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The GCD feels clunky as fuck to begin with, but honestly it's just something you have to muscle through.
Instead of focusing on when you can next execute a move, in the time available try to instead appreciate the beautiful work that has gone into the physical and spell animations. I'm always in constant awe of them.
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Dumping some screenshots I've taken in time in FFXIV: ARR.
I recently returned from a hiatus with a new PC, so the graphics in these screenshots aren't too hot, but the scenery of the game is not the less beautiful.
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The thread I've been waiting for, but never occurred to me to make myself. >>85378
For a brand new spanking character, just follow the main story quest lines and do the occasional odd side quest, and you'll level just fine. Do the Novice Hall at level 15 though, you get a really sweet ring that will give you a % exp bonus until level 30 and good stats. Also, if you want to do recruit-a-friend thing you can get bonuses for it as well, including a circlet that gives you % bonus exp to level 25.
Here's a shitty screenshot of when the static I'm in cleared A5S a few weeks ago!
I'd say the community in FF14 overall is waaaay better than most. I've never played WOW, but I did play TERA. the community in FF14 is older, so you're less likely to run into annoying shithead teenagers/pre-teens. There's a lot of different ways to stay social in the game, including having 1 free company (a guild basically), and up to 8 different link shells, which are basically like chat rooms that can hold up to 250 people each. So you can make your own/join link shells for just social things, or role playing, or raiding, etc etc etc.
Also, a lot depends on your server. some servers are known for certain things, like Gilgamesh is the "raiding server" and Balmung is the "role-playing server" faerie being the "LGBT friendly server" and so on. I'm in Aether world obviously, so that's just the ones I know of personally.
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The community is great imo. I've been playing since its re-release in 2013 and since then I've only really had one truly negative experience in which some pussy lolDRG refused to follow tactics, kept dying, and then blamed me as the healer and called me a little bitch.
Ended up doing the rest of the dungeon with him dead and crying the entire time (picture related kek).
Most everybody seems to be really kind and helpful, and I especially love raiding because people are always chatty and making jokes about the raid bosses.
Today I was in a high level area grinding with a party of people for required items/crystals. The party leader was level 60 and already had all the crystals they needed, but stuck around for 2+ hours and transported everybody across the map and directed the party to the next grinding location just because they wanted to help out. Didn't benefit them at all, they just did it to be nice.
I've been on two servers, Moogle and Lich EU, but those are my general experiences so far. People are really friendly.
I tried TERA once and I get exactly what you mean though. I only played for a small amount of time but the game was loaded with a disproportionate amount of aggressive, rude players who made playing the game a chore, and WoW's playerbase is now split between casual noobs who don't know what the fuck they're doing and cba to learn, and vintage players who are angry about how casualised the game has become but are too sentimental to leave.
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>"Oh, do not look at me so. A smile better suits a hero…"
Liek if u cri evrytiem ;__; (a fucking tear leaked down my face for real IRL when I got to this part in the story)
Good to hear, I don't wanna be a hardcore player anymore since I have a very busy job. Just some dungeons when I have free time and chatting with folks, looks like this game will be good for that. >>85401
I see, maybe I'll do the recruit a friend thing with one of you people, don't have any friends playing this game.
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well here's a friend code if you want!
I play on Siren server, it's a medium sized NA server in the Aether database. I'd say it's a friendly, not terribly hardcore server.
I'll never forget it because I had a troll spoiler it for me on day 2 of release… I got into the Valut and everyone was new except the tank, and right before he left the dungeon he spoiled the cutscene :/
I rarely have bad dungeon experiences, but that one was pretty lame.
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I was discussing with my boyfriend the other day that what it is about FFXIV: ARR that has allowed it to successfully break away from the WoW mould and set itself up as a successful, independent MMO.
One of the big things we came to was the storytelling aspect. In WoW when a cutscene occurs it's almost exclusively just a case of you watching the big, main players like Varian Wrynn or Garrosh Hellscream stomp around, but your character got very little screentime. Despite this during Cataclysm they implemented this change where suddenly you were the HERO. You were no longer this little scrub running around in mismatched gear doing pleb jobs for random NPC's, you were the HERO and you were SO IMPORTANT and all of your actions were supposed to be super instrumental to the game, and yet…. it never felt like you were actually anything special. The game became linear as fuck and that wall of fantasy was broken down every time you entered into a city and found yourself surrounded by hundreds of players geared exactly the same way all doing exactly the same quests.
