Halloween Event Coming to Final Fantasy XIV. 1.19a Patch Detailed.

on October 13, 2011 9:45 AM

The Final Fantasy XIV team definitely loves seasonal events, and when there’s no holiday in sight they often just go ahead and invent one to keep the schedule filled. This is not the case with the upcoming one, dubbed All Saints’ Wake: Impish Impositions, that will celebrate Halloween with an uique Eorzean spin.

The event is set to start on October the 18th and to end on November the 1st, and the exact contents still haven’t been disclosed.

Of course it comes with the usual nice page of lore to enjoy and the best feature of all Final Fantasy XIV events: a beautiful art piece by the art director Akihiko Yoshida, that seems to be as much a workaholic as the unstoppable game director that shares the same surname (Naoki Yoshida). 

On top of the news about the All Saints’ Wake, Square Enix detailed the upcoming patch 1.19a, that involves a large amount of bug fixes and adds more content in the form of the Natalan beastman stronghold for players of level 45 and above and new notorious monsters, in addition to the restocking of the inventory of some shopkeepers and a feature to get a bonus guildleve by evaluating one’s leve history.

But the most interesting addition is related to something that has been my personal pet peeve for a long while, and that will make FFXIV‘s peculiar armory system a lot more enjoyable: the ability to save one’s action bar for each class. Starting with 1.19a whenever we’ll change to a new class, the game will actually remember the actions we set for it the last time we played it. Anyone that played or plays Final Fantasy XIV knows that’s a big deal.

While we wait for the patch to be deployed, you can read the full patch notes on the official forum.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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