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Final Fantasy the 14th: End of the World Starts Now!

Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with ragefrom a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited April 28 in MMO Extravaganza
PM me if you have resources that are still useful. All the stuff in the previous first post looks outdated.

FFXIV: Shadowbringers is available on Windows, MacOS, PS4. Windows version can be purchased online, in-store or via Steam
All clients play on the same servers. The PS3 client has been discontinued. You will be unable to purchase a license for any content for the PS3 client.
  • Free trial <Link>
  • Benchmark tool and character designer <Link>

Trial accounts have the following limitations:
  • Maximum of 300,000 gil on a character
  • Limited to level 60 or below (This limitation allows you to play all the way through to the end of Heavensward)
  • Unable to use /shout, /yell, and /tell chat modes
  • Unable to access the marketboard, create/use retainers, send/receive in-game mail, and trade with other players
  • Unable to join/create Free Companies (guilds), unable to create but can join if invited parties and linkshells
  • Unable to progress past floor 10 of the Palace of the Dead
  • No time limitation. Characters can be transferred to a full paid account with no time limitations if created after patch 3.56
  • Characters created on a trial account before patch 3.56 have a 90 day time limit to be transferred to a full paid account


PA Community Information

Server:
Sargatanas (Legacy) NA - Aether Datacenter
Server Status: http://www.arrstatus.com/

Reminder: All clients play on the same servers. There will be PS4 players alongside those on Windows/MacOS
There's three datacenter clusters. One based in Japan, one in North America (located in San Jose, California) and a new EU data center
There are no restrictions on which server cluster you can play on when selecting a server but be mindful of the location for the purposes of latency

Datacenter groups are used in Duty Finder and Raid Finder group matchmaking.

Free Company
Official PA Forum FC: Ghost in the Linkshell <GHOST>

You can be invited into the FC by finding anyone with the <GHOST> tag, select the "View Company Profile" option and submit an application mentioning the PA forums



note that it's not like a PA exclusive community there's a bunch of people from just the server in general.

...and when you are done with that; take a folding
chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
zerzhul on
Lind
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2021
    Information in this post may be outdated. Please PM me with current resources and I will swap them out.


    Crafting resources:
    https://ffxivcrafting.com/
    https://ffxivteamcraft.com/search

    FF14 database:
    https://www.garlandtools.org/

    Glamour resource:
    https://xivstyle-archive.com/

    Player Glamours (for inspiration or sincere flattery):
    https://ffxiv.eorzeacollection.com/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/FFXIVGlamours/



    This seems to be a catch all for how-to stuff:

    https://saltedxiv.com/

    Info site for Tripple Triad

    https://arrtripletriad.com/en/cards

    Market board info!

    https://universalis.app/



    ~~~~~~~Legacy info below this line~~~~~~~

    - Gearing

    Gear calculator
    http://ffxiv.ariayla.com

    Theorycrafting blog
    https://dervyxiv.wordpress.com/


    - Combat

    What do I need to do to get caught up with Heavensward and all the unlockable stuff?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/3bheg1/guide_to_catching_up_to_patch_30_heavensward/

    I'm a fresh, newbie level 60. Now what?
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GOT6OpviApNsCIKiDJfVpktObeETow9cSNacnb-jyA/edit

    Setting up useable targeting filters
    http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1knlxo/demystifying_targeting_and_filters_a_keyboard_and/

    Give me the quick and dirty on tanking! In style!
    Tanking 101
    Aggro Management

    What's all these stats do?
    Combat stats are divided into two types: Primary and Secondary stats
    For the sake of brevity, only the basic outline will be covered. Exceptions and "buts" which apply to high-end PvE content will not be mentioned due to added complexity and if you're at the point of optimising at that level, this info isn't for you.

    Primary stats include Strength, Dexterity, Intellect, Mind and Vitality. All of these stats can be allocated with your bonus points for levelling up.
    Secondary stats include Critical Hit, Determination, Direct Hit, Tenacity, Skill Speed, Spell Speed and Piety.
    A "tertiary" stat is weapon damage. Weapon damage is king and any increase will make a very significant impact on your effectiveness.

    Each combat class/job will have a preferred primary stat. For tanks, this is Vitality. Melee DPS except Rogues/Ninjas will favor Strength. Ranged physical DPS and Rogues/Ninjas want Dexterity. Casters will want Intellect and finally Healers want Mind. The primary stats will have a significant effect on all your abilities.

