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We are canceling the apocalypse! (Final Fantasy XIV)

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 All the stuff in the previous first post looks outdated.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 fout datacenter clusters. One based in Japan, one in North America (located in San Jose, California) a EU data center, and once for Aus and Pacific adjacent players.
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.
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 28
    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.
    Ianator
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 28
    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 4 expansions, with a 5th looking extremely likely. (The following videos may have spoilers, you are warned.)







    And here is the Teaser trailer and Launch trailer for the newest 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.
  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    I have like 3M gil and no real plan for it. What do you spend your gil on? I drop a bit here and there buying up stuff for Grand Company provisioning, but that's about it.

  • SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
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    what's this guy's deal. why does he look like this

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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    I have 140M (after giving my friend 80M so he could partake in housing lottery), and other than housing and fancy glams there isn't really all that much to spend it on. Outside of all that, the most expensive thing I spent money on was probably leveling Alchemy desynthing.

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    I have like 3M gil and no real plan for it. What do you spend your gil on? I drop a bit here and there buying up stuff for Grand Company provisioning, but that's about it.

    Gear, mostly. Especially when you're catching up and you just dinged max level it's probably the easiest way to gear up. Besides that: items for glamors.

    All in all I make more gil than I spend. For reference: I play ~10 hours per week, I don't do ex or savage content, I only have an apartment, my FC is pretty much bankrolled by 5 very active players and I've been playing since 2014.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 28
    Are glamor items typically vendors or marketboard stuff? How do you decide what you want?

    Edit: I've been glamoring my armor to just look like my RDM set, because the RDM sets look fantastic.

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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    I mean, there's glamour stuff all over the place. And the only way to decide what you want is by going "oh hey that looks neat".

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Are glamor items typically vendors or marketboard stuff? How do you decide what you want?

    Edit: I've been glamoring my armor to just look like my RDM set, because the RDM sets look fantastic.

    Very short breakdown:
    Get inspired @ https://ffxiv.eorzeacollection.com/ or https://www.reddit.com/r/FFXIVGlamours/

    1. If you want to look like you're going to go fighting then you'll mostly want dungeon drops. For instance, my Anubis-inspired thing is mostly dungeon drops.
    2. A lot of versatile items come from Veteran Reward, so just being subscribed for a while. A pair of pants you can dye in any color of the rainbow is pretty useful.
    3. Golden Saucer has a bunch of versatile stuff as well as a few gonzo items. The more neutral looking sets are pretty cheap and can be dyed and easily matched with other items.
    4. MSQ also provided a lot of glamor rewards, I am very fond of 55 Armor, but there's a more. Once you got them unlocked you can always buy them again from any Calamity Salvager.
    3. A lot of instantly recognizable items come from rep vendors from the beast tribes. Like the fucking Namazu bell or Meandering Mog Slippers.
    4. You will find a lot of cool items on the market board. Most of it crafted by players. Here's a good overview of what's currently available.

    captainkzerzhul
  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Glams are endgame

    Also midgame

    Actually they're the whole game

    Help im always broke

    A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.
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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    I'm sure those things are completely unrelated.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    housing snafu update:

    https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/79d1d63f76177b84fa6881b573d9bc9b87b7c6fb

    "We plan to conduct maintenance to fix issues on the public servers and restore lottery results data on Monday, May 16. This is expected to take approximately 8 to 10 hours, and should make purchase of and relocation to plots won in the lottery possible once more.

    Until this maintenance can be performed, however, relocation and sales for all plots will be suspended. We regret the delay, but ask for your understanding as we work to resolve these issues with the necessary caution."

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    re: Dragonsong's Reprise, GUESS WHAT
    if you don't save Haurchefant, the fight *loops*. Into infinity.

    See You Space Cowboy: a ttrpg about sad space bounty hunters
    https://podcast.tidalwavegames.com/
    BahamutZEROJust_Bri_ThanksKanaMan in the MistsQanamil
  • Drunken BastardDrunken Bastard Registered User regular
    With the NPC option in the mandatory dungeons I gave this another sub. 27 Lancer atm, is there anything I NEED to know unless I miss it?
    I was at the Gold Saucer, that's fun. I like crafting but so far I could not wrap my head around it. Apparently I did some in 2016 but I have no recollection.

  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    With the NPC option in the mandatory dungeons I gave this another sub. 27 Lancer atm, is there anything I NEED to know unless I miss it?
    I was at the Gold Saucer, that's fun. I like crafting but so far I could not wrap my head around it. Apparently I did some in 2016 but I have no recollection.

    Do the Main Scenario Quest, everything unlocks based on your progression through it.

    Do your class quests. At level 30, you'll be able to upgrade your class to a job. Equip your job stone when it's handed to you.

    That's the super important stuff.

    BahamutZEROKana
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    re: Dragonsong's Reprise, GUESS WHAT
    if you don't save Haurchefant, the fight *loops*. Into infinity.
    It specifically loops you to the moment Haurchefant dies, and you have the full 3 limit break segments instead of the 2 you have the first time you go through that phase, so the trick to saving him seems like it probably involves LB3 at that moment somehow. But Haurchefant doesn't seem to be affected by tank LB and probably isn't affected by your healer LB either, so the puzzle remains. Theories I've seen include killing the lance throwing guy with a ranged LB3, a special exception being hardcoded so he is affected by tank or healer LB3, killing Charibert super fast but this seems unlikely to me because Haurchefant dies in like 7 seconds after the phase starts. My personal guess is tank LB3 and then the entire party has to run out into the death DOT zone outside the axe guy's circle and block the lance that Haurchefant was blocking.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    With the NPC option in the mandatory dungeons I gave this another sub. 27 Lancer atm, is there anything I NEED to know unless I miss it?
    I was at the Gold Saucer, that's fun. I like crafting but so far I could not wrap my head around it. Apparently I did some in 2016 but I have no recollection.

