Final Fantasy XIV hosts Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXVII, Balance changes and more

Letters from the Producer LIVE are always interesting. It gives the players of FFXIV a window into what the Dev team has planned, and also for players to ask questions of the dev team. The most recent live letter, Letter #37, took place in the wee hours of the morning on July 15th, 2017, and there were a lot of balance changes. Some key points to note, coming in Patch 4.05, are-

  • Strength is being added to Tank accessories in 4.05, to reduce the amount of people using i270, level 60 tank accessories, instead of i310, level 70 accessories.
  • Tanks no longer lose half of their Job Gauge when switching between DPS and Tank stance
  • Lowered Black Mage mana costs
  • Healers can now see each other's buffs in the party list

That last change does not sound like much, but prior to Stormblood, double Astrologian parties could see each other's card buffs as to not potentially overwrite a stronger effect with a weaker one. This change coming in 4.05 should make it easier for Astrologians and healers everywhere.

More than just balance changes, Yoshi-P and Co. answered many questions not relating to the battle system, such as meeting characters in the Main Scenario Quests that have been helping us from a distance. You can read the full list of questions here, and as a reminder, Patch 4.05 drops this Tuesday, on July 18th, 2017.