The neverending forward march of Final Fantasy XIV continues (even if director Yoshi-P is currently obsessed with Zelda), with a trailer being released for the next chapter in the long-running MMO. The next patch, 6.4 - The Dark Throne, will set the stage for the next (as-yet-unannounced) major expansion and goes live next week, on 23rd May.
The Dark Throne will begin to tie up the narrative threads that began in the Endwalker expansion and will introduce additional Main Scenario Quests, propelling the story forward. In addition, the Pandæmonium: Anabaseios Raid will be introduced, as well as a new Dungeon, The Aetherfront.
Other highlights include a Blue Mage class update, additional Battle Content, and new Trials. You can peruse the additions in their entirety here.
Are you up to date with Final Fantasy XIV? Are you ready to dive straight into The Dark Throne once servers go live? Start grinding for Tomestones in the comments section below.
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I played FF14 two years ago for a while and I absolutely loved it. I don’t really dare to return to it though. The size of it all just feels too overwhelming and I’m sure I won’t have time for other games anymore. I believe I was at the end of the base game or beginning of the first expansion.
I just returned after 8 years away, everything was overwhelming so I rolled a new character to learn from scratch.
Personally I don't like how the expansion areas require progression through the MSQ in order to access them. This was never the case with FFXI or WoW, there would only be level requirements. For most people it won't be a problem to grind through it all but having to do 24-player raids to complete ARR is intimidating to me (especially as a tank...)
I also returned recently and started from the very beginning with a new character but I burnt myself out on the game just after finishing the main story of Shadowbringers. Loved my time playing as the Dancer class. I'll come back to Endwalker and this at some point.
I would love to go back to the days that I have time to play FFXIV. Love it. But as a parent and salary man, only single player games are allowed.
I am a re-sub for the story casual, but try to make the most of the month I pay for. Looking forward to the story and the raid conclusion. From there , I usually casual grind to bring the ilvl up a little bit and then dive back into my backlog of other games. Used to play this like crazy, but post-pandemic hasn't allowed me that kind of time anymore. Still love it, though!
I've been addicted to the game for the last two months and change, this being my third attempt at getting into the game. Finally clicked for me, and the game has become my primary time investment, so much so that I've ignored all other releases since, even the entire backlog.
And honestly, I'm okay with this. At first, it was a mental hurdle of "play as much as you can because you have to get your sub's worth", but now? Not only do I find both the game fun, but the community makes the experience unlike any other, and I could even see myself dropping most other games entirely to focus on this for the foreseeable future.
I'm still at least weeks from reaching Endwalker content, but it's awesome to know the game continues to trudge onward.
@Wolfie_Pie You wouldn't be the only tank so if you're uncomfortable about it let the other tanks take the lead
I’m honestly we’re getting patch 6.4 so soon I would have thought it would be after XVI at least. Maybe we really will get a new XIV expansion within the year or something like people have been saying.
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