Outerworld Challenge #3 Results - Lightning Returns

Friday 21 March 2014 17:25
By ProfessorHojo
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Congratulations folks, you’ve made enough Outerworld posts to unlock Lightning’s La Fouldre garb to use in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII! The garb is available in game right now, just keep an eye out for an NPC called: @LRFF13. Read their message and you’ll be rewarded with the La Fouldre garb! 

It’s not over yet, prepare yourself for our final challenge…

For Challenge #4, you’ll need to reach a total of 400,000 Outerworld posts by April 4. The prize? Lightning’s Dark Orchid garb.

The Dark Orchid garb, which looks a little similar to Midnight Mauve, comes with a handy passive ability, EP Vengeance - which restores EP in relation to the damage received from enemy attacks. Again, this garb is available in Hard Mode but you can get your hands on it early if you manage to complete the Outerworld Challenge! 

Having trouble finding the NPCs? Summon them into your game via the Facebook App.

There’s several goodies kicking around in the game too, including the following Adornments attached to official @LRFF13 NPCs:

  • 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!- Message Subject: Defend with precision!- Message Subject: Recognise garbs good for defence! We’ve noticed that a few of you are after the Tonberry, Cactuar and Miniflan adornments from back in February. Well, you’ll be happy to hear that they’re coming back, but we’ll let you know closer to the date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below. Have a great weekend, and get posting!

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158 Comments
GoldDiggerGuy
Over 4 years ago
@Barouth I feel the same way. Bought A Realm Reborn 3 days ago hoping there will be a fix. Put in my serial code and registration code and still no luck! I played beta and now my beta account name shows and it doesn't give me the option to change it! I would love to have the same account name as my beta, but Square Enix have a system where they'll automatically change the account name the last minute! Maybe that's just me lol.
Barouth8
Over 4 years ago
I buy this game 3 day ago and i didnt have the chance to play once. I change my Square password, i change my PSN password, a few time each. But nothing change. I filled avery part of my PSN form because when I tried to link PSN and Square It say they can't link because my PSN wasn't fill. I dit avery step but since Square and PSN don't link I can't play a game that I bought. I THERE ANY THECK SUPPORT LISTENING, WE WANT SONE ANSWER.
ps4man
Over 4 years ago
cant get into my account becouse my date of birth is wrong and cant reset it becouse of date of birth and square enix are doing nothing to help with it have not heard back yet
MMM0715MMM
Over 4 years ago
I bought ps4 final fantasy too. But the 12 digital no. Can't not redeem ?
ChiefRock76
Over 4 years ago
I bought the new Final Fantasy XIV for the PS4. I spent most of the day yesterday trying to play the game never got the chance, not for lack of trying. I entered the registration code for the PS4 and the set up an account with Square Enix as requested. Then after that I went through the whole process of trying to find what the temporary password was and how to get one. Figured that out, well sort of. I downloaded the software token program for my cell phone. I must be honest is the biggest pain I have ever had to deal with to play a game which I paid for. Anyways, here is the big problem even after jumping through so many hoops to be able to play the game I have to enter my temporary code to register the software token and I need the software token to get the temporary code. I read the help pages and instructions which all lead to entering the temporary code to get to a page that is supposed to lead to an original temporary code which all that I have read I should have gotten when I first registered the game, even though I do not remember getting. So to sum it up, I need a code that I can not get without the code or play the game that I just bought. What Now?
KaChii3
Over 4 years ago
they have customer service telephone number. but there is no point on calling because you will be on the phone for 4hrs and i heard from some people who have had the chance to speak to one of the rep. he/she got billed $400
vegasjim
Over 4 years ago
How come I am not getting my password email from square enix and how come there is no phone number for customer service
Scutty
Over 4 years ago
Is there any way to get #3 garb as of now? I am in the military and was in the field when the #3 challenge ended and by the time I got home, the outerworld service was acting up. Any help would be appreciated.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos Well, that's not a bad idea :) It would be a nice community event, but personally, I'm not into that kinda stuff, voting for something is always fishy ;)
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@captainwitwickyYeah that's what I mean. Everyone votes, there will be 2 or 3 'best snapshot' winners. They would submit their adornment/garb title to SE, 2-3 days, SE approves the names and the adornments/garbs get put in the game the following week; and the whole process repeats for the next 3 weeks.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Litchi85 If everything is working fine, you should bump into #3. Try running around in Yusnaan for a while, during the afternoon in places where there are many people. (I'm not sure #1 or #2 is still available, #2 maybe, #1 might be)
Litchi85
Over 4 years ago
Is it still possible to get #1,2,3? I summoned #3 but it hasn't shown up...just keep running back and forth in Luxurion and nothing appears. #4 has shown up a few times, but not #3. And I can't re-summon from the FB app...just says "already summoned". Am I doing something wrong?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@VSilverwings Yes, they are available in Hard Mode. Via these challenges you'll just get them quicker and maybe even easier ;)
VSilverwings
Over 4 years ago
Do these garbs only show up on hard mode? I've been trying for some hours to get this to work and am ready to give up with frustration after getting nowhere.
