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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    Hyur
    captaink wrote: »
    So when do the ARR quests get good/necessary? This stuff in Coerthas is really annoying. I don't even know who these guys are at this point.

    When I was going through that part for the first time, I was ready to burn all of Ishgard to the ground for being such a bunch of unhelpful jerkasses. I do think the part you're in turns out to be necessary from a story standpoint, to set up some really solid stuff later. The Ishgardians aren't just giving you the runaround to pad quest time (unlike a bunch of the other shit you do in that arc, or the one prior to it). But I remember being told the same when I was in that part, and not finding it especially comforting, knowing the payoff was still so distant.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Hyur
    At the least, pay attention to Haurchefaunt.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Elezen
    turtleant wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    So when do the ARR quests get good/necessary? This stuff in Coerthas is really annoying. I don't even know who these guys are at this point.

    give it time. the stuff in coerthas in particular is laying the groundwork for heavensward

    Also if most of the NPCs there come off as dicks, that very much intentional for that chunk.

    That doesn't make it enjoyable!

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    captaink wrote: »
    turtleant wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    So when do the ARR quests get good/necessary? This stuff in Coerthas is really annoying. I don't even know who these guys are at this point.

    give it time. the stuff in coerthas in particular is laying the groundwork for heavensward

    Also if most of the NPCs there come off as dicks, that very much intentional for that chunk.

    That doesn't make it enjoyable!

    Well,

    Yeah.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Miqo'te
    I mean they ARE giving you the runaround to pad out quest time to a great extent, but it also does pay off pretty well later.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    yeah, it's a bit of a, a bit of b

    it's pretty important to establish that, with a few exceptions, ishgardians are a bunch of xenophobes, zealots, and assholes in general

    but also boy howdy by the time I was done with them I'd forgotten about both garuda and the airship I'd gone there to find in the first place

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    Hey folks, I was thinking I should get back into this (especially as I bought shadowbringers/resubscribed). I've currently got a Lalafell archer that's about level 18.

    Are there any good guides I can look at to peruse while I'm not playing the game? The official one on the website seems lacking.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Miqo'te
    you're gonna have to be more specific, like how do I play this job guides?

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    Yeah, I guess so? And maybe just a general beginner's guide since I'm still quite early on.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 12
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Yeah, I guess so? And maybe just a general beginner's guide since I'm still quite early on.

    Honestly as someone that started a few months ago the best beginner's guide is "play the MSQ; ignore everything else except the leveling roulette when you're bored of the MSQ; do your class quests when they come up."

    This is decent, though I still think it goes into more detail than you need.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited August 12
    Miqo'te
    How you play in general is you pretty much just follow the main story quests around doing the story (and every 5th level a quest for your class/job), which you can see a reminder for in the upper left corner of the screen. If a quest sends you far away you can teleport via the map or the teleport menu to towns you've touched the aetheryte stones at before, otherwise you get to walk there from the nearest teleport spot you have. If you need to run a dungeon for the story, or you just feel like doing an instanced group content thing for fun or experience points, you can join a queue to get teleported in with a matchmade party in the duty finder menu, which is default hotkey U. If you feel like doing sidequests you see around, or doing crafting or gathering jobs, you can leave the story be and do that. If the main story quests get ahead of your level you can catch up with sidequests and/or running dungeons, but this shouldn't happen very often.

    What class are you? At level 18 you shouldn't have a very complicated set of buttons yet.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    If you want a quick primer on how to play, talk to an NPC in any of the adventurer's guilds with the little sprout plant over their heads. You get a quick couple examples of 'these are scenarios you will run into in group content based on your current role'. Finish them and you get a ring that boosts xp for any job below level 30.

    If you log in and aren't sure what to do, then yeah just play through the MSQ.

  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Hyur
    I don't think I saw anyone recommend to do sidequests that have a plus (+) icon on them. That unlocks features and other fun stuff.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Miqo'te
    oh yeah the sidequests with the + on them are usually worth doing.

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Everything except Blue Mage unlock. Just leave that one.

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Lalafell
    admanb wrote: »
    Everything except Blue Mage unlock. Just leave that one.

    But that allows for the Eureka unlock.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    Cool, thanks folks!

