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It seems like most jobs got a well-needed potency upgrade, with Black Mage getting a cast time improvement. If you are an avid PVP appreciator, this update may be for you!
Overall, I think I'm the most excited over the removal of automatic logout. Sometimes you just want to make a quick run to the grocery store and come back to your character still doing their thing, you know?
Check out the notes below:
Patch 6.11a Notes (Source)
The notes for Patch 6.11a are now available and include details on adjustments to PvP actions and several resolved issues.
* Additional features will be implemented in future updates:
* New custom deliveries, Arkasodara tribal quests, and Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures are scheduled to be released in Patch 6.15.
* The Data Center Travel system is scheduled to be implemented in Patch 6.18.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 6.11a
Patch 6.11a contains content that can only be accessed by registering the expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XIV to your service account. To distinguish between adjustments that are and are not affected by the registration of these expansions, the following notations will be used throughout the patch notes:
These additions and adjustments only require the purchase of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward. These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood. These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers. These additions and adjustments require the purchase and registration of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker. These additions and adjustments contain elements that may require the purchase and registration of the expansion packs noted above.
The following adjustments have been made to PvP actions:
* The balance changes made to PvP actions are based on the win rates and playability of each job.
Further adjustments requiring changes to action functionality will be made in Patch 6.15.
Action Adjustment Rough Divide Increased damage and healing potency of the additional effect No Mercy has been changed from 10% to 20%. Relentless Rush The additional effect "reduces damage taken by 25%" has been added. Bard
Action Adjustment Powerful Shot Base potency has been increased from 3,000 to 4,000. Empyreal Arrow Potency has been increased from 3,000 to 4,000. Machinist
Action Adjustment Drill Potency has been increased from 9,000 to 10,000.
Potency when under the effect of Analysis has been increased from 18,000 to 20,000. Bioblaster Damage over time effect duration has been increased from 9 to 12 seconds. Chain Saw Potency has been increased from 10,000 to 12,000. Dancer
Action Adjustment Honing Dance The additional effect "reduces damage taken by 20%" has been added. Fan Dance Potency has been increased from 4,000 to 5,000. Black Mage
Action Adjustment Fire Astral Fire II effect duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Blizzard Umbral Ice II effect duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Burst Potency has been increased from 12,000 to 16,000.
Barrier potency has been increased from 12,000 to 16,000. Paradox Now a charged action with a maximum of 2 charges. Night Wing Half-asleep effect now also reduces movement speed by 50%.
Half-asleep effect duration has been reduced from 4 to 3 seconds.
Sleep effect duration has been reduced from 4 to 3 seconds. Fire IV Cast time has been reduced from 1.92 to 1.44 seconds.
Astral Fire III effect duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Flare Cast time has been reduced from 1.92 to 1.44 seconds.
Damage dealt to primary target has been increased from 8,000 to 12,000. Blizzard IV Cast time has been reduced from 1.92 to 1.44 seconds.
Umbral Ice III effect duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Freeze Cast time has been reduced from 1.92 to 1.44 seconds.
Damage dealt to primary target has been increased from 8,000 to 12,000. Soul Resonance Now grants Apocatastasis, reducing damage taken by 20% with a duration of 15 seconds. Summoner
Action Adjustment Slipstream Potency has been increased from 6,000 to 8,000.
Windstorm potency has been increased from 3,000 to 4,000. Radiant Aegis Damage reduction has been increased from 10% to 20%.
Barrier potency has been increased from 8,000 to 10,000. Mountain Buster Potency has been increased from 2,000 to 4,000. Revelation Potency has been increased from 3,000 to 6,000. Red Mage
Action Adjustment Corps-a-corps Damage reduction has been changed from 20% to 10%. Astrologian
Action Adjustment Aspected Benefic Base cure potency has been increased from 4,000 to 5,000.
Maximum cure potency has been reduced from 12,000 to 10,000.
* The help text in Patch 6.11 was erroneous, listing a base potency of 4,000 and maximum potency of 8,000. Crystalline Conflict
When registering for a match in Crystalline Conflict, players in the Crystal tier can now be matched with players who are Diamond 3 (with 1 Rising Star) or higher.
* The matching system will be adjusted further in future updates.
Players will no longer be logged out automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity.
* This applies to all areas including the Firmament.
The following issues have been addressed. An issue when playing as paladin in PvE wherein the potency of Holy Spirit and Holy Circle did not increase when the player had one stack of Requiescat. An issue wherein the description of the warrior PvP action Primal Scream failed to note the potency of Primal Rend and Chaotic Cyclone is increased while under the effect of Inner Release.
* This is an issue only in the description. The action functions as intended. An issue when playing as gunbreaker in PvP wherein the description of certain actions after executing Continuation while under the effect of Junction Healer failed to note the range of its healing effect is 15 yalms.
* This is an issue only in the descriptions. The actions function as intended. An issue wherein the description of the ninja PvP action Three Mudra failed to note the action changes to Meisui while under the effect of Three Mudra.
* This is an issue only in the description. The action functions as intended. An issue wherein attempting to execute the bard PvE action Wanderer's Minuet multiple times in quick succession prevented players from queueing another action for execution. An issue wherein the barrier potency listed in the description of the machinist PvP action Bishop Autoturret was incorrect.
* This is an issue only in the description. The action functions as intended. An issue wherein the description of the gunbreaker PvP action Terminal Trigger, the dancer PvP action Honing Dance, and the machinist PvP action Wildfire failed to note their attack radius is 5 yalms.
