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mccheyne
11/21/20 9:31:12 PM
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So I just started playing FF XIV a few days ago, and its been quite fun so far! Playing as an elezen archer, level 18, on Primal DC (Lamia).

I know there used to be a topic, couldnt find it when I searched, so figured Id ask!

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ninkendo
11/21/20 9:32:19 PM
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I said I was gonna wait for the patch that condensed the original games story....

but now instead I'm waiting for the PS5 patch

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mccheyne
11/21/20 9:48:11 PM
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Yeah that makes sense. My roommate has a PS5, but Im playing it on PS4

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LordoftheMorons
11/21/20 9:57:21 PM
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I'm not very active at the moment (mostly just doing weekly stuff while waiting for the next patch), but I also play on Lamia (as do several other B8ers, though I don't know if any of them are currently active).

FF14 is really good, especially once you get to the expansions.

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ninkendo
11/21/20 10:06:19 PM
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at the very least I do want to play through it before FF16 is out

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MikeTavish
11/21/20 10:20:35 PM
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I play on Primal as well (Hyperion) but I'm taking a break until patch since I've done basically everything there is that's worth doing atm. Great game, hope you enjoy it!

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tcaz2
11/21/20 10:20:46 PM
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Not currently but I resub off and on. Follow the story patches, do some raids and other content, etc.

Usually depends on if I have other stuff to play at the time.

Love the game, though.
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The Mana Sword
11/21/20 10:30:02 PM
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some say that to this very day you can find the ghost of Dante wandering aimlessly around eureka

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DanteIsSlacking
11/21/20 10:31:23 PM
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inv bunny/nm

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mccheyne
11/21/20 11:18:15 PM
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Oh nice! Glad to hear some people are around at least! Im still learning and still doing early MSQs, but I enjoy it so far! Mechanics are fun!

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Briex
11/21/20 11:30:25 PM
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Played a while ago and thinking of jumping back in. Did they do the MSQ story crunch already, or is that still coming?
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trdl23
11/21/20 11:37:03 PM
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DanteIsSlacking posted...
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Dude, coldbox farm in pf 6/8 let's go man

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Not_an_Owl
11/21/20 11:47:14 PM
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Briex posted...
Played a while ago and thinking of jumping back in. Did they do the MSQ story crunch already, or is that still coming?
That's already in the game right now.

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BlackMageJawa
11/22/20 6:30:12 AM
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What did the 'story crunch' actually do? I know you level up stupidly quickly now if you're under level 70, but are there fewer quests, or did they just make the existing ones less grindy?

More importantly, is there any story missing?

Anyway, I have an Au Ra Lancer by the name of Q'nqurya, who's pretty much just gained access to the airship and has been doing crafting missions for ages before carrying on with the story. Can't remember the server name (It's been a few weeks since I logged in, because I got hooked on Skyrim again), but it's an EU one.
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Luis_Sera89
11/22/20 8:34:48 AM
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but are there fewer quests, or did they just make the existing ones less grindy?

Both. Basically they removed all of the ARR main story quest padding that was added to extend the playtime of the original release due to the severe time constraints they were under at the time to get 2.0 out the door.

More importantly, is there any story missing?

No, or at least nothing of any consequence.

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JonThePenguin
11/22/20 9:46:17 AM
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https://youtu.be/dprEo0UL92w

Comparison video from someone who did a full run of the ARR story before and after the update.

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Radix
11/22/20 12:21:04 PM
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played arr but quit around when the first expansion came out. thought about getting back in to play dancer

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mccheyne
11/22/20 3:49:34 PM
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Im a little nervous about dungeons. I know DPS classes have less issues since all they have to do is rack up damage, but still. Plus Im playing on PS4, so my chatting will be much slower, since navigating to it, bringing up the keyboard and writing it out will take a bit.

