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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1560 on: November 28, 2018, 04:10:06 PM »
So the waitlist link for Encyclopedia Eorzea.

Should I get Vol. 1 or Vol.2?

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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1561 on: November 28, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
doesn't 2 just add SB stuff? I got the first one and eh.
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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1562 on: November 28, 2018, 05:27:44 PM »
doesn't 2 just add SB stuff? I got the first one and eh.
Did some looking around, apparently Vol. 2 covers more ARR+new stuff than it does SB stuff. Same length and new content too.

Got the Vol. 1 fwiw

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« Reply #1563 on: November 28, 2018, 05:50:44 PM »
The first one's pretty cool. If the 2nd one is all the stuff in the first one + new stuff I would think it would make the first one pointless now?

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« Reply #1564 on: November 28, 2018, 06:07:48 PM »
Oh, so I cancelled my account for the first time since I started in Nov 2016. Just haven't touched this in a couple months with all the other new game releases. Have 30 days left on my sub and will probably log in once to do the christmas event but probably won't do any content until I re-sub a month or two before the new expansion and catch up. Just felt like I was throwing money down the drain staying subbed if I'm not really playing it regularly.

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« Reply #1565 on: November 28, 2018, 11:10:27 PM »
I know that feel 😅
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« Reply #1566 on: December 12, 2018, 02:11:33 PM »
Whoops, realized if I unsub I'll lose my housing since you have to check in every 30 days.
Built up my house to much at this point, they got me by the balls. Guess I'm still subbing.

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« Reply #1567 on: December 13, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
 :lol

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« Reply #1568 on: January 16, 2019, 01:32:45 PM »
So if you've ever wondered what happens if you accepted a limited time quest and the time runs out before you complete it....

I realized last night I hadn't done the new years event, turns out it expired yesterday morning. So I ran around looking for the npc I was supposed to talk to since the quest (which I'd grabbed earlier) was still active and he was gone ;_; had to abandon the quest since it was active but not completeable.

First event I've missed since I subbed. Oh well.
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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1569 on: January 16, 2019, 05:53:20 PM »
shit, i didn't finish that one either. there was no one else around to help with the damn fate. oh well, heavensturn always has crappy rewards anyways.
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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1570 on: January 17, 2019, 08:43:22 AM »
How was 4.5 for those that have played through most of the content?

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« Reply #1571 on: January 17, 2019, 06:04:55 PM »
only just started it yet and im not even geared up enough to do the 4.4 raids so it'll be a while before i get to it all sorry
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« Reply #1572 on: February 02, 2019, 12:03:58 AM »
Did the Valentines event right away since I missed the NY one. Valentines was ok, same as last years. Kinda boring when they don't mix it up.

Also since the maze requires teamwork you run into some funny situations. First time I did it my teammate didn't wait for me at all and wouldn't cooperate in the card choosing so we got like the worst rating ever. Second time the person was much better (was a guy, so guy x guy run  :-* ) and we got the best rating ever.

Looking forward to getting back to this in a month or so once I finish up some games. Fan Fest is coming soon which should be pretty hype for the expansion! Depending on where I am in life, I will probably play this a lot for 2-3 months in the summer when the expansion comes out.

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« Reply #1573 on: February 02, 2019, 02:56:14 PM »
hahaha, next FF14 Expansion 24-man raid is NIER AUTOMATA by Yoko Taro



SE doing good with FF14 fan service choices. Now get Takahashi to guest write/direct a Xenogears raid for the last expansion.

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« Reply #1574 on: February 02, 2019, 03:22:24 PM »
Holy shit
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« Reply #1575 on: March 06, 2019, 02:58:29 AM »
Been getting back to this and starting the catch up. Also remembering how things work like Souvenier trade ins and scrips. I see that there's i350 crafting/gathering gear but unlike the i300 stuff where each class had their own outfit, at i350 they all share the same outfit? Lame.

Mount speed upgrade for Stormblood areas is cool though. Figured would have to wait until Shadowbringers for that.

