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    HW is free on all platforms, so if yall know anybody who is looking to continue their lvling but doesn't seem to have money to buy HW or SB then there ya go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    That is pretty sad though, that those were consecutive runs. I'll need to get ACT and configure it to not be so intrusive so I can have that kind of information as a reference. That's about the only thing I use Recount for in WoW anymore...and apparently no one uses Recount anymore, just found that out. LOL.
    If you value you sanity, avoid it. If you're happy as it is now, don't rock that boat for knowledge. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

    Nothing tilts me and gets me logging off FF14 worse than seeing my DF dungeon run take nearly 30 minutes, when the day before it was 11.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    I loved the initial comments like this being delayed means Shadowbringers will be bad...

    Although Reddit never ceases to amaze me sometimes.
    To be fair, it's not like Golden week just popped up out of no where. It's one of JP's like major holidays? Even if it's not a red flag to delay due to workers taking Holiday, it's a red flag to not take that into consideration when setting the deadline. Either way it's a lose lose and DOES indicate that there is something amiss, even if it's trivial.

    As someone who works in business and manages a content development pipeline that nearly 12,000 employees see daily, when I set deadlines these things are taken into consideration. As things near Christmas time/FYE (nov for us), you'd be stupid to try and push anything major out during it, so your option is to rally resources to push earlier, or push later. Same thing for other major Holidays, or like the summer.

    This is just looking at things in a vacuum. Once you add the current drama with rushed races, the general atmosphere of the playerbase and the dumpster fire that was Eureka; is probably why confidence isn't exactly at an all time high.

    Eh Eureka was a flat out mess. It started off good, went stupid with Pagos and reeled it back in to bearable at least with Pyros and Hydatos. Overall for me Eureka ended up being a 7/10. Story was actually somewhat interesting in Hydatos and Baldesion Arsenal was pretty cool.

    But yeah imo should have had it ready for 4.15. Was a bit sad not getting to start my relic as per usual.

    But hell they flat out went out of their way to be apologetic about it. I respect that at least.

    But let's see if they continue Eureka style relic content or go back to traditional for now. Either way I don't mind personally.
    Apologetic is nice and all, but if you have to do it all the time it gets old really fast. I used to be really endeared by Yoshi's apologies, but they're far too frequent I feel like to really be impacted by them now.

    Eureka might have been a 7/10 for me conceptually, but had so MANY glaring flaws from an implementation standpoint that I honestly can't give it more than a 2/10, and it only gets a 2 because of the level design teams. Different strokes for different folks though, but there's very little denying that Eureka was riddled with intern level design flaws throughout the entire expansion. Shit like being forced to go through each one, no level sync, no multi open/turn in stuff, the portals nonsense, and just a general bunch of things that didn't even matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecktangle View Post
    If you value you sanity, avoid it. If you're happy as it is now, don't rock that boat for knowledge. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

    Nothing tilts me and gets me logging off FF14 worse than seeing my DF dungeon run take nearly 30 minutes, when the day before it was 11.
    This doesn't really bother me all that much, it really just gives me an incentive to speak up and ask/check why we're going so slow. i'm going to be playing anyway, might as well use my brain to figure something out or help someone while I'm at it.

    To be fair, it's not like Golden week just popped up out of no where. It's one of JP's like major holidays? Even if it's not a red flag to delay due to workers taking Holiday, it's a red flag to not take that into consideration when setting the deadline. Either way it's a lose lose and DOES indicate that there is something amiss, even if it's trivial.

    As someone who works in business and manages a content development pipeline that nearly 12,000 employees see daily, when I set deadlines these things are taken into consideration. As things near Christmas time/FYE (nov for us), you'd be stupid to try and push anything major out during it, so your option is to rally resources to push earlier, or push later. Same thing for other major Holidays, or like the summer.

    This is just looking at things in a vacuum. Once you add the current drama with rushed races, the general atmosphere of the playerbase and the dumpster fire that was Eureka; is probably why confidence isn't exactly at an all time high.
    ^This. I promise you this didn't sneak up on them, someone dropped a ball somewhere and they're having to announce it being late and blaming it on Golden Week rather than whatever project management/ work flow fuck up actually caused it.

    Apologetic is nice and all, but if you have to do it all the time it gets old really fast. I used to be really endeared by Yoshi's apologies, but they're far too frequent I feel like to really be impacted by them now.

