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The Manderville Gold Saucer, also referred to as simply the Gold Saucer is a location in Final Fantasy XIV. It is an amusement park inspired by the Gold Saucer from Final Fantasy VII, and was implemented in Patch 2.51.
Players may obtain access to the facility at any time after completing the diplomatic envoy Main Scenario quest (level 15) for their starting nation.
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Gold Saucer Aetheryte Plaza Edit
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Event Square Edit
|Chocobo Racing||Chocobo Racing allows players to race, breed and train chocobos to race against NPCs and other players. It is an expanded version of the racing minigame from Final Fantasy VII.|
|Triple Triad||Triple Triad is a minigame based on the card game from Final Fantasy VIII, with the same rules. It allows players to collect cards from around Eorzea and play against other players or NPCs.|
|Lord of Verminion||Lord of Verminion is an real-time strategy minigame where players engage opponents using summoned minions.|
|Monster Toss||A basket shooting game. The player makes free throws within an allotted time, and will be awarded based on how many they can through within the time. Throw timing changes so the player must to adjust to score the maximum points.|
|Crystal Tower Striker||A hammer strength game. Players need to press a button with correct timing.|
|Cuff-a-Cur||A punching strength game.|
|Moogle's Paw||A crane minigame, where players must to grab objects using a crane UI in the lower-right of the screen. Smaller objects yield more points.|
|The Finer Miner||Swing the pickaxe to locate the hidden ore.|
|Out on a Limb||Swing the hatchet to locate the hidden timber.|
GATEs are events similar on FATEs that occur at the 15 or 45 minutes past every hour Eorzea time.
|Any Way the Wind Blows||45 minutes||The mission statement of the Gold Saucer's founder, Godbert Manderville, states that all are welcome to seek employment at the Gold Saucer, regardless of race, nation, or creed. It's even said a kindly voidsent has joined their ranks after an aborted gladiatorial career. If you believe you can withstand his gale-force nasal eruptions, seek out the thaumaturge in Event Square!|
|Cliffhanger||15 minutes||The stage is set: high atop a lofty locale, a wayward chocobo chick with a wont for wanderlust chirps out in distress. Are you adventurer enough to brave the heights and rescue the frightened hatchling from its feather-raising plight!?|
|Skin Change We Can Believe In||15 minutes||Imps, imps, everywhere! With the Gold Saucer suffering from an imp infestation, the management recruited a contingent of adventurers to purge the voidsent pests. To their dismay, the imps transformed themselves into the spitting images of their would-be hunters and dashed off into the crowds! Can you identify friend from foe quickly enough to put an end to the two-faced threat!?|
|The Time of My Life||45 minutes||Do you dance a mean Manderville? Is your Bomb Dance positively explosive? At the Gold Saucer, we are ever looking to shine the spotlight on the finest young dancers in Eorzea! Prove yourself on the grand stage and it just might be your first step into Ul'dahn high society.|
|Vase Off||15 minutes||En route to the Gold Saucer: a shipment of priceless Thorne Dynasty vases. The Jolly Raptor has been entrusted with the delivery, but the shipping conglomerate has reason to believe that a band of unscrupulous brigands has set their sights on the cargo. Are you stealthy and surreptitious enough to deliver the goods to their destination while steering clear of the bandits' greedy gaze?|
Cactpot Lottery Edit
Adamantoise mount and Fenrir mount are also available.
The Manderville Gold Saucer debuted in the interim patch of Before the Fall. Triple Triad, Chocobo Racing, Cactpot Lottery, GATEs, and the first mini-games debuted here.
The launch of Heavensward added twenty new cards to Triple Triad, as well as NPCs to play in expansion areas.
Patch 3.1 As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness added Lord of Verminion, as well as two new mini-games based on the older Gathering system from Version 1.0.
Chocobo Racing was expanded by introducing the Chocobo Challenges, along with additional abilities and items to use during races.
The Triple Triad Battlehall was added to permit cross-server Triple Triad matches across the same data center. Similarly, Lord of Verminion matches can be queued through the Duty Finder.
Musical themes Edit
"Four-sided Circle", a violin rearranged of the "Gold Saucer" theme from Final Fantasy VII plays in the park. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken.
The original version of "Shuffle or Boogie" from Final Fantasy VIII plays while playing Triple Triad.
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water.
- Square Enix's Eorzea Cafe serves a dish called "Parfait of Gold Saucer" with a description that translates to: The Gold Saucer—a place for all to indulge in transient dreams. This parfait embodies the glamor of it all. Enjoy the many flavors provided by the fruits and sauces!