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#1 Sep 04 2010 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I decided i wanted to start repairing my own armor but cant figure out how to. I guessed it would be the armorer class, but i have the equipment, and the item i want to repair and item needed to repair. Where do i go from there?
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#2 Sep 04 2010 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm also trying to figure out how to repair stuff. I really wish that FFXIV wouldn't have gone down the "item degradation" route. I have never really been a fan. That's one of the reasons I loved FFXI so much. If you're going to have that sort of system, make it really easy to repair things.
#3 Sep 04 2010 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I like that they introduced item degradation, but i do wish it was simpler to use.
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#4 Sep 04 2010 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Not everything is repaired via Armorsmith. Look at the items needed to repair, and that will guide you to which craft job needs to repair (ie, cloth items = weaver, leather items = leatherworker, etc). I believe to do the repair, you select the item from inventory and there should be a "repair" option. Make sure you are the proper craft and have the items in your inventory.


Note: I am not at home with the game in front of me atm, so I could be wrong on where to go to start the repairs. The rest of the info is accurate however.
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#5 Sep 04 2010 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?
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I don't necessarily mind having to repair gear, but what I don't like is higher level gear requires higher level crafts to repair. Sure it makes sense from a technical point of view, but it forces you to crutch off of others or it forces you to keep up with a craft you might not even care for. Wouldn't been such a pain in the *** if the repair NPCs weren't so lame. Really poor implementation in my opinion.

At least you don't have to play the silly little mini game and as far as I've seen, anything you repair yourself shoots it back up to 100% durability.
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#7 Sep 04 2010 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't necessarily mind having to repair gear, but what I don't like is higher level gear requires higher level crafts to repair. Sure it makes sense from a technical point of view, but it forces you to crutch off of others or it forces you to keep up with a craft you might not even care for. Wouldn't been such a pain in the *** if the repair NPCs weren't so lame. Really poor implementation in my opinion.


Actually, I prefer it this way. I'm a heavy crafter myself, and SE has previously mentioned things like wanting to make it feasible and useful for DoH and DoL classes to tag along in parties; it might make sense in the future to have DoH classes tag along to help repair stuff when parties fight against armour-damaging mobs.

Also, it gives higher level crafters something to do, the Retainer Ward system as it is right now is pretty hard to use properly and make a profit off for crafters.
#8 Sep 04 2010 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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There is a NPC that repair you equip to 50%, its usually located in the market area of ur city. I will have to check up the name but its the only NPC no in a stall.
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#9 Sep 04 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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You can also put it on your Retainer with an offer and hope someone will repair it for you while your offline.
#10 Sep 04 2010 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?


You can repair it partially at NPCs or *gasp* ask someone to do it for you! pay them? give them something in return? give them items necessary...this'll all flesh out in a little time when people get a hang of everything, you'll start seeing more people crafting useful stuff and repairing broken items and what not.
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#11 Sep 04 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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runtheplacered wrote:
So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?


There are npc repair shops which can repair to 50% durability, or you can put a piece of gear in your bazaar, or your retainer's bazaar, and request repairs. Works just like selling an item. You offer gil or items in exchange for a passing crafter's services.
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#12 Sep 04 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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What exactly is needed to repair things though, or what items if any help boost the process?
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#13 Sep 04 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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If you click on the item in your inventory, it will show how much druability is left and what is needed to repair it.
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If you open your inventory and scroll over the item you need repaired and click it (i think) you will see what items are needed to repair it. Once you have those items and have the proper crafting class equipped, someone else will need to help you from here on out cuz i haven't tried it yet.
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Reebie wrote:
What exactly is needed to repair things though, or what items if any help boost the process?


Go to the item in your inventory and select it. At the bottom of its information screen it will tell you what the current and max durability are and what items are needed to repair. It is worth noting that NPC repairs require only gil and not items.
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#16 Sep 04 2010 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't forget to de-equip armor before you try to repair it ;) Took me some time to figure it out too. Then use the right class and material to repair the gear. Only rank 1 will do and it wont fail.


Edited, Sep 4th 2010 11:27am by Wolk
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#17 Sep 04 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?


