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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    That's a shame, kind of like some PvP in my MMO's. Oh well there are alternatives
    The pvp is actually pretty fun but really only doable once a new carrot is dangled in front of players. Its usually good for about a month during such events.

    WoW's pvp is still ultimately better but I like FFXIV's solo queue ranked arena system much much more than Blizzard's always mandatory grouped ranked bullshit they refuse to never budge on for whatever dumb reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Definitely was not like that for me. At around 76 I had to start running daily dungeons again in order to keep up.
    I had the same thing happen to me when the expansion first launched. But just adding the leveling roulette and MSQ roulette pretty much kept me good to go for the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minteK917 View Post
    Been a while for ARR here, but shadowbringer no way, i was lvl 80 before i even had the quest for Mt. Gulg and all i did was follow the MSQ and the story dungeons.
    I have about 5 friends leveling right now; we're on a server with double xp.

    EACH ONE had to grind a bit in shadowbringers, as the main story didn't give enough XP.


    @All: How many relic weapons did you get? I spent the first three days of my holidays to farm it for 12 jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pannonian View Post
    @All: How many relic weapons did you get? I spent the first three days of my holidays to farm it for 12 jobs
    I have 4 (DNC, SCH, SMN, MCH) currently, but I also only have 5 jobs total at level 80 so I consider that pretty decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listo95 View Post
    I have 4 (DNC, SCH, SMN, MCH) currently, but I also only have 5 jobs total at level 80 so I consider that pretty decent.
    Found it quite nice that its only 1k poetics. Especially if you get a job to 80 you can instantly equip a 485 weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pannonian View Post
    @All: How many relic weapons did you get? I spent the first three days of my holidays to farm it for 12 jobs
    2 combat relics WHM and Dork Knight.
    2 gathering relics MIN/BOT (ugh)
    1 crafting relic GSM

    The rest will come with time, since I still have classes to level, poetics will pile up anyway and I will "finance" the crafting ones via weekly deliveries, can't be arsed to grind for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pannonian View Post
    I have about 5 friends leveling right now; we're on a server with double xp.

    EACH ONE had to grind a bit in shadowbringers, as the main story didn't give enough XP.


    @All: How many relic weapons did you get? I spent the first three days of my holidays to farm it for 12 jobs
    MSQ for the current expansion is never enough by itself, and I promise the double xp doesn't extend into the current expansions content.

    I haven't touched the game since the patch, so I have zero relic weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    I haven't touched the game since the patch, so I have zero relic weapons.
    The first stage Shadowbringers relics are really easy to get. You get the first one just for doing some casual story quests for an hour, and then after that you buy the other classes first stage relics for poetics. They are ilevel 485 weapons with 5 materia slots (compared to the base Eden weapons, which are ilevel 490, have 2 materia slots, and are timegated behind doing E4 once a week for seven weeks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    The first stage Shadowbringers relics are really easy to get. You get the first one just for doing some casual story quests for an hour, and then after that you buy the other classes first stage relics for poetics. They are ilevel 485 weapons with 5 materia slots (compared to the base Eden weapons, which are ilevel 490, have 2 materia slots, and are timegated behind doing E4 once a week for seven weeks).
    That sounds pretty great for me. Getting higher ilevel weapons for classes was always an issue for me since I'm a seriously casual player that is only really in it to experience the story. I don't mind a tomestone grind, that's easy and really painless, since it happens organically as you play anyway.

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    Grand Company Seals are proving to be more difficult to gather than i first would have guessed, going to have to pick up a craft for those probably.

    One thing i do find a bit annoying in this game is the scaling in dungeons, i am finally at a level a BLM is fun and being scaled back from 40+ to 20 is well annoying, since also i need to readjust my hotbars. Is this something i am going to have to experience all the time, even when going into new expansion content?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Grand Company Seals are proving to be more difficult to gather than i first would have guessed, going to have to pick up a craft for those probably.
    You can get GC Seals from Levequests at certain outposts that are specifically GC Leves.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w..._Company_Leves

    You can also get them for turning in unused/unwanted/extra gear at your GC quartermaster.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w...mpany#Missions

    It shouldn't take more than 15-30 minutes to get enough seals to get your chocobo.

    You also get them for completing the GC Hunting Log. Using Twin Adder as an example.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w...er_Hunting_Log

    Hope this helps.

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    One thing i do find a bit annoying in this game is the scaling in dungeons, i am finally at a level a BLM is fun and being scaled back from 40+ to 20 is well annoying, since also i need to readjust my hotbars. Is this something i am going to have to experience all the time, even when going into new expansion content?
    You get scaled down to the level of the dungeons, so it will happen pretty frequently if you choose to do the roulettes.

    It shouldn't impact your hotbars overly much as many new abilities override old ones.

    Honestly though, if you plan on doing the roulettes (which I promise you will, as they're somewhat needed in order to get tomestones) I'd just find a way to organize your hot bars in a way that makes sense in all scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    You can get GC Seals from Levequests at certain outposts that are specifically GC Leves.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w..._Company_Leves

    You can also get them for turning in unused/unwanted/extra gear at your GC quartermaster.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w...mpany#Missions

    It shouldn't take more than 15-30 minutes to get enough seals to get your chocobo.

    You also get them for completing the GC Hunting Log. Using Twin Adder as an example.

    https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/w...er_Hunting_Log

    Hope this helps.

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    You get scaled down to the level of the dungeons, so it will happen pretty frequently if you choose to do the roulettes.

    It shouldn't impact your hotbars overly much as many new abilities override old ones.

