Patch Notes 4.1: Summary of where to unlock quests and what’s new

Preliminary Patch Notes 4.1
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a38abd95e487c633b8cb17040673c979ba32ec2d

Please see below my summary of the new quests to unlock new content and what other new things were implemented that should be checked out. For a complete overview, please read the Patch Notes 4.1!

NPC Location Content
Lyse Rhalgr’s Reach
(X:14.6 Y:9.4)
MSQ Arenvald’s Adventure
Alphinaud Rhalgr’s Reach
(X: 12.1 Y: 12.4)
MSQ The Darkness Below
Keiten Kugane
(X:12.2 Y:12.3)
Return to Ivalice -> 24-man raid?
Conspicuously
Inconspicuous Man
Kugane
(X:10.6 Y:9.8)
Hildibrand Side Quest
Vexed Villager The Ruby Sea
(X:6.8 Y:13.3)
Beast Tribe Quests
??? MSQ New Dungeon: Drowned City of Skalla
Wandering Minstrel Kugane
(X:11.6 Y:12.6)
Minstrel’s Ballad: Shinryu’s Domain
??? MSQ Dramatis Personae 24 man raid The Royal City of Rabanastre
Galiena Rhalgr’s Reach
(X:9.8 Y:12.5)
Custom Deliveries: M’Naago


Battle

– Job Adjustments
– Treasure coffers in the Lost Canals of Uznair will, on occasion, yield a timeworn thief’s map which will reveal a new location on your map. Players can then use the general action “Dig” at the location shown to find a teleportation ward that leads to the Hidden Canals of Uznair.
– The weekly restriction on rewards in Omega: Deltascape has been removed.
– Duty Roulette: Alliance Raids has been added to the Duty Finder.
– New PvP Actions and adjustments (for details see Patch Notes)

Gold Saucer
– New prizes are available for purchase using MGP.
– New Triple Triad cards have been added.

Housing
– New craftable items have been added to the Company Workshop.
– New rewards have been added to Exploratory Voyages.
– Alliances can be formed through PF.
– New furnishings, paintings, window furnishings, blank partitions with wallpapers
– New seed for flowerpots (Brightlily Seeds from Material Supplier), new harvestable crops.
– New aquarium fish and interior items (from Material Supplier)
– Estate-related items added to Housing Merchant, Apartment Merchant, Estate Manservant and Maidservant.
– The number of NPCs in each residential area and their positions have been adjusted.
– New appearances for Material Supplier Permit A-3, Junkmonger Permit A-3, Mender Permit A-3

Crafting
– New recipes.
– Optimal desynth level will be displayed for desynthable items.

Gathering
– New gathering points with new items, new fish
– The location of swimming shadows in the Ruby Sea and Yanxia have been adjusted. -> check the awful FSH class quest again
– Weekly reset for custom deliveries is now Tuesday.

General
– New purchaseable items for GC seals
– New Orchestrion rolls.
– New vistas have been added to the Stormblood sightseeing log.
– New emotes have been added.
– New aesthetician hairstyles have been added.
– Players can move to the Royal Menagerie by speaking with the Royal Menagerie attendant in the Ala Mhigan Quarter (X:36.4 Y:32.1) after completing a certain main scenario quest.
– New dyes: Metallic Yellow and Orange
– The Retrieve Materia subcommand has been added.
– Beast tribe currency was added to to currency window. Trade your currency to Calamity Salvager or beast tribe vendors to appear in the currency window.
– Ventures have been added to the currency window. Trade to Calamity Salvager or Retainers.
– New Retainer ventures and items.
– New mounts, chocobo barding and Minions. Special action added to witch’s broom mount
– Chocobo Companion and minions can be summoned at the same time
– Glamours unlocked at lv15.
– Players can now add other players form different Worlds within the same data center to their friends list.
– Players can now send /tell messages to players from different Worlds on their friends list.
– /bahamutsize small/medium/large
– Adjustments to veteran rewards (will be recieved earlier)

HUD
– Adjustments to the Actions & Traits menu
– Target Type: Target Closest Enemies options have been added to the Character Configuration interface.
– The party list can now display up to 10 status effects.
– The target bar can now be divided into HP, Progress Bar, and Status.
– The Status Info UI element has been divided into Enhancements, Enfeeblements, and Other.
– A simple mode has been added to the Job Gauge under UI Element Settings
– The numbers shown on the EXP bar now include commas.
– The most recently used chat mode will be saved when logging out, and will be retained upon logging back in.

