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Final Fantasy XIV
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Story
Men are wont to suffer
And forget wherein they've sinned
Ne'er bearkening black on tragedies past
Lest the Twelve might humble them
- Unknown


Countless moons have waxed and waned since wandering tribed from across Hydaelyn first arrived in Eorzea and settled its untamed lands. The benevolent deities who ruled the empty continent and its surrounding islands were impressed with the resilience of these primitive men and women, and in an act of mercy, each saw fit ti ensure their welfare.

These gods and goddesses soon came to be known as the Twelved, and the villaged thrived in their light until the land was bespeckled with several independant city-states. Though, where man walks, strife follows, and for generations, these tiny nations carved out a history of blood and betrayal built upon broken oaths and the sunbleached boned of the fallen.

However, the fate of the land would soon change... (read more at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/)

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    The World
    The game takes place in a land called Hydaelyn, mainly in a region named Eorzea. What we know so far is that there are 4 major city states, presumably 3 starting cities and one independant nation, much like Final Fantasy XI: Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah, Gridania, and Ishgard.

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    *note: what you saw in the alpha videos (http://video.mmosite.com/default.php?controller=resource&action=play&id=13639) took entirely on the southwest island. The map you see when he opens up the map is for that small island only.


    Limsa Lominsa
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    "No man may tread upon me, for I am the sea." -77th Admiral of Limsa Lominsa, N'bolata Tyata

    On the southern coast of the island of Vylbrand, under the shadow of ancient cliffs worn by the relentless onslaught of the Rhotano Sea, lies the marine city-state of Limsa Lominsa. Said to be blessed by the goddess of navigation, Llymlaen, the city is spread out over countless tiny islands, each connected by brilliant ivory bridges. It is this that has earned her the name the "Navigator's Veil" from traveling bards who have witnessed the city's beauty from afar... (read more at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/)

    Ul'dah
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    Everyone here is after something - fame, notoriety, power, money. Me? I'll have the whole bloody lot." - self-made Lalafell and former Syndicate Member, Cicidoa Sosodoa


    The bustling commercial hub of Ul'dah sits amid the desolate desert landscape of southern Aldenard. The city is organized strategically around the dome-shaped citadel at its center. Its towering fortifications and protective outer walls are visible for malms in all directions, and serve as a stark deterrent to would-be besiegers... (read more at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/)

    Gridania
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    "Each tree, each shrub, each leaf, each blade of grass - we treat them as our own sons and duaghters. And for that we are loved by this wood." - master conjurer and prophet, O-Guna-Por

    In the eastern reaches of the Aldenard landmass, home to vast, dense woodlands and coursing rivers, lies the forest nation of Gridania. The cityscape is a mosaic of labyrinthine waterways and great wooden structures, so gracefully constructed they seem a part of the surrounding environment... (read more at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/)


    Races


    Hyur
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    - Diversity in Numbers -

    Boasting the largest population in Eorzea, the Hyur came from neighboring continents and islands in three great migratory waves. With them they brought a sophisticated technology and complex ethos tempered by the breadth of the outside world. They rapidly became a driving force behind cultural progress, and are now widely attributed with spearheading advances in Eorzean civilization.

    One of the Hyur's strengths is the staggering variety of languages and social institutions they exhibit. This is said to account for their firm conviction in individual freedoms, though it also results in a relative lack of solidarity and group cohesion.

    Two distinct groups now exist among the Hyur - Highlanders, denizens of mountainous areas, and Midlanders, who reside in lower elevations.


    Elezen
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    - Noble and Refined -

    The Elezen are a traditionally nomadic people who in former times claimed sole dominion over Eorzea, their presence predating that of the other races. Believing this prominence to be ordained by the gods, they came to develop an esteemed sense of honor and pride.

    Their chracteristically tall, slim physiques and elongated limbs are part of a successful adaptation to the land's various environments. Indeed, it is said that their highly sensitive ears can discern the squeak of a field mouse at a distance of up to several malms.

    The Elezen perceived the immigration of the Hyur as tantamount to invasion, and as a result the two share a past plagued by warfare. At present, however, they can be seen coexisting peacefully, the exception being the reclusive Duskwight Elezen.


    Lalafell
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    - More Clever by Half -

    The Lalafell were originally a group of agriculturalists inhabiting the fertile islands of the south seas. With the introduction of transmarine commerce, they soon found their way to Eorzea via trade routes. They are now one of the more populous races and are well established throughout the region, though they remain averse to cold climates.

