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    If you preordered the game (technically you still can as of the time this was posted!) then you can get early access. The early access will be available Friday, June 16, 2017 at around 2:00 a.m. (PDT). This time is subject to change depending on how maintenance goes. So don't fret if it's not up RIGHT AWAY. Growing pains and all that.

    So if you are in the early access or just the official release date of June 20th, you're experiencing a heck of a lot of new things! What are those new things you ask? Let's just go to their website to see the list:

    • New adventures in Ala Mhigo and Doma
    • Play as two new jobs─red mage and samurai
    • New exploration with swimming and diving
    • Level cap increase from 60 to 70
    • Changes to the battle system
    • Journey to the Far Eastern city of Kugane
    • Explore Gyr Abania, the Ruby Sea, Yanxia, and the Azim Steppe
    • New primals and beastmen: Lakshmi and the Ananta, Susano and the Kojin
    • New dungeons
    • A new 8-man raid: Interdimensional Rift─Omega
    • A new alliance raid: Return to Ivalice
    • The Forbidden Land of Eureka
    • New gear and crafting recipes
    • A new residential district: Shirogane
    • Expanded item inventory



    SO NERDS, what are your first impressions, thoughts, experiences, all that fun commentary that comes with a new expansion!

    I may or may not use your comments here for an article. I AM FOREWARNING YOU ABOUT THIS.

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    tbh you missed the most important part


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    tbh you missed the most important part

    I am dying over the tanuki minion. The biggest question will be, if I win it, do I sell it and make 15mil gil in one go, or keep it and use it and hope to win it later?
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    Pre-early access impressions:

    I was really undecided about the changes to my main class, BLM, but I decided I'm going to go ahead and stick with it over RDM. I will definitely be picking up RDM at some point, and will probably decide later on if I want to switch permanently. (Thankfully most of the glamour items I have will carry over as RDM and BLM wear the same gear!) But the artifact gear for BLM is so pretty, especially that rod.

    ALSO I LOVE KUGANE'S MUSIC


    The patch notes dropped today and the stills of the new dungeons look glorious. I'm especially excited about what looks like a Japanese bathhouse. For days I was waffling about leveling RDM first and then doing story with it or diving into story, but I'm definitely jumping into the story. Especially given that PotD--the dungeon used for leveling DPS classes mostly these days--will be havoc. And the area you have to be in to access it will be like 10fps, no lie.

    I AM TOO GODDAMN EXCITED. I've actually been obsessively cleaning my house this week so that I can go the enxt week without doing so and without the house being gross or me feeling guilty.

    Anyways, Freya, I will share my first thoughts here probably about this time tomorrow, and again in the evening so you have some info for your article.
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    Yeah, I'll report back in at some point with my actual thoughts, but I am looking forward to seeing how Paladin is ruined forever or whatever (it actually looks like PLD will be better than it was so I'm legit looking forward to seeing how it changes).

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    8 hours since servers went down. Hand trembling from withdrawal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dat Matt View Post
    8 hours since servers went down. Hand trembling from withdrawal.
    I know something you could do with that hand!
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    Someone sent me a video of an otter pet or something. Is this new for stormblood or something I can get normally?

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    New for Stormblood. As of right now, we don't know how to get it (I don't think, it wasn't in the patch notes).
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    Well, I should say that the "pet" itself is new, but you could always have "pets". In FFXIV they're called minions, and they just follow you around and look cute. Strictly an aesthetic e-peen thing, unless you play the Gold Saucer game, Lord of Verminion (no one plays LoV, except maybe like Daniel Towns).

    So the concept is normal, the minion itself is new.
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    Oh yeah I knew there were pets before but I well...

    you guys know my otter obsessions hehe it's making me want to start playing again

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    GET IN HERE GIRL

    I know you kind of played for a second. What class? Bard?
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    I DON'T REMEMBER. I wanted to be a dragoon for obvious reasons.

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    oh yeah freya lol

    GET BACK IN HERE

    Granted you'd probably have a lot to do, because I think even with jump potions you still have to do the story. I could be wrong.
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    There are jump potions that allow you to skip story as well.

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