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#1 Oct 15 2010 at 6:29 PM Rating: Good
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I'm loving the game and the new upcoming changes are looking great!

I wanted to get that out of the way as this isn't a "SE Sucks" thread. But I do have a suggestion.

I don't know about other servers, but in Cornelia, in Ul'Dah, the Gear Repair NPC is always sooo busy with players hanging about it sometimes takes a few minutes for the lil' ****** to appear on my screen so I can get some repairs.

So one thing is that SE made the same NPC that repairs gear also give craft support, so there's loads of players crafting around him. They should make separate NPC's for repair and craft support. Space them out a bit.

Can I suggest that players who are crafting, once you have the craft support, move away a bit. Just pop around the corner or something.

Now what really gets me is that some players decide to sit about and bazaar their goods right next to the NPC. As if it isn't crowded enough already!

Please, can we choose a new area to bazaar. You can't be selling very well in this area as it takes 5 minutes for people to appear most of time anyway.

I've read and believe that craft support in this game is only needed for some recipes that require it. And the repair NPC can only give Common support. Guild and Master support can only be gotten from guilds. A lot of recipes don't require it at all.
#2 Oct 15 2010 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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version update of FINAL FANTASY XIV was performed at the following time.

*The software client will begin updating automatically the next time you run FINAL FANTASY XIV.
             
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Oct. 15, 2010 at 10:00 (GMT)

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV

[Important Update Details]


- NPC display priority has been modified. This will ensure that important NPCs, such as Baderon, are displayed first.



You'll still have a lag wait, but they are trying their hardest to make them load faster


Also if your waiting longer then a min for NPC's and PC's to load, you've probbably got your settings on higher than your system can handle, try lowering a few settings for faster speeds

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 8:40pm by RyderDecree
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#3 Oct 15 2010 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
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RyderDecree wrote:
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version update of FINAL FANTASY XIV was performed at the following time.

*The software client will begin updating automatically the next time you run FINAL FANTASY XIV.
             
[Data & Time]
Oct. 15, 2010 at 10:00 (GMT)

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV

[Important Update Details]


- NPC display priority has been modified. This will ensure that important NPCs, such as Baderon, are displayed first.




It doesn't seem to have improved the repair NPC in Ul'dah (I forget his name). I still have the same problem today.
#4 Oct 15 2010 at 6:39 PM Rating: Good
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They're going to be changing this soon thankfully so that the repair NPC shows up first. I got so annoyed the other day as I was trying to get to the NPC in Ul'Dah for simple support but he wouldn't show at all. So then I ran off to the weavers guild and the doors refused to open for me as well.

Ran back, still congested so wandered off elsewhere.

Whenever I go to the NPC for support I will always distance myself a little and urge everyone else to do the same.

edit: I couldn't remember if it was in today or future patch but haven't tested to see if it has changed.

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 8:40pm by Kreisash
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#5 Oct 15 2010 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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The NPC repair can take up to 5mins to load for me at times. I'm hoping the recent changes will alleviate this. My graphic settings are low enough as is =(
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#6 Oct 15 2010 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Leve NPCs are loaded before I get to the counter in all 3 cities post patch. Before it was only in Gridania that the NPCs were there before I was. Repair NPC in Gridania is there when I walk up, before I had to wait a second or so, Ul'Dah was a long wait, but I didn't repair there today nor in LL.
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