Outerworld Challenge #4 Results - Lightning Returns

Friday 4 April 2014 18:24
By ProfessorHojo
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And that’s a wrap! With well over 400,000 Outerworld posts in the bag, you've completed our final Outerworld challenge and have unlocked Lightning's Dark Orchid garb - congratulations! As per usual, our trusty and aptly named official NPCs (@LRFF13) are waiting for you to come claim your prize. If you can't seem to find the NPCs, just remember that you can summon them into your game using the Facebook App. So pop on over and let us know what you think of the awesome Dark Orchid garb in the comments section below! 

Thus concludes our series of Outerworld Challenges. We'd like to give everyone who participated a huge thank you and really hope that you had as much fun participating in the challenges as we did setting them up! Keep on posting and sharing your in-game loot as we'd love to see what else you can find and come up with! 

And for those of your who either love a good adornment, or just like poking the (@LRFF13) NPCs every now and again, you'll be able to get the following goodies from the NPCs over the next few weeks: 

  • Red Silk Hat (April 4 - April 7)<ul><li>Message Subject: Recognise garbs good for defence!- Message Subject: Positioning in Battle- Message Subject: The Last Ones- Message Subject: Upgrading Accessories- Message Subject: Liberate People's Souls- Message Subject: Stop time with Chronostasis- Message Subject: Defend with precision!- Message Subject: Welcome to Outerworld- Message Subject: Post a Lightning Message Once the story gets going.- Message Subject: Facebook App now available For the Xbox 360 players under you, please be aware that we are currently experiencing technical problems with the Outerworld Service. The service went offline after a recent Xbox Live update. Unfortunately, this means that no NPCs or News Feed updates will appear in the game for now, but rest assured that we are working hard on bringing you a fix!  Due to the nature of the issue, it's a bit difficult to say when it will be up and running again (hopefully very soon!), so please bear with us. We're also working hard on ensuring that you won't have missed out of any of the fun or items but would still like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Elemental_CM
Almost 4 years ago
Still really hoping you guys will make the Outerworld reward garbs and adornments available again to those of us who weren't able to obtain them the first time. Since the game will probably be coming to Steam eventually will they at least be available again then?
knightgator
About 4 years ago
Please make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones Xbox users got gypped out of these adornments since the service was down. Please re-add these to Outerworld.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Riku005: No problem :) @Elemental_CM: Nope, they are all gone. But don't worry, you can buy them in the game when you play it on HARD! So, you don't miss any garb, unless you don't play it on HARD :)
Elemental_CM
Over 4 years ago
Are the Outerworld Challenge NPCs still around that give you the 4 special garbs?
Riku005
Over 4 years ago
thanks for the info Captain witwicky
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Riku005 You're having troubles finding them becasue there are none left to find. There is no official NPC at the moment. It's either never coming back or they're thinking about bringing them back. I think the first option is your best bet.
Elemental_CM
Over 4 years ago
Please bring back these adornments so those that weren't around the first time still have an opportunity!
Riku005
Over 4 years ago
I am having problems finding the LRFF13 NPC; I tried using the Facebook app but cant seem to find it would it be under official?
Elemental_CM
Over 4 years ago
Although I bought the CE for this game on release, due to circumstances out of my control I was unable to play it until recently. I'm very disappointed to hear I may have missed out on this limited time content... I really hope there will be other options for obtaining it in the future whether through DLC or re-releases through Outerworld NPCs.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
I'm guessing this is the end for the official NPC's, right? I'm glad I stumbled upon them and got the most out of this App as possible. Hopefully, something can be learned form this experience when Square Enix wants to introduce it into another game! And if anything happens with the LR:FF13 App, you'll let us know, right?
Altrag
Over 4 years ago
Well they cut off the DLC in 13-2 as well at a certain point.. I imagine they built most/all of it with the game and just release it periodically to keep people interested. The big difference here is that they've apparently made these items one-shot-only. Which is really lame. Its bad enough being forced to use a social media app for a single player game, but for them to then disappear out of the social media they're forcing us to use is just lame. I hope they realize that "I was there for that!" isn't a bragging right in a single player game and either make the summons available again (periodic cycling or just permanent.. whatever) or put them in a DLC pack. I'm certainly disappointed that Square decided to go this route in any case though. FF games have always been my favorite and I frequently enjoy going back and re-playing the older ones. I'm quite concerned that when I want to go back and play the FF13 series again in 5 years that I'm not going to be able to have the full experience because 5% of said experience is locked to a social media app that will be barren by then if it even exists at all. How many people rely on purchasing turbo ethers and whatnot through the outerworld npcs? Never mind the adornments that we may or may not ever have another opportunity to obtain.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
For the moment, there are nog more official messages on the Facebook App. Any plans for the future on additional adornments and such, because it has been awfully quiet here? :)
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
It appears that the Red Silk Hat is being made available still after a month+. Please also make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones Xbox users got gypped out of these adornments since the service was down. Please re-add these to Outerworld.
Andrew_V
Over 4 years ago
Hey @Lee Williams! The FB App was crashing all the time yesterday and I couldn't get the Justice Tricorn adornment, is there any way of getting it now? Are you planning on reactivating past adornments? I would hate for it to be the only one I didn't get Please help!
DevilSpooky
Over 4 years ago
@kristhreat You do know the costumes from the challanges can just be bought from inside the game on hard mode right? No one gets screwed on that. Now the adorments, those are exclusive.
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
t appears that the Red Silk Hat is being made available still after a month+. Please also make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones Xbox users got gypped out of these adornments since the service was down. Please re-add these to Outerworld.
Altrag
Over 4 years ago
It would be nice if they'd just cycle them weekly or something so that those of us who missed some (or people who didn't happen to buy the game on day 1) will be able to obtain them. In my case I only found out about this stuff by accident. I avoid FB like the plague so the first thing I did when I saw the FB link was disable anything related to it. Stumbled upon these forums at one point and discovered that they're forcing you to "socialize" if you want the full experience and ended up making a dummy FB account. And then they go and make it time-restricted so you get a big "haha sucks to be you" on top of the unnecessary FB link. Redeeming themselves on that latter aspect at least would be nice (and will keep people using their horrible FB app and accidentally clicking on ads they don't care about for months or years to come, so there's even benefit to SE by keeping the cycle going!)
Lucacentric28
Over 4 years ago
The 'Recognise garbs good for defence!' message was never taken down on Xbox, and the last two Outerworld challges (3 and 4) are still up. All other posts have followed the schedule, except the 'Positioning in Battle' one, which Xbox users never got (b/c the service was down during those days). I agree with knightsgator about putting the Blue Mog's Ball one back up. The others could have been gotten if you were fast or lucky enough, but no Xbox user has that one.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ Dielana: Maybe because it's beyond the NPC availibility time (May 8 - May 11) ? Normally, if there is no restriction, the NPC should pop up rather quickly, but if not and it's beyond that time, maybe it won't appear at all. @Torchy: Red Silk Hat? Don't know. Xbox NPC's are different from PS3 NPC's? I can't see that message at all. It appears my App strictly follows the schedule presented in the blogpost.
