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Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Breakdown

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What’s going on with Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers? What does it bring to the MMORPG?

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has been talked about for some time now, and it’s meant to be the next big expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. When it arrives on July 2nd, it’s going to bring much more than people are likely expecting it to be. The dev team were at E3 recently and noted that the story and content were very much like a standalone Final Fantasy title in its complexity and its depth. Not to mention it’s going to add things to the overall Final Fantasy XIV experience like new races and job classes. So if you’re truly wanting to get into Shadowbringers, you’re going to need some insight, as well as warrior training.

Here’s the synopsis for the expansion itself:

Ala Mhigo is at last free from imperial rule, but that liberty may prove fleeting as the Empire moves to both reclaim this bloodied nation and subjugate all of Eorzea.
In their hour of need, however, they cannot turn to the Warrior of Light. Nor to the Scions, who yet slumber, their souls adrift. The realm is left to struggle without its saviors, for they have been beckoned beyond time and space─beckoned to the First.
Here a new adventure begins in a world where light ushers all unto oblivion. But hope is not yet lost, for where there is light there is shadow.

In the game you must become a warrior not of light, but of shadow, and use your newfound powers in order to help save the world from the blinding light of the gods that have been returned to the world. You’ll need to travel to new places, battle new foes, and find out what to do before it’s too late to save anyone.

Along the way, new tribes and races will appear to you, including Pixies, Dwarves, and the Nu Mou.

But of course, there are those who wish to play Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers not just for the story content, but for all the new content that is being added to the whole of the MMORPG. For those who desire a more overarching experience, you’re in luck, because the game is going to offer all sorts of new Raids, including a new 8-player raid called Eden. And if that wasn’t enough for you, the Holy See Of Ishgard is not only going to be available once again for the first time since the Dragonsong War, but you’ll actually be able to help with its reconstruction.

Add to that the new Gunbreaker and Dancer job classes, and the Hrothgar and Viera races that you can now be, and you’ll find that Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is a truly complete expansion that will offer something to all those who will play it. So whether you’re a new member wanting to see what the game is all about, or a veteran looking for a new challenge, July 2nd will bring you what you desire! Check out the official Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers website for more information!