The Lodestone Update Notes

Latest Lodestone Updates (12/10/2019)

Eorzea Database Updated for 5.15

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 5.15. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 5.1 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Cross-world Linkshell Search

Cross-world linkshells can now be searched on the Community page of the Lodestone. Furthermore, a notification will displayed on your Wall when joining a cross-world linkshell.

Blue Mage Added to Job Guide

Patch 5.15 brings a number of changes to blue mage, with an increased level cap and the brand-new blue mage log. The Job Guide now includes a wealth of information to help you build your collection of spells and unlock all of the exclusive content.

PvE Actions PvE Actions

Frontline Guide Updated

Latest Lodestone Updates (11/26/2019)

Recipe Tree Feature Added

The crafting log in the Eorzea Database now shows recipe trees for each item.

UI Guide Updated

UI Guide UI Guide

Latest Lodestone Updates (11/12/2019)

Eorzea Database Updated for 5.11

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 5.11. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 5.1 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Ishgardian Restoration Site Added

The site for the Ishgardian Restoration, added in patch 5.11, has been added. It includes the Builders' Progress Report, which shows the status of Ishgard's restoration for each World.

Ishgardian Restoration Ishgardian Restoration

Latest Lodestone Updates (10/29/2019)

Additional Plots and Purchase Guide Page Updated

The Additional Plots and Purchase Guide has been updated to include information on the new wards added in Patch 5.1.

Additional Plots and Purchasing Guide Additional Plots and Purchasing Guide

Eorzea Database Updated for 5.1

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 5.1. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 5.1 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Updated

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes in patch 5.1, including actions for the new jobs and those exclusive to PvP.

PvE Actions PvE Actions PvP Actions PvP Actions

UI Guide Updated

The UI Guide has been updated to include features added in Patch 5.1.

UI Guide UI Guide

Game Manual Updated

The game manual has been updated to include features added in Patch 5.1.

Game Manual Game Manual

Blog Features Updated

Emoji compatible with Unicode can now be used in blog posts. Please note that only emoji in posts made after Patch 5.1 will be displayed.
Code has been added to advanced editing mode that allows text to be positioned more easily.

Latest Lodestone Updates (09/10/2019)

Game Manual Added

Find out everything you could possibly need to know about setting up the game, the controls, and much more with the game manual site!

Information specific to each platform is available, and the comprehensive search functions will help you to find exactly what you are looking for.

For an even more in-depth look at specific aspects of the game, we also have the job guide and UI guide!

Game Manual Game Manual

Twitch Videos Now Available in Advanced Blog Editing Mode

In addition to YouTube, Twitch videos can now be embedded in blog posts via the advanced editing mode.

Latest Lodestone Updates (07/30/2019)

Minions and Mounts Information

The Minions and Mounts sections in Character Profile will now display the descriptions for mounts and minions as seen in-game.

Eorzea Database Updated for 5.05

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 5.05. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 5.0 or later.
Information previously omitted to prevent spoilers at the release of patch 5.0 is now available.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Updated

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to actions and traits in Patch 5.05.

PvE Actions PvE Actions PvP Actions PvP Actions

Latest Lodestone Updates (06/28/2019)

Gunbreaker and Dancer Added

Information pertaining to gunbreaker and dancer has been added to all applicable sections of the database.

Character Profiles Updated for 5.0

Updated the Character Profile page to reflect 5.0 content, including the new playable races.

Eorzea Database Updated for 5.0

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 5.0. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 5.0 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Item pages now display additional information.

Job Guide Updated

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes in patch 5.0, including actions for the new jobs and those exclusive to PvP.

PvE Actions PvE Actions PvP Actions PvP Actions

Latest Lodestone Updates (05/30/2019)

Server Status Page Updated

The Server Status page now displays the level of congestion of each World and whether character creation limits are in place.

Latest Lodestone Updates (04/23/2019)

World Visit System Guide Added

A guide to the World Visit System, introduced in Patch 4.57, has been added. It contains important information, so be sure to read it before using the World Visit System.

World Visit System World Visit System

Latest Lodestone Updates (03/26/2019)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.56

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 4.56. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.5 or later. The Eorzea Database can now also be used to search for text commands.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.
* Please be advised that the glossary of text commands found in the Play Guide has been moved to the Eorzea Database.

