Board 8 > FFXIV Topic Part 5 -- YoRHa: Grey Mediocrity

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Earthshaker
05/04/21 2:27:26 AM
#251:


UshiromiyaEva posted...
Cant stress enough how much having gatherers leveled helps leveling crafters.

I'm doing the level 60 Goldsmith quest literally right now and it was going to cost me either 120k to buy the 2 items outright or about 80k to buy the materials. Instead I can mine almost everything here and spend less than 10k.

I was so mad about that one because I spent the time doing all the gathering for said music boxes for my house, only to nees to give them up for the quest.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/04/21 3:04:15 AM
#252:


I'm definitely questioning my decision to go Goldsmith just because it seems like it's the most expensive of the metal crafting jobs to level up, even if you do go out of your way to maximize your gathering.

Payoff will be good though, since I'll be able to put out both accessories from it and visible gear from Weaver. Accessories tend to go for a lot more than Armor on the board, at least on my server. It's also the last category I have left in Crystarium Mean, so I'll be able to take a DoHL break after that. White Mage just hit 50 so it's going to be a much speedier assent from here to 80/my last role quest (getting Samurai to cap won't matter until Endwalker, so not in a rush)

I was kind of hoping I'd encounter some Godbert scenes at some point, but looks like that may be a dud lol.

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LordoftheMorons
05/05/21 2:41:18 AM
#253:


Expensive lesson for me: don't neglect to check how often an expensive craft is selling before making it just because of an apparent large profit

I made a Frontier Jacket like two days ago for maybe 1.6M in mats when it was being sold for about 2.5M. Now because of idiots repeatedly undercutting by like 50k each time it's already down to like 1.8M!

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 3:32:13 AM
#254:


New worst dungeon experience in Amurot.

I knew things were gonna be bad when the Bard didn't move for 30 seconds and then exclaimed that he was hitting his bowl real quick and then proceeded to ask the Viera WHM if she was single.

He then proceeded to do, from what I can tell, less than half the DPS I was doing as Dancer throughout the entire dungeon. We failed both DPS checks once, counting the time limit on the last boss as one.

Was this one of the fabled Road to 80 buyers, or was he just that high? We may never know.

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LordoftheMorons
05/05/21 3:49:48 AM
#255:


I was not actually aware that DPS checks existed in four player content (besides Ifrit's nails). Impressive!

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tcaz2
05/05/21 10:02:44 AM
#256:


Wait until you find one of the fabled 'ice mages'
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GANON1025
05/05/21 10:38:10 AM
#257:


So I started mining... its pretty fun!! Way less complex than goldsmith lol

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trdl23
05/05/21 11:33:05 AM
#258:


LordoftheMorons posted...
I was not actually aware that DPS checks existed in four player content (besides Ifrit's nails). Impressive!
As Ushiro said, the final MSQ dungeon in Shadowbringers has two of them -- one of the second boss, and a "soft" one for the third boss where you'll eventually run out of safe spaces to move.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 11:44:15 AM
#259:


Technically the DPS check at the end isn't a TRUE DPS check, because the attack you get hit with when you can't dodge anymore isn't an actual auto wipe. Tanks can survive with mitigation to clutch, which is what happened on the second attempt last night..

Speaking of, if I were that Tank I would have ALSO immedietly quit out literally the instant the fight was over before I even had time to open the commendation window. You know it's rough when they use the duty menu to quit instead of the teleporter 5 feet in from of them because that would take too long, lol.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 11:45:10 AM
#260:


GANON1025 posted...
So I started mining... its pretty fun!! Way less complex than goldsmith lol

Yeah Mining and Botany are very simple. Fishing is much more work lol, though with Ocean Fishing you don't have to actually engage with the mechanics at all during the leveling process.

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Luis_Sera89
05/05/21 12:39:50 PM
#261:


trdl23 posted...
As Ushiro said, the final MSQ dungeon in Shadowbringers has two of them -- one of the second boss, and a "soft" one for the third boss where you'll eventually run out of safe spaces to move.

