Lightning Returns: FFXIII Outerworld Adornments

Monday 17 March 2014 17:42
By ProfessorHojo
|
50

Hey folks! So we’ve noticed a few of you are interested in the Adornments we’ve been giving away via the official NPC updates in Lightning Returns: FFXIII, so I wanted to make you aware of a few items that will be available in the game over the next two weeks! 

  • Afro & Gold Chick (March 18 – March 25)<ul><li>Message Subject: Discover Enemy Weaknesses- Message Subject: Use your EP Abilities- Message Subject: Quests, Quests, Quests!- Message Subject: Try using Guard!
Share
50 Comments
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Litchi85. It's probably in a queue. You might get the message you want if you get through a couple of official NPCs. Or search for the NPC in specific high crowded places and such. If you can't find the NPC, restart the game.
Litchi85
Over 4 years ago
I summoned challenge #3 but it still hasn't appeared....I've run around Lux for two hours (real time) and NOTHING. I got #4 to show up, and the one giving out the red hat, but #3 won't spawn. I can't re-summon it either, because the FB app just says "@LRFF13 has already been summoned". I'm getting really frustrated :(
FeFiFoeFlo
Over 4 years ago
Hi I know this is semi off topic, but Lee are you aware the outworld in game servers are broken on both ps3 and Xbox since 30th March. So we can't grab adornments and do challenges, have you got any ETA's on fixes and possible compensation to all the players for the down time?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Amazing once again. I got the last adornment, just walked around for about 20 seconds after summoning 2 NPCs from the FB App (one for the adornment + one with a message about Aerith Garb DLC). They appeared as the first Outerworld characters and spawned right after each other.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Absolutely incredible. I knew that today there would be a new adornment available. So, I summoned the NPC, moments later I started the game. I walked like 5 meters and the first group of citizens contained the NPC. That was like gaming for 2 seconds and I got the third adornment. I'm so lucky! It's so sad to hear that many are still having problems with summoning and such...I hope they don't forget that maintenance can shut down the summon function... Oh, I should mention that the adornment is called Crown, not King's Crown (too bad, King's Crown sounds better). Any word yet on a possible time limit for the summoning function?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
I don't think he summoning function has a time limit, it should appear when you next load up your game and shouldn't expire. Let me look into this for you.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Yeah, it works, but as you said, it can be quite difficult to get hold of one specific message. The FB App helps (and it's possible to get the one you want by simply re-entering the home page of the App, because they switch everytime), otherwise I wouldn't be able to get them so fast, but limiting them on a weekly basis should help those having problems. You also kinda have to know when (!) en where the best chance for spawning an NPC is, at least that's what I concluded :) I imagine it can probably be chaotic sometimes for some people because of the abundance of messages at the moment with 3 garbs and 4 adornment messages (I think) so far, but for the moment I haven't come across the first or the second Outerworld NPC in a while, probably because of summoning the desired messages via the FB App. If there would be timetable changes for the adornments, you'll notify us, right? :) Oh and a small question, does the summon function reset after something like 24h? Because I want to know if you summon an NPC, how long it will be summoned. I can do a summon again every day I guess, so after 24h. Any idea? Thx in advance.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Good to hear it's working okay though. I'm thinking about limiting the garbs and adornments to two at any one time for weekly periods, as a lot of people see to be having problems getting hold of them or keep seeing the first Outerworld garb NPC.
Arbalest
Over 4 years ago
ok thx for answering
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Summoned the NPCs via the FB App, after about 20 minutes running around and searching, 2 NPCs (one for the garb and one for the new adornment) spawned closely after eachother. So, not so fast as the last time, but still pretty fast.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Arbalest, I'm a nice person, so I'll answer :) Summoned characters appear randomly, just like normal other citizens in the game. The only difference is that the summoned ones carry a message, normal citizens just walk and talk. So, there's no place where they would appear specifically. Focus on a big group of citizens and walk away and come back, making them respawn, if you are lucky, there will be a NPC.
Arbalest
Over 4 years ago
I rly dont want to lose the outerworld adornments just becuase of some bug or smt.
Arbalest
Over 4 years ago
Where are the summoned characters suppsoed to appear? no matter how i summon them they do not appear even thought i run around the whole Luxerion... Could someone actually be nice and answer the question?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Facebook App and summoning is working fine over here. And I just found out that pressing "Home" reloads the page and switches the official messages, so it's easier to find the message you're after :) Soon I'll test the summon function again in the game, let's see if I can get the garb and adornments pretty fast.