    The short, round builds of the Lalafell belie an incredible agility, and their seemingly feeble legs are capable of carrying them long distances over any terrain. Many among them are also known for possessing highly developed and cunning intellects.

    The Lalafell place a great deal of significance on familial bonds, but are by no means unfriendly to outsiders. This is evidenced by the fact that they continue to share prosperous relations with all of the other races of Eorzea.


    Roegadyn
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    - Size Matters -

    The Roegadyn are a maritime people whose largest concentrations are found in northern seas, by way of which they came to Eorzea.

    They possess enormous, muscular builds and are known for the cultural emphasis they place on competition and unflinching courage, through tender, introspective individuals can also be found.

    Roegadyn in and around the Limsa Lominsa area are typically seamen putting in at port, but many have also settled permanently becoming mercenaries, bodyguards, or even pirated by trade. Far away, deep in the mountains of Ul'dah, live mountain clans of reclusive Roegadyn known as the Hellsguard, said to have mastered the magical arts.


    Miqo'te
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    - A Tribe of One -

    During the Age of Endless Frost, as the seas turned to ice and passage over them became possible, Eorzea saw an influx of foreign fauna to her shores. This in turn brought the hunting tribes which subsisted upon them, the modern descendants of whom are today known as the Miqo'te.

    Since then, the Miqo'te have diverged into two physically distinguishable groups--the diurnal Seekers of the Sun and the nocturnal Keepers of the Moon. Both groups share a suberb olfactory sense and powerful leg musculature, results of a long evolution geared towards hunting and predation.

    Comparatively few in number, they maintain an insular group mentality, tending to avoid contact with the other races. Many individuals lead isolated lifestyles, even when residing in the more populous cities.


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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Armoury System
    "To discern the true nature of a man, one need look no further than the palm of his hand." - from Treatise on the Principles of Self-Actualization, RbyLoygg Bbirlonoyn

    The Armoury system is one of the foundations of the Final Fantasy XIV experience, simultaneously being both the impetus behind character development and a key factor determining individual gameplay.

    By merely equipping any of a variety of weapons or tools, players can instantly change their active skills, thus enabling them to dramatically alter their style of play as well as their character's outward appearance

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    Disciplines of War
    Fighters are weapon-masters who live for battle. In English, they will be called "Disciples of War" and have open to them various classes that excel at physical damage. Disciples of War will be able to equip a broad range of weapons, such as swords, spears, axes, katana, daggers, bows and more.
    Archer
    The enduring popularity of the bow is a testament to its elegant design, but this simple weapon would be of little worth without the surpassing skill of those who master it -- the archers.

    Projectile techniques such as high-angle fire enable archers to assail their foes with deadly precision even at great distances.

    Constant assessment of the battlefield enables them to carefully determine the most advantageous ground from which to loose, as well as the nature of the arrows best suited to their enemy. Together with the longbow sentries of the Elezen military, the shortbow hunters among the Miqo'te are widely regarded as the most skilled with a bow. The guild's teachings cover a variety of projectile weapons, down to the simplest throwing rock.

    Archers possess a situational awareness in combat which allows them to assault enemies from great range while simultaneously providing support to their companions.

    Though weak at close range limited by their quivers, an archer's expertise in positioning and arrow selection can easily determine the outcome of battle.

    Lancer
    The strategy of the lancers is to outrange and fluster opponents with their long, two-handed polearms, peppering them with a barrage of thrusting attacks. They are trained with a number of weapons, giving a diversity to their attacks that makes them extremely versatile combatants.

    In former times, the longspear saw the most widespread use, due in great part to the influence of the proud lancer legions of Ala Mhigo. Since then, the guild has greatly expanded its armories to include a variety of weaponry, such as the throwing javelin.

    By utilizing the long reach of their polearms, lancers are able to deal devastating damage from a position of relative safety.

    The battle tactics of the lancers afford them numerous advantages, such as avoiding the ire of enemies and enhancing the attacks of companions.

    Gladiator
    Gladiators specialize in the handling of all manner of one-handed blades, from daggers to longswords, be they single or double-edged, straight or curved. A defining characteristic of the guild is its emphasis on diverse combat tactics, training its members to bring their martial skills to bear in any situation.

