Hello, fellow Celestians! Welcome to another edition of the Celestia Citizen newsletter! The weather has been getting more dreary with each passing day and week. And while it is hurricane season for some, soon it will be snowstorm and blizzard season for others. Nevertheless, remember to hope and pray for your friends, family, and loved ones who live in these places and that we will make it to 2023 with a strong finish. This month has us honoring four things: veterans, thankfulness, and dirt cheap sales. And Final Fantasy XIV. Let us not forget that!
Veteran’s Day has come and gone with Friday, November 11th. Thanksgiving will arrive on Thursday, November 24th. And Black Friday (the start of the deep discounting of a year’s worth of products) will arrive on Friday, November 25th. What of Final Fantasy XIV, you may ask? Yes, you may. With the Live Letter having just premiered Part 1 this past Friday as well, we have some information on the next major patch coming: Patch 6.3. And a taste of what is to come will be present in here.
With that introduction out of the way, let us get to it!
Final Fantasy XIV News
First, let us get the details out of the way for recent changes to Final Fantasy XIV. On Tuesday, November 1st, the addition of the new data center was completed and enabled. With the new worlds, housing was also scheduled to become available for purchase on Friday, November 4th. Details on the expansion are here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/85ed6ec307c5fa7732b2b8d33b9b64e0b536f24c
Next, Patch 6.28 also released alongside the new Data Center. The changes herein cover mainly Battle System Changes, some issues, items, and more here: Patch 6.28 Notes | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone
Lastly, the Live Letter’s summary is to be discussed. With the timing of the Live Letter, and no officially published details on Patch 6.3 available as of yet, please refer to the Free Company’s Discord Server to read on this information as was captured live on Friday, November 11th. The content is available in the Discord’s #ffxiv-updates channel.
Free Company Updates and Social Events
On the Free Company side, we had our Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 29th. With the conclusion of the Halloween Costume Party, submissions were accepted for the FC Costume Contest. After several days of voting, here are the winners:
For the green/orange color theme, Junno Highwind took the First Place spot with Grey Rat in Second Place!
For the ‘witchiest’ costume, Sadie Black won First Place with Elhana Greenwood taking Second Place!
And for the Cosplay theme, Grey Rat took First Place with Kazuo Akagi taking Second Place!
Please be sure to give congratulations to our resident winners!
From 11/2 to 11/7, intrepid Celestia fisherfolk participated in Eorzea Shark Week, chasing down various sharks by rod and spear in pursuit of glory. We had 18 participants and distributed over 60 raffle tickets for the main prize! At the end of the week, the drawing for the $25 of mogstation merchandise was won by Eternal Slumber. Individual events during the week were also won by Urbosa Vah’naboris and Illiana Rostova. Credit goes to Simera Yeep for this.
The next Free Company event is going to be the Hide & Seek event, scheduled for Saturday, November 19th.
Beyond the Light
Hello, everyone! Here is where our monthly Beyond the Light interview would go…
However, we did not receive enough entries this month for raffling off for one to be featured. My apologies.
This is a personal section of the newsletter I created to allow our FC members to tell us more about themselves, and give themselves a spotlight for a time as everyone gets to know our resident Warrior of Lights beyond what is on the surface…beyond the light.
If you are willing to provide an interview for the upcoming newsletters, you may submit it via Google Forms here: Beyond the Light – Application for Celestia (CEL) Newsletter Interview – Google Forms
This section will thrive and function at the contributions of our resident FC members. Please do not be shy and be encouraged to share your love for the game, and your character, with everyone else who can appreciate and enjoy your efforts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me via Discord 🙂 .
Black Friday Preparations
As mentioned before, the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. It is considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and sits in the middle of one of the busiest shopping weekends of the entire year (between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday). Many businesses will do deep discounts on many items from the last couple of years, resulting in cheap items that one or many can take advantage of for themselves, or for others.
But how does that work out for you? In the case of multimedia, whether it is movies, TV shows, or video games, you can find many sites that offer substantial discounts in a trackable fashion.
For tracking prices on movies and TV shows, with some video games (physical ones), I like to use Blu-Ray.com via this link: Blu-ray, Blu-ray Movies, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Reviews
Let’s face it: You’re here for the sales on video games. One reliable website that still continues to hold strong on tracking video game sales is CheapAssGamer, via this link: Cheap Video Game Shopping, Sales and Deals – Cheap Ass Gamer .
If you’re on the hunt for digital sales, Playstation 4 and 5 owners can utilize PSNDeals here: PSN Sale & PlayStation Store Deals | Game Price Tracker | PS Prices & Discount Checker (psndeals.com) .
Switch owners can track physical and digital sales on Switch games via DekuDeals here: Deku Deals – Nintendo Switch price tracking and wishlist notifications .
Xbox owners can use Xbox Games Price Tracking here: Xbox Games Price Tracker — XB Deals in the official USA Microsoft Store .
And of course, if you’re looking for good ol’ scans of ads, you can utilize various Black Friday ad sites that will have these up when they are available. The most popular one is BlackFriday.com via: Black Friday 2022 Ads | BlackFriday.com .
We are now under 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving and Black Friday. And once we cross that threshold, it is one month straight to Christmas. As we venture deeper into November, we will be appreciative and thankful for many things because of Thanksgiving: health, life, love, comfort, friendship, family, perhaps a new XIV patch, and more.
Please remember that this time of the year is also going to impose upon us other things as well. But that is going to wait for the next newsletter come mid-December. 🙂 For now, please be thankful and worry about being joyous next month. Apologies for the short newsletter this month. Be sure to use your free time advantageously this season and enjoy yourselves! See you, Space Warriors of Light!