* This is an issue only in the descriptions. The actions function as intended. An issue in PvP wherein the additional effect of the redmage action Displacement erroneously increased the healing potency of the limit break Southern Cross. Other minor text issues have also been addressed. Other various issues have also been addressed.
When Patch 6.1 dropped, Square Enix introduced a new housing system for the Empyreum residential district.
When Patch 6.1 dropped, Square Enix introduced a new housing system for the Empyreum residential district. Previously, Final Fantasy XIV was notorious for how purchasing plots of land worked. Aspiring homeowners would need to brave invisible housing timers that could range anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours before they could buy the plot of their dreams. To put it into perspective, players needed to camp outside a plot's placard for hours on end, continuously clicking on the placard on and off until the cooldown ended. This led to worrying health concerns -- chief among them was carpal tunnel syndrome.
Square Enix strove to change that with their new system that dropped in Patch 6.1, which was primarily based on "lottery wards." This meant that everyone had a fair chance of winning their desired plot through a lottery system governed by what is essentially a random number generator. All seemed well up until the results and winners were announced -- a bug was discovered in the system where the winning number zero was chosen despite no players being able to select it, leaving numerous plots empty without ownership.
After the scheduled maintenance, Square Enix have announced the housing lottery bug fixed! You can find the original post here.
Resuming Housing Lottery System, and Instructions on Seeing Correct Housing Lottery Results (May 20)(Source)
We have fixed the bug on the housing lottery system and reflected the lottery data to the housing server on Monday, May 16, 2022.
Therefore, the next housing lottery will resume on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT).
When the next lottery resumes, you will lose the right to purchase any land you have not purchased. If you have been selected and have not yet purchased your land, please do so before the next lottery sale begins.
Details on housing lottery issue, can be found below:
A new official music video for Final Fantasy XIV has been released!
Since its drop earlier today, the music video is now #43 trending on YouTube. Please be aware that there are ENDWALKER SPOILERS present. Proceed at your own discretion!
With so many emotional moments in the expansion revisited, it makes me hopeful that eventually a "Close in the Distance" music video would also be released. Would you also want the ending artwork as your desktop wallpaper?
Colin Ryan is an English actor most well-known for his role as Alphinaud in Final Fantasy XIV. He has lent his voice since the series' Heavensward expansion, and there are no roles more memorable or iconic than Alphinaud throughout the course of the MMORPG's career.
It has come to light that Colin's brother passed away yesterday, as revealed from the actor's tweet. Our deepest condolences go out to Colin Ryan for his indescribable loss.
Placeholder for tweet 1525913075882283008 A fundraiser was started in hopes of getting his brother some help. While it ended in vain, please consider showing support to his family if possible.
After looking into ongoing issues with the new housing lottery system introduced in the current patch, the FFXIV dev team is preparing to restore previously lost data and resume the housing lottery cycle.
You can find the complete notice regarding the update below.
Housing Lottery System Issue (May 13): Follow-up 6 (Source)
This is Naoki Yoshida, Producer and Director of FINAL FANTASY XIV.
I thank you for your continued patience as we work to resolve the ongoing issues with the housing lottery system introduced in patch 6.1.
These issues have been extensive and persistent, and I truly apologize for the time it has taken to resolve them. However, I am pleased to report that we have completed preparations to implement our fixes and restore lottery data.
Reproducing the Issue Fixing Identified Errors Verifying Fixes Restoring Lottery Data We have completed the above steps to identify and correct the reported issues and are now ready to conduct maintenance on the public servers.
Maintenance to Restore Data
As I mentioned in our previous update, we will be conducting maintenance to restore lottery results data on Monday, May 16. This maintenance will fix identified errors and properly relay lottery results for affected plots to the appropriate servers. As a result:
Winning lottery numbers will be displayed correctly, and land purchases may be finalized accordingly. Temporary suspensions imposed on plot purchases and relocations will be lifted. If you have a winning lottery number, please be sure to finalize your land purchase by 23:59 JST (7:59 AM PDT) on Thursday, May 26. The next lottery cycle will begin promptly at 00:00 JST on Friday, May 27 (8:00 AM PDT on Thursday, May 26), at which point you will lose the ability to claim land you won during this lottery. We will announce this deadline again as it grows closer, so please do not forget to claim your land.
Next Lottery Cycle
Once we have confirmed that data restoration was successful and everything is operating as intended, the housing lottery will resume.
The next lottery cycle will begin at 00:00 JST on Friday, May 27 (8:00 AM PDT on Thursday, May 26). It will have a typical 5-day entry period and 4-day results period. As this is very important, allow me to reiterate: you must finalize all land purchases for this current lottery before the next lottery cycle begins.
For winning participants who already received a gil refund due to the “Winning Lottery Number of 0” error
Once lottery data has been restored, some participants may discover that they had, in fact, won the lottery, despite already receiving a refund due to the lottery number error. Even if your deposit was refunded due to this system error, your ability to finalize the purchase of a won plot will remain unaffected.
In patch 6.2 we plan to implement an NPC by which you may voluntarily return the deposit you were accidentally refunded.
As these housing lottery issues have been significant and caused great stress and frustration in many players, we have no intention of performing a data rollback to forcibly rescind any refunded gil. We will make an announcement regarding the voluntary return of housing deposits once the NPC in question is ready to be implemented.
In closing, I would like to thank you all once again for your patience and understanding this past month, and extend my deepest apologies for the trouble and inconvenience these issues have caused. We will do everything in our power to safely restore your data, fix any remaining issues, and bring you all a fair and functional housing lottery system. Thank you for your continued support.