ThePhoenixFalls
Over 4 years ago
aware* Sorry, won't let me edit post.
ThePhoenixFalls
Over 4 years ago
Hi, Please can you confirm you're that the Xbox players still cannot access Outerworld? It looks like this might mean we cannot get either the Priest/Justice Tricorn, nor the Red Silk Hat at this rate. Also this means we're not able to contribute to the 4th Challenge(nor collect the reward if it is successful) as I thought that was due to all finish by the 12th ?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Happy Game Time! I got the final garb and the latest adornment! Summoned them via the FB App, after "refreshing" the messages to find the ones that I wanted. Upon entering the game, it took me just a few minutes of running around town to find the @LRFF13 NPCs that spawned right after eachother, and they were the first ones to spawn! Wonderful to get the messages so fast! The garb is beautiful and that red hat...oh my, it's big ^^ I feel like I'm on Haste, I got the garb before the news & updates or this blog mentioned them :D I love this game ^^ Oh, and I just remembered something, I'm not quite sure if I'm right, but wasn't there ones an NPC message containing an item that could be bought, I think it was a weapon, a very expensive weapon...I' m wondering if there was a non-mentioned adornment attached to it? Any idea what I mean @ Lee Williams?
ArashiKingu
Over 4 years ago
I have been trying to summon the NPCs for Outworld Challenges 2-4 from the Facebook App so i can get the garbs and it wont let me. And for the past 2 days it keeps telling me that the "News and Updates" cant be accessed when i try to play LRFF13 and a error has occured and it wont cconnect to the outworld. what is going on and are we going to be able to get the garbs?
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
Are the Xbox Live players still going to be able to get the Duelist Garb or are we screwed? (I know we can get it later, but....)
Shannonigans
Over 4 years ago
Blasted time zones! No wonder why the message disappeared....
Shannonigans
Over 4 years ago
It's still 4/3 yet you can't summon the message for the justice tricorn accessory! :( I keep missing things
SQUARE-ENIX-MATT
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee Williams! Thanks for responding to my garb question! I would have to say that the Pallas Athena or Knight of Etro garb is my favorite. I agree with you on the Dragoon garb. It suits Lightning really well and is a great garb overall! All of the garbs are really cool, especially the Yuna Sphere Hunter and Nightmare garb! I would love to see more DLC garbs come to the game in the future as well!
Locke116
Over 4 years ago
I haven't been able to find the La Fouldre garb. Is it too late to obtain it? I've tried summoning if from the app but it won't let me.
Shannonigans
Over 4 years ago
Bring back the duelist please! I missed it!!! >.< (PS3,US)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
No worries @Lee Williams, I kinda guessed it was the translation but still doubted it becasue of the sudden introduction of those new adornments. The one who makes those translations however should pay more attention! I also have to say that it's very nice of you guys that some of the adornments will be reposted. While I'm lucky enough to have all the adornments already (the cactuar - tonberry - flan were really by accident actually), it's nice to hear that you do care about people's urge to gather all the adornments. @Rinoa10_heart Yes, in fact only the two cities are the perfect (big) place to search, you might come across one in the Wild Lands, but it's certainly not recommended in the Dead Dunes. I kinda "learned" how to use the FB App, tested some things that work and things that don't work, you kinda have to do these things in order to be efficient in Outerworld. And most of the time it works well. This last adornment took a while longer than most of them, and I checked the Priest's Tricorne again today, just to be sure I got it (to check there was no other adornment attached to it with that translation business), and it took me quite some time again. Other Outerworld and non-summoned @LRFF13 NPC jumped in before I had the message with "Defend with precision!". That said, those other @LRFF13 NPC messages were right there when I started the game, so, it might not have been what I was looking for, but it's nice to see official messages the moment I start the game. Hopefully, it occurs for other people as well.
Rinoa10_heart
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WilliamsHello, So it's only a problem of translation, the correct name of the adornment is "Priest's Tricorn". Thanks! @CaptainWitwicky Hello, Yes, I totally agree with you. I hope that I didn't make confusion to other players. Like you have specified, it's a matter of how many people are in a specific area and the best time in the day to find them, like real life in a city :) So I guess that the two cities that are perfect for find the Official @LRFF13 NPC are Yusnaan and Luxerion. I can't wait to see what the last adornment of tomorrow will be. Have a nice evening!