    As such, there are practitioners who marry sword with shield, seeking to defend their fellow companions. Others opt for an empty off hand, choosing instead to focus entirely on their sword arm. The gladiator's proficiency with blades also extends to those hurled at range, such as throwing knives.

    With their versatile slashing and stabbing attacks, gladiators are adept at dispatching a wide range of opponents.

    When armed with sword and shield, they are unmatched at their ability to defend others, as their diverse talents enable them to focus the enemy's wrath upon themselves.

    Marauder
    The marauder is a combat specialist whose weapon of choice is the greataxe -- a fearsome arm emblematic of Eorzea's pirates. Their approach to battle is one of brute force, relying on strength and steel to crush enemies and sunder weapons.

    They are highly sought after for their ferocity and intimidating presence, and are often employed to hunt down monsters plaguing the land, or to turn the tide of battle between warring nations. Throwing axes such as the francisca supplement the marauder's arsenal, making them fearsome adversaries even at range.

    While stationary, marauders are able to generate a solid base from which they are able to carry out devastating attacks.

    The strength of marauders lies in their ability to control timing and distance to maximize the efficacy of their blows.

    Pugilist
    The path of the pugilist is one of incessant training aimed at mastering the traditional techniques of hand-to-hand combat. Though they command formidable power when unarmed, they are wont to use metal, leather, and bone weaponry to maximize their destructive potential.

    Their preference for fighting at close-quarters makes negotiating distances an absolute necessity. Many among them accomplish this by using throwing weapons such as the chakram to momentarily daze their enemies while they move in for the kill.

    Masters of offensive and defensive stances, pugilists continuously adapt their fighting style to best suit their companions as well as their enemies.

    Pugilists compensate for a lack of reach and defense with their high maneuverability and cunning techniques that fluster opponents.

    Disciples of Magic
    Sorcerers wield vessels of magic imbued with great power and harness sorcery to harm and heal. These "Disciples of Magic" will be adept at striking foes with destructive spells and assisting their allies with soothing cantrips. One vessel of magical power that has been revealed is the Staff, with others expected to follow. The way the articles refer to these "weapons" makes it seem that magical weapons will play much less of a physically offensive role, and rather boost the user's powers.
    Thaumaturge
    In the hands of a skilled practitioner, thaumaturgy can be a force of terrifying destruction. At the heart of this school of magic lies the ability to call forth and command the latent aether within oneself through deep introspection.

    To then mold that aether into sorcery, the thaumaturge makes use of a scepter or staff, within which is housed a medium- a natural stone imbued with magical properties. The guild is centered at the Arrzaneth Ossuary in Ul'dah, within whose hallowed walls are said to reside powers of life, death, and the beyond.

    Thaumaturges are unparalleled in their powers of destruction, eclipsing even the Disciples of War.

    By enfeebling enemies and enhancing their allies, thaumaturgy can prove to be an invaluable asset, particularly in battles of attrition.

    Conjurer
    Conjury calls upon elemental forces present in nature and concentrates them to a potency at which spells can be weaved. Through practiced meditation on the essences of creation, conjurers draw forth and absorb aether from their immediate surroundings. A wand or cane made from unworked wood is then utilized to focus the aether until it manifests as the desired spell. The seat of the Conjurers' Guild lies at the Stillglade Fane in Gridania, where the voices of Eorzea's elementals are said to be the most powerful.

    Conjurers are trained to coax metaphysical forces forth from the elements which comprise all of creation, allowing them to weave powerful spells.

    Attuned to the essence of all things around them, the conjurers' intimacy with all forms of being enables them to shift between both offensive and defensive magic as needed.


    Disciples of the Hand
    Crafters drive the manufacturing and production side of Eorzea. By equipping various tools, one can enter a number of trades. So far, only two have been revealed, but it is expected they will include many more. Final Fantasy XI, for example, allowed players to practice woodworking, blacksmithing, goldsmithing, clothcrafting, leathercrafting, boneworking, alchemy and cooking.
    Alchemist
    Masters of Science and Nature, the devilish and the divine, alchemists ensure their livelihood through the transmogrification of mundane materials into wondrous wares--from curative concoctions to potent potables. Upon conducting their symphonies of commixing and combining, distilling and decocting, the impossible waxes possible, and miracles are born.

    The Eorzean school only recently came to be recognized in scientific circles as a valid branch of alchemical orthodoxy. It is based on fundamental principles originating in the Near East tradition, but draws heavily upon esoteric elements of both Lalafellin herbalism and Miqo'te occultism as well.

