What’s the Gold Saucer?
The Gold Saucer is an entertainment complex initially unlocked in Ul’dah (QUEST NAME AND LINK). There you can win tokens (called MGP) by taking part in myriad different activities, competitions and time-limited events called GATEs. MGP can then be traded for a whole host of rewards like cosmetic weapons, glamouring items, orchestrion rolls, minions and mounts. It is open all year round unlike other limited time FFXIV Events. So you can always find relief from questing and saving the world (again!).
How Do I Get There?
When is Make it Rain 2022?
This year’s event runs from 3rd June (8am GMT) until 20th June at precisely 2:59pm GMT.
Find the end date/time in your timezone here.
- During the campaign MGP rewards from the Gold Saucer are increased by 50%.
- Various rewards may be found at discounted MGP prices at the Campaign Attendant
Do ensure you buy them from the Campaign Attendant, as the discounts are not available at the counter vendor.
- Items exclusively available during previous iterations of the event may also be found at the Campaign Attendant.
How Do I Start “Make It Rain”?
Right, head to Ul’dah Aetheryte Plaza and speak with Ollier. He is standing on the opposite side of the street to the Aetheryte at about X:9.4, Y:9.2.
A Prickly Plaint is the quest you pick up from Ollier to get started.
A Prickly Plaint
What is neat is that, if you took part in Make It Rain last year, Ollier remembers you. Of course that make it inevitable that you could be the only person to solve his problems. Such is the way of the Warrior of Light. Or as the dialogue in a Dark Knight quest goes (something like this): “It’s what we do? It is, isn’t it? Every single time.”
The 2022 Make It Rain Story
If you want to experience this for yourself without reading it, then you may just want to skip to the Rewards section!
Still here, okiday. Here’s a summary as the story unfolds.
No sooner have you arrived in Ul’dah to meet with Ollier, than you are whisked off to Limsa’s Aftcastle. The Gold Saucer is running a campaign to drum up new business. The problem is Senor Sabotender appears disheartened. Ollier asks you to speak with him to figure out why.
The Senor points away from the Aft Castle and toddles off. Go find him.
The actor inside Senor Sabotender is struggling with wanting to talk about how great the Gold Saucer is. The problem is that his contract says he cannot speak while in the suit! After all, real Sabotenders don’t speak. Or shouldn’t!
As people in Limsa don’t understand the randomly turning Cactuar lookalike, guess who volunteers to be his interpreter? Yep, you, muggins!
The Lalafell speaks to you about four key selling points: the Cactpot, the exotic drinks, the amazing outfits worn by the staff and the ease of access to the Saucer from every City State. After Nanaphon tells you about the delights of the Gold Saucer, he goes to don his Senor Suit on once more. Then it’s up to you to sell it to potential customers.
The Right Answers. Mostly.
As soon as Senor Sabotender toddled off once more, I knew right away it was going to be the conversation model that I suck at. Well, I didn’t suck that badly. But a bit, yeah.
The upside is you can’t fail the quest by giving the wrong answer! Huzzah.
Right, remember how I said I suck at these? Roswen proves this right. You have to figure out which sales tip Nanaphon gave you earlier to encourage Roswen to go the Saucer. I went through all the answers with her!
The correct reason for her to go is: “it’s the perfect place to bring that special someone”.
I’m still not sure I got the follow up question totally right, but Roswen’s a prickly fish even in a good mood.
The head chef of the Bismarck is your next port of call (excuse the mariner pun). Thankfully, the correct answer is really obvious from Nanaphon’ options:
“You could partake in libations to delight even the most discerning epicure.”
After which, I had to go look up what the heck “epicure” meant!
Who else knew what the answer was going to be as soon as you knew the so-called Guildmaster of the Fisherman’s Guild was next up? All of you? Yep, it really was a no-brainer.
“But don’t you want to feast your eyes on the realm’s most gorgeous garb?”
Well, the females in said garb, but hey, semantics.
Now, I got it wrong on the first time with Kyokyoroon (who’s near the Hawker’s Alley Aetheryte Shard). That’s because I wasn’t sure he would have enough sparklies to take part in the right answer. But I was wrong. The correct answer is:
“You could hit the Cactpot and become a gillionaire!”
The prospect of sparklies, however unlikely they were to be obtained, was too much to resist!
Finishing the Story
Once you’ve spoken to all four people, head back to the Aftcastle with Senor Sabotender. I’ll let you experience the end yourself!
2022 Event Rewards
As you’ll have guessed the new emote is the outstretched arms one you used when drawing attention to Senor Sabotender. These are /showleft and /showright, as demonstrated on the official event page.
Show Left & Show Right Emote
Campaign Attendant Prizes & Rewards
The Campaign Attendant is the special NPC that contains both unique event rewards and discounted Gold Saucer prizes.
Where is the Event Vendor?
Reminder: these discounts are not available from the usual Prize Claim NPC.
TL;DR Grab Your Free Emotes during Make It Rain 2022
As usual, FFXIV have given us a neat little story that doesn’t take too long to complete. You get two emotes in one tome and you can never have too many for /gpose and your Adventurer’s Plate! So jump into Make It Rain 2022, and why not play a bit of the Gold Saucer at the same time? We can’t be fighting every moment of every waking day, right? Right?! I’ll see you at more FFXIV Events another time!