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JonThePenguin
11/22/20 4:18:15 PM
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mccheyne posted...
Im a little nervous about dungeons. I know DPS classes have less issues since all they have to do is rack up damage, but still. Plus Im playing on PS4, so my chatting will be much slower, since navigating to it, bringing up the keyboard and writing it out will take a bit.
Most dungeons you wont need to communicate at all, especially the story ones. Maybe look up the boss mechanics as you need them but a lot is pretty self-explanatory.

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mccheyne
11/22/20 8:25:38 PM
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JonThePenguin posted...
Most dungeons you wont need to communicate at all, especially the story ones. Maybe look up the boss mechanics as you need them but a lot is pretty self-explanatory.
That's good to know, will keep that in mind.

If anyone is still playing and wants to add a newbie as a friend (or however it works in this game), character's name is Mikis Entreri, playing on Lamia on the Primal DC!

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Briex
11/22/20 8:29:38 PM
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Screw it, resubbing. FREE TIME BE DAMNED.

(I'm sure I'll play like a week and then quit anyways)

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mccheyne
11/22/20 8:37:35 PM
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I'm glad I could contribute lol

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mccheyne
11/23/20 12:36:46 PM
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Just did the greenbliss (or greenbless?) quest, and got that flashback story. Cool, a little bit more lore!

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mccheyne
11/23/20 1:36:01 PM
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And a bit more about the evil side of things. Got the airship pass, and can now go to Limsa Lominsa and UlDah. I assume just follow the MSQ regardless?

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trdl23
11/23/20 1:42:01 PM
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Yeah, just prioritize MSQ and then also whatever quests you see with blue "plus signs" that unlock new stuff.

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ertyu0078
11/23/20 1:53:11 PM
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No I stopped playing after 13

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mccheyne
11/23/20 2:05:36 PM
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trdl23 posted...
Yeah, just prioritize MSQ and then also whatever quests you see with blue "plus signs" that unlock new stuff.
Does this include all the other class quests too? Like botanist, conjurer, etc? Or leave those until after Ive gotten my fill of this class/max leveled it?

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trdl23
11/23/20 2:21:56 PM
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mccheyne posted...
Does this include all the other class quests too? Like botanist, conjurer, etc? Or leave those until after Ive gotten my fill of this class/max leveled it?
That's entirely up to you! They're a lower priority if you want to experience the story, but it's also nice to know the other roles.

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mccheyne
11/23/20 4:12:11 PM
#29:


That makes sense, thanks!

Holy shit, I just found the Gold Saucer. I'm sorry, it has TRIPLE TRIAD?!?!?!? Oh my lord am I gonna spend some time here. Friend of mine used to make fun of me when I was playing FF 8: "Man you need to go do some shit and save the world, but nah let's take a few hours to play some cards first instead, clearly more important." Lol. Time to save up the 1 million GP to get the Cloud card!

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LordoftheMorons
11/23/20 4:21:10 PM
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I dont know if youve unlocked the challenge log yet, but if so its worth doing the Gold Saucer section each week for easy MGP (besides Mahjong; I also skip Chocobo racing, but thats more because I personally hate it).

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trdl23
11/23/20 4:29:14 PM
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Benefit to playing mahjong: You get to play Mahjong

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MikeTavish
11/23/20 4:51:54 PM
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mccheyne posted...
That makes sense, thanks!

Holy shit, I just found the Gold Saucer. I'm sorry, it has TRIPLE TRIAD?!?!?!? Oh my lord am I gonna spend some time here. Friend of mine used to make fun of me when I was playing FF 8: "Man you need to go do some shit and save the world, but nah let's take a few hours to play some cards first instead, clearly more important." Lol. Time to save up the 1 million GP to get the Cloud card!

I'm right there with you my friend. I have every TT card in FFXIV and I make sure to get any new ones they add as soon as they add them. Love me some card games.

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Briex
11/23/20 5:18:24 PM
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I feel like you should be rewarded with some some ridiculous TT Card helmet for getting all of the cards.


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Airship_Canon
11/23/20 5:23:17 PM
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Still raiding Eden.

Ikaruga Reference fight that thinks with Portals, despite 5.4 being RIGHT FUCKING THERE.

