1. #44681
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Actually, macros are far more useful in FF compared to WoW, esp in crafting. You can craft entire items via macro.
    I wouldn't recommend chaining combat abilities, since there is a delay but sth like target <player> -> /ac goad -> /target <boss> should be possible.
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    Ehhhhhh I guess for that they're more helpful. I personally hate how there are no modifier macros in FF14 since it'd let me clean up my hotbars.

  2. #44682
    Quote Originally Posted by Merie View Post
    Well I'm pretty bummed atm. I'm a WoW refugee that took the Twitch Prime route for a free base copy of the game and I liked it enough that when I got to 50 I got the Shadowbringers bundle that in addition to preordering the new expansion, also includes the two previous ones. But apparently I misread the fine print because it says the other two expansions while included in the purchase won't technically be given to me until the new one is out in July. I'm left unable to progress on my character for three months. It never occured to me that Square wouldn't let you have the two current expansions included in the bundle now so that you can play through them while waiting for Shadowbringers.
    Yeah, it's probably done this way to deal with people cancelling pre-orders. Your best bet is to just buy Stormblood if you enjoy the game. Basically resign yourself to spending the money for 3 months of content. It might seem like a "bad deal", but your time is worth a lot too.

    Alternatively you could spend the time until Shadowbringers leveling the other classes to 50, if you like that.

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    I decided to mix things up a bit and decided to get a name change and fantasia. I'm playing a Highlander now. I'll likely go back to a Midlander at some point, though for now I want something different. At least until Shadowbringers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham II View Post
    I decided to mix things up a bit and decided to get a name change and fantasia. I'm playing a Highlander now. I'll likely go back to a Midlander at some point, though for now I want something different. At least until Shadowbringers.
    No, you will become a bunny girl like the rest of us, or else u might as well delete the game

  5. #44685
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecktangle View Post
    Your setup confirms my point earlier made. If you're pressing some of those buttons there's absolutely 0 chance you're doing it with your non mouse hand, which is suboptimal. That's the entire argument. No one is saying it can't be done, we're saying it's suboptimal and doesn't need to be an issue if the game was more intelligently designed. I also don't see any keybinds on your entire second row? I assume it's just a shift modifier, but curious why it doesn't show. I haven't logged on in a while to see if my shift keybinds look the same.
    Like I said, I click 2 of those Buttons with a Mouse. Limit Break and Sprint. Literally every single other button on those hotbars is Keybound.

    Second Row doesn't have a keybind button I assume because in the Keybinds it is done in the secondary row not the main row. Since Hotbar 2 was originally Ctrl. Which I made my Hotbar 3 into.

  6. #44686
    Welp, Shiva is now on the new Light Datacenter, see you in hell Chaos you rickety piece of shit.

    *please let Light be more stable!
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  7. #44687
    Quote Originally Posted by TriHard View Post
    No, you will become a bunny girl like the rest of us, or else u might as well delete the game
    I can't wait for my bunneh girl, so excited my hubby's so excited for it he's paying for the fantasia xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    Welp, Shiva is now on the new Light Datacenter, see you in hell Chaos you rickety piece of shit.

    *please let Light be more stable!
    I can't leave my home Ragnarok I've been there since it was created even have my legacy tramp stamp.

  8. #44688
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    *chuckles* Nice story.
    Do you still play? Bet you're pretty good at it by now.
    I do still play, though less often than I used to. Fitting it in around work is tough at times, made harder by the fact that my neighbours on both sides have small babies, and I have an acoustic so headphones aren't an option. It's still my go-to chill out hobby though, I find strumming to be very relaxing.

    As for being any good... Yes and no. I can play reasonably well, but I never really had the drive to exceptional at it. For me it was something I did to unwind. While I can certainly play well enough alone, I very rarely get the chance to play with other people. Those are two different beasts entirely. I did consider teaching how to play as a side-gig at one point, but I never really had the time to fully commit to doing it. For the time being, it's relegated to being a hobby more than anything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    I have too, the ways I move my fingers for guitar though are vastly different to the strains and articulations I had to use for gaming. My guitar playing was largely unaffected by my RSIs as well.
    I've never noticed gaming to be putting any more, or really any less, strain on my hands than playing the guitar. I did try set up common binds so my hands and fingers would be in a similar position though. It wasn't always possible, but I tried my best to make my binds as comfortable as I could. I also tend to take the time to stretch my hands and fingers before I start gaming, as well as when I get small breaks between rounds, while loading, looting etc. I'm not sure if it helps but it's never hurt (pun intended).