    Eureka might have been a 7/10 for me conceptually, but had so MANY glaring flaws from an implementation standpoint that I honestly can't give it more than a 2/10, and it only gets a 2 because of the level design teams. Different strokes for different folks though, but there's very little denying that Eureka was riddled with intern level design flaws throughout the entire expansion. Shit like being forced to go through each one, no level sync, no multi open/turn in stuff, the portals nonsense, and just a general bunch of things that didn't even matter.
    I have to agree with this. Apologies are nice, but doing something you don't have to apologize for is even better.

    Eureka was overall pretty terrible IMO, it was tolerable in the beginning with Anemos, but "tolerable" shouldn't be a design intention. The only reasons people did it had nothing to do with game play or engagement. If the relic wasn't tied to it I doubt it would have even been half as "popular" as it was.

    I'm kind of sad I didn't see the whole story because I was intrigued by it, but there's no way in hell that I'm slogging through Pagos and beyond to see it.

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    Oh my this game just got me right in the feels...

    Just the story line for The Vault and watched Lord Haurchefant save my life and then die holding my hand. First character I've actually felt appreciated the warrior of light and just view them as a weapon but saw that you're not just a hero but a person behind the title. Will miss him from now on


    Also does anyone play on Phoenix EU? Could use more friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellyead View Post
    Oh my this game just got me right in the feels...

    Just the story line for The Vault and watched Lord Haurchefant save my life and then die holding my hand. First character I've actually felt appreciated the warrior of light and just view them as a weapon but saw that you're not just a hero but a person behind the title. Will miss him from now on


    Also does anyone play on Phoenix EU? Could use more friends
    That's what he gets for using a lvl 1 glam shield to try and save you but seriously I hope hauchbro is somewhere when we go to the first he wont recognize us but we will know him well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellyead View Post
    Just the story line for The Vault and watched Lord Haurchefant save my life and then die holding my hand. First character I've actually felt appreciated the warrior of light and just view them as a weapon but saw that you're not just a hero but a person behind the title. Will miss him from now on
    I'm actually surprised why people like him so much, not only he barely had any time in MSQ, but voice acting also sounded like he was having climax just by standing next to WoL.
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    They never found one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogalicus View Post
    I'm actually surprised why people like him so much, not only he barely had any time in MSQ, but voice acting also sounded like he was having climax just by standing next to WoL.
    Mostly because he didn't want anything out of us. Just wanted to be our friend and help us out. Scions and all the others usually had ulterior motives for us.

    That's why I like him personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellyead View Post
    Oh my this game just got me right in the feels...
    I admit, tears were shed after that dungeon. Not only because of his death but also because of the pain I saw in Ifalnas eyes.

    Then I got a bit pissed that she didn't even try to heal him. Really wished DEVs would take class into account.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogalicus View Post
    I'm actually surprised why people like him so much, not only he barely had any time in MSQ, but voice acting also sounded like he was having climax just by standing next to WoL.
    Well he did kinda flirt with Ifalna, telling a freezing cat who hates the cold that there is always a place for her at his fireplace.
    That in itself was enough to win her friendship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    I admit, tears were shed after that dungeon. Not only because of his death but also because of the pain I saw in Ifalnas eyes.

    Then I got a bit pissed that she didn't even try to heal him. Really wished DEVs would take class into account.



    Well he did kinda flirt with Ifalna, telling a freezing cat who hates the cold that there is always a place for her at his fireplace.
    That in itself was enough to win her friendship.
    You are talking about a company that puts things like Phoenix Down and Life spells in their products but then have things like permadeath whenever plot needs it.
    I remember back to U.S. FF2 when the twins turn themselves to stone and can’t be cured by a Soft because they made themselves that way on purpose but then brought them in at the end of the game.
    Don’t misunderstand me, I love Final Fantasy games up to 12, but they put in some major plot holes in their own stories quite frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    You are talking about a company that puts things like Phoenix Down and Life spells in their products but then have things like permadeath whenever plot needs it.
    I remember back to U.S. FF2 when the twins turn themselves to stone and can’t be cured by a Soft because they made themselves that way on purpose but then brought them in at the end of the game.
    Don’t misunderstand me, I love Final Fantasy games up to 12, but they put in some major plot holes in their own stories quite frequently.
    It's a bit odd, but when you start licking the ground and tanking it you aren't actually considered 'dead'. You're considered incapacitated which is what Phoenix down/Raise and their equivalents recover from, not actual death. Obviously it's just warrior of light plot armor and cause gameplay for the most part, but people dying is a common occurrence in this game's universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    It's a bit odd, but when you start licking the ground and tanking it you aren't actually considered 'dead'. You're considered incapacitated which is what Phoenix down/Raise and their equivalents recover from, not actual death. Obviously it's just warrior of light plot armor and cause gameplay for the most part, but people dying is a common occurrence in this game's universe.
    Aye.