Did the first fight of the last Omega raid set. Was neat! Gonna try to finish up the raid later this week and do the last Matsuno 24-man raid.

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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1576 on: March 06, 2019, 02:58:16 PM »
Been getting back to this and starting the catch up. Also remembering how things work like Souvenier trade ins and scrips. I see that there's i350 crafting/gathering gear but unlike the i300 stuff where each class had their own outfit, at i350 they all share the same outfit? Lame.

Mount speed upgrade for Stormblood areas is cool though. Figured would have to wait until Shadowbringers for that.

Did the first fight of the last Omega raid set. Was neat! Gonna try to finish up the raid later this week and do the last Matsuno 24-man raid.
They always have to throw in bummer gear like that for crafters, I recall it being more prevalent in HW/ARR.

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« Reply #1577 on: March 06, 2019, 06:41:39 PM »
recently started over as well, never got very far when I first played it, maybe lvl 35 or so, after they relaunched ARR

a lot has changed, but the nier stuff and them adding viera was what finally pushed me over the edge and got me to get back in
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« Reply #1578 on: March 06, 2019, 09:17:00 PM »
ARR main story sucks, Coil of Bahamut is solid but broken mess at this point, 24man Crystal Tower is still pretty cool just too easy.
Heavensward is great and lives up to the hype. Alexander is good and the Void Ark 24man is solid.
Stormblood's main story is ok, some good moments and fields, but it's Omega raid and 24man Matsuno raid are awesome.

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« Reply #1579 on: March 08, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
Trying to remember how to gear up is hard after being away for a bunch of months!

Saving all the Extreme/Savage bosses to work on in June before the expansion hits, so for now just trying to get all the normal versions + msq + sidestuff done and finish getting my crafters to lvl.70 (5 are at lvl.68 now) so I can go into the expansion with my main NIN all geared up at lvl.70 (~i385 probably) and all my crafters/gatherers at lvl.70 so I can gather/craft in the new expansion right away.

Looks like I should just be able to run the last part of Omega raid a bunch of times (no weekly limit now) for a full set of i380 gear minus the weapon.
Then run last Matsuno raid a few times for upgrade pieces
Then use 1000 tomes of latest + 8 clears of last Omega raid for i380 weapon and use the upgrade item from Matsuno raid to upgrade it to i390 and then I'm good for gearing out my NIN.

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« Reply #1580 on: March 09, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
For some reason I get super rusty super easily in MMO's and when coming back it takes a bit to not suck.  :'(
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« Reply #1581 on: March 09, 2019, 12:22:51 PM »
Oh totally, my DPS is shit and I died a bunch in Alphascape 1.0/2.0 normal which is all I've done of the raid so far. I'm definitely not hitting optimal rotations at this point for my NIN.

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« Reply #1582 on: March 09, 2019, 02:35:02 PM »
Ran Alpha 2.0 a few times to get the fight down this morning for fun and future runs. It's a really good fight. Feels like an extreme primal that's less punishing. Especially because most of the moves don't have any indicators so you have to watch for stuff and know where attacks will spawn from their name.

On my 2nd run was doing good and getting a no death run until the last stack marker when no one decides to stack because hey the boss is down to like <10% let's just kill him and I'm the only one stacking with the target and we both instant die. Then everyone else dies because of stuff and we're left at 1% with only tanks alive. Luckily they still made the clear, but damn that was close haha.

When I get some time I'm gonna run 1.0 a few times to get that fight down. I mean it's a lot easier and I passed it the first time just following everyone else, but would be nice to have the mechanics down. Then will head to 3.0 & 4.0.


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« Reply #1583 on: March 09, 2019, 10:32:39 PM »
Hmmm, when going for a 8man raid gear set I'm not sure whether being lttp a patch where the weekly unlock limit is removed is better or worse. At first I thought hey, better because can keep redoing it until you get your drops.