LipeBOliveira
Over 4 years ago
Hello! The NPCs for the Helter Skelter garb and the Duelist garb are gone? They don't appear for summoning anymore in the facebook app! =/
ThePhoenixFalls
Over 4 years ago
Hi Lee, Thanks for the feedback and looking into it, it's appreciated!! Been enjoying collecting all the items so would like to finish getting them all if possible!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hopefully it will be fixed by tomorrow, so we won't have to re-post the Red Silk Hat NPC, however, the Tricorn adornment will be reposted - not sure when though. Sorry about this guys!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey folks! It seems the Xbox 360 version of Lightning Returns is experiencing some problems with the Outerworld Services feature. We believe there's a problem with the servers after a recent update form Xbox Live, and we're working hard to get this up and running again as soon as possible. Please bear with us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
It's a Priest's Tricorn - the translations seem to be a bit off. Please expect this to be the same for the remaining adornments. I'm sorry we don't have the official names!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
That's very kind of you Gummster! :)
ThePhoenixFalls
Over 4 years ago
Hi, can you confirm you're looking into the Xbox issue? And please can you delay the removal of the Tricorn and Red Silk Hat until it's been looked at? I'm not sure why you're only giving these ones a couple of days rather than the usual week, but given that Xbox players can't access Outerworld please can you look into this? As per below, a lot of us can't access it, not to submit, nor do any Outerworld NPCs appear so we can interact with them. It'd be appreciated if you could acknowledge that there is a problem somewhere or is it microsoft?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ Lee Williams: is it Justice Tricorn or Priest's Tricorn...because otherwise there are 2 adornments, is it the translation again? Just like @Rinoa10_heart says she finds the NPC nearly everytime at a certain place, I find my NPCs almost everytime at a certain place as well. Now, it is not that the NPC spawns at certain places, rather it has a higher chance of spawning at places with a high amount of people running around (why? = because people randomly change in the @LRFF13 NPC, so where there are no people, you don't need to look). The time of day helps as well, for example, Pleasure Alley in Yusnaan is pretty crowded during the afternoon, and the Yusnaan station as well! If you can't find the NPC, search for places with high crowd densities. Run away to spawn new people. After trying it a couple of times NPCs and maybe even the @LRFF13 NPC will spawn. Good luck @ValhallaChaos Oh, so you mean that the one who gets the most votes has the opportunity to name a garb that everybody will get, right? That sure sounds better than giving the one with the highest votes a unique garb unavailable for everyone else...I wonder who would vote then...Nobody wants to give the other one a unique garb :D
Ruizutatakau
Over 4 years ago
I'm on PS3, everytime I use the FaceBook App it just says "the NPC has already been summoned" even though its the first time I select Summon on the app. I also never find the NPC, at all. I'm lucky to even see one of the other @LRFF13 NPCs at random. If I select summon after being told the NPC has already been summoned it just says "Failed to summon" I'm just going to end up missing out on these rewards because the NPC does not spawn. Can you explain the mechanics of this feature? Is there no guaranteed place to find the NPC or anything? It was a great idea but poorly executed in my opinion. No one wants to spend their time chasing a ghost or making a day last forever by using chronostatis and slayings mobs to keep up their EP.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Autocorrect strikes again! I mean outerworld* @Captainwitwicky just to clarify/elaborate my idea a bit. I mean the person who takes the best/most (voted) popular snapshot gets a unique adornment, not the voters. Which is a bit unfair but then I thought instead of one person getting the unique item, why not everyone get it? (If that makes sense, I sometimes have bad diction lol). SE could name the new garb/adornment in tribute of the 'best snapshot taker': the person who gets the most votes submits a name for the garb/adornment, SE approves it. A few days later we all get the reward (but that means summoning and chasing around for the LRFFXIII NPC again). Voting would happen via the LRFFXIII FB app (besides on twitter). How you vote via the FB app? I don't know. Just an idea I had *shrugs*
Spue29
Over 4 years ago
I am unable to see the outerworld. It seems to be down on xbox
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
@Lee, is Outerworld still down for the Xbox Live?? i haven't been able to log on for almost 3 days now. Oddly enough it happened right after I obtained the La Fourdre garb. Any connection or just bad timing? I missed posting 6 of my Omega kills too (my twitter feed enjoys it)
Rinoa10_heart
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Hello again, and thank you very much for the updated information about the adornment "Justice Tricorn". I've checked again and successfully found it! If can help in some ways other players, personally, I always find the Official NPC near the Kyactus statue, in the city of Yusnaan. I hope that all other players too can get it. Thanks again for your kind reply.
Takay93
Over 4 years ago
I also can not connect to outworld, just when I start the game the message "NEWS & UPDATE Could Not Be access." I m playing the Xbox version.
Tanor_Hun
Over 4 years ago
ok i add you
Deathdragon
Over 4 years ago
I also got the XBox 360 "A System error has occurred" message like a few others. Are the Outerworld Servers offline?
gummster77
Over 4 years ago
ya the code is for ps3 and add me gummster77
Tanor_Hun
Over 4 years ago
aa their is no pm option, what a site :) ps3 you have the code ?
gummster77
Over 4 years ago
any way you can semd me a message so no1 els takes it if i put it on here?
Tanor_Hun
Over 4 years ago
if you give me free i like to have it :)
gummster77
Over 4 years ago
hey people i have a free yuna garb code for LIGHTING RETURNS has i dont have the game any more who wants it???????
