Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker‘s first post-expansion patch got here out right this moment, including a brand new eight-player raid and making numerous tweaks and changes. As I used to be peeping the patch notes I got here throughout one thing I hadn’t anticipated: Sq. Enix fastened the goddamn grapes.
In case you missed it, the Closing Fantasy 14 neighborhood briefly turned obsessive about these low-poly grapes present in Labyrinthos, one of many enlargement’s new zones you’ll be able to go to. Some thought the grapes have been an atrocity, whereas others (together with our personal Tyler Colp) thought they were fantastic. I am on Tyler’s facet—they have been lovely, blocky and distinctive bunches of polygons.
It appears all of the memes and tweets have been sufficient to carry the grapes to Sq. Enix’s consideration although, as the brand new patch has made them significantly much less chunky. They don’t seem to be fairly on the ranges of element because the notorious 1.0 flower pot, however the sight of them is not as jarring anymore. The patch notes are daring sufficient to name the low-poly grapes a problem, claiming they “have been lowered in extra to alleviate system reminiscence utilization within the space,” however I believe there is a good probability they would not have modified had their presence not rapidly turn out to be a joke amongst the neighborhood.
Their misplaced roughness is being mourned on Twitter and Reddit, which actually simply goes to indicate how rapidly gamers can turn out to be connected to the daftest issues, even issues they’ve spent the final two weeks taking the piss out of. I am fairly unhappy they’re gone too, however we’ll at all times bear in mind the OGs—you’ll be able to polish a grape crystal, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a grape crystal in any case.
Patch 6.01 has additionally made some precise significant adjustments. Solo obligation ‘In from the Chilly’ has had its Simple and Very Simple difficulties tweaked following frustrations across the quest’s construction, making it simpler to find sure gadgets wanted. New eight-player raid Pandæmonium brings merchandise degree 580 armour, and a problem inflicting recreation sound to chop out utterly has been fastened. Expertise from dungeons from ranges 81 to 89 have been elevated and NPCs ought to not randomly float when accompanying you throughout quests.