    Blacksmith
    Oft covered from head to toe in soot and sweat, blacksmiths forge their livings from red-hot steel, ever coaxing the unyielding metal into submission with their tireless poundings. Whether it be smelting an ingot in the fires of a city forge, or hammering the dents from an adventurer's breastplate at a remote aetheryte camp deep in the wilderness, their work knows no boundaries--making smithing one of Eorzea's most widespread professions.

    The roots of smithing can be traced back to Hydaelyn's bronze era. It was during this period that a system of prenticeship was established, ensuring the methods of this art would be passed along to future generations. And while these basic techniques have survived the ages, countless different branches of smithing, including gunsmithing, have emerged in recent years, further broadening the scope of this ancient trade.

    Culinarian
    Whetting appetites from dawn until dusk with prowess of pot and pan, culinarians provide more than simple sustenance. Armed with a cornucopia of ingredients from across the realm, and versed in methods from the far corners of Hydaelyn, these master chefs help adventurers maintain their strength on the battlefield, bringing truth to the age-old adage that the road to victory truly does run through one's stomach.

    Although an established trade far before recorded history, it wasn't until half a century ago when Limsa Lominsan admiral and self-proclaimed gourmand, Ghuolskyf Bhaldwaensyn, known by the masses as "Mastcleaver," put forth a thalassocratic decree proclaiming the culinary arts as a guildworthy craft. Henceforth, it has been recognized across Eorzea as a legitimate member of the Tradescraft Society -- its recipe compendiums now grace the shelves of every librarium in the realm.

    Tanner
    Contrary to popular belief, a tanner's skills are not limited to the mere boiling and dying of pelts and skins, but also encompass those of an armourer and clothier, for a true leatherworker would never entrust his hides to the hands of another. Perhaps a tanner's most arduous and time-consuming task is procuring the various coats and furs necessary for his trade, which is the reason why many who choose this profession tend to dabble in hunting and trapping as well.

    The Elezen have long been known for their skill in leathercrafting, yet for centuries their techniques were heavily guarded. However, when dwindling numbers of guildmasters were threatened with the disappearance of their immense wealth of compiled knowledge, Elezen leatherworkers set aside pride and reluctantly began revealing those techniques to a select few. As a result, the quality of Eorzean-made leather improved significantly, creating an increased demand for products using the superior-quality material.

    Weaver
    From fiber to thread, thread to cloth, cloth to dress, and path of a tailor literally weaves its way from basic beginnings to extravagant ends. And while this alone can prove a long and arduous journey, a weaver's work spans more than just the spinning of strings and the sewing of seams. Those who wish to excel as clothcrafters must also stay attuned to the latest fashion trends, ensuring their custom are never scoffed by their peers for looking anything less than posh.

    Just as the Spinner, Nymeia, spins the fate of all Eorzeans, the warp and weft of a weaver's work, too, have been known to alter the course of destinies both large and small. Perhaps this is why so many of the realm's tailors pay homage to the fickle goddess.

    Disciples of the Land
    Gatherers will cover most of the HELM activities of Final Fantasy XI. These include, but may not be limited to, Hunting, Excavating, Lumbering, Mining and Fishing. By taking a tool in hand, players can improve their skills in a variety of professions.
    Botanist
    Coming Soon

    Fisherman
    Coming Soon

    Miner
    The Miner's Guild is responsible for the excavation and handling of Eorzea's mineral wealth, be it ores, fossils, precious stones, or otherwise. It should come as no surprise, then, that their most eager customers are the ream's blacksmiths and goldsmiths.

    To fully master the advanced techniques developed by the great mining nation of Ul'dah, miners must undertake a wide range of tasks, from the meticulous prospecting of the most minute deposits to large-scale civil engineering. The guild staunchly subscribes to the theory of continental drift, and as such many among its ranks for their patron deity Oschon, the Wanderer.

    The primary tool of the miner is the pickaxe.


    Found a link to a crafting database:

    http://www.ffxivorigin.com/content/ff14-craft-recipes-83/

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    We are rolling on Wutai at the moment. Linkshell is 'Claw Shrimp'. If that one fills up, I have another ready to go called 'I Require Frozen Treats'

    When the game goes live, and having seen all three starting nations, we strongly recommend you start in the nation of Ul'dah. You can start anywhere you like of course, but we think you will have a better play experience in Ul'dah. It might be quicker to get a pearl in that nation as well.

