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papercup
06/17/22 10:08:46 AM
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Lali-ho, Adventurers! Whether you're a seasoned Warrior of Light and Darkness, or a potato sprout, this is the place to discuss all things FFXIV! Want to discuss the latest and greatest raid? We got you covered! Or you're grinding out a relic weapon? Tell us about it! Oh you want to be a master crafter, but you don't know your touches from your syntheses? Don't worry, we're here to help! Housing lottery got you down? You're among friends!

What is Final Fantasy XIV? It's an MMORPG in the long and storied Final Fantasy series!

Do I need to play any of the previous FFs? Nope! Aside from some references and homages, FFXIV is a standalone game and story in its own world called Eorzea!

What can I do in Eorzea? Lots of things! You can hunt monsters, mine ores and minerals, or harvest plants, you can fish, race chocobos, play card games, gamble your life away in the casino, raid, delve dungeons for loot and gold. The list goes on!

Sounds fun! What's the catch? Yes, it's true, FFXIV is a paid subscription game. $12.99 a month minimum.

I don't know... is there a free trial? Did you know that the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has a free trial, and includes the entirety of A Realm Reborn AND the award-winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 with no restrictions on playtime? Sign up, and enjoy Eorzea today! https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/ffxivregister?lng=en-gb

You said something about raiding and fighting monsters? FFXIV follows the "trinity" school of design for MMOs. There are broadly three roles, Tank, Damage(DPS) and Healer. And under these there are currently 19 Job classes to play as. There's something here for just about anyone! https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/jobguide/battle/ There's also over a hundred dungeons and raids in the game, it's teeming with content!

This game sounds pretty big. Are there resources? Sure, tons of them!
For general info on items and dungeons and quests try Gamer Escape https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Main_Page
Or perhaps you prefer the wiki format, try Console Gamers Wiki, it has much of the same info! https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki
Or maybe you're looking to raid or optimize your performance. Try The Balance! https://thebalanceffxiv.com/
Or maybe fishing is more your thing? https://ff14angler.com/ has all the information you'd ever want, and more!
What's that, you'd rather craft or gather? http://garlandtools.org/
Oh you want game news and character data? https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/
You want to find out how you're doing in battle? Try FFLogs! https://www.fflogs.com/ (But don't tell squenix!)

And I got more where those came from, just ask!

I hear everything is locked behind the story? Yes, absolutely everything in this game requires you to follow the story, or MSQ. And over the years the MSQ has expanded and expanded and expanded. There are hundreds and hundreds of quests to get through at this point. And every 4 months they add even more. But if story isn't your thing, you can purchase level and story skips in the game's real money store, the mogstation. Though personally I like the story, especially later on in Heavensward and Shadowbringers and the journey is really something to experience, so I would not recommend doing so.

Endwalker is currently going through its patch cycle, with hints of a fan favorite villain returning sprinkled throughout. There's exciting new things on the horizon, new raids, new trials, new variable difficulty dungeons, the island sanctuary, new relics, new stories, new PvP seasons and rewards, and Yoshi has said new, original Job classes are being designed for the next expansion. We're currently in 6.1, eagerly awaiting 6.2, and even beyond FFXIV, it looks like it's never been a better time to be a Final Fantasy fan in general.

And feel free to discuss FFXI! And don't be hesitant to share your lodestone profile!

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papercup
06/17/22 10:10:28 AM
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https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9511421/

Here's me!

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Jen0125
06/17/22 10:16:22 AM
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Here's me! I'm an au ra now.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/4/7/7/AAAgaZAADWeN.jpg

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/37152037/
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papercup
06/17/22 9:59:16 PM
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Oh man I was hoping to at least get a shot at my last Resplendent Feather on my birthday >_< At least we made it to the end!

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agesboy
06/17/22 10:22:15 PM
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https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/6369029/ me

not actively playing atm because GW2, but I might peep back in for the free login thing. i usually sub every 3-4 months

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Entity13
06/17/22 10:29:00 PM
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My main character:
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/9038736/

#19 on the server, for achievement points, at the time of this post.
https://lalachievements.com/en/ranking/achievement/Gilgamesh/

I came so close to getting a 20 point achievement tonight that I have been working on for a while, but rng said no. Maybe next week it'll happen, though, along with a couple other things I'm working on.

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agesboy
06/17/22 10:40:29 PM
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geez @ achievement hunters, i quickly lose interest in completing anything fully

I probably haven't even fully explored every ARR zone and i've been playing at least 2.1~. i barely completed the first eureka and bozja zones, i have no ARR relics and only one HW relic, I still haven't turned in my quest for Temple of the Fist... i just login and once in a blue moon raid for 1-2 tiers at a time

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EchoBaz
06/18/22 12:01:44 AM
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Jen0125 posted...
Here's me! I'm an au ra now.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/4/7/7/AAAgaZAADWeN.jpg

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/37152037/

You look great, like Yuna! Was that your intention?

