ffxivtips | We dive into FFXIV’s new Deep Dungeon: The Palace of the Dead

Debuting in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.35, The Palace of the Dead is a new type of dungeon content that can be attempted solo or a group of up to four players. In the video below, Nova Crystallis staff Erren Van Duine, Tony Garsow, and Looking Forward To It alum Mike Dantoni descend through the first ten floors. Fair warning — we get a bit silly.

What makes this dungeon so different is that it uses an independent leveling system and features random elements. Yes, you’ll start at Level 1 when you enter, but you’ll quickly amass levels you descend, unlocking the abilities for the class/Job you’ve chosen. Treasure chests will also power up a special Aetherpool weapon and armor as your gear from the outside world doesn’t count...

Kingdom Hearts III Sora Play Arts Kai revealed – ffxivtips.com

During the opening hours of Comic Con yesterday, Square Enix revealed the first piece of merchandise for Kingdom Hearts III – a Sora Play Arts Kai, due out on November 6 this year in Japan and in North America on January 30, 2017. The figure can be pre-ordered right now on both Square Enix’s North American Online Store for $149.99 and their Japanese Online Store for 15,240 yen (including tax).

The figure will be on display at San Diego Comic Con if you want to check it out. Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition announced, new trailer – ffxivtips.com

World of Final Fantasy is up next for the Collector’s Edition treatment along with a new trailer Square Enix revealed today. Available exclusively through Square Enix’s Online Store for $119.99, the Collector’s Edition comes housed with a number of goods including the game, an artbook, soundtrack and mini-figures. Here’s what you can expect:

Collector’s Edition

    Presented as a physical pop-up book, World of Final Fantasy comes to life through striking 3D paper cutouts. As the pop-up book is opened, fantastic physical content concealed in the book is revealed, including:

  • Physical game disc
  • A special 80-page hardback artbook showing off the fresh toy-like visuals
  • The original soundtrack of the game’s enchanting score
  • A set of three mini-figurines including the legendary Cloud, Lightning a...

A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV previewed in new trailer on ffxivtips

Square Enix has released a new trailer for A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV – a side retro-style game set 30 years before the events of Final Fantasy XV proper. This bonus is being made exclusively to those who pre-order the game at GameStop stores and will be available to play on September 30.

Square Enix has provided the following story synopsis:

Taking place in a fictitious 30 years before Final Fantasy XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming. The in-depth combat system blends intense attacks, devastating magic, mighty summons and unique companion attacks into a singular gaming experience through three diverse locations in the world of Final Fantasy XV.

Restless before bed young Noctis asks his ...

I Am Setsuna’s developers’ room is cute as heck – ffxivtips.com

I Am Setsuna released this week in North America and Europe, and we played a whole bunch of it. In the process of that we stumbled across the developers’ room tucked in a far corner of the world. Here, in some strange parallel universe, the I Am Setsuna staff emerge to greet you, the player. It’s something of a tradition in a few classic Square games.

Check it out in our video below (which contains no major story spoilers.)

I Am Setsuna is now available on PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Why your silver chest refuses to give you an upgrade

The total sum of your weapon/armor value cannot exceed your current character level inside of PotD.

This means that if your weapon/armor value is 30, then you will not receive a bonus from silver chests until you reach level 31 within PotD.

That sounds good right? So long as you reach the right level, then you will get bonuses from silver chests.

Wrong.

There is still a failure rate even when your PotD character level exceeds your weapon/armor value. As best as I can tell, this failure rate increases as the gap between the two values decreases. So if your weapon/armor value is 30, and you open a silver chest at level 31, your odds of getting a bonus are very, very low.

With this in mind, the best way to start getting bonuses on your weapon, after you inevitably have to reset your progress ...

Pegasus Mount

I would like SE to allow people to change the colour of the pegasus mount (multiple toned), possibly using some feed type items much like the way you can change your chocobo’s colour. I personally think the pure white version of the pegasus looks very bland, looks like it lacks definition because of how extremely white washed the body and wings combined are. You could of at least made the wings better shaded with darker tones and greater definition. As it stands now it feels like it a generic wall of white in my opinion.

For those who haven’t seen it, here is an image of one from a quick google search.

Let’s compare it with another winged mount, see how white washed one is compared to the other...

New Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade character to be revealed on July 25 on ffxivtips

Square Enix is ramping up the reveals and is set to announce the next fighter coming to Dissidia Final Fantasy‘s arcade version early next week.

The company will hold a special broadcast on Niconico starting from 21:00 JST on July 25. There, they’ll also detail adjustments to the battle score, bug fixes and the addition of Sanctuarium shop items.

Several characters have been added to the game since launch including Ramza (Final Fantasy Tactics), Garland (Final Fantasy I) and Kefka (Final Fantasy VI). Dissidia Final Fantasy is scheduled to remain exclusive to arcades through the later part of this year.

Final Fantasy XIV exceeds 6 million cumulative players on ffxivtips

Nearly three years after its successful relaunch, Final Fantasy XIV has drawn in over six million cumulative players globally. This milestone – which excludes those who register for the free trial – comes hot on the heels of today’s Patch 3.35 and the announcement of a free login campaign set to run from July 25 (midnight PDT) to August 30 (11:59 PM PDT).

The free login campaign is available to those registered for a service account that hasn’t been active for 30 days or more before the promotion begins. Those with an already active subscription won’t be eligible. For more on Patch 3.35 check out our original report on the announcement here.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration launches for PS4 on October 11 – ffxivtips.com

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is heading to PlayStation 4 on October 11, Square Enix revealed today.

This expanded edition of the game will come packed with the original game, a completely new story chapter entitled “Blood Ties”, new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, all of the previously released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. The Limited Edition will also feature a limited edition art book.

All of this new content – with the exception of VR support – will be available for PC and Xbox One players as well. Those who own the Season Pass will receive all of it for free. As a result, there is no Season Pass for the PS4 version as all this content is already included on disc.

“The studio is celebrating with all Tom...