Rising to the Occasion
Luxpheras here. Have you been enjoying the Moonfire Faire and the Isle of Endless Summer? I've been a lazy tapir in the summer heat, lounging around the shoreline and going through Evercold Shaved Ice like there's no tomorrow. Don't forget, this seasonal event ends tomorrow (Saturday, August 26th) at 7:59 a.m. (PDT), so collect those rewards before the fireworks fade!
Speaking of fireworks and celebration...
It's hard to believe that we are fast approaching the fourth anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV. As the Moonfire Faire ends this year, The Rising will begin shortly after as we celebrate four years of adventures and unforgettable moments in the world of Hydaelyn.
If you've experienced The Rising before, you'll know that this celebration always comes with exciting new rewards to be obtained. What's in store this year?
Minions, of course!
A tiny Lyse! She's beauty, she's grace...she'll punch you in the face.
And what could be more adorably ferocious than a pocket-sized samurai like Gosetsu?
With our pocket heroes in tow, let's see what else will be available.
A celebratory balloon to commemorate The Rising all year round! I think the crystal detailing is a nice touch.
A new Magicked Prism will also be added for this year's event. Let the sparkles surround you.
Now that's my kind of aesthetic! Look at all the flowers and colors! (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Items such as the Magicked Prisms can be used in a loop while using the group pose feature as of Patch 4.0, so be sure to set one off and play with the effects in celebration!
In Eorzea, The Rising is an emotional event. Denizens of the realm use this time to grieve those affected by the Seventh Umbral Era, and also to wish for a better future in the realm reborn. The use of fireworks for celebration began with The Moonfire Faire, but volunteers in Eorzea craft bigger versions with the special meteor mark specifically for this time of year.
I always like to take time around The Rising to reflect on my adventures so far in FINAL FANTASY XIV and appreciate what an incredible journey this has been. Some of my fondest memories have been made in Hydaelyn.
How about you, Warriors of Light? Do you have memories worth celebrating after four years of adventure? I sure hope so, because this year we'll also be celebrating The Rising with a Twitter screenshot campaign.
Word on the street is there may be a chance to win a fun prize. Stay tuned for details on this campaign, as more information will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out the official site for The Rising 2017!
See you all soon in Ul'dah!