You can repair it partially at NPCs or *gasp* ask someone to do it for you! pay them? give them something in return? give them items necessary...this'll all flesh out in a little time when people get a hang of everything, you'll start seeing more people crafting useful stuff and repairing broken items and what not.
Let me put it to you in the oh so helpful way you responded.

So what, am I supposed to spend hours hunting for someone to repair my weapons and armor so that I can continue to level? Or go around shouting and begging, hoping a fellow english speaking player will show the kindness of repairing my gear? Am I expected to get gouged whenever I need to be able to play again? Sure, I can repair it to 50%, but that's only a temporary fix, and I'm sure people will start ******** about my damage being subpar due to my damaged gear.

So, yes, SE is expecting we become islands onto ourselves or go back to begging like we did in FFXI for crafters.

Edited, Sep 4th 2010 11:27am by Pawkeshup
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#18 Sep 04 2010 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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Let me put it to you in the oh so helpful way you responded.


How did I respond? let me put it to you in the "oh so helpful way *you* responded"....

I don't give a rats ***.
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#19 Sep 04 2010 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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am I supposed to spend hours hunting for someone to repair my weapons and armor


No you don't need to spend hours on it.. Just buy the tools for weaver/backsmith/leatherworker/armorer (whatever u want to repair) Then buy the sugested material to repair the item (also buyable at a NPC). De-equip the item and repair it. It's done in less then a minute.

Edited, Sep 4th 2010 11:33am by Wolk
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#20 Sep 04 2010 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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This system is pretty bad at the moment. Trying to find someone is **** near impossible and doing it your self cost just as much as buying a new one. The bronze nugget to repair the starting sword is 600gil which is the same price as the sword from the npc.

I have been doing shouts and seeking for new equipment and repairs for the last 2 days. The only response I have so far is retards trying to get 1000g+ to do repairs.

I say leave the repairs to the NPC's. I think we're going to see a lot of people running around with 0-50% durability on their gear. Me personally, I'm not gonna pay someone ungodly amount of gil to repair stuff. I don't see parties bringing along a person just to repair either.
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#21 Sep 04 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Pawkeshup Delivers on Time wrote:
SolidMack wrote:
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So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?


You can repair it partially at NPCs or *gasp* ask someone to do it for you! pay them? give them something in return? give them items necessary...this'll all flesh out in a little time when people get a hang of everything, you'll start seeing more people crafting useful stuff and repairing broken items and what not.
Let me put it to you in the oh so helpful way you responded.

So what, am I supposed to spend hours hunting for someone to repair my weapons and armor so that I can continue to level? Or go around shouting and begging, hoping a fellow english speaking player will show the kindness of repairing my gear? Am I expected to get gouged whenever I need to be able to play again? Sure, I can repair it to 50%, but that's only a temporary fix, and I'm sure people will start ******** about my damage being subpar due to my damaged gear.

So, yes, SE is expecting we become islands onto ourselves or go back to begging like we did in FFXI for crafters.

Edited, Sep 4th 2010 11:27am by Pawkeshup


I agree with your summation and I find it disappointing to say the least. Is it really to hard to ask for an easier way to handle item/equipment degradation? I actually like certain aspects of how SE wants us to level other jobs, but this one is the WORST! Not to mention I don't like how fast items degrade. Its on par with WoW's degradation but it's not 1/4 as easy to correct.

They are forcing you to either beg crafters or level up that skill and that to me takes all the fun out of playing or experiencing a game. The surplus xp really hasn't affected me. It might be a good thing. If you're level 50 you'll need level 50 crafting to fix items?

If that's the case then I don't know how much I'm going to like this game.
#22 Sep 04 2010 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I think 600gil to repair it yourself is a fair deal, assuming you get the chance to increase your crafting skill at the same time of course.
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#23 Sep 04 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I think 600gil to repair it yourself is a fair deal, assuming you get the chance to increase your crafting skill at the same time of course.


Yeah I got a little bit of skill up. Don't remember how much but I'm pretty sure it wasn't over 100. Is it really going to be worth it when your talking a couple thousand gil? You have to remember that was a level 1 sword. Though it is worth buying the mats and doing it your self when you're out in the field. The nuggets stack, I doubt the swords would.
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#24 Sep 04 2010 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the replies, got it all figured now :)
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