Then I saw that you can get multiple drops in one chest. So if all 8 players are hanging around and betting on all 3-4 items you've got to beat all their rolls instead of a few of them being eliminated when they get their roll item. Statistics probably aren't much worse but for some reason I'm going through a lot more runs where I got no item at all when I roll need on all 4. I probably get a drop like every 3 runs on a raid now.

Anyhow, have Alphascape 1.0/2.0 normal fights down now. Going to head to 3.0/4.0.

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« Reply #1584 on: March 09, 2019, 11:45:34 PM »
lol, 1.5 years of playing Stormblood, probably 400+ hours and I never got the damn fox fate until an hour ago  :lol
Got enough of the stone drops to get all 3 items so at least I'm good on that.

Still don't have enough Ixion pieces for the mount..., ran into it like twice or maybe 3 times total.

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« Reply #1585 on: March 12, 2019, 12:39:55 AM »
Finished the Omega raid. Was good! The 3rd fight was a good challenge and I need to watch the vid to see how to avoid the double laser AoEs that are too quick to dodge. The final fight was fun but seemed....really easy compared to the first 3? Especially compared to the final bosses on Deltascape and Sigmascape. Didn't seem to have many death-dealing mechanics. Was just a long fight.

And once again I got zero drops from the treasure rolls. I dunno if I'll be able to get a complete set of Alphascape i380 gear on my NIN feels like it'll be a long ass grind of redoing these fights which are all pretty lengthy over and over.

Anyhow Omega raid was pretty great. Definitely better than Coil/Alexander for me. I wish we got Sephiroth and Angel Sephiroth but I'm guessing they're gonna hold Sephiroth back for another expansion or two as one of the last big nostalgia pulls. I'm more than happy with all the cameo fights we got as is in Omega raid. They were good fights too, a lot of interesting mechanics.

I was i361 and last Matsuno raid which I'm gonna do next is i365 so I took a look at the market board and damnnnnnnnnnnn gear prices have crasheeeed. I remember once a long time ago buying NIN daggers for like 2 million, now you can pick up the HQ i380 daggers for 235,000 and gear for like 135,000 a piece lol. I said fuck it and bought the HQ i380 weapon and HQ i380 waistband since it's invisible and won't fuck up my outfit. Brought me to i367, so now I should have enough gear to get caught up and will gear up after. Next up, Matsuno raid and then the 4.4/4.5 primals and then the 4.4/4.5 MSQ.

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« Reply #1586 on: March 12, 2019, 03:52:07 PM »
So last night I woke up with insomnia in the middle of the night and was youtubing and ended up down the rabbit hole of current FF14! I started watching the guides for Omega V3/V4 and then Savage for V3S/V4S/FinalS which led me to googling around for what are the hardest fights in mmos because the Hello, World stuff in Final Omega looked like yeah I ain't never gonna do this. And then I got reading on Absolute Virtue in FFXI and how broken/bullshit it was and then google picked up a hit about Absolute Virtue in FF14 which got me to the endgame Eureka and Balderson Arsenol with Absolute Virtue and Proto Omega and 54 person Savage fights.

...that was interesting. I haven't touched Eureka since the first part because it was a boring as shit grind for no reason other than grind and if you want relics and I don't care about relics. It's interesting though that if you finally get to the very, very end of Eureka you get this cool crazy dungeon with some FF11 mechanics. Honestly even if I got there doing a dungeon where you basically can't make make mistakes and miss mechanics and having to level down and spend 20 mins leveling back up each time would be too much for me and I'd never do it. Also trying to find 55 other competent players to do near-perfect savage content bosses sounds absolutely miserable lol

But it was cool to watch other people do it and read about how it works. I'm honestly surprised people figured out how to beat Absolute Virtue in like 3 days or less when it came out considering you have to have a party on the outside of the dungeon kill a NM to depower the boss which isn't something you'd think of being in a dungeon. The hidden rooms before it are more understable to find them.

Too bad Eureka is boring af. Like the FF11 throwbacks are neat, but it's just such a dull grind. If they keep it going in Shadowbringers I hope they really change up the mechanics to make it less of a time sink and more fun.

