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#1 May 24 2013 at 9:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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With all the posts and confusion out there, I thought it might be worthwhile to compile some information regarding the transition, beta, pre-order, etc. I felt it better to include URL's rather than pasting everything in just because it would be so ugly. Hope this helps!

ETA: By request, I'm adding/changing some stuff in this post. Specifically, the addition of Zam member-created guides, play tips, etc. I'll be adding in links to posts as time goes by. Since most of the questions regarding how the actual transition have dropped off a bit, I'm going to push those items down to the bottom, and put the tips up here at the top. I'll be digging into the forums over the weekend to try to find everything I can. If you made a post you feel should be included, please reply to this thread and I'll do what I can to include it. (Wint please feel free to edit/format/whatever as you see fit!)

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Customer Service Help from Gnu

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Square Enix Support Center: 1-858-790-7529

I have some advice if you are still trying to reach support. Follow the list below:

1.) Get a ticket number from the support website. Skip this step, it's a hassel.
2.) Call the number above and wait. Be prepared to have over an hour of wait time. Someone WILL eventually answer.
3.) When someone finally answers, they will ask for your Ticket #. Tell them that their Ticket number system had an error and you could not get one.
4.) They will immediately and without question give you a ticket number. Please write this down in case you have to call back.
5.) Do not under any circumstances tell SE support that you have given your account information to anyone at all, ever. Not even your mother. Or your twin brother. If you have given your account info to someone, who cares? SE does. Don't tell them.

At this point someone will actually help you. Chat support and email support are not good at all. But phone support is actually functional after the initial wait.

You WILL NOT have any trouble verifying that you are the account holder in the event of a lost key fob or software app. If you stay on the phone someone WILL answer. The is by far the best way to get actual support fro SE. Email can take days and days. Phone Support is a waste of a couple hours but at least you will get what you need.



Zam Guides:

-----2.1 Unlock Guide-----

One Click Unlock Guide for 2.1 courtesy of Hairspray/Meat Mithkabob

-----Early Access-----

Filth's Guide to Early Access etc.

-----Classes and Jobs-----

  • Cross Class
  • Credit to Riot55555 from GameFaqs forum.
  • Beginner's Guide Credit to Covenant of the Phoenix
  • Job Requirements.
  • One of the small pictures need to be level 15, the larger level 30. For example, to unlock BRD: ARC = 30 & CNJ or LNC = 15. Credit to Gibsauce from Gaiscioch.
  • SMN Guide. Credit to Canadensis.
  • BLM macros. Credit to Gnu...again :)



-----Targeting and HUD/UI Guides-----



-----Gathering-----

Silverhope's Botany Maps:


AragalAyreth's Botany Node List:



-----Crafting-----




-----Parsing/AddOns-----




-----Databases/Web Tools-----





Transitioning to ARR:


FFXIV looks great...how much will it cost to pre-order?
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Sorry EU fans, the EU website does not have pricing for pre-orders available on the website.

FFXIV looks great...where can I get mine?


Great, I've ordered my copy of FFXIV. Now, how much will it cost to subscribe?


Wow, look at all those bonuses.


Remainder of Beta Test:


Video!



Official Q&A For Purchasing
Eat me, Drink me, Click me

World transfers are currently not being accepted for either new or Legacy players. As soon as new information is released, I will re-post it here.

Reply if I missed something! I hope all the links are kosher :)
Thanks for the reply Xoie, your suggestions have been implemented.

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Wint wrote:
Stickied!


/cheer

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#5 May 27 2013 at 12:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Typo in "access". Otherwise, good thread!
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
Typo in "access". Otherwise, good thread!


Thank you, sir. Corrected Smiley: smile
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A link to the subscription rates and minimum system requirements would be good.
NA: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/index.html
EU: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/
JP: http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/
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Anyone who adds a good post like Xoie's here gets an automatic 5 rate ups from me, lets get a good compendium going. I can help edit it if you want as well. Smiley: thumbsup
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Xoie wrote:
A link to the subscription rates and minimum system requirements would be good.
NA: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/index.html
EU: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/
JP: http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/


Thanks for the reply Xoie. I've incorporated your suggestion, just with a bit of a wrinkle. The links you included just go to the splash page for each region. I also noticed this when I was copying/pasting like crazy when I started the post lol. I've snipped out the relevant portions and included them individually. Hope you don't mind Smiley: wink

And Wint, if you were directing your question about editing to me; please feel free to edit as you see fit!
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Did some minor tweaking, hope that's ok Smiley: smile
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Wint wrote:
Did some minor tweaking, hope that's ok Smiley: smile


Heck yeah, that looks great! Smiley: grin
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Is there any information on whether or not the bonus items are applied to more than one character?
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Is there any information on whether or not the bonus items are applied to more than one character?


