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#1 Sep 07 2010 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
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Here is my one system-based complaint about FFXI:

Synthing ore into nuggets requires fire crystals. Fire crystals are almost impossible to get. Therefore, mining is worthless, because nobody has any use for your ore. Blacksmithing is also very difficult to start out, because the most cost effective way to start a craft is to harvet the materials and then synth them yourself. But for blacksmithing, all the basic synths require unobtainium fire crystals, so that's not gonna happen.

SE needs to fix this! Either make fire crystals more common, or let us synth fire shards into fire crystals, or something! This is a MAJOR balance issue with a really important craft!
#2 Sep 07 2010 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
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fire crystals are easy to get at lvl 10+

its the players that have issues or don't care. People are holding onto them instead of selling them. Im actually really confused as to how people are playing. I'm in a first camp right now with a bunch of people with default headgear, giving away better lvl 7 stuff for free, and no ones taking them. So i'm guessing most people just don't care enough to get good gear and therefore don't care about selling. Hopefully when the game comes out most ppl will sell their fire crystals when they don't use them, and thust blacksmithers and stuff can buy them.

Edited, Sep 7th 2010 2:55am by Azurymber
#3 Sep 07 2010 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't help but wonder when we will start seeing goblins in this game. They're all hoarding the fire crystals!
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#4 Sep 07 2010 at 1:06 AM Rating: Good
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Azurymber wrote:
fire crystals are easy to get at lvl 10+
Edited, Sep 7th 2010 2:55am by Azurymber


Easy to get how? I'm level 10 and I haven't figured it out...
#5 Sep 07 2010 at 1:11 AM Rating: Good
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I think I was getting mine off of the level 3 Mining Nodes in East Thanalan.
#6 Sep 07 2010 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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OH Yeah! You can also create them using 16 Fire Shards and 1 Fire Sand as an Alchemist. The fire shards are easy enough to come by throughout the Ul'Dah starting area and the Fire Sand can be bought from Jemimi in Ul'Dah I believe.
#7 Sep 07 2010 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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let us synth fire shards into fire crystals


http://ffxiv.yg.com/recipes?c=35

a little down the page it gives a recipe on making fire crystals. Don't know if this is in the beta but its in the game...however I agree I hope there's an easier way to attain fire crystals and crystals in general.
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#8 Sep 07 2010 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
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That old alchemy recipe (16 shards + Fine Sand) is not working anymore, at this moment if you want Fire crystals you need to farm them.

supergp17 wrote:
I think I was getting mine off of the level 3 Mining Nodes in East Thanalan.
I can confirm this, Thanalan region level 3 mine spots some times drop fire crystals.

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#9 Sep 07 2010 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
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supergp17 wrote:
I think I was getting mine off of the level 3 Mining Nodes in East Thanalan.


Cool, thanks :D
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