In that same interview with 4gamer magazine, Yoshi-P let slip that Ifrit (and I would
assume all other Primals) can also be challenged through this system! Though worry
not—he won’t be appearing regularly in the field for open battle at release, that’
s reserved for later, since Ifrit plays a key role in ARR’s main storyline. Am I the
only one hugely excited by this? Can we assume, then, that this is how Free Companies
will later be able to summon the Primals, as Yoshi-P has previously stated? My mind
is reeling with possibilities!
Since Primals are a kind of Notorious Monster (NM), will other NMs also join the
fray? The answer is yes! In Yoshi-P’s most recent Live Letter from the Producer, he
made clear these fiends will (mostly) only rear their heads as FATE battles. Joining
this information with the fact that rewards from FATE will be distributed
automatically and based on merit, I, for one, am hugely excited as to the nature of
these rewards. Are they just EXP? Will there be gil involved? Will there be heftier
rewards for heftier foes? Ah, possibilities!
I’d like to take this time to be completely backwards from convention and introduce
myself rather formally as your Scribe at the very end of my first piece. The title
pretty much says what I’ll be doing in the team: writing! A lot! I’ll send news,
opinions, experiences, and many other things your way as often as I can get my hands
on things of the sort. If that sounds dirty, then good! I may even conjure up a guide
or two. Who knows?