FFXIV Ask the Devs! (11/19/2010)

Ask the Devs! (11/19/2010)

From The Lodestone: Following the Topics post of November 17, entitled New Features and User Interface Improvements, the FINAL FANTASY XIV community has expressed interest in and provided feedback regarding several of the changes planned for the coming version updates.

In today's post, the development and management teams address some of the most prominent questions and concerns in an ongoing FAQ series.

Discuss in the ZAM Forums...

Changes to User Interface

Q. I see that the inventory space for PCs and retainers is going to be expanded. Will this require me to complete a quest of some sort like the item-fetch gobbiebag quests of FINAL FANTASY XI?

A. Not at all. The inventory expansion will take effect for all players and retainers immediately following the version update on November 24.

Q. What is the difference between the automated and manual item sort features that are planned for release?

A. The automated item sort feature will organize a player's inventory by grouping together items of the same kind. Within these groupings, items will further be listed alphabetically. By using the manual sort option, however, players may arrange the items in their inventories however they see fit. Additional sort options will be added in future version updates, as well.

Q. What kind of features will be added to the Keyboard Settings section of the Configuration menu?

A. What kind of features will be added to the Keyboard Settings section of the Configuration menu?

  • Targeting Functions
  • Target Party Member 1
  • Target Party Member 2
  • Target Party Member 3
  • Target Party Member 4
  • Target Nearest PC
  • Target Nearest NPC
  • Other Mappable Functions
    • Open Attributes window
    • Open Gear window
    • Open Actions & Traits window
    • Open Point Allotment window
    • Open Loot window
    • Open Inventory
    • Open Journal
    • Open Bazaar
    • Examine target
    • Begin Synthesis action
    • Begin Gathering action
    Enemy Distribution

     Q. The before and after screenshots in the previous Topics post illustrating the changes to the distribution of enemies made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. What changed exactly? And why are they gazing into my soul?

    A. What the pictures come up incredibly short of depicting is an approximately 50% increase in the number of enemies. This figure is subject to some variation across areas. Soul-gazing may or may not be addressed in a future Topics post...

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    NPC Fellow
    # Nov 19 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
    Is there any possibility we may also see level cap increases in our NPC Fellow Adventurer? I believe the current level cap is 70. Might there be some mightily fun, adventurous, and dangerous quests that we may undertake to increase this as our own character's level caps increase?
    NPC Fellow
    # Nov 20 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
    Are you talking about FFXI lol?
    NPC Fellow
    # Nov 20 2010 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
    The targeting is a big big plus!! I'm glad we are finally able to target PT members quickly ^^
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