Torchy
Over 4 years ago
Hi Lee, Just to back up ThePhoenixFalls comment that as an XBox player, I too have been unable to connect to Outerworld in the last couple of days. I know a number of other players have reported having a similar problem since the latest XBox Live title update. It would be a shame if we missed out on the new adornments because of technical issues.
gounomono
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WilliamsThanks for the response. I keep looking every day. Kind of like an easter egg hunt I guess.. :)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
I'm guessing poor @Lee Williams got hold of another poorly translated list of adornment names. I think Justice Tricon = Priest's Tricorn. Otherwise there would be an adornment jammed in between. And did I read this right? More adornments are coming + the garb on Friday? I thought that you guys wanted to slow things down so people had enough time for each item. Boy oh boy :)
ThePhoenixFalls
Over 4 years ago
Hi, Are you aware that Xbox players are currently not able to access either the News or Outerworld? I'm writing because the new items are apparently only available for a couple of days, and I'm not sure if this is only a temporary problem or not? No Outerworld characters appear in game, and it says system error etc when loading up.
Reptile1983
Over 4 years ago
I got an item yesterday from one of your official NPC's that was called "Priest's Tricorn", so is this the same item as the "Justice Tricorn" or something different? it get's a little confusing with all these names after a while.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey guys, I've updated the post to include a couple of new NPCs that are carrying adornments. A full schedule of the remaining NPCs will be listed on Friday.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
@Rinoa + @CaptainWitwicky, really sorry guys, one of the adornments went out yesterday and it will be in the game until midnight tomorrow, it's called Justice Tricorn and is accompanied by the message "Defend with precision". There's another on coming out Friday along with the garb, which you've almost unlocked, but I wanted to update you all with future adornments this Friday with the Outerworld Results.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Yes there is a specific one, it should be called "Outerworld Challenge #2". I'm sorry you're having problems getting hold of it. I'm in the process of re-arranging our schedule so there's less NPCs in the game.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Yes there is a specific one, it should be called "Challenge #2". I'm sorry you're having problems getting ohld of it. I'm in the process of re-arranging our schedule so there's less NPCs in the game.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey! Unfortunately the Crown adornment won't be coming back. Also, you don't have to participate in the challenge, they'll unlock for everyone if we reach the 400,000 Outerworld posts required for this challenge. Have a great day too :)
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey! You don't have to participate in the challenge, they'll unlock for everyone if we reach the 400,000 Outerworld posts required for this challenge. Have a great day too :)
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Just saw this, good question! I guess I would have to say the Dragoon garb, all the manlier garbs suit Lightning best IMO. But the Helter Skelter garb from Outerworld is quite cool too! Thanks for asking though, what's your favourite?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
How strange, I put the latest NPC live on March 21. I'd suggest trying again if possible. Apologies, the system has a lot of NPCs in it right now so that might be why it's a little buggy. I'm working on removing a few so you're more likely to see them!
Rinoa10_heart
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WilliamsHello, I've read that some players have been able to obtained an adornments called " Priest's Tricorne". Personally, I've checked, and I found only the updates of challanges #2 and #3. So I wanna ask you if is possible to have more information about it, like you do for the recent four adornments. These adornments are not in-game and, like other people I think, I would like to collect them all. Thanks in advance.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
You don't have to be playing on hard mode, have you tired summoning the NPC via our Facebook App? http://sqex.to/Lsn
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Okay, I got the adornment, but it was kinda sneaky of you guys hiding it from us. I've seen no message at all from it. And it's such a nice adornment too, a white hat called Priest's Tricorne. It took me longer to get it too, I summoned it from the FB App after finding it, but I had to go through 3 other @LRFF13 NPC messages before I got the message that I wanted, and I didn't even summon those other messages. They also didn't spawn right after eachother as they sometimes do. Other Outerworld messages were jammed in between them. (it could be that there are 2 posts here from me that are exactly the same...don't know why, this blog was acting funny though...)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
What the...I see there is a new @LRFF13 NPC message called "Defend with precision!" and I read that 2 people here on this comment section got the Tricorne adornment from it? So what's going on? Was this mentioned anywhere? @ValhallaChaos The mystery prize you mention with your voting idea...do you mean that only the person with the highest votes will get the prize? If so, that would suck even more than getting rewards from Outerworld right? Only one person would get that prize. Or did you mean something else? :)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
What the...I see there is a new @LRFF13 NPC message called "Defend with precision!" and I read that 2 people here on this comment section got the Tricorne adornment from it? So what's going on? Was this mentioned anywhere? @ValhallaChaos The mystery prize you mention with your voting idea...do you mean that only the person with the highest votes will get the prize? If so, that would suck even more than getting rewards from Outerworld right? Only one person would get that prize. Or did you mean something else? :)
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, I still haven't come across the Duelist Garb from the @LRFF13 NPC's. I did manage the La Foudre and a couple of the adornments. Has the Duelist been pulled or am I just having bad luck? Also, Outerworld was down most of last night too so when I did find another @LRFF13 NPC i couldn't get whatever it had. Is there a specific one that has the Duelist Garb or do I just need to wander about for hours hoping for it?
