Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Shows Off Its Gold Saucer Activities

By Sato . February 23, 2015 . 3:00pm

FF14_001_cs1w1_720x

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will get its anticipated Gold Saucer area in the game in just one more day. Dengeki provides some screenshots showing its mini-games and activities we’ll get in the version 2.51 patch.

 

FF14_002_cs1w1_x720 FF14_003_cs1w1_x720

The above is a look at the main artwork of the Manderville Gold Saucer, along with a drawing of its map in attraction park-like fashion.

 

FF14_004_cs1w1_720x FF14_005_cs1w1_720x

FF14_006_cs1w1_720x FF14_007_cs1w1_720x

In Chocobo Racing, you’ll get to ride and control your very own Chocobo, to gain experience points and ranks. Chocobos can learn new abilities and acquire more attribute points by ranking up.

 

FF14_008_cs1w1_720x FF14_009_cs1w1_720x

FF14_010_cs1w1_720x

After a while, you’ll get to retire your Chocobo from racing, and it can then be used to breed with other Chocobos. Their offspring can inherit abilities from their parents, making it possible to create better race Chocobos down the line.

 

FF14_011_cs1w1_720x FF14_012_cs1w1_720x

FF14_013_cs1w1_720x

The Triple Triad card game will also be added in the 2.51 update. Similar to the game in Final Fantasy VIII, there will be many cards to collect, and you’ll also get to play against players or NPCs. Check out our earlier report for  more details on how it’s played.

 

FF14_014_cs1w1_720x FF14_015_cs1w1_720x

Similar to how there are FATEs in the regular field (Full Active Time Event), the Gold Saucer has GATEs (Gold Saucer Active Time Event). Instead of fighting monsters, you’ll participate in events that will have you be the last one standing from monstrous nose-breaths, or be a part of dancing mini-games.

 

FF14_016_cs1w1_720x FF14_017_cs1w1_720x

FF14_018_cs1w1_720x

The above GATE is based on Final Fantasy VII’s Mt. Corel, where you’ll need to help out a little Chocobo minion.

 

FF14_019_cs1w1_720x FF14_020_cs1w1_720x

FF14_021_cs1w1_720x FF14_022_cs1w1_720x

There are various other GATE games as well, and most of them are pretty simple events that are easy to follow.

 

FF14_023_cs1w1_720x FF14_024_cs1w1_720x

FF14_025_cs1w1_720x FF14_026_cs1w1_720x

Similar to Final Fantasy VII’s Gold Saucer, there are various mini-games you’ll get to play. You might not be able to get much out of them, but they’re a great way to kill some time.

 

FF14_027_cs1w1_720x FF14_028_cs1w1_720x

The “Cactpot” is a Cactuar lottery system at the Gold Saucer, where you’ll get to purchase tickets with the once-a-week “Junbo Cactpot” or the daily “Mini Cactpot” for a chance to win rewards.

 

Finally, here’s a closer look at all the items you can get, in exchange for Manderville Gold Points:

 

FF14_030_cs1w1_720x FF14_031_cs1w1_720x

FF14_032_cs1w1_720x FF14_033_cs1w1_720x

 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Patch 2.51 will launch on February 24, 2015.


Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos

Popular