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Release Date: Jun 23, 2015

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The Warriors of Light journey now to Ishgard a city-state mired in a thousand-year conflict with the dragons of the Dravanian Horde. Can our heroes uncover the ancient truths buried in Ishgard’s bloody history and help bring an end to the Dragonsong War? Can the Warriors of Light cast off the shadows that darken the realm?

Heroes of Eorzea, the time has come to rise once again! Set forth with players across the globe on an adventure that will take you to the heavens and beyond. A whole new FINAL FANTASY XIV awaits!

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    • OS: Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit, Windows® 8 32/64 bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 3GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows® 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 30
This is as well as base game is on sale for 20$ on Amazon as of 9/30/16.

I played for the month and enjoyed it, only issue is that to progress you need to complete the mainstory line. Also you wont have access to Havensward content until you complete the mainstory for a realm reborn. Another issue i had was finding a party to progress mainstory dungeons. Group finder for the dungeons will cuck you if your DPS Role, but will get spoiled if you went tank/healer.

Story/plot is very enjoyable. Combat is okay. PVP is almost nonexistant since i remember my buddy was in a que for 2 hours.
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328 of 336 people (98%) found this review helpful
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Posted: July 6, 2015

You NEED to catch up before buying Heavensward, the content of Heavensward and the 3 new classes CANNOT BE ACCESSED UNLESS YOU ARE COMPLETELY CAUGHT UP IN THE MAIN QUEST.

From Ultima Weapon to Heavensward there are NINETY FIVE (95) QUESTS. Buy it once you're caught up, don't buy it if you're 200 hours away of actually accessing the new stuff, if thats why you're buying the game. BE WARNED.

Its totally worth it by the way.
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183 of 230 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Posted: June 23, 2015
Woohoo! I am super excited about this expansion release for a few reasons:

1. The level cap has been increased.

2. Flying has been added!

3. New jobs! Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist.

4. New race of dragon people called the Au Ra.

5. More lore, more content, zones, more everything!

That being said:

FFXIV isn't a game for everyone. In fact, I haven't found many neutral opinions about it. People either seem to love it or hate it. Some of the reasons people dislike it are actually the reasons why I DO like it.

I love the artwork, the story, and the people. I also love the hard work you have to put into things so that they feel rewarding and not having it just handed to you. The player base seems a bit more mature than other games. I also love that I don't have to have alts to try new things since I can learn every class and crafting skill on the same toon.

Some folks claim there is a grind, but honestly after playing the first Everquest for several years(remember when you could get kicked by a snake?), nothing has ever been a grind to me so maybe I'm desensitized.

'Gil sellers' can be a little annoying if you roll on a low pop server, so it is easier to avoid them by waiting until the realm restrictions are removed in the wee small hours of the morning to roll your character. In the past month, I've only gotten ONE gil selling whisper.

If you absolutely must play on the lower pop realms, just know that you will be getting whispered a lot so keep that in mind. If you don't want to be bothered by it I really strongly suggest rolling on the Balmung server.

The community is pretty good too. I almost never see people being rude or hateful to others. In fact, I have only seen one person having a public melt down over drama and the community was able to talk them down to a calm state. It was both scary and amazing haha.

For more in depth information on all the new features/artwork I mentioned here, visit the expansion URL over at the Square Enix FFXIV site:
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Posted: June 25

If you created an FFXIV account before buying the game on steam (like, if you had the game on PS3/PS4) you have to buy the DLC on Mogstation. Or else it simply won't be compatible
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69 of 72 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 23
Fair warning, if you purchase this expansion you have to make sure you have a lvl 50 character and have passed the story to a certain point. I won't say which point so as to avoid spoilers but if you want to know what part of the story, you have to google that yourself.
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101 of 122 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Posted: June 27, 2015
Goodbye WoW! Where have I been for the past 2 or so years? Not on FFXIV, where I should have been in the first place. I should have said goodbye to WoW long before WoD but 5.4 blindsided me and then WoDs nostalgia got me. But now - goodbye and good riddance. This game easily tops it -- especially now. A Realm Reborn alone topped MoP overall and WoD easily, whereas Heavensward blows WoW straight out of the water altogether. I'll never look back.
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117 of 158 people (74%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
Posted: July 5, 2015
Canada with dragons 11/10
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 2
IMPORTANT: After buying this, you must right click FF14 on your steam library, click on View CD key, then go to Square enix mog station website, log in, go to "Your account" and choose to enter the code for the expansion. Then your account is officially upgraded to heavensward.