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Throwing my opinion into the mix again: personally I think all of these garbs and adornments should've been in the game and should've been shipping with it initially. SE could've had some sort of contest similar to these challenges already, something like 'Who can take the best snapshot wearing the dark orchid garb adorned with the king's crown? Take your best snapshot and submit it to the out world for other players to vote. At the end of the week will be featured on our official LRFFXIII twitter/Facebook page and be rewarded with a cool mystery prize!'. That prize could be a unique adornment or something, I don't know. This way, everyone has all the items from the start; you can still have challenges; we can still take snapshots and send them to the outworld for voting via FB/twitter. Anyway, the last time I was signed into FB and PSN, within the first 15mins of playing LRFFXIII, I saw the official LRFFXIII NPC so I got all excited that I'd finally be able to obtain an item. Nope! It was just the advert for the aerith DLC :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee I was wondering will you ever bring the Crown adornment back again? I missed getting it thinking it would still be available through April 1st and it is not which is to bad since I really wanted to get that one. Also for the garb challenge do I only need to upload pictures I take in game using the Outerworld app linked to my Facebook or is there another step I am unaware of for them to contribute to the challenge? Thanks so much for your time and I hope to hear from you. Have a wonderful day!!!
SQUARE-ENIX-MATT
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee Williams I have a good question for you. Assuming you have played LR:FFXIII, what is your favorite garb in the game and why? I thought it would be fun to ask you a question like this! So I hope you can get a chance to respond. I would enjoy hearing your opinion!
gounomono
Over 4 years ago
I've been searching for @LRFF13 for days. All I've found are the Tricorne adornment, and the first challenge prize. :( When I tried the app, it won't let me summon the current one.. it also says it was posted 28 days ago, which is impossible for the NA release:February 11 +14 days = February 25 (challenge 1) February 25 = 14 Days = March 11 (challenge 2) March 11 + 14 days = March 25 (challenge 3) So 28 days from today, April 1, would be what, March 3? :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Anyone else not able to connect to Outerworld? I've been trying for days and every time I just get a system error has occurred when I try to connect to it. It'd be a shame if I miss out on these garbs.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
There is a new @LRFFXIII message floating around called 'Defend with precision!' It carries the Priest's Tricorne adornment. I managed to get it but started having problems accessing Outerworld in-game shortly afterward. Facebook app seems to be working though. Was wondering if anyone else is having the same issue.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I found the NpC in my Normal game but no Lightning’s La Fouldre garb. Dose it have to be Hard Mode?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm not sure about the npc with la Fouldre but I found the costume in the shop in the Dead Dunes hideout on my hard mode run.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm having the issues with summoning the outworld npcs to my game. i can find them in the game anyway i found the first 2 that way. My psn account can't be connected to my Square-enix account either. It says that my profile might be incomplete with psn but it's completed. Read that a lot of other people have had the issue before too. Though it's not like my game doesn't connect to the internet or anything i can still post outworld posts and recieve see current ones in the game I just wonder if anyone knows a solution to the 2 problems?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
At present, there are no plans for new Outerworld Challenges after the current ones have finished. Where are you trying to ship the CE to?
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, appreciate the response. At least SE knows some of us are having issues, but it's good to know others aren't experiencing issues and have all the garbs and adornments so far. Is there a chance you guys will have outerworld challenges again? E.g. In 6 months time? Maybe with different garbs/adornments?Also it's a mystery to me why SE didn't anticipate the sheer amount of demand for the LRFFXIII PS3 collector's edition. I think they should've made at least 1000 more PS3 CEs. I still want one (desperately) but the SE online store says it's infinitely out of stock (even if they were 'in stock' I still wouldn't be able to buy one because of "trade sanctions" and ebay is the only route for me. They're going for $200+ each excluding shipping there, it's quite outrageous! :(
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@jonb4more Actually it's very easy ^^ Use the FB App, and choose "official" at the home page of the app. Only the official messages from @LRFF13 NPC will appear. Summon the ones you want. If it's not there, just press Home again, and the images should change when you check "official" again. You can also change the lay-out of the messages that appear, instead of having them fly by on the screen, you can also press the icon on the top right for them to appear next to eachother. After that, you just need a bit of luck bumping into them in the game. If you search carefully, it shouldn't take that much time. It took me maybe an hour of time to find ALL the adornments.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
I'll make a separate update for everyone closer to the time.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
We've got no additional DLC planned for Lightning Returns: FFXIII.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
glad to hear i'm not the only one having a hard time finding the NPC. When i do finally find the NPC in the game it either has the crown or nothing at all. i'm still hunting for the NPC that has the Lafouldre garb. I tried using the app on facebook, but how in the world do you find the official NPC instead of everything everyone is posting?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Just shared a ton of Outerworld posts...Hope it helps to unlock the final garb :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Dear Square Enix, I was wondering will there be any story dlc coming for lighting returns FFXIII anytime soon?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hello Lee. Just wanna ask something really quick. I wanna buy the Lightning Shades. But then again, it needs the Forge (Rare) NPC, which is very hard to find. Can you enable for him to be summoned via the Facebook App? Thanks. :)
