The latest Letter from the Producer has been published on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn site that lays out some interesting new details about The Hunt, a feature that will arrive in game with the release of Defenders of Eorzea. The Hunt will send players on epic journeys of discovery to track down and defeat "elite mark" and notorious monsters roaming the game world. Defenders of Eorzea is expected to go live on Tuesday, July 8th.
Patch 2.3 brings a lot to the table with new dungeons, system features, items, and recipes. After watching the trailer, I'm sure many of you are still deciding where to begin. While you continue to consider your options, I'd like to shine the spotlight on one new system in particular: the Hunt.
The Hunt, a new initiative started by the Eorzean Alliance, will have adventurers tracking down and defeating notorious monsters roaming the land referred to as "elite marks," as well as visiting the Hunt board at each of the Grand Companies for bounties being offered to quell the lesser threats found in Eorzea. While any monster with a bounty on its head is considered a "mark," an elite mark, as the name implies, poses a much greater threat to the realm.
Read the full Letter from the Producer on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn forum.