Torchy
Over 4 years ago
Can I just ask how people are still finding the Red Silk Hat (Recognise Good Garbs for Defence) NPC - I haven't found them in-game after all this time, and the FB app is only showing me the last 3 Challenge Results when I view the Offical posts category.
Dielana
Over 4 years ago
May 8th I summoned the NPC for Miniflan (May 8 - May 11): Message Subject: Facebook App now available. Now May 13th over 12 hours logged in to the game with outworld connected I had all these other outworld npcs from other players showing up every few minutes but not once did the summoned one show up. 2 to 3 hours a day just searching for the summoned npc. Managed to get each of the others that I summoned within the first 45 mins of summoning.
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
It appears that the Red Silk Hat is being made available still after a month+. Please also make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones Xbox users got gypped out of these adornments since the service was down. Please re-add these to Outerworld.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Kytes10 You'll need the LR:FF13 Facebook App for that. Once you got that, choose a snapshot. You'll be able to summon the NPC by pressing the Summon button just below the snapshot. Any news on (new) adornments in the gap?
Xenosagagirl3
Over 4 years ago
I was wondering if there is going to be any more adornments from May 11th on wards? If you not going to release any more new ones would you please consider going through the list of the ones already released from start to finish again considering I see lots of people seem to have missed at least 1 or more and I myself am in the same boat I got all but the Kings Crown and I really wanted that one but now matter what I tried it wouldn't summon for me. I ask you to strongly consider this request since I know it will make a lot of fans of this game very happy. Thanks so much and I wish you a wonderful day!!!
Kytes10
Over 4 years ago
how do u summon npc for those garbs/adorments i dont know how to do it and i been searching for days...
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Double checked the Miniflan adornment. Summoning was no problem, and spawning the NPC happened 10 seconds after I started playing. Are there any (new) adornments between May 11 and May 19?
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
It appears that the Red Silk Hat is being made available still after a month+. Please also make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones Xbox users got gypped out of these adornments since the service was down. Please re-add these to Outerworld.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos According to me, there should've been some kind of notification on Facebook everytime you post a snapshot to Outerworld. Together with that notification, the LRFF13 App posted the snapshot on my wall, stored it in my album and Outerworld (just a couple of seconds after I send the snapshot in the game). I know this for 100% because my friends on Facebook even replied to some of the snapshots, so even they can see it. I also can think of nothing you did wrong, all the things you did seem okay for me. If your PSN and App are linked and you send a snapshot by pausing, triangle, etc, everything should be okay...for some reason it is different. I really don't know what it could be. You have linked with PSN and the App, you are able to post snapshots, if everything about the Outerworld is working fine for you, I really can't see the problem. It is beyond me...I don't know, maybe the App is not enabled to post stuff on your wall (when you first start the App it should ask that, I think)...but at the same time, if that option is not "on" you shouldn't even be able to access the App, which you can I assume. I really wish I could make it better for you. The differences between people is just so strange. @PelsonKPB: great idea: getting one NPC with all the content!
PelsonKPB
Over 4 years ago
@factory21 Tried several times per day from April 30 to May 3, and nothing. I've had my second playthrough on standby for several weeks only for the adornments. It's not possible to make an NPC with all the content?
factory21
Over 4 years ago
I've tried with this last NPC to see if the order was wrong and I get the Tomberrry, but no... I had the Miniflan adornment and that's the reason why this NPC doesn't have any adornment. I tried nearly 12 times to have the Tonberry adornment for the right NPC but with no luck. No message letting me know that I have it. I even wrote a report from the NPC... I know this has been experienced by some more people. I have 13 adornments and I should have 14. I've respected the timetables from Square, but still, the mistakes with it don't permit me to have it... Any solution @LeeWilliams? Did u solve it @PelsonKPB?
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainwitwickyNo, there wasn't any notifications whenever I took a snapshot; were there supposed to be one posted on my FB each time I took a snapshot?? This is what I did: sign into PSN, play LRFFXIII, pause and press triangle to take image, press square to send it off into cyberspace (outerworld). Did I do something wrong?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos That's just really, really strange, because I don't think you did anything different compared to me. So, I'm at a loss for what it could be. It's also totally weird that no message would exist on your own personal Facebook wall, since every snapshot you take should be present on there because that's the whole point of sharing your snapshots with your Facebook friends. You're sure you did not have any notification from the App on your Facebook when you shared a snapshot with Outerworld? You shouldn't feel bad because you didn't link your twitter account. It's not your fault that it's not working as it should be.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@captainwitwickyNo, I only linked it to my FB since I needed to use the FB app - I easoned why bother linking to Twitter and FB, when I would use the FB app the most? I figured since I couldn't get all the garbs/adornments, the VERY least I'll have all my snapshots I took as a kind of memento. NOPE! Apparently I was wrong. This really sucks. And LRFFXIII already isn't my cup of tea (IMO the story was lacking and this game made me hate Hope, lol), so I can't be bothered playing again just to take pictures that won't even show up in my FB photo album. Lucky you (not being sarcastic). In hindsight I probably should've linked to my twitter account as well *sigh*
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos No photos in your own personal photo albums? Strange...and nothing on Twitter either (or don't you use that?) My photos from LR:FF13 just sit there as the second album in my album list...You can still see your most recent pictures in the App, but I'm guessing you can't save them, and that would be the reason why the App makes an album for you on your profile. It's really sad to hear that, actually, I don't understand it either. It should be fairly straightforward, but all these problems pop up for many people. Maybe try one more thing: normally, every snapshots you take should also be posted on your own personal facebook wall. If no snapshots exists on your wall, than either there is something wrong, or your FB is linked but nog able or enabled to post on your wall...
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@captainwitwickyThanks for the info, but I've just checked my FB and there are no photos from LRFFXIII there at all. None. What the..? My PSN is still linked to FB and the LRFFXIII app (I was actually going to delete it the moment I gave up on obtaining the outerworld garbs/adornments), so I don't understand why I can't see, let alone find, any of my snapshots. And the FB app is a no go for me; it's too darn finicky and fickle (and I was really irked by it) to use. So no snapshots for me :( I'm not sorry, but this has been a GIGANTIC WASTE OF TIME for me only to obtain like 3 or 4 items in the last few months. I envy all those people who experienced zero issues and obtained everything.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Summoned "Post a Lightning Message Once the story gets going" yesterday. Took a couple of minutes before it spawned today after the Outerworld Challenge #4 NPC which spawned first without summoning. I already had the Cactuar, but it was worth checking it out. So everything is still working fine.