New Emotes (source)
/groundsit
/squats
/pushups
/situps
/breathcontrol
/converse
/cocnertrate
/atease
/attention
/box
/ritualprayer
/disturbed
/simper
/beam

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WHM Job Gauge Improvement Idea (and MNK)

Do you know the issue that you have 3 lilies but all abilities that could use them up are on cooldown? You just had to heal that much!

No? I don’t know this issue either, but in case this ever happens, I have THE idea to improve the WHM Job Gauge. It’s a revolutionary idea, that will make the job with their lily system a lot more efficient.

Here is a sample picture of how it could look like:

Most jobs can show off and gather 69 <whatever> of their job gauge. On the other hand, several jobs are unable to do so. Is this fair?

No! This is completely unfair! WHMs should be able to gather 69 Lilies and take screenshots to brag on twitter of it as well!

Of course I understand, there are other jobs who cannot do this either, like SCH, BRD, MCH, MNK… Do not worry, I also have a brilliant and beautiful idea for Monk:

While it might look like it’s covering your whole screen, don’t worry, you can just place it over your party list or your chatlog. As MNK, you don’t need to know what the rest of the group is doing anyway.

In case it’s not clear, this is a bad advice post. Please don’t be bad.

Can you draw these FFXIV job and class icons?

It is several months ago since this trended on Twitter. I always meant to fill it out but I eventually forgot about it. Now it’s time, to do what has to be done: Can I draw these icons?

Oh right, my name is Riiko Rinkoko and my main job is WHM.

LOL if this was a test at school I would have failed due to forgetting my name… It’s been many years since school, please forgive me!

I’m surprised how many icons I could remember – the wrong way around! Many would have to be mirrored horizontally to be correct. If there is anyone around who can explain this phenomenon, please do!

After finishing, I noticed that I drew SCH as a Butt Mage when in fact it is a Boob Mage! O.O; Please check it thoroughly, everyone!

Here you can find the original post with the blank form if you would like to fill this out too! :D

The incredibly tough FFXIV Job ability and spell icon quiz from Twitter

Last week, there were screenshots roaming on twitter where you were asked to identify all the abilities/spells displayed.

Challenge accepted.

The small healer quiz:

Can you distinguish between WHM, SCH and AST spells?

Please note: I got something wrong in the above quiz. Do you know what’s wrong? ò.ó;;

The Tank Quiz:

PLD, WAR and DRK abilities that are used quite often. Except the one on the bottom right. What is this?!!

The DRK Quiz or “Can’t we just call everything “Dark thingy”?”:

Savage Ninja Quiz:

How did SE think it was a good idea to have all abilities look pretty much similar? You can even mix gatherer abilities inbetween and keep people thinking what NIN ability this one was XD

The Ultimate healer Quiz:

All in all I think I recognized the most important spells and abilities. Guess I’m a pro now ò.óV

The question is, how many would you have recognized?

Here are the direct links to the original twitter posts:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

You would like to go to Eorzea Café but don’t know how? You don’t wanna go there in the morning and chance it to get a free table on the same day maybe?

Do not fear anymore, Riiko has the solution for you:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

My guide will cover the necessary steps to visit Eorzea Café.

Quick Guide

Reserve ticket online –> Pick up reservation from Loppi machine at Lawson and get ticket from counter –> Go to Eorzea Café 15 min prior to time slot –> Enjoy Eorzea Café

What you need to reserve a ticket

– internet
– credit card (can also pay by cash but you need to pick it up within a few days after reservation)
– email address
– a japanese phone number (for example from your hotel)

First up, useful translations that you will read 10+ times during the reservation process.

