Final Fantasy XIV has published the full transcript and video of the Letter from the Producer LIVE event that took place last week. The discussion was over 90 minutes long and covered a lot of ground. Topics went from the simplification of party formation systems to whether female chocobos will be introduced into the game.
A few hints as to future plans for FFXIV were also made. Highlights include:
Q: On the upper left hand corner of the white board, “Female Highlander”, “Male Miqo’te”, “Female Roegadyn” and “Must Have”. Does this mean that new races could be added?
A: It’s more like something we must have in the game and it’s a meeting log from when we were talking about adding them as soon as possible. After we calculate the cost, we will first add the things that are must have. After that, we would like to move on to introducing other races such as Demi Human and Dragons.
Q: It looks like the game is on the way of becoming another FFXI. Is this intentional?
A: We received a lot of similar concerns that the game may turn into FFXI-2 when we revealed the video of the auto-attack system. No, we are not intentionally trying to make the game similar to FFXI and we want to make sure FFXIV battle is speedy and enjoyable in a different way.
Q: Isn’t it about time for you to introduce all the jobs that will be implemented in patch 1.21?
A: There is one last job that has not been introduced yet. So far, I have introduced Paladin, White Mage, Black Mage, Dragoon, Monk and Bard but the very last job left to be announced is… Warrior!