AgentClone13
Over 4 years ago
I Keep trying to get the NCP with the Message Subject: Stop time with Chronostasis and I keep getting errors from the outer world service when it was available and thank to that i missed that adornment and the same as the other :(
Diamond-J-Dust
Over 4 years ago
Finally finished LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, the game was incredibly fun, it wasn't an epic adventure as FINAL FANTASY titles normally are, but was without question the best FINAL FANTASY game i have played in over 10 years. i loved it, battle, system, customisation, open world, music, towns, exploration.. everything was wonderful, so wonderful i'm going to play it again.
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
Recognise garbs good for defense has been up a month now... Please - any word when we can trade it out for some of the ones that were missing when the service was down for XBOX? We still need: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Just to be sure I summoned (yesterday!) the NPC with the Tonberry attached to it. Although I had trouble connecting (today!), probably due to my internet connection or the on/off connection with PSN, the NPC spawned in less than 2 minutes, right after the Outerworld Challenge #3 NPC. Everything is working fine on my end. Good luck people.
Ruizutatakau
Over 4 years ago
Everytime I speak with a NPC it goes from "Downloading..." to "System Error Occured" and the only official LRFF13 NPC I find is for Outerworld Challenge #3. I find that one all the time when the one I seek if for the Tonberry adornment... Is there something wrong with the system? The official NPCs don't error out.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos I'm not aware of a site where you can view snapshots, your owns of from other people. However, if you linked it with twitter, you can see al your snapshots since they're individual tweets, and if you linked with Facebook, your snapshots can be viewed in the App (only the latest 100 or so), but there should also be a new album between your pictures of your own personal Facebook profile, where all pictures are stored. I got 100+ pictures in there, the only thing that is not there are the comments that you wrote for the picture. Normally I have all the adornments, but I'll check the NPC's nonetheless. There seemed to be a gap between April 27 and April 30, and there seems to be another one in mid May. Hope no secret adornment was posted back then or to be posted in mid May.
PelsonKPB
Over 4 years ago
@Vhenlar As I thought, I have all outerworld content except the Tonberry adornment. @factory21 After more than an hour reloading the save and finding others players NPCs, I find the LRFFXIII NPC, but no adornment. I will try tomorrow again.
factory21
Over 4 years ago
@PelsonKPB Mine is in Spanish too, maybe our famous store...? :p Did u solve the problem?
Vhenlar
Over 4 years ago
@PelsonKPB I got the Tonberry adornment from talking to the NPC like the previous ones. And I've counted 14 adornments.
PelsonKPB
Over 4 years ago
@factory21 Same problem here, the NPC doesn't have the Tonberry adornment and I think it's the only adornment I don't have. My game is in spanish, so the names are different, can someone tell me how many adornments are? I have 13.
factory21
Over 4 years ago
Hi! I've logged in and found the NPC with the message "Welcome to the Outerworld" I didn't have the Tombery figurine, but well... it doesn't appear as an answer to talking to he NPC like the previous ones. Has this happened to anyone?
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Does ANYONE here know if there's a website where we can view everyone's (especially your own) snapshots? When LRFFXIII launched in Japan last year I remember they had this cool site where you could view everyone's snapshots (they also could vote for the 'most fave/popular' snapshot). I really want to see all the snapshots I've taken thus far (though I've stopped since I can't be bothered trying to obtain the darn garbs/adornments anymore. Dumb FB app is finicky as!). Appreciate any info that anyone knows. It would be weird if all the snapshots we've taken over the last couple of months(?) we're being stored (by SQ) but we can't even see them, huh.
Lucacentric28
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, I wanted to ask if the "Positioning in Battle' Outerworld message could please be put back up, even if only for a few days. Xbox users had no chance to get it during its scheduled time. I figured now would be a good time because there seems to be a gap in the schedule (April 28-30) where there is no message, and because the one before it (Recognize garbs...) has been up for almost a month.
Jaejayvoid
Over 4 years ago
I'm trying to get the one pass code but it said that I need the register the code for ffxiv, but I did on this site and didn't work I'm so confused.
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
I just dont understand why "Recognise garbs good for defence!" is still being offered alongside the new adornments as they are being offered and they cannot just change it for the other ones we missed? "Recognise garbs good for defence!" has been online for almost a month now. Please just give us the ones after "Recognise garbs good for defence!" as well!
ReakoDivine
Over 4 years ago
Will the Afro and Gold Chick return at any point? Please make it do so. It is the only non-returning adornment I have missed.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
*...that should be "good luck" instead of good look :)
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
From this point on, I have got all the garbs and adornments from Outerworld. Today, I got the final new adornment in just 5 seconds. I summoned, and started the game on my trusted NPC spawning place. The NPCs running around in the city where still loading right after I started the game and right in front of me, the @LRFF13 NPC spawned. So, if the Outerworld works as it should and there is no problem summoning NPCs and you got a steady internet connection, the NPC spawning works perfectly if you're in a place where it is likely to spawn. There is still some work that can be done, so the availability and spawning is more user friendly, but in essence, the stuff works. Any other new adornments planned or only second runs of existing ones? Here's good look to everyone searching the adornments
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
Is there any word at all on the Xbox Live situation? I haven't tried playing the game since the issue occurred. We need an update!
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Had the latest adornment in 10 sec! No problem there, but I had some issues with posting messages myself...system errors and such. Don't know why, but at least there's nothing wrong at the moment with the adornment in my situation. @Crosiss01 Different account means different save files. That is why you can't get one thing in the first account and get it as well on the second account. DLC however seems not to have that problem, but garbs and adornments are not DLC. Garbs and adornments are therefore only available for the account it is unlocked on.
Kytes10
Over 4 years ago
I was wondering if this is still in cause i seen no trace of it..
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
Honestly, some response at all from Lee or SE in general would be fantastic at this point. At least let us know if there is going to be any chance of consideration for XBOX players. Thanks!
Crosiss01
Over 4 years ago
@lee Williams or anyone who has encountered this issue :)me and my wife play lightning returns. i have collected the garbs from teh outerworld challenges but on my wife's game the ff13 mods are not visible. Today i saw a ff13 mod where i collected the last garb and after getting it i switched to my wifes accaunt but the mod was nowhere to be seen. I activated and decativated the outerworld services several time but without result. When i went back to my own accaunt the modf was still there but again not visible when goiing back to my wifes accaunt??? Any ideas how i can see the ff13 mods and my wife not on/in her game ?