Reptile1983
Over 4 years ago
When do you exactly plan to bring back the Miniflan reward from the adornments? Any update on the exact date and time perhaps, so i and all others that couldn't get it in time, wouldn't end up missing out on it again. Would be nice to know, so we can be ready for it in time - thanks!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
**Outerworld Challenge #4 update** One week to go! Only 200,000 Outerworld posts left to unlock the Dark Orchid garb for Lightning.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Amazing. Summoned 2 NPCs from the FB App. One for the last adornment, one with a message about the Aerith Garb DLC. I started the game and only needed about 20 seconds running around, before the NPCs spawned right after each other, and they were the first ones to appear as well. Now I got all the adornments! Just the final garb is left if we hit the mark. This time it has exactly the same name: Gold Chocobo Chick ^^
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Hyne--: ...Exactly what I thought. It bothers me so much too. I'm glad someone came out and said what has been on my mind for ages now.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Valhalla, thanks for your feedback. Our current posting system has limitations, and while we want you have all these cool items, it's been difficult to get them all to you. Once the forth challenge is over, moving forward I think it's best to have two items (NPCs) in the game per week, as the game is currently overcrowded with official NPCs. I'll be posting an update a bit later today!
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Okay, I figured out how to link my FB account to my PS3. But I STILL couldn't summon NPCs - played for about 2.5 hours today, no NPC popped up like they did two days ago. I was mainly in luxurion and yusnaan since they're the most populated areas of the game. Nothing. After two days of playing LRFFXIII and being connected to both PSN and FB, I've now given up. I wanted all the adornments, but I specifically wanted the crown and the dancefloor shades. I'm not sure if this (taking snapshots for challenges and looking for NPCs) was the best way to implement player involvement, etc. I know I'm not the only one experiencing issues, it's a shame really. Good idea/concept, but with a few kinks since not everybody is able to enjoy these free little cosmetics. I don't know, just my 2 cents.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, thanks for the tip to download puffin, it worked. Though now I need to figure out how to link my PSN account to the app so I can summon the NPCs. How do i do that? And please do send elixirs, I've been going around to every single outerworlder, but they either have nothing or an item I don't need (I.e. a weapon). Gotta love autocorrect, I typed elusive and it changes to 'exclusive'. Other include we'll to 'well' and miss to 'kiss'. @Z3PHYR11 From what I understand you need to accumulate a total of 100 soul seeds, then sell it altogether. I've been collecting 10-35 soul seeds then visiting the buyer to sell them. I've got about 38 seeds now, I know you can farm them in a certain 3 star mission, but it'll still take a long while. Thanks for the offer, I might still take you up on it. But how would you help me besides providing tips?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@ ValhallaChaos - Personally, it didn't feel that long for me. I just kept turning in Soul Seeds left-n-right & by the time I knew it... *BAM* I acquired the achievement. If you still haven't gotten one, then I'll help out.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Lee, Could you explain the logic behind expirable content in this game?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
As far as I know, iPads aren't compatible with Flash. Try Puffin Web Browser, I've heard it's one free app that helps to play Flash content.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
We didn't consider the Adornments to be as important as the Garbs, which is why we haven't been including them in the News Feed updates, but now that I see how passionate you're about them, if there's time, I'll see if I can get something together for the Cactuar, Miniflan and Tonberry ones. I'll help with the Elixir posting too! Look out for SE Europe's posts.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Unfortunately the system we have doesn't allow us to place NPCs in certain areas, but this is all good feedback for future endeavours.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
To everyone currently playing LRFFXIII online (aka using outerworld): 1. Can you all please send an 'elixir' whenever you take and send a snapshot? I want that exclusive trophy without having to waste hours farming soul seeds. And 2. Can people just spam snapshots so we get the dark orchid garb ASAP? I'm not sure well make it in time. I also agree with previous comments regarding posting these outerworld challenges on the actually LRFFXIII 'news and updates' section in-game. A lot of people wouldn't even know because I'm assuming most players don't frequent either the EU or NA SE websites to see these blog posts.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, I'm having issues with the NPCs. I played for almost 2.5hrs today and the whole time I was looking for the NPCs to obtain the crown and the dancefloor shades, to no avail. I opened up the FB app hoping to summon them, but it would never fully load. Only the background appeared (the black background with the picture of Lightning, yeah?), nothing else. Though there was a faint grey-ish/white line running horizontally in the middle of the screen. I deleted and reinstalled the app, but the same thing happened. I was using an iPad at the time, so I don't know if the app just isn't compatible on mobile devices (my laptop is currently broken so I couldn't use it). I'll try again tomorrow, but I have a feeling the same issue will happen.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm SAD I'm almost done with the game, My final battle will be sometime this week if I have time to play, The game is awesome and I will finally see the ending of a great series ! Thank you Square-Enix for the great story and adventure I will miss all the characters, I have FFXIV but in my opinion is not as great ! Too much going on at once ! I will be waiting for FFXV and I hope to see GF's, Summons or Espers whatever you guys want to call it ! Other than that ! Larga Vida A Fantasia Final, Uno de los mejores juegos en la historia de RPG's !