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Shadow Dino
11/23/20 6:43:53 PM
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Something to keep in mind if you ever feel like leveling another class/job - you get an exp boost when you level another job that is not your highest leveled job. So don't feel like you're ever stuck with a job - one of FFXIV's biggest strengths is that switching jobs is incredibly easy

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Airship_Canon
11/23/20 7:42:46 PM
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Shadow Dino posted...
Something to keep in mind if you ever feel like leveling another class/job - you get an exp boost when you level another job that is not your highest leveled job. So don't feel like you're ever stuck with a job - one of FFXIV's biggest strengths is that switching jobs is incredibly easy
Yep, and there's a ton of extra bonuses that make it even faster to level.

And absurd things like Bosnian, I mean Bozjan Southern Front which just makes leveling 71 to 80 an actual joke.

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mccheyne
11/23/20 8:51:45 PM
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LordoftheMorons posted...
I dont know if youve unlocked the challenge log yet, but if so its worth doing the Gold Saucer section each week for easy MGP (besides Mahjong; I also skip Chocobo racing, but thats more because I personally hate it).
Not yet, though I did the mini cactpot thing, and though I never got the sum of 6 for 10 grand MGP, I got a few thousand in the 3 tries I was allowed.
trdl23 posted...
Benefit to playing mahjong: You get to play Mahjong
I've never actually played, but I'm looking forward to it!

MikeTavish posted...
I'm right there with you my friend. I have every TT card in FFXIV and I make sure to get any new ones they add as soon as they add them. Love me some card games.
It's so good. And they kept the theme, fuck yeah!

Shadow Dino posted...
Something to keep in mind if you ever feel like leveling another class/job - you get an exp boost when you level another job that is not your highest leveled job. So don't feel like you're ever stuck with a job - one of FFXIV's biggest strengths is that switching jobs is incredibly easy
I will definitely keep this in mind!

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mccheyne
11/23/20 8:53:20 PM
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Just got back to Limsa Lominsa to do some task for the adventure guild person there. Kinda cool to explore all the areas now. Not a lot of battling at all recently, but a lot of world building, which is cool too! I love how Midgardsormr is a giant fucking dragon, because it reminds me of Midgar Zolom (the giant snake). Up to level 19!

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LordoftheMorons
11/23/20 8:59:15 PM
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I believe Midgar Zolom was, in fact, supposed to be translated as 'Midgardsormr'!

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mccheyne
11/24/20 3:16:17 PM
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Makes sense!

Got the challenge log, which is pretty cool, and just queued into my first 4-person dungeon (Sastasha)! Just waiting on a healer and a tank. Hopefully I won't bungle this up horribly.

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KamikazePotato
11/24/20 3:25:03 PM
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The first expansion of FF14 (Level 1-50) is easily the worst, so if you're enjoying yourself already then you're in for a good time.

And yeah feel free to try out other classes if you aren't vibing with your current one or just want a change of pace. Switching classes is quick and easy.

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mccheyne
11/24/20 3:57:54 PM
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Man, we rammed through that dungeon. I basically just spammed quick nock when a giant group of them were there, and heavy shot (plus OGCDs) and straight shot otherwise. Boss stayed locked on the tank and we mashed him fast. Everyone was gone like, instantly though, and I never saw the commendation screen either. The loot part was a little tricky for me too. I ended up getting into the menu, and clicked need for 2 of the things (and got them), and ended up with 2 other things even though I didn't press anything.

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Not_an_Owl
11/24/20 4:17:12 PM
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mccheyne posted...
Man, we rammed through that dungeon. I basically just spammed quick nock when a giant group of them were there, and heavy shot (plus OGCDs) and straight shot otherwise. Boss stayed locked on the tank and we mashed him fast. Everyone was gone like, instantly though, and I never saw the commendation screen either. The loot part was a little tricky for me too. I ended up getting into the menu, and clicked need for 2 of the things (and got them), and ended up with 2 other things even though I didn't press anything.
A few things, in no particular order:

Archer (and later Bard) is heavily focused around its damage over time abilities. On boss fights you should get in the habit of opening with Venomous Bite (and later, Windbite) and keeping those effects on the boss the entire time. There's some complicated math for trash fights on when you should apply dots and when it's not worth it, but I think those don't come into play until you actually unlock Bard.