    The community members who have shared character names:
    Forum Name - Character Name (If they can invite they have an asterisk.) [missing a pearl]

    a duck! - Anca Laethe *
    a puddle - Miramu Tosamu *
    Aistan - Olivie Lemaire
    AkaneKaji - Risca Erreden and Akane Kaji
    AtomBomb - Chaton Bombastic and [Wang Fire]
    Arkady - Arkadya Teratina *
    Axen - Martyn Almsley
    black mage - Black Mage
    Chrysis - Chrysis Lepergrunt
    Crazy Larry - Aderic Nost
    DaemonSadi - Daemon Sadiablo
    ddnoun - Goran Hingo
    Defenestrator - Brock Fistfighter *
    Delias - Siegfreid Maxim * (His wife is Nymesis Maxim)
    Delphinidaes - Delphi Winchester *
    DeusExMachina - Aequitas Harbinger
    Devlin_Dragonus - Devlin Dragonus *
    Dyvion - Dyvion Sailorsun and Kaidrin Sunsailor and Nosafety Inlife
    EffStarStarStar - Ohgo Kortfyne * and Disdena Khtaint
    Fandyien - Edmund Blackadder *
    Feint - Beal Hitch
    ff7007 - Samulath Rauhy *
    Foefaller - Leanna Aletrion
    funkydue01 - Renov Duck (His wife is Ilona Duck.)
    Greg USN - Gally Imaginos
    gqwu - Meow Mix
    Grundlestiltskin - Kaeru Hojza and Wonder Boy
    Hellajeff - Hella Jeff
    Indica1 - Yari Kari
    IndieGirl - White Mage
    jdarksun - Krenoad Darksun *
    JediNight - Maya Taneshima
    Jubal77 - Jubal Indios
    Just_Bri_Thanks - Alsoa Bri *
    langfor6 - Felinder Fepplewhim *
    Leonius - Cat Girl
    Logicow - Logicat Cleo *
    Mastrius - Mastrius Silva *
    Meister - Tatsu Shirasagi and [Genkotsu Kanabou]
    MrVyngaard - Stephen Wyngarde
    Mully - Mully Mully
    Musax - Fortan Lasalle
    Pmoney - Pmoney Yeoman *
    Professor Snugglesworth - Jorginus Freeknight *
    PunkBoy - Daigo Tatsurai
    quaigyy - Aurane Prydain *
    Radius - Riesz Rolante
    Rinder - Rinder Flamburge
    Ropp - Myrr Rah and Ropp Burn *
    S-Starwind - Rykosho Hoshikaze
    sidhaethe - Sidhaethe Ofrandom
    Scosglen - Barnago Gjallar
    sejarki - Gathol Duare
    Severian0 - Kiriel Aza
    Spenceh0e - Spencehoe Baer
    tek - Ara Wesk
    The Sneak! - Eddard Stark *
    TNTrooper - Feng Gell
    Topia - Lans Taramoor and Taramoor Tarutoo
    Toryn - Aireann Icara
    Turkey - Turkey Fried *
    user - Exzeph Crosswind *
    vamen - Dachish Dbar
    willis17 - Opery Valoria
    Xagar - Celia Shido
    Xereph - Xereph Sszlyn *
    xigurd - Asher Seyne and Risna Fouche
    Zombies Tossed my Salad! - Rel Tarnarian *
    ZypherIM - Caitlin Gin

    unknown - Holbein Kronos
    unknown - Squidge Fidget
    unknown - Klauster Faulk (A friend of user.)
    unknown - Robes Palumn
    unknown - Khayre Eleisia
    unknown - Moira Gihma (A friend of Sejarki)
    unknown - Teep Nut (A friend of Mully.)
    unknown - Mesdoram Elmdor
    unknown - Chaz Thekwazy
    unknown - Capmor Bergar