I know in 1.0 when I made a new char my Asuran Armguards and Onion Helm were in my inventory when he landed in Eorzea, so I would expect the same to happen this time around.
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I don't remember where I heard this, but I remember hearing that existing 1.0 CE characters will be able to pickup the 2.0 CE items from the mailbox. Hoping to see what the stats of the "new" asuran armbands and onion helms are in "Gridania".
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Also, people that played 1.0 and dropped it during the free period can look up their character on the lodestone to see what their progress was if they are trying to decide to start fresh or not. Simply go to the lodestone website at:

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html

Once there, type your character's name in the top box between the Log In button and the Community Search button and click on the Community search. As long as you can at least remember your first name, you'll see a list of characters and servers. You can then click on Character Profile and it will list the progress you had in all jobs before you stopped playing.

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Time to add the link! Applications started!

http://frontier.ffxiv.com/worldTransfer/na/index.html
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Time to add the link! Applications started!

http://frontier.ffxiv.com/worldTransfer/na/index.html


Good Call, Deronguerra. I have added it to the OP.

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Hey, add that server status link if you don't mind?
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Wint wrote:
Hey, add that server status link if you don't mind?

Done :)
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Great post thank you!

I do have a question for anyone that might know. I own v1.0 for PC but will be buying v2.0 for PS3. If I use my v1.0 account to sign in to the PS3 can I use the key from my new PS3 v2.0 to activate a new PC account?
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You'll need to use the PS3 code to be able to play it on the PS3 so you'd have to use the same account if you wanted to play on both.
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Wow, look at all those bonuses.
What if I pre-order?
What if I want a Collector's Edition. What are the goodies?
What does early access mean?
How do I obtain early access?


The picture under "What does early access mean?" Says that you must contact customer support to receive the early access code.... There is no way that is accurate. If it is then someone needs to be facepalmed xD. I expect mine in my email.
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Wow, look at all those bonuses.
What if I pre-order?
What if I want a Collector's Edition. What are the goodies?
What does early access mean?
How do I obtain early access?


The picture under "What does early access mean?" Says that you must contact customer support to receive the early access code.... There is no way that is accurate. If it is then someone needs to be facepalmed xD. I expect mine in my email.

It may be that is something that Australians had to do as that where the picture comes from. When I originally made the post there was some discussion about how early the "Early Access" would be. I was just trying to point out it would be a week.

But yeah, when I pre-ordered, it said I would receive an email with instructions about what to do when the time came.
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Hey everyone. If you're still looking at the post, please reply with links to any guides you've made that you want added to the sticky.

Thanks!

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For all the RPGers. Eorzea Lore and race naming guide

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/forums/491
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Nice. Thanks for adding the Targeting Guide LebargeX. I hope that people will find it in the first few days of Phase 4 and also at the Official Release. Being able to target is just essential to enjoying the game. I really want as many people to enjoy FFXIV:ARR as possible!
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I just purchased the Collector's edition digital download. Is it not possible to download the game yet?
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I just purchased the Collector's edition digital download. Is it not possible to download the game yet?


No, not yet. The earliest you would be able to download the client would be for Phase 4 of beta. If you never applied, I suggest doing so this weekend. They will be cutting off applications on 7/30 and not opening them back up until the Phase 4 release, sometime around mid August. Phase 4 is open beta, so you will definitely get in. I suggest applying straight away so you can get a head start, as the devs have stated Phase 4 progress will carry over to release as long as no game breaking bugs are found.

If you pre-ordered a full Collector's Edition, you will also get early access to the official release, which we're speculating should be around 8/20, with the official release date being 8/27. If you just got the digital "upgrade" to your 1.0 Standard Edition, I don't believe that qualifies you for early access.

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When I registered I tried to apply, but it was cut off as of the 22nd.
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Ok, help guide me through this process, because some of it is kinda convoluted, and unlike how other MMOs handle their business.

1) I ordered the Collector's Edition digital download. Will the physical bonuses, like the art book, arrive in the mail at some point?

2) at what point will I be able to set up a subscription?

3) I've had a horrible experience with clickandbuy in the past. These guys are a nightmare, and a borderline scam. Please tell me there's a simpler way to pay.

