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How does your Retainer lvl upFollow

#1 Oct 24 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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I just currently started using my retainer and noticed she had a level. How does she level up?
Also I bought a stand how come my stand has no stuff around it. She just stands behind it with nothing out.

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 8:03pm by Hauce011
#2 Oct 24 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't.
just another one of S/Es unfinished/broken features.

As for the stand, no clue. Hvnt rented one.

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 8:38pm by Faaeng
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#3 Oct 24 2010 at 6:44 PM Rating: Good
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You can do the stand decorating thing by talking to your retainer(While they are in the stand of course). You'll get options on Tent color and the general feel(Armor/Weapons etc) of the stand.
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#4 Oct 24 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Excellent
I've never even noticed mine had a level listed. I wonder if in the future it's level will mean it's capacity, or to even be able to sell more.
#5 Oct 24 2010 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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A higher level will give your retainer the ability to glow and sparkle.
So he's easier to be found among the other zombies in the market dungeon.




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Please point out the grammar flaws in the second sentence. Doesn't sound right, does it?

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:02pm by Rinsui