What FFXIV: ARR has done differently is that your character is actually present in the vast majority of cutscenes WITH all the main characters. You see your character react and develop emotionally in tandem with the development of the plot, and even 'when' you do hit max level, you still get random NPC questgivers who don't know who the fuck you are shittalking you and telling you go out and find their wayward niece and if you're lucky they'll pay you 200 Gil for the trouble, not like in WoW the way every NPC questgiver began being like "O-OH MY, HERO, IT'S YOU, THE HERO! HERO, YOU MUST DO THIS THING, THE FATE OF THE WORLD DEPENDS ON IT"…. whilst their were like 6 guys behind you all picking the exact same quest.
The class system is A+ and the FUCKING HILDIBRAND QUESTS ARE SO FUCKING FUNNY O LAWD
That's something I actually really appreciate about the game; it has a genuine sense of humour.
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>I don't wanna be a hardcore player anymore since I have a very busy job. Just some dungeons when I have free time and chatting with folks
It is very much the kind of game you can jump in and out of with ease.>>85408
EU you say :^)
I could give you a friend code, friend….
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Here's an EU recruitment code. If you sign up we both get extra rewards.
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>>85411>it has a genuine sense of humour.
So true. Some FATE names have genuinely made me laugh out loud, pic related.
They've been running a free log in campaign, you get up to 96 hours free until Wednesday, April 14, 2016.
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Oh fucking hell, the FATE names, some of them make me legit squark out loud.
Anyway, idk about the rest of you, but the best part of the game for me is hands down the stunning scenery and landscape. Dumping some screenshots.
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Sage because this thread is dead as fuck, but on the off chance anyone else ever reads this thread ever again it would be cool to befriend some farmers in game if you're on Balmung or Cactuar. Stormblood is hype as fuck btw.
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Reviving this dead thread.
try using fan control software as "speedfan". you can monitor the temperature and the fan speed. I'd also suggest not letting the laptop turn itself off, because it's damaging the system.
computers are usually far more cheap than laptops by the way.
Thanks alot, mate.
I tend to use laptops most of the time because i travel alot, that's the problem. :P
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Posting my new glamour!
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Also posting some older screenshots I enjoyed putting together.
If anyone's on Siren, I'd be glad to befriend you.
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I know this thread has been dead but someone on the FFXIV scene has been outed as a alleged pedo rapist degenerate. I always thought people who modded the game to RP were weird but to think there were absolute whackos is scary https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZCZq8DPNzRUzsiAc7t05Avkle5Bb1W9aJn2aSVttjp8/mobilebasic
For some reason FF just creates cults. It’s like every FC will become toxic
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The very popular FF14 streamer/YTer GoldenTot was outed as cheating on his girlfriend and being a general abusive
, man-child scumbag. She posted a 9 page google doc.https://twitter.com/anhyuwu/status/1350269750966943744?s=20
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1/9 probably won't post the whole thing because it's long as fuck but this dude is nasty.
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The elezen man is 100% Fourchenault Leveilleur. He's probably an asshole, but I'm looking forward to meeting him.
What are you working on right now in game while we wait for 6.0? I want to try and get the two seater mecha dragon, but I'm suffering in PuG hell since learning parties are slow but easy going and farm parties are fast but there's always a bunch of impatient assholes.
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Anons I finally converted after being a long term Wowtard. I want to be social and get into RPing this time, but I'm also interested in raiding/hardcore content. As I have no irls who are veterans I feel a bit lost.
Does any anon wanna show me the ropes? I'm currently working thru the story as a BLM on Balmung (Crystal).
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>>157230>tfw BLM main on Chaos
Wish I could help you out anon, lemme visit you when world center visit is a thing in Endwalker. Though if you want to become a raider first try some extremes through duty/party finder, always make sure to add people you get along with (you can find them in contacts). As for RP, each server is different. Besides Limsa you can find people in Gridania (near the main crystal there are always some awesome bards, you can request them to play song from the game or whatnot) or in adventurer's guild in Ul'dah. Don't rush through msq and do blue quests. Some really iconic dungeons, trials and game mechs are locked behind blue quests, as well as all raids basically. I would recommend giving crafting/gathering a shot. The rotation can be quite fun, and if you start early you'll br rich af sooner. Make sure to look up your rotation as BLM's levelling is a clusterfuck, it changes completely every 10 levels lol. Just spend as much time in fire phase as possible and always cast something, even if scythe (remove that skill from your hotbar around level 70 though, unless you get into deep dungeons). If you have any problems with your skills feel free to ask!
Welcome to Eorzea!
