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#1 Oct 04 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry if this has already been posted....

I have the heavily damaged gear icon on my screen and it won't go away. I've had all my gear repaired, and its still there. Anyone have/had this same problem? Does anyone know how to make it go away?
#2 Oct 04 2010 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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It's your jewelry that's damaged as the NPC doesn't repair jewelry. I'm not sure if this is working as intended, but see if that's the case.
#3 Oct 04 2010 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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On sort of the same subject, this is another example of where the UI fails. Why does the game make it such a hassle to find out WHICH piece of gear is causing me to be under the gear damage effect? I have to manually go to my inventory, click on each piece of gear I'm wearing, open a second window and look at the numbers to see if that piece is below its threshold. Further, I have to do the math myself to see if the fraction it shows me is below 25%, 50% or whatever that item's threshold. Or.... I'm told I should just manually take gear on and off until the icon goes away to determine which piece needs to be repaired.

Is this really the best design we can have for this SE? Am I just asking too much to put an icon by damaged gear in my equipment screen? And while we're at it, let me see my gear wear status in that menu instead of making me go into the my inventory menu to check on my gear when looking in my equipment menu...
#4 Oct 04 2010 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Vawn43 wrote:
On sort of the same subject, this is another example of where the UI fails. Why does the game make it such a hassle to find out WHICH piece of gear is causing me to be under the gear damage effect? I have to manually go to my inventory, click on each piece of gear I'm wearing, open a second window and look at the numbers to see if that piece is below its threshold. Further, I have to do the math myself to see if the fraction it shows me is below 25%, 50% or whatever that item's threshold. Or.... I'm told I should just manually take gear on and off until the icon goes away to determine which piece needs to be repaired.

Is this really the best design we can have for this SE? Am I just asking too much to put an icon by damaged gear in my equipment screen? And while we're at it, let me see my gear wear status in that menu instead of making me go into the my inventory menu to check on my gear when looking in my equipment menu...



^^^ This...

In addition, the repair NPC does not repair all items back to non-damaged state. I have seen a couple of occasions so far where he refused to rapair items up to over 75%. Granted they were at allmost 10%. The npc would simply state that that is all a "simple" repair can do for that item. It's usually not a big deal just advertise the item for repair (unequip/select/seek repair, can this be any more complicated?) and adverdise in /say or /sh that you need repairs for xxx item. You'll get it repaired in no time.

Unless of-course you repair it yourself, in which case it's unequip-select-repair-add repair material.

It's like the menu progressions are written by a programmer that's addicted to goto statements.

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Edited, Oct 4th 2010 10:46am by Vladislaus
#5 Oct 04 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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Repairing gear is the one thing so far that has driven me close to just saying F this game. I have put up with a lot to try to enjoy FFXIV but repairing at a npc will at most give me a hour in the field before breaking again and I spent my entire weekend leveling 3-4 crafts just to be able to repair my freaken wand and still cant because after gathering, killing, making mats to make other mats and finally having the item needed I find out I need to level carpenter to 15 to apply it.

Now I find out from this thread rings need repairing too and thats a entire new set of crap to level up.

I just want to log in a kill some stuff and either I pay a npc thousands to halfway repair a few items that wont stay repaired longer than a hour or invest all my time in crafting forcing me devote hours to mat gathering and leveling crafts/begging others in /yells.

Repairs are fine but the rate at which they decay is 1000 times too fast. I did one quest and my wand dropped another 2k+ durability......
#6 Oct 04 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Default
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??? I just buy the tool and the mats and do the repair on my own. I've never had a problem.

Except I can't seem to find a way to repair my PCs underpants. I just buy new ones. ^^:
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#7 Oct 04 2010 at 10:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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But if you want to repair the damaged item yourself you got to have the corresponding DoH leveled too or not?

The repair system itself is not bad, it's implementation is horrible though.
There really should be an indicator in your equipment screen (the screen looks cheap and ugly btw.) going yellow or orange for damaged gear and red for heavy damaged gear so you know which part of your equipment needs repairs.

If they really like us they could also make it possible to just select the item in the equipment screen and get the option to repair it or seek repairs.
If you select "repair" then the item should be unequipped, your class should change to the right DoH and the materials needed to repair said item should be put in the crafting window automatically and the repairs should start. That is, if you have the tools for that DoH and also the materials needed in your inventory.

If you seek repairs you shouldn't have to unequip your gear either. If someone browses your bazaar, sees you're looking for repairs and is willing to do so, you should just get an info box asking if you want XYZ to repair your item. If you agree to it the damaged gear should be unequipped, getting repaired by XYZ and put back on without having to go through all these menus.

Sometimes I doubt the people at SE actually play their own game. I can't immagine that people are satisfied with it as it is atm.
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#8 Oct 04 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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RidingBean wrote:


Sometimes I doubt the people at SE actually play their own game. I can't immagine that people are satisfied with it as it is atm.


This sums it up for me.
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#9 Oct 04 2010 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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It's actually not jewelry. I've had the heavy damage icon stuck on my character all weekend and none of my jewelry is lower than 50%. I should be having the normal damage icon, but its stuck on heavy.
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#10 Oct 18 2010 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Thought I'd tag this on here instead of making a new post.

I do a "face/palm" every time this icon shows up on the UI because as we all know
it's now time to play the search and guess game to find the offending gear.

Would it be so difficult for SE to also highlite the gear slot on the gear & attributes menu display.

Would be too easy to open your gear slots and go "OH Lookie",my leg slot is highlited,must need repair.

What a simple fix.Maybe it's item # 87,356 on the list.

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