Final Fantasy XIV players are already enjoying the MMO’s new Adventurer Plate feature. The Player Card system may not have been introduced until earlier this week in patch 6.1, but it’s already showing both the weird and the wonderful of this massive player base.
Adventurer Badges show player information, such as a Calling Card in Call of Duty or a Hunter Card in Monster Hunter. You’ll see adventurer cards at the start of PvP activities in Final Fantasy XIV, including the new Crystalline Conflicts activity, to show you the players you’re compatible with on your team.
Players can customize these maps by setting up their characters, adding effects, and more. And while it’s easy enough to set a simple pose for your character and call it a day, there’s plenty of potential for creative poses that defy the standard templates.
This new Adventure Plate feature is awesome pic.twitter.com/maiGyur3ss
— Kay Yu (@kaynimatic) April 12, 2022
Business (Adventure Plate) vs. Casual (PvP Portrait) pic.twitter.com/iDl1M2zQnb
— CEO of the Nero Collective (@ScaevaDeformed) April 12, 2022
— evil HERO gay (@bringbackfsjals) April 12, 2022
The response to the Adventurer Plates has been overwhelmingly positive. Almost immediately after Patch 6.1 released on April 12th, Final Fantasy XIV players around the world took to Twitter to show off their customized player cards, complete with photo frames of their characters, their playstyle and weapons, and a simple slogan.
Diving into the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit offers a plethora of customized adventurer plates. We can see gamer photos adorned with very confused Lalafells, a reference to an old anime meme, and even a nod to American Psycho at one point.
Just below is a brilliant example of the eclectic collection of adventurer cards that will greet you as you play Final Fantasy XIV’s PvP modes. Sure, you could get five or so perfectly normal photos of player characters outfitted in their best gear. Or you could just get different players to be a little horny.
Rest assured that the Final Fantasy XIV player base will continue to find more creative ways to showcase their player characters over the coming weeks and months. The adventurer plates were the focus of game director Naoki Yoshida’s latest Letter from the Producer Live, and it seems they’ve already made a big impact.
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Check out IGN’s Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker review here. If you’re curious about a Steam deck, here’s how Final Fantasy XIV runs on Valve’s latest handheld. Alternatively, here’s what Final Fantasy XIV taught Hironobu Sakaguchi about the series he helped create.
Hirun Cryer is a freelance writer for IGN.
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