FFXIV: Starlight Celebration 2017 – Final

FFXIV A Realm Reborn
Version: 4.15
Expansion: Stormblood
Status: Final.
Basic Event Information: At Lodestone

Event Duration: From Friday, December 15, 2017 at 08:00 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 14:59 (GMT)

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Starting NPC: Amh Garanjy at x10.2 y9.1 Old Gridania (closest aetheryte is the Amphitheatre)
Minimum Level: 15

  1. Take the quest “Stars and Explosions and Bears, Oh My” from Amh and then head over to the Bentbranch Meadows in Central Shroud.
  2. Speak to Baenfaeld, near the Central Shroud aetheryte
  3. Pick a Starlight bear to assist you on your quest: Pferkad (small), Kochab (medium) or Polaris (large). Picking a bear that is too large or too small for your character will result in Goldilocks-esque prompts: “This bear is too big”, “This bear is too small” until you get the right one and it will say “This bear is just right!”
  4. Ride the starlight bear to the designated location and throw a Starburst (AOE target mount action):
    • x21 y21.2
    • x21.8 y23
  5. On the second Starburst spot, speak to Taff to conclude the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, 455 gil
  6. Take the quest “Starlight Stakeout” from Taff. And don’t say that his testimony is bollocks even if you think so hahaha…
  7. Head to Galvanth’s Spire a bit south of Bentbranch Meadows. Speak to Baenfaeld.
  8. Head to the Mirror Planks slightly further down south. Speak to the Starlight Bear Handler to mount up.
  9. Complete the nearby seasonal event FATE “Bad Luck Comes in Trees“. Even Bronze reward will get a completion prompt. Silver will reward 1 Starlight Box and Gold will reward 2 Starlight Boxes which can be used to purchase Starlight items.
  10. Return to Bentbranch Meadows and speak with Taff to conclude the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, Starlight Bear Horn
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It can fly!

 

Other Event NPCs:

  • Starlight Celebration Crier – Event description and information
  • Starlight Celebrant – Event Items. Starlight Box can be obtained from the “Bad Luck Comes in Trees” FATE.

 

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FFXIV: There’s Golems in those Hills – FINAL

FFXIV A Realm Reborn
Version: 4.15
Expansion: Stormblood. Version and Expansion are irrelevant because this event is just a rerun of the 2014 event.
Status: Final.
Basic Event Information: At Lodestone

Event Duration: From Thursday, 30 November, 2017 at 8:00 to Thursday, 14 December, 2017 at 14:59 (GMT)bricks1

 

Starting NPC: Havak Alvak at x12.1 y8.2 Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (closest aetheryte is the Adventurers’ Guild)
Minimum Level: 7

  1. Speak to the reporter Haval Alvak in front of the Quicksand and accept the quest “Breaking Brick Mountains”.
  2. Speak to the Beefy Businessman outside the Thaumaturges’ Guild x8.2 y12.3
  3. Participate in the FATEs Brick by Brick and Brick by Stone Brick or Brick by Gold Brick which will appear in the given order at the following locations:
    • Sil’dih Excavation Site – Central Thanalan
    • Blind Iron Mines – Lower La Noscea
    • Bronze Lake – Upper La Noscea
    • Spirithold – Central Shroud
    • Finder’s Bluff – North Shroud
  4. Deliver the chunk of brickman from the FATE to the Beefy Businessman to conclude the quest. Rewards: 1120 exp, Wind-up Brickman, Thug’s Mug

Other NPCs:

  • Toughie (Peddler) – sells the King Slime Crown for 57 gil
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Puff puff!