Wah you can't visit cross data center?! I'm having fun. I'm lvl 52 literally just finished ARR. I do feel like I have to rush content lol Right now I feel lame bc everyone just blows thru everything at lightning speed hahaa
Do you have guide/videos on recommended blue quests? What would ur AOE rotation be for my lvl as I read slightly varied versions. Also should I get those ironworks gears now or? Are ad-ons/mods a thing and if so what are the essentials? Thanks for the warm welcome nonny
re: rushing content
not the same anon but i'd advise against this. ofc, if a fast pace is how you prefer playing then go for it. craft, run some non-msq dungeons, play in the golden saucer; there's lots to do beyond msq
exhaustive list of all the unlocks
zepla also breaks down the 'essential' content to unlock herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKWDAe9g1N0
re: BLM rotationshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/137c8KAsfYUHuIcrRs-FLVzs6hVvsTIJ-qudHGyOEyQY/edit#heading=h.tmgmo2h957oc
optimised guide for level 60 (monk is not current) once past that, check out https://saltedxiv.com/
they're a thing but aren't widespread/necessary like WoW. iirc it's a bannable offense if you use mods to harass other players (e.g. publicly flaming someone for low dps according to your meter)https://gposers.com/gshade/
GSHADE is a must have if you love taking pictures/ don't like the washed out vanilla look.
there's more but i don't use them myself. as long as you don't post degenerate screenshots on public or shitting on people, you're fine. also gms actually do their job
Relic grind lol
Or if you're into more low key stuff then I'd go crafting and gathering
And if you're the writing type then maybe you can check https://ffxiv-rp.org/
There's probably an event going on
I'm currently on Aether(omni-80 because I have no life) but I'm thinking of moving to Crystal soon. Might wait to see how data-center travel goes first though. I originally got into this game to raid with friends but they became super hardcore and now I think I just wanna shoot the shit and RP with my OCs. Anyone have any experience in the (non-ERP) RP scene on Crystal? >>158574
I'm currently collecting triple triad cards(though I don't think you can collect them all without Shadowbringers at this point). It's a fun little mini-game and can be plenty grindy and challenging as well. If you collect all of them you get a neat mount!
Thank you for replying in such details anon! Very helpful.>>158664
I’m noob I don’t know shit but I’d love to find out with you. I’m on Balmung cuz I heard it’s the RP world.
Thank you! It’s ok if it’s grinding. I just feel overwhelmed everytime I turn on the game. >>158850
Oh god I’m on Balmung too. This server is…. interesting to observe
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Trying to get a tank to 80 before the expansion but am currently too broke to pay the sub. I've been playing the game non-stop tho so maybe it's a blessing in disguise, with absence making my heart grow fonder or something. Gonna swap to female Roegadyn stacy as soon as I get back.
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Anyone playing Endwalker? Enjoying it so far?
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i was before i got kicked from the server
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Good thing got early access for Endwalker…
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didn’t know there’s an ffxiv thread here hello fellow warriors of light
anyway here’s catboi doin’ a float
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why's this thread so dead?
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the boss music is SO good. i’ve never looked forward to boss fights more than i have in endwalker solely bc of that. >spoiler it felt really good meeting their mom. somehow it’s such a small but huge revelation at the same time, coming to see that she’s not an absent mother or dead or just totally nixed from the story/universe in general. love knowing they have a cute mom to encourage them and cheer them on behind the scenes. ;-;>>172591
my best luck getting smaller queues and less 2002 errors has been in the morning during the week and even then i’m scared to log out and get stuck in queue hell later on. i know not everyone can play at those hours though, so here’s hoping that things ease up sometime soon. at least enough to chip these insane numbers a little…
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i finally finished Stormblood
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I finally got through queue hell nonnies and was able to finish up the final dungeon and trial. I had such a good time and the highlights of the story for me were definitely Venat and Elpis. I love how they essentially gave us the creation story of Hydaelyn and showed her being so badass. The music and map design were also so fantastic, I just really really loved everything, save maybe some of the shitty lvl 88 fetch quests.
(end of MSQ spoilers)
HOLY FUCK THIS MAN MAKES ME SO HORNY
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Welcome to Eorzea! How are you finding the game at this point? Kind of curious as to what the typical newbie experience looks like these days since I've been playing since early 2.0.
agreed, why did they do that to yda? i like to think she died sometime post-ARR, and was replaced by lyse by the time heavensward ended and you meet up again.
at least then it would make sense, i think.
NTA but i’m very confused about the story in ARR, if it weren’t for a friend basically holding my hand I would have quit again
It’s my first MMO game ever so it’s getting some used to.
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any thoughts on the ffxiv manga series (academia eorzea)?
I just finished it and the end zone gave me so much feels I legit teared up and then when emet selch and hythlodaeus showed up i legit screamed like holy shit we the three amigos again even if just for a brief moment
sorry nonnies im still recovering from that ending lmao