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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayluck View Post
    Hey all.

    So I'm looking to get into this game and I got the free trial on PS4. But I have no idea where to start for guides or at least for getting into the game.

    Can anyone give me some pointers?
    most of the info on the game is in their lodestone, while some guides exist for powerlvling as an example majority of it is straight forward in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Money coming from one project doesn't mean all of it gets put back into that project. It's actually financially terrible as diminishing return sets in and better used to fund other products.
    I'm not suggesting to put everything back, but IMO glamour is one of the most prominent aspects of FFXIV. Letting it rot with such an asinine system while swimming in money just feels like disrespect towards playerbase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    This is true, but when there's a recognizable issue you'd think they'd want to deal with it eventually before it impacts their cash cow.

    Maybe not right NOW, but surely they're thinking about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogalicus View Post
    I'm not suggesting to put everything back, but IMO glamour is one of the most prominent aspects of FFXIV. Letting it rot with such an asinine system while swimming in money just feels like disrespect towards playerbase.
    As much as I'd enjoy and use the shit out of an improved glamour system, the current system is not game breaking IMO, just an annoyance. I'd be gloriously happy if they just allowed the same piece of gear to have multiple glamours applied to it so I could make my Red Mage and Summoner have separate sets applied or my Paladin and Dark Knight, or Astrologian and White Mage since tanks all share gear, healers all share gear and casters all share gear at max level aside from the respective class AF's of course.

    It's pretty obnoxious that my Red Mage can look incredibly dapper and sharp in her Red Mage AF but my Summoner looks like a patchwork quilt or circus clown, depending on the gear mixture.

    I'm sure that if people started citing the glamour system specifically as the reason they quit and enough people did it, they wouldn't hesitate to put more effort/ money towards it. As it stands now, the cost/benefit just may not be worth it according to their metrics.

    People would certainly appreciate it regardless, but if it takes as much time, money and effort as they're alluding to they have to balance that against other seemingly more important systems or changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    As much as I'd enjoy and use the shit out of an improved glamour system, the current system is not game breaking IMO, just an annoyance. I'd be gloriously happy if they just allowed the same piece of gear to have multiple glamours applied to it so I could make my Red Mage and Summoner have separate sets applied or my Paladin and Dark Knight, or Astrologian and White Mage since tanks all share gear, healers all share gear and casters all share gear at max level aside from the respective class AF's of course.

    It's pretty obnoxious that my Red Mage can look incredibly dapper and sharp in her Red Mage AF but my Summoner looks like a patchwork quilt or circus clown, depending on the gear mixture.

    I'm sure that if people started citing the glamour system specifically as the reason they quit and enough people did it, they wouldn't hesitate to put more effort/ money towards it. As it stands now, the cost/benefit just may not be worth it according to their metrics.

    People would certainly appreciate it regardless, but if it takes as much time, money and effort as they're alluding to they have to balance that against other seemingly more important systems or changes.
    You can already do that. You link a glamour plate to your gearset, it just won't apply the plate unless you're in an instanced town/city.

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    So I'm just doing the MSQ and roulettes to level at this point (65).

    Do I really lose anything, the open world quests are just so bad that it kills my enjoyment.

    Other than flying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasuuna View Post
    So I'm just doing the MSQ and roulettes to level at this point (65).

    Do I really lose anything, the open world quests are just so bad that it kills my enjoyment.

    Other than flying
    I'd reccomend doing the quests with pictures involved, so like if you talk to them and it shows a picture on the quest accept screen, those usually involve unlocks for beast tribes and other things, but other then that you can ignore the majority of side quests and fates and be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugna View Post
    I'd reccomend doing the quests with pictures involved, so like if you talk to them and it shows a picture on the quest accept screen, those usually involve unlocks for beast tribes and other things, but other then that you can ignore the majority of side quests and fates and be fine.
    apparently these are just high xp dailies for leveling alt, or is there something else to them.

    I'm content with my white mage so I probably won't even level another class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasuuna View Post
    apparently these are just high xp dailies for leveling alt, or is there something else to them.

    I'm content with my white mage so I probably won't even level another class
    other things included unlocks for other storylines like Doman Enclave etc its just a general good idea to do them so you don't hit many roadblocks in the future for stuff you want to unlock whether you think you will or won't.

    Beast tribes also help for more then just exp they can unlock glams, mounts, alternate ways to gain crafting resources or furniture for houses etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugna View Post
    other things included unlocks for other storylines like Doman Enclave etc its just a general good idea to do them so you don't hit many roadblocks in the future for stuff you want to unlock whether you think you will or won't.

