The latest and biggest update after Stormblood expansion; Update 4.1 “The Legend Returns” rolls in tons of new contents and updates for players to enjoy. Indeed this is an exciting week for Warriors of Light because its been awhile since the Warriors of Light made stalwart defense and involved in epic battles (except for me *sigh*). The update rolls from new housing district to new in-game items. As for me, what i look forward to the most is (since i can’t access the other contents yet because my SAM is still at level 68) purchasing the a property in the new housing district. Though having the knowledge of FFXIV housing nightmare, gave me no comfort. Fingers crossed, prayers uttered during the journey back from my workplace to my house
THE NEW HOUSING DISTRICT
As soon as i reached home, put my bag away, and fed my cat then i rushed off to my PS4 and turned it on with great excitement and anticipation as well as a sense of dread, fearing even the apartments might be full by the time i logged in. I logged in and teleported my character to Kugane then to the housing district, my character ran towards the apartment building. Lady Luck was smiling on me then because there was still an apartment room available for purchase (God, when i look at the apartment’s room list, even that is almost full). And, so i spent the next two hours decorating my newly purchased apartment before resuming my main story quest and a few other side quests.
The Shirogane housing district is the most gorgeous right now in FFXIV: Stormblood (in my opinion) no wonder all the plots are sold out immediately after it went live though due to this, it worsen the already festering wound since it was first introduced back in 2011 (we’ll get more on that later). The district has a beach perfect for relaxing, swimming or fishing, and the beach even has jumping platform and hot springs for bathing.
THE DUNGEON, THE RAID, AND THE TRIAL
With the coming of patch 4.1, FFXIV took a sharp turn to Brutal Land with its raid and trial. The patch presents a new tier of challenge, the Ultimate Unending Coil Of Bahamut. So for those seeking even greater challenges and difficulties, Ultimate Unending Coil Of Bahamut is for them. But if that is not enough to satisfy your lust for challenges there’s a new 24-players dungeon taking place in the Desert City Rabanastre where you and your party will be facing off against the Espers like Mateus, Hashmal, and Zalera. The raid will take you through streets of Rabanastre down to underground waterways and ruins. Then, there’s Shinryu Extreme Mode, it is brutal from what I’ve heard but fun and epic battle. Much like Susanoo, plain epic and awesome battle, especially the phase where one tanker will hold off Susanoo’s sword while the other tanker take care of the mobs and the damage dealers attack Susanoo’s sword and break it.
BE THE LEADER OF YOUR SQUAD
Another neat feature is that you’ll be able to lead and command your own squad, you know the squad you formed once you’ve become a Second Lieutenant in any of one the Grand Companies. Though from what have been stated within the patch notes, it seems this only applicable for certain dungeons, for now maybe. In my opinion this probably to make leveling your squad much exciting. Previously, in order to get promoted to First Lieutenant you have to level up your squad first but to level up your squad you must issue order and wait for to complete. And that’s it, it can pretty dull as doing it back and forth, but it won’t so boring if you get join them , no? You can lead and give commands to them during you and your squadron dungeon exploration as well as preparing them by equipping them weapons and armors. Its a like a party in single player game where equip each and every one of your party member armor and weapon.