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Final Fantasy 14! Shadowbringers! The best expansion to an MMO ever!

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    The first word is actually "Beat", according to the official lyrics.
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  • TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    I'll just keep singing about the tacos.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    All the evidence in Eorzea aint gonna change the fact that Weapons love tacos.

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  • FrozenzenFrozenzen Registered User regular
    I finally got a group for castrum! I guess that's the end of the current Bozja story stuff?

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Welp. Got to defeat the Bishop dude for main HW MSQ. That fight was anticlimactic but still fun.

    Decided to work on unlocking Alexander afterward since it was recommended.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Yeah there are a couple of hairy encounters(Refurbisher) but generally speaking fights won't really start getting challenging until Stormblood+. Shadowbringers quickly becomes "I really hope you've been paying attention to everything we've been teaching you."

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Yeah that's what I'm expecting. It's still fun to do older raids as leveling content without a ridiculous amount of raiding. The fights have been pretty fun! I may go do Bahamut fights as SAM later since I'm right around 50 on that job.

  • TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Yeah that's what I'm expecting. It's still fun to do older raids as leveling content without a ridiculous amount of raiding. The fights have been pretty fun! I may go do Bahamut fights as SAM later since I'm right around 50 on that job.

    if you try to do the coil fights at 50cap you're going to need people who know all the mechancis. If you want to breeze through them you can do them unsynched and get carried by 80s.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    So the complete edition is on sale half off right now on the SE store. Can I buy it now on sale and continue to milk the free version and start the 30 days with the complete edition whenever I'm ready?

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  • CaedwyrCaedwyr Registered User regular
    Yes

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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    I remember getting an email telling me that because I reached level 30 I was being awarded another 15 free days. I don't know if that is still a thing but worth keeping in mind when you are ready to plug in your code.

    I had multiple jobs above 30 before I paid for the game. And at 60 with at least one of them.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
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  • Man in the MistsMan in the Mists Registered User regular
    edited January 5
    And then he discovered the greased slide called Heavensward and the kaleidoscope tunnel that is Shadowbringers.

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    I can't tell if I'm a fucking idiot or if the orbs-pitch bog-towers-shadows nonsense on E10S is properly difficult.

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    I can't tell if I'm a fucking idiot or if the orbs-pitch bog-towers-shadows nonsense on E10S is properly difficult.

    Which mechanic specifically? The orbs have fairly iffy snapshotting and it targets whoever is closest to it at the time it snapshots, role doesn't matter - which means it can be pretty awful at times, but fundamentally it's supposed to be a straightfoward mechanic. The first set of towers aren't too bad, you just have to be aware of the order - towers+shadows, towers->shadows. The people with the first set of shadows have to position to the towers on the safe side of their shadows, and the people with the second set of shadows move to their safe spot after the second towers resolve.

    Regardless of the strat for Pitch Bog 2(the one with the shadows/towers) the only iffy mechanic is making sure you don't get hit by the cleave carousel after dropping your puddle. Beyond that it's just go here. Now go here. Now go here. Now wait a sec. Now go here. Now wait a sec. Now go here.

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    Speaking of E9S, we got our first clear two nights ago. Now onto the cluster that is shadow puppy.

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  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    Static cleared E10S today... Going to start E11S tomorrow. Really love/hate E10S as a tank... Lots to remember in that fight for mitigation.

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Donnicton wrote: »
    Skeith wrote: »
    I can't tell if I'm a fucking idiot or if the orbs-pitch bog-towers-shadows nonsense on E10S is properly difficult.

    Which mechanic specifically? The orbs have fairly iffy snapshotting and it targets whoever is closest to it at the time it snapshots, role doesn't matter - which means it can be pretty awful at times, but fundamentally it's supposed to be a straightfoward mechanic. The first set of towers aren't too bad, you just have to be aware of the order - towers+shadows, towers->shadows. The people with the first set of shadows have to position to the towers on the safe side of their shadows, and the people with the second set of shadows move to their safe spot after the second towers resolve.