A few weeks ago I had a levelling roulette 'experience' in The Aery where we wiped 4 times on Nidhogg's enrage before the WHM, who had been gradually losing her mind over the hour we were in there, announced that she couldn't take it any longer and left.

For context, along with me and her there were sprout WAR and DRG (who I strongly suspect were queued together) who I was amazed had gotten has far as this playing as they were. The tank wasn't too bad, but they never used their AoE once, and would attack each mob individually to get aggro on it. I tried gently pointing out to him that something like Overpower and Mythril Tempest would be more efficient, but it went ignored. It was just as well that he was going a single pack at a time, because me and the healer would constantly pick up aggro.

The Dragoon though... man. He was every single cliche of bad DPS (apart from flaming in chat anyway. Both were silent the entire dungeon apart from the DRG asking for a raise during our 4th final boss attempt.) Given how little damage he was doing I don't think he was using anything except his basic combo, other than using LB1 immediately every, single, time it came up. He wouldn't move out of AoE's so the healer was constantly babysitting him, including the Scarlet Prices, which you can't outheal without Benediction, so he was constantly dropping there. Since DPS was proving to be an issue, I begged him not to waste our limit break so it could be used during the add phase, but nope.

So tl;dr, yes you can very easily die to enrage mechanics on normal difficulty content if half the players refuse to listen and refuse to learn.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 1:04:53 PM
#262:


One of my Paradigm runs we had a ranged DPS who used LB1 every time it came up. That takes balls to do in an Alliance, lol. We never wiped that run at all though so it wasn't a big deal.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 2:48:55 PM
#263:


Is there any incentive to doing Blue Mage other than just....having a Blue Mage?

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 3:00:45 PM
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trdl23
05/05/21 4:55:27 PM
#265:


UshiromiyaEva posted...
Is there any incentive to doing Blue Mage other than just....having a Blue Mage?
People enjoy doing Blue Mage content, and Blue Mage raids are hilarious

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MikeTavish
05/05/21 6:23:01 PM
#266:


UshiromiyaEva posted...
https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/1390018468766896134?s=19

What was this?


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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 6:26:20 PM
#267:


Wait, it's gone?

It was the entry form for this.

https://www.siliconera.com/ffxiv-chocorpokkur-mount-available-via-butterfinger-purchases/

I bought $7 of Butterfingers on Amazon and hope to get my code while it's still refundable, lol. Maybe they already reached the 199k entries??

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GANON1025
05/05/21 6:30:38 PM
#268:


Refund them?.... disgusting.... you think Haurchefant would have run away from eating them..?

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 6:37:19 PM
#269:


I'm on a Diet, dammit! He would understand.

And they've actually already shipped so now I'm in the "I better get that fucking code" mode.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/05/21 9:04:52 PM
#270:


Crystalline Mean completed!

Gonna let those leves get back to 99 before touching other crafting jobs. Need a break anyways, lol.

Goldsmith is proving to be VERY fruitful on the Market board up here. There's stuff I can straight up buy the materials for under 5k that are selling for 50-80k.

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LordoftheMorons
05/06/21 8:07:50 PM
#271:


Phew offloaded the frontier jacket around the break-even point (might have lost a little money factoring in the MB tax?) Lesson learned!

A side lesson is probably to be very careful with male-exclusive gear...!

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 8:37:08 PM
#272:


This is what I've settled on for my healer hud. Is this nutso or pretty standard?



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KamikazePotato
05/06/21 8:44:34 PM
#273:


Oh god. That's painful to look at. Shift the ability icons to the right and move the HP bars down so you don't have half the center of the screen blocked from view.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 8:48:10 PM
#274:


Oh you mean just further to the right, or is there a way to put them actual in the side?


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LordoftheMorons
05/06/21 8:51:51 PM
#275:


Extract materia from all of your equipment!!

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KamikazePotato
05/06/21 8:52:05 PM
#276:


Just further to the right. Essentially this is what I recommend:



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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 8:58:19 PM
#277:


Never though about moving the abilities off center. I guess that wouldn't actually be a big deal?

