Don’t Worry, These Cactuar Earrings Won’t Do 1,000 Damage

By Sato . September 16, 2013 . 4:05pm


Those of you playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn might want to keep an eye out on your inbox on September 20th through 21st, when Square Enix will be holding a special Tokyo Game Show event that could net you and everyone on your server a pair of exclusive Cactuar earrings.


The “Letter from the Producer Live” event will have two sessions; the first on September 20 at 8 pm PDT (11 pm EST) and the second on the following day at 8:15 pm PDT (11:15 pm EST,) where producer and director Naoki Yoshida will be sharing the latest on the world of Eorzea, along with a Q&A session with fans.


The event can be viewed through Square Enix’s official stream, and alternatively through NicoNico Live (Day 1 and Day 2)



During the event, they’ll also be having a “Titan Challenge,” where Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players attending the game show will team up in parties of eight to challenge the mighty Lord of Crags within a certain time limit for a chance to win T-shirts.


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Additionally, Square Enix will also be having a “Cactuar Lottery” that will be giving all players from a randomly chosen world a pair of exclusive Cactuar earrings for each time the primal beast Titan is defeated.

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  • Very cool, hope I get some :)

  • Wait what

    I… I need those.

    • The Watcher

      those stats are awful

      • Jack Frazee

        Better than anything else you can get till 15, and they’re good for all disciples of war and magic.

        Plus they’re adorable for town gear.

      • Wait what

        No they aren’t, they’re decent for Level 1 gear. Also they’re cute, so who cares about stats? I’m not always playing as my Level 50 Scholar. There’s lots of classes.

  • Psycho_Calibur

    cool, wish they had better stats though.

    • Time Sage

      Given earrings are rare until around level 20 they’re perfectly good stats.

    • Ferrick

      it’s a lvl 1 equipment, what the hell did you expect ?

  • mojack411

    So this is for the US/EU servers as well even though it’s TGS?

    • Brandonmkii

      Some worlds are region specific, but anyone from any region can play on them. It looks like they’re picking worlds at random, so any world/server is fair game.

  • They’re nice, but that lvl 1 disappoints me a bit.

  • Aw crap I thought they were real life earrings

    • Ereek

      I’d pay real life money for those earrings to wear if they were well made (ie, Gold studded, I get infections with anything else).

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Lv.1 gear with mediocre stats, while cool looking, worthless after level 10. Why can’t they make some unique gear for Lv.50’s?

    • Ferrick

      there are alot of unique gear on lvl 50 jfyi

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        Well aware, but I don’t want things I can’t wear. It’s like the Bathing suits for the Moonfire Faire. All are level 1, why not have some that cost 99 Ash each, or 300 Ash for higher ones. The point of incentives is for people to enjoy what they got. Like if you subscribe to 90 days, you get an Ahiraman Mount. This is an incentive. Things that I won’t ever wear are gimmicky. Nice for people that are just starting, but for the millions that are far into it’s pointless.

        • Ferrick

          but these things (except for the ahriman mount) are nothing more but vanity equipments to make you look good, hell, even the WoL helm doesn’t give you any base stats and pretty much useless after level 10

          and by the time you hit 50, you wouldn’t care about these trivial things because at that point you’d already be on your way to farming Allagan tomestones of philosophy to get the DL set and Relic weapon

          • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

            My point exactly, gives us goodies that make people that have been playing for a while want it. Like when you reach lv.50 with all classes you get an awesome Lv.50 Crown with nice stats. There are no goodies for end-game, always things to parade around in when your low levels. Nothing practical about me popping on a bathing suit in an instance.

          • Ferrick

            first things first, the crown doesn’t exactly have nice stats, bring that to titan HM and you’ll be out faster than you can say “wait! this isn’t my actual equipment”

            and as for the rest, it’s pretty much made for low levels of 1-10 and nothing more. Though rumor states that they’re planning to do a costume tab where you can just equip the vanity stuff in that tab to look like it while you wear your endgame armor inside

          • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

            That would be lovely. That’s always been a perk that Phantasy Star has had over MMO’s. I like to change costumes a lot, I get bored of looking at that same character all the time. Variety helps keep me interested.

          • Ferrick

            lol but do remember, it’s still a rumor until Yoshi P confirms it himself

            (and i do hope that it’s not a rumor, along with the planned jobs and Primal summon)

  • Corey Schulz

    Hm… I’m on server Cactuar, so… It would only make sense we Cactuarites get first dibs!

    • Ryuukishi

      Cactuar unite!

  • Frederick Anchores Panahon

    I like how all the bonus items and special items are level 1 gear that in other games will be useful for alts but this game discourages alts. XD

  • Ereek

    Oh man, Titan Hard (assuming hard, with the 8 people comment) with random people and with a time limit? I just hope they give the tanks Darklight if you’re required to use SE’s characters.

    Two or three groups max are going to win that.

  • Aaron Boal

    Hope Tonberry gets it. Or Tonberry gets tonberry earrings

  • Oni123

    Cactuar Lottery lol sounds fun ^^ gonna have to unlock that fight now

  • artemisthemp

    I hope Odin get chosen, so I can get those Ear Ring :)

  • Bunzi

    This is the only MMO I’m aware of that displays your rings and earrings on your model. It’s neat little detail.

    • Ferrick

      and bracelets =D

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