    That's not to say I won't ever get RSI, but my current set up hasn't ever given me any problems. If it's not broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryZebra View Post
    I do still play, though less often than I used to. Fitting it in around work is tough at times, made harder by the fact that my neighbours on both sides have small babies, and I have an acoustic so headphones aren't an option. It's still my go-to chill out hobby though, I find strumming to be very relaxing.

    As for being any good... Yes and no. I can play reasonably well, but I never really had the drive to exceptional at it. For me it was something I did to unwind. While I can certainly play well enough alone, I very rarely get the chance to play with other people. Those are two different beasts entirely. I did consider teaching how to play as a side-gig at one point, but I never really had the time to fully commit to doing it. For the time being, it's relegated to being a hobby more than anything else.
    Heh I can understand that. Trying to fit in the practice when one is beat from working is indeed tough.
    Playing with others is tough in the beginning. It's slowly getting easier after 3 years but depending on what my teacher does at the piano I still get confused very easily.
    I too play strictly for personal enjoyment, though I'm still a rookie.

  10. #44690
    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryZebra View Post
    I've never noticed gaming to be putting any more, or really any less, strain on my hands than playing the guitar. I did try set up common binds so my hands and fingers would be in a similar position though. It wasn't always possible, but I tried my best to make my binds as comfortable as I could. I also tend to take the time to stretch my hands and fingers before I start gaming, as well as when I get small breaks between rounds, while loading, looting etc. I'm not sure if it helps but it's never hurt (pun intended).

    That's not to say I won't ever get RSI, but my current set up hasn't ever given me any problems. If it's not broke, don't fix it.
    I honestly never took the time to make my binds more comfortable, I didn't think I could. The size of my hand (it's not huge, but my palm is pretty big and my fingers are somewhat short) and the position of the modifier keys (left ctrl, alt and shift) made it so my thumb and pinky on my left hand were being used constantly in pretty tight positions with consistent pressures to hold the keys down, usually sideways rather than normal movement "up+down" so to speak. The motions weren't at all like playing guitar, for me.

    With the gaming keypad, the positions and types of movement are a lot more consistent with how I play guitar.

    I'm glad you're not having issues and can enjoy the way you play. As you said, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Mine was apparently broken and it took some peripherals to fix it. I just try to advocate for people to not be afraid of spending money if they have to, to fix it, you're better off in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    I honestly never took the time to make my binds more comfortable, I didn't think I could. The size of my hand (it's not huge, but my palm is pretty big and my fingers are somewhat short) and the position of the modifier keys (left ctrl, alt and shift) made it so my thumb and pinky on my left hand were being used constantly in pretty tight positions with consistent pressures to hold the keys down, usually sideways rather than normal movement "up+down" so to speak. The motions weren't at all like playing guitar, for me.
    I never could get modifier keybinds to work. I used shift for out of combat stuff but felt uncomfortable using it constantly. That's why a mouse with more buttons is necessary to me but I never went so far as to get a Naga.

  12. #44692
    Got WAR to 70, thought i was finally done levelling again. Then realised i totally forgot PLD was still at 60. Well thats another bunch of roullettes to waste
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    I still have 6 classes left, currently on bard.

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    Just got DRG to 70, just have NIN left.

    Bard is pretty awesome IMO. One of my favorites.

  15. #44695
    NIN is okay till it gets its big new mechanic and then just falls off a cliff, and i mained NIN from 2.whatever to the launch of stormblood.
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  16. #44696
    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    I honestly never took the time to make my binds more comfortable, I didn't think I could.
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    I just try to advocate for people to not be afraid of spending money if they have to, to fix it, you're better off in the long run.
    Mine came about as a result of trial and error. I started off just binding things wherever, which resulted in some pretty stupid ones like Shift + O and Alt + F3. The ones I realised were bad quickly got changed to something better, and from there they gradually shifted over the years into what I use now.

