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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
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Okay, got into Selbina, went to hit the missions, found nothing giving gear as a reward. I remember the beta having gear (albeit low level stuff) and wanted to get that stuff for appearance as well as function, but nothing was showing.

Decided to hit the other towns, incase it was random, and found the same in mission was giving gear as an end reward.

Is gear now limited to crafting, and the occasional "OMG Overpriced!!!" vendor stuff, or was I just unlucky in my leve lists?

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#2 Sep 25 2010 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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A million times this.

I'm so sick of getting potions and "radiant fire moraine" as rewards. I'm having at least 50% less fun doing leves because I'm a fashion *****, and all I got so far is one shirt. Seems overall SE turned down the 'fun' slider before retail release. Smart.
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#3 Sep 25 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, the rewards seem to be on two sides of the spectrum... in beta the rewards were too good. They made it hard for weavers and armorers to craft items for profit. Now the rewards are horrible, and give no motivation to do specific leves.

Rewards should be parts of armor or weapons, or tools, and occasionally full pieces. There are still occasionally armor rewards, I got a hempen gown once, they are just much rarer now.

No clue what they want me to do with this karakul skin though...

Also, I notice that the monetary rewards have awkward balance too... the ones that give the most money also give an item... which seems weird to me.
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#4 Sep 25 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know why they couldn't just give us half decent gear in leves as long as they make simiar level crafted stuff better.
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#5 Sep 25 2010 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
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3 out of 4 of my Leves had gear, it was the canvas or whatever stuff, but they had it. In Beta at least 1 of 4 had gear, my firts set of leves this time around was 3 of 4 (5 if you count the initial level, which had none all times). I'm gonna stick with the random everytime, in Beta I got the same leve with the same gear reward everyother weekish on average.
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#6 Sep 25 2010 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
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Ive noticed more gear in release than i got in beta, i assume there a huge random factor in it.

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#7 Sep 25 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, I haven't seen a single leve that offers actual gear. The amount of gil seems about the same, though. I do agree that the amount of gear you could get from leves in beta was a bit much. Out of 4 leves, sometimes 3 of them gave gear. So far, I've gotten mostly just stuff like sheepskin in addition to the gil.

I'm not sure what a good medium ground would be for this. Maybe if when you trade in the max of 4 other leves you get a piece of gear for sure. The rest of the time, it could be as it is now, rare but still random.

I disagree though that there's no incentive now to do the leves. The gil is always good. It's great to know that at a regular interval you'll have a guaranteed way to get gil if you need it. And the increased rank points while using favor is another thing.

I was surprised to see the lack of gear for rewards after release, but I just thought, "Oh well, I figured that was too easy to be kept."
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#8 Sep 25 2010 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I got a Dodoskin Wristguard lvl 13 and a Trapper's Tunic (Blue) lvl 19 from Leves. It might depend on your difficulty what you're getting.
#9HanaKimi, Posted: Sep 25 2010 at 2:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I love fashion, and it's so frustrating that it's so hard to accomplish in this Game. What happened to leves offering ARMOR! Is SE even aware? Is it like this for everyone or only NA?
#10 Sep 25 2010 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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HanaKimi wrote:
Is it like this for everyone or only NA?

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#11 Sep 25 2010 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
I've gotten a couple pieces of gear, I'm pretty sure it's just random
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#12 Sep 25 2010 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
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I got a mask off a pugilist leve in Ul'dah but that is pretty much it. I noticed a lot less rewards from beta, a decrease in mission reward money and a increase in vendor prices :(
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#13 Sep 25 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
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I've gotten a copper circlet, a trapper's tunic, and some boots. It's not common to find gear as a reward though. I haven't seen any in the rank 1 leves, only rank 10.
#14 Sep 25 2010 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I've also noticed a decrease in gear rewards, but I did happen to find a Bronze Chainmail on a chest with 1320gil as well.
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#15 Sep 25 2010 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
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I bought most of my gear though the retainer system.

I found a pair of pants in a chest, but nothing through the guildleves.
#16 Sep 25 2010 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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As far as I can tell it is random. I have gotten plenty of gear from leves (body,legs,belt,hands,head so far) and also found a copper choker in a blue treasure chest that pops up on occasion. It's not all low level stuff either - from the rank 10 leves I got a rank 18 leg piece and from the rank 1 leves I got a rank 9 chestpiece.
#17 Sep 25 2010 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Il try and explain. SE is big on player interaction. The vendor prices are so high so as to make you reliant on other players. They want you to /shout until you get what you need from a crafter or gatherer. Now I personally think this is awesome (although a search function for retainers would be nice), but I can see how it's disconcerting to you.

Unless you have been playing games like EVE or Darkfall then your mmo experience is one of ease and being able to do everything on your own. This isn't your fault, it's just how the genre is based right now. You have to learn a whole new way to play for this game. It will suck at first but I'm sure you will eventually come to appreciate a half way realistic player driven economy. Especially as crafters start catching up and building the cool stuff. Good luck and have fun!

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 6:37pm by Wloire
#18 Sep 25 2010 at 5:42 PM Rating: Good
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Since the leves change daily, I noticed day 1 had no gear, day 2 had 1 piece, and day 3 had 2 pieces...I think they just don't want us to get them too fast, which is fine by me. This game, like FFXI, is a game "for the long haul", so I'm not worried about not getting gear fast without a matter of fact, I think they want you to craft while you level, or have a friend who crafts, which is another reason.
#19 Sep 25 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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You should also look for chests in the leve area. I cleaned up on gear in those in beta.
#20 Sep 26 2010 at 3:48 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I found a few chests but no gear yet. I just planned on making my own eventually.
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#21 Sep 26 2010 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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ive got a level 28 shield called bronze scutum oO
#22 Sep 26 2010 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
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I got a rank 24 helm from a rank 20 leve earlier this evening. I actually would like to wear it but the only chest piece I have if the common Hempen Cowl, which counts as your head piece as well.
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