    Secondary stats are a fair bit more complicated.
    Critical Hit - Increases the chance for a hit to deal extra damage as a critical hit. This stat also increases the severity of the critical hits.
    Direct Hit - Similar to Critical Hit, Direct Hits deal extra damage compared to a normal hit. Compared to critical hit, direct hits are lower severity, but occur more often. As with critical hit, this stat increases the severity of the direct hits in addition to increasing the chance a direct hit will occur. This stat can only be found on DPS role gear, however it can be melded via materia on Tank and Healer gear.
    Determination - Increases the potency of all skills and abilities.
    Skill Speed - Rather complex stat. It affects Damage over Time effects at around the same potency as Determination but has other effects in reducing the GCD of weaponskills. Advanced players who are aiming at optimising their play will seek certain amounts of skill speed. Value is dependant on job.
    Tenacity - A new stat introduced with 4.0 Stormblood. This stat replaces Parry and is only available on tank gear, and only affects jobs and classes of the Tank role. This stat increases damage done, reduces damage taken and increases the potency of healing spells and effects.
    Spell Speed - Similar to Skill Speed, this stat affects the cast time and the GCD of spells. Black Mages will sell their own mothers for more spell speed and as a result, the stat occupies a value higher than crit for them. It's still a good stat for any other caster, including healers as it also affects periodic effects such as Damage over Time effects and Heal over Time effects.
    Piety - This stat increases the maximum MP of class and jobs of the Healer role. It will not have any effect on Tank or DPS role classes. Piety also has the side-effect of increasing MP regeneration as the base regeneration is a function of maximum MP set at 2% every 3 seconds while in combat. The amount of MP desired by healers differs based on personal preference with some favouring a larger MP pool to have a strong reserve amount while others prefer minimal amounts of MP. As of 4.0 Stormblood, Piety is now considered as a full secondary stat, and has the same equipment stat caps as all the other secondary stats on all 4.0 and newer items.


    - Hunts and assorted combat content

    Hunt trackers
    http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/HuntTracker/Sargatanas/

    Centurio Seal hunt mark pathfinder
    http://www.ffxivhuntspath.co.uk/

    Hunt hot spots
    http://imgur.com/a/9ZtbV

    Treasure map reference guide
    http://14eorzea.seesaa.net/article/438008632.html

    What about some Pee Vee Pee?
    https://pvpaissa.com/


    - Crafting and Gathering

    Really awesome starter guide on crafting
    http://ffxivrealm.com/guides/ff14-advanced-crafting-guide-by-caimie-tsukino.39/

    Crafting Simulator
    http://ffxiv-beta.lokyst.net/#/simulator

    Crafting shopping list (Slightly out of date)
    http://ffxivcrafting.com/

    Item database & crafting lists
    http://www.garlandtools.org/db

    Eorzea Database
    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/

    A Realm Reborn (Pre-Heavensward) Unspoiled gathering guide
    http://ffxivrealm.com/guides/ff14-unspoiled-gathering-guide-by-caimie-tsukino.53/

    Heavensward gathering guide
    http://ffxivrealm.com/guides/ff14-heavensward-gathering-guide-by-caimie-tsukino.157/

    Gathering node spawn tracker
    http://garlandtools.org/bell/

    Pokedex of fishing
    http://en.ff14angler.com/


    - Housing and Gardening

    Housing furniture catalogue
    http://en.ff14housing.com/

    Gardening cross-breeding
    http://www.ffxivgardening.com/

    Airship guide
    http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/245872-Airship-Guide


    - Other stuff

    Triple Triad resource
    http://ffxivtriad.com/cards

    Squadron Calculator
    http://ffxivsquadron.com/[/quote]

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
    Lind
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2021
    So you want to know more about the game because you have never played? Final Fantasy 14 is one of the better MMOs on the market these days, full of epic storylines and all that jazz. It takes place on a world called.... You know, let me just post a few trailers and we can call it good:



    This was how the game was originally. It was bad. It was fated to die an early death. In order to save their flagship title, Square brought in
    Naoki Yoshida, also known as Yoshi-P. After much struggle, he and his team took the game apart and put it back together so it looked like this:



    This game was good and everyone loved it, to the tune of them putting out 3 expansions, with a 4th on the way. (The following videos may have spoilers, you are warned.)







    And here is the Teaser trailer and Launch trailerfor the new expansion in the spoiler tags:



    So come play the game with us. And if you don't want to play with us, fine. Come play with someone else. Jerks I mean, Silly Geese.




    This ought to be enough. Commence posting.

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
    Lind
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    *frothing intensifies*

    Please be kind and use spoiler tags for plot speculation based on the story teaser trailer, and for plot discussion after launch eventually!

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    kimeIanator
  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    I finished the second tier of the Eden raids. While Ifrit and Garuda's original themes are still their best, all of the other Primal remixes are incredible.

  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited November 2021
    Reopened old thread for a bit.

    So here I am jumping between grinding PLD relic weapons for ARR, HW and Bozja.

    And Bard weapon from Eureka.