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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1587 on: March 12, 2019, 03:57:46 PM »
The final stage of an mmo player, when reading/watching about the game is more fun then playing

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« Reply #1588 on: March 12, 2019, 09:48:41 PM »
FFXI players are insane.
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Re: I got FFXIV
« Reply #1589 on: March 12, 2019, 10:15:41 PM »
The final stage of an mmo player, when reading/watching about the game is more fun then playing

 :lol

Pretty much.

FFXI players are insane.

Yeah, I don't see how MMO's that didn't respect your time were/are any fun other than being interactive chat rooms where you hang with your friends. Like outside a few things 14 is actually pretty decent about not wasting your time. Especially if you have gil ;P Even the crafting beast tribe runs I try to do daily when I'm playing it take like 10 mins max and I usually grab a map while I'm out in the field and sell it for some gil too. The weekly souvenier stuff for scrips is like 30 mins tops for 12 turn-ins (outside fishing, but why would you fish for scrips with the RNG) and souvenir stuff is good to do while in queues. If you're raiding, the weekly run of 4 raids is maybe 2 hours if you've cleared them and have a decent team so you clear on first runs.

I mean I've just past 1000 hours (~1006 or 1007 now) and I still think outside all the crafting/gathering stuff that's pointless and probably 500 hours of that, the remaining 500 hours or so ain't bad for all the content from ARR through where we are now seeing as they are essentially three 100 hour rpg games easily counting their patches. And it's fun playing the content up to 3x as the tank/healer/dps roles give really different experiences.

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« Reply #1590 on: March 12, 2019, 11:22:07 PM »
When it was amazing it was amazing, and nothing like anything we had ever played.

Looking back on it was straight-up stockholm syndrome.

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« Reply #1591 on: March 17, 2019, 08:51:07 PM »
Did the final Ivalice raid. That was...long. Seems like the weakest/most boring raid of the 3 to me. No interesting locations, and only 1 FFXII esper boss. Felt like the boss patterns were just ok, also seemed easier than the first two parts with the Tower esper guy in part A wiping people and the robot in part B wiping people.

Also I thought a few patches back they made it so when you do a 24-alliance raid, at least 1 of the chest armor pieces up for grabs will be for your job each run?? Because there were 0 ninja pieces the entire raid. So long ass almost 2 hour raid, no gear at all, zzzzz

Don't see myself running it again until post Shadowbringers when it's quicker.

*edit* reading up on it, I think I'm in the wrong on this one. If you're an FFT fan it seems pretty cool. FFT wasn't a very memorable game for me so all the references/cameos don't do a lot for me/I don't recognize them. The FFXII stuff in each part of the alliance raid was more enjoyable for me because FFXII's more recent and I remember some of this stuff.
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« Reply #1592 on: March 18, 2019, 01:24:29 PM »
Beat Suzaku last night on normal. Pretty fun fight though I feel like the weird intermissions in Byakko and this (and I assume Seiryuu will have one) will drag on replays. At least the DDR music game in Suzaku is no brainer.

Also beat the toughest boss in FF14, inventory management last night. Cleared out my armory inv and personal inv and retainer inv so I'm ready for the expansion :) Next up is Seiryuu!

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« Reply #1593 on: March 21, 2019, 02:15:03 AM »
Did Seiryuu primal last night on normal. Seemed really easy, like easier than the other primals and raids in the post-game. Only one real wipe mechanic and it's super no brainer to avoid. Started working through the remaining hildebrand. It's getting better now with JIM. I still think Hildebrand stories aren't ever going to live up to 2.0 unless they start making more gameplay for them. 2.0 rocked because the Gilgamesh and Ultros/Typhoon fights that were part of it. Heavensward was kinda zzzz outside Vivi. We'll see where this ends up standing.

