Board 8 > FFXIV Topic Part 6 -- Reaping What Yoshi-P Sowed

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trdl23
05/20/21 8:05:01 PM
#1:


I'm not a huge fan of Reaper -- I was really hoping for something more Final Fantasy-ish -- but as long as it stays Bloodborne in its aesthetics I'm cool with it.

Most importantly, I now have a Maiming job for Eureka.

On a less silly note, mega props to Soken for remaining badass and making incredible music even while he was fighting cancer. Let's hope it stays in remission for a long, long time.

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MikeTavish
05/20/21 8:17:20 PM
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UshiromiyaEva
05/20/21 8:17:22 PM
#3:


While not quite on the level of what's happening right now with Miura, it was still nice to see huge groups get together to fight that giant crab Fate after what Soken was going through was revealed.

Even if that's, like...a bit of a stretch.

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HeroDelTiempo17
05/20/21 8:24:42 PM
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trdl23 posted...
I'm not a huge fan of Reaper -- I was really hoping for something more Final Fantasy-ish -- but as long as it stays Bloodborne in its aesthetics I'm cool with it.

I think they said with the Endwalker jobs they wanted to make something unique to 14 and I think they earned that even if they just made bloodborne and mecha expys

Still, I'm into it

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Shadow Dino
05/20/21 9:32:33 PM
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xenosaga
05/20/21 11:01:30 PM
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GANON1025
05/21/21 12:03:43 AM
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Oh yeah, the other day I finally found that weird bingo board journal thing I see people talk about sometimes, Wondrous Tails its called? Not sure what to do with it exactly, but I DO have it!!

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ninkendo
05/21/21 12:47:47 AM
#8:


watching this entire lineup of hundreds of Dark Knights mourning the Berserk guy in Ul'dah

I was wondering what was going on

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ninkendo
05/21/21 12:51:24 AM
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Xiahou Shake
05/21/21 2:27:47 AM
#10:


Is B8 mostly on any one particular data center? I've got some IRL friends who play so I'm probably going to be ending up on Crystal. I probably won't be a paid player for quite a while so it won't matter for some time, but would be nice to know.

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Luis_Sera89
05/21/21 4:09:33 AM
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I believe the DC with the most B8er's on it is Primal, then Aether, then Crystal. In terms of individual worlds, I can think of at least 10 of us on Lamia, but that matters less than the DC you're on, since you can make parties with anyone on your DC now. You have to be on the same world to be in the same Free Company (guild) though.

Wherever you go, if you and your friends are planning on starting on the same world, I'd recommend one that is currently 'preferred', as there are very nice bonuses for starting here. A quick look at the servers shows that, at the time of this post, Brynhildr and Marlboro are currently preferred worlds on Crystal, for example.

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trdl23
05/21/21 11:08:02 AM
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l74RR-geLuIqazjQLeNa7xCyrlwLHBloRjuVQB-who4/edit?usp=sharing

Here's the B8 compendium link! If anyone doesn't see themselves on here, you can write yourself in.

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Xiahou Shake
05/21/21 11:43:28 AM
#13:


Awesome, thanks!

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BK_Sheikah00
05/21/21 12:25:46 PM
#15:


Primal best

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xenosaga
05/21/21 12:52:03 PM
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Been looking for something to tinker with on an Arduino and decided to make an NES-inspired controller for XIV! Using an arduino Micro setup so the computer sees it as a generic Xbox360 controller.

Here is the prototype: https://i.imgur.com/50ZXq2Q.png

Went with 3 buttons (A, B, Start), a thumbstick, 3 status LEDs, and a mystery switch.

Trying to get all of the controls you need out of the game with such limited input was a bit of a challenge but I think I've just about got it (although doing some things is a bit convoluted, looking at you LB, RB, and camera controls)

Button A:
  • Press: Press A / Confirm
  • Double Press: Jump
  • Hold: Holds RT, press ThumbStick direction to use HotBar skill
  • DoublePress + Hold: Switches camera to Zoom mode, rotate+zoom with thumbstick


Button B:
  • Press: Press B / Cancel
  • Double Press: Toggle controller's autorun forward and switches thumbstick to control right thumbstick (dif from ingame autorun, very useful for flying mounts)
  • Hold: Holds LT, press ThumbStick direction to use HotBar skill
  • DoublePress + Hold: Switches camera to Rotate mode, rotate cam with thumbstick


Start:
  • Press: Set to Hotbar RT + X
  • Double Press: Start Button
  • Hold: Back Button
  • DoublePress + Hold: Not used currently


Misc Controls:
  • To trigger LB hold A and hit B
  • To trigger RB hold B and hit A
  • (Might switch those to hold Start and then push A or B)


MYSTERY SWITCH:
  • My favorite feature
  • Green light = ???
  • Blue light = ???
  • ???


