Following Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate being cleared in Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix acknowledged the achievement on Twitter. However, it wasn’t the only announcement. The company didn’t name the team to defeat it first, only mentioning “the first teams” accomplished the goal. It then followed that with a reminder from Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida that people aren’t allowed to use FFXIV third-party tools.
Yoshida started out by explaining that all FFXIV third-party tools aren’t allowed. He specifically mentioned ones that modify the UI, make the game easier, and are packet spoofing. Any reported misuses will be investigated. People caught will be suspended or permanently banned.
Yoshida also mentioned that the team will be working on the HUD and UI to help them display the same sort of information as some FFXIV third-party tools. He noted this is a response to people who use those programs to take on certain duties. There’s no expected launch window for it.
After that, the Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate FFXIV raid came up. Yoshida mentioned its difficulty level, but assure folks it can be completed without third-party tools. He specifically said, “…We’ve only released duties that we have proven can be beaten with the game’s standard features.” He noted that Square Enix will stop recognizing teams who are first and sharing time-stamps completely if people use third-party tools and break rules.
Finally, the announcement ended by noting FFXIV server emulation isn’t possible and condemning data mining that does things like acquire Dragonsong’s Reprise Ultimate data ahead of its launch.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.