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anyone figure out how to use craft abilities?Follow

#1 Sep 08 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
I can equip the ability but I have no idea how to actually use it. Is it just a passive thing that sometimes activates? Is there a button I can press to make it work?
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#2 Sep 08 2010 at 1:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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I can equip the ability but I have no idea how to actually use it. Is it just a passive thing that sometimes activates? Is there a button I can press to make it work?


If you're talking about things like Masterpiece (weavers), you have to set it on the bottom row in your abilities screen, and then a menu option becomes available at some points during a crafting session under "wait."
#3 Sep 08 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
ooooh thank ye. I appreciate the tip.
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#4 Sep 08 2010 at 1:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also as for the gathering abilities like mining, things you set to your Abilities, will have a small chance to kick in before every 'strike' granting the effect to the following attempt. You'll see your character do a special animation, and the log will say "x trait has taken effect!"

Looks like 'Abilities" in FFXIV are like Job Traits in FFXI. Something passive that kicks in when it feels like.

Edited, Sep 8th 2010 7:54pm by RattyBatty
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#5 Sep 08 2010 at 9:28 PM Rating: Good
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For macros, you equip these like you do main abilities, the game figures out the right bar. For example, my fisherman (these are like Masterpiece for the crafters): /eaction 1 "Veteran Trade" and /eaction 2 "Nature's Bounty". This puts them in slot 1 and 2 in the abilities bar.

Masterpiece you actually use in crafting, watch for the scroll bar to head down below 'wait', and you'll see it there.

For the gathering ones, like already mentioned, they trigger randomly.
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