4) I wasn't able to get into the P4 beta, so now I have to wait until open beta, which is when exactly?

5) did they keep the market wards, or did we get a proper AH?

6) the macro system in the original 14 didn't allow you to change your entire spell bar in one macro, has that been fixed? It's annoying to only be able to change 1-9 when I switch jobs.

7) are we still limited to a mere half dozen or so quests every 36 hours?
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garethrogue wrote:
Ok, help guide me through this process, because some of it is kinda convoluted, and unlike how other MMOs handle their business.

1) I ordered the Collector's Edition digital download. Will the physical bonuses, like the art book, arrive in the mail at some point? Um no, sorry, its cheaper to digital download because there are no physical goodies.

2) at what point will I be able to set up a subscription? After you log on with your SE account (lets say 8/27) its 2 weeks before you need to pay, and then its monthly, going by the date you original began payment. i.e. 5th of each month.

3) I've had a horrible experience with clickandbuy in the past. These guys are a nightmare, and a borderline scam. Please tell me there's a simpler way to pay. Uh, what guys? What scam. What site?

4) I wasn't able to get into the P4 beta, so now I have to wait until open beta, which is when exactly? Do you mean Early Access because you pre-ordered? The exact date is a hot topic we are still awaiting confirmation.

5) did they keep the market wards, or did we get a proper AH? We have AH and Retainers.

6) the macro system in the original 14 didn't allow you to change your entire spell bar in one macro, has that been fixed? It's annoying to only be able to change 1-9 when I switch jobs. Um, you talking pc or ps3? Keyboard has keybinds you can make, and controller also has option to put macros on it.

7) are we still limited to a mere half dozen or so quests every 36 hours?
There are different kinds of quests. Main quest/class quest, levequest and side quests. The levequests have a limitation to a certain amount per day. I guess they want us to sleep and eat at some point.
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1) that's fine
2) Mine should be 8/20, so I'll set it up for then.
3)clickandbuy.com is a company Square uses as an option for making payments. http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1364638028186031813#8 You can not possibly, ever in your life, find a worse company to do business with.
4) I missed the cut off to get into day 1 of phase 4, which as I understand is in the next few days, followed by everyone else, if I'm not mistaken.
5) Does this AH have a search function?
6) PC. The macros would only allow one command per line, with a maximum of 9 lines. It was crap when you wanted to change jobs.
7) This is a FF MMO. Having lived through vanilla FF XI, I've known what it is like to not sleep or eat. Will we be able to grind mobs in XP PTs, like in XI?
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1) that's fine
2) Mine should be 8/20, so I'll set it up for then.
3)clickandbuy.com is a company Square uses as an option for making payments. http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1364638028186031813#8 You can not possibly, ever in your life, find a worse company to do business with.
4) I missed the cut off to get into day 1 of phase 4, which as I understand is in the next few days, followed by everyone else, if I'm not mistaken. Much discussion, 8/8 is the next Live Letter.
5) Does this AH have a search function? Yes.
6) PC. The macros would only allow one command per line, with a maximum of 9 lines. It was crap when you wanted to change jobs. Jobs can changed by your weapon choice. There are special armor sets you can make, not part of macro.
7) This is a FF MMO. Having lived through vanilla FF XI, I've known what it is like to not sleep or eat. Will we be able to grind mobs in XP PTs, like in XI?
Lower levels are solo, dungeons are light party of 4. I don't know about higher levels 30+

you might want to check youtube for macro how to's and other live letters.
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1) that's fine
2) Mine should be 8/20, so I'll set it up for then.
3)clickandbuy.com is a company Square uses as an option for making payments. http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1364638028186031813#8 You can not possibly, ever in your life, find a worse company to do business with. You can now pay directly. No more C&B.
4) I missed the cut off to get into day 1 of phase 4, which as I understand is in the next few days, followed by everyone else, if I'm not mistaken.Applications shut off today, but will open back up when P4 starts.
5) Does this AH have a search function?Yes. You search by weapon, tool, or armor piece.
6) PC. The macros would only allow one command per line, with a maximum of 9 lines. It was crap when you wanted to change jobs.Didn't touch macros during beta. I found the cross hot-bar for PS3 was enough for up to level 23 (my max during P3)
7) This is a FF MMO. Having lived through vanilla FF XI, I've known what it is like to not sleep or eat. Will we be able to grind mobs in XP PTs, like in XI?Not in the traditional find a camp and kill the same thing for hours way, no. XP from mobs is found in lots of places: Your hunt log (job specific solo), Grand Company hunt log (solo), dungeons (closest thing to FFXI party xp'ing), FATEs (lots of people-think public stuff from Rift/GW2, Guildhests (party), Guildleves (solo). And, of course, the quests mentioned above.
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-Thank Celestia I don't have to go through them. Click and Buy wanted a photo copy of my driver's license, a bank statement, and a few other things. What the **** else could they ask for, a stool sample?
-I tried to get in a few days ago, and they wouldn't let me in, so today's cutoff was probably code registration for those who already applied, no?
-Hopefully there's a text input option. It was **** to find some things in the XI AH.
-I'll be playing on a wireless PC controller, with a wireless keyboard, from the comfort of my leather recliner, using my 47' flat screen as my monitor, so it should be the same experience as a PS3 only with insanely better hardware.
-That sounds......adequate?