StarlitWind
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams Hi Lee I'm not sure if this is the place to ask or not but I'll post it here anyways: 1.) Do you know if there will be any upcoming sales/discounts on the LR: DLCs like there was for X111-2? 2.) Is there any chance that us Canadians will be able to apply for a Playstation VISA card?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
any chance you could just have them all keep cycling forever? or put them all up for the last week as one last chance to collect them all? or even just turn them into dlc, say maybe a buck or two for each one, or just a bundle with them all. i have every final fantasy ever made including the remakes, and i've alwasy bought the preorder special edition with the collectors codebook. i even did that with this one obviously, and im missing the stupid adornments. the preorder garbs got put up for sale, i personally think getting them early or for free is fair instead of not being able to get them at all, especially cuz the reason i didnt know about them is facebook is dumb. and when i am playing through for story or completion the last thing on my mind was stopping to have messages load or have to save quit whenever the connection gets lost to relog. i did do the outerworld contests so it's not like i don't support squareenix or final fantasy, but not being able to ever get the preorder stuff is the reason i just stopped playing dragon age, sold it and didnt buy the second one. so please help a fan out.
AgentClone13
Over 4 years ago
Um.... Is there any chance the adornments prizes will repeat again because apparently I missed "The Last One" post?
ReakoDivine
Over 4 years ago
Will the gold and afro gold chick ever make a return? It's the only one that I have permanently missed so far. And I'd hate to miss out on just one single adornment... One adornment away from completion.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
5 minutes before dinner yesterday, I summoned the new NPC via FB, started the game and walked for 20 seconds in the same location I started before I got the new adornment, the Princess's Crown (or Coronet as it is actually called). Still so strange that some people are having so much trouble, while others, like me, can find them without doing something special after like 20 seconds (most of the time). @everyone I haven't tried the DEMO solution that some here are talking about, but if it works, well, good for you, guys :) Also, what I do when I start searching for adornments, is, I don't start the game before I have summoned the NPC I want to appear succesfully via the App. Only after that, I start my PS3, log in to PSN, activate the Outerworld services and play LRFF13. Instead of signing in first before summoning... Good luck to all!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
After Outerworld services Xbox360 came back. I try to summon NPCs on Facebook App but I can summon to get garb from Outerworld Challenge #3 and #4 only. You can see on image that link (http://homewithdream.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ff13-3.jpg) But in Outerworld Challenge #2 Results post you wrote that "Just like with the Helter Skelter garb, this NPC will remain in the game for the next two months (until May 7)." http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/outerworld-challenge-2-results-%E2%80%93-lightning-returns-0 Then can you check in Facebook App please, for add summon NPCs for Challenge #1 and #2 then I can get those garbs.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Ran out of characters in my post below but: i'm so desperate for a LRFFXIII CE (ps3 version of course, but here's the kicker) i'm buying an XBOX360 version on ebay (NO 'trade sanctions' to hide behind there, SQ! *sigh*). Ugh. Should've just made another 5000 LRFFXIII CE's, SQ. seriously. You should check out the huge price differences between the ps3 and xbox360 versions on ebay....i'm talking multiples pf $100's difference.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Do you know what ACTUALLY WORKS? For everyone having issues connecting to the outerwprld and summoning NPCs, etc. Thank you to @TheChaosEater; their suggestion actually works; i was a bit skeptical but since i needed to go on PSN today to redeem my yuna FFX DLC, i decided to try out their advice. It actually works! Sure, playing the demo (which thankfully i still have and didnt delete) is tedious and a bit boring, but it works. No need to use the irritatingly finicky FB LRFFXIII app, woo! To parrot back what they said; 1) sign in to PSN 2) play LRFFXIII, save and quit* 3) play demo until you beat all those niblets and the anybis(? however it's spelt) 4) find official LRFFXIII NPC and speak to them, don't save and quit 5) load your LRFFXIII save file, and the NPC with this weeks's garb/adornment will be there * i actually just played the demo first because i was starting a new game on NG+ hard mode so i didnt actually have a save file. But it still works. I managed to get the dark orchid garb, the crownet(? Aka The crown) and the black mage hat(?) :) in saying all that, i really cant be bothered signing into PSN every 3rd or 4th day, to play the demo and then play LRFFXIII to obtain some trivial adornment. The dark orchid garb is available in hard mode anyway. As a sidenote, i learnt a couple of interesting (however trivial) things today relating to Square Enix, Sony and the FFXIII series; 1) Sony are selling all their SQ (9.5+MIL) shares for just ynder $47MIL and 2) i'm a bit slow, but nonetheless; FFXIII (and consequently its sequels) was (were) meant to be a ps3 exclusive. What happened? I can discern what happened for it (and other games: FFXV and kingdom hearts 3) to go multiplatform, but hm. It does make you wonder a bit how two well-known numbered FF games to go multiplat. Like i said i just found out FFXIII was originally meant to be a PS exclusive; food for thought since the PS3 LRFFXIII CE sold out within (what?) 1.5 months of launch and cirrently, the xbox360 LRFFXIII CE is still in stock in SQ online store.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
i wasnt even aware of getting these accessories until today, i missed out on red silk hat, blue mogs ball, and pink casquette. i always check the news section when i log in but this blog was very obscure until now. i only stumbled upon it trying to get the garbs for challenge 4 to appear. its irritating cuz ive been playing since launch and im real big about getting 100% collection. i tried using the facebook ap and none of the accessory ones are up. is there a way to repost them, or do a final post when the are all available. or even just a dlc pack to buy them. i'll pay good money for them
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
I was able to find the contact in-game yesterday and today for the Red Silk Hat. If you go to the LRFF13 Facebook App you can also see that it is currently one of the official offers out there "Recognise garbs good for defence!" as of this writing (I JUST re-checked to be sure).
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
What do you mean the Red Silk Hat is being made available right now? Was the date amended ? Or did you find it in game today after the formal end date? I haven't managed to find it whilst busy looking for the Upgrade Accessories one. I didn't know if it was definately still up ?
