Episode 2

Published on:

16th Oct 2020

Eorzea Explosion

This episode is all about Final Fantasy XIV as we go over the details from the latest Live Letter from the Producer and explore the new goodies from patch 5.35!

Trivia question of the day: What is the name of the academy that Squall and Zell attend? (Answer at the bottom of the episode summary).

Episode Summary

  • Introduction / Trivia
  • Our week in Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy will be playable on PS5!
  • Fan Festival 2021 is cancelled, but a virtual event may be happening
  • Patch 5.35
  • 5.35 releasing on October 13th
  • The Bozjan Southern Front
  • Up to 72 players!
  • Story quests and/or extra challenges
  • Possible new currency “mettle”. Tied to resistance rank
  • Battles (like open world dungeon / raid) consist of 24-48 players
  • Requires level 71 to start, should be good for leveling
  • Resistance Weapons
  • Next phase of weapon upgrade unlocks
  • Get items in Bozjan or elsewhere
  • Skysteel Tools upgrades added
  • More housing! Three new wards per neighborhood
  • Community Finder added to Lodestone
  • Patch 5.4 Announcement
  • 5.4 “Future’s Rewritten” announced for early December 2020
  • New MSQ
  • New dungeon: Matoya’s Relict
  • New scenario: The Sorrow of Werlyt - Emerald Weapon
  • Eden’s Promise Raid
  • Job Adjustments:
  • Blue Mage increasing to 70
  • Monk among others targeted for work
  • Crafter and gatherer changes are coming as well
  • More Resistance Weapon upgrades
  • Ishgardian Restoration will come to an end
  • Many other features! Check out the complete breakdown in the links below
  • GamesRadar’s Golden Joystick Awards nominated FFXIV for multiple awards!
  • Still Playing Award
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Best Game Community
  • Trivia answer: Balamb Garden

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About the Podcast

Highwind Herald
A Final Fantasy Podcast
Welcome to Highwind Herald, a Final Fantasy podcast where we (two Final Fantasy obsessed brothers) discuss everything from Asura to Zell, and all things in between. We are your hosts, Wolfkinz and Solois, Brothers of Light.

This show focuses on Final Fantasy in its entirety, from their humble beginnings to the ambitious future.

About your host

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Eric Westfall

Podcaster Name: Wolfkinz

Favorite Final Fantasy: FFVIII
Favorite Character: Squall
Favorite Job: Red Mage
Favorite Airship: Ragnarok

I have been a fan of the series since FFVII in 1997. I have completed most of the numbered titles including both MMOs. I do not fancy myself a content creator as this is my first attempt at podcasting, but I am a huge fan and hopefully can provide you with a little entertainment. I am currently playing FFXIV as a Red Mage on Leviathan.