The Celestia Citizen

“Live Letter LXXX” Edition

  • The Celestia Citizen (“Live Letter LXXX” Edition)

    Hello, my fellow Celestians! And welcome to another edition of the Celestia Citizen! It is April 2024, and we are now in spring! Sunshine, storm clouds, sprouting of flowers and trees, and a surprise drop: Dawntrail preorders are finally live, and we are going to have out 80th Live Letter!!!

    Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail is confirmed for July 2nd, 2024, with Early Access beginning on June 28, 2024. Pre-orders have gone live on various services, and links are below!!!

    Dawntrail SE Version (PC):

    Dawntrail Steam Version (PC):

    Dawntrail Dawntrail PSN Version:

    Dawntrail Xbox Version:

    Final Fantasy XIV News

    FFXIV x FFXVI Crossover Event (4/2/2024 to 5/8/2024): Link

    Final Fantasy XIV Online – Starter Edition Available on Xbox Game Pass (3/21/2024 to 4/19/2024): Link

    Letter From the Producer (Live Letter LXXX, 4/12/2024): Link

    Capture of Live Letter LXXX Details – Linked on FC Discord Server here: Link

    FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark – Available Now!: Link

    (Be sure to also share your results with the FC for fun on the FC Discord server via direct link here!: Link)

    Free Company News and Social Events

    Awareness of Scams on Discord

    On Discord, an awareness was shared for scams circulating on the service. Refer to the Announcement made on the Discord FC Server for details, linked here: Link

    FC Murder Mystery Event

    Join the FC members on Saturday, May 4th to enjoy our annual Murder Mystery event! Join via our Murder Mystery channel & signup linked here (Discord FC Server): Link

    Beyond the Light Interview

    What is your in-game character’s name?: Taja Lattteh

    What race are you currently in-game?: Miqo’te

    What drew you into your current choice of race?: I was limited in race because I started on the free trial and didn’t yet have all the expansions (and by virtue of that, didn’t have all the races). I found that the Miqo’te females were the most aesthetically pleasing of the races I had available.

    When did you first start playing FFXIV?: March 2023

    What drew you to pick up and play FFXIV?:

    I sort of picked it up twice. My nephew used to play, and he and a mutual friend talked about it a lot. They tried to get me to play, but I told them that I didn’t really want to get into another mmo because I didn’t exactly look back fondly on my near decade of World of Warcraft. But eventually, I downloaded the free trial (in secret, because I was too embarrassed to admit that I caved lol), and played it for a few weeks. They had stopped playing it and moved on to something else, so I was stuck playing it by myself. The game looked good, the music was good, and I was kind of enjoying it, but I got bored kind of quickly because I didn’t have anyone to talk to. So I stopped. Fast forward to the end of July. My nephew is over and sees FFXIV on my PS5 and we start talking about it. I told him that it seemed like a great game, but I just don’t enjoy playing alone. He then says “Oh, you need a FREE COMPANY.” So I looked around and saw Celestia. They were BIG, and I think “Big clans are always unwieldy and full of drama.” But I look around and I’m like “Wow, they got a WEBSITE!” And I look around a bit more and I’m like “OMG THEY HAVE MERCH???” So I thought “Well, these guys really got it together, so maybe it won’t be so bad.” And y’all have been really great! So, I guess if I had to pick one thing above everything else as to what drew me in, it would have to be the community. Both inside and outside the FC, the community has really surprised me as to how pleasant it is.

    How far have you gotten into the MSQ (Main Story Questline) of FFXIV?: I just finished ARR, and am in the middle of the patch quests.

    What was your first (job? class? role?) when you started?: Monk

    What motivated you to pick that first (job? class? role?): I tend to enjoy highly mobile character classes. My favorite character in WoW was a Vengeance Demon Hunter tank. So when I read the description on the character creation screen, my first thought was “This job was made with me in mind.”

    To date, what favorite jobs/roles/classes do you have?: Monk is my absolute favorite so far. But I also have Black Mage to 50, and I picked up Archanist to level passively because I thought it would be good to have a healer in my stable. I also just picked up Blue Mage, and levelled Goldsmith to 19 to do the Glamour quests.

    What kind of content do you enjoy?: MSQ, Duty Content, Side Quests, Glamour Collecting, Casual Content, Collectible Gathering

    What would you say is your favorite content type from FFXIV? And why?: MSQ is my favorite content so far. I’m actually surprised at how much effort was put into writing an intriguing and powerful story, and I’m genuinely shocked at how easily I became invested in the characters and the story. As an example, there was a point where the Waking Sands got attacked and you didn’t know where anyone was. The aftermath of that was depressing, and I found it difficult to continue on in the story. But I did and eventually I reached the point to where Alphinaud had decided that it was time to return to the Waking Sands and start picking up the pieces. And I didn’t want to go. The thought of it was just depressing. And when we went in and Yda was standing there, alone in the dark, and it was then I realized how much emotionally invested I was in all of the characters. And then Y’shtola came in and I just wanted my character to hug them both. But it was when, we’re sitting there resting before we get started on finding everyone else, Hydaelyn speaks, and it brought tears to my eyes. It was just the feeling that everything was going to be okay.

    What is one thing you like about FFXIV that distinguishes them from other MMOs?:

    The Duty Finder. I really like how it incentivizes higher level characters to do lower level content, because it made it really easy to progress after having such a late start.

    If you could make at least 1 change to FFXIV based on personal preference, what would you pick and why?:

    I haven’t really played long enough to have many ideas as to what to change, but if I had to come up with something, it would be more ear options for Miqo’te. Elezen get ear options. Lalafell get ear options. But Miqo’te? One option.

    What is your most memorable/favorite moment in FFXIV?:

    I’ve mentioned this several times in the FC chat, but it still kind of surprises me that people wait on your cutscenes in dungeons. My nephew mentioned this but I always thought he was pulling my leg. But I get into Thousand Maws of Toto Rak and, just before the last boss, there’s this huge cutscene. And I keep thinking “They’re going to go without me.” But it never happens. And when it’s over, all 3 of them are standing there, just waiting. And honestly, it still kinda surprises me.

    When did you join Celestia?: July 2023

    What drew you to join Celestia?: I found you on Lodestone. I was looking for people to play with, and you really looked like you had it together.

    What do you like about Celestia as a Free Company?: You’ve got some really nice people who can have fun just standing around, stacking your Carbuncles on top of each other.

    What is your favorite weekly event to participate in with Celestia?: I’m lower level, so I haven’t had the opportunity to participate in much yet as most of it is above my pay grade. But I’m kind of looking forward to the treasure hunting and maybe even the end game learning.

    Thank you to our monthly newsletter participant for a wonderful interview! 🙂

    Call 2 Interview (For Beyond the Light)!

    We currently are in need of more FC members willing to participate in our Beyond the Light interview!

    The link to the interview form is here, as well as hosted under our Discord server > #announcements channel!

    Important: There is a new interview form open to ALL members, whether a Google Account is used or not. Pictures are optional, and those selected to be interviewed for newsletter will be followed up with for possible pictures.

    Form Link: Link

    Z’attania Tsu’s “House Tours” – Temporary Pause

    Z’attania Tsu will be temporarily pausing her House Tours coverage! For those who have enjoyed reading those sections, I do apologize for the absence of it. However, please look forward to the return of it soon! And thank you kindly for your patience and understanding!