エオルゼアカフェ Eorzea Café

ファイナルファンタジー Final Fantasy

秋葉原 Akihabara

東京 Tokyo

大阪 Osaka

How to reserve a ticket

Go to the website https://l-tike.com/ and enter “エオルゼアカフェ” (Eorzea Café) in the search field.

It will forward you to this page: http://l-tike.com/search/?keyword=エオルゼアカフェ

Now you will see the following overview. I removed the menus from the website in my screenshots. Click on any screenshot for a larger version.

Yellow marked: Tokyo
Blue marked: Osaka
Green marked: Dates for which you can reserve

Select the city and time frame in which you want to reserve a ticket and click the pink button on the right side.

On the next page scroll down a bit to skip the text and you will get to the calendar. Here you can see on which date and time slot there are still free tables and which are booked out.

Click on the time slot at which you want to reserve a table.

The following pop up will appear:

If the button on the right side is pink, on this day and time slot the corresponding table for the number of persons is available. If it is grey, all tables of this type are booked out. Try a different day or time slot.

Click the pink button to add the table for x persons to your cart.

The popup will disappear. Instead you can find this at the right side of your screen:

Now select the number of tickets you want. I selected 1 table for 2 persons.

When done, click on the pink button.

You will be forwarded to the login page. Here you can log in if you have an account or chose to register an account.

I recommend to not register an account and continue without registration! For this select the very bottom right button.

Next, you have to enter your email address twice and a Japanese phone number.

The phone number is only accepted if you do not enter the country code. Please refer to the example number. I used the phone number of the hotel. Make sure to write down the number as you need it to pick up your tickets at Lawson store.

Make sure that the telephone number is of the format that’s sampled below the field. For example:
Not accepted: +81-031-1234-1234
Accepted: 03112341234

Shio commented for an update on the telephone number: “I was able to use my US phone number (i.e. 1-123-123-1234) by leaving out the dashes”

Click again on the pink button to continue. To return to the previous page, click the left blue button.

You will be forwarded to a very long page.

At the top part you can again confirm you booking details. The ticket can only be picket up in the store, no other possibility to get them.

Scroll down a bit and you can select the payment type.

I like to use credit card as you can pick up the tickets up to the day of the reservation itself – but only until about 3h before the time slot, from what I understood.

If you use cash payment, you have to pay at the Lawson store when you pick up the tickets at the Loppi machine. The tickets are only reserved for 3-4 days. Please check in detail until when you can pick them up when reserving. This would make sense if you are already in Japan or book the day of your flight for example. You can then directly pay at the counter of the Lawson store.

After filling out your credit card details, scroll down.

Here you need to chose a password in order to access the confirmation of the registration online later on. Do not worry, you also get an email confirmation with your registration number.

When all is filled out, click on the pink button. This will finalize the purchase.

I do not have a screenshot of the next page but if you did everything correct, it will say that you successfully reserved and list all details again. You will also receive it via email.

The email will contain a lot of text. Scroll down until you find something looking like this:

Please note: Where I wrote about Loppi pickup, it actually tells you about the phone number that you used during reservation process. Don’t forget it to write it down and bring with you!

Checklist: What should I bring to the Lawson store?

– registration number (from email)
– phone number
– your name in katakana

In the email you received there is also a guide on how to pick up the tickets from the Lawson store Loppi machine. It’s in Japanese of course.

Shio commented to update this topic: “I also did not have to write down the registration number, you now access your reservation using your email, phone number, and pin password”
– bring your email and pin password!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

How to pick up your ticket in Japan

Lawson is a “combini”, a supermarket, that’s basically everywhere and open 24/7. Every Lawson store has a small Loppi machine that is often near the ATM machine. Sometimes it’s hidden away a bit. Don’t be sloppy in searching for it, even if it’s a (s)Loppi machine… (Pun intended)

Select “Lawson Ticket” 「ローソンチケット」 on the screen.

Then select “Pick up Reservation Ticket” 「予約済(当選)チケットの引取り」.