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garethrogue wrote:
-Thank Celestia I don't have to go through them. Click and Buy wanted a photo copy of my driver's license, a bank statement, and a few other things. What the **** else could they ask for, a stool sample?
-I tried to get in a few days ago, and they wouldn't let me in, so today's cutoff was probably code registration for those who already applied, no?
-Hopefully there's a text input option. It was **** to find some things in the XI AH.
-I'll be playing on a wireless PC controller, with a wireless keyboard, from the comfort of my leather recliner, using my 47' flat screen as my monitor, so it should be the same experience as a PS3 only with insanely better hardware.
-That sounds......adequate?


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I thought the cutoff today was for applications....either way though, Yoshi-P has stated you can apply the same day P4 starts, so you're in the clear. There's still no hard date, but everyone is guessing the week of 8/8, as that's when the next "Live Letter" is.

PS3, 37" Vizio, Wireless KB and controller and a Lane "Big Man" recliner here lol Smiley: grin

I don't recall there being a text input option. It was pretty much just select the icon of the type of item you were after. But, like I said, being on the PS3, though I do have a keyboard, I wasn't using it much at all, so I could very well have missed it.

There is a very small minority of 1.0 players who aren't pleased with the transition to 2.0. I feel your concerns are warranted given what 1.0 was like, but I would bet they've all been addressed, and well at that.

There's a fantastic tutorial system built in that will explain every nuance to you as well, so you won't be lost with all the changes either. Of course, there's a little box to check to say you don't want to see them, and you can access most of them from the menu after as well.

Welcome back!

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That's great. Thanks for the info :)
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That's great. Thanks for the info :)


Any time! Smiley: grin
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A friend of mine played 1.0, and his character is currently on what will become a JP server. Is there any way he can transfer off, now that we're past the 7/15 deadline, or will he have to start fresh?

It shouldn't be a big deal if he has to start fresh, but it'd be nice if he didn't.

Edited, Aug 3rd 2013 10:02pm by garethrogue
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garethrogue wrote:
A friend of mine played 1.0, and his character is currently on what will become a JP server. Is there any way he can transfer off, now that we're past the 7/15 deadline, or will he have to start fresh?

It shouldn't be a big deal if he has to start fresh, but it'd be nice if he didn't.

Edited, Aug 3rd 2013 10:02pm by garethrogue

Legacy characters can't transfer off to new servers for about 6 months per Yoshi.
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Actually I was wrong, he's on a legacy server. That's for people who want to play a 1.0 version of the game or something? He's on Excaliber.
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Actually I was wrong, he's on a legacy server. That's for people who want to play a 1.0 version of the game or something? He's on Excaliber.

All 1.0 characters are on Legacy servers. If you want to continue playing your 1.0 character in ARR you have to play it on a Legacy server. Your friend cannot migrate that character to a New server yet. You however could join him as a new character on his Legacy server.

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is there any difference in gameplay between a legacy server and a new one?
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is there any difference in gameplay between a legacy server and a new one?

Not at all

The difference is that Legacy servers are full of level 50 characters with lots of Gil.
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I soon (probably tonight) will be pre-ordering a copy of the game for a friend that I want to play with me but he is unable to purchase the game for himself at this time. Since I am buying his copy of the game we have agreed that I'll be hijacking his pre-order bonuses since I am a legacy CE user and don't really have access to these pre-order items unless I just buy a new copy of the game for myself. When u pre-order the digital download how does it work really? Do you get an e-mail with a download button/link for the game and will the bonus items come bundled in this link or is there a separate link/code to add these items?
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Yes you will get an email at or shortly before early release (not sure when yet) that gives instructions on how to access the digital download. Since this is how early access works for physical copy purchasers as well we still cant be sure of the timeline as nothing official has been released yet.

