Square was kind enough to give us a small sneak peak at some of the new areas that will be released with the 2.2 patch on the horizon. First on the list is The Lost City of Amdapor. Delving into a city lost at the end of the Fifth Astral Age what terrors lie in wait for the Warriors of Light? I don't know but I shudder to think about even entering a city that may be completely surrounded by "The Wall".
Next will be the 'Hard Mode' version of Halatali and BRAYFLOX NON-STOP! Halatali has been all cleaned up post our first excursion and pest control sweep. However, as with any good lair, cleaning out the old tenants only leaves room for something scarier to move in. And finally everyone's favorite Brayflox has evidently been taken over by the Illuminati... no, that is not me trying to make a joke. Square is actually adding the Illuminati to FFXIV. I would have preferred the Templars but I don't think I would have had the heart to fight Sonnac as a boss. Now Kirsten... I wanted to shoot her before I left the tutorial.
All the new instances are 4 man so getting groups should be easy and each has an ilevel 55 requirement so pretty much any 50 can enjoy. You will have to complete "The Ultimate Weapon" quest so that may end up being the biggest challenge. I will keep you posted as new info becomes available.