Final Fantasy XIV (Guide in first post)

Cybsled

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The Zenos voidsent had a unique model and the one we have seen uses that same model, so outwardly it seems to be the same one.

As for the 12, the lore is supposedly in the 1st Astral era, there were mighty heroes and they became the 12. That is the generally accepted in-game lore that people believe in the game world, although I suspect that is only a partial truth. All we really know thus far is

1) They have been around a long time
2) They seem to have a vested interest in mankind doing well
3) They were loyal to Hydalean

The interesting bit is the 1st Astral era was immediately after the Sundering and prior to any rejoinings
 

Cybsled

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Yes, the EW Hildibrand quests are out now. They start in Raz a Han near the main ather crystal. As for what happens in it, if you really want to know without playing them

You find Nashu and Hildi is in a coma, like the Scions were in ShB. You travel to the First to find his soul, where he thinks he is a sin-eater. He gets his memory back and you put his soul in Graha's old soul vessel. You travel back to the Source and find some evil scientist trying to capture Hildi's body because he wants to experiment on it. Hildi ends up defeating the scientist by riding a small nuclear missile into the guy's face. Then Hildi gets abducted by the aliens from FF8
 

Folanlron

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The Zenos voidsent had a unique model and the one we have seen uses that same model, so outwardly it seems to be the same one.

As for the 12, the lore is supposedly in the 1st Astral era, there were mighty heroes and they became the 12. That is the generally accepted in-game lore that people believe in the game world, although I suspect that is only a partial truth. All we really know thus far is

1) They have been around a long time
2) They seem to have a vested interest in mankind doing well
3) They were loyal to Hydalean

The interesting bit is the 1st Astral era was immediately after the Sundering and prior to any rejoinings

Yes I know,
Now that Crystal Mommy is gone.. was there something before the sundering they stopped? Is it coming back now that both Hyda and Zodia are gone? WTF is JEFF(jk hah)
 

Chris

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Yes, the EW Hildibrand quests are out now. They start in Raz a Han near the main ather crystal. As for what happens in it, if you really want to know without playing them

You find Nashu and Hildi is in a coma, like the Scions were in ShB. You travel to the First to find his soul, where he thinks he is a sin-eater. He gets his memory back and you put his soul in Graha's old soul vessel. You travel back to the Source and find some evil scientist trying to capture Hildi's body because he wants to experiment on it. Hildi ends up defeating the scientist by riding a small nuclear missile into the guy's face. Then Hildi gets abducted by the aliens from FF8
Haha what the fuck? Not up to date at all so will take me a while when I resub, he's stuck in the sand outside the Siren lighthouse for me.

Now that Crystal Mommy is gone.. was there something before the sundering they stopped? Is it coming back now that both Hyda and Zodia are gone? WTF is JEFF(jk hah)
Yes. Did you skip some curscenes lol?
 

Chris

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Not Talking about Meteion.. I'm talking about whatever was coming before, if there here all the sudden after Hyda/Zodia died.. something worse then the Endsinger is OTW.
Endsinger is explicitly what Zodiark was sheilding us from and one of the reasons why Hydaelin sundered the world (the other being to weaken Zodiark so that she could defeat and imprison him).

There was nothing else, nothing that's been mentioned anyway.

It's entirely possible Endsinger's song was keeping something bad depressed and inactive though, like the Omicrons.
 

Folanlron

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I am not talking about Zodia/Hyda at all.. before them a long while before them...

Also play thru the new Omega stuff, it explains a few things.. as in the Omni's are not gonna be a issue for awhile.
 

Chris

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I am not talking about Zodia/Hyda at all.. before them a long while before them...

Also play thru the new Omega stuff, it explains a few things.. as in the Omni's are not gonna be a issue for awhile.
Can you spoiler what happens? Not finished the Omega raid...
 

Cybsled

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It's somewhat vague where on the timeline the Omicron civilization basically died out (as far as we know), but we do know they were still around when Metion visited them.

If you haven't finished the Omega raid, then you may or may not know that the Omicrons basically attacked the Dragon homeworld because the Omicrons perceived the Dragons as a potential threat. The Dragons survived, but the war had basically turned their world into a dead one - bio weapons and the like ensured that no new dragons would be born and the remaining dragons just waited around until they died off themselves. The Omega project was to help serve as an anti-dragon weapon.

