The Celestia Citizen (“The Final Days of the Endwalker” Edition)

Hello, my fellow Celestians! And welcome to another edition of the Celestia Citizen! It is June 2024, and we are now in the last few days of Spring. Summer is due to begin on June 20th, and then a few days later is the start of Early Access for the new expansion, Dawntrail! As we look back on the last expansion, Endwalker, which had released on December 3, 2021, we look back upon not just the end of the expansion, but the end of a story that had built up since the original Final Fantasy XIV and continued through A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers.

Starting from one of the major cities in Aldenard, working our way through to its very boundaries across ARR and Heavensward, then traveling to Othard for Stormblood, exploring Norvrandt in the First for Shadowbringers, then visiting Old Sharlayan with Thavnair and Garlemald in Endwalker, and taking the fight for existence itself to the very heavens and stars…it is a journey that millions of people around the world have experienced in the span of a full decade.

However, despite one story ending, this means another can begin. And Dawntrail is the beginning of a new story, the next major chapter in the Warrior of Light’s travels. For this story, we will explore another continent, Yok Tural, situated at the western edge of the known world.

And this exploration is due to begin very soon, so be sure to get in your pre-orders and opportunities for Early Access via the information below.

This is the last repeat of the previous information featured in the last couple of newsletters. Here is a simple recap of the content posted to that newsletter regarding Dawntrail’s release.

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: Dawntrail Promotional Website is Live!: 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)

FFXIV: North American Data Center Expansion: Link

FFXIV European Data Center Expansion: Link

Yo-Kai Watch! Event Continues (Continuing until 06/25/2024): Link

Moogle Treasure Trove – The Second Hunt for Genesis (Continuing until 06/24/2024)

Dragon Quest X Collaboration Returns (Live now and until 06/20/2024)

PvP Series 5 (Continuing until 6/26/2024): Link

FFXIV Producer Live Letter LXXXII: Link (Goes to Discord Post on FC Discord server)

48 Hour Maintenance for Dawntrail Early Access (06/26/2024 – 06/28/2024)

FFXIV Dawntrail Early Access (06/28/2024 – 07/01/2024)

FFXIV Dawntrail Official Release (Begins 07/02/2024)

Free Company News and Social Events

FC Room Decorating Contest

On Saturday, June 8th, the FC had its Room Decorating Contest held.

The winners are:

1st Place: Z’attania Tsu

2nd Place: Elhana Greenwood

3rd Place: Floky Skjaldmaer

As for our participants, below are snapshots of each members’ FC room.

We start with the 1st Place winner, Z’attania Tsu, who brought a touch of heaven to her own corner of the house.

Free Company News and Social Events (Continued)

Next, we have Elhana Greenwood’s hellish abode for a lovely contrast.

Next, we have Floky Skjaldmaer’s also hellish home but set to The Good Place (TV show).

And then we have our remaining participants: Orgun Pendragon, and Sky Rendwyrm.

And Sky Rendwym. Congratulations to all of our participants for their wonderful submissions!

Beyond the Light Interview

What is your in-game character’s name?: Ojin Cleric

What race are you currently in-game?: Elezen

What drew you into your current choice of race?: I love the idea that Elezen typically have a longer life span and they look majestic!

When did you first start playing FFXIV?: September 2010

What drew you to pick up and play FFXIV?:

I played FFXI when it was released in NOV of 2024. I was hooked. As an avid lover and fan boy of all things final fantasy I was excited. I feel like left or right, republican or democrat; there was wow or ffxiv. And I was proud to be in the XIV camp. Through battling in sky, NM’s, and exploring the music and zones. This game made me. This carried over to ffxiv 1.0 where I was just relieved really that we had this succession. Oddly, I did like 1.0. Listening to Twilight over Thanalan in a game that was meant for me.

How far have you gotten into the MSQ (Main Story Questline) of FFXIV?: Through Shadowbringers. I’m taking my time bc I never want it to be over!!

What was your first (job? class? role?) when you started?: WHM. Forever and always.

What motivated you to pick that first (job? class? role?): I played Healer in XIV and I love the pressure that comes with it.

To date, what favorite jobs/roles/classes do you have?: WHM

What kind of content do you enjoy?: PvP, Savage Raids, Crafting and/or Gathering, Duty Content, Casual Content, Collectible Getting, Exploring (Other)

What would you say is your favorite content type from FFXIV? And why?: End Game Raiding and Socializing.

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

The lineage of FF coupled with the community and ambiance.

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

It would be crazy to implement but Random Gear stat drops or random gear perks would be cool. This could help to differentiate you as you get “God rolls” and could help with retention in the games late future.

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

I will never forget going to the very first FFXIV fan fest. Everyone was so happy. So many memories made and I was proud to goto the first one in Vegas. One standout moment was beating Odin in front of thousands of others. Everyone cheered, and it was an epic fight down to the wire!! That was such a special moment that I’ll never forget.

When did you join Celestia?: February 2024

What drew you to join Celestia?: As a legacy member, Ive always been on the Hyperion server. I have some real life friends that played on a different server. While I love FFXIVs ability to have functionality across server, I wanted to be part of a bigger community but with a familiar aspect. After conversation I was able to convince them to pay the $18 to transfer to me (Thanks guys!). Now all that was left was finding a culture and community that was relatable. Believe it or not this was harder than I thought. After using the community finder I saw some leadership names that I recognized and a discord link. After clicking, I found a solo player hanging in chat. That person was Majestic Eagle. He was so kind and answered All hundreds of my questions. After, I knew it was the right place for my smaller team. We’ve spent the last few seats feeling validated and welcomed in this great community with amazing people. Very grateful.

What do you like about Celestia as a Free Company?: It’s people. And in a game this big, it’s clear that the leaderships hard work is evident. Leading to great results with fellowship.

What is your favorite weekly event to participate in with Celestia?: FEEESH lol (Fishing)

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

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