knightgator
Over 4 years ago
It appears that the Red Silk Hat is being made available right now already. Please also make these available for Xbox as they were not available to be obtained: Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Pink Casquette (April 12 - April 15) Message Subject: The Last Ones I don't feel like allowing only a few hours for the Pink Casquette to be obtained is fair when we were never notified that the service was back up on this site or any other that I was watching. I only found out from randomly booting up the game last night. I would really appreciate it if we could get a fair shot.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Can you please re-activate these as I think most people were unable to obtain them due to a problem with the Outerworld App: •Red Silk Hat (April 4 - April 7) ◦Message Subject: Recognise garbs good for defence! •Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) ◦Message Subject: Positioning in Battle Or, like, reply at least...?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I've been reading all these posts, I just have another method of getting the "official NPCs" to appear. Its very easy and fast. *** Just make sure you're signed into your PSN account before starting the demo/game. 1. Start the "demo version" of the game free download from the PSN. 2. Do a few of the tutorial battles until you're able to run around. 3. The NPC you need (without summoning or anything) will be in the first area just look around. 4. Talk to them then just get out of it. 5. Quit the demo (don't need to save or anything, it's already linked to your PSN account if you're signed in) 6. Load your current game file and it will say "new adornments available" then you will have whatever was available that week. I've done this successfully for the past two weeks because I could never find them in game, even after summoning from FB. this was way easier and faster and wastes none of your normal game time. I hope this method works for everyone (PSN only) * please note: I'm not sure how xbox works, or if there is even a demo version for xbox, sorry.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I don't get why people are having a hard time finding the official NPCs. I've gotten all the garbs and adornments so far without even breaking a sweat. All the comments here are pretty much the same complaint so I'll try to help. 1. Sign in to your PSN account or Xbox Live account > (Always do this) 2. Start LRFFXIII > Go to settings > Activate the Outerworld Service > Link your FB account > (Make sure these settings are always on) 3. On your desktop, Go to Facebook and log in the account you linked with LRFFXIII > Go to the Outerworld App > http://sqex.to/Lsn 4. Click start on the Outerworld App > Click Home > Click Category: Official > Click an official post > Click history > Summon the NPC you need to appear > Give it a cheer for good measure. 5. Load your LRFFXIII save file > Warp to Luxerion North Station and circle the whole map of Luxerion > If you circled the whole map and haven't found the NPC you're looking for, reload your save file and repeat or you could try circling the map again or try searching in Yusnaan > It's ideal that all this be done at around 6am-2pm, if it's past 2pm, just reload your save file and repeat. 6. Once you find the NPC you're looking for, Examine it and close the message to get a "New outerworld reward available" notice > Now exit without saving and reload your save file again > Once you reload, the outerworld reward will automatically be available. Hope this helps. Peace.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Wait, scratch that, they showed up again when I unlocked the Dark Orchid, phew! Now the only things I'm missing are the adornments that were released during the bug. Any chance they'll show up again?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Well, I can access the Outerworld now, that's an improvement. Unfortunately I can't summon characters through the FB app, and I lost the rewards I had gathered because I deleted the files off my Xbox thinking that would fix the initial problem -.-' How long will the garbs be available for?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Does anyone know what to do if a NPC simply can't be found and the FB app says "has already been summoned"? Is it possible to summon it again within a fixed period of time like every 3 days or will it never be able to be successfully summoned again?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hi, the Xbox version now seems to connect to Outerworld.I've managed to get Challenge #4, but trying to get the NPC with The Last Ones, I think it's still active? Red Silk Hat (April 4 - April 7) Blue Mog’s Ball (April 8 - April 11) The two above appear to no longer be available. The first one that appeared when the Outerworld went down appears to be the 'Justice Tricorn (May 19 - May 23)' that looks to be coming back mid May so that one isn't a problem.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
What do you to fix it
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Yes account linking failed
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@TerraFlareKSFLThanks, appreciate the info. Just to clarify: I have to 1) start up LRFFXIII, go to populated area, save and then quit? 2) open FB app, summon NPC 3) then reload my save file and the NPC should be there immediately (or within 15mins)? If that's ^ true then I don't understand why we have to play, save and quit. What's the point? This is confusing. Well I'll follow these steps next time i play (even though i'll have missed out on the pink casquette and princess's crown (and everything that was available prior) and fingers crossed it all (finally) works out for me.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lucacentric28:The outerworld worked also fine for me yesterday, but the "Recognise garbs good for defence!" and "Positioning in Battle" weren't able to summon anymore for me. So I guess you were lucky, seems that not everyone could get the 'Recognise garbs good for defecene'?! So I am missing both of these,... I hope they reschedule the items in question of being missable ones because of the outerworld issue.
Lucacentric28
Over 4 years ago
I'm on Xbox and Outerworld worked fine for me today, for the first time in nearly two weeks. Today I did coincidentally replace my old console with a brand new one though, and thus had to reinstall the game's title update (among other things). I don't know if the devs fixed the issue on their end, but if not, I just reinstalled a bunch of things and it worked fine for me as soon as I started the game up. Got all the active official messages that I missed via summon feature on FB. 'Recognise garbs good for defence!' message was still active, which was surprising and very cool. I'm hoping maybe the 'Positioning in Battle' message can come back up to replace the aforementioned one when that gets taken down? That would be super cool. It's the only one I haven't had a chance to summon or come across because of the Outerworld issue. Anyway, hoping other Xbox users are now able to access Outerworld again as well!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Feels like the Outerworld services have been down forever on Xbox. I had been waiting for the fix so I could grab a few ethers/turbo ethers or elixers before my Aeronite battle, as I had already wasted the ones gained by other means. Gave up waiting in the end and took him on using Phoenix Downs and Nektar of the Gods Ω. Timing had to be spot on, but I got through it.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Account linking failed. This may be due to your PlayStation Network account being incomplete.any1 else gettign this if so what do i do :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos You did everything correctly. But you have to do the steps First before you load your savefile yet. (Atleast that's how it worked for me) Also, you don't have to wait 30-55 mins for the NPC to show up. First make sure you are in an area of a city where there are people during the day (I always go to Luxerion to find the NPC near the North Station) then save your game, press Pause & Quit the game to go to the Title screen. Now you do the steps on the FB app. After you do the steps & click "summon" & the app tells you the NPC was summoned, Load your savefile. After a few mins, the NPC should show up as 1 of the people (or animal) in your current location. I hope this helps.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Can someone please tell me HOW exactly you summon a NPC via the FB app??* sign online on console * play LRFFXIII * go to LRFFXIII FB app * click 'home' tab * choose any official LRFFXIII snapshot with reward (I don't have an 'official LLRFFXIII only' option) * click 'summon' * wait 30-55mins(?) * wonder around EVERYWHERE WASTING TIME aimlessly for official LRFFXIII NPC * read message; obtain garb or adornment Did I miss anything? If that's the correct procedure, why isn't it working for me? :( it's EXTREMELY time consuming and you very much do (at least for me) finely comb through every region from top to bottom; and bottom to top again, looking for the NPC. Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
İ unfortunately did not like this garb because its just a dress... İts like the dress you get from the slaughterhouse in the story. İt would have been better if we could be awarded with an epic garb , with more specialities.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
When is going to solve the problem of outerworld of Xbox? :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Shionner77Hi, any good news about the "pink newsboy cap" adornment? Personally, I continue to find the two NPC of the update challenges (now I find them always at the same time, together...). @Retro_1973 Hello, I agree with you. Me too, I've learned how to search Official NPC and how the Outerworld works, and I've never had problems to obtained garbs and adornments. So now I think there must be some sort of issue in the generation of the @LRFF13 NPC, that allow some players to see it and some others to not be able to see it or even to see only certain types, like me (If I say correctly, now there must be 3 Official NPC in the Outerworld, right?!). So I want to ask to Square Enix Staff if it's possible to make available again, maybe in the next months, the garbs and adornments for all those players who were not able to obtain it even though they have searched for. I hope for a reply from your side, thank you very much.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
It was the 2 adornments from the start of April that refused to appear for me (the Red Silk Hat and Blue Mog's Ball) but I know other people have had issues with other items. Could you just reactivate them all on the Facebook App please so players can at least keep trying to find them?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Would it be possible to make all the @LRFF13 adornments available again please as lots of us have missed out on some simply because of being unable to actually find the correct NPC in game. I know how to summon the NPCs into the game from the Outerworld Facebook App and I know all the tricks for finding them (e.g. reloading saves, teleporting to different places, etc.) but some just never ever showed up! I appreciate what you tried to do with the Outerworld Services and mostly it's very impressive but please understand sometimes it just doesn't work and because of this we have missed out. :( Personally I think it would have been better and much simpler to summon the NPC and to have the item simply appear in your Rewards Barter Shop rather than running around searching for a virtual needle in a haystack. So, how about it? Can we have another chance at these rare ornaments please...?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Xbox 360 is still down at the moment, is there any change of an update on if it'll be fixed soon/at all?Missing out on the ethers/garb/adornments is a bit disappointing :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I would really like to know if #1 and #2 are still available so I can stop wasting my time looking.....I thought they were going to be available for 2 months.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I have the same problem (I play on PS3): I find only the Official NPC about update of challenge #3 and #4.The same in the facebook app. the NPC whit the "pink newsboy cap" don' t appear...
