Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 ‘Defenders of Eorzea’ trailer
posted on 06.24.14 at 02:37 PM EDT by (@KazumaLynx)
New scenario, side quests, and more incoming.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Patch 2.3

Square Enix has posted a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s next major update, Patch 2.3 – Defenders of Eorzea.

The upcoming patch adds a new main scenario, side story quests, dungeons and more. Read up on it in full at its official website.

Patch 2.3 is due out on July 8. Watch the trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Check out some official artwork for the patch.

    http://i.imgur.com/o32B1GB.jpg

    • Pyrofrost

      That’s an epic piece of art!

  • Pyrofrost

    I can’t wait to continue the story scenario that the 2.0 cliffhanger left us at.

    AND more adventures with Hildebrand, his assistant, and his rival. I can’t wait ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Agreed. It also took me a bit to make this post. Trailer url was not working with me lol.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    They taking the gdc out?

    • Pyrofrost

      The GCD is an integral part of the games design as of 2.0; they will not be removing it.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Lame, game is too slow

        • Pyrofrost

          People can’t manage their TP, MP, and Threat with a GCD. Imagine how bad it would be if there was no GCD and people could just spam with nothing holding them back.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Yeah, It’s just about knowing the team you party with and allowing everyone to do what they need to do.

            Let the tank establish hate, have the proper dps rotations, healers watch over the party and balance mana. etc.

            • Pyrofrost

              Pretty much.

              There has to be some boundaries to put some reigns on the playerbase and control how they play a bit. The GCD kinda helps with that.

              If this were a menu based game like FFXI, things would be a bit different.

            • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

              Yes there’s that but playing with randoms is another story, no one waits

              Even when I raided no one waited

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

      The Game Developers Conference is in the game?!

      No, but seriously, it’s better to have a global cooldown in the game instead of not having a limit at all. I already see people complaining about MP and even TP at times, and that’s with the GCD. Could you imagine if they removed it? Trust me… You don’t want to partied with that guy (or group) that keeps wasting his TP/MP by spamming stupid shit and is unable to help the party with something they actually need because he’s out of MP/TP.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Well I wouldn’t mind much if pallys got the tp skill lancers have

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

          Invigorate? I’ve never heard of a PLD complaining about TP ._.

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

            Not a lvl50 pally but when you’re gearing up shield oath isn’t enough

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

              As a healer, I’d say it’s enough for me. My objective will always remain the same, to keep them alive. I guess it would be beneficial for soloing, but isn’t really a requirement in a party, which is what they will mostly be in anyway.

              • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

                Ya healing and dpsing are fine, I enjoyed my summoner and scholar just that I prefer tanking

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Again if you are running out of TP you are doing something wrong or your party dps is shit. Plenty of Tanks both WAR and PLD have been doing their tanking jobs just fine with the gcd

        • Colonel Custard

          dafuq pallys should never ever need a skill like that with how little their skills drain the tp pool. Unless you are needlessly using fracture which, is ass unless you are in a speed kill grp and even then its still inadvisable.

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

            Derp derp

    • Elvick

      The only thing they need to change with that is the pet management, it shouldn’t be on the same GCD. Why should we have to wait until casting is over to tell a chocobo or summon to do something? Stupid. We shouldn’t have to waste our characters cool downs to manage pets and summons.

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

        Yeah, that part is a little silly. I’m also getting sick of how sometimes I have to tell my fairy to ‘obey’, then ‘steady’ before having access to its skills. Usually, I can just summon it and click steady and it’s fine, but sometimes I’ll summon it and won’t be able to use any of its skills until I do what I said before, which is pretty lame :|

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    this is how you do it, you patch the game with bonus content like Vanillaware did with “Dragon’s Crown”.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      lol…you do know that is how MMOs normally do things right

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

      Sploosh

  • Luna Kazemaru

    mostly going to be doing battlegrounds it seems