FFXIV: The Maiden’s Rhapsody – Final

FFXIV A Realm Reborn
Version: 4.15
Expansion: Stormblood. Version and Expansion are irrelevant because this event is just a rerun of the 2015 event.
Status: Final.
Basic Event Information: At Lodestone

Event Duration: From Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 14:59 (GMT)ffxi_2

 

Starting NPC: Remumu at x11.6 y11.2 Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (closest aetheryte is the Aftcastle)
Minimum Level: 30

  1. Speak to the reporter Remumu at the Drowning Wench and accept the quest “A Journey to Remember”.
  2. Go to Costa del Sol, Eastern La Noscea and speak to Remumu, close to the aetheryte. You will meet Iroha who has lost her memories.
  3. Follow Iroha to x32.4 y33.0 and complete the FATE “Our Favorite Pastime”. You must assist Iroha and make sure she does not die.
  4. Go to Limsa Lominsa and speak to Iroha at x11.1 y10.9 – Lower Decks. Hand over the Optistone Shard.
  5. Go to the Haukke Manor in the Central Shroud x11.2 y22.8. Complete the FATE “The Way of the Samurai”.
  6. Go to New Gridania and speak to Iroha at x11.8 y13.1; hand over the Aurastone Shard.
  7. Go to the Sagolii Desert, Southern Thanalan x23.0 y37.1; complete the Level 32 FATE “Serket Breaker”.
  8. Go to The Quicksand in Ul’dah and speak to Iroha. Hand over the Orastone Shard.
  9. Go to Camp Bronze Lake, Upper La Noscea x26.7 y22.6; activate the Destination to start the Level 33 FATE “The Key to Amatsu: Kyori”. Kill the Spotter first then kill the Dread Dragon after Iroha uses Amatsu: Kyori (romanized in Battle chat as ‘Kyo-uri’).
  10. Return to Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks and speak with Iroha one last time.
  11. Go up to the Drowning Wench and speak with Remumu to conclude this collaboration quest. Rewards: Amatsu Hachigane, Amatsu Togi, Amatsu Tekko, Amatsu Haidate, Amatsu Sune-ate

FFXIV: All Saints’ Wake 2017 – FINAL

FFXIV A Realm Reborn
Version: 4.1
Expansion: Stormblood
Status: Final.
Basic Event Information: At Lodestone

Event Duration: From Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 08:00 to Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 14:59 (GMT)allsaintswake2017

 

Starting NPC: Adventurer’s Guild Investigator at x10.4 y8.5 Old Gridania (closest aetheryte is the Amphitheater)
Minimum Level: 15
Quest Requirement: Complete It’s Probably Pirates

  1. Take the quest “An Othardian Wolfman in Gridania” from Adventurer’s Guild Investigator and then speak to Soga at x9.1 y8.0 The Whistling Miller.
  2. Speak to Impresario at the Amphitheatre to complete the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, Werewolf Attire Chest (Men/Women)
  3. Take the quest “The Adventurer Who Cried Wolfman” from Impresario.
  4. Equip a werewolf head, a werewolf body, a pair of werewolf arms, and a werewolf tail, and then speak with the Impresario. The werewolf attire parts are obtainable from the Werewolf Attire Chest.
  5. Speak to Soga at x10.7 y8.4 to receive instructions.
  6. Frighten Gridanians by chatting “GRRR!” in /say. Notably, the Japanese version is “ガウッ” which is the howl of a dog or wolf.
    • Good-humored Gridanian at x10.7 y8.4
    • Carefree Crone at x11.8 y4.5
    • Strapping Lass at x13.8 y9.1
    • Hapless Hobbledehoy at x7.9 y10.7
  7. Speak to Soga at x8.9 y8.1 and then head over and speak to Impresario.
  8. Speak to Adventurer’s Guild Investigator to complete the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, Magicked Prism (Pumpkin), Seasonal Achievement
  9. Take the quest “Mind Their Manor” from Adventurer’s Guild Investigator.
  10. Speak to the Enthralling Illusionist at the Amphitheatre to complete the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, Access to The Haunted Manor instance

The Haunted Manor

Enter The Haunted Manor instance by speaking to the Harlequin Guide where you can obtain pumpkin cookies. You have to complete the quests of the imps in the manor to obtain the cookies as a reward. For the instance, you can sign up with one to four people and the duty finder will fill in any vacant spots. There is no class limit or requirement because it is not a battle instance. You will get any three of the following quests. Note: There is a Sanity Meter. It is depleted when you are spotted by one of the minions.