Lodestone and Play Guide Layout Update for Desktop Version

The Lodestone and Play Guide menus in the desktop version have been redesigned, making it easier to access the various sections.

Latest Lodestone Updates (02/12/2019)

A section for Hidden Gorge has been added to the Play Guide.

The Hidden Gorge section of the Rival Wings guide is now live.

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.55

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 4.55. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.5 or later.
* The layout of the crafting log has been updated, making it easier to navigate.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to PvP actions in patch 4.55.

Doman Mahjong Guide Update

The Doman Mahjong Guide now features several new sections, including details on the various yaku.

Latest Lodestone Updates (01/08/2019)

Blue Mage and Blue Magic Spellbook Added

Blue mage, the very first limited job, has been added to Character Profile, detailing your current level and EXP. Once unlocked in game, the blue magic spellbook can be viewed via the Lodestone and shows all the actions you have learned and those you have yet to acquire.

Elemental Level and Elemental EXP Added

The elemental level and elemental EXP used in the Forbidden Land, Eureka are now displayed in Character Profile. This makes it easier to check your own progress from outside of the game, and that of potential party members.

Currency Exchange Information

The Currencies/Reputation section in Character Profile now provides Eorzea Database links to the NPCs with which you can exchange the various currencies.

World Visit System Added

An icon now indicates a character's Home World. When a character is visiting another World, their Home World will always be displayed in their profile. Other than that, their character profile will continue to be updated as normal.
* The World Visit system is scheduled for release after Patch 4.5.

Doman Mahjong Added

The Doman Mahjong section of the Play Guide is now live.

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.5

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in Patch 4.5. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.5 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to actions and traits in Patch 4.5.

UI Guide Updated

The UI Guide now has information on the new features and updates included in Patch 4.5.

UI Guide

Latest Lodestone Updates (09/18/2018)

The UI Guide is now live.

Learn about the finer points of the user interface and how to tailor it to your playstyle.

UI Guide

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.4

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.4. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.4 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to actions and traits in patch 4.4.

Latest Lodestone Updates (07/03/2018)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.35

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.35. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.3 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes to PvP actions in patch 4.35.

A section for Heaven-on-High has been added to the Play Guide.

The Heaven-on-High section of the Play Guide is now live.

Latest Lodestone Updates (05/22/2018)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.3

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.3. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.3 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Eorzea Database Item Filter Added

A filter can now be enabled when viewing items by category in the Eorzea Database.

Once enabled, all settings will be saved on subsequent uses of the Eorzea Database. The filter also includes options to only display items storable in the armoire or glamour dresser, making it an invaluable tool not only to find new gear after game updates, but new fashionable outfits as well.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to actions and traits in patch 4.3. The guide now also includes the pet commands for summoner and scholar, as well as the adrenaline rush PvP action for all classes.

Wolves' Den Guide Updated

Updates have been made to the Feast play guide.

Frontline Guide Updated

Updates have been made to the Frontline play guide.

Gold Saucer Guide Updated

Updates have been made to the Gold Saucer play guide, including changes to chocobo racing and Lord of Verminion.

PvP Team Update

PvP team profiles have been added to the Lodestone. Moreover, players can view their own PvP teams via the Home Menu, as well as search for others via a new search function.
* Players who do not belong to a PvP team will not have a profile listed in the Home Menu.

Embedded Image Link Adjustments

Players will now have the option to disable the confirmation prompt that appears when viewing embedded images.

Latest Lodestone Updates (03/27/2018)

Top Blog Entries Feature Added

Keep track of the most popular blog posts with this handy new feature! The blog entries that received the most likes in the last 30 days are selected as top blog entries.
* Top blog entries are updated hourly.
* Entries that were made more than 30 days prior to the selection or have not received sufficient views are not eligible.

"Monthly View" and "Likes" Filters Added to Blogs

The "Monthly View" allows you to view blog entries made in specific months. The "Likes" filter sorts blog entries according to the number of likes received.

Latest Lodestone Updates (03/13/2018)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.25

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.25. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.2 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes to PvP actions in patch 4.25.

