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#1 Oct 05 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi,
I just recently started my FF XIV account. I started in the city: ul'dah

I was just wondering:
How do you tell when your weapon needs repairing? Also where can you get the stuff to repair it?

Where can I buy new lances/spears?

Thanks
#2 Oct 05 2010 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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jreidsma wrote:
Hi,
I just recently started my FF XIV account. I started in the city: ul'dah

I was just wondering:
How do you tell when your weapon needs repairing? Also where can you get the stuff to repair it?

Where can I buy new lances/spears?

Thanks


You can check here for recipes for other lances
http://ffxiv.yg.com/items?c=1.3

So basically you will need to purchase them from other players, no NPCs I am aware of sell higher level lances.

To check your gear when it needs to be repaired, if you go into inventory and select your lance, in the bottom left hand corner of the information screen for your lance you will see two numbers like this 124000/128946 - the first number is what the durability is currently at, the second is the maximum. Once you start getting low you will see an icon that shows you have gear damage. You can repair your gear in town to 75% at repair NPCs, or 100% through crafting.
#3 Oct 05 2010 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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By repair NPC's which one would that be? Like a crafting guild or something?

Sorry for my stupidity but I have no clue really where anything is...
#4 Oct 05 2010 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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in ul'dah the repair npc is a taru to the left of the chocobo npc.
Oh and to elaborate on the icon that you will see. It will display a shield surrounded by yellow when ONE of your equipment pieces hits 50% and turn red when that item hits 10%-ish durability.

Edited, Oct 5th 2010 6:39pm by xGaelx

Edited, Oct 5th 2010 6:39pm by xGaelx
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#5 Oct 05 2010 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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There's a specific NPC who can repair items in each town. There's a list of them here.

As for where to purchase lances, Lancer unfortunately is one of the unlucky classes that has no NPC vendor for higher level weapons - you'll have to find a player/retainer selling one, or craft one yourself.
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#6 Oct 05 2010 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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jreidsma wrote:
By repair NPC's which one would that be? Like a crafting guild or something?

Sorry for my stupidity but I have no clue really where anything is...


Their is a repair NPC in each NPC market section. If you look on your map you will see red dots within the city indicating the location of NPC shops (as well as some zones) Once within that area the repair NPC is usually standing somewhere in the middle of one of the two shopping sections.
#7 Oct 05 2010 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I might use lances for a while but if they get to be too much of a handful maybe switching to something else? I saw some metal claw like things on the DVD do any of you know what those where?

If I can and have the time to I like spears and bigger two handed weapons. But claws would be kind of cool to.
#8 Oct 05 2010 at 8:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you want to check out weapons and things you can through the Database section of this forum.

Click here for Lancer Weapons

Currently the only sword-class is the Gladiator

Click here for Gladiator Weapons

The claw-type weapon is a form of Pugilist weapon who fight with knuckles/clawed knuckles.

Click here for Pugilist Weapons

The database also has information on how to craft weapons if a recipie is known, so if there is a class you would like to be for melee you can look up which Crafting classes make those weapons so you try and get them yourself. If you are not into crafting, just go grind/harvest/sell to make money to buy the weapons from those people who do craft you class's weapons
#9 Oct 06 2010 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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So get stuff to make items then make them more less. Sounds easy enough. (well after getting rank for it :( )

Thanks, I will just have to decide which class to use....

EDIT:
I just looked at all the weapons to make, but most of them include hours of work it looks like?

What do you guys think would be the easiest class of weapons to make? I was maybe thinking pugilist?

Edited, Oct 6th 2010 6:34pm by jreidsma
#10 Oct 06 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
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Conjurer is the easiest. Usually one branch + one formula.

Spear is now relatively more accessible up to rank 18, crafters have been spamming the market with spears for a reasonable price now, and over rank 20 most weapons become a scarcity. You don't really need to craft a spear yourself, just do a few leves per 36 hours and you will be able to afford new spears.
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#11 Oct 06 2010 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are on lindblum ill sell you a harpoonfor 25k : )
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#12 Oct 06 2010 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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jreidsma wrote:

What do you guys think would be the easiest class of weapons to make? I was maybe thinking pugilist?


Conjurer by far has the best access to weapons. I sell level 22 wands for 7K and make a nice profit. All Con wands take is a branch and growth formula.

Edited, Oct 6th 2010 4:10pm by Olorinus
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#13 Oct 06 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I am on world Rabanstre sorry :( I would have bought your harpoon.

