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#1 Sep 14 2010 at 1:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Has anyone else noticed these outside of guild leves?

I have yet to see one when not in "bound by duty" status for a guild leve. I've been running into them on my way to the mobs and recently realized, no one can usually see them but me. Sometime they're hard to find because you can't target them, you have to examine them via the menu.

Early on, it was only a handful of gil. But when doing Rank 10 leves I usually get a few thousand gil, and even got a Rank 10 hatchet while doing a Rank 10 Botany leve.

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#2 Sep 14 2010 at 1:54 AM Rating: Good
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Only during guildleves for me, and I'm sure I've missed quite a few of 'em. I recreated my character on a different server and on the 1st guildleve there was a chest right in front of me while leaving the camp. Had a hempen hat in it, pretty sweet...

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 4:02am by TwistedOwl
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#3 Sep 14 2010 at 2:19 AM Rating: Good
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Bumped into one during an Emerald Guild leve and aquired some cotton trousers.

Hopefully, chests in XIV will generally contain good items instead of junk someone would throw away. XD
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#4 Sep 14 2010 at 2:21 AM Rating: Good
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I don't think you necessarily have to be bound by duty, but that might be the trigger for them to spawn. I know I've found one on the way back to town after I already completed my leves. It was out in the open with people around it and no one touched it, so that supports only me being able to see it.

From recollection (and from a chest I opened not 30 minutes ago) the other chests I've found where while I was in the middle of a leve, but they usually contained gil in varying amounts. About 1500-2900 in the last two I opened.
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#5 Sep 14 2010 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I really have not played that much but I thought you only got them while doing leves.
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I've only seen them during leves myself... its possible though that they spawn during leves and then hang around for a few minutes after you are done... but I havent seen that myself, would just be speculation on what Outlaw said.
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#7 Sep 14 2010 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
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The amount of gil contained is based on the location where it spawned. A chest near Camp Blackbrush (rank 1 camp) yields 100 gil average, a chest near Camp Drybone (rank 10 camp) yields 2000 gil average and even some Hempen Robe, last chest found near rank 20 camp for me yield about 3000 gil, might be wrong on the last one. I only found them while doing leve and other people in your party also get the loot no matter who loot it.

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 7:34am by Khornette
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They show up only on guildleves. They contain a random amount of gil based on the guildleve Rank and can contain one or more items.

If you are in a party everyone doing the guildleve can see the chest and open it. Items go to a random party members loot pool. You can keep it or "gift" it to someon else in the party.

They are usually not on teh obvious route to the mobs from the camp. You have to look around to find them.

You can get more than one chest per guildleve. This might be a bug in OB or it's due to a hidden ability like treasure hunter (still beeing tested).
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I started to wonder that chest only appears to people who can open them. There were a few times I saw a chest and though someone else would've got there before I do....then they just walked right passed it. So I guess if it is leve related, it won't be too much of a surprised if the other people didn't see MY chest.
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#10 Sep 14 2010 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
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I think they're leve-only instances.

1- I have only seen them while on levequests.
2- I have seen people walk right though them without stopping to look. So it's instanced to me.
3- While on mining leves, I also got gathering specific gear.

My wonderings about this :
Do these only spawn inside the yellow circle on your map, or can they spawn anywhere in the zone. I have tried wandering way off track in the map, while on levequests, and haven't found a stray chest. So far all the chests i've run across were directly in my path to the next target area.

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 2:51pm by RattyBatty
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#11 Sep 14 2010 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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I think I once opened a blue chest for 90 gil. :/
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I think I once opened a blue chest for 90 gil. :/


I got one for 63gil last night D:

But I think it's because I was doing quests in an area below my level. The first chest I opened in that area gave me my witch's hat and gil
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I got a bit over 4k from one during a rank 10 leve. Granted, I was underlevelled and couldn't actually complete the leve, but hey, I got 4k anyway!
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#14 Sep 14 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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Ah, thanks for the pointing that out! I remember opening one early on, then I must've forgotten how to open them. I just stared at the last one, figured it was for someone else, and ran off. Open through the menu, of course.

Good to know that if you see one, it's for you!
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RattyBatty wrote:
I think they're leve-only instances.

1- I have only seen them while on levequests.
2- I have seen people walk right though them without stopping to look. So it's instanced to me.
3- While on mining leves, I also got gathering specific gear.

My wonderings about this :
Do these only spawn inside the yellow circle on your map, or can they spawn anywhere in the zone. I have tried wandering way off track in the map, while on levequests, and haven't found a stray chest. So far all the chests i've run across were directly in my path to the next target area.