    We had Tellah in 4, Shadow (choice) in 6, Aeris in 7, Galuf in 5 and Noctis in 15 among many more.

    Phoenix downs are explained really well imo and in this game despite a bit of plot armor it is arguably the best MMORPG out there in terms of story imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Aye.

    We had Tellah in 4, Shadow (choice) in 6, Aeris in 7, Galuf in 5 and Noctis in 15 among many more.

    Phoenix downs are explained really well imo and in this game despite a bit of plot armor it is arguably the best MMORPG out there in terms of story imo.
    Apparently, there's been a super secret way to get Aeris back in your party in FF7 that was only recently (unless it's been hiding really well for a while, the video is recent) discovered. Watched a video about it the other day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEAFxjqr-E

    That said, yeah, it's kind of weird how often there seems to be some plot holes like this in the games, but especially this one where you could be playing a healing class but yet still have people dying near or around you that you are perfectly capable of healing.

    I know it's to advance then plot and such, and make it consistent across multiple classes, but it still feels weird when those events occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    Apparently, there's been a super secret way to get Aeris back in your party in FF7 that was only recently (unless it's been hiding really well for a while, the video is recent) discovered. Watched a video about it the other day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEAFxjqr-E

    That said, yeah, it's kind of weird how often there seems to be some plot holes like this in the games, but especially this one where you could be playing a healing class but yet still have people dying near or around you that you are perfectly capable of healing.

    I know it's to advance then plot and such, and make it consistent across multiple classes, but it still feels weird when those events occur.
    Mate come on. Look at the date on the video. I ain't that gullible.

    Also kinda saw it back then too and admittedly made me chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Mate come on. Look at the date on the video. I ain't that gullible.

    Also kinda saw it back then too and admittedly made me chuckle.
    That and his "friend's" name Pillar of So is an anagram for April Fools

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    7 levels of WAR to go, then my cat will have everything maxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Mate come on. Look at the date on the video. I ain't that gullible.

    Also kinda saw it back then too and admittedly made me chuckle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    That and his "friend's" name Pillar of So is an anagram for April Fools
    I honestly didn't check the date on the video first, lol. Thought the folks here would find it funny, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    7 levels of WAR to go, then my cat will have everything maxed.
    Just finished my character off a couple weeks back, was very satisfying. Now I'm playing through the Stormblood story on an alt character to see the whole story again since I haven't seen it since SB launched. It's been pretty fun.

    Going to start farming poetics and getting level 60 gear for Dancer and Gunbreaker, as that's where I think they'll start.

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    Dinged 70 for the first time yesterday. Finished my class quest, now to figure out what i want to do. I will push the MSQ some more, but maybe not grind it as hard as i did to level. Probably going to work on cosmetic stuff for now.
    We live in an era of "me versus them", an era where something is done that you don't like means you are personally attacked. People whine too much.
    Let us play video games and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwulf View Post
    Dinged 70 for the first time yesterday. Finished my class quest, now to figure out what i want to do. I will push the MSQ some more, but maybe not grind it as hard as i did to level. Probably going to work on cosmetic stuff for now.
    Just work your way to item level 360 is my advice.

    Because that way you can at least do the entire MSQ at once since some fights do require item levels to entry such as trials/dungeons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Just work your way to item level 360 is my advice.

    Because that way you can at least do the entire MSQ at once since some fights do require item levels to entry such as trials/dungeons.
    Any tips for a newbie?
    We live in an era of "me versus them", an era where something is done that you don't like means you are personally attacked. People whine too much.
    Let us play video games and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwulf View Post
    Any tips for a newbie?
    Mendacity is the current uncapped currency and awards 360 gear. Genesis is the 900 capped one and gives you 390 gear.

    At 355 you can do Alphascape (current Normal Raid Wing) for 380 pieces.

    If you have a bit of gil you could probably pick up the odd 380 hq crafted piece or two.

    There is Eureka Anemos where you can upgrade your 290 job gear to 355 and later stages where you can get 380 gear. (Is a tad grindy)

    Unless I'm forgetting something that's most of it. There is catchup in this game but it's not as basically handed to you as other games is the best way of describing it. You have to put a bit of legwork in be it farming Mendacity a bit hard, Eureka or Alphascape.
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