So here we are, awaiting the drop of Endwalker. And all we have are some delicious patch notes to tide us over until tomorrow. So, let me take a look at them and talk about what I found interesting.
I’m skipping over the things that are fabulous but expected – such as new story, quests, jobs and locations. As usual, I’m taking a look at QoL and unexpected additions!
I know housing isn’t opening until 6.1, and I have no intention of moving my own location, but it’s still a YAY! to get more housing for those who need it!
New furnishings are always welcome and all of these seem really nice. New wall cubbies? New windows? Finally a new shelf? G I A N T X Y L A P H O N E? Yes!
Hats with glasses? What is this black magic? What does it mean?
I’m not as rabid over bunny boys as some folks, but I’m happy they’re coming. I do have a character ready to fantasia to one, just to have one!
Healer LB3 range extension is fantastic! Thank you!
I know not everyone will appreciate the armor designs – and I admit, all of it doesn’t work well on every character type – but the FFIV fan in me delights in this!
Kinda glad I held off working on any more of my Skysteel gathering tools. 🙂
I’m actually happy about this as long as it doesn’t bork crafting HQ stuff.
I love this idea and hope that we’ll be asked to spearfish more!
I like this and aim to get this for my dancer, Zuri!
This isn’t my style, but I think it’s very cool! (Wish we could fly with just wings in this game.)
I love the look and feel of the new UI rework for the achievement log. It feels much more like an adventurer’s journal now. I’m not an achievement chaser, but I might get into it more next expansion.
This is such a good change! I like the idea of not having to tell it not to use a ticket for low-cost porting! Very good!
Excellent! So many times I’ve blown time on a rez on someone that my co-healer is already rezzing.
YAAAAAAY! Honestly, all I want to be able to do is smile and look at the camera when playing violin. Bards look far too serious during violin mode!
Reducing the number of aether currents required to fly? Yes, please! Unexpected but good, I think. Not that I have that many characters left that need to go through this content, just a few outside of Shadowbringers. But still!
Gemstones for FATEs returns! I guess this ended up doing what they wanted it to do, so it comes back. I both like this system and don’t like it – it takes a LOT of FATEs to complete each area!
That’s pretty cute! I’m happy with the exteriors I have already, but it’s always nice to see something new.
New hairstyles for Viera are nice! Seeing that Hrothgar are getting new styles, and the styles are connected to the heads, I wonder if that means they’ve found a way to change hairstyles and disconnect them from the heads – that way, you don’t have to use a fantasia just to change Hroth hair? I can hope, right?
Players asked for stubble, they got Derplander stubble. Nice!
Consolidated shopping is always nice!
These two were back to back and both get a nice from me, so I put them together.
I’m still not done with my Anima Weapons, so maybe this will help out on some step if I ever get back around to it.
Adding more items to the Calamity salvager is always welcome!
I’m really very curious about this and would like to try it!
Interesting! I tend to like character portraits – it makes it feel more JRPG – as long as they’re done right. It’s nice they give a way to turn them off, too.
We knew this was coming, so sayeth the flood of crafters hitting up the coffee biscuits turn-ins last night before it was nerfed. Too bad I didn’t know this was a good way to make gil. More interestingly, they aren’t adding any new leves that allow for multiple turn-ins in Endwalker, I’m guessing due to this.
I knew this was coming, too. While I admit the relocation system is super unfair to people who don’t have a house yet, and I am glad it is being removed – I will also admit that we wouldn’t have the plots that we do if it wasn’t for relocation. Hopefully the new lotto system will work as well as people need it to.
Hmmm… gone are the days of leveling off of morbol seedlings, I suppose.
Interesting. I wonder if this will be the same weapon as the crafted weapon? I’d guess likely so.
All very, very interesting. I suppose “unrestricted” is more accurate than “undersized” in terms of wording.
What is…. I mean. I have to have it, but what is…?
Hmmm… I’ll have to mess with this to see if I like it. Sounds like a good change, though.
The removal of belts didn’t actually fit under any of my normal reaction modes, so it gets its own. I’m pro removal of belts, but it’s going to be odd. I am ready to turn them all in on Friday though!
I really don’t like the system of switching jobs on your retainer – that you have to drop them back to level 1 and remain as a class until you hit the level where they could be assigned to the job you like. It should be easier than that.
I have, for example, a level 80 Dragoon retainer on Tai. I want to switch Tai to reaper, so my options are to either relevel my retainer completely or level Dragoon so that my retainer can level to 90. I have a feeling I know what I’m going to be doing once I determine reaper is the job I want to main… it just sucks to have to start over on a retainer again. This is a system that really needs to be looked at.
And so that concludes my overall thoughts about what I saw in the 6.0 patch notes. There were other things of smaller note to me, of course, but these were the major highlights.
I’m looking forward to jumping into Endwalker tomorrow, and wish all FFXIV players the best during early access!