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#1 Sep 30 2010 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Is the deterioration of gear broken?. The cost to repair is nuts. Also I have this gear debuff that is red and says my gear is greatly damaged and my stats are affected. All my gear is at 75% I just payed like 20k to repair it all from the npc. Should I be seeking out someone to repair my gear. It just seems like such a hassle.... spending an hour to find the mats to repair my gear. Some things I should not have to spend a long time doing. Maybe they should have an npc that sells repair items that have a tag on them and cant be used to do anything but repair with.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 4:20pm by batalbj1
#2xthunderblazex, Posted: Sep 30 2010 at 2:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Get used to it, it gets more expensive. My gear breaks every few thousand xp at rank23/24. Thank goodness I make hundreds of thousands of gil a day. Still have over 600k, even though I spent 400-500k the other day.
#3 Sep 30 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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NPC will not repair accessories, so that's probably causing the debuff.

Also, my current theory is that the higher you outrank a piece of gear, the faster it's durability degrades. My underwear and cheap pants degrade much faster than my more recent cowl, gloves and boots.
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#4 Sep 30 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you ever have the problem of that debuff always being on the screen? I looked in the inventory and my wear on the accessories seemed ok. what percentage do you start seeing stat decreases.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 4:23pm by batalbj1
#5 Sep 30 2010 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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batalbj1 wrote:
Do you ever have the problem of that debuff always being on the screen? I looked in the inventory and my wear on the accessories seemed ok. what percentage do you start seeing stat decreases.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 4:23pm by batalbj1


An item starts showing wear below 50%
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#6 Sep 30 2010 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
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Ridere wrote:
NPC will not repair accessories, so that's probably causing the debuff.

Also, my current theory is that the higher you outrank a piece of gear, the faster it's durability degrades. My underwear and cheap pants degrade much faster than my more recent cowl, gloves and boots.


Maybe the higher attack value of the monsters you're fighting is causing this?

Equipment that has a higher Def is going to degrade slower, is my guess.
#7 Sep 30 2010 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Should I be seeking out someone to repair my gear.


Buy the material required to fix it and try to find someone to fix it, and give them some money to do so.
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#8 Sep 30 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Gear deterioration is a feature 95% of the player base is going to dislike and look upon as an unnecessary hassle--nothing but a time, effort, and gil sink. I have no idea why they would put a feature like this in a game where, by their own admission, they're trying to casualize almost every aspect.
#9 Sep 30 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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This is slightly off topic from the OP, but rather than make a new thread I thought to post here.

Is repairing the item yourself or having someone do it for you based off the crafting level of the item being repaired, the item you repair with, or some other criteria?
#10 Sep 30 2010 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree 100% with Furia on that one
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#11 Sep 30 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
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Furia wrote:
Gear deterioration is a feature 95% of the player base is going to dislike and look upon as an unnecessary hassle--nothing but a time, effort, and gil sink. I have no idea why they would put a feature like this in a game where, by their own admission, they're trying to casualize almost every aspect.


My guess is they are trying to create demand for the crafters.

Try putting you gear up in your bazaar as "seeking repairs" in town overnight.
#12 Sep 30 2010 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Take off your damaged gear, put it in your bazaar for repairs, and set the repair costs over the repair material costs. Usually the materials are common enough for us to carry around and we are more than willing to make a quick buck and a few skill points.

Go stand by all the crafters and say that you need repairs. Your stuff (sans undergarments) will go to 100% for cheap.
#13 Sep 30 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Furia wrote:
Gear deterioration is a feature 95% of the player base is going to dislike and look upon as an unnecessary hassle--nothing but a time, effort, and gil sink. I have no idea why they would put a feature like this in a game where, by their own admission, they're trying to casualize almost every aspect.


One reason for repairs (and auction fees, being charged to hire a chocobo, etc) is the necessity to remove some ammount of gil from the servers, even if it is a relatively small ammount. if there was no cash moving from the playerbase to npcs the ammount of money floating around would become so grotesque and the value of said money would diminish. being charged to repair gear, sell items, commission help from npcs, and buy overpriced gear and/or materials from shops helps keep the in game economy in check to some extent.
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