Enter the reservation number 「予約番号入力欄」 and the phone number 「電話番号」.

Then enter your name in Katakana. If you don’t know Katakana, this website can help you: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/katakana.htm

Make sure to use a blank / space between first and last name. I had trouble finding the blank/space key for it as it was in complicated Kanji. Just try it out or ask the staff. If you registered an account during the reservation process, you do not need to enter your name at the Loppi Machine (from what I experienced).

Update 19th Oct 2017: Thanks to pouelman’s comment
There seems to be a button that enables you to enter your name also in Roman (our) letters. It wasn’t obvious which button it was but just try all of them and it might eventually work!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

The Loppi machine will print out a receipt for you. Bring it to the counter and they will you the actual tickets.

Bring the tickets with you to Eorzea Café, obviously.

Where is the Eorzea Café (Tokyo)?

The Tokyo Eorzea Café is in a famous quarter called Akihabara. You can reach it best by going to Akihabara station by either subway or JR train. From there, walk a few minutes.

I used to orient myself in the train station by following the exits to Akihabara Electric Town. Then look out for the Gundam Café. From there, just follow the map. Across the street from Eorzea Café is an Animate store (status April 2017). The Café itself is in a building of “Pasela Resort” on 2F. The small red square on the picture is the entrance…

It’s difficult to see, so I also checked it on Google Street View:

Enter the building and you will see on 1F in the back on the right a room with different costumes and merchandise. This is where you can find a few FFXIV merchandise items. You can pay them at the bakery directly next to the merchandise. It is worth checking out this little merchandise room in the morning before other customers have come by. So you might still get M/L sized t-shirts or other items that might sell out quickly.

How Eorzea Café works

Enter the building (if you are not inside yet) and take the elevator to (2F). In Japan, the ground floor where you enter is called 1F, the next floor above is 2F, 3F etc.

You will directly see a counter. It cannot be missed. From there you can go to 3 different Cafés, so show the staff your ticket. If you are there more than 15 min in advance, they ask you to wait. If you are not there 15 min in advance, they might give your table to someone else.

Once it’s time, they will give you an iPad which serves as the menu. If you reserved, the first drink is on the house. For this you have to select one drink per person from a sheet of paper and give it back to them. You can also chose one of the job coasters which contain artworks of each job. You also get a cactpot ticket.

They ask you to wait again in front of the Café door until all customers have received their iPads. Then they will lead everyone to their table.

After an introduction in Japanese, they do the drawing of the cactpot numbers! The 3rd and 2nd place were pins or other small merchandise when I was there. The 1st place is a massive dessert plate that 2 people will struggle to eat. It will be served about 1h after drawing.

You can order as much food and drinks as you want and as often as you want. Beware as the tables are quite small to not order too much at once. The plates are sometimes quite big even if the food portions are decently sized.

With each item you order you will get a random coaster.

Among these coasters there are also job coasters but they do not have the artworks from those at the entrance but ingame screenshots on them. My Paissa knows which cards are best. ò.óV

The last order can be placed half an hour before the time slot end time. They will make a short announcement for it in Japanese a few minutes before.

They have PCs and a PS4 where you can log into your account. If you would like to do this, bring your security token. One of the PCs has an English client. I didn’t know this at the time. Playing in Japanese was really tough, and I was just trying to do a nice emote to take a photo!

In case many people want to use it (usually it’s not the case as everyone takes pictures or enjoy the food), they ask you to not take too long there.

Feel free to take as much pictures as you like. The staff is kind and will also take pictures of you if you ask.

In the end, you pay at the counter at the entrance. You just need to give them your ipad and they give you the bill. :)

For each item you ordered, you will receive one stamp in a stamp book. They are Grand Company themed so you can chose which one you prefer. For 18 items you will receive a small pin.

 

If you have any questions, please comment.

I wish you a lot of fun at Eorzea Café! Enjoy your stay. :D

 

>> Read about my visit at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/holiday-in-japan-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Read about the awesome food at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/holiday-in-japan-food-of-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

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