Once I catch up in Hildebrand, just have MSQ 4.4 and 4.5 to clear and then ready for 4.56 to finish it! Should have all my crafters at lvl.70 by then so only thing left to do before the expansion is any Stormblood Ex primals/Savage fights I wanna try to clear and maybe getting my DRK from lvl.50->lvl.70 to bring into Shadowbringers.

*edit* oh, didn't realize I was that close to catching up in Hildebrand. All caught up there. Time to catch up on MSQ!
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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1594 on: March 23, 2019, 03:20:04 PM »
Finished 4.4, almost done with 4.5, msq is getting good!

So I hear the new trailer for Shadowbringers is awesome and full of spoilers so I havenít seen it yet.
2nd new job is Dancer which is a ranged dps. So if you count blue mage thatís 2 dps, 1 tank, RIP healers  :doge

Iím hoping thereís still 1 more healing class to be revealed.

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« Reply #1595 on: March 26, 2019, 12:41:06 PM »
So I read the patch notes for 4.56 and surprisingly

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No Zenos trial?? to end Stormblood expansion??

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Instead Hildebrand trial LOL

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« Reply #1596 on: March 26, 2019, 01:22:44 PM »
Also in terms of finishing things up...



Done! Only took like 2 years lol. I was nowhere near lvl.60 with my crafters/gatherers when I started stormblood, so took a while!
Now I just need to do all their job quests  :'( so I can do the new expansion ones as I hit the levels.

After I finish the MSQ/Hilde tonight will work on the job quests for the crafters (did all the gatherer ones and GSM, but that's it) and finish up the Doman Enclave and gearing the crafters out with yellow scrips with weekly custom deliveries. But generally will be pretty done after this week until xpac.

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« Reply #1597 on: March 27, 2019, 08:03:34 PM »
Finished Hildebrand last night, it was a great. I'm glad I didn't get spoiled. Definitely better than HW Hilde. I think it dragged a little early on, but the back half was great and it had a strong finish.

Also finished up last part of Doman Enclave! And did my custom deliveries for the week. Gonna watch the MSQ ending tonight. Heard it's pretty weak, but oh well. A lot of the criticism I'm hearing is that it should have been released before the fanfest because the fanfest basically spoiled everything in it. Since I haven't seen any of the footage from the fanfest maybe I'll still like it? I feel like I generally should try to avoid spoilers in FF14 as there are some neat twists. Only thing I'm gonna look up at launch of expansion is job system changes for NIN.

Then time for crafting job quests catchup!

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« Reply #1598 on: March 28, 2019, 01:01:04 AM »
Msq done. Was ok but weird place to end on. Also fuck putting a dps check outta nowhere in the second of two long fights. Had all my cooldowns popped and failed it lol

Also I think 1 on 1 single player fights are never fun. At least team AI fights are fun even if very light versions of real multiplayer.

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« Reply #1599 on: March 28, 2019, 09:10:30 AM »
seems like a lot of grind to get from where I left off to current. I remember a good bit of grind from HW>SB...wondering if coming back lol.

Beb, what is /timeplayed after all this?  :lol
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« Reply #1600 on: March 28, 2019, 12:08:26 PM »
seems like a lot of grind to get from where I left off to current. I remember a good bit of grind from HW>SB...wondering if coming back lol.

Beb, what is /timeplayed after all this?  :lol

Well when I took a break last fall before 4.4 hit I was around 996 hours played, and now I'm 1032, so like ~36 hours in the last month doing all the 4.4/4.5/4.56 content + crafting dailies, doman enclave weeklies, custom delivery weeklies, joining a few hunts here and there.

Are you talking about ilvl grind for your combat class? What ilvl are you now?

