The latest patch for Final Fantasy XIV was launched recently, bringing the game up to version 5.31. The previous patch added the last bit of Shadowbringers’ main storyline, now everything else is going to be the content that generally pads things out between major expansions. This patch has brought about a new subquest line called the Ishgardian Restoration, which sees players helping a postwar restoration project in Ishgard. New rewards are associated with these tasks, including an adorable new emote that lets you give out high-fives to whoever you want.
Final Fantasy XIV High-Five Emote Guide
In order to get the high-five emote you’re going to have to participate in the Ishgardian Restoration. And to do that, you need to be trained in some of Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting arts. If you haven’t done that yet you’re likely still early on in the game, so we recommend taking the time to invest in grafting and gathering. If you aren’t, you might have to leverage the in-game marketplace.
As you complete restoration tasks, which involves finding and crafting materials, you’ll earn a new currency called Skybuilders’ Scrips. As you earn these, you can take them to the NPC Enie, who hands out in the Firmament area in Ishgard at the coordinates (X:12.0 Y:14.0). She sells all kinds of new stuff, including some Minions and Mounts in addition to different cosmetic equipment. But if you want to high-five all your homies, you’ll need to grab the Ballroom Etiquette – Uncouth Congratulations item. That will run you 1,800 Skybuilders’ Scrips; that’s not the highest price in Enie’s shop, but it’s far from the lowest.
Once you purchase and use the item, you’ll be able to use the high-five emote like any other, starting with the text command “/highfive.” You can also set it as a favorite, assign it to your hotbar, so on and so forth. This new emote has a fun animation and even a sound effect, but it doesn’t exactly do the best job account for height differences between characters. So if you’re trying to take cool screenshots with your friends, there’ll be some work involved.
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Are you a regular emote-user in Final Fantasy XIV? Or are you more of the strong, silent type in your MMO games? Let us know what you think about the new high-five action over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!