The "Like" Feature Has Been Added

The option to "Like" blog posts has been added. When another Lodestone user likes your blog post, it will be displayed on your Wall. These notifications can be filtered in the same way as other activities.
* You must log in to use this function.

Layout Improvements

Improvements have been made to the display of activities shown in areas such as the Home page.

Latest Lodestone Updates (01/30/2018)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.2

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.2. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.2 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.2.

Wolves' Den Guide Updated

Information on updates made in patch 4.2 is now included, including changes to the Feast, a new map, and the PvP team feature.

Retainer Service Guide Added

Learn more about the optional Retainer Service.

Additional Plots and Purchase Guide Page Added

In light of several changes to the housing system in patch 4.2, the Additional Plots and Purchase Guide has been added. It includes information on land availability and pricing for each residential district and explains the process for purchasing land and building estates.

Select Blog Entry Background Color

From patch 4.2, the background color for blog entries can be changed in advanced editing mode and is no longer determined by the Lodestone's background color setting. Black and white backgrounds are available.
* Advanced editing mode is not available on smartphones.

Thumbnails of Uploaded Images

From patch 4.2, changes will be made to cropping the thumbnails of images uploaded to the Lodestone.

* No changes will be made to the display of images when enlarged or existing thumbnails.

Latest Lodestone Updates (11/21/2017)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.15

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.15. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.1 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Character Profiles Updated for 4.15

Updated the Character Profile page to reflect 4.15 content including PvP information pertaining to Rival Wings.

Blog Search Functions Updated

Blogs of known players can now be searched by category. Categories include "friends," "free company," "linkshell," and "following."
* You must log in to use this function.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to include changes made to each job in patch 4.15. Information on melee combos has also been added.

A section for Rival Wings has been added to the Play Guide.

The Rival Wings section of the Play Guide is now live.

Rival Wings

Latest Lodestone Updates (11/06/2017)

Play Guide Update

Updates have been made to The Gold Saucer play guide.

The Manderville Gold Saucer

Latest Lodestone Updates (10/10/2017)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.1

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.1. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.1 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Copying to Clipboard

The names of database entries, as well as their associated tooltip codes can now be copied to the clipboard with a single button press.
* This feature may not function properly on PS4, iOS 8, iOS 9, and certain android browsers.

Character Profiles Updated for 4.1

Updated the Character Profile page to reflect 4.1 content including the Feast and changes to ventures and beastman currency.

Cross-World Friend Update

Starting in patch 4.1, players will be able to add any other player within the same data center to their friends list. As such, the friends list on the Lodestone, as well as Blogs and the Party & Event Recruitment page, have been updated in accordance with this change.

Wall Filter Adjustments

Since the renewal of the desktop version of the Lodestone in March 2017, we have received a great deal of feedback regarding the Wall filter. Based on this feedback, we have made adjustments to the Wall filter to ensure users see only the activities that interest them. This includes more selective filtering for Blog notifications. Further improvements will be made to the Lodestone as we continue to collect feedback.
* Due to changes made to the Wall filter, any setting changes made by users have been reset. Please proceed to the Home page if you wish to change these settings.
* Users can no longer see the activity of characters with no relation to their own outside of the Event & Party Recruitment page.

Job Guide Update

The Job Guide has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.1. In addition, action descriptions now include resource cost, range, and attack radius.
* The column listing adjustments from the release of patch 4.0 has been removed. Please refer to the patch notes for adjustments in future updates.

Play Guide Update

Updates have been made to Frontline play guide.

SSL Support for Lodestone

In order to improve website security, all Lodestone pages have been secured with SSL encryption.
The URL for the Lodestone has been updated as follows:

Before: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/
After: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/

* SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is security technology used to establish an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.
* Please be advised that bookmarks to non-secure pages (those starting with http://~) must be updated.
* Certain pages on the Lodestone such as old topics and announcements will be updated with SSL encryption as deemed necessary.
* Accessing the old URL will redirect users to the newly encrypted page.

