The Heavensward Hype Train Keeps Going
Hey folks! Welcome back to another installment of Eorzea Reborn, where we’ve just seen the FFXIV hype train barrel along, breaking cold, cold gamer hearts everywhere.
Today’s talk is less of me talking and more of you folks watching a bunch of videos. To wit, there are actually four videos we’ve got in store for you today with regard to Heavensward, so we’ll start with the order they’ve been presented in YouTube, save for this one video that’s already been shown in a previous news release.
Dragonsong - Spoilers in the video -
Below, you’ll find a video called Dragonsong. This is basically your theme song for the Heavensward expansion.
Lyrics, according to this reddit post, follow after the video, if you want to sing along.
Children of the land do you hear
Echoes of truths that once rang clear
Two souls intertwined
One true love they did find
Bringing land and heavens near
But flames that burn full bright, soon fell dark
Memories dimmed by shadowed hearts
In the waxing gloom did wane the lover's moon
Watching as their worlds drift apart
One soul's cry
A passion dwelling within
Sacrifice, a final plea to her kin
Yet this bond of hope, by treachery was broke
Scattering her words to the wind
Swelling over long,
seas of blood, are a song
And death an afterthought
To those who fight for naught
A throne, lying empty
A reign, incomplete
Alone, for eternity
A pain, without cease
Children of the land, answer this
Why must you turn to empty bliss
Tell me why break trust, why turn the past to dust
Seeking solace in the abyss
Tell me why create, a circle none can break
Why must you let go, the life you were bestowed
This I fear I'll never know
Dungeons and Job Actions
The next two videos up for people to view are a visual overview of the new dungeons and the added job actions for both existing and new characters.
Heavensward Dungeon Crawl Video
Heavensward Job Actions Video
Community Representative Bayohne has the following thread on the FFXIV forums for those looking for some information on these new actions, along with a general recap of what to expect in new Heavensward areas as well as with regard to the changes to jobs in general.
The basic ideas, however, are that nearly every existing job gets a new stance of some kind, or a situational skill (especially for the Scholars) that will enhance general effectiveness. Alas, the Ninja job doesn’t get a lot of new toys to play with, and also will be getting positional adjustments as a balancing tune-up.
The final video, which came up nearly a day after the the first three videos above, is a wacky greenscreen video from the Tokyo FATE event.
Aside from cosplayers, you also get the added bonus of seeing Producer Naoki Yoshida dressed in Final Fantasy garb.
That said, check back in a week for more Final Fantasy XIV awesomeness, as we draw ever closer to the opening of Ishgard’s gates. Cheers, folks!