Arbalest
Over 4 years ago
Hi. so I would like to know is the FB timeline app broken or what? it only shows 2 of the official posts and when i click to summon them it says that they have been summoned. After that when i check around the whole Luxerion they are nowhere to be seen and when i try to resummon them it says that they have already been summoned.. My settings allow outerworld posts. Where are the summoned posts supposed to appear?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks, I've replied in the forum!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey, thanks for the kind words! Yes they're the same items, I'll update the blog post to reflect this :)
kenn_gonz
Over 4 years ago
So far, here's what I got. [ ] Cute Cactuar Figurine [ ] Miniflan Figurine [ ] Tonberry Figurine [x] Helter Skelter Garb [x] Duelist Garb [x] Afro & Gold Chick [x] Dancefloor Shades
Jamiecchi
Over 4 years ago
Ya, sorry Lee. Here's the link. http://forums.na.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=11438
SQUARE-ENIX-MATT
Over 4 years ago
Hi Lee Williams! I got a quick question. The Gold Chocobo Chick in Nest adornment, it that the actually name for it? When I opened the Discover Enemy Weaknesses outerworld message I got an adornment called Afro & Gold Chick. I'm playing the NA version for PS3. Is the Gold Chocobo Chick in Nest adornment just the same things as Afro & Gold Chick adornment? Anyways great job on answering everyone's questions your help is really appreciated and its really nice to see that Square Enix staff are really nice and caring to their fans!
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Hey @FrozenLionheart I don't know for sure, but the NPC for Outerworld challenge 2 might switch with the message "Discover Enemy Weaknesses" . At least that's what I noticed. Just exit the Facebook app and start it again, it should be visible then.
FrozenLionheart
Over 4 years ago
still cant find the outerworld challenge 2 NPC, even via the FB app only outerworld 1 shows up :/ not impressed with that when it comes to the garb
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Jamiecchi, do you have a link to your forum post?
Jamiecchi
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Hi, Lee. I made a forum topic about Hoplite Omega. I think it may be bugged for a drop. I did not see a Red sparkle in the industrial area I killed it in. At least I didn't see a Red Sparkle on my end. :/
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams No problem, glad I could share my thoughts about it :) Thanks for answering my question too, it's quite interesting to hear. I wonder,... can't something like an abundance of NPCs be remedied by a seperate spawning system for NPCs? If the @LRFF13 NPCs spawn differently from other Outerworld NPCs I believe the abundance won't matter in this way. Especially with the summoning function, which can be an excellent tool for summoning the one you're after. Let's say that the @LRFF13 comes every 10 times an NPC is spawned. If you summoned one specific message, you can encounter the one you're after every 10 times, right? While the other Outerworld messages randomly keep generating. It's just and idea ^_^
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. In answer to your question about time limits on @LRFF13 NPCs, the reason they're not accessible all the time is because if there's an abundance of NPCs in the game, you'll be less likely to find one you're after, as they appear randomly.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
You should be able to start seeing official NPCs after the battle with Zaltys, when you first get to explore Luxerion. You need to make sure Outerworld is turned on in the game's settings though. The first Outerworld garb (Helter Skelter) expires on April 21, so you've still got a month to get hold of it!
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@bestpoison1 and @Xenosagagirl3 may I be of assistance? Suggestions: if you are sure you're connected to Outerworld you'll come across NPC eventually by running in the cities. They have a blue icon, so you can't miss, just keep your eyes open left and right while running. If you have Facebook, try summoning it, it increases the likelyhood of bumping into it. You also might wanna check out places with a lot citizens running around. How far do you need to be in the game? Really not that far, just to the point you can use the train system to travel between cities, roughly after the first mission actually. If you can go to Yusnaan and Luxerion you're fine. Hope it helps :)
PromtoLucis
Over 4 years ago
I love the game and I enjoy it allot! Replaying it again! Yipee!! XD
Xenosagagirl3
Over 4 years ago
I have one other question about how far roughly one has to get into the game to be able to find the npc's that give out the outfits and adornments? I just started the game and was unsure if I would still have enough time to reach that point before the time limit on the items runs out. Thanks so much for your time and I hope to hear from you. :D PS Thanks for answering my last question I really appreciated it.