Midgarsommar was one of many dragons that had been sent as contingency plans out into the galaxy, with the hopes they could repopulate the dragon race elsewhere. As far as we know, Midgarsommar was the only dragon that was successful. The Omicrons had sent Omega after Midgarsommar, because they didn't want the dragon threat to arise again. Omega lost communications with the Omicrons at some point, presumably due to distance but also possibly due to the Omicrons having shut down. At the end of the Omega raid, you defeat Omega who seems to somewhat comprehend humanity in their final moments, then presumably dies. Alpha decides to go explore, but wants to bring along an Omega toy/mid-robot that Biggs/Wedge had built.

During the MSQ, we learn that the Omicrons used to be flesh and blood at some point, then they basically went Borg and at some point figured out how to transfer their consciousness into an artificial mind, essentially making them full robot. However, they lost their "humanity" as a result and became slaves to their coding. The Omicron leader, Sir, seems to have developed more and came to the horrifying conclusion that while their goal was originally to make sure they had no threats to them, they may have misjudged the threat level of various planets and realizes they may have been committing pointless genocide. Unable to comprehend that the Omicrons could actually change, he orders all the Omicrons into standby mode, with the hope that eventually their power reserves will give out and the Omicrons will have no one to activate them again, essentially killing them off.

The new post-MSQ Omega quest reveals that Omega had actually transferred their consciousness into the Omega toy prior to being fully destroyed, although they admit that because the toy lacks the full suite of Omicron technology, he can't do that trick again. The quest involves Omega trying to make sense of why Sir did what they did, because they don't understand the concept of despair or why some people succumbed to the Dynammis transformation and others didn't. It's actually a really nice cap to Endwalker and pretty philosophical, with Omega acting as the impartial investigator and trying to interpret presumably contradictory data elements. There is one point where Omega asks you a question and I literally sat there for 10 minutes trying to figure out the "right" answer. The quest ends with Omega realizing that they may never understand Sir's reasoning, but are resolved to continue to exist and continue to explore the world with Alpha
 

Bubbles

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I just found out that FF14 launcher uses TLS 1.0. Tried to log on and got the "unable to complete version check" error. Spent like half a day trying to figure it out. After finding out how to force win to use all 3 protocols with regedit at least it's now downloading the game again
 

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I just found out that FF14 launcher uses TLS 1.0. Tried to log on and got the "unable to complete version check" error. Spent like half a day trying to figure it out. After finding out how to force win to use all 3 protocols with regedit at least it's now downloading the game again

As of 6.15 patch note: "In order to better maintain the game’s security, connections using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be blocked. As a result, the game client can no longer be launched on the Windows®7 and Mac 32-bit platforms."
 
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Bubbles

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I just need to enable TSL 1.2 and it'll run in Win7.... I think.

UPDATE: works just fine on win 7. I'm wondering if win was defaulting into using 1.0 all this time since I had to manually add entries in regedit for it to use all protocols. Logically thinking one would assume that if no restictions were given, win would use the highest/best version available and not the lowest/oldest. But clearly this was not the case.
 
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Folanlron

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Would be nice if DC visit worked lol.. I guess within an hour of being up the new hardware they added for DC visit all took a puke..
 

Cybsled

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They basically got DDOS by all the people trying to use visit - they said they were getting 15k inquires a minute. Balmung had an hour queue, probably from all the tourists trying to see if it really was a deviant cesspool
 

Neranja

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Balmung had an hour queue, probably from all the tourists trying to see if it really was a deviant cesspool
Square-Enix should stream a Balmung afk-cam (with chat) from Limsa Lominsa. On Onlyfans or Pornhub, or something.

 

Folanlron

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Heard there was a bunch of people at there house last night just throwing shit at them all night long, not sure if it's still going on but a LOT of people are really pissed about this.
 

Khalan

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LAWL

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Khalan

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Heard there was a bunch of people at there house last night just throwing shit at them all night long, not sure if it's still going on but a LOT of people are really pissed about this.
I mean at this point it'll prob crash the zone or get shut down. With all the hoopla I imagine it's one or the other