    arcath - [Arcath Randomlast]
    captaink - [Canute Gladheart]
    CaptObvious - [Alyson Hannigan]
    CripTonic - [Rohk Varrnet]
    Death Cab For Albie - [Viktor Gladius]
    Drakenhawk - [Anjonder Draconis]
    draw4wild - [Selis Chase]
    drunkenpandaren - [Vargo Hoat]
    Elementalor - [Mutsu Yip]
    Enig - [Azo Aryl]
    jdmichal - [Shea Demva]
    jogernaut - [Jogr Klendt]
    Kanedax - [Robur Moritasgus]
    KiTA - [Jorana Nioben]
    LordDHMD - [Cercies Hauser]
    Magicprime - [Makkael Keriat]
    peverbian - [Skrypt Qiti]
    Projeck - [Percy Jeck]
    Reptar - [Cale Repta]
    Silk - [Horn Athame]
    SkyCaptain - [Alainn Feyberry] and [Alainn Omeara]
    Sonelan - [Sonelana Decuir]
    tarranon - [Drake Cedophen]
    Tenex - [Renalee Lee]
    The Dagon - [Obed Marsh]
    TheStig - [Uber Diablo]
    Transporter - [Alexandra Vayne] and [White Fang]
    Tre - [Maeryk Braden]
    VALVEjunkie - [valvesh huogath]
    VampireCactus - [Luno Zonde]
    Vargas Prime - [Pouncy Punchypuss]
    Verbena - [Rhaella Belnumdes]

    Please speak up if I should add you to the list.
    And if you invite someone into the shell please tell me so I can update the list!

    I am told this is a worthwhile link for stuff:

    http://ffxiv.yg.com/

    These links might also be worth your time:

    http://www.eorzeapedia.com/wiki/en/Main_Page
    http://ffxivarchives.com/page/guides/_/game-mechanics/battle-regimens-r31


    Important: Reports are in that those who don't like the UI are feeling that the game is much improved should you switch to a controller. Give it a go, you might like it!
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    When you get in game, you will get involved with some NPC in your city that tries to be helpful. KEEP TALKING TO THAT PERSON! That is the tutorial.

    This part is for Gridanians who are stuck on the dancing children:
    Nicoliaux - clap
    Powle - cheer
    Sansa - Bow
    Ryd - Surprise
    Aunille - Beckon
    Elyn - Lookout

    How to patch using a torrent program.
    1 Start the SE patcher
    2 Stop the SE patcher once it gets going (to create the torrent files)
    3 Go to C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\d96437e6\metainfo
    This is on XP, it'll be slightly different for Vista/7.
    4 Use a Bittorrent program to download every patch in this folder (or whatever you don't have, if you're updating). This should be considerably faster than the SE patcher.
    5 When completed, put the files in C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\downloads\ffxiv-beta\d96437e6\patch
    Go ahead and overwrite the files the patcher had already started on.
    Again, it'll be slightly different for Vista/7
    6 Run the SE patcher again, and it will verify/install the updates
    7 Done.

    Note: Once the installer has installed patches they are removed from the patch folder. If you are all patched up and you still have things in the patch folder you can remove them.
    Turkey wrote: »
    There's a wave of mods already:
    Windower
    Hardware Mouse
    Priority Booser

    Between those and the performance improvements of the last patch, I'm very pleased with the way this is starting to turn out.
    ForceVoid wrote: »
    Ok, spent a fair amount of time this weekend playing around with game mechanics, here's what I learned so far:

    1) Repairing - When my Weathered Scepter (Thamaturge) became damaged, i.e. the durability fell below 50%, a debuff appeared on my screen. I quickly tired of looking at it, so I thought I would get my equipment repaired. In Ul'dah, there is a Lalafell chap across the alley from the Chocobo symbol that repairs equiment. I tossed 100gil his way, and he repaired my goods up to 50%, which did not clear the debuff.

    I needed to take matters into my own hands it seemed.

    The repair material listed on my scepter was a "Copper Nugget," that sounded Goldsmithery to me, so I traveled down there, bought a Goldsmithing tool and some copper nuggets, and got down to repairing. The most important thing to remember is that you need to select the item from your inventory, not the synthesis menu to begin repairs. I spent a good portion of time trying to cram things together in the synthesis window to no avail. Anyway, a few moments later, I had a fully repaired scepter and a bit of Goldsmithing skill to boot! All in all, a pretty satisfying little excursion.

    2) Requesting repairs from other players - In the inventory screen, it is possible to select an item and hit "Seek Repairs." This brings up a window that allows you to select items and gil to automatically reimburse a crafter that walks up to you, selects the damaged item the in the "Browse" screen, and fixes up the item. The only downside is that the crafter has to have the item on them to repair the gear, although you could set up the reimbursement to be the repair item.

