Remember how in a previous post I noted that I was hesitant to pick up another subbed game because I’m waiting to see what FFXIV was going to reveal for the expansion. Yep. They blew me away with the newest info from the Fan Festival. Listen up devs because this is how an expansion is done. One new race. Three new classes (none which need base classes). Flying mounts introduced. Likely new lands and raids and such as well.
I can’t hide my excitement – this is going to be amazing! Here’s my thoughts.
New Race: Au’Ra
With horns, tails and scales and such, they appear to be dragon/reptilian type humanoids. While I’m sure they’ll appeal to some folks, they really don’t excite me, to be honest. They aren’t quite dragonish enough in the face for me to feel prompted to change races or roll a new character. I’ll save my ultimate judgement for when I see them in the character creation, and I’m always happy to see more options, but at this point, I’ll probably stick to my moon kitty.
New Tank: Dark Knight
Not a big surprise here as we all knew about this class from a while back. Some nice new art to view for it, though.
New DPS: Machinist
This was also not such a huge surprise as the devs have been teasing a gun-slinging class for a while. The slant they took on it (not being a musketeer) was unexpected, being more of an engineer that seems to work with turrets as well as guns. It’ll be interesting to see how this class pans out.
New Healer: Astrologian
This one did take me by surprise. I knew they were hinting there would be a new kind of healer, but this is a different design and take on the healing class that I didn’t expect. It seems like it could really be a neat playstyle if done correctly!
Collector’s Edition Goodies
I’m not usually suckered in to collector’s editions unless they have some really good stuff. A flying griffon mount caught my eye. But even more so was the Dark Knight Cecil and Kain minion. Being that I’m a huge FFIV fan, it would almost be against the laws of the universe not to get the collector’s edition…
so I hope they provide a not-so expensive digital download version of the CE. Kotaku has confirmed there will be a lower priced digital download CE. I know what I’m getting!
I still have sooooo much yet to do on my existing characters before this expansion comes out. I guess I’ll be focusing my extra time on making some progress with crafting and leveling for Zuri from here on!
Speaking of which, I’m having fun with the new Starlight Celebration event happening in game right now. Here’s a holiday Zuri for your enjoyment! 🙂