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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    SINDRI GET. It's pretty but I can understand if other weapons look more impressive. Oh and a correction; the spirit isn't trapped in there. See that minion? It can inhabit that too.

    Congrats! It's okay if you don't hate the look as much as I do, and I forgot about the minion, though I was in an exaggerating mood anyway.

    I was thinking that if Stormblood starts at the same relative item level to HW that HW did to ARR, then the relic and melded 270 gear could hold up through half of the expansion easily.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    7thCircle wrote: »
    SINDRI GET. It's pretty but I can understand if other weapons look more impressive. Oh and a correction; the spirit isn't trapped in there. See that minion? It can inhabit that too.

    Congrats! It's okay if you don't hate the look as much as I do, and I forgot about the minion, though I was in an exaggerating mood anyway.

    I was thinking that if Stormblood starts at the same relative item level to HW that HW did to ARR, then the relic and melded 270 gear could hold up through half of the expansion easily.
    Odds are it will. Meaning relics will last until level 56, and THEN be outclassed. But they should still be kept, they will probably be used to skip the first step of the new relics when they come.
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    edited May 22
    FINAL FANTASY XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXXVI

    I might do a news post tomorrow but because it was so goddam long here's my notes from the Letter from the Producer regarding Stormblood. Note: I probably got bored and missed various things during it. It was really -ing long.

    Current Issues
    - Overly complex
    - Too many actions, not enough hotbar space
    - Overemphasis on status icon management
    - Core vs. casual disparity (DPS)
    - Lack of synergy between jobs

    Additional Actions
    - Abolishing Additional Actions
    - Replacing with Role Actions (shared between roles: Tank, Healer, Melee DPS, Ranged DPS, Caster), some new/changed/renamed/removed - if removed they will be greyed-out on hotbar
    - No secondary class levels required for jobs (e.g. Paladin does not need lvl 15 Conjurer)

    Healer damage calculation uses MND now (used to be INT) - effect of Cleric Stance will be changed

    Job syngery - Balance to make melee DPS a bit more party-focused (Monk can raise party's physical damage and can gain some chakra if ally does something good, add debuffs for combos, pulled back some of the more overpowered combos).

    Job gauges (HUD)
    - New HUDs specialised for each job's unique actions
    - Increased stance visibility, emphasis on visual rather than numerical clues.
    - Hopefully remove extreme DPS disparity

    Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSdfPXFGuw0&feature=youtu.be
    Red Mage is Zorro.
    Bard has no casting.
    Machinist has a heat gauge, attack while moving.
    Summoner has Bahamut.

    Job Action Adjustments
    - Removal of unused/underused actions
    - Automatic replacement of upgraded spells, only use one slot to cast all of them, auto-chooses version based on lvl/synced lvl.
    - AoE and single-target kept separate (i.e. Thunder & Thunder III in one, Thunder II & Thunder IV in another)

    Total # of actions in 4.0 should be equal to or less than those in 3.0

    Paladin can block magic attacks with shield

    Sub-attributes

    Bard + Machinist no longer have cast gauges (caused big disparity between casuals and hardcore players)
    Parry no longer on gear for tanks, replaced by new attribute called Tenacity (raises damage caused and lowers damage taken), Parry attribute still used in calc.
    Accuracy no longer on gear. Same level char + same level monster, head-on attack and no statuses will be 100% accuracy.
    Direct hit, somewhere between normal hit and critical hit? Can do both direct and critical in same attack.
    Piety to become sub-attribute, I was bored here and missed what that actually means and most of the stuff that came after.
    Something about accessories.
    Some other stuff I wasn't paying attention to, seemed boring.

    ---

    PvP Changes

    Issues (I don't know what half of these mean):
    - Level restriction too high
    - Too many job actions
    - PvP not equal to PvE, makes balance hard
    - Action point disparity
    - Overly complex controls

    Changes:
    - Level restriction removal (any job, 30+)
    - Attributes determined by role, gear affects appearance only
    - PvP hotbars for each job

    - All PvP actions now PvP-specific (9 per job, 2 selectable, Adrenaline Rush); Allows to adjust w/o affecting PvE balance.
    - Direction requirements for melee DPS removed
    - Consolidated combos free up hotbar space

    PvP demonstration video I didn't pay attention to.

    ---

    Scenario Shortcut & Job Level-boost Items

    - To alleviate playtime disparity between new/veteran
    - Less time to reach end-game
    - More opportunity to play with friends/family

    Scenario Shortcut Items:
    - Main scenario only
    -- Tales of Adventure: A Realm Reborn (up to 2.55's Before the Dawn) - $18.00/£13.32/€15.75
    -- Tales of Adventure: Heavensward (up to 3.56's The Far Edge of Fate) - $25.00/£18.50/€21.75
    (No job level restrictions, does not raise any job levels)
    Available on Mog Station from June 16th.

    Scenario Shortcut also includes:
    - Chocobo acquisition (randomly generated name given)
    - Grand Company enrollment (set to starting city-state)
    - Completes main scenario quests (marks dungeons as clear)
    - Completes of select sidequests (instance dungeon-related quests marked complete, dungeons themselves not marked complete)
    - The Unending Journey (can view all the cutscenes from inn room)

    Job Level-boost Items:
    - Raises level of single job
    - Different item for each job
    - Raises to level 60 - $25.00/£18.50/€21.75 per job
    - One 1 job raise per account to start off with (until patch 4.1). Not available for Red Mage or Samurai
    Available on Mog Station from June 16th

    Job Item also includes:
    - Full set of level 60 gear (inc. weapon)
    - All job quests up to level 60 marked complete
    - All job actions up to level 60 already learned
    - Hall of the Novice access granted
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  • QuinQuin ne cede malis RPGamer Staff
    As a sidenote, I have created a Discord server for the Leviathan FC that a number of you are a part of. The invite link is in the FC message you get when you log in.
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  • Jammy DodgerJammy Dodger New Member Full Members
    ^ Ooh. That will be great to use when Stormblood launches.