Going to use it for a bit and make sure I don't want to make any drastic changes and if all goes well I'm thinking or ordering some custom printed circuit boards so I cold throw a few more together far more easily.
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Earthshaker
05/21/21 1:15:30 PM
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*Looks at character list*
*Cries in Crystal*

It's fair, though. One of my IRL gaming group people is a teenager, and as such went for a female Au'ra to stare at, and constantly gets horny DMs as a result. Mateus and the Balmung visitors sucks, sometimes.

In comparison, I've been DMed for three wishes before, because apparently male Elezen are like genies in their rarity???

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Not_an_Owl
05/21/21 1:21:07 PM
#18:


Earthshaker posted...
In comparison, I've been DMed for three wishes before, because apparently male Elezen are like genies in their rarity???
Very much so, though among active characters female roegadyn remain by far the least popular:

https://ffxivcensus.com/

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HeroDelTiempo17
05/21/21 1:26:14 PM
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male elezen gang reporting in until I become bunnified in endwalker

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Earthshaker
05/21/21 1:27:55 PM
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Oh no we've lost another one

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xenosaga
05/21/21 7:44:17 PM
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Up to 250 minions!

Only 4 left I can buy on the Market Board though and the ones left are a tad pricey so those might wait a while (copycat bulb why are you like 20m?!) Time to start trying to find the easy-ish ones I've missed along the way.
Ocean Fishing is on the list to get the handful from those achievements, but I always either miss the boat or show up and it's full. One of these times I'll manage to get on that boat.
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GANON1025
05/21/21 11:19:36 PM
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So if I'm trying to mine something, and I got to the place its supposed to be at and I don't see any mining points.. what should I do? Am I supposed to wait around until one randomly pops up?

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LordoftheMorons
05/21/21 11:21:43 PM
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Some nodes only show up at particular times (of the eorzean day). You can look up what times those are, though (its not random).

There are also nodes that require certain books to show up (you buy these books either with scrips or with tokens that can be bought with scrips, in another needlessly complicated system)

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UshiromiyaEva
05/21/21 11:22:28 PM
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It may be a timed node. Check it in your book and it should say. Take note that that's Eorzea Time and not Eastern Time.

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GANON1025
05/21/21 11:25:11 PM
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Oh I see. And now I see you can toggle the clock to show Eorzea time too.

Man gathering collectibles are rough

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UshiromiyaEva
05/22/21 2:33:39 AM
#27:


Ixals fucking FINISHED.

Words cannot express the tedium of doing 11 of those a day. I will miss the road to 50 exp for crafters, but between Ixal turnings and Daily provisions I've gotten those 5 that I haven't done yet to 40 in under two weeks without actually crafting on a single one of them.

I am HOPING the other 3 crafter beast tribes are much less of a hastle, though I won't be doing any of those just yet. Sticking with ARR beast tribes until they're all cleared out since they are the supposedly by far the biggest pain.

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LordoftheMorons
05/22/21 2:45:33 AM
#28:


I would suggest only doing the highest reputation set of quests you have for a given ARR tribe. Even though it'll slow down maxing an individual tribe it's more efficient overall.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/22/21 2:51:35 AM
#29:


That's my plan for the rest of them. Just wanted to knock the Ixal tribe out first since it was such a hassle.

Also VERY wierd to hear voice acting out of nowhere in a sidequests line like this, even if it was just a bunch of cheering.

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Shadow Dino
05/22/21 4:45:04 AM
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Male Elezen reporting in.

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HeroDelTiempo17
05/22/21 7:00:06 AM
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At the very least I thought Ixal had by far the best ARR tribe story. Eorzeans really stole their airship tech from the Ixal, smh

And don't worry, the other 3 crafting tribes are much more streamlined and you don't have to wear any stupid gloves. Also some pretty fun stories though as always it depends on your tolerance of the gimmick. Special shoutouts to the Namazu quests which might be my favorite tribe questline in the game because of how stupid it is.

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trdl23
05/22/21 1:42:56 PM
#32:


Yeah the Ixal beast tribe story is both high quality and, for once (in ARR), super upbeat.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/22/21 2:09:13 PM
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Oh wait I can still donate to Echtal Nine for EXP? Sick. I ain't about to do actual Ixal tribe quests but that's a nice little bonus.

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UshiromiyaEva
05/22/21 2:10:56 PM
#34:


God DAMMIT Squadron how you gonna fail a 66% Chance 5 days in a row? I'm out of EXP manuals now!

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UshiromiyaEva
05/22/21 3:16:41 PM
#35:


Beast Tribe quests requiring random FATE spawning....uhhhhh sure.

