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    Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XLII Update Thread

    At the start of the broadcast, we'll be using this thread to post the summary from the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XLII!

    Watch the stream live on Twitch and YouTube.

    As we'll be updating this thread throughout the show, make sure to reload every so often! We'll be posting the event summary exclusively in the thread and posting reminders occasionally on Twitter. However, please keep in mind that updates won't be occurring in real-time and there may be a delay.

    After we create the full summary, it will be posted in the "Letter from the Producer LIVE" forum.
    * Please note that all summary information presented here, including terminology, is subject to change.

    See you here at 1:30 a.m. (PST) / 4:30 a.m. (EST) / 9:30 (GMT)!
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    Q1: After the patch went live, the instances were congested which made it very difficult to participate. Are you considering plans to move the instanced battles to the end of the quest line, or any counter-measures to mitigate the congestion?

    A1: We apologize that we had to undergo emergency maintenance on the day of the patch release.

    We encountered a similar issue previously which led to the same congestion issue occuring during quest instanced battles. We had measures in place for it; however, a human error occurred as well that caused the issue.

    As we would like for many people to enjoy the story, we made adjustments and worked up until the very last minute, but it’s very important to be able for everyone to play it, so we’ll be sure to carefully balance this moving forward.

    The structure of the main scenario quest is tied in with the flow of the scenario, so we can’t always move the instanced battles towards the end, but we will continue to make measures for the congestion.
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    Q2: While there were adjustments for all three tank jobs we still think that paladin is the most efficient of the three. Will there be increases to warrior and dark knight’s support abilities and DPS?

    A2: Party support abilities are aspects of the job’s identity, so we won’t make everything exactly the same. Also, we believe warriors are very strong right now.
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    Q3: The Blackest Night adjustment for dark knight was nice; however, I feel that the effect of Dark Passenger and Shadow Wall are still low compared to the MP cost and length of the recast time. I would like to see dark knight’s defensive properties expanded.

    A3: It feels like we’ve been receiving more requests to adjust the other jobs since the latest warrior adjustment.

    We believe the balance within each of the roles are starting to be even out, so we’re currently discussing to see how we can make adjustment to dark knight. Please wait a bit longer.

    Content is balanced around recast times of the buffs. So we don’t think that jobs will be strengthened simply by reducing the recast timers. We would like to carefully look into this.
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    Q4: For tank accessories, I believe it’s much more useful to meld Direct Hit onto the new crafted accessories than using accessories obtained from the new tokens and Savage raid. Are there any plans to adjust the stats on the accessories in the future?

    A4: I believe the issue here is that the first groups of players trying to complete the raids quickly are in favor of pushing their DPS. Once they obtain Savage accessories, we don’t think they will need that much DPS. We met players at the event today that suggested to make it so you can’t meld Direct Hit on them. While I understand the comments on this will be spit, we’re carefully discussing this right now.
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    Q5: Do you have any plans to buff support abilities for jobs that didn’t receive any update in Patch 4.2, such as samurai and red mage?

    A5: We have no plans to make any adjustment to red mage at this time. Since we buffed monk, players are asking for some type of buff for samurai, so we’re thinking of making adjustments that will push their DPS to match their job concept.
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    Q6: After the recent changes, black mage became much smoother to play! I think we just need support abilities to complete the adjustment, but do you have any plans to add any, or make adjustments to do this?

    A6: We believe everyone is focusing on their main job; however, we’re making sure the experience when playing the jobs are different. At the very least, we have no plans to add any new support abilities in the 4.x series. Also, there seems to be a trend where players believe they are at a disadvantage when they bring certain jobs to raids, but there won’t be any major disadvantage or advantage no matter what setup you have.
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    Q7: Do you have plans to add a system that would allow gear converted to glamour to be used using the previous glamour method without the use of a plate?

    A7: We’re currently receiving a lot of calls to our Support Center from players saying they converted the wrong gear. Converted gear aren’t gone completely, they can still be used as glamour.

    We may change or adjust the point on how it cannot be used as normal gear; however, there’s still the issue about inventory size, so we haven’t decided on this yet.

    We’re also developing a system that’ll allow glamouring directly using the items stored inside the dresser.
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    Q8: Do you have plans to increase the amount of items that can be stored inside the glamour dresser, or add more glamour plates?

    A8: This will increase the amount of data passed through the network, so we’re discussing where we can increase and make this possible. To increase the areas in which the plates can be applied, or to increase the amount of plates, we need to choose one, and we’re currently thinking to increase the number of plates available.

    We’re carefully looking at everyone’s data, so we would like to make adjustments while maintaining a good balance.
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    Q9: You’re able to participate in the Fashion Report from level 15, but is it possible to get a high score with just low level gear?

    A9: We would like Fashion Report to be the reason to start glamouring. You may think there’s no point in getting higher than 80 points, but for new players who just started their adventure, we would like them to feel that they’ll be able to enjoy glamouring as their levels increase.
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