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
does anyone know if the outerworld services is back up for lightning returns on xbox 360 mine is still down
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams, Hello, It's really strange: I've been searching for the latest hours and never find the new "pink newsboy cap" adornment. Since yesterday I continue to find the Official NPC about update of challenge #3 and #4, it happened to see them for 18 times (incredibly for two times it also happen to see the two at the same time together). And also it's crazy the amount of players that I find, four or five together at the same time! That's strange because it's the first time that it happened. In these two remain days I'll continue to search but you can imagine that is totally crazy to find again and again the same two NPC and not a single one time this new one. And spend a lot of time for this. Hope to bring good news soon (and hope all players are able to find it). Have a nice evening.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
XBOX360 LRFF13 Outerworld Services worked on April 12th. That lasted for a whopping "1 day" and some change... it's down again... I never expect to see any support from EA, but someone seems to be doing community manager stuff and we are getting some information, KUDO's to those who are responsible for that. Something is better than nothing in this case. Still, i want more details, and make the info more available; it feels like it's hidden and hard to find if it weren't for fans posting about it everywhere and some form of information sharing between them.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainWitwicky and @Osric11Hello and thanks for your reply. Now I know that there are no particular problem in the distribution of the adornment. @Osric11 I also think I have the same strange issue about the appears of the NPC with garbs. In fact, yesterday I've found seven times the NPC with the update of challenge #4 and five times the update of challenge #3 ... seems the adornment likes to hide XD Okay, I'll continue to search!! Thanks again.
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
has the xbox live issue been resolved yet, or are we still in the dark??
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm having trouble signing up my id isn't working
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
hmm well that was weird... finally found the pink casquette NPC (it's called pink newsboy cap in the game) but it was after like at least 4 hours of looking for it... must have been bad luck or the summoning wasn't working correctly or something.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I should add that I've found the @LRFF13 npcs for the garbs a bunch of times, probably 3 or 4 each but not the "The Last Ones" pink casquette one
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Rinoa 10_heart I'm having problems finding the Pink Casquette as well... I've never had an issue with any of the other adornment PC's but I've been at it a few hours now after summoning through facebook and still haven't come across the NPC... I'm not sure why it's not working..maybe just bad luck? Will update if I manage to find it.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@Rinoa10_heart Had no problem finding the @LRFF13 NPC holding the new adornment "Pink Casquette", aside from my own internet connection failing at that time, which made it a bit more difficult spawning the NPC, but in the end it took me no longer than 30 minutes. Had no problem finding it on the FB App either. Even encountered something that I've never seen before: first my internet connection was failing from time to time and it was hard to spawn the NPCs, but later, my internet was working fine again, which spawned 4 (!!) NPCs at the same time at the same place after reloading my save file, containing 2 official NPCs! Why can't it be like that everytime. The adornment has another name as well, can't remember it, but it's something pink nonetheless ;) Casquette sounds so afwul, reminds me of a casket... :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hello everyone, I just wanna ask if anyone of you are having problems to find the Official @LRFF13 NPC with the new adornment "Pink Casquette" that should be distributed starting today. Because I've checked lot of times and only found the NPC with the Update of Challenge #3 and #4. Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Is there some place we should be watching for official word on the status of the 360 outerworld service? Or should we just be randomly loading this comment page and/or our consoles and hammering that system error message? It has only been 10 days.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ValhallaChaos Which eBay auction would that be? All garbs are available on PSN store (and probably on XBox too) :) In essence, on your voting system, you actually want a more structured and better supported feature. That's what I get from reading your comment. So that it becomes easier to summon, find and get the rewards. I guess that's something we all want :) Rewards that are more spread in time and without time limits would help as well. A huge help would be an App that doesn't work with Facebook of any other device, just the official site would do, or even better, completely inside the game itself. A guide to using the current feature would be a good idea too ^^ Many had troubles and that's just sad to hear. I had a trail and error session with Outerworld when the game was released, to find the time and place and best possible way to get the NPC to spawn with the right message. That got me to the point I am now (all the adornments and garbs). Just like @Lucacentric28 who found places as well to get them to spawn. And like @MrFarronTrepe I'm still on my first playthrough. Better yet, I still have to start my first playthrough and I got all the garbs and adornments, because of the shared save file capabilities. So, don't forget, that save files are shared. What you unlock in one save file is also unlocked in another save file. So search for the garbs and adornments on one save file, save the game, and continue playing on your other savefile. You might search for hours, but the save file that you continue the story on, lost nothing. I understand that many want some of the adornments to come back, but I'm afraid that they will stop giving them in the near future.
Lucacentric28
Over 4 years ago
FB app should work so long as you've linked with it and posted a submission to your timeline. It always takes me at least 15 mins for a summoned NPC to appear. Longest was 45 mins. A high traffic area like Luxerion North Station plaza --> Old Town during morning hours offers the most NPC spawns. Dedicate a few hours (in game) to running back and forth. If they down spawn in that time, reload your save and try again. It's tedious but if you want the adornments (or garbs on easy/normal) that much it's your best option. Hopefully the Xbox 360 issue is resolved soon. I miss seeing any NPCs at all, let alone the ones I am looking for. They are a fun and helpful addition to the game. I also hope the Red Silk Hat, and other recent adnornments can be made available again for those of us that missed out because of the Outerworld issue.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@MrfarrontrepeI envy you *lamely glares* on your first playthrough, too. Did you experience any issues whilst using the FB app and summoning summoning NPCs?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I just got the garb the other day, and i'm quite happy w/it. I like this class of garb; its quite classy! I believe I was able to obtain most everything, and all before my 1st play-through was over.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainwitwickyI might try again with all the outerworld rewards if i do a 3rd playthrough of LRFFXIII - that all depends whether I win the eBay auction for a specific DLC (garb), since ill have to be online to redeem the code. Lol, I think voting for polls and such online are a little shifty as well, but IMO, right now it would be a much better and a more viable way than summoning NPCs via a FB app that only seems to work for some people. Since for my idea, you'd only be looking for two (or three) official NPCs a week, so your chances of obtaining that week's rewards (garbs and/or adornments) are pretty high. Anyway I wish these rewards would be available again for everyone in two or three months time. It's a bit irksome that I've missed out on all these cool cosmetic items because I couldn't get some FB app to work (or I that I couldn't figure out how to use it exactly; I didn't know it was timed so that you could only summon one NPC at a time, wait for 30+ mins for them to appear and repeat).