Most people doing these early dungeons have done them a million times and will be skipping the mid- and end-dungeon cutscenes. Don't take it personally. Most people will be kind enough to let you watch the cutscenes your first time through. A simple "I'm new" or "first time" in chat will get you a lot of understanding and compassion from most of the playerbase.

Regarding loot, on pretty much anything the game lets you roll Need on you should roll Need. Otherwise it's either gear your current class can't use or occasionally crafting items (I'm actually not sure about this, I know the ARR rework changed a lot about how levelling dungeon chests work but I never bothered to investigate it thoroughly because I didn't have any combat classes below 50 when the rework hit). If everyone else has chosen Pass on a piece of loot and you haven't rolled when the timer runs out you will get that loot automatically.

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agesboy
11/24/20 4:19:19 PM
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raided three previous tiers, gonna take a break for wow and runescape

fun game cyclically

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mccheyne
11/24/20 4:20:24 PM
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Not_an_Owl posted...
A few things, in no particular order:

Archer (and later Bard) is heavily focused around its damage over time abilities. On boss fights you should get in the habit of opening with Venomous Bite (and later, Windbite) and keeping those effects on the boss the entire time. There's some complicated math for trash fights on when you should apply dots and when it's not worth it, but I think those don't come into play until you actually unlock Bard.

Most people doing these early dungeons have done them a million times and will be skipping the mid- and end-dungeon cutscenes. Don't take it personally. Most people will be kind enough to let you watch the cutscenes your first time through. A simple "I'm new" or "first time" in chat will get you a lot of understanding and compassion from most of the playerbase.

Regarding loot, on pretty much anything the game lets you roll Need on you should roll Need. Otherwise it's either gear your current class can't use or occasionally crafting items (I'm actually not sure about this, I know the ARR rework changed a lot about how levelling dungeon chests work but I never bothered to investigate it thoroughly because I didn't have any combat classes below 50 when the rework hit). If everyone else has chosen Pass on a piece of loot and you haven't rolled when the timer runs out you will get that loot automatically.

Yeah I definitely said "first time dungeon" or something similar right away. Hardly any dialogue, mainly just killing things lol. So did I miss cutscenes? I saw the dude go down, but not much else.

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Not_an_Owl
11/24/20 4:22:39 PM
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mccheyne posted...
Yeah I definitely said "first time dungeon" or something similar right away. Hardly any dialogue, mainly just killing things lol. So did I miss cutscenes? I saw the dude go down, but not much else.
I believe every dungeon has a cutscene to introduce the final boss. Sometimes these are plot relevant, sometimes not so much. Aside from that there's just the opening and closing cutscenes.

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LordoftheMorons
11/24/20 4:25:18 PM
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Definitely don't feel compelled to skip any cutscenes. People will usually wait. Occasionally an asshole tank will start a fight early. I've never seen anybody yell at anybody else for watching a cutscene, though.

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agesboy
11/24/20 4:25:29 PM
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the only early one with significant cutscenes i can remember is totorak

thankfully they eventually learned to stop doing that

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mccheyne
11/24/20 4:34:12 PM
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Not_an_Owl posted...
I believe every dungeon has a cutscene to introduce the final boss. Sometimes these are plot relevant, sometimes not so much. Aside from that there's just the opening and closing cutscenes.
Yeah I definitely saw that one. I guess everyone else just exited quickly after he died. Maybe I just somehow didn't see the commendation screen. Oh well.

Going to do the level 20 archer quest (experience in that dungeon took me from 19 to 21), then the next MSQ which is Tam-Tara Deepcroft.

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LordoftheMorons
11/24/20 4:36:14 PM
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Yeah people will often leave immediately at the end if they don't need anything that the boss dropped. I'll usually stick around for comms.

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