    3) Looking for Group/More - In the "Party" menu, there are two main options, "Recruit" and "Search." This is how you start parties! The recruit menu enables you to set parameters on what you are looking for in a member. It could be as easy as leaving the invite open, to as complicated as seeking for level 10-12 Lancers for levequests in Camp Drybone, or 1 level 12 Conjurer and 3 level 10-14 Pugalists. After you set your parameters, hit the "Recruit Members" button (near the bottom), and youa re all set to accept party members.

    The "Search" option is what you use to join parties in progress! It will display parties that are available in the area based on filters you can set.

    Once I figured out some of these things, I started getting into the game a bit more. Peeling back the layers really draws me in, just like in FFXI.

    Important note: The game will probably not have a centralized auction house at launch. The economy and crafting will depend on networked crafters forming supply chains. We have an advantage in this in that we are all cool cats here that love co-operative efforts.

    To this end please keep me posted on what levels you have in different jobs related to gathering and crafting. Your fellow crafters need your materials and skills!






    Bri Edit: That first post is a monster. Topia wrote it, everyone go give him a hard time over it.

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  • DourinDourin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Dourin wrote: »
    Logicow wrote: »
    How large are the installation files after H2010.08.30.2000? It's saying I'm at file 1/7 and going at anywhere from 100kbps to 250kbps, so I have about 3 hours to go.
    (my connection can only handle 300kbps so there's no point seeking an alternative)

    Did you do anything special to get those kinds of speeds out of the downloader? Mine usually hovers between 0.0 and 15 kb/s, occasionally spiking up to 50 for a few seconds. I've opened the required ports, turned off windows firewall, and disabled my antivirus. I'm not sure what more I could do to make my computer more open to the download.

    Would it be worth it to hook my computer directly to the modem? What I mean is, would it be worth pissing off my wife to hook it up that way, in order to gain more download speed?


    Reposting from last thread.

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  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ah, new thread. There seems to be issues of screen tearing when I'm running the game. Any fixes for that?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    From the last thread:

    You will not be fighting monsters with crafting tools in your hands.

    Of course, equipping a weapon changes your job.


    Edit:

    If you are on Wutai:

    If you started in Limsa, meet Aurane Prydain at the fishing guild now.
    If you started in Ul'dah, meet Alsoa Bri in the Adventurer's guild now.
    If you started in Gridania, meet Arkadya Teratina in the Adventurer's guild now.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    where do I go in Uldah to resume the main storyline at level 10

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  • ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Alright the video driver update finally got me going on the download. Definitely thinking I'm gonna have to follow those torrent directions though you guys weren't kidding about this speed.

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  • Mr Slippy FistMr Slippy Fist Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Reposting myself from the very end of the last thread.
    I've got all the stuff downloaded, but actually patching up this thing is ridiculously slow. Like less than 1% per minute, and it just about locks up everything on my computer. Like the little clock gadget freezes up for minutes at a time, I can barely run a web browser, etc. I'm running Win7-64, i7 @ 3.4GHz. Any idea what's causing this/how to fix?

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Setting yourself as DMZ on your router will fix most issues with the torrent client.

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ah jesus, why am I doing this to myself again? Downloading the updates now...

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Reposting myself from the very end of the last thread.
    I've got all the stuff downloaded, but actually patching up this thing is ridiculously slow. Like less than 1% per minute, and it just about locks up everything on my computer. Like the little clock gadget freezes up for minutes at a time, I can barely run a web browser, etc. I'm running Win7-64, i7 @ 3.4GHz. Any idea what's causing this/how to fix?

    Are you downloading, or installing? I have not had issues with the installer locking up my computer. It is installing a damn game though, it will probably eat up clock cycles. Look in your processes monitor in task manager and see what's actually going on.

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  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well I am playing a pugilist called Sonelana Decuir if i can get on the list. And possibly a linkshell invite.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    KiTA wrote: »
    Hm, any specific starting city I should be rolling up on? Creating a Mithra... er... Mo... M...

    Mi'thra. It's not like FF11 and you get a dinky ring for the "right" city, right?

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  • Mr Slippy FistMr Slippy Fist Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Scosglen wrote: »
    Reposting myself from the very end of the last thread.
    I've got all the stuff downloaded, but actually patching up this thing is ridiculously slow. Like less than 1% per minute, and it just about locks up everything on my computer. Like the little clock gadget freezes up for minutes at a time, I can barely run a web browser, etc. I'm running Win7-64, i7 @ 3.4GHz. Any idea what's causing this/how to fix?

