A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that has not been available in the game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning.
Final Fantasy XIV players will be able to get the completely anime Rainmaker hairstyle (pictured above) for the first time since 2017 then the comprehensive Patch 5.5 extension falls April 13. Originally introduced to the MMORPG as part of this season’s “Make It Rain” event, the hairstyle will now be found at the Gold Saucer theme park, which can be exchanged for the area’s unique currency. The passionate Final Fantasy XIV the player base is understandably very excited.
“YESDKFJKEKDKDKDKDM FINALLY GOD THIS ALL IVE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR,” a fan wrote on Twitter in response to the Square Enix announcement.
“OMG FUCKING YES. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR-FUCKING-EVER FOR THIS, ”said another.
“YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES FINQLLYYYY (sic),” wrote a third.
Although the “Make It Rain” event returns to Final Fantasy XIV For a limited time each year, Rainmaker has not been offered as a reward since the hairstyle was introduced. Even worse, an NPC with the exact same hairstyle – Ala Mhigan Resistance fighter M’naago Rahz—Was also added to the game in 2017, and served as a disappointing reminder for people who failed to get it themselves.
(Side note: Final Fantasy fans mostly consider the Rainmaker hairstyle to be modeled after Sice, a character from the 2011s Final Fantasy Type-0 who has made subsequent appearances in Final Fantasy Agito and its follow-up Final Fantasy Awakening. I have not been able to find confirmation from Square Enix even though this is the case, but I want to give society the benefit of the doubt since they look almost identical.)
After asking Rainmaker to come back for years, Final Fantasy XIV players can finally breathe a sigh of relief that the signature combination with a ponytail bang gives a return. Well, unless they play as a member of the game’s Viera race, then the tall rabbit women apparently can not equip the hairstyle. I guess Square Enix decided they already had enough of them.