Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.1 ‘A Realm Awoken’ trailer
posted on 12.06.13 at 08:36 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Major update due out on December 17.

Square Enix has released a 10 minute trailer for its upcoming Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.1, dubbed “A Realm Awoken.”

An official website launched for the update details its new scenario, Crystal Tower labyrinth, housing system, player-versus-player arena, and Duty Roulette, which allows players to enter instanced dungeons, trials, and guildhests at random.

The patch is due out on December 17.

Watch the trailer below.

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  • Pyrofrost

    Yay, new stuff + some of the things that were supposed to be ready at 2.0’s launch.

    Oh, and lets not forget the weekly cap on Mythology Tomes is being increased to 450.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      450 is a cocktease, man. Some of those pieces cost 495 so you STILL have to wait 2 weeks just to get one of those pieces, lol. I still say it should have been made 500 :/

      • Djkarl Pierre

        That would make more sense but beggars can’t be choosers

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Easy for you to say. What about the guys that did speedruns in AK before the cap was put in place and was able to obtain all of their DL2 gear? The less fortunate players, that weren’t level 50 yet, are being punished now and we’re literally having to wait MONTHS just to catch up to their equipment because of the cap.

          If they want to use the cap, fine, but they should have put the cap in place once they allowed the tomes to be farmed so everyone would have to follow the same rules. Even with this cap increase next month, it would still take me at least 4 more months to get the rest of my gear (and that’s only because I already have two pieces). Just think… That’s only on ONE of my jobs too.

          • icup ✔️

            you could do what i do and just quit it cold turkey. end game is nothing more than just a grind. mins to hours to days doing the same routine… and for what? ego gratification that you completed something by investing enough time into?

            every min that goes by you lose a min of your life.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              I haven’t actually played the game in a few weeks, lol. I just got so sick of grinding for tomes, honestly. I might play some more once 2.1 is out, but we’ll see. I’m just focusing more on games I haven’t beat rather than doing the same old shit in a game I’ve been playing since beta test phase 2., so a few months now.

              • Pyrofrost

                Yeah, I’m probably not going to really play any further seriously until after the PS4 version comes out.

                2.2 should be released before we see that.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  We should be seeing a new class/job by that point too. My picks are between:

                  1. Samurai
                  2. Thief
                  3. Musketeer

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Thief and a Corsair-ish type class is all I need to get motivated by then :p

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    Yoshi actually hinted at Ninja a few months back during an interview about re-launching the game.

                    I’d guess it or Thief might be coming. Musketeer also makes sense, it had a guild in 1.0 in Limsa. They never used it though.

                    I would greatly enjoy Samurai. I played that in XI for years.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      I’ve heard the Dark Knight job dropped a few times here and there too, but I’ll believe it when I see it… DK had a LOT of hate in XI, lol.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      It wasn’t very good in XI. Mostly the 2 hour ability was garbage. It has some use subbed, or if you subbed DRK/Ninja.

                      It also had like the worst defense in the game. The mage side of things also sucked. Just enough MP to use stun and poison a few times. etc.

                      In other words – They didn’t do a very good job with it. It might be way different now, I’m referring to the first 4 – 6 years the game was out.

                  • Djkarl Pierre

                    I would love to get my hands on Samurai and Musketeer but i’m more interest on what they’ll do on Thief.

      • Pyrofrost

        I couldn’t agree with you more mate. That’s exactly what that is. The only things you would be able to get in one week are fucking accessories >_<

  • $83030187

    Does this game have a free trial or anything?

    • Budgiecat

      ya 30 day

      • shogunknight

        I thought that was after you pay for the game?

        • Budgiecat

          ooop

          Well actually I remember I had a beta code given to me before I got the game so yeah I played for free for 30 days

        • icup ✔️

          you buy the installation. then get a 30days free trial online. if you like the game then you can sub… basically.

  • shogunknight

    Gaaaaahhh Dayuuuum, Ultima Weapon. I need to renew my account ASAP

  • icup ✔️

    i quit this game after beating the story. spent over 100hrs grinding for myth stones and i just got tired.

  • Budgiecat

    He how come that elf kid gets a cool haircut. I dont remember that as a choice….

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Actually, unlike XI, you can build your character to look exactly like NPCs if you want. I don’t recall the style either, but that may simply be because we don’t have access to it yet (see: barber shop).

      • Budgiecat

        Why are the textures and lighting in this game so dull and flat. There’s none of that FF XIII polish and bloom (Even though I hate that game otherwise)

        • Kobracon

          Coz its not using the same engine. This is an engine that has to accomodate tons of players and things on screen, far more than what XIII had to do.

  • Kobracon

    Those are some sweet-ass updates. And that Aesthetician has some mad stylez :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Great trailer by the way. I’ve been too busy playing the game to actually comment in here. =)