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#1 Oct 13 2010 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Just curious, can't find info. on this site stating if it does or does not.
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#2 Oct 13 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, they stay exactly where you left them, either in the Wards or dismissed.
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#3 Oct 13 2010 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I sorry to ask this but were can I even find the wards. I've been all over Lower L and I can't seem to find it for some crazy reason..

Also you said: (they stay exactly where you left them, either in the Wards or dismissed)
Now I have a retainer but haven't seen an option so seen him to the wards.
Does he go there after you dismissed him? I've only seen one bell to call the retainer and that's at the Inn.
#4 Oct 13 2010 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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zereoeffect101 wrote:
I sorry to ask this but were can I even find the wards. I've been all over Lower L and I can't seem to find it for some crazy reason..

Also you said: (they stay exactly where you left them, either in the Wards or dismissed)
Now I have a retainer but haven't seen an option so seen him to the wards.
Does he go there after you dismissed him? I've only seen one bell to call the retainer and that's at the Inn.


The Market Wards for Limsa Lominsa are at the Southern Islands. Go to the zone line there and select the interact option from your main menu (which will be "Teleport"). Confirm that you want to go to the Market Wards and it will then present you with a list of Market Wards to choose from.

No, he doesn't go there when dismissed. He doesn't go any where. To station a retainer in Market Ward, you must call him there (you'll have an option to do so) and then select "Finished managing" from the menu. The retainer will then remain there if he has something in his Bazaar (otherwise, he's dismissed--but a retainer who gets his Bazaar emptied by buyers will remain out, however). Note that you can't summon a retainer that you've left out in a Ward; you must go back to where you left him. Incidentally, there are retainer bells in both of the large NPC vendor markets in LL in addition to the one in the Adventurers' Guild.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 11:12am by ChrisMattern
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#5 Oct 13 2010 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the replies!
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#6 Oct 13 2010 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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ChrisMattern wrote:
zereoeffect101 wrote:
I sorry to ask this but were can I even find the wards. I've been all over Lower L and I can't seem to find it for some crazy reason..

Also you said: (they stay exactly where you left them, either in the Wards or dismissed)
Now I have a retainer but haven't seen an option so seen him to the wards.
Does he go there after you dismissed him? I've only seen one bell to call the retainer and that's at the Inn.


The Market Wards for Limsa Lominsa are at the Southern Islands. Go to the zone line there and select the interact option from your main menu (which will be "Teleport"). Confirm that you want to go to the Market Wards and it will then present you with a list of Market Wards to choose from.

No, he doesn't go there when dismissed. He doesn't go any where. To station a retainer in Market Ward, you must call him there (you'll have an option to do so) and then select "Finished managing" from the menu. The retainer will then remain there if he has something in his Bazaar (otherwise, he's dismissed--but a retainer who gets his Bazaar emptied by buyers will remain out, however). Note that you can't summon a retainer that you've left out in a Ward; you must go back to where you left him. Incidentally, there are retainer bells in both of the large NPC vendor markets in LL in addition to the one in the Adventurers' Guild.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 11:12am by ChrisMattern



Thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to me. lol I guess this is the reason why I can't sell anything with my retainer..

Thanks again for your help.
#7 Oct 13 2010 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Every time I rent out a stand for my retainer it is always vacant the next day.

Even when I renew lease on the stand right before bed. Next morning stand is empty.
#8 Oct 13 2010 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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It seems like a lot of people leave retainers up only to log in even a few hours sometimes and there retainer despawns. They are supposed to stay while your logged out; but defiantly not the case it seems for a lot of people.
Although for using the stands I think your automatically kicked out the next day because you have to upkeep them. Besides the fact that on some servers the first 5 rooms are completely full; means you forced to relocated to an unused wards or one much further down on the list. Sure your easier to get spotted; but far less likely you'll sell anything because someone gave up looking 3 wards ago. (so if you have problems keeping retainer spawned..I just suggest staying out near a repair guy or something and use your bazaar.)
#9 Oct 13 2010 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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If you lease a stand, does the stand maintenance cost come out of your gil pool? or that of the retainer?

It may explain why some people's retainers disappear.
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