    Honestly though, if you plan on doing the roulettes (which I promise you will, as they're somewhat needed in order to get tomestones) I'd just find a way to organize your hot bars in a way that makes sense in all scenarios.
    Oh i am not worried about the chocobo, i have that was just levelling my rank to get access to the next hunting log part. Didn't know about the gear so that's something i can consider.


    Perhaps the higher i get the more skills get replaced, right now i am setting up my hotbars in such a matter. Beyond that my main pet peeve is that it makes a class that has gotten fun back very basic and unfun, as in i am spamming one spell.

    Edit: I also made the mistake of looking up how far i am from heavensward quests, I am now in queue for Garuda.... I should not have looked :x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Perhaps the higher i get the more skills get replaced, right now i am setting up my hotbars in such a matter. Beyond that my main pet peeve is that it makes a class that has gotten fun back very basic and unfun, as in i am spamming one spell.
    I definitely know the feeling, like AST below level 30 is boring as fuck since no card system, NIN isn't bad but gets a lot better at 54+, and prolly others I can't think of right now.

    Also this is how I have my BLM bars set up (for KBM) so maybe it could give you an idea on how to set up yours.
    https://imgur.com/H0XDUlR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Oh i am not worried about the chocobo, i have that was just levelling my rank to get access to the next hunting log part. Didn't know about the gear so that's something i can consider.


    Perhaps the higher i get the more skills get replaced, right now i am setting up my hotbars in such a matter. Beyond that my main pet peeve is that it makes a class that has gotten fun back very basic and unfun, as in i am spamming one spell.

    Edit: I also made the mistake of looking up how far i am from heavensward quests, I am now in queue for Garuda.... I should not have looked :x
    Yeah, Unfortunately BLM is one of the worst ones because of just how profoundly the rotation is impacted by the reversions. Other classes aren't nearly impacted as much, they mainly just have less to do, rather than outright changing what you do.

    And lol....yeah you're in for a ride. Rest assured, if you enjoy the story aspect, it's absolutely worth it. Heavensward story is head and shoulders above the ARR story in terms of quality and epic-ness. And it's honestly not THAT bad..it's just a bit tedious. Stay in dungeon queue while you're doing them to break up the monotony, and it should go pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listo95 View Post
    I definitely know the feeling, like AST below level 30 is boring as fuck since no card system, NIN isn't bad but gets a lot better at 54+, and prolly others I can't think of right now.

    Also this is how I have my BLM bars set up (for KBM) so maybe it could give you an idea on how to set up yours.
    https://imgur.com/H0XDUlR
    This how i manage mine for now, muscle memory be damned though.

    https://imgur.com/lyHflKP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    Yeah, Unfortunately BLM is one of the worst ones because of just how profoundly the rotation is impacted by the reversions. Other classes aren't nearly impacted as much, they mainly just have less to do, rather than outright changing what you do.

    And lol....yeah you're in for a ride. Rest assured, if you enjoy the story aspect, it's absolutely worth it. Heavensward story is head and shoulders above the ARR story in terms of quality and epic-ness. And it's honestly not THAT bad..it's just a bit tedious. Stay in dungeon queue while you're doing them to break up the monotony, and it should go pretty quickly.
    Well i have been playing Final Fantasy for as long i can remember and even other Jrpg's since as early as the PS1 era ones.

    So i don't mind the story and it is slowly getting more interesting, i simply did not expect it to be that many quests between level 50 and the first expansion. Especially since everyone is speaking of such an increase in quality once you move past this.

    Oh well my work is on hold till the 1st of May, so i have some free time.

    And as for the BLM, yeah is such a shame cause how it plays now even got me interested in playing a caster back again in other mmo's, something i haven't done in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Perhaps the higher i get the more skills get replaced, right now i am setting up my hotbars in such a matter. Beyond that my main pet peeve is that it makes a class that has gotten fun back very basic and unfun, as in i am spamming one spell.
    Yup, that'll always be a problem. They made it a bit better in ShB where most of the abilities transform into another with traits or get new effects with traits so you don't have to move keybinds too much but this is something you will always run into since roulettes pick from all content you've unlocked not just from specific level brackets or expansions like WoW. Personally by now I've got every job set up in ways that syncing down doesn't interrupt the flow of gameplay anymore but it took me a while of playing all jobs and getting used to them to do that.

    And yeah I don't think Garuda is even halfway through ARR if you add the patch quests. Most people despise ARR but I didn't mind it all. Everything you go through in those patches makes the ending of ARR a lot better imo and sets up story points that remain consistent and relevant even up to ShB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    Grand Company Seals are proving to be more difficult to gather than i first would have guessed, going to have to pick up a craft for those probably.

    One thing i do find a bit annoying in this game is the scaling in dungeons, i am finally at a level a BLM is fun and being scaled back from 40+ to 20 is well annoying, since also i need to readjust my hotbars. Is this something i am going to have to experience all the time, even when going into new expansion content?
    I had to pull blizzard 1 out of my bars when i do roulettes on BLM (can't wait to cap it and never touch it again)

    level 58 or 60 you give fire IV and thats when the class becomes at least decently fun to play.

    Having to weave Fire I to maintain your buff with sharpcast to proc Fire III is quite enjoyable
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    On another note, i am a bit disappointed that wizard hats don't show up on my hrothgar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    This how i manage mine for now, muscle memory be damned though.

    https://imgur.com/lyHflKP
    Yeah something I always do whenever I get a job to 30 I plan out my entire hotbar. If you weren't aware even if you haven't learned the skill yet you can place it on your bars. For example on those bars my BLM is only 71 so I don't have the abilities on 9, Shift+8, and 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    It shouldn't take more than 15-30 minutes to get enough seals to get your chocobo.
    You don't need to farm seals for your chocobo anymore. The msq after joining a grand company gives you 300.

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