    Regardless of the strat for Pitch Bog 2(the one with the shadows/towers) the only iffy mechanic is making sure you don't get hit by the cleave carousel after dropping your puddle. Beyond that it's just go here. Now go here. Now go here. Now wait a sec. Now go here. Now wait a sec. Now go here.

    Managed to kill it, so I guess I internalized it somehow. My healing partner wants to try and cheese the orbs that follow the hops with big shields on Tuesday so we'll see how that works out.

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    just no justice in us poor gatherers getting no kupo vouchers

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    just no justice in us poor gatherers getting no kupo vouchers
    Hear Hear!

  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    i got omega mount first run ever
    some people were not very happy with this outcome
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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    I just finished the main part of Stormblood. If things go the way I think they will now I still have hours worth of game left before I can think about Shadowbringers. One job is level 80, two others are getting close. Thinking about leveling up a fourth job to 70 to play through the post Stormblood pre- Shadowbringers stuff with. Most are level 50 to 55 with SAM at 60. I find myself getting very emotional about some of the stuff that happens.

    Going to go looking for some Stormblood trailers now that I finished the main part of it.

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Made it to the enrage of E11S with the static, just need to clean it up now.

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
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  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    Made it to the enrage of E11S with the static, just need to clean it up now.

    What % and how many deaths? E11S is the first fight this tier where the enrage matters.

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  • KhildithKhildith Registered User regular
    Seems likely the next expansion will be announced during the Live Letter in the first week of February. I'm not sure if we'll get a big dump of info because we're behind like two fan fests or if the developers are far enough behind that we'll get the equivalent of one fan fest announcement. If they follow previous patterns we'll get an expansion announcement, then a few hours later early info on 5.5 and then a week or two later the full 5.45 info, so lots of stuff to look forward to in Feb!

  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    edited January 23
    Zython wrote: »
    Skeith wrote: »
    Made it to the enrage of E11S with the static, just need to clean it up now.

    What % and how many deaths? E11S is the first fight this tier where the enrage matters.

    9%, and too many (six). Our melee fudged the timing on the LB3 cast as well, which would've brought it to 7%. If we can get a clean run with potions I think we've got it in the bag.

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    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Been unable to log in FFXIV for the past 2 days, there's a few threads on the official forums, but no clear instructions on how to fix it. Some people had success with reinstalling the game, so I'm trying that. Avast is apparently the culprit, although with the consumer base of that thing I wouldn't be surprised if it is mere correlation with no causation.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    So, who wants their very own Alpha to cuddle?

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  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    I really like this game. I'd actually been excited about the beta (worked their PAX booth before launch!) but then didn't play initial release. I'm doing the trial now and I think they've done a masterful job of balancing ease of play, and instructing the player. It's relaxing, I haven't had the need to web search random frustrating things, and it is rife with quality of life convenience. Probably because of their background with non-MMO games. And several years of polish, I'm sure.

    I've got a story question that I don't want to google to spoil big stuff. (I'm level 21 and just did my first airship tour of the other cities). Was the major event (moon exploding into Bahamut, warriors of light) how they explained A Realm Reborn? It feels like a kind of explanation for character wipes and resetting everything. Or was this also the initial story in the original XIV release?

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  • destroyah87destroyah87 Registered User regular
    Red Raevyn wrote: »
    I really like this game. I'd actually been excited about the beta (worked their PAX booth before launch!) but then didn't play initial release. I'm doing the trial now and I think they've done a masterful job of balancing ease of play, and instructing the player. It's relaxing, I haven't had the need to web search random frustrating things, and it is rife with quality of life convenience. Probably because of their background with non-MMO games. And several years of polish, I'm sure.

    I've got a story question that I don't want to google to spoil big stuff. (I'm level 21 and just did my first airship tour of the other cities). Was the major event (moon exploding into Bahamut, warriors of light) how they explained A Realm Reborn? It feels like a kind of explanation for character wipes and resetting everything. Or was this also the initial story in the original XIV release?

