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Somber Producer is Letter

The Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone has been updated with a somber Producer's Letter from Naoki Yoshida. The letter confirms that all members of the Japanese firm's development team have been accounted for but that many members have family in the devastated areas of Japan. The new outlook for the forthcoming patches is now two weeks later than originally planned.

Tokyo, where our development and operation teams are based, has suffered minimal damage from the earthquake and its after effects. cheap ffxi gil. We have confirmed the safety of all our team members, but there are those with family in the affected regions. Due to this, the concerns of the nuclear plants, and the ongoing aftershocks, we are not at our best.

The planned blackouts in the Kanto region have disrupted public transportation, preventing many from even making it to work. In addition, our French and German localization staff have left Tokyo at the urging of their respective embassies. For these reasons, and to allow our staff to focus on their safety and that of their families, I have decided to make adjustments to the development schedule.