  • Skinchanger: Use smokebomb on pumpkins (Suspicious Pumpkin) to revealed the transformed imp. Even just one player will do. If the chest glows blue, that is the imp. Click it.
  • Arcane Circles: Four arcane circles are scattered all over the manor. All four players must stand on each one at the same time.ffxiv_19102016_185413
  • Pumpkin Hunt: Find and open all six pumpkins (pumpkin chest).
  • Light the Lanterns: Obtain Smoldering Coals and light four Jack o Lanterns.
  • Jack in the Box: Use the hints (which you can find in the Manor) to find and open two untrapped Pumpkin Chests. Opening a trapped chest will lower your sanity!
  • Coffercracker: Discover the combination and /say the numbers to the coffer. So far the one I played needed 5 numbers.
  • Cookie Hunt: Obtain a total of fifteen cookies. Bronze baskets have 1 cookie, silver baskets have 3 cookies, gold baskets have 5 cookies.
  • Other Info: Occasionally you will find an Obfuscation Charm. Use it to turn “invisible” for a few seconds so that you can just run past the imps and such. After completing the third task given by the Imp, you will complete the instance.ffxiv_19102016_190131

    Note that the Manor instance is repeatable. Each successful run gives 3 Pumpkin Cookies. You can go again to obtain the Pumpkin Cookie tokens for event items.

Other Event NPCs:

  • Continental Circus Publicist – Event description and information
  • Harlequin Guide – Access to the Haunted Manor instance
  • Alluring Peddler – Event Items

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FFXIV: 4.1 Vista Locations – FINAL

Game: Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn

Version: 4.0 Stormblood Expansion

Patch: 4.1 – October 10, 2017

Status: Final.

Things to Note: 

  • Patch 4.1 added tradeable paintings for all existing Vista entries from 2.0 to 4.0
  • Use /lookout for all vistas in this post.
  • Negative coordinate values (z) indicate underground or underwater vistas.
  • There are two timed vistas in Patch 4.1: Vista #48 and Vista #58.
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Vista #46 Rhalgr’s Reach: The Destroyer – x11.4 y13.9 – Jump diagonally from the fallen pillar at the back.

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Vista #47 Rhalgr’s Reach: Bloodstorm – x10.5 y9.7 – Jump up small stone steps at the back of the farthest pillar. Credits to D’nyamis Spiritus for the info.

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Vista #48 The Fringes: The Yawn – x27.5 y35.1 z1.4 – TIMED: This is a  night vista as described in the vista entry. It is active only from 4:00PM to 4:00AM Eorzea Time. Fly to a ledge beyond The Yawn.

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Vista #49 The Peaks: Ala Ghiri – x14.3 y36.6 z2.6 – Fly and land on the vista.

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Vista #50 The Peaks: Specula Imperatoris #2 – x20.3 y22.9 z2.6 – Fly and land on the vista.

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Vista #51 The Lochs: The Sunken Destroyer  – x17.1 y19.2 z-2.9 – Underwater. Outside the walls of the Drowned City of Skalla.

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Vista #52 The Lochs: Ala Mhigan Quarter #2 – x36.0 y33.5 z0.8 – Fly onto a roof and jump down onto the vista.

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Vista #53 Kugane: The Statue of Zuiko – x11.1 y9.9 – Jump halfway through the Shiokaze Hostelry jumping puzzle then jump down onto this vista. Credits to D’nyamis Spiritus for the Eternal Bond teleport LOL!

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Vista #54 Kugane: Rakuza District – x98. y8.3 – Jump from the roof to the archway vista.

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Vista #55 Kugane: Tenkonto – x12.5 y10.6 – Jump from roof to roof starting all the way up the stairs. On the first roof, stay on the golden statues.

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Vista #56 Kugane: Kugane Ofunakura – x9.9 y12.3 – Jump on the beams and banners. Do not sprint because you might overshoot your target.

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Vista #57 The Ruby Sea: Shisui of the Violet Tides – x5.0 y36.4 z-8.6 – Underwater. On a coral outside the temple gates. Move close because it is difficult to see due to the mother of pearl colours.