    Got to have a hobby.

    Echo on
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Do they go back and add old relic weapons to new classes? Is that a thing?

    I'm still almost 100% assuredly going to be maining Sage. And it would be cool to have some laser knives that have the glow effects like the sword and shield that Dhalphir posted in the old thread. (That's some sweet mog by the way).

    I like the baseline look of the Sage artifact armor, based on the pre-release promotional videos and such. But I honestly can't wait to see what they do with it in the future, like in 7.0. It's fine, but it's pretty vanilla.

  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Do they go back and add old relic weapons to new classes? Is that a thing?

    AFAIK no, not for relic weapons. Maaaaybe stuff like the high-end raids which is what Dhalphir posted? Not sure there.

  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Am I missing something or is character appearance customization really sparse in this game?

    I mean I wanted a beard for my Hyur. And the only option available is this whispy little nothing beard.

    And you get to choose between six faces. Except five of them appear to be deliberately bad, so it's not really even an option.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    beards are a definite weak point

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    Man in the Mists
  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    I know it's Final Fantasy and a JRPG and all, but I was hoping I could still somehow have a character that didn't look like the typical animoo pretty-boy.

  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Quick question!!!!

    I have an NA account and I played FF14 for years. Now, I live in Germany. I purchased a PS5 and my PSN is EU based. I just bought FF14 and Endwalker on PSN but it will not let me register my Square Enix account because I am region locked.

    There is 0 fucking way I am going to play through the entire MSQ on a new account. Is there any workaround or does SQNX just not understand that people might move countries?

  • FrozenzenFrozenzen Registered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    I know it's Final Fantasy and a JRPG and all, but I was hoping I could still somehow have a character that didn't look like the typical animoo pretty-boy.

    Roegadyn and Hrothgar mihgt be up your alley.

    Lord_Asmodeus
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Clothes customization is pretty good though! You can just wear a helmet all the time and imagine a beard :P

    Battle.net ID: kime#1822
    3DS Friend Code: 3110-5393-4113
    Steam profile
  • QanamilQanamil life cheated us all and i'm full of angst Registered User regular
    We're getting the WoL stubble in 6.0 as I recall, but yeah facial hair is lacking.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I think if you pick the midlander hyur option you get practically no facial hair options at all. If you go with the highlander option you get maybe 3 beard choices.

    Renzo
  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Quick question!!!!

    I have an NA account and I played FF14 for years. Now, I live in Germany. I purchased a PS5 and my PSN is EU based. I just bought FF14 and Endwalker on PSN but it will not let me register my Square Enix account because I am region locked.

    There is 0 fucking way I am going to play through the entire MSQ on a new account. Is there any workaround or does SQNX just not understand that people might move countries?
    Hmm my husband made a US PSN account. If I just have to refund the EU and buy the PSN US version I will laugh my ass off.

  • GMaster7GMaster7 Goggles Paesano Registered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    I know it's Final Fantasy and a JRPG and all, but I was hoping I could still somehow have a character that didn't look like the typical animoo pretty-boy.

    I mean, you could be a badass animoo baby potato like me

    PSN: SKI2000G | Steam: GMaster7 | Battle.net: GMaster7#1842 | Twitch: twitch.tv/SKI2000G
    Grundlestiltskin
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    RT800 wrote: »
    Am I missing something or is character appearance customization really sparse in this game?

    I mean I wanted a beard for my Hyur. And the only option available is this whispy little nothing beard.

    And you get to choose between six faces. Except five of them appear to be deliberately bad, so it's not really even an option.

    The Hyur Midlander's are definitely intended to be the pretty boys. Give Highlander a try.

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Tried Warrior last night - levelled marauder to 30, unlocked WAR.


    I hate it. I really hate it. The keybinds don't fit within my existing keybind plans - needing a fourth bind for a secondary basic combo finisher is really irritating. I also really hate overpower - hitting mobs behind me while I'm doing wall to wall sprint pulls is really awkward.

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    the leveling feel of war is bad

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    the leveling feel of war is bad

    Overpower and the combo don't change at max, though.

  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Nothing beats the feeling of never needing a healer again once you get Nascent though. But yeah Warr has a few annoying quirks mainly only relevant to 4-man dungeons - like your aoe combo not granting Storms Eye so you have to do a single target combo to get your damage buff up initially. (and by extension learning where to refresh it so it doesn't drop off and force you to do it again)

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    they're fixing the aoe combo not being part of storm's eye, but not the fact that you have two different finishers for the ST combo. It sounds so silly to be annoyed by it but I just can't find a good spot for it on my bars.

  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    It took me about 3 months to get through Heavensward, so I should be able to get all the way through Shadowbringers now with this extra 2 weeks, right?