    Are you downloading, or installing? I have not had issues with the installer locking up my computer. It is installing a damn game though, it will probably eat up clock cycles. Look in your processes monitor in task manager and see what's actually going on.

    Yeah, it's the installing. I know installing a game would be a bit stressful, but figured it would be much quicker with the CPU I've got. It will sit on the same one-tenth of a percent for minutes at a time. I did think to pay attention to the monitor though. Never showed >25% CPU usage overall, and only 1 or 2 cores would ever break about 50% usage.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Thaumaturge kinda reads as a Blm and the Conjurer reads as a Rdm.

    With only 2 magic classes I am kinda wondering which to pick from.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wait, there's no whitemage?

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  • ZypherIMZypherIM Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Nope, although both mages do have a heal they can use. Conjurer has elemental nukes, and Thamaturge has dark/poison/debuffs.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Conjurer has more traditional heals, Thauma has drains and sacrifices and regens

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  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Man. whats the whisper command in this game?

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Man. whats the whisper command in this game?

    /t Big Idiot hey big idiot

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  • DyvionDyvion Holding it down In Gunsan-si ROKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In Gridania, looking for... less crashes? And maybe a linkpearl, anyone around there giving them out right now?

    Looking for Arkadya in the Gridania Adventurers guild... when I log in again.

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  • TorynToryn Registered User
    edited September 2010
    This software mouse is going to kill me. That and i'm going to try and squeeze a little more juice out of this old E2200, I really need to upgrade =/

    Aireann Icara is my char's name also.

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Was going to install this today and my computer decided today was a good day for windows to not load.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I think I have the lists updated now. Please let me know if I lost you somewhere.

    I am going out to get food.

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Do you have to find a trainer to get new skills? I keep seeing "you learned [such and such ability]" but it never shows up in the ability list.

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  • DyvionDyvion Holding it down In Gunsan-si ROKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Where in the adventurers guild is Arkadya? I've sent tells and shouts and looked all through the guild...

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  • ZypherIMZypherIM Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Vamen, you need to go into your Actions&Traits section and add them to your hotbar.

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  • ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Been having a few crashes, but I'm glad I'm finally in.

    In as Chrysis Lepergrunt starting in Gridania. Getting a pearl might be a good thing to do, so I'll start looking.

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ZypherIM - yeah I didnt see them in there. Odd. Maybe it was a bug or something.
    Thanks =)

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  • ZypherIMZypherIM Registered User
    edited September 2010
    It is easy to miss, since the drop down menu isn't real obvious, and if it is lagging they can take 15-30 seconds to show up. Took me forever to find them myself :)

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  • HilleanHillean Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Get home from work, aaaaaaaand new player keys are suspended.

    Weak sauce

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ooooh I didn't see the drop down at all. Ha!
    Thank you kindly.

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  • DyvionDyvion Holding it down In Gunsan-si ROKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Login queue... place in queue: 1.

    gah.

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I thought I'd shaken my Final Fantasy MMO habit, but man, I am so seriously tempted to pick up a copy of this when it goes live. The videos and screenshots are the perfect mix of FFXI nostalgia and mystery of new and exciting experiences to suck me right in.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I see we have about 17 people who have identified and have not got pearls yet.

    Two are in game now but are not responding.

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  • CaptObviousCaptObvious Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Okay, playing as a caster and keep dying to shit because of the unbearable lag - I get 1 attack to the mob's 5 or 6. I also have no idea whether a spell is actually going to cast or not when I hit the button. Anyone got any ideas on sorting this out? My chat box looks like this:

    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    The naked mole's attack hits you for 43 points of damage.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    That action cannot be performed.
    The naked mole's attack hits you for 41 points of damage.
    etc...

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Okay, playing as a caster and keep dying to shit because of the unbearable lag - I get 1 attack to the mob's 5 or 6. I also have no idea whether a spell is actually going to cast or not when I hit the button. Anyone got any ideas on sorting this out?

    It's just stress test lag, it will get better.

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  • ZypherIMZypherIM Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Honestly, its mostly just the giant pile of people in that first zone. Spam your basic attack and stick to weaker enemies.

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  • CaptObviousCaptObvious Registered User
    edited September 2010
    It just took me the full half hour to kill 6 naked moles and I died 4 times because I can't use any attack more than twice before it just spazzes out and won't let me attack anymore. I can still cast spells on myself perfectly fine.

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