We got details on the new dungeons, quests, trials, and raids back before the holidays in addition to a ton of new screenshots just before New Years, but now it's time to talk about the rest of the features coming into the game with the second important post-expansion patch.
First on everyone's list are the glamour updates.
Rather than keep that horrible appearance, you glamour it to seem like some piece of gear. But holding on to older sets of gear for glamour functions takes up valuable inventory space. With only 30 spaces for each item of gear and over 30 different tasks to degree in-game, inventory space is something of a hot commodity. To save us some space, we are getting glamour dressers that let us turn our favourite glamour outfits to "glamour plates" which can be accessed through the use of glamour dressers on your residence or at inn rooms. Meaning you can then get that gear out of your armory chest. When you use a glamour plate, you may simultaneously glamour everything you are wearing to reflect what's on the plate.
And finally, the Feast is becoming a new map set in the Crystal Tower, some rule updates, and PVP teams. Previously, you worked as a freelancer in The Feast and have been given only an individual score. Now you can make a group of four to six gamers to take on challenges in The Feast and get a group rating.
The rule updates to The Feast are as follows:
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is getting a whole lot of articles with Patch 4.2 including new principal scenario quests, two new dungeons, a new trial and extreme trial, a new pair of Omega raids, and now glamour dressers, a fresh monster tribe, as well as updates to the PVP mode The Feast.
Battles have been made shorter and more dynamic, and feature the new Light Medal effect that reduces damage taken by a participant as their number of medals held decreases. Adjustments have also been made to the UI, making it much easier to see the amount of medals held and status effects.
The Vira Ananta are getting some new quests with patch 4.2 so players leveling up their reputation with the Vira can enjoy a whole new storyline. She dreams of creating a grand contribution to the Resistance, but a lot of bizarre and perilous trials must be overcome before her strategies can come to fruition."