    On a side note, apparently, I'll be away on a trip and not playing Stormblood until after its early access and June 20th launch. However, I look forward to seeing everyone ingame when I return! It's a good thing Shirogane housing plots won't open up for purchase until a bit later than launch. I'd hate to miss that.
  • omegabyteomegabyte He's just this guy, you know? RPGamer Staff
    subbed back in today. getting my bearings again, and about ready to dive into the main story (and the good substories, like Hildy!)

    Was worried about having enough time to regear, but it looks like I have enough gil to save up to just buy an ilvl 250 set for both my main and fisher, with change to spare. Not sure if I'll spend the cash on fisher, since I doubt I'll be able to really get into the new stuff before Stormblood launches.
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  • AncientRuneAncientRune Member Full Members
    Quin wrote: »
    As a sidenote, I have created a Discord server for the Leviathan FC that a number of you are a part of. The invite link is in the FC message you get when you log in.

    im likely not coming back but I would like to use the discord can anyone pm me a link so i can talk to you all again. perhaps it may help bring me back.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    It's displayed publicly on the FC's lodestone page.
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  • AncientRuneAncientRune Member Full Members
    I don't see it on mobile so will check at home
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Looks like you need to be logged in as a FC member, so it's not really public. I didn't notice that before. It's on the Profile page if you scroll down.
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  • The DoomhammerThe Doomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    RIP instance server
  • hoktomasterhoktomaster Member Full Members
    Iv just got the trial for this And im just wondering ,even though its gonna be a long time till that point, is there a point in doing much more than the main story stuff till the new expansion (which i might get but haven't decided) stuff?
    I wouldn't even bother to Eat that coz your already dead

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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    Iv just got the trial for this And im just wondering ,even though its gonna be a long time till that point, is there a point in doing much more than the main story stuff till the new expansion (which i might get but haven't decided) stuff?

    Depends on how you want to play it. It's a open game with hundreds of hours of optional things to do. My personal mindset is to do whatever seems fun regardless of whether you're pushing the main story forward or not. The 2.0 storyline is happy to send you back and forth across the world for little-to-no logical story reasons, solely to encourage you to take it easy and goof off with optional stuff. Some people want to try different jobs early on; some don't. Same with crafting, side quests, etc.

    On the other hand, if you want to make as much progress as possible as quickly as possible, no, there's no real point in doing more than the main story. Further, rushing the main story will make doing optional stuff much less time-consuming later if you want to go back to it. It just depends on what you're trying to get out of the game. Rushing the story is the most practical, but probably the least fun, way to play it.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited June 17
    RIP instance server
    It was hell. I barely managed to get through the first choke before everybody got to the 2nd (after 3 hours of trying), and now I'm all the way at the Ruby Sea zone. No way around it, I got lucky as hell. SE needs to fix that, people shouldn't be locked out of all this stuff.
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    It's almost like it's a MMO expansion at launch :-?
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  • Jammy DodgerJammy Dodger New Member Full Members
    I've been following the sea of complaint threads on both the official forums and reddit on mobile. Definitely glad that I am away on a trip and will miss early access.

    Hopefully, most of the isues will be resolved over he coming days. Until then, from what I've read, those who can't progress may as well zoom to 70 via frontlines since it's apparently highly efficient.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Anyone willing to check something for me? Curious if you can get a Garb Coffer for jobs you've done the lvl60 quest for. You can now get AF2 through level 60 job quests, but no idea if you can get it if you've already done the quest prior.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    edited June 18
    Based on precedent, my guess would be no. When the ilvl 90 (or whatever) gear was later added to the level 50 quests in ARR, the game didn't give everyone who already completed them freebie sets. The idea is that it helps people who didn't play Heavensward skip the old tomestone grinds from 160 - 210 that's no longer reasonably obtainable. Plus the welcome back campaign gives 240 gear to help them get to Stormblood faster. If you hit 60 already, you have to work for your glamours.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Guess that will just give me a reason to level other jobs to 60 now.
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    You can buy 60 ilvl255 gear from the vendor in Ishgard too. Didn't see any option for AF2 on already done jobs, but wasn't overly looking as needed the higher ilvl stuff.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited June 19
    Dang, all I really care about is getting the Iga set. I should have held off on the level 60 job quest.

    Anyone check with the Calamity Salvager in the main cities?
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  • Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/Reviewer RPGamer Staff
    edited June 19
    Nope. Think the only other way to get the Esoteric/AF2 (I believe) is by using Centurio Seals (hunts) at in the inn at Ishgard.

    Second edit - Ignore first edit, got confused :) Iga can be found at Ishgard for Centurio Seals.
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  • Jammy DodgerJammy Dodger New Member Full Members
    I thought that I would rejoin the game and start Stormblood by now, but apparently, Amazon botched my pre-order so that it's unknown when I'll actually receive my copy of the game. Did anyone else acquire their copy of Stormblood through Amazon and have any difficulties? I pre-ordered way back in April during the FFXIV/Amazon NA crossover deal.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    I preordered a physical copy from Amazon for the discount. It came in the mail Tuesday and I've already installed it and added the expansion to Mogstation. No issues here. Sorry, man!
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  • Jammy DodgerJammy Dodger New Member Full Members
    Ah. From what I've seen online (or -more accurately- what I haven't seen posted much) suggests this wasn't a commonplace issue. I recall having no issues getting Heavensward physical standard edition through Amazon, so I didn't expect to have trouble this time.
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