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#1 Jul 31 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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I was speaking with a coworker that has played a lot of the other MMOs and he asked me about a "bank" that all characters could use across an account.

Essentially, the way I see it, its a shared storage locker that all characters on one account can use. If I am a high level character on one, I can farm mob drops and store them in the locker. Then my miner can store all those items in the locker. Then my metal working crafter has access to all those material that he would otherwise have to buy or farm on his own.

OR look at it as, i have a male taru as character 1 and female cat as character 2. I want to keep the roles separate and not level two jobs on one character. With this locker, I can share that gear or food with the other on my account.

Does that make sense?

just asking if we have heard anything like that or since we can level anything at a given time we don't need that ability. Plus the Armory system helps with storage. I don't know if that made sense... thanks, lol.
#2 Jul 31 2013 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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There is not any official word on shared storage as of yet. Player housing may solve this issue.

At the very least there is now moogle mail. In 1.0 you had to have a friend online to do transfers of any kind.
#3 Jul 31 2013 at 3:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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You cant send mail between alts. In order ot mail you need to have that person on your friends list and that person needs to be online at the time.. See the problem there ? heh. The retainer is like a shared bank between your characters on that server. We are aloud 8 chars per server (if you sub for 8)so all 8 will share the retainer ( think we get 2 at some point) BUT.. the plus side here is that your alts can become "mules" ( common term in ffxi. you can utalize there bag space as well as yours and transfer things threw the retainer.

You can share food but not gear if its spiritbound. If you craft it and put it in retainer yes this will work or put the "green qulity" items in there since there tradeable (pink is not).

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Edited, Jul 31st 2013 5:03pm by silverhope
#4 Jul 31 2013 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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silverhope wrote:
You cant send mail between alts. In order ot mail you need to have that person on your friends list and that person needs to be online at the time.. See the problem there ? heh. The retainer is like a shared bank between your characters on that server. We are aloud 8 chars per server (if you sub for 8)so all 8 will share the retainer ( think we get 2 at some point) BUT.. the plus side here is that your alts can become "mules" ( common term in ffxi. you can utalize there bag space as well as yours and transfer things threw the retainer.

You can share food but not gear if its spiritbound. If you craft it and put it in retainer yes this will work or put the "green qulity" items in there since there tradeable (pink is not).


Ah yes, the mail does not work between your own characters. Bummer.

I had not heard about retainers being shared in this way. I have a unique retainer on both of my 1.0 characters and they definitely had separate inventories. How will they merge the two? How will they pick which one to delete? Will they delete both of them and I have to start a new one?

Were the items that the retainers had stored in 1.0 delivered to that Item NPC?
#5 Jul 31 2013 at 3:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Gnu wrote:


Ah yes, the mail does not work between your own characters. Bummer.

I had not heard about retainers being shared in this way. I have a unique retainer on both of my 1.0 characters and they definitely had separate inventories. How will they merge the two? How will they pick which one to delete? Will they delete both of them and I have to start a new one?

Were the items that the retainers had stored in 1.0 delivered to that Item NPC?


This i believe no one can answer until release day.
#6 Jul 31 2013 at 3:35 PM Rating: Good
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I thought I've read in an interview with Yoshi saying that they will not be across account. It was maybe a month ago I read this?
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#7 Jul 31 2013 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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acually if we get 2 retainers in 2.0 by lvl 50 than they wont remove one and everything will be fine. you will just ahve to consolidate your things to get it going as befor
#8 Jul 31 2013 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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swisa wrote:
I thought I've read in an interview with Yoshi saying that they will not be across account. It was maybe a month ago I read this?


I read it as its not across account as in all server but only by server.. if they wont let you trade between characters threw mail or retainer than this is a HUGE issue.
#9 Jul 31 2013 at 4:24 PM Rating: Good
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Also, it's been confirmed that storage in Housing can be shared between player. I guess that it will be possible to share it between character as well.
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#10 Jul 31 2013 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
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Pryssant wrote:
Also, it's been confirmed that storage in Housing can be shared between player. I guess that it will be possible to share it between character as well.


Haven't seen this info. You recall where you saw that?
#11 Jul 31 2013 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
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If I remember correctly, the live letter about Housing.

He was talking about how you will be able to give access to your house to other player and/or Free compagny member. how you could share crafting material etc.

I'll try to locate the exact reference if I can
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