    The skill lay outs have undergone a lot of itterations too, but I'm at the point now where I have a loose system of sorts. For example, survival cooldowns are on my F key, Shift + F, Ctrl + F etc from shortest cooldown to longest. That way it's always the same button no matter the Game/Class. Sometimes you don't have one and it just goes unused. I found what works for me and I stick to it.

    As for peripherals, in general they tend to always be worth the investment. I built my own Arcade Stick ~8 or so years ago now for about £120. It's still in perfect working order despite the repeated abuse it gets whenever I play. It will likely still be in working order 8 years further down the line from now. Admitedly, I have gone through three different chassis that I made myself for it, but those were largely due artistic choice. I mean, who else do you know who showed up to FGC events with a stick that had a drinks cup holder?

    The same is true for most other devices - Quality ones will survive pretty much anything you can throw at them with normal usage. You may be spending £100 on it now, but you'll still have it years from now. You definately get what you pay for. The exception, seemingly, being Xbox controllers - I used to break those like it was going out of style.

    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    Got WAR to 70, thought i was finally done levelling again. Then realised i totally forgot PLD was still at 60. Well thats another bunch of roullettes to waste
    Count yourself lucky, I've got just 4 Jobs at 70. Most are under 30 still. I do keep meaning to go finish off leveling with the 30% EXP preorder earing, but I can't seem to find the time or motivation to do it.

    I did finish WAR though, and, to be honest, I might just leave it at that. It's a fun job and tanks are always in demand .

  17. #44697
    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    NIN is okay till it gets its big new mechanic and then just falls off a cliff, and i mained NIN from 2.whatever to the launch of stormblood.
    Oh man that sucks, I was planning on NIN being my next job and my first melee job. Would you recommend any other melee jobs instead?

  18. #44698
    Quote Originally Posted by Ifeanychukwu View Post
    Oh man that sucks, I was planning on NIN being my next job and my first melee job. Would you recommend any other melee jobs instead?
    I find dragoon really solid and fun, though the way that Life of the Dragon builds can be a bit frustrating and it suffers the same issue as monk where dropping your stacks (and losing blood of the dragon, but timing has to be really bad for that to happen) just kills your DPS.

    I haven't played Monk so I can't give an opinion on that.

    Samurai is probably the "safest" melee DPS, the requirements on positionals is lenient (Resource generation, not damage), their rotation is very simple and set it stone, and their kit pulls together. The only warning is that Samurai tends to be unfavorite because they have zero party utility, just aggressively high damage, and even then mastering it and learning how to spend your resources and balance you Iajutsu at a competitive level is a bit more nuanced and research-worthy.

  19. #44699
    Quote Originally Posted by Veluren View Post
    I find dragoon really solid and fun, though the way that Life of the Dragon builds can be a bit frustrating and it suffers the same issue as monk where dropping your stacks (and losing blood of the dragon, but timing has to be really bad for that to happen) just kills your DPS.

    I haven't played Monk so I can't give an opinion on that.

    Samurai is probably the "safest" melee DPS, the requirements on positionals is lenient (Resource generation, not damage), their rotation is very simple and set it stone, and their kit pulls together. The only warning is that Samurai tends to be unfavorite because they have zero party utility, just aggressively high damage, and even then mastering it and learning how to spend your resources and balance you Iajutsu at a competitive level is a bit more nuanced and research-worthy.
    Nice, thanks for the advice! I think I'll go with the DRG next then as well as BRD on the side. It's honestly really awesome how you can level them all on a single character. I've been neglecting the MSQ and so much else just because I've been having so much fun trying out all the jobs.

  20. #44700
    Quote Originally Posted by Ifeanychukwu View Post
    Oh man that sucks, I was planning on NIN being my next job and my first melee job. Would you recommend any other melee jobs instead?
    I’m leveling NIN now as my last job to 70. The new mechanics are fine IMO, and don’t really change up the play style that much. It adds a couple new buttons to press instead of your normal combos and the level 70 skill (leveling in HoH so I’ve used it) isn’t bad, just weird to use. I’m enjoying it so far. Saying it falls off a cliff once you get the new skills seems a bit overstated, IMO. I “liked” all of the melee DPS, with Monk being the least and Samurai my most liked. None of them are bad. That said, it’s really easy to test drive them in Palace of the Dead or Heaven on High. I personally prefer SAM because of how fluidly it flows together, though DRG and NIN aren’t far behind.

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