    Beast tribes also help for more then just exp they can unlock glams, mounts, alternate ways to gain crafting resources or furniture for houses etc.
    my buddies are feeding me necessary crafting stuff, I'll have to take a loot at the glams tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasuuna View Post
    my buddies are feeding me necessary crafting stuff, I'll have to take a loot at the glams tho.
    i skipped all the beast tribe stuff, seems mostly like a waste of my time. I did only MSQ to 70 along with blue plus sign quests. (i got story boost and did dungeons from 15-60. 60-70 took about 3 days doing MSQ and roulettes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    Got down to London to see Distant Worlds, Susan Calloway on stage doing Answers and Dragonsong with the Royal Symphony Orchestra was great. Also lots of folks with their job pins on was neat to see. Surprised to hear a few people go 'but i thought the mmo was shut down?' in the intermission. Guess some folks just lost interest after the 1.0 "FF4.0" situation. Hell of an experience for a XIV fan though.
    Nice! I went to the London show back in 2017, it was a lot of fun! Did they play the opera from FF6? That was the highlight for me when I went. I hope to go again someday, though it'd be a lot easier if they came to play up in Edinburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Oblivion View Post
    i skipped all the beast tribe stuff, seems mostly like a waste of my time. I did only MSQ to 70 along with blue plus sign quests. (i got story boost and did dungeons from 15-60. 60-70 took about 3 days doing MSQ and roulettes)
    i gave up on msq at 52, friends payed to boost me through heavensward story, then I bought WHM to 60 and leveled my bard up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasuuna View Post
    i gave up on msq at 52, friends payed to boost me through heavensward story, then I bought WHM to 60 and leveled my bard up
    yeah im very glad i boosted and rushed to max level, have been having a ton of fun gearing and going through savage fights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    it just won't apply the plate unless you're in an instanced town/city.
    Which is absolutely idiotic and a restriction that needs to be done away with ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Which is absolutely idiotic and a restriction that needs to be done away with ASAP.
    I agree, It feels like such an unnecessary restriction. I hate getting a new piece of gear in a Dungeon and it making my outfit look shitty for a while XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham II View Post
    Nice! I went to the London show back in 2017, it was a lot of fun! Did they play the opera from FF6? That was the highlight for me when I went. I hope to go again someday, though it'd be a lot easier if they came to play up in Edinburgh.
    They did Dancing Mad on the huge organ, Heavensward, Dragonsong, Zanarkand, Suteki da ne, Chocobo Medley, Ignis' theme from his DLC and everything else was 7 music with 7 remake footage. Nice if you want to get excited for the remake, but shame stuff like the XI theme, the opera or any 8 music from past shows weren't included.
    http://theeorzeanfrontier.blogspot.co.uk/ Neckbeard rambling about this weeaboo trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    What's so great about that green robe? Looks quite ugly if you ask me and doesn't seem to fit a melee anyway.
    It depends entirely on your connection/like for the Templar (Holy) Knights from the FFT series. Since they're my favorite character and archetype (Hence why I play a PLD here and a Ret in WoW) The robed knight look is by far my favorite. It's why most of my glamours consist of trying to emulate it in some fashion.

    Having the ability to rock a robe like that and dye it different colors (say Red for a Wiegraf look, Purple for a Vormav, and Green for an Izlude) is a big win to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Kami Dende View Post
    I had the exact same thoughts.

    I wish in Shadowbringers they'd give solo Player Limit breaks. Just have it like the adrenaline bar in PvP. Would be cool for solo player instance story area quests.
    Solo limit breaks would need to be actually interesting to use and meaningful, but I could definitely get behind the concept, and have even proposed it once before in a theoretical "how would Wreck design it" sometime back in early HW.

    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    They did Dancing Mad on the huge organ, Heavensward, Dragonsong, Zanarkand, Suteki da ne, Chocobo Medley, Ignis' theme from his DLC and everything else was 7 music with 7 remake footage. Nice if you want to get excited for the remake, but shame stuff like the XI theme, the opera or any 8 music from past shows weren't included.
    When I went to DW (I think 2014?), FF14 wasn't really in the script yet, but I did get to see Nobuo come out on stage and play his favorite song on the organ. He chose World of Ruin? I think it's called the world map theme from FF6. Supposedly at the time it was the first time he performed in the US.

    What I'd give for a Answers with Susan though.

  18. #45038
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecktangle View Post
    Solo limit breaks would need to be actually interesting to use and meaningful, but I could definitely get behind the concept, and have even proposed it once before in a theoretical "how would Wreck design it" sometime back in early HW.
    I wouldn't even need them to be interesting, I'd just like the Class specific ones maybe at a weaker version to not make it too broken. So many cool looking LB's yet I rarely ever get to see them on my Class because Someone else always inevitably jumps the gun and uses the LB at like 15% boss HP.



    It feels like a waste not being able to see these more often.

  19. #45039
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    You can already do that. You link a glamour plate to your gearset, it just won't apply the plate unless you're in an instanced town/city.
    I haven't touched the glamour plate system yet, I didn't pay much attention to it when it was rolled out as it just looked like a more complicated way to do what could already be done...I'll definitely have to check that out tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    You can already do that. You link a glamour plate to your gearset, it just won't apply the plate unless you're in an instanced town/city.
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Which is absolutely idiotic and a restriction that needs to be done away with ASAP.
    Do you mean that you can't apply the glamour unless you're in a town/city or that the glamour won't show up unless you're in an instanced town/city? I'm guessing it's the former....just have to ask, because I've seen some really stupid shit in MMO's like this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Kami Dende View Post
    I wouldn't even need them to be interesting, I'd just like the Class specific ones maybe at a weaker version to not make it too broken. So many cool looking LB's yet I rarely ever get to see them on my Class because Someone else always inevitably jumps the gun and uses the LB at like 15% boss HP.



    It feels like a waste not being able to see these more often.
    100% agreed.

    There are some amazing looking Limit Breaks. I can't remember ever seeing the Machinist one, I don't really remember what the Summoner one REALLY looks like, I don't know if I've ever seen the Warrior one, and I honestly haven't paid enough attention to know the difference in animations between the Healers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    I haven't touched the glamour plate system yet, I didn't pay much attention to it when it was rolled out as it just looked like a more complicated way to do what could already be done...I'll definitely have to check that out tonight.
    Honestly the Glam Plate system is amazing. Being able to set up an entire look with dyes included to apply in any city is awesome. Since once you have the Plate you don't have to use Prisms or dye on any new pieces of gear if you want to keep the exact look.

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