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#1 Sep 28 2010 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Does it work to grind normal mobs during a levequest, while you have the guardian increase skill bonus buff on? Does anyone do this for the full half an hour? Is the bonus worth it?
#2 Sep 28 2010 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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I was in a party that did it. It was pretty beneficial.
#3 Sep 28 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Default
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Have I messed up big time then, because I kept using guardians favor even though I was just handing in the quests as fast as possible, now i've only got 20 left. I've only just realised it might have been useful to grind mobs for 20 minutes or so during each levequest while the buff is up, kinda screwed that up.

Wondering if I should re-roll a new character...
#4 Sep 28 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Have I messed up big time then, because I kept using guardians favor even though I was just handing in the quests as fast as possible, now i've only got 20 left. I've only just realised it might have been useful to grind mobs for 20 minutes or so during each levequest while the buff is up, kinda screwed that up.

Wondering if I should re-roll a new character...


It regenerates very slowly. Unfortunately I don't know the cool-down off the top of my head, but you can check when you'll get more at an Aetheryte.

In my opinion it's silly to re-create your character because of missing a few thousand exp at best, but I guess that's your choice.
#5 Sep 28 2010 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I believe you get 10 guardian favor every 12 hours, which is kind of silly because the cap is 1000 points. Quoted from the lodestone:

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You will gradually earn “favor” with your Guardian (10 every twelve Eorzea hours up to a maximum of 1000). When this has reached a certain amount, you can petition the god or goddess to bless you with a temporary boost to the development rate of various skills.


I have been in groups, and most people seem to be intent on finishing the leve as fast as possible. In fact, most people don't even pick up guardians favor, leaving whoever initiated the leve to get it. One group I had earlier was down to one dodo left on the leve. I suggested we grind some since we had 20 minutes left. No one really seemed to be up for.

This is really disappointing, as I have found doing leves in large groups to be pretty lackluster in the XP department. The only time I've actually found it worth it is if you're doing the leve well below the leve level (i.e I had a group of lvl 5s doing lvl 10 leves, and it was loads of fun, whereas a group of lvl 10s doing lvl 10 leves is a boring spam fest).
#6 Sep 28 2010 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Well if it's not so useful why does it recharge so slowly? It takes at least 10-20 hours to recharge 10, which is enough for just 1 buff.

20 buffs, each lasting up to 30 minutes, that's a lot of extra xp gain lost, and from what I can tell, the buff massively increases the xp gained.
#7 Sep 28 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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and from what I can tell, the buff massively increases the xp gained.


I'm actually curious if anyone has more info on this. I started a new character today and blew some guardian's favor on a couple of level 1 leve quests. I noticed when I gained a skill up, I would gain something like 200+ skill. If I gained another skill up in the fight, which was rare because enemies died so quickly, it wouldn't be quite as high. Does guardian's favor only add an extra bonus to one skill up or am I simply imagining things? I wasn't intentionally out testing this. I simply noticed that I would get like 260 off my first skill up, and then I remember specifically seeing something like a 50 point skill up after that.
#8 Sep 28 2010 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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I've tried it, but got my levequest cancelled by wandering too far away from the levequest target.

It's definately not *designed* to work this way, so while the bonus *does* apply, tread carefully, or you might fail the quest (and lose the bonus) completely.
#9 Sep 28 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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TheLufia wrote:
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and from what I can tell, the buff massively increases the xp gained.


I'm actually curious if anyone has more info on this. I started a new character today and blew some guardian's favor on a couple of level 1 leve quests. I noticed when I gained a skill up, I would gain something like 200+ skill. If I gained another skill up in the fight, which was rare because enemies died so quickly, it wouldn't be quite as high. Does guardian's favor only add an extra bonus to one skill up or am I simply imagining things? I wasn't intentionally out testing this. I simply noticed that I would get like 260 off my first skill up, and then I remember specifically seeing something like a 50 point skill up after that.


That's exactly what happend to me. That's how I noticed it.
#10 Sep 28 2010 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Findanniin wrote:
I've tried it, but got my levequest cancelled by wandering too far away from the levequest target.

It's definately not *designed* to work this way, so while the bonus *does* apply, tread carefully, or you might fail the quest (and lose the bonus) completely.


Sounds like something SE may take away. I'm surprised to learn you get the Guardian's Aspect killing non-quest mobs to begin with; I hadn't expected it to work that way.
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#11 Oct 03 2010 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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When I soloed Harder Leves from low level Camps, I would get a GIL bonus... I was wondering, has anyone ever got an item, or is it only gil for the bonus?
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#12 Oct 03 2010 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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How long until SE deems this an exploit and starts penalizing and banning people over it?
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#13 Oct 03 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Or offer better rewards, for people doing the mission on a harder setting... like most games
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