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Will the current outerworld reward adornments be available again at some point after they end? As for example im trying to get the Blue mog's ball atm but even though i summoned the npc yesterday and searched it for almost 2h the npc never popped up. And now when im trying to summon it again today it says that its already summoned and cant find the npc no matter how i look. I am using all the tips i've got from this site to try and get the npc spawn but with no luck. I would really love to have them all but i dont have 24h a day to play and run around trying to get it to spawn :S
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WilliamsI feel like I've seen it written that the previous challenges rewards would still be available for something like two months, but I'm only seeing #3 and #4. Is it still possible to get #1 and #2 or are those gone for good? Just don't want to waste my time searching.....
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I mean all garbs, once you've got them, they're yours. You don't lose them in New Game+ :D
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm sorry, we're still working on a fix for you and will update you as soon as it's live. Apologies for any inconvenience this is causing you.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
X-Box 360 .The kids not worried over the 4th garb as they bought it while playing,but they are getting on my case about outworld issue on x-box 360.Phoned both Square and microsoft,got me no were,waste of money for no real answer.How much longer.Do you know.thanks.
Xenosagagirl3
Over 4 years ago
Lee I am a bit confused about your response to my question I am unsure whether you meant that the other garbs that you can only unlock on hard mode that were not apart of the challenge would be able to be used in a New Game + any difficulty level or if you were meaning the challenge garbs? Sorry for my confusion. I want to thank you so much for all the help you have given me. I hope you have a very wonderful day and look forward to hearing from you.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Someone may have mentioned this before, but the Facebook LRFF13 for Timeline didn't seem to be loading yesterday. Today it's working, so I hope this is a step toward the 360 Outerworld issue being fixed...
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee WilliamsI feel like I've seen it written that the previous challenges rewards would still be available for something like two months, but I'm only seeing #3 and #4. Is it still possible to get #1 and #2 or are those gone for good? Just don't want to waste my time searching.....
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
Golden Tip for adornments at the bottom you guys :) @Lee Williams Yeah, thanks for trying to get hold of the avatar images. @owstincowlile No problem. I get "failed to summon" messages when I summon NPCs via the App twice in a row, without closing the NPC messages. After that, when once closed and opened again, I get the "you already summoned" message if the NPC has not been seen by me in the game. Otherwise, it'll be an App problem, so I can't help you there. @ValhallaChaos Glad I could help ^^ It's only through trial and error that I learn these things too ^^ Too bad you missed a few items. I wish you good luck if you ever try it again. Since it's April 8th, I found the new NPC message with the new adornment. Took about half an hour to get it. About 10-something other and 1 official NPC messages got stuck in between the moment I started the game and the moment I found the right message. Also found the message containing the previous adornment (already had it) but didn't expect to find this message, since I thought it would've been gone by now. Expect another name for the newest adornment, because the translation is wrong again ^^ Also, don't ever change the fact that you can get all your garbs etc, for all difficulties in a New Game+. Some other games make it only available on difficulties you achieved them (items, extras etc...) on. Don't ever change it. Oh, and don't ever change this either: for everyone having trouble with the time schedule for finding adornments: the adornments are shared with other save files. So you can search infinitely on one save file, find them, save, load the save file you want to continu on, and the adornments will be there for you as well! Don't ever change this Square Enix, this is gold! This helps tremendously in enjoying the game and finding the right adornments without feeling rushed to get them! Please don't change this! Found this out by my trail and error campaing into learning the basics of Outerworld ^^ Allright, on to the next one!!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
The dlc when will be price cut ? Nah Sq give as at least a big price cut :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm new to final fantasy and I wish I had started playing earlier because now my ps3 is no longer with me and I only have FF: a realm reborn to look forward to which I pre ordered I'm feeling like I missed out ...I would love to own a ps4 version of anything Final fantasy related
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Lightning returns - ps4 edition please please please please .....A realm reborn an special edition ps4 please please please please ..... Thanks lee XD
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hey! You get to keep your items in New Game+ and they'll work in Easy, Normal or Hard mode. People playing in Easy Mode have been able to get the Outerworld garbs for free, which are usually only available in the Hard Mode playthrough.
Xenosagagirl3
Over 4 years ago
Hi again Lee I had another question for you, I hope you don't mind. I was wondering about the other Hard mode garbs in game that you did not use in the Outerworld Challenge, if once you unlock/buy them in hard mode can you use them in the Easy and Normal modes in later New game playthroughs since garbs get saved for your next play though or will they always only work in hard mode no matter what? Thanks so much for your time and I hope to hear from you. Have a wonderful day!!!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams that's okay, thanks for trying.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainwitwickyAh ok, thanks for the tip: it makes sense. They're all waiting in the queue. Wish I'd read your reply earlier. But unfortunately I've pretty much given up at this pointing also I've currently stopped gaming for a few months now.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Appreciate the reply Lee. But since I can't summon any official LRFFXIII NPC, it means I miss out on the cactuar, tonberry and miniflan adornments. I summon them via the FB app, but no one is showing up...even after one and a half hours later. This sucks, I envy everyone who managed to obtained all the garbs and adornments thus far. :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainWitwicky Ah, thanks for the tip. Now to figure out why I keep getting the failed to summon message..