I had a bit of an ilvl issues being out for 4.4/4.5. I was like i356 when I left and all the end stuff requires i365 (last Ivalice raid, last Hildebrand, probably last MSQ). Thanks to having the worst luck ever and not getting like any drops doing all the 4.4/4.5 content (I think I got like 2 earrings and 1 shoe from last Omega set and a Body piece from Arboretum (Hard) and that's it) I just ended up buying a few i380 pieces which were cheap on the MB (I'm talking like 135,000 gil on some). If you've got a ton of gil from crafting, it's probably cheap to just buy some i380 pieces until you hit i365 at least.
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« Reply #1601 on: March 28, 2019, 01:29:34 PM »
Was apparently not unsubbed. Whoops.  :lol

Looks like I stopped right at launch of Sigmascape, not sure what patch, would need to look. I play WHM, my highest combat class is like 58 BRD I think? Anyway was ilvl 322...decked out in 380 for 1.5MM or so, brought me to 374.

All crafting classes at 70 although I would need the newer craft gear and re-learn etc to do the 380 stuff...was easier to just buy.

Should be in ok shape to at least finish MSQ at some point.

/playtime was  :nsfw  :lol

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« Reply #1602 on: March 28, 2019, 01:41:20 PM »
Nice, yeah i380 gear's cheap now. I feel like when the game was more active around the expansion it'd cost 1.5 mil just for a single piece!

Oh and by combat class I just meant your main non-crafter class. So your healer.

Sigmascape came in at 3.2.

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« Reply #1603 on: March 30, 2019, 03:02:04 PM »
I forgot how expensive ARR/HW job quests are. Gonna cost me like 1 million gil per job just for the mats for all these job quests if I don't wanna bother farming/making them myself :'(
So glad SB got rid of this for job quests. Almost done with CRP job quests, 2 crafter jobs down, 6 to go....

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« Reply #1604 on: April 06, 2019, 03:08:16 AM »
Finished the Alchemist questline. ARR was still a multi-hour long drag, but the HW and SB questlines were good! I like how Alchemist job = medieval fantasy CSI crime scene analyst :)

Going to do CUL next. I think I can manage about 1 crafter job questline from ARR lvl.1->SB lvl.70 a week. 5 jobs left, so should be ready for Shadowbringers in a month!

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« Reply #1605 on: April 06, 2019, 09:30:33 AM »
Should have done the job quests during the beast grind. At least for SB seemed to reduce the grind A LOT.
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« Reply #1606 on: April 06, 2019, 01:02:36 PM »
Yeah, getting a decent amount of unusable xp. Probably would've saved a week or two of dailies across the classes. Oh well.

CUL is fun making food, but I forgot how many damn ingredients there are for each item and these days the MB is all fucked where items either won't exist, or someone is selling the only HQ lemons for 100k gil lol
CUL is getting me to re-activate my 3rd retainer where I stored all my ingredients on  :lol I used to cook a lot for profit so I have a ton of ingredients already.

Also, I'm using the ARR quest rewards to practice desynths with everyone. I guess now that I have all my crafters/gatherers max level and pretty close to i350 max gear, the next grind for them will be to level desynth. I gotta imagine it's pretty useful if you go into a new expansion with high enough desynth to actually desynth stuff you get that doesn't sell or you can't use. Might get some good quality items out of it.

From what I understand the biggest use of desynth is just to get demimateria because it's expensive on the MB and it can't be acquired any other way. I have all the recipe books 3-6 for everyone, but still need to get most of the 1/2 books because the items require demimateria and back then didn't want to spend 100k-200k on mats to get the books. Now that I've got like almost 60 million gil, it's probably cheaper to just buy the mats and get the books than level desynth but oh well. Nice to have goals.

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1607 on: April 07, 2019, 02:38:27 PM »
Tried actually doing the fashion report instead of just taking the 10k mgp no effort attempt. I used the weekly reddit guide but the problem is some of the pieces aren't NIN equippable :X Like this week the head piece needed wings, I looked through the market board for NIN headpieces and all my stuff and I'm pretty sure the NIN job doesn't have a headpiece with wings at all. Still was able to get 89/100 without it and got some extra MGP. Mostly saving up for FF15 crossover stuff which apparently will all be bought by MGP. I'm almost at 1 million MGP and I hear the car mount is gonna be 200k, so I'm good but saving up some extra MGP anyhow.