I kind of like the hand to hand combat ones to. But if I can find one I will stick with spears and lances.

Thanks guys :D

ALSO!?! how do you use the trade screen? I know you select the person then select trade or something but does it say what they are asking for the item?

All I have really done is part of the something sand leve (up to the part where you find the girl at the desert village) and killing random stuff.
#14 Oct 06 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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you have to talk to someone to find out their prices in a "trade" - you can also check their bazaar - where the prices will be listed for immediate buy/sell.

I am on Rab and can craft a harpoon/spear with the right materials. Look me up on the weekend and I will do my best to help you out. My name is in my sig.

Edited, Oct 6th 2010 4:39pm by Olorinus
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#15 Oct 06 2010 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks :D it will be a while until I need a new weapon though. I just started and am only level 2 in lancing and physical level 4 I think almost 5. So it will take me a while to get some money and levels to use it. I was just thinking ahead alittle bit.
#16 Oct 08 2010 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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8 lancing and 8 physical level now. Its getting a little boring killing the stupid mormots and rock crab thingies (Copper goblyns?). Not making much money from killing stuff either.

Well I just was thinking (uh-oh) but should I stick with lances? Or switch to something more easily to get? I was looking at prices of harpoons and they are from anywhere in between 30k-200k 0_0. It doesn't really matter to me what type of weapon I have as long as I hit decently. Well anything but one handed swords for the gladiator guys. One handed swords get kind of annoying to me :P

I also was just randomly running around killing everything when I came up to this roadrunner and it killed me 0_0... It hit a 2480 I think on my HP of 580.... Also found a big lizard/dragon looking thing and it did the same thing. But then I found a little group of corroded goblyn's but when I went to attack them it said in the game box "un-able to attack, no proper target"? They probably would have killed me anyways so it doesn't really matter.
#17 Oct 08 2010 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I've just hit r20 LNC, and Feint is an awesomely sweet skill that can be cross-class. Basically with Feint, you will NEVER miss again. For every miss/evaded hit, you activate Feint and it's a guaranteed hit that do awesome damage. So yea, I think you should stick with LNC at least till 20 :) Lance also has the highest attack in all weapon types, I'm talking about the weapon but not the class though, and very high Accuracy too.
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#18 Oct 08 2010 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I just want to point out how the original post shows just how poorly thought out this game is.

We have a new player here, eager to delve into the game world, and after fighting for a while, OH! all of a sudden his gear is damaged.

Up to this point, no one has mentioned this. Nothing in the story line, none of the NPCs he would have spoken to (including the beginning quest givers).

As far as I know, there's nothing in the manual about this (not like there's much in the manual about anything).

Basically, we have a key game mechanic (because let's face it, SE clearly has plans for gear damage to be a large part of this game), that a player has NO IDEA where it came from, or how to deal with it.

There is ONE, ONE ONE ONE!!!!!!! NPC that they would have to just so happen upon to discover what was going on. Seriously, WTF?! There's a difference between challenging because of learning mechanics and skills, and challenging because they withhold information.

It's like saying "Here, tell me what color this is, but don't open your eyes!"
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#19 Oct 08 2010 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
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And you feel the need to hi-jack the thread just to state something which probably has been stated several times before?

I don't know why, maybe it's just me, I play FFXIV like an off-line RPG, always talk to NPC to learn about stuff, wandering in town and talk to every available NPC. Maybe that's why I get the hang of the game relatively fast, without having played FFXI before. This is just like Morrowind/Oblivion, you get 1234567890 NPC with random generated name, 99% don't have anything to tell you.
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#20 Oct 09 2010 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok I will stick with lances then :D

And do you know if the quest that you start in the adventurers guild gets good after a while?

The only things I have found wrong with the game is that they dont tell you ANYTHING at the beginning... They throw you in a place and expect you to kill something. But after I played for about 40 minutes I pretty much had a handle on the general stuff like walking and everything. I just couldn't seem to find decent info on weapons anywhere.

I didn't even know that FF XI was an online game until I heard about XIV being one.

(off topic but I just got 9 espers on XII :D)

EDIT:
I also just came up with another question:
Can Lancers use MP for anything? Like maybe learning cure or something useful? I haven't found anything it can be used for

Edited, Oct 9th 2010 12:00pm by jreidsma

EDIT AGAIN:
After a hour and a half of going through bazaars I finally found a harpoon for 30k! :D

Edited, Oct 10th 2010 8:36am by jreidsma
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