Any bonus items earned will be waiting for you in your Moogle Mail as deliveries. You can pick them up from the little Moogle with the mail pouch in whichever city you start in.
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6) the macro system in the original 14 didn't allow you to change your entire spell bar in one macro, has that been fixed? It's annoying to only be able to change 1-9 when I switch jobs.

Each class has a unique set of actions saved to your hotbars; when you switch classes, the hotbars automatically switch as well. As for macros, I can't remember exactly how many lines you're limited to, but I want to say it was about 32 lines per macro, and you can make up to 100 macros. There are some macro guides floating about, and although there is a lot of overlap with FFXIV's system, there might be some differences you'll want to learn (I can't remember FFXIV's system perfectly, so I can't give you any examples off the top of my head). Here's a list of some commands:

/linkshell(/l)1-8. Typing /linkshell or /l without a message switches the default chat mode to [Linkshell].
/freecompany (/fc) Sends a message to all members of your free company, regardless of their location. Typing /freecompany or /fc without a message switches the default chat mode to [FreeCompany].
/echo (/e) [message] Displays a message that only you can see.

/partycmd (/pcmd) [subcommand] Executes various party commands. Opens your party members display when no subcommand is specified.
>>Subcommands:
add “PC name” – Invite a PC to your party.
leave – Leave your current party.
leader “PC name” – Pass leadership to a PC in your party.
kick “PC name” – Remove a PC from your party.
breakup – Dissolve your current party.

/invite "PC name" Invites the specified PC to your party. Invites current target when not specified.
/kick "PC name" Removes the specified PC from your party. Removes current target when not specified.
/leader "PC name" Passes leadership to the specified PC. Passes leadership to current target when not specified.
/leave Leave your current party.
/join Accepts a party invite.
/decline Declines a party invite.

/friendlist (/flist) [subcommand] Executes various Friend List commands. Opens your friend list when no subcommand is specified. (Bound to "O" by default)
>>Subcommands:
add “PC name” – Send a PC a friend request.
accept “PC name” – Accept a friend request from a PC.
deny “PC name” – Deny a friend request from a PC.
remove “PC name” – Remove a PC from your friend list.

/blacklist (/blist) [subcommand] Executes various blacklist commands. Opens your blacklist when no subcommand is specified.
>>Subcommands:
add “PC name” – Add a PC to your blacklist.
remove “PC name” – Remove a PC from your blacklist.

/? [command_name] Gives a detailed explanation of specified command. Abbreviations can be used.
* All command names must be one word or in quotation marks.

/wait [wait time] The maximum wait time allowed is 60. If the wait time amount is over 60, it will be counted as 0.
/logout Log out and return to the title screen.
/shutdown Log out and close the game.
/map Opens the current area map.
/check (/c) “PC name” (placeholder) Examines the specified target. Examines current target when not specified.
/huntinglog(/hlog) View the hunting log. (Bound to "H" by default)
/craftinglog(/clog) View the crafting log. (Bound to "N" by default)
/gatheringlog(/glog) View the gathering log. (Bound to "B" by default)
/trade Initiates a trade with your current target.
/return Return to your current home point.
/action (/ac) “action name” “PC name” Uses an action on specified target. Uses current target when not specified. This cannot be used with actions you have not yet learned, or when restricted by other factors.
/battlemode (/bm) [subcommand] Toggle between active and passive mode. Switches to opposite mode when no subcommand is specified.
>>Subcommands:
On – Draw weapon.
Off – Sheathe weapon.

/marking (/mk) [target type] “PC name” (placeholder) Set a sign on the specified target. Uses current target when not specified.
>>Target types:
attack1–5
bind1–3
ignore1–2
circle
cross
square
triangle
off (Turns off enemy sign.)

>>Example:
/marking attack1 (Sets sign “Target to Attack 1” on current target.)
/target (/ta) “PC name” (placeholder) Targets the specified target. Target must be within range for this command to function.
/targetnpc (/tnpc) Targets the closest NPC within a certain radius.
/targetenemy (/tenemy) Targets the closest enemy within a certain radius.
/battletarget (/bt) Targets the closest enemy within a certain radius that is attacking you.
/assist (/as) Targets the target of another PC or NPC. (A target must be specified.) Assists current target when not specified.
/facetarget (/ft) Immediately turns your PC in the direction of your current target.
/automove Turn on/off auto-run.
/recast Displays time remaining until the specified action can be used again.
/loot Opens the loot list.
/sit (/lounge) Assume a sitting position or rise from it. Certain emotes have special sitting equivalents. Also sits your character in a chair if one is nearby.
/follow Follow a targeted player.
/legacymark (/lmark) [subcommand] Show or hide the mark of the Twelve—a brand appearing on the back of the neck of all who survived the Calamity.
>>Subcommands:
On - Show mark
Off - Hide mark

For all emotes: >>Subcommands:
motion - Perform motion only
Both text and motion will be displayed when no subcommand is specified.

