The latest producer's letter for Final Fantasy XIV from Naoki Yoshida has been published on The Lodestone. The letter goes into great detail about the results from the recent players' poll conducted by the FFXIV team. In addition to the poll numbers, Yoshida analyzes the results and gives a bit of insight into what they mean for the game's future.
As I mentioned previously in the poll analysis, examination and planning of changes to the battle system, and related changes to the Armoury system, are proceeding at a very rapid rate, as we would like to implement them as soon as possible. In particular, I would very much like to continue incorporating player feedback into the adjustments being made to the claiming/engaging system, and finalize it it the near future.
Also, please look forward to further news regarding the public company system (not the official name...), as I will be releasing more details on it soon!
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