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Vista #58 The Ruby Sea: East Othard Coastline – x9.6 y19.1 z0.1 – TIMED: This is a dawn vista as described in the vista entry. It is active only from 5:00AM to 8:00AM Eorzea Time. Located on the outer part of the Isle of Zekki.

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Vista #59 The Ruby Sea: Crick – x21.5 y11.9 z0.3 – Fly and land on the vista.

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Vista #60 Yanxia: Imperial Hypersonic Assault Craft L-XXIII – x35.6 y38.8 z-1.2 – Underwater. Off the coast from Castrum Fluminis.

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Vista #61 Azim Steppe: Mol Iloh – x31.3 y11.5 z0.6 – Fly and land on the vista.

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Vista #62 Azim Steppe: Moai Statue – x21.8 y20.3 z-0.5 – Underwater. The lakebed beneath The Dawn Throne.


Views from the Vistas

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Beast Tribe: Kojin – FINAL

Game: Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn

Version: 4.0 Stormblood Expansion

Status: Final.

Latest Update: Nov 05, 2017 – Bloodsworn

Things to Note:

  • As of 4.1, all beast tribe tokens can be converted to beast tribe currency. Speak to their respective beast tribe vendors OR to a Salvager NPC with the tokens in your inventory.
  • Obtain “Of the Blue” title upon reaching Sworn rank.
  • After completing “A Test of Courage”, new items and reputation rank will be unlocked but no Kojin bonus quests will be available.

Beast Tribe Unlocking: Accept and complete the “Heaven-sent” quest from a Vexed Villager at Isari, The Ruby Sea.

Beast Tribe Location: Divine Circle, Tamamizu, The Ruby Sea – closest Aetheryte is Tamamizu

Beast Tribe Currency: Sango

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FFXIV: The Rising 2017

FFXIV A Realm Reborn
Version: 4.05
Expansion: Stormblood
Status: Final.
Basic Event Information: At Lodestone

Event Duration: From Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 15:00 to Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 14:59 (GMT)

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Starting NPC: Nonora at x10.7 y10.2 Ruby Road Exchange – Ul’dah Steps of Nald (closest aetheryte is main aetheryte)
Minimum Level: 15

  1. Take the quest “A Reoccurring Bug” from Nonora. Proceed to Western Thanalan.
  2. Inspect and then activate the Teleportation Ward at x23.7 y23.8, Nophica’s Well.
  3. Speak to the Wandering Minstrel to unlock the Cheap Dungeon.
  4. Click the Battered Bug to enter the Cheap Dungeon (see screenshots after this quest list) The default controls are:
    • W: Move forward.
    • S: Move back.
    • A: Turn left.
    • D: Turn right.
    • Q: Move left.
    • E: Move right.
  5. The Cheap Dungeon as two levels. Navigate through them, enter the password and then escape from the jail with the Wandering Minstrel.
  6. A “waking dream” cutscene with Naoki Yoshida will appear. Afterwards, return to Ul’dah.
  7. Speak to Nonora again to complete the quest. Rewards: 3360 exp, 444 gil, Wind-up Lyse, Wind-up Gosetsu, Stormblood Orchestrion Roll, unlocks the Cheap Dungeon mini-game

The Cheap Dungeon Mini-game

  • Floor patterns are randomized.
  • You do not have to uncover all of the numbers on Floor 1.
  • You have to uncover the password’s letters on Floor 2 so that you can spell out the password at the exit.
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The “mysterious code” that you need to find look like this. A miniature Allagan node commonly known as an ADS (Allagan Defense System).

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Hilarious stuff!

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You know it!

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Otsudesita! Note the numbers on this floor. It’s a clue related to the next one!

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Oh dear…

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Clue towards solving the password: There are “letter” spaces that have no Allagan nodes.

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And the password is…

Event Vendor Items (Rising Vendor)

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“The tragedies of yesterday must not be forgotten, lest we take for granted the gifts of tomorrow.”

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