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Entity13
06/19/22 11:12:04 PM
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The heavy fluctuation of prices on a certain easy-to-gather item, I swear... <_<

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agesboy
06/20/22 6:13:59 PM
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https://i.gyazo.com/3a77a5e7f033205b084c074e82523e9f.png

AI generated greentexts are the future of comedy

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Jen0125
06/20/22 6:26:24 PM
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EchoBaz posted...
You look great, like Yuna! Was that your intention?

i got the outfit from the shop which is the yuna summoners clothes. i did dye the dress blue.

but i did heterochromic eyes just because i like to do that in characters
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Joshs Name
06/20/22 9:19:53 PM
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Since we're linking characters :) https://www.fflogs.com/character/id/18014041

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papercup
06/21/22 11:31:36 AM
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Apparently Asmongold comes back to XIV today. And right when they removed the afk timer too x_x

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Entity13
06/21/22 1:12:12 PM
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Damn, I'm out of popcorn for this event.

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Entity13
06/23/22 4:59:31 AM
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My final Eureka weapon has been completed, and I'm done with six of the eight crafting classes when it comes to Grade 4 Expert crafting. Now I need to decide what to work on next on my ever-shrinking to-do list.

I kinda wish I had a good group to run with, because that'd make the answer easy with E8s. I still need those ten clears and the mount. With high-ish-end gear, such as being over i580, it's possible to skip LR, this making what's left of the fight easy.

Damn. Decisions, decisions.

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papercup
06/25/22 4:58:21 PM
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This morning got Sephirot normal for Trials roulette. A bunch of sprouts in there, most of the party died. Ended up being just me on DRK and the other tank, a GNB iirc. Somebody was like "There's something incredible about a person named 'Paper Cup' kicking this guy's ass" and we just barely managed to kill the boss. I got like 5 comms lol

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Entity13
06/28/22 1:39:16 AM
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Just 80 million mettle to go, and I'll have all Honors. I have been popping in and out of Southern Front the last few days, catching the necessary skirmish multiple times, and yet still no final field note because rng hates me. Thanks for the craptastic design, Yoshi. <_<

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papercup
06/30/22 6:55:49 PM
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Yeah I remember the last couple notes took me a while. I had to sit there for hours and hours every day grinding the same couple fates or raids hoping against hope I'd get the drop I'd need.

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Entity13
06/30/22 9:31:50 PM
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papercup posted...
Yeah I remember the last couple notes took me a while. I had to sit there for hours and hours every day grinding the same couple fates or raids hoping against hope I'd get the drop I'd need.

I may have to cheese the duel. We'll see.

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EchoBaz
07/01/22 1:28:44 AM
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https://twitter.com/Vahn16/status/1542738714694148096

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papercup
07/01/22 9:07:35 AM
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I'm actually kinda mad about that being a store mount. :|

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papercup
07/01/22 9:09:03 AM
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https://i.redd.it/h9mv26ch0y891.png

You need to do the Hildibrand quests for EW relics. No instanced zones this time.

https://imgur.com/4JDvPbZ

4 man savage dungeon

https://i.redd.it/tng2kiswcy891.png

glamour dresser capacity doubled

https://imgur.com/4Huil98
https://imgur.com/XBnbYa4

variant dungeons have branching pathways and the difficulty changes depending on the party size. also you can change jobs inside

https://imgur.com/Tkina8I
https://imgur.com/PHPJbO2

Criterion dungeons are like variable dungeons, but a little harder. Path is pre-determined. Trash do not respawn. Limited number of attempts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/vozox0/all_the_island_sanctuary_info_from_the_live_letter/

A lot of info on island sanctuaries

https://i.redd.it/4nc2kzwb4y891.png

HW 3.0 dungeons getting trust support.

https://i.redd.it/h2nyygu66y891.png

Job adjustments coming including... DRG?! why?!

https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/vp0g7f/summary_of_announced_game_updates_for_patch_62/

Full list of announcements

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Entity13
07/01/22 1:47:42 PM
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So I had thought the relic line would be attached to the treasure islands north of Othard, but it seems they'll be attached to Hildibrand. What's more is the Island Sanctuaries appear to be said treasure islands, if it's anything to go by that we can go treasure hunting in these areas.

My question is if it will follow the housing garden rules of needing to tend to stuff or feed animals, or if it will go the way of feeding a chocobo in XI on three different in-game days in order to progress the relevant quest. We shall see. Having grown up during the Tamagotchi period, I can picture a lot of abandoned islands with grotesque results, so... Yeah. <_<

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josh
07/03/22 8:11:36 PM
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I wonder if the Island Sanctuary will be worth coming back for. My sub expires next week and no plans to re-sub for the time being. Trying to palm off FC leader to someone else, haha

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papercup
07/04/22 11:52:17 AM
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https://i.redd.it/5vch2ezakh991.png

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Entity13
07/04/22 1:27:28 PM
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papercup posted...
https://i.redd.it/5vch2ezakh991.png

Ha!

Now then, off to work I go. <_<

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