Finished the ARR quests for CUL and just starting the HW one. I like making food for some reason more than any of the other crafting. Just sorta makes logical sense turning all these items from base ingredients into mid-level ingredients and then bringing them together for a dish.

Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1608 on: April 09, 2019, 12:54:18 AM »
Hmmm, while the Stormblood crafting job quests are fun and don't cost any money, now that I'm doing a lot of them I can't say I get behind changing the items needed to unique non-market items from ingredients they give you for free.

For some of the HW cooking quests I had to go gather the mats myself and there's something satisfying about going and hunting down an enemy for meat drops and switching to miner and waiting out an unspoiled node for salts and hitting botany points for veggies to make the sauces and then combining it all into a dish. I've always liked how the items in FF14 are all made of ingredients/parts from the world.

Without that the Stormblood quests are more just stories you watch play out since everytime you have to make something you just pop up the menu and make it right there and continue on in the quest story. Whereas ARR/HW quests stop each time you have to make something and you have to either go get mats or go buy it from the MB before going back and continuing the story.

Akala

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1609 on: April 09, 2019, 10:22:47 AM »
You are talking like a crazy person! I still have nightmares about the lvl 50 GSM quest.
Aka

Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1610 on: April 09, 2019, 02:53:38 PM »
Hahaha, but it makes the game more of an adventure!

Like while I enjoy the game a lot, it's crazy how much of FF14 has like no real gameplay and is just talking to one person and then another for quests. So I appreciate the bits of actual gameplay stuff that there is.
It's fine though with the new way, if I want the old experience I can still get it by trying to complete my crafting logs and craft/gather every item in the game! As insane as that is, it also sounds kinda fun to me. There must be something wrong with me lol

By the way I finally figured out my crafting rhythm at this point for fast crafts at HQ:

Inner Quiet -> The hand II one for +20% accuracy -> The action that halves all actions for 4 turns -> safe progress III for 7 cp 150% progress/100% and on good turns use the 15cp green hammer that ups inner quiet x 2 -> repeat and when progress is 1 away from finishing, just use the normal quality boosting actions until 2 turns left and then use bygrot or whatever's hammer to finish out the +7 or so inner quiet and then complete the craft. At near i350 build on my crafters it seems to work great for most non-raid/endgame stuff.

I haven't even looked into the Stormblood crafting actions yet though lol, I realized I never looked at them and was still using my lvl.60 HW crafting routines and actions, then quickly glanced through the SB ones and saw the 7cp 150% progress and placed the 15 cp 150% progress / 80% chance skill with that but otherwise haven't looked into them. I've also never messed with durability restoring actions which would probably help a lot on the 40 durability items!

Maybe when Shadowbringers comes out I'll sit down and really learn how to craft. I'm basically just winging it still but it gets me by.


Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1611 on: April 10, 2019, 12:57:46 PM »
This year's egg hunt is amaaaaaaaaazingly terrible.

The second riddle is one of the worst things I've done in FF14 and I've done a lot of shitty things!

Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1612 on: April 13, 2019, 04:25:22 AM »
Been doing the Armorer/Blacksmith job quests at the same time since ARR they're based in the same building and often share the items needed. Started the HW quest for both and finished it for Armorer first.

I've been stingy and so I've been trying to craft this stuff from mostly scratch, gathering my one mats from nodes/unspoiled nodes and putting it all together instead of spending 30-100k on the MB for some of these HQ gears. It's surprisingly easy to gather all the stuff up if you take the time to actually do it. Like certain alchemy stuff is always expensive on the MB like Dissolvants and Hallowed Water and stuff but the actual ingredients for your Alc to make them are easy to obtain. It's kinda fun to going around the HW areas and gathering certain mats again. Didn't mind. Will finish off Blacksmith ARR next and then do SB quests for both and then just Weaver/Leatherworker.

I'd like to up my Leatherwork desynth to 70+ to break apart dress shoes for fieldcraft demimateria III since it's like 30k a pop and you need about 3 for each master recipe book II in ARR, but I don't even know where you buy mass amounts of cheap leather goods to desynth to level cheaply and fastly. My desynth levels are like 5.00-10.00 for most of my crafters.

