Project Manager Iwamiya here.
Back in October 2016, a hot fix took place addressing some bugs in Alexander: The Creator, a mere nine days after the release of Patch 3.4.
At the time, not many players had reached Alexander: The Heart of the Creator (Savage) so the bug wasn’t exactly a hot topic in the community, but…it was a very different story within the dev. team!
This was seen as a very urgent issue, causing some serious debate:
“Shouldn’t this bug be fixed urgently…?”
“Can’t we include the fixed data in the master patch somehow?”
“It’s too risky to rebuild a patch at this stage!”
“Is this acceptable as a FINAL FANTASY title?”
The easiest way to understand exactly what this issue was is by viewing the video below.
Make sure to listen carefully to the sound that plays when the Multifields are destroyed!
With just a week left until the release of Alexander: The Creator, and after the battle balance checks and all of the bug fixes, the team was looking forward to watching player attempts and reactions. At that time, the fix for a seemingly unrelated bug brought about this tragedy.
We’re terribly sorry for any confusion caused to players who were working on clearing that content so early!
(Note: No chocobos were harmed in the destruction of the Multifeld.)
On the subject of Alexander: The Creator (Savage), the following updates will be implemented in the upcoming Patch 3.56!
The following adjustments have been made to Alexander: The Creator (Savage):
• Two treasure coffers will now always appear. Furthermore, the weekly restriction on rewards obtained from coffers has been removed.
• Players may now proceed directly to any area of Alexander: The Creator (Savage).
• Players may now enter Alexander: The Creator (Savage) via the Duty Finder.
• Players will now receive the power of the Echo.
The Echo will take effect upon entering Alexander: The Creator (Savage), increasing players’ maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing potency by 10%.
* Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase in the event all party members are incapacitated.
If you’ve never attempted Savage before, it’s not too late to start!
For those who haven’t been able to get their hands on the gear they’re after, now is the time!
Patch 3.56 is scheduled to release next Tuesday, March 28, kweh!
– Project Manager Iwamiya