Latest Lodestone Updates (08/31/2017)

Changes to JavaScript and Fan Kit Tool Tips

Fan kit tool tips now use SSL encryption. As such, JavaScript and tool tip codes have been changed as follows:

JavaScript Code

Before

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  <body>
  <script src="http://img.finalfantasyxiv.com/lds/pc/global/js/eorzeadb/loader.js?v1"></script>
  ...
  </body>
</html>

After

<html>
  <head>
  ...
  </head>
  <body>
  <script src="https://img.finalfantasyxiv.com/lds/pc/global/js/eorzeadb/loader.js?v2"></script>
  ...
  </body>
</html>

Tooltip Code

Before

<a href="http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/item/b2cab67854f/" class="eorzeadb_link">Dreadwyrm Blade</a>

After

<a href="https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/item/b2cab67854f/" class="eorzeadb_link">Dreadwyrm Blade</a>

Latest Lodestone Updates (08/04/2017)

Desktop Version Blog Search Update

Search results will now display in a block format to improve ease of searching.
Further improvements will be made to the Lodestone as we continue to collect feedback.

Tales from the Storm Released

A new series of side stories, Tales from the Storm, has been added to the Lodestone. One story will be added each Friday in the month of August.

Tales from the Storm

Latest Lodestone Updates (07/18/2017)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.05

Information previously omitted to prevent spoilers at the release of patch 4.0 is now available.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Job Guide Update

The job guide has been updated to reflect changes to actions and traits in patch 4.05.

Mobile Version Blog Page Update

Adjustments have been made to the mobile version of the Blog page to improve visibility and ease of use.
Further improvements will be made to the Lodestone as we continue to collect feedback.

Latest Lodestone Updates (06/16/2017)

Eorzea Database Updated for 4.0

The Eorzea Database has been updated to reflect changes in patch 4.0. Furthermore, the Latest Patch Search function has been adjusted to filter results for Patch 4.0 or later.
* Certain information has been omitted to prevent spoilers.

Character Profiles Updated for 4.0

Updated the Character Profile page to reflect 4.0 content.

Samurai and Red Mage Added

Information pertaining to samurai and red mage has been added to all applicable sections of the database.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Job Guide and PvP Guide Now Live

A comprehensive guide of actions and traits, as well as a consolidated guide for PvP, are now available on the Lodestone.

Color Scheme Support Expanded

Color scheme options have been applied to the File Management and Additional Services pages.

Latest Lodestone Updates (03/31/2017)

Layout Renewal for the Desktop Version of the Lodestone

Following changes to the mobile version of the Lodestone, the layout of the desktop version of the Lodestone has also been changed.

Option to Change Website Color Scheme

The default color scheme of the Lodestone has been changed to white. However, it is also possible to change the color scheme to black. To do so, select the button next to the language setting found at the top right of the page.
* Changing the theme will not affect the layout of articles in the News and Topics sections, or the Eorzea Database.
* Themes will be applied to these pages in a future update.

Layout Changes for All Pages Including Home and Character Profile Pages

A number of changes have been made to improve ease of access and simplify use of the Lodestone. These include, but are not limited to, optimizing the filter settings of the Wall and adjusting the display of character and event information found on the right column of the Lodestone page.
* Please note that any changes made to Wall filter settings prior to the Lodestone's renewal have been reset. Please proceed to the Home page if you wish to change these settings.
* Wall filter settings for the mobile version of the Lodestone have also been changed.
* The event calendar format has been changed to a list view.

Latest Lodestone Updates (02/28/2017)

Measures to improve Lodestone display speed

As a means to address slow speeds at which the Lodestone is displayed, an error will now occur when the number of times per second that the Lodestone is accessed from the same IP address surpasses normal range of use.

Latest Lodestone Updates (01/31/2017)

Layout Renewal for the Mobile Version of the Lodestone

Following changes to the Topics and News sections of the Lodestone, the layout of the entire mobile version of the Lodestone has been changed.

Option to Change Website Color Scheme

The default color scheme of the Lodestone has been changed to white. However, it is also possible to change the color scheme to black. To do so, select Theme under Settings in the menu found at the top left of the page.
* Changing the theme will not affect the layout of articles in the News and Topics sections, or the Eorzea Database.
* Themes will be applied to these pages in a future update.

Layout Changes for All Pages Including Home and Character Profile Pages

To improve ease of access and simplify use of the Lodestone, the My Activity tab has been added to the Wall, and a shortcut button containing links to frequently accessed pages has been added to the home page. Furthermore, the sale history for retainers has been moved to the top of the retainers page.

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