bestpoison1
Over 4 years ago
I'm having a fair amount of trouble finding the LR npc that gives you the garbs/adornment items, any suggestions how to find them?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee Williams Want some more? I'm in a good mood so I'll tell :) By playing LR, using Outerworld and reading some comments here and there, I got my own opinion of the social feature. I guess it can help you guys so here it is. - It works fine but I think the issues are centered around the availability of the NPCs. Searching for something specific like the official LRFF13 NPC in a world where it almost randomly generates might be quite difficult. If you are familiar with the cities in the game you might be able to know a few places where the NPC is likely to spawn. But it can take quite a while to find it just by running around, which can become frustrating in a game with a time factor like this one. Summoning the NPC via Facebook actually helps. I think its spawn rate or something like that increases. Just like I experienced today. Other days it's about every 5 to 10 NPCs before it appears again. Sometimes longer, but that's just bad luck. It's really nice to get your rewards the moment you enter the game, or shortly after . Searching for it for a long time or just come across it at some points makes it less special. - I also noticed that only 2 official messages are available for summoning on Facebook, but it seems that they rotate all available messages if there are more than 2. And not everyone has Facebook, so maybe another way to access Outerworld would be good too. - Something that has already improved is getting the news to us, so thanks. Using the blog is good and maybe some sort of message could exist inside the game, like in the news & updates section on the main menu or something like it. Hope could be used, he informs us with all information so why not with updates about Outerworld :D Oh, and I don't understand the limited time availability for adornments. Why can't it be accessible all the time? It must have some secret game developer reason. That's about it. Taking snapshots works fine as well and reading other messages too. I enjoy Outerworld and nothing is obligatory (but you would be kinda dumb not to accept the rewards from Outerworld). So keep up the good work! :) I hope this helps. And now just a few more days and I'll get searching for the next adornment!
CoyoteEnix
Over 4 years ago
Playing it! Finally I can play it! ;D
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey @neocrimson, we don't have an exact schedule just yet, but I'll put them in once these adornments have expired - so quite possibly on the weekend of April 4. I'd like to be more specific but I have to work them around the existing schedule which is difficult without making the game crowded with NPCs.
neocrimson
Over 4 years ago
Is there an exact schedule available for the cactuar and tonberry adornments? I missed out on those 2 because my LE copy of the game arrived late, almost missed the miniflan adornment too, although it was worth the wait for the watch.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
That's great to hear! This is the first time we've had a social feature like this, and we're taking on board what we've learned this time round, so if we decide to do it again in the future, we know what's worked and what hasn't.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Wonderful. Summoned the NPC via Facebook, and started the game. Not even 5 seconds later and the NPC stood right in front of me and I got the first adornment. This is how it should be everytime!!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey ValhallaChaos! A Squall garb would be awesome, but unfortunately there's no plans to make any more garbs for Lightning Returns.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Sweet. Guess it'll work better now that I see the message is available to summon via Facebook ^^ Tried it this morning but no NPC, probably wasn't activated yet.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
After having a chat with our customer service team, I think it's a North American only problem. Have you experienced the same issues? If so, what platform are you playing on?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
As awesome as that would be, there's no plans to make any more garbs for Lightning Returns.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Outerworld posts are either snapshots from the game or Battle Scores, which you can attach a message and an item to for people to buy.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Once you've unlocked the items, they're yours to keep and will be available in New Game+
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Will there be any more past FF DLC garbs availed in the future? A Squall outfit would be pretty sweet. Or that FF Dissidia 012 Aya wears would be pretty cool too. Just curious :)
Jamiecchi
Over 4 years ago
Awesome, I wonder what I missed out on with my game being 3 weeks late lol. :D How does the Posts count thing work? I am linked to Facebook and I've used the Facebook app on the PC to summon the #1 challenge. It works. :D I am wondering how do the posts work, is it messages or snapshots we submit or replies to messages or cheers?
LittleBigJoJo
Over 4 years ago
Yeah, would love the Lightning Returns avatars. Q.Q pleeeeease
Brayden9669
Over 4 years ago
Can we please have the LIGHTNING RETURNS PSN avatars?
AbeChan
Over 4 years ago
Question: Have you all worked out the FFX Yuna DLC yet? The FFX Yuna DLC description (With photos) appear under the DLC menu from the game start menu, however it redirects to the FFX-2 DLC for the download. (It looks like FFX Yuna replaced FFX-2 Yuna on the menu since I never purchased the FFX Yuna). ...and Awesome! Thanks for putting these adornments out there!
SQUARE-ENIX-MATT
Over 4 years ago
Sweet thanks S-E for these awesome adornments! Quick question though, I heard the Yuna FF-X DLC for ps3 was having problems and was downloading the FF-X-2 Yuna garb instead. Was this problem fixed today? I noticed that it was taken down from the in game store temporarily and is now back up and when you go to buy it a notification appears saying something about a promotional code can also be used as well? Anyways I look forward to collecting these awesome adornments later in the week!
Xenosagagirl3
Over 4 years ago
I was wondering once we unlock these items listed above along with any of the Outfits from the challenges will they be available to us for every play through of the game we do or just the one we are currently on? Thanks so much for your time and I hope to hear from you.