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Do I necessarily mind that I can't start leveling BLU on patch day? Nah, I've got stuff to do. Is it still kind of disconcerting that it isn't even an option? It really is, especially when there's an awful lot of stuff held back until a patch between January and the late March story wrap-up.Sure, it gives us time to explore these things, but it also gives us time to just be waiting for things we want to do before the end of the story. It disrupts a lot of the regular flow of content and makes it feel like January 8th is less the day of the patch and FF14 Gil more the day when the patches start arriving.At the same time, it might be too harsh. While that's definitely how I feel from this side of the screen, we all know full well that it takes a lot of effort to release a new job mid-expansion (or late-expansion, if you want to be pedantic). There's definitely cause for waiting and being patient, and it does fulfill its purpose of giving you stuff to do straight through until the end. Much like the lack of preliminary notes, my biggest hope is just that this doesn't become the new normal. I like usually having one big patch I can then pick through at my leisure.At least it should keep us busy until the second fan festival in February. That feels like another really over-staggered release, really.
Feedback, as always, is welcome in the comments or via mail to mmoah (Yes, that's true even if you're only dimly paying attention to what's happening today; it is December 24th so a lot of you probably have holiday plans.) Next week, I'm going to be taking a look at the year in review and in Final Fantasy XIV Gil preview, starting with a look back across 2018.The Nymian civilization hosted an immense amount of knowledge and learning, but so much of it has been lost to the people of Eorzea. That doesn't stop Eliot Lefebvre from scrutinizing Final Fantasy XIV each week in Wisdom of Nym, hosting guides, discussion, and opinions without so much as a trace of rancor.