Preview of new store - click image to go straight to the actual FFXIV Online Store:

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Happy shopping everyone, but remember, shop responsibly!

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The latest gigantic content update, Patch 5.3 - Reflections in Crystal, has finally arrived and is live!  The Final Patch 5.3 notes are now live, which covers a detailed summary of all the new content that's arrived with the latest patch, as well as the awesome patch trailer video (above)!  In addition to all the detailed patch notes page, the Official Patch 5.3 Special Site is also live, where you can keep up to date on all the latest regarding the patch and upcoming additions to 5.3 in the future. 

You can be sure that we will continue to keep our own guild site updated with the latest news post 5.3, so keep your eyes peeled to our site.  What are your impressions of the latest patch and what is your favourite new content?  Why not share your experiences with your fellow Alithians over at our Discord server which is always buzzing with Alith chatter!  This patch is certainly a beefy one, so here is a handy summary of ALL the key features which arrived with patch 5.3:

 
Patch 5.3 Reflections in Crystal Summary (11th August 2020):
  • New Main Story Quests:  The conclusion to the Shadowbringers story!
  • New Dungeon:  "The Heroes Gauntlet"
  • New Trial (Normal + Extreme):  Title not confirmed yet, final battle of Shadowbringers story
  • New Alliance Raid:  YoRHa - Dark Apocalypse: "The Puppet's Bunker"
  • Chronicles of a New Era Quests:  "The Sorror of Werlyt"
  • New Beast Tribe + Quests:  The Dwarves (crafting)
  • A Realm Reborn MSQ Revamp (content streamlined)
    • Roughly 13% of quests removed
    • "Run-around" steps taken out of quests so they are quicker
    • Increased XP & Rewards
    • Flying Mounts enabled in all ARR zones!
  • New "Unreal" Trials
    • 1 ARR primal (unreal mode) introduced at each patch, for a limited time (starting with Shiva)
    • Primal will be scaled up to level 80
    • Completing the unreal primal, enables you to play a new mini-game called "Faux Hollows" (once per week)
  • Crafting Changes:
    • Trial Synthesis - practice crafting any recipe without materials
    • Search for recipes using ingredients (reverse lookup)
    • New Custom Delivery Client
    • All collectable items are now separate from normal craftables
  • Other Changes (Quality of Life)
    • Exiting parties can now join other groups in party finder
    • "No Doubles" option introduced to party finder
    • Token Vendors added to all major cities (that will offer all exchangeable items)
    • New Fashion Accessories Menu - including parasols
    • New Game + New Chapters
    • World Visit system while in Cross-World Parties
    • New option to join party while in party (party merge)
    • Gpose Updates (incl. sticker mode)
    • New Mounts, Minions, Outfits, Emotes, Housing Items
    • Free Trial Expansion (lvl 60 cap, play up to Heavensward, Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist & Au Ra race now playable)
  • Various PvE and PvP Job Adjustments

Coming a bit later with Patch 5.31:

  • Ishgardian Restoration - 3rd phase
    • New gathering items added to Diadem
    • Skybuilder Rankings will re-open
    • Top ranked crafters & gatherers will receive achievements and titles
    • New skybuilder scrips rewards (including mounts & minions)
    • New sidequests & story

Coming later with Patch 5.35:

  • Resistance Weapon Quests & Upgrades:  Including "The Bozjan Southern Front" questing zone
  • Skysteel Tools Upgrades

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Wow, we are in for one mammoth patch when 5.3 arrives!  During the latest letter from the producer podcast, FFXIV producer Yoshi-P unveiled a truck load of details regarding the upcoming patch, which is titled "Reflections in Crystal".  While we didn't get a confirmed release date, we're expecting the patch to arrive anytime between July-August.  We did get a pretty comprehensive list of confirmed content (with a few screenshots too), and we know there will be "more" details to be confirmed later. 

This patch is looking to be one of the biggest content updates we've received, with everything you could want thrown in (new main story quests, new beast tribe, new alliance raid, new dungeon AND trial, new relice weapon steps, new zone, and more...)  Below is a summary of everything that was confirmed during the Live Letter.  If you'd like to watch some reactions to the news from our very own Alithians, scroll down to watch our latest Alith-Cast episode where we dive into our initial throughts & reactions to the upcoming patch!

Here's a summary of all content currently confirmed for Patch 5.3 - Reflections in Crystal:

  • New Main Story Quests:  The conclusion to the Shadowbringers story!
  • New Dungeon:  "The Heroes Gauntlet"
  • New Beast Tribe + Quests:  The Dwarves (crafting)
  • Chronicles of a New Era Quests:  "The Sorror of Werlyt"
  • New Trial:  Title not confirmed yet, final battle of Shadowbringers story
  • New Alliance Raid:  YoRHa - Dark Apocalypse: "The Puppet's Bunker"
  • Resistance Weapon Quests & Upgrades:  Including "The Bozjan Southern Front" questing zone (5.35)
  • Crafting Changes:
    • Trial Synthesis - practice crafting any recipe without materials
    • Search for recipes using ingredients
    • New Custom Delivery Client
    • All collectable items will now be separate from normal craftables
    • Ishgardian Restoration Update - 3rd phase
    • Skysteel Tools Upgrades
  • A Realm Reborn MSQ Revamp (content streamlined)
    • Roughly 13% of quests removed
    • "Run-around" steps taken out of quests so they are quicker
    • Increased XP & Rewards
    • Flying Mounts enabled in all ARR zones!
  • New Trial Difficulty (Unreal)
    • 1 ARR primal (unreal mode) introduced at each patch, for a limited time (starting with Shiva)
    • Primal will be scaled up to level 80
    • Completing the unreal primal, enables you to play a new mini-game called "Faux Hollows" (once per week)
  • Other Changes (Quality of Life)
    • Exiting parties can now join other groups in party finder
    • "No Doubles" option introduced to party finder
    • Token Vendors added to all major cities (that will offer all exchangeable items)
    • New Parasols Menu
  • Various PvE and PvP and Job Adjustements - to be confirmed later!

Alith-Cast reacts to the Patch 5.3 News:

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