Okay raiders, if you happen to haven’t cleared P4S but, get on that. You have about two and a half weeks till the following tier hits. We know this as a result of Live Letter 72 aired early this morning, offering gamers will every kind of knowledge on the upcoming 6.2 replace, together with the drop date. We guessed fortunate. It is dropping on August 23. And because the savage raid tier is coming per week later, which means all you severe raiders should be prepared by August 30. Thanks to a latest interview with Yoshi-P, we already know that tomes can be dropping at their regular time, giving raiders a little bit of a head begin on their gear. By about 900 tomes, in actual fact. Don’t fear, in accordance with Yoshi-P, this shouldn’t damage the problem, as a result of the raid tier is harder than the final.
Of course, the upcoming line of patches tied to six.2 aren’t nearly raiding. There’s fairly a bit to look ahead to – sufficient for a 3-plus hour stream with extra to return at a later level. In reality, the trailer alone affords gamers quite a bit to look ahead to. It additionally provides them some stuff to ponder over. There are some mysteries that also want fixing.
In right this moment’s stream, Yoshi-P coated a number of matters in regards to the upcoming content material. The stream was a mixture of info on 6.2 and 6.25 content material. The stream roughly acquired into the meat of the content material beginning with the beforehand talked about raids. While a few of the particulars we already knew, the trailer supplied us a teasing peek on the raid’s story, giving a glimpse of the characters, together with a mysterious white-haired particular person holding a purple model of Lahabrea’s crystal. Let the hypothesis start.
The subsequent subject was the Sephirot Unreal Trial. Apparently, Yoshi-P views it as the height issue trial, noting that they’d toned issues down a bit after that. They didn’t delve into the trial an excessive amount of past that. It is sensible. Most gamers have seen the Sephirot because it’s exited and are acquainted with the story. So, simply be able to be overwhelmed up by him once more.
Continuing within the 6.2-specific content material, gamers had been supplied a have a look at the up to date major Scenario Quests from ARR and Heavensward. Duty help has been added for 5 dungeons, as talked about within the Yoshi-P interview. The Steps of Faith is now a solo quest battle. And, Thornmarch has been revamped. Since, by the point we get to Heavensward, we’re roughly accompanied by somebody the entire time, the brand new obligation help dungeons will replicate that. So, be ready to have Alphinaud, Eistenien, and others alongside for the trip – slightly than an unknown adventurer or Grand Company member. Finally, as for Thornmarch, the rework makes it extra easy and simpler – the traditional mode, anyway. The Extreme will keep the identical as earlier than.
As for the opposite group content material, the upcoming dungeon The Fell Court of Troia, all we actually know is what we see within the video, and that’s the place gamers will unlock extra of the mysteries of the Thirteenth Shard.
In extra gentle 6.2 content material, Yoshi-P additionally supplied a prolonged have a look at Island Sanctuary. Aside from what we already know, in regards to the foreign money and the way it received’t tie into the remainder of the sport, the workforce actually needed to indicate how the system works. So, he spent round thirty minutes working by a tutorial, exhibiting off gathering, farming, crafting, constructing, and extra. There’s quite a bit that may be performed and, sure, there are some mounts tied behind it. But, from the seems to be of it, it’s going to take a very long time to get far sufficient to get them. The island is HUGE.
Continuing the 6.2 content material, Yoshi-P went over Job changes in PvE. They intend to be a bit extra open about why and the way they’re adjusting issues and are beginning the method by releasing patch notes on the job guides. The present changes will give attention to Crit/DH. Currently, a few of the actions that assured Crit/DH don’t profit the social gathering so this can be adjusted.
On the PvP aspect of issues, Hidden Gorge has seen some love, Series 2 will begin when 6.2 drops and convey new rewards, and Crystalline Conflict may have a number of new changes. For these questioning, if you happen to haven’t obtained all of Series 1’s rewards, they are going to nonetheless be there to assert whereas Series 2 is occurring. As for the CC changes, a brand new chart explaining the rating course of was revealed. For essentially the most half, gamers will rank as that they had beforehand, however there’s a catch. Once you hit Diamond, you’re going to must work to remain there, as each Diamon and Crystal ranks may be demoted relying on their efficiency.
The concept is to encourage gamers to work arduous to remain on prime. But, don’t fear, in case you are demoted, not the whole lot can be misplaced. Your progress will stay with regards to rewards.
Returning to raids, Yoshi-P did supply a have a look at what gamers can count on from the primary raid within the new batch, together with the title of the primary boss – the Proto-Carbuncle. He seems to be difficult. There’s additionally a tree-type boss. And, since new raids imply new gear, they confirmed us three units of these as properly, together with the brand new crafted gear, the traditional raid gear, and the savage raid gear. Things are getting fancy. And there’s some excellent news the place they’re concerned. The quantity of labor required to get your savage gear has dropped a bit as solely 4 Abyssos Mythos II are required for gear as an alternative of the traditional 6. This solely applies to this raid set.
Heading into 6.25 content material, viewers acquired a peek on the Omicron tribe quest and a few of its rewards. Get prepared for an area jellyfish mount in alternate for serving to our robotic pals construct the bar on the finish of the universe.
Also coming in 6.25 are the Variant and Criterion Dungeons. Variants are meant to be a bit extra relaxed and may be taken on by one to 4 gamers. There are not any function restrictions. Job adjustments are permitted. Enemy power is decided by social gathering measurement. There are additionally a number of routes to take. In order to get the entire story, gamers might want to do this. If there’s multiple participant in a dungeon, they’ll must vote on which path to take. So preserve that in thoughts when deciding on a celebration.
As for Criterions, these are positively extra arduous core. It appears they are going to be harder than savage raids, as Yoshi-P compares the bosses within the regular mode of the Criterion dungeon with the savage raid tiers, saying that the primary boss can be like “floor 1.5” the second like ground 3, and the third like ground 4. We assume 1.5 merely means it’s going to really feel like someplace between 1 and a pair of. And then there’s a Savage issue. Effectively, it could be a good suggestion to finish your savage raids earlier than trying the Savage Criterion Dungeon content material.