I've also been hitting up the casino doing my daily mini-cactpots again since the FF15 event starting in 3 days is going to be MGP based for the items. I've got a little over 800k MGP now so should be good for FF15 stuff, but doesn't hurt to keep upping your MGP. I'd love to get that Golden Saucer Cactaur mount they added but 2 million MGP is a fucking lot. Same with Typhoon at 800k MGP. But at least those are better buys than spending 1 million on a dumb Cloud triple triad card.

Rahxephon91

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1613 on: April 13, 2019, 07:22:55 PM »
Getting back into this game. Jesus there's so much to do. It's overwhelming.

Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1614 on: April 13, 2019, 08:21:59 PM »
Yeah, there's a lot.

Easy recommendation is to ignore all the crafting/gathering stuff. That basically doubles the hours for completion. If you're just doing the battle stuff and sticking to 1 character it's not that much more time taking than a standard rpg, about 50-80 hours per expansion.

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1615 on: April 13, 2019, 09:00:52 PM »
Well a little backstory.

I originally played the game back when ARR came out. Got the PS3 CE(god what an awful version) and the PC version(actually a copy of 1.0 from Kmart on Clerence) day 1. Played through the story on a Monk. Got the Raid ready gear(whatever it was called) and then called it quits. Even back in my WoW days I've never been into Raiding. I like the progression to that point and doing the high level dungeons and well dungeons are the best part of FFXIV. But the key difference unlike WoW(Vanilla anyway) was that you had to do the dungeons and hope for the drops for your class. In XIV you just kept on doing the dungeons for the points to unlock the stuff. Pros and cons for both ways, but whatever I got bored and then sold my character.

But again FFXIV is really fun so I had the itch to come back. The PS4 was out now so I bought that version and another PC copy. The expansions weren't out, but the progression had changed. Now you had to get gear that looked like slightly more shinny versions of the Base Job outfits and make your weapon special. I did that for a Mage, Monk, Pally, and Scholar, and Summoner. I mean it was fun. Going through ARR's story again kind of sucked, but the hard mode stuff was good.

But again I got kind of bored. Sold my character because I needed money.

But I always have an itch to play. 

So they have that 7 Day come back promo now and well hell I thought I'd see if I could login to an old account. Scummy maybe, to see if I could steal back my account. Hey whatever(it worked in WoW several times). It did'nt here, but at some point I must have made another account, but only got as far as level 30. I don't remember this. Either way I wanted to see what the game would look like on my computer.

So I start playing again and am like "man there's maybe a bit too much to do and starting so low kind of sucks.

But hey there's these boosts and even more so some dude on ebay is selling them for a bit cheaper. So I buy the boosts for the jobs I use to have. I mean I kind of remember how to play them. I buy the story skip to get to Hevansword. I really want to get to Stormblood ,but I've heard good things about this expansion.

I'm interested in some of the new jobs, but I want to learn them so I won't level boost those. I've never done crafting, just really focused on the story and dungeons. Which is all I want to do.

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1616 on: April 14, 2019, 02:12:24 AM »
Whatís the ETA on taking a fresh 70 through the 4.x MSQ? I need to catch up before Shadowbringers.

Bebpo

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« Reply #1617 on: April 14, 2019, 03:08:27 AM »
Probably 20-40 hours for MSQ + 24 man raid + 8 man raid + normal mode Primals. Ex/Savage versions obviously longer. I feel like the 4.x MSQ was actually pretty short, especially the second half.

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« Reply #1618 on: April 14, 2019, 01:10:39 PM »
That's way less than I was expecting. Hm. Maybe I'll wait for a few patches and a $20 or so deal on Shadowbringers.

Bebpo

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Re: FFXIV
« Reply #1619 on: April 14, 2019, 04:20:45 PM »
Yeah, you can basically do the catch up the month before.