    Bahamut and the original Warriors of Light is totally the explanation of the end of the 1.0
    Release.

    The bahamut cutscene even played from the game after servers went down.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited January 29
    Red Raevyn wrote: »
    I really like this game. I'd actually been excited about the beta (worked their PAX booth before launch!) but then didn't play initial release. I'm doing the trial now and I think they've done a masterful job of balancing ease of play, and instructing the player. It's relaxing, I haven't had the need to web search random frustrating things, and it is rife with quality of life convenience. Probably because of their background with non-MMO games. And several years of polish, I'm sure.

    I've got a story question that I don't want to google to spoil big stuff. (I'm level 21 and just did my first airship tour of the other cities). Was the major event (moon exploding into Bahamut, warriors of light) how they explained A Realm Reborn? It feels like a kind of explanation for character wipes and resetting everything. Or was this also the initial story in the original XIV release?

    That was how 1.0 ended, yes. The city-states of Eorzea met Garlemald on the plains of Cartenau. Dalamud fell and released Bahamut. Louiseaux's final act was casting a spell to catapult people (PCs) forward in time to safety (a side effect of which screwed with people's memories of them). Bahamut disappeared in the aftermath of blasting half the continent when it woke up and hasn't been seen since.

    The specific resolution to a lot of that stuff comes up in the Binding Coil raid series, which is unlocked after the big showdown at the end of the ARR quests in 2.0 (and I believe the first of many credits rolls, as every expansion pack rolls credits then they roll again at the end of the major patch storylines).

    That's about the limit of what I'll say on it to avoid spoilers.

    Also, characters weren't wiped from 1.0 at all. The initial cutscene arriving in town is actually different for them, as whoever the innkeeper is gets confused finding your name already in their book. And then shrugs it off and continues as normal. (The ARR opening is very similar to the original 1.0 one, in which you got the same whole directed to the inn, signing the logbook, etc). Characters from 1.0 actually have a mark on their backs as a result of the spell as well (it can be toggled, so not everyone shows it).

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  • Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    Cool, thanks for the confirmation! That's a pretty cool way to handle it, I think.

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    A correction: If you had a 1.0 character carried over into ARR your name isn't in the book in Gridania. I haven't seen the cut scenes from the other nations so I can't say about those. I wonder if I can find them on youtube...

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    A correction: If you had a 1.0 character carried over into ARR your name isn't in the book in Gridania. I haven't seen the cut scenes from the other nations so I can't say about those. I wonder if I can find them on youtube...

    Huh. Could have sworn. Hmm.

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Finally got around to doing enough Eureka to enyellow my last holdout class.
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    (BLU is also not dyed but it's a limited class and also I'm not sure you can even get a dyeable version of its armor.)

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  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    E11S down, now onto E12S... So far I'm liking the first phase, I'm sure my opinion will change soon.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Working on previous endgame weapons is a fun side project for me, and it reminds me that Blizzard got rid of all those cool quests when they redid Vanilla in Cataclysm. D:

    They'll just be glamours but I enjoy the quest chains.

    Curious: do people still run higher end Alexander if I ever decide to try to get those totems for the weapons?

  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Working on previous endgame weapons is a fun side project for me, and it reminds me that Blizzard got rid of all those cool quests when they redid Vanilla in Cataclysm. D:

    They'll just be glamours but I enjoy the quest chains.

    Curious: do people still run higher end Alexander if I ever decide to try to get those totems for the weapons?

    Yeah. Unsync runs fairly regularly pop up in PF for glamour/mount farming, and a group of 6-8 level 80's can blast through most of the Alex fights in 30 seconds a piece. I think you might technically have to do one mechanic in A8S and A12S, just cause of how the boss force pushes at certain HP thresholds? I can't remember if anything during the A8S transition insta wipes you, that might be annoying if so.

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    My highest job is just over 70 but this is good to know!

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