One of the most frequently requested and eagerly awaited updates for FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is set to arrive next Tuesday, 24th February with the release of patch 2.51. Today, in anticipation of the 2.51 patch update, Square Enix Ltd., released a brand new press kit that offers further information on the Manderville Gold Saucer.
Since FINAL FANTASY VII, fans and the makers of the FINAL FANTASY series have held the idea of another Gold Saucer close to their hearts. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is about to open the doors to its very own towering theme park, with today’s press kit revealing what’s on offer for the game’s players.
Please note, there is no real money involved in the Gold Saucer – you spend and earn Manderville Gold Saucer Points.
Manderville Gold Saucer
Featuring image art, a map and scenes from the Gold Saucer environments.
Chocobo Racing/Chocobo Raising & Covering
Saddle up atop a majestic bird and go roaring down the turf to be crowned the fleetest in all of Eorzea! Chocobo racing, or “the sport of sultans”, as some have taken to calling it, is an experience like none other.
Even the best bird has its limits, so what’s a trainer to do when their chocobo reaches theirs? Arrange a “covering”, a union between two retired veterans to produce fledglings of a higher pedigree.
You and an opponent are locked in single combat – the five cards in your hand your sole weapon and your wits alone will help guide you to victory or defeat. This is Triple Triad, the gaming phenomenon that’s swept Eorzea!
The Cactpot comes in two varieties, Mini and Jumbo. Both involve the simple act of purchasing a ticket, which has the potential to yield a fortune of MGP. With the potential to be highly lucrative, adventurers are encouraged to enter early and often. As they like to say, “You need to be in it to win it!”
In addition to chocobo racing and Triple Triad, the Gold Saucer hosts several minigames for your entertainment. Simple yet captivating, you can never have too much time to enjoy these mini-attractions.
While enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gold Saucer, adventurers may happen upon audience-participatory events known as Gold Saucer Active Time Events, or GATEs. Why not join in the revelry with your comrades by seeking out a nearby GATE client?
Patch 2.5 – Before the Fall launched on 20th January 2015, bringing adventurers the first arc of Patch 2.5’s main scenario, including nearly two-thirds of the final main scenario quests, and featuring myriad challenges for every persuasion, with a whole host of exciting new content and experiences. Patch 2.51 further adds to this epic online adventure.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is available now on the PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®4 system and Windows PC. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at £7.69 / 10.99 €. The game recently surpassed 2.5 million adventurers worldwide.
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