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I've summoned the Differnt NPCs via the app, but have only been able to get the garb from challenge 2. is there no way to just put these garbs in the shop as a free limted time download? Its not fair that I may miss out when i'm searching and summoning (Via the facebook app and yes i'm callign the right ones for the garbs) them left and right, but they are not showing up. i wish they would jsut go to the ark then at least i coudl at 6am jsut walk in and go "oh hi. there you all are!"
SQUARE-ENIX-MATT
Over 4 years ago
So far iv got all the adornments that have been released! The Crown looks perfect with the Pallas Athena garb! Please make more adornments and also make more purchasable DLC garbs!!! :D I love the DLC garbs that have been released but I wish there were even more! Great job Square Enix!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Alright, sounds good. Sorry for all the questions, but how would you notify me if you get them? Email?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I highly doubt enough people will care about these adornments. Most don't even know about them... On that matter, wouldn't it be wise to put this information out on the news board IN game? This way at least people will be aware of these nice giveaways and "events". I'm sure, right now, not even 90% of the LR players are aware or these things, or what is even going on at all. This way enough people might actually start caring about this as well. Just a suggestion. But had I not visited this blog I wouldn't have known about this at all, which is kind of a fearful though... I was too busy playing the game, so I missed out on some of the game's news/events/goodies, etc. That really shouldn't be happening. Especially with a news section build in-game. But, this is just my opinion, hope I didn't come off as offensive.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I haven't seen anything about this within the game. Not even the update that the goal was met and to look for the NPC.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
They aren't scheduled to come back so unfortunately not. However, if enough people want them back then maybe we could do something.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I see, that's unfortunate. Will they appear at any point at all? A straight answer is fine, just ignore my obsessive comments from before. I'll manage, I'm sure.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
I'm trying to get hold of them, but I can't promise anything! :)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams and @Sora9669 I wouldn't mind having the avatar images as well :)
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
I'll be making the Cactuar, Miniflan and Tonberry items available again soon, but unfortunately I can't do anything for the items listed above right now.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
If I can get hold of them, I'll upload them somewhere convenient for you.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
*As much anymore. I won't not enjoy it or dislike it instantly or anything... It'll just always and constantly be eating at me while playing LR. And I really want to enjoy such a great game properly.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams awesome, thank you. How would I get the images? Would you put them in a blog post or something?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I plead that these adornments, just like the cactuar and co. make a return, because now I cannot get the Afro and Gold Chocobo Chick anymore. And that doesn't really lie well with my compulsive perfectionism. I didn't buy that 100% guide book to miss out on something like this because I couldn't play for a week. I ask if the adornments will return or not? Because I highly hope so. I'll ask directly, would you please make these adornments appear a second time too? If not I fear I won't be able to enjoy LR anymore. My OCD is really bad when it comes to this stuff. Also the reason why I can't play online games. (I do have the CE of FF XIV, though I just don't play it.)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
It's still the 25th of March, but the Afro and Gold chick is nowhere to be sighted anymore! What blasphemy! Does this keen I can't get it anymore? X.x How come it got taken off so early?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
It's too late for them to come to Europe, these things are usually decided way in advance. I'll ask our NA team if we have the images for you.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for this, it seems I've been given a poorly translated list of items :s
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
I got everything up to this point and quite easily I should mention. Too bad to hear some are having so much trouble. Sidenote: King's Crown is actually just Crown.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams why won't the avatars come to Europe? But yeah, I'm after actual image files please.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
OK still having trouble with the "summoning" to obtain the adornments. I am playing on the Xbox 360, and have outerworld enabled. I do not see a summon button so that I can put the message subject into. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be great. Thanks!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Game and garbs are AMAZING <3
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Glad to hear it! :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Thanks Lee! Removing the app and adding it again fixed the problem! So simple, thank you!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Blade-X33, the Afro & Gold Chick Adornment has expired now - midnight today was when it left the game.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
At some point I'll bring the Miniflan reward back too, I just need to figure out a time that's best.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Failing that, you should try disconnecting and reconnecting the Facebook App by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/appsand clicking the little pencil symbol next to "LRFF13 For Timeline".
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
That's not right, there should be two drop down boxes with "Region" and "Platform" and the a "Start" button. Perhaps try a different browser and let me know if that works?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for letting me know.
