Due to real life and other hobbies, FFXIV has fallen to the wayside for me. As such, while I haven't given up on the Menagerie, I just don't have the time to dedicate to it that I once did. You'll be pleased to know that Minion Guide https://minionguide.com/ has started picking up my slack, and I wholeheartedly endorse them as a worthy successor to this site.

SPONSORS: I love you guys will all my everything for your support. You will always be sponsors, and I don't intend to take this site down (and may return to it someday), but it may be a long time before I can find time to work on it proper. Your benefits won't go away, but in good conscience, I cannot continue to accept donations for a site I'm not actively working on. As such donations will be disabled for the foreseeable future.

Due to a recent Lodestone update on March 31, 2017, character syncing does not work. The API I used to do this is no longer supported in PHP and was moved to NodeJS. As I do not (currently) have experience in NodeJS, nor do I have support for it enabled on this server (Which costs $15/month), it may take sometime to correct this issue. I will work on it as best I can and ask for your patience.

Patch Notes for May 15, 2015

General style changes have been made in an attempt to make information easier to read and be more visually appealing.

Free Companies have been implemented.

  • Free Company profiles can be accessed by the following methods:
    • Click on the FC Name under a character profile.
    • Click on an FC Tag that appears next to a character name in a table view.
  • Profiles will display all members of an FC with the following data:
    • Their name, FC rank, number of minions/mounts owned, total number of both minions and mounts and when they were last synced to the Menagerie.
    • Names, Ranks, Minions, Mounts, Totals and Last Synced can be sorted.
    • Character not synced will display, but have no data.
  • Profiles contain a dropdown menu that allows you to select an item and highlight which members own that item.
  • Ownership rates for the FC can be viewed as well (similar to the 'Statistics' page).
  • FC tags have been added to character names on the Rankings and the Contribute pages.
    • If an FC is not yet synced, the tag displays as: «???»
    • FCs are synced when profiles are viewed or when unknown FCs are encountered during the Auto Sync.

The Auto Sync feature has been expanded.

  • By implementing an updated Lodestone API, more characters can now be parsed. The Auto Sync will now sync up to 80 characters every 5 minutes. Improved from 15 characters/5 minutes.
  • A 'Pending' queue has been implemented.
    • Characters in FCs who have never been synced will be added to the queue when first encountered. The Auto Sync will add these characters to the database when their turn arrives. It is possible to open their profiles to sync their data before the Auto Sync occurs.

The Statistics Page has been improved.

  • It is possible to select which world's stats you wish to view. This updates instantly.
  • Minions and Mounts have been split into seperate views.
  • A Global Census of all worlds can now be viewed.
    • The Census shows each world's number of hunters, minions owned, mounts owned and total owned.
  • Future improvements and features are planned for the Statistics page. Please look forward to it.

General Adjustments

  • Large numbers now display with commas.
  • Certain under-the-hood coding changes to enhance or speed up site performance.

Known Issues:

  • Characters with the same name on the same server may not sync correctly. In the event that the incorrect character is pulled, please contact aqualin@xiv-minions.com

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