/gcsalute [subcommand] Perform the official salute of the Grand Company to which you belong.
/pray [subcommand] Offer solemn words of prayer to the Twelve.
/straightface [subcommand] Restore your facial expression to a neutral state.
/smile [subcommand] Smile.
/grin [subcommand] Beam with delight.
/smirk [subcommand] Smirk.
/taunt [subcommand] Put on a taunting grin.
/shuteyes [subcommand] Shut your eyes.
/sad [subcommand] Frown.
/scared [subcommand] Stare in fear.
/amazed [subcommand] Stare in awe.
/ouch [subcommand] Cringe in pain.
/annoyed [subcommand] Furrow your brow.
/alert [subcommand] Sense something amiss.
/worried [subcommand] Appear worried.
(Many more than these in game.)

Placeholders
<t> Displays current target name.
<tt> Displays target of current target’s name.
<me> Displays your character’s name.
<0> Displays your character’s name.
<1>~<8> Display Party Member 1-8's name. 
<attack1>~<attack5> Displays Target to Attack 1–5’s name.
<bind1>~<bind3> Displays Target to Bind 1–3’s name.
<stop1>~<stop3> Displays Target to Stop 1–2’s name.
<square> Displays target marked with a square’s name.
<circle> Displays target marked with a circle’s name.
<cross> Displays target marked with a cross’s name.
<triangle> Displays target marked with a triangle’s name.
<mo>,<mouse> Displays mouseover target’s name.
<hp> Displays current HP and maximum HP.
<hpp> Displays current HP as a percentage.
<mp> Displays current MP and maximum MP.
<mpp> Displays current MP as a percentage.
<tp> Displays current TP.
<class>,<job> Displays current class and level.
<pos> Displays coordinates of current location.


Finally, you can save gear sets for each class. This is a built-in option for which you do not need to make any macros. However, you can drag these gear sets to your hotbars to make it very easy on yourself. From the manual:

Completing the level 10 class quest for any Disciple of War or Magic will unlock the Armoury system, allowing you to undertake the initiation quests for guilds of other disciplines. Once you have spoken to a guild receptionist and completed the initiation quest, you will be able to change to the corresponding class by equipping the proper weapon or tool.

Gear Sets
Unlocking the Armoury system also grants you access to gear sets. Gear sets allow you to instantly switch between multiple pieces of gear, saving you the time and effort of sifting through equipment stored in your armoury chest. These gear sets can be found in the Gear Set List of the Character menu.

Gear Set List
After gaining access to the Armoury system, players are granted an additional gear set for each class they unlock, which are all stored within the Gear Set List. All gear sets in this list can be placed on the hotbar, allowing players to instantly change classes with the press of a button. Players can also rearrange and rename gear sets.

Armoury Chest
Starting in phase 3, all players will carry an Armoury Chest. All gear purchased or found is automatically stored in this chest, which is categorized and sorted by type. The Armoury Chest is separate from your inventory, with each section allowing up to 25 pieces of gear.
* All gear must be placed in the Armoury Chest in order to be used with gear sets. If the gear registered to your gear set is in your regular inventory, you will not be able to equip it when switching to the corresponding gear set.



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#48 Aug 08 2013 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
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very impressive. Yoshi P has done an incredible job here, and that's a great post.
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Any info on server transfers for legacy characters? I applied on day 1 to transfer from Masamune to Excalibur, but I haven't gotten any updates/emails. According to the XIV site my character is still on Masamune too.
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Any info on server transfers for legacy characters? I applied on day 1 to transfer from Masamune to Excalibur, but I haven't gotten any updates/emails. According to the XIV site my character is still on Masamune too.

Mine went through. Been playing my 1.0 character on his new server this weekend. With a name & appearance change as well.
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Can't check the game right now because I'm in the middle of upgrading my PC. It's just strange that I didn't receive any kind of notification. Did you get an email or anything?
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