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GANON1025
05/23/21 1:33:56 PM
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I'm a level 80 Miner now!! Great! ... So what's the cool stuff you can do as a maxed out miner? Besides I guess collecting these three lvl. 80 collectables for white scrips

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GANON1025
05/23/21 1:55:48 PM
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HeroDelTiempo17
05/23/21 1:55:50 PM
#38:


There's not really a unique gathering endgame other than you now get to wear the best gear and collect everything at maximum efficiency. You can farm white scrips for stuff to sell although materia prices are probably pretty low at this point. You can also get legendary nodes to sell those mats.

Another good income source could be aethersands, which you do via aetherial reduction on epheremal nodes (what a hell of a fucking sentence).

Basically these are a different type of timed node that are active for four ET hours. Between Botanist and Miner, there is always one up somewhere. Unlike the scrip nodes they replenish like normal nodes during that timeframe so you can gather as much as you want. The goal here is to gather at maximum collectability and then use the aetherial reduction ability to break it down, which will give you crystals and/or aethersand to sell. So it's very farmable and the only limiting factor is GP. It's very easy to do now too, although that might mean it's not as lucrative as it once was. Check out levinstrike aethersand and agedeep aethersand and see what prices look like.

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ninkendo
05/23/21 2:13:12 PM
#39:


how much of a difference is there in the EXP boost between trying other combat classes now when my main class is 25ish compared to if I just waited until my main class was 80

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UshiromiyaEva
05/23/21 2:15:20 PM
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There is no difference. The Armory bonus is the same if the class is 1 level lower than your highest or 79 levels lower than your highest.

I just personally wouldn't recommend doing any secondary class leveling until you have all your primary roulettes locked at level 60. Tons of stuff is locked behind the MSQ, it should really be you main focus.

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ninkendo
05/23/21 2:17:47 PM
#41:


That's just so against the way I play video games. I'd rather never activate a main story quest until every other quest I can find is cleared out

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UshiromiyaEva
05/23/21 2:18:31 PM
#42:


ninkendo posted...
That's just so against the way I play video games. I'd rather never activate a main story quest until every other quest I can find is cleared out

This is the exact opposite of how you should be playing XIV.

It's just not gonna work out well for you. You'll burn out.

Like, straight up: MSQ, Raids, Alliance Raid, and Trials. This is pretty much what should be stuck with until you hit 80.

Oh, and the Hildebrand quests...thats more important than anything else.

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ninkendo
05/23/21 2:24:28 PM
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my solution for now is to activate these initial job quests, but then not getting to level 5 so they don't show up on my recommendation list

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UshiromiyaEva
05/23/21 2:25:19 PM
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ninkendo posted...
my solution for now is to activate these initial job quests, but then not getting to level 5 so they don't show up on my recommendation list

Oh lol I mean I did this too.

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ninkendo
05/23/21 2:29:43 PM
#46:


also what the heck the THM guild is way bigger than all the others in this town

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GANON1025
05/23/21 2:39:00 PM
#47:


Is there any reason to bother using white scrips to buy the lower tiers of level 80 gear? I should just buy the stuff with the most ilevel, right? Or is ilevel meaningless enough for mining that it actually makes more sense to get the lower tiers cause theyre cheaper?

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MikeTavish
05/23/21 3:25:40 PM
#48:


GANON1025 posted...
Is there any reason to bother using white scrips to buy the lower tiers of level 80 gear? I should just buy the stuff with the most ilevel, right? Or is ilevel meaningless enough for mining that it actually makes more sense to get the lower tiers cause theyre cheaper?

It's just there if you like the glamour I assume. Always go for the highest Ilvl

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BK_Sheikah00
05/23/21 3:43:53 PM
#49:


Miner/Botanist endgame: get a Zonureskin map daily.

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BK_Sheikah00
05/23/21 3:46:57 PM
#50:


And SHINE, as someone who cleared up every quest icon on the map, it's doable and I still loved the game.

HOWEVER, all class quests are the exception. You can unlock all of them until about level 20 or so if you want lol. Cause after that it will take some actual grinding to level and unlock more of those quests.

Of course, this will mess up the pacing of the story, but it's up to you if you care about that.

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ninkendo
05/23/21 9:27:56 PM
#51:


Yeah I'm just going through the story at my own pace. My only goal is to be caught up before Endwalker hits.

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The Mana Sword
05/23/21 9:31:47 PM
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ninkendo posted...
also what the heck the THM guild is way bigger than all the others in this town

thats cuz it's the best

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GANON1025
05/23/21 10:58:53 PM
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I'm starting to level Arcanist. Is the fastest way to level alts high enough to start dungeons/roulettes still just the hunting log?

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