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 2:51pm by RattyBatty


I have found them outside of the yellow circle on the map.
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#16 Sep 14 2010 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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I've opened a few of them now and have gotten pretty good stuff. First one was like 600 gil, second was about 3k gil, and the most recent one I found was a pretty good chest piece (can't recall name atm without looking) that gives me +10 craftmanship which I really really like having with my leathercrafting :D.
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#17 Sep 14 2010 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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so THATS how you open them...thank god i know this now for release hahahaha

so they are phased objects while in duty
#18 Sep 14 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Unless someone has proof that these are leve-only, i'm not sure. I've found a few that I can't remember whether or not I was in leve status, but I remember initially skipping several chests because when I moused over it didn't allow me to click or select it. It wasn't until I realized that the examine window was how you access the chest, that I realized I could loot them. People might be in a similar boat, they see chests, but don't know how to interact with them, which is why it *appears* like you're the only one who can see it.
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#19 Sep 15 2010 at 3:26 AM Rating: Good
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I grind while moving ard and didn't notice any chest outside of guildleve b4. But if chest exist in open world, the crowd of people might make my chance to ever see 1, extremely low.
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#20 Sep 15 2010 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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I found one after i completed a leve...I may have missed it during? It had a sentinel chest piece and 2k gil i think.
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They show up only on guildleves. They contain a random amount of gil based on the guildleve Rank and can contain one or more items.


not sure if this was a beta glitch on my end but I saw one just chillin and I had just logged in the game. No guildleve or anything, no one in party either. So one of three things:

1) glitch - it is a beta afterall

2) maybe it kept data from a load from a guildleve before i logged out?

3) they just pop on their own per player.

just thought i'd mention my experience. happy gaming!

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#22 Sep 15 2010 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
I am reasonably sure (~85%) that I have seen a chest outside of a guildleve before. However, it has been a couple of weeks so I can't say with complete certainty that I was not in one. This is a good theory, and still might hold true, but we can't say for a fact that they are instanced.
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#23 Sep 15 2010 at 10:25 PM Rating: Good
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I think it would stand to reason that chests have a higher pop rate in populated areas. This would support them appearing in guild-leves, because players are usually running most of the same leves on a given day, thus that area is receiving the most player traffic, and thus will have a higher probability of finding a chest.
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#24 Sep 16 2010 at 1:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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You guys are forgetting that several people (including me) reported other players walking right past these chests without even a pause to try and open it. I saw someone walk right through one without stopping.

You KNOW that if other people saw them, everyone would be making a B-line right for it to at least try and open it. Especially when the game is new and people are just looking for cool stuff like random treasure chests.

I think it's pretty good proof that only the person it's meant for can see it. And for the record I'm at 5/5 chests appearing while on a levequest.

Edited, Sep 16th 2010 3:05am by RattyBatty
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#25 Oct 14 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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Although I've noticed that usually people walk right by a chest I have actually had someone else who was not in my party open a chest I had my eye on once while fighting mobs on a leve quest.
I remember it well because I joked with the guy back at camp about him stealing it right out from under me... so although most people can't see a chest meant for you it seems there's instances when this isn't the case - unless I ran into an odd bug in the system?

Perhaps my close vicinity to the chest made it visible to him? I can't be sure...
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Khornette wrote:
The amount of gil contained is based on the location where it spawned. A chest near Camp Blackbrush (rank 1 camp) yields 100 gil average, a chest near Camp Drybone (rank 10 camp) yields 2000 gil average and even some Hempen Robe, last chest found near rank 20 camp for me yield about 3000 gil, might be wrong on the last one. I only found them while doing leve and other people in your party also get the loot no matter who loot it.

Edited, Sep 14th 2010 7:34am by Khornette


I found a pair of Sheepskin Jackboots in a chest outside of Camp Blackbrush. I am another who has only found these while on a guildleve and it seems to me that no one else can see them. We all know that if someone sees a chest, sparkly or NM that they are going to try to beat you to it and I saw many people run right by a number of chests I was on my way to.
#27 Oct 18 2010 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Not to be mean guy, but I always thought it was common knowledge that the blue chests are instanced spawns that only appear during regional guildleves. I almost want to say that one appears with every leve because they are frequently found in places you wouldn't necessarily think to look, but I have no proof of that. I can say with reasonable confidence that the presence of those chests during leves is the primary reason behind the "Think a little longer" option from the aetheryte node that appears when you complete a leve.
#28 Oct 19 2010 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I have yet to encounter a chest that contained more than 550 gil. I also haven't received any items as of yet.
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#29 Oct 19 2010 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Kaelanis wrote:
I have yet to encounter a chest that contained more than 550 gil. I also haven't received any items as of yet.


Higher rank leves yield larger rewards. Items from chests are quite rare, but rank 10 leves (fieldcraft) seem to yield 1000-1500gil ad rank 20 seem to usually award 1500-2400gil.

Edited, Oct 18th 2010 11:12pm by Aurelius
#30 Oct 19 2010 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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Everyone in a Leve party gets the gil reward, so that's nice.

I'm wondering if there is a chest for every Leve, if you just take the time to find it?


I've gone the wrong way on a Leve before only to be met by a dead end with a chest in it. It's as if the Leve's designer knew I might go the wrong way so he put the chest there.

Either there is a set amount of possible chest locations for each Leve, or there is only one location and the chest is only there some of the time, or both - the chest is sometimes, but not always, somewhere.

It would be nice to know which of these is true. As the rewards get better, it may be worth mapping out the possible chest locations for each Leve.
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