Takay93
Over 4 years ago
For the people who are having trouble with summoning, try to do this.Go to the Facebook application. In home click on Official and change the layout to the grid,. Press the summon button. Enter the pause menu; save, then choose "Exit game". When the player reload their file, check around for an Outerworld NPC with the same name as the person they just saw. They can buy the item they wanted from them. source:http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Outerworld_Services
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WiliamsHas the NPC giving the Afro and Gold Chick adornment expired? Not sure whether if the 25th (Today) is the last day the NPC spawns or the NPC disappears. I wasn't able to get the summoning feature to work until recently and I wasn't able to find said NPC. =/ Thanks for your help!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I can't get the summoning feature to work. About to miss out on the free adornments due to the absence of the proper NPCs. All I can see mto get is MAYBE the duelist one, if at all. that and unofficial npcs, like ones from players.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Having trouble with the Facebook App. Tried on both computer and ipad to load the app but after it connects to the server all I get is an image of Lightning and nothing else! Have tried this for the last couple of days and yes have even waited 45mins to 1hr for a response! Have connected to Otherworld and signed into Facebook (obviously). Am I doing something wrong or is there a glitch? Please help!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams It might also be worth reporting that the Outerworld Services option keeps getting reset to the default of Disable Network Connection.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
How do you message to get the items you mentioned?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I found this garb just last night, and i didn't even know enough post were made (though i have been contributing!), so i'm happy about that, i like the colors. Looking forward to the last garb, and some of the accessories i don't think i have yet.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I too am only finding the LRFF13 peep with the Duelist garb. They've turned up 3 times now (and once with the dancefloor shades). I'm literally 2 (in-game) hours away from the final day on my 2nd normal playthrough and my next go will be hard mode (sorry FFX HD, you're going to have to wait), and I really want this garb before then!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for letting me know @SevXFO. I'll speak to the team about it tomorrow; I think we might change the number of NPCs in the game as there's too many currently.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Yea I have my game linked with my Facebook. I also refreshed the page. I haven't been able to summon the NPC for "Discover enemy weaknesses!" to obtain the Afro & Gold Chick. The button to summon is there just doesn't work at all.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Will there be any more DLC Garbs coming again if yes how many will be coming?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for letting me know!
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
This is the final challenge for the garbs we're giving away, but the Tonberry and Cactuar adornments will be available again early next week.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Sora9669, those Avatars were only available in North America and won't be available in Europe, or are you after the actual image files?
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Hi ArielFarron, that's because that region is handled by the Square Enix team in Japan, and they're giving away different Outerworld items.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
We're just giving away garbs and adornments, we won't be giving away weapons via the official NPCs.
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Have you linked with your Facebook Account in the game? Just under "Enable Outerworld Services" it should say "Link to Facebook".
ProfessorHojo
Over 4 years ago
Thanks for reminding me, it's April 4!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
That's not true though i found the Afro and Gold Chick event near the station in Yusaan near the beginning of the game you may have a chance for the adornment. Besides outerworld characters show up more around crowded areas and won't be hard to spot with blue letters over there heads. Good luck i'm after those shades and I can never find that rare forge.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
You should double check the adornment names because Dark Knight Glasses is actually Dancefloor Shades
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
These are awesome, just really wish I could actually get them :(. Still waiting for Digital River to deliver my game :(. Should get this and X/X-2 collectors on wednesday, so too late for the Afro & Gold Chick as I likely wont get far into the game in one day lol.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Just wondering how many exactly of these challenges will there be? I'm about to stop gaming for a few months at the end of march. But I don't want to kiss out on the tonberry, cactaur and miniflan adornments I missed out in February, because I couldn't sign in to the out world for more than a month.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
who has hitman?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Can we PLEASE have the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, PlayStation Network avatars? Please.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams i am using the Sony R3 copy of Lightning Returns with english language. however i cannot summon in the FB app as it says platform/edition is incorrect.please could you check? FB app defaults me to the Chinese language but it does not contain the outerworld challange rewards.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Tey are in they are in the rewards menu you have to link it online when it asks you when you start the game so you can have the outworld. You can buy the limited time adornments with the gil you earn in the game if you find the npc players selling them. Wish they had more of a list of what gets sold in out world though from square npc players because I've seen a few that i haven't heard and just assume might be purchased in the game in hard mode. I mean you can earn the chaos blade through the game but i seen something like orchi something that i just wasn't sure if i'd be missing out.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I like the Dark Orchid garb. They say it looks like Midnight Mauve but i don't really think it does. Not just the colour but the lower half of the dress and the sleeves though you can change the colour of the outfits the style is different.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
How exactly does this work with getting the garb and adornments? I have LR but I have yet to play it.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Sweet news, but I don't know what to do first ^^ Play FFX, play FFX-2, play LR, search the adornment NPCs or search the new garb NPC. So much to do, so little time. I do have a tiny question. What's the deadline date for this final garb?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I can't use the summon function for LRFF13. It just might be that I don't know how to set it up correctly :S
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Uh. Is there a problem with the NPC? I keep getting summon failed errors when I try to bring it into my game. The only NPC with Hard Mode garb that I have seen so far is the Duelist NPC which I've already had for a while now.