    There's almost nothing you NEED to know but so much that is NICE to know. I think the best thing to do is dip your toe in everything a little bit and see what you like.

    Also I think there's a gap in the NPC dungeons for Heavensward and Stormblood, levels 50-70.

    destroyah87
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The talk of glamour earlier reminded me that I still really want the blue GC coat and hat.

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    With the NPC option in the mandatory dungeons I gave this another sub. 27 Lancer atm, is there anything I NEED to know unless I miss it?
    I was at the Gold Saucer, that's fun. I like crafting but so far I could not wrap my head around it. Apparently I did some in 2016 but I have no recollection.

    The Garo PvP event started recently, you might want to look at that while people are doing it as PvP may dry up again once people have the rewards they want.

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    structurally it's going to be very hard for pvp to dry up when it only needs 10 people across an entire datacenter to fire off

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    structurally it's going to be very hard for pvp to dry up when it only needs 10 people across an entire datacenter to fire off

    And yet the Feast was dead and only needed 8.

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    PSN: AbEntropy
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    the feast needed 8 specific people

    it's significantly easier to get 10 People than it is to get 2 tanks, 2 healers, etc




    also the feast wasn't fun

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I liked Feast. Until a meta developed. I have fond memories of tanking and interrupting enemy healers. Also: hauling loads of points neck to home while popping all kinds of cooldowns.

    CC is better, and the dota-inspired skill sets are better. I hope it will remain fun to play a few rounds of between other activities.

  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    Frontline will die off hard as people get the 10 wins they need

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    10 wins needed for what?

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    10 wins needed for what?

    One of the Garo mounts needs 10 frontline wins to get. First place wins only, mind.

  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ded289e756f96f1915b2c94eb7c049e14b39300a

    There are some AMAZING weapons in store from the weapon design contest, including some really good "joke" weapons.

    I'm a big fan of the machinist gun that's a bouquet of flowers and the warrior axe that's a pufferfish on a stick

    EvermournLD50Qanamil
  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Both of the WAR weapons look straight out of Monster Hunter to me. (The Almudron hammer, in particular, is very similar to the first, and the series loves its joke weapons)

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    frontline also sucks

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    That second paladin one is just tailor made for one of my friends. Their WoL is a deeply motherly character that runs an orphanage out of their free company housing, and their PLD glam is apron, oven mitts, the whole nine yards.

    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
    Warframe/Steam: NFyt
    Qanamil
  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Are there any example of mismatched NIN weapons? I hope that's possible, because the fork and knife combo is too good.

  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    The weapons are amazing. I haven't had an urge to play paladin but I do need a soup ladle and pot lid combo in my life.

  • BilliardballBilliardball Registered User regular
    Frontline will always be going as long as the roulette is there to give you a big chunk of exp.

    Maybe rival wings wouldn't be dead if they'd have given it a daily. It's better than frontline anyway.

    Switch: SW-7948-4390-2014 / 3DS: 0688-5244-6057 / FF14: Salus Claro
    Aldo
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited April 29
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Are there any example of mismatched NIN weapons? I hope that's possible, because the fork and knife combo is too good.

    From having rooted around in the engine guts a bit I believe there's no reason the engine can't do this, the off-hand knife is internally a separate off-hand weapon model it auto-equips to your model when you equip the mainhand item in the character inventory. Monk offhands, bow quivers, the card duel disk plate thing on astro weapons, the box machinists wear on their hips with their guns, katana scabbards, and the red mage focus they hold above their offhand are also coded this way.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    rival wings is weird because by and large, it remained popular on the JP servers. so they never felt a need to give it a roulette because people were playing it

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Are there any example of mismatched NIN weapons? I hope that's possible, because the fork and knife combo is too good.

    From having rooted around in the engine guts a bit I believe there's no reason the engine can't do this, the off-hand knife is internally a separate off-hand weapon model it auto-equips to your model when you equip the mainhand item in the character inventory. Monk offhands, bow quivers, the card duel disk plate thing on astro weapons, the box machinists wear on their hips with their guns, katana scabbards, and the red mage focus they hold above their offhand are also coded this way.

    Honestly it amazes me they've never bothered doing anything with the MCH ammo box. Literally every weapon uses the same one. At least let me turn it off...

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I wish there was some reminder flashing brightly on people's screen to remind them of what to do during overtime. Saw a ranged DPS run *away* from the crystal, leaving the tank all by himself walking it towards the opponents.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    ranged dps have chronic crystal allergies they can't help it they get hives

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Are there any example of mismatched NIN weapons? I hope that's possible, because the fork and knife combo is too good.

    From having rooted around in the engine guts a bit I believe there's no reason the engine can't do this, the off-hand knife is internally a separate off-hand weapon model it auto-equips to your model when you equip the mainhand item in the character inventory. Monk offhands, bow quivers, the card duel disk plate thing on astro weapons, the box machinists wear on their hips with their guns, katana scabbards, and the red mage focus they hold above their offhand are also coded this way.

    I feel like it's a major wasted opportunity they don't have off hands for anything other than the one class that uses Shields, even with so many classes that visibly have something that could function as an offhand.

    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
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    Polaritie
  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Strictly speaking, I think the ideal positioning for advancing the crystal is ranged on the crystal with melee ahead of it screening - that way fights breaking out don't constantly interrupt it moving.

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