  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    Blue mage has nothing to do with eureka. Am I missing a joke

  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    Oh you meant that means you’d have to unlock eureka. Now I understand. I have the reading comprehension of an average dog

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Miqo'te
    I didn't parse that correctly either, we can be dumb together

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Wait there's actually a non-joke answer: you should skip all the Levequest unlock quests.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    that isn't true, you'll need them if you ever level gathering or crafting

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    Aren't the quests literally 'pick up, then immediately turn in' anyway?

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    that isn't true, you'll need them if you ever level gathering or crafting

    yeah but you can do them when you do that
    Javen wrote: »
    Aren't the quests literally 'pick up, then immediately turn in' anyway?

    that's what I thought but then I got one that required me to do an escort quest and I noped right outta there. Haven't accepted one since

  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    Roegadyn
    each levequest npc requires you to do one combat leve to access them, there is zero down side to doing this as you level, since the msq takes you near each one in order by level

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    I think you also have to do at least the first levequest in order to unlock guildhests.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    Au'Ra
    each levequest npc requires you to do one combat leve to access them, there is zero down side to doing this as you level, since the msq takes you near each one in order by level
    In fact it helps because you won't be frustrated using up one of your Levequest allocations just unlocking it via a combat quest when you're wanting to level crafting or gathering

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited August 12
    Lalafell
    admanb wrote: »
    that isn't true, you'll need them if you ever level gathering or crafting

    yeah but you can do them when you do that
    Javen wrote: »
    Aren't the quests literally 'pick up, then immediately turn in' anyway?

    that's what I thought but then I got one that required me to do an escort quest and I noped right outta there. Haven't accepted one since

    The combat ones come in a wide variety, dude. The descriptions will be good at telling you if it’s gonna be the one where you need to /beckon an NPC. Stay away from the ones talking about guiding someone out of danger or rescuing a lost fawn or whatever, and stick to the ones that just talk about culling monsters or collecting pages of the Necrologos (which generally boils down to killing monsters anyway) or whatever. The most onerous tasks that those ones require will be picking up a dropped item or using an item on a bear that is actually an imp in disguise.

    The gathering and crafting ones don’t have a single escort quest among them.

    I do combat leves when waiting on those interminable DPS queues.

    Enlong on
    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Right, I specifically got one of the escort quests as the intro quest to an area and said nah.

    I'm sure they make good filler when leveling DPS alts but as a DPS first-run I'm only sitting in dungeon/trial queues when they're MSQ and I still have enough non-levequest sidequests to keep me occupied while I wait.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited August 12
    Miqo'te
    they're actually terrible for DPS alts too, just run palace of the dead instead
    I guess if you want a break from POTD and want to do something while sitting in a dungeon queue they're an option

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist Please don't go, I'll eat you whole I love you so, I love you so I love you soRegistered User regular
    Roegadyn
    Squads are a good alt to potd for dps.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Miqo'te
    I absolutely hate doing squad missions, they're so tedious

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Levequests actually tell you what type of quest it is just by the icon they use for the leveplate.

    Though heck if I ever managed to memorize them.

  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    squad missions are definitely boring but it's the sort of thing i turn on a youtube video for and let my dudes do most of the work now that they have rank 5 in all their combat techniques. they're such good exp that it's kind of ridiculous. it's a shame the dungeons only go up to 60 (and there are fairly considerable diminishing returns in the 50s anyway).

    also my scrub self and friends finally killed E1S last night. safe to say it was pretty close:

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  • SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    Stormblood
    I was wondering how they were going to address the strength difference between Doma and the Empire. So when Hien said he was going to win the big battle ceremony thing and lead and army of Au Ra, I actually laughed out loud.

  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    Finally getting around to doing some later Shadowbringers dungeons.
    Just hit The Twinning for the first time. "Cool BGM. Wait, that sounds familiar...oh hey!"

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    I want a toy of the last boss of that dungeon.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Lalafell
    So here’s a totally random fact.

    In Final Fantasy V, Lenna’s father’s name is Alexander Highwind Tycoon.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Hyur
    Ah, that explains it. I was wondering if it was somehow a reference since we got a few this expansion.

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