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GANON1025
05/06/21 9:00:07 PM
#278:


XMB... not bottom center?? insanity

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HeroDelTiempo17
05/06/21 9:04:44 PM
#279:


Holy shit that HUD gives me anxiety

Controller users please save this man

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:05:52 PM
#280:


Alliances can't go where you pointed because that enemy list can actually go all the way down. They take up barely any space moving above party health, though, and it will make L1+ D-pad snapping a lot easier to eyeball when another alliance is down both healers. I wish I could orient those vertically.

Off-centered the cross hotbar and I also moved the cooldowns bar to the right of it in a 2x6 instead of the 1x12 above.

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tcaz2
05/06/21 9:07:38 PM
#281:


What in the actual heck is that UI lmao
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BK_Sheikah00
05/06/21 9:08:42 PM
#282:


I don't like having the WXHB visible all the time

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:12:18 PM
#283:


I'm not gonna do another alliance to show the full thing but here.



Realized there wasn't much point in some of those things being on the cooldown bar.

Woops forgot to move limit break.

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LordoftheMorons
05/06/21 9:14:34 PM
#284:


LordoftheMorons posted...
Extract materia from all of your equipment!!
Btw the reason I can tell that you need to do this is that the equipment circles for your gear to the left of the inventory circles change from green to white when an item is fully spiritbonded

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:15:54 PM
#285:


I've literally never done that <_<

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LordoftheMorons
05/06/21 9:16:37 PM
#286:


Its free materia!

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X_Dante_X
05/06/21 9:17:19 PM
#287:


the garbage bins won't fill themselves, i guess
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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:18:27 PM
#288:


OK that's easy, never knew about this lol.

Thankfully everything below max Materia is sold dirt cheap so it's not like I was missing out there, and poetics gear has no slots. Still, good to know I was missing such a basic mechanic.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:23:41 PM
#289:


OK this is clearly way better.

I need to mess around with Tank hud now. I had the enmity lost in the same place I had the party list in the first picture <_<

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KamikazePotato
05/06/21 9:30:20 PM
#290:


Does enmity even matter anymore? It takes effort to lose it if you have tank stance on.

BK_Sheikah00 posted...
he WXHB visible all the time
I would agree with this, but that's personal preference I suppose.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:47:20 PM
#291:


KamikazePotato posted...
Does enmity even matter anymore? It takes effort to lose it if you have tank stance on.

Tons of bosses have spawning adds to make sure you grab, and especially just mobs in dungeons in general.

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tcaz2
05/06/21 9:50:03 PM
#292:


Yeah its less about making sure you have it on single targets and more about keeping track of new enemies or if you missed something with your AoE or such in dungeons.
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UshiromiyaEva
05/06/21 9:52:56 PM
#293:


I did once steal enmity from a single target boss as RDM while the Paladin was on Tank stance. No idea what happened there.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/07/21 12:23:45 AM
#295:


Oh man, fanfest is in a week, huh? I get off of work an hour before it, gonna be able to check out the whole main presentation.

I know a role action video may be too much to ask for...but fingers crossed.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/07/21 2:40:49 AM
#296:


I'm enjoying healing much more than tanking, which I did not expect at all going in. Honestly I was dreading it. I guess I'm just way more comfortable with being responsible for keeping health bars up than I am with being responsible for pace and positioning? I never stopped being stressed about tanking (yet), but I'm already over being stressed about healing.

I was supposed to go to sleep almost an hour ago, and instead I ran trial roulette as White Mage 5 times in a row for no tangible reward just for shits.

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trdl23
05/07/21 9:05:24 AM
#297:


New moogletome event gives people access to Form and Function as well as Shiver emotes.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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BK_Sheikah00
05/07/21 10:19:30 AM
#298:


I... was just grinding Pyros two weeks ago going for the hair. Are you kidding me

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UshiromiyaEva
05/07/21 10:33:11 AM
#299:


Highest tome reward is MSQ.

My time to shine.

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Dantezoid
05/07/21 10:34:03 AM
#300:


trdl23 posted...
New moogletome event gives people access to Form and Function as well as Shiver emotes.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Wtf

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05/07/21 10:45:11 AM
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