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Woops didn't mean to double post. Internet is joggy and I thought the page refreshed when it actually posted. Didn't see the post. Sowwies.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Any chance on harder difficulties. I'm pretty disappointed with how easy this game is. I can farm ep so fluidly that the game is beat on the 3rd day (aside from actually having to waste the last 10 days at the inn to get to the boss battle)I want something really challenging.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Any possible news on harder difficulties? I'm finding Normal difficulty to be way too easy for me. The only real difference is that in normal hp doesn't regenerate. That's any easy workaround since the entirety of the game is spent in cities with restaurants. I want some real hardcore battles. Even my battle with Bhunavelze was really easy. I "retried" that battle several times just because it was harder than any other battle. I spent most of my time healing him with the same element he was attuned to just to keep the battle going longer.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
We are aware of the problems Xbox users are having and are still hard at work with Microsoft for a fix. The Dark Orchid garb will be available for the next two months, but unfortunately there's a chance you might miss out on a few items.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I'm on the PS3 and as of about 12 hours ago (April 6th ~10pm U.S. Central time) I'm still only seeing the Outerworld Challenge #3 content from the official LRFF13 NPC in-game. Over the past couple days I've tried to get it to refresh by logging out and back in to PSN, summoning the NPC from the Facebook app, and even starting a new game just to see if I could trigger the updated NPC. In the FB app I do see the Outerworld Challenge #4 post, but even after summoning it, the in-game NPC still only shows the #3 content.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hi, Are you aware Xbox players still cannot access Outerworld? At present we've missed the Priest Tricorne, although it looks like that might be getting a repeat from above. But also the Red Silk Hat is ending today. And the Dark Orchid doesn't appear to have an end date, but I presume it was the 12th I think was mentioned previously? But unfortunately that means we might not be able to get these items at all?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hello Lee, Do you know how can I have the previous outerworld challenge garbs and stuff? I'm asking this because my LRFFXIII:CE was delay and I was not able to grab them because of this. Thanks.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
So the Red Silk Hat message expires today, and the Outerworld is still broken. Do you have an ETA on a fix? On a side note, are the Outerworld rewards I have unlocked stored on my Xbox or in the Outerworld?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@owstincowlile The NPC messages should change once you "refresh" the page of restart the app ;) @ValhallaChaos I found that summoning the NPC more than once is actually causing more trouble than good. It's like they're waiting in line for the amounts of time you summoned them. So check the ones that do appear and work out how much longer it could be before the one arrives that you want. I had to do this one time as well, and had to go through all of them before my latest summon was spawned. This can take quite a while, since you have to go through the official NPC and the normal NPC jammed in between them. Good luck!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Hey! Unfortunately the garbs/adornments won't be available in 6 months time, but I've made the Tonberry, Cactuar and Miniflan adornments available again from the end of the month for you.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I've edited the blog post to include them :)
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I wasn't able to get hold of them for you I'm afraid.
ValhallaChaos
Over 4 years ago
Hey Lee, will ALL these adornments and garbs (including those exclusive not-in-game adornments from February) be available again in say, 6 months times? Honestly I'd rather you guys (square enix) release some sort of 'patch' so we all get these items. I think using the FB app and having my PSN account linked to FB as made my chances of obtaining these adornments/garbs worse; I cannot summon NPCs. I was playing LRFFXIII online 2 days ago, summoned the #3 and #4 challenger garbs about 45 mins before I turned on my ps3. Then when I signed into PSN, I re-summoned them again a second time; then whilst I was playing LRFFXIII, I summoned them a 3rd and 4th time, for each garb. Nothing, except I did see the official LRFFXIII NPC in luxerion at night and obtained the white mage-looking hat (can't remember the name). I thought it actually worked and all I had to do was find the other NPCs to get the other items. Nope! I spent the next 1.5hrs looking for non-existent official LRFFXIII NPCs. Prior to using the FB app, the LRFFXIII NPC would appear sometimes...a lot more times than using the FB app. I've now given up on trying to collect all these cool items. Not worth wasting hours trying to find one, let alone all of them. It's kind of like Pokemon: 'gotta collect them all, but can't.' :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
the facebook app wont let me summon any of the NPCs. and on the Xbox 360 it still gives me "cant load news and updates" and it wont connect me at all to the outerworld. i really hope this gets fixed soon.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
When I go to the fb app, it only shows the latest adornment and Outerworld Challenge 3 garb. Doesn't show the Dark Orchid garb even when I click official. Just those two. Anyone else having this issue?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ketchap Well, I don't know why you would change game discs...but it seems something we as players can't change. It has probably something to do with the App not working like it should. I can't really think of another reason. Someone from the blog or support should be able to help you out.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@CaptainWitwicky Im playing the PS3 version though. Me and my friend swapped our game discs, for a change, then after that, i cant use the summon feature anymore.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ketchap You could be have troubles if you're playing on the Xbox, as this blog has mentioned. I checked and I have no troubles summoning. So, there's little we can do, it'll probably be a software issue and that means someone from this blog is better for answering your question.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Can anyone help me? I cant summon the NPCs. I tried to use the Facebook App, but when i click on the Outerworld Rewards, I cant click the summon since its like greyed out. Any suggestions?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I was also wondering if the first two are coming back, bought CE and received it last week so missed them.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
For PS4 now please!!! T_T
RStarphoenix
Over 4 years ago
well i suppose us xbox players get to play hard mode to get it >_>
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
@Lee Williams how'd you go with the LIGHTNING RETURNS avatar images?
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
@ReakoDivine If you summoned them and everything is working correctly, they should eventually appear in the game, even if there are other NPCs first.
ReakoDivine
Over 4 years ago
This time I will get them as soon as possible, though it always takes me quite some time to find the NPCs after summoning them... I'm not even sure if they show up from being summoned. Because a ton of other NPCs appear first. I already got the garb, though I missed the first two, but I'll get them in the game itself. I do once again ask to bring the first 4 addornments back, the chocobo, cactuar, miniflan and the afro and gold chick ones. Thank you in case they are in advance.
CaptainWitwicky
Over 4 years ago
I snatched the 4th garb and the latest available adornment this very early morning without any problems. Summoning (after searching the app for the correct messages), searching and spawning were no problem at all. Hardly looked for a couple of minutes and they spawned right after eachother as the first NPCs that I came in contact with. Just great to see the messages so quickly. The garb is really beautiful, but running with heels is not recommended in the desert :D That Red Silk Hat (yes, it's a correct translation!) is so big...and so red :D It seems I'll know what to do in the following weeks, there are still a lot of adornments to catch. How many of them do you guys have? The last one is a repost right? Oh, and one other tiny question, wasn't there a NPC which had an expensive weapon too sell, a while back? Just wondering if there was a non-mentioned adornment attached to it. Further, good luck to everyone having problems!
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
I've been playing on LRFF13 on the Xbox360 the past 2 days and it wont connect me to the outerworld nor will it bring up the news and updates at the beginning when it first starts up; it keeps telling me "system errors have occured", but when i play some of my other games they work just fine. is there going to be a possible fix in the near future for us to get the garbs/accessories? I would love to get my hands on the Duelist, La Fouldre, and possibly Dark Orchid.Also, the Facebook App used to summon the NPCs to the game so we can get the garbs wont work. i dont know if it has something to do with why i cant get updates for LRFF13 and why i cant connect to the outerworld or if it is something else. All i know is that my internet is working properly, everything has a great connection, there is nothing wrong that i can tell on why it wont work.
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
How about the schedule for the figurines? (Tonberry, Cactuar and Miniflan) Are they coming out soon?
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
and by wto, I meant the first two. ... :(
Anonymous
Over 4 years ago
Any chance of the other garbs coming back? I missed the first wto :(