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    PSN/Steam/NNID: SyphonBlue | BNet: SyphonBlue#1126
    kimeMugsleyCrippl3SkeithSlacker1913WavechaserMan in the Mists
  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    the leveling feel of war is bad

    Overpower and the combo don't change at max, though.

    it doesn't generate fury until the 70s.

    inner beast is just plain bad now and makes war really lame at 50. definitely victim of power creep

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    it's the frontal nature of overpower that bothers me. the other stuff i'm sure would come to bother me over time and then it would get better at max, but overpower being an annoying frontal isn't going away

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Just finished the Copied Factory, and damn that's everything I wanted and more.

  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    I levelled Pally for a bit first and thought the cone of Overpower would be an issue when I tried Warr but the cone is so wide it never bothered me. If I’m running I’ll do an unbuffed whatever the spinny finisher to Overpower is. Ofc in quite low level instances you don’t have it, but you get it pretty quickly I think.

  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Clothes customization is pretty good though! You can just wear a helmet all the time and imagine a beard :P
    Or get a ShB dwarf helm with built in beard. Lali-ho!

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Tried Warrior last night - levelled marauder to 30, unlocked WAR.


    I hate it. I really hate it. The keybinds don't fit within my existing keybind plans - needing a fourth bind for a secondary basic combo finisher is really irritating. I also really hate overpower - hitting mobs behind me while I'm doing wall to wall sprint pulls is really awkward.

    For keybinding I have shift and ctrl as modifiers on PC so my hand never strays too far away from R, T, F, C, X, Z, and 1, 2 ,3, 4. It's tight, but I have pretty much all my job actions set up so I don't have to play "stare at the keys and then die," during a raid.

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I forgot how good the heavensward theme is. Just wrapped up the story patch of
    defeating nidhog and saving estinien

    And that song played the whole time I was waiting in the queue for the trial. Super snake eater slash classic James bond theme feel to it

    BahamutZEROkimemanwiththemachinegunSlacker1913JaysonFourNightslyr
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    @Just_Bri_Thanks the other thread's unlocked for you to pillage btw

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Frozenzen wrote: »
    RT800 wrote: »
    I know it's Final Fantasy and a JRPG and all, but I was hoping I could still somehow have a character that didn't look like the typical animoo pretty-boy.

    Roegadyn and Hrothgar mihgt be up your alley.

    also highlander hyurs, they are bigger and less anime pretty, also have slightly more beard option (still not much but more than midlanders)

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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    I put the Warrior attack that is a buff in the same place where I put the Paladin attack that is a DoT. And the ninja attack that refreshes that buff I do before a fight starts.

    BahamutZERO
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Seg wrote: »
    I put the Warrior attack that is a buff in the same place where I put the Paladin attack that is a DoT. And the ninja attack that refreshes that buff I do before a fight starts.

    I'm actually an idiot. Of course Storm's Eye can go on Goring Blade's spot, they're literally the same type of button.

    Thanks for the tip.

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    i love Eureka

    I have no idea why

    the gameplay is mindless, the content isn't varied, the rewards are purely cosmetic, and achieving anything takes enormous amounts of time.

    But I just love it. It reminds me of the Legion assault levelling from the Legion prepatch, back in early 2016 at the end of WOD. Dozens or hundreds of people swarming to objectives, working on them together.

    I think it's really interesting how something that is just objectively boring content can be quite enjoyable and thrilling when you have a good community of people doing it and helping each other. A random healer will cross half a zone to rez someone who died to avoid them having to take an XP down hit from releasing. People will actively wait multiple minutes after spawning a Fate to let others come to it before they pull. In theory, Korthia should have had the same feeling, but WoW's entire lack of collective positive community collaboration means that it was instead a stressful dash everywhere, hoping to get to a rare that popped before everyone blew it up.

    EvermournDonnicton
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Is their a cap to rest xp? I took smn/sch from 53-60 and am still full blue bar. I can't decide what's going on but the funniest answer would be that I have six whole years of rest to burn through

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited November 2021
    1.5 levels, but it only applies to mob kills so if you're doing MSQ most of your XP won't be consuming rested.

    Dhalphir on
    destroyah87EvermournBahamutZERO
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Kills but also crafting and gathering. You can blow through an entire bar of rest so fast while leveling Hand/Land.

    CaedwyrSlacker1913Man in the Mists
  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    Strap in for some rage on launch day from people who didn't know this was coming:

    "The database must be overwritten to implement the downscaling of values. As a result, any EXP accumulated between levels prior to 6.0 release will be reset to 0.
    All classes and jobs, retainers and Trust NPCs will be affected."

    Almost to 80? Your XP is back at just hit 79. Got 3 crafting jobs 75% to the next level? They're all 0% to the next level now!

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