Enjoy the new main menu music, new story, new clases, new mounts (with their own theme songs while riding), new dungeons/raids/primals (if you are tank prepare yourself, enemies hit hard even if you have the recommended item level)
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 6, 2015
The expansion is well built. New race, more gear, raised level cap (60 now), 3 new jobs, and a ton of more content. That being said, you can't experience ANY of it unless you are level 50 with at least one class and have done the 100 or so lv50 story quests. I recommend this, but only if you are level 50. Other than that, wait to purchase this.
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72 of 97 people (74%) found this review helpful
153 people found this review funny
Posted: July 30, 2015
A time distorting black hole that only sucks in hours of your life. Stay away if you don't want to be spaghettified.

It's already too late for me.
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Posted: October 12
This is a must! I don't regret upgrading to get to freaking fly o mg.
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Posted: September 17
I drifter back to ffxiv again after 2 years. I didnt make any research but bought the expansion straight away. I was so lost when I logged back in and couldnt remember anything from story, interface or game mechanics. Thank fod I found a helping soul from the realm.

Indeed you will need to grind your way towards heavensward content, but I have heard rhe HW content will be amazing!

The game might be slow phased at first to some, especially as there is so many fast phased mmo games out right now. But I must tell.. If u love PvE in MMO games, you will love ff xiv! So much good dungeons to do and enjoy. And very challenging. Funny thing is that I stopped playing ARR as i found the content too challenging and hc. But now Im back and rdy for the xhallenge again!
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Posted: September 12
I feel like I can say a thing or two about heavensward and its content, so let's do that.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is the first expansion made for Final Fantasy XIV: A realm reborn, a game that have literaly been reborn after the failure its first itiration met. It is pretty much a must have once you complete the "A realm reborn" story, however you don't have to own Heavensward, if you're just starting out with the game. All you'll miss out on is one additional race to chose from at the begining and little EXP once you reach level 50 during the final quests of ARR.

The Story:
It's a direct continuation of the ARR story that leaves us in an interesting spot, driving us through the gates of Ishgard where our heroes run into all kinds of problems the Ishgardians are dealing with. The main plot here is a war between man and dragon raging for many years, while Ascians do appear through the plot here and there, they are not the main driving force in 3.0. The overall writing is pretty solid and keeps you playing, it's much better than the intial 2.0 questline and has the drive of 2.1 -> 2.55 storyline. In short, it's pretty good! There are some questionable decisions made by the story team, some made people upset while I believe the dev team though people would be happy. Might make no sense but I want to keep this spoiler free. Overall it feels like you're playing an old-school final fantasy game rather than an MMO, you're traveling with your party through an immersive world trying to stop the dragon war.

The world/areas:
If you thought the ARR areas were great, these are even better. Each individual area is up to twice as big as ARR areas. This is mostly because you are allowed to fly in them once you complete a certain side quest and unlock all the air currents in each of them. The areas feel much bigger than they are simple because of the fact some of them have more explorable layers. You'll visit the sea of clouds, a vast area full of floating islands or Dravanian Hinterlands which are plains with old structures ocupied by goblins, surrounded by mountains. It's a really pretty world occupied once again by http://some really dope music

The music:
In ARR you'd hear some background music here and there in the wilderness, prepare to have it always present in Heavensward areas. It's this way because you constantly jump between areas in ARR where as in HW you stay in one area for a while, so you can appreciate full soundtrack better. That's at least what the dev team told us. Either way it's really nice, it isn't distracting and plays a nice role in the overall feel of the world. http://I found myself just staying in one place listening to the background music here. But the music is not just orchestral, in certain boss fights you will hear electronic music as well, you'll certainly find your favourite in this OST.

New classes:
This expansion comes with 3 new classes, DPS, tank and healer respectively. You can only access them once you beat the ARR story and get into Ishgard. They start at level 30 saving you some grind while taking them to an approprite level if you want to switch for heavensward to one of them. It's the range physical DPS Machinist wielding a gun and able to summon a turret helping you and your team. With the Bard class, Machinist falls under the support DPS category. Dark Knight is the new Tank class mastering the arts of darkness wielding a huge dual hand sword and last but not least is the Astrologian healing class, taking advantage of cards to buff his teammates while providing much needed white magic healing wielding a weird astrologian globe. Each of the new classes have a unique feel to them and need to be mastered. The most popular out of the bunch remains Dark Knight with machinist and Astrologian falling a bit behind its competition within the existing jobs but they are still very viable in end-game content when played properly.

The Au Ra race:
With the expansion installed you also get a new race option in the "create a class" menu. You can either start a new character or use the Fantasia potion to change your existing class into it. They are "dragon people" to put it into a perspective. Very humanoid characters with dragon scales and horns. The male version is very manly and can be pretty big compared to other races (except for the Roegadyn males which still remain the bigest playable race), their horns are much bigger compared to their female counterpart and are overall much more scary looking. The females on the other hand are much more elegant and small. They can be very beautiful and at first glance you wouldn't expect them to be dangerous at all. Out of these two options the males are much more interesting in design but the female Au Ra is very popular as well, making them a decent competition for the population of female Miqo'te.

The gameplay:
Not much have changed here, it's still the same game, with the same basic formula. You have your basic 4-man dungeons, larger 8-man raids and trials. The new dungeons are well designed but follow the same rules as ARR dungeons - linear path and 3 boss rooms in them, with rewards inbetween some containing a rare item like pets, that might or might not occur once you complete a run. The new exploration missions on Diadem were a dissapointment for me as they are less about exploration and more about grinding the same spots over ond over. The Alexander raids are much different to the Coils of bahamut in ARR in aesthetics, newly featuring a "Normal" or "story" mode as well as "savage" mode for the hardcore population. and of course the new 24-man raid which is not much difficult but rewards you with some nice gear. There's a lack of mid-tier content, the story mode of Alexander is too easy and the Savage mode is too hard for the general public, you may be left unsatisfied here. The weekly lock-out on gear is still present as well as tombstones with a weekly cap. Meaning you can get 1 piece of gear from current relevant raid tier and up to 450 capped tombstones weekly, slowing down the gearing process which... Makes sense since you "only" get a major update every 3 months but can feel unnecesary at times.

The conclusion:
If you enjoyed ARR and want more, you'll love heavensward and is a must have for you. Overall it's a solid 8 on the 1-10 scale for me, I believe the dev team can do better. The lack of mid-core content and the little to no difference in patches following the same formula ARR had might get stale after a while, flying feels great, the new areas are lovely, the story is pretty good. Honestly if you're going to play just for the story, it's worth it.
One more thing, if you have yet to finish the ARR story a spoiler heavy introduction is going to play once you install heavensward and start up the game, for your own sake, skip it, do yourself a favour.
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Posted: September 7
I absolutely loved FF14. There wasn't an MMO I loved more than this. But... The only issue I ran into was ME related. I couldn't get enough time to grind out the things I needed in the game.

Grinding in this game grew on me unfortunately. The amount of time it took to grind ANYTHING in this game was so long, I just couldn't keep up... When I get home from work, I would only have an hour before bed [With a 2 year old and all] and a house / wife to manage.

I recommend all to this game, though I wouldn't if you already have commitment's elsewhere.
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Posted: September 2
I double purchased accounts. They refused to transfer game time from one account to the other. Will not be buying from Square Enix ever again. Even when someone takes an item back to the store, they can at least exchange it for something else within 30 days. These people didn't even give me 24 hours and I'm not talking about STEAM, I am talking about Square Enix.

It's unnacceptable and Square Enix has the snottiest Tech Support in history; they can't even tolerate being challenged on their policies. They need to change their policies, I didn't even want a refund, I wanted the subscription to be credited to a new account. They act like I'm asking them for the keys to their house!

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Posted: August 31
I rate this game My Hours/10
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Posted: July 30
It's 'A Realm Reborn', but with better dragoons.

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Posted: July 19
One of the greatest games in the MMORPG genre sure it has a monthly fee but the developer's deliver tons and tons of content each month making it well worth your money and effort to play this game, it also has alot of replayability since any 1 character can play any class at any single time and having 1 high lvl class helps your low lvl classes lvl up much faster.
Personally I already have 6 lvl 50+ classes giving me tons of exp bonuses for my other low lvl classes.
You can do just about anything in this game, tons of worker classes even fishing xD and they all have their own distinct quest lines to follow.
Also if your High lvl and you want to do dungeons with your friends who are low lvl they have a Sync system that virtually lowers your lvl enough to the default necesary for said dungeon that way you cant "Break" the dungeon just cause you were a higher lvl.
Even former WOW players came to this game, its just that good.
The full controller support is a definite bonus since I used to play it on my PS3 and was accustomed to the controls there now im on PC and I can still use my controller.
For my final comment Ill just say this, It would be a mistake not to atleast try this game out, I mean there is a free trial for a reason :P
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