Hi, there!

To coincide with the July version update, Producer Akihiko Matsui hosted another Freshly Picked Vana'diel to go over some of the new content and discuss other topics pertinent to adventuring. The following is a digest of what was discussed.

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Hello, Matsui here.

Thank you for tuning into Freshly Picked Vana'diel 41.
This time, we were invited to a summer offline meeting set up by Dengeki at the Tokyo Culture Culture in Shibuya. The broadcast was separated into two parts this time. In the first part, we invited voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi and singer RiRiKA as guests. We focused on the September version update details, as well as other information. In the second half, we answered some questions we received from our fellow adventurers.

We've put together a digest and an archived video for those of you who were unable to join us for the broadcast, or simply want to recap on all the information.

With that said, let's start with a recap of part 1.

Table of Contents
  • Version Update
    This segment of the show focused on the major aspects of the September version update.
    • Dynamis - Divergence Upgrading Synthesis Equpment
      As mentioned in our previous Freshly Picked Vana'diel 40, after the September version update players will be able to attach augment to synthesized equipment from Dynamis - Divergence.

      There are three routes available for the augment, each themed around follow-up attack, increase in attack, and those specific to the weapon type.

      The follow-up attack is a new weapon property that deals an additional attack after an auto attack. When combined with Double Attack and Triple Attack, it'll increase the number of attacks to three or four.

      We also quickly went over the other properties from the other available augment routes in the video.

      We also introduced the neck equipment available from Dynamis - Divergence as well.

      You upgrade both the weapon and the neck equipment by accumulating Reinforcement Points, which then upgrades them in stages. There are two ways to accumulate the Reinforcement Points, the first method is by turning in items. For this one, we're planning a new item. Another method is by defeating regular monsters inside Dynamis - Divergence. The upper limit on the Ranks available on the equipment varies depending on their quality (NQ/HQ/HQ2). The higher the quality, the higher you will be able to upgrade.
    • Relic/Mythic(Ergon)/Empyrean/Aeonic Weapon Upgrades
      We went over the upgrades for Relic/Mythic(Ergon)/Empyrean/Aeonic weapon upgrades in the stream and showed the before and after stats for the Scythe as an example.

      We also went over how these weapons will be upgraded. Along with the method we explained in the previous Freshly Picked Vana'diel, where you must deal a specific amount of damage to the Wave 3 boss, you will also accumulate Reinforcement Points by defeating the boss. Furthermore, we added a new condition where you can accumulate a specific amount of Job Points as well. These weapons will also be upgraded in stages by accumulating Reinforcement Points.
  • Fujito's /say
    • Day of the Shadow Lord
      The Day of Shadow Lord is among us and continues until September 30, at 7:59 a.m. (PDT) / 2:59 (GMT) / 3:59 (BST). In this event, adventurers can receive the Shadow Lord's storied blade, the Lament, as spoils for completing the Shadow Lord Battle battlefield, so be sure to participate in the event!

      The Community Team is looking into other ideas for future events, so please look forward to them as well!