Over in Japan, Square Enix held its Fan Festival 2014 hours ago. More information was shed on Heavensward, the first paid expansion for Final Fantasy XIV. First off, the new race was revealed as the Au Ra, a dragonkin humanoid with partly scaled bodies and horns.
The Dark Knight job was first introduced at the London Fan Festival several months ago, and the new Au Ra race will be included for this role. The Dark Knight wields a Greatsword as its weapon of choice, and will also wield the powers of dark magic (magic-based tank).
The second new job introduced will be the Astrologian, where players make use of the power of the stars to cast healing spells, which will be based on the constellation-based divination cards. As you can tell, the Astrologian will be a powerful new support job.
The third and final job (after the tank and support) will be the damage dealer, Machinist. Much like an Engineer class, it deals damage from a ranged position using different types of firearms upgraded with attachments, as well as deploy support turrets and bots.
Heavensward will see the debut of a new high-end raid dungeon, Alexander (the level cap will be raised from 50 to 60). As you can read from the images below, the true design of Alexander has yet to be revealed, and I guess it will be added in a future patch.
Finally, a first look and details of the Collector’s Edition for Heavensward. Square Enix does the most wonderful box designs filled with both physical and digital goodies, and other companies should really follow suit. More info to be announced in the near future!