The second part of Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2 is almost here. The launch date for Patch 5.21 has officially been announced: March 10. Servers will go down at 9pm PDT on March 9 and come up 6 hours later at 3am PDT on March 10.
The Ishgardian Restoration continues in Patch 5.21 with more server-wide crafting events. The second phase of this new content vector for Disciples of the Hand will include a server-specific ranking system.
Official sources have been tight-lipped about details beyond what was shared in the Patch 5.2 preview Live Letter in early February. The Ishgardian Restoration special site on the Lodestone has also not yet been updated.
The FFXIV dev team has made some changes since the first round of the Restoration in response to community outcry. This second phase adds an auto-kick timer to the Firmament; players who are AFK for 30 minutes will be automatically logged out to ensure active players have a chance at the timed content. Concerted Works, the server-wide progression events, will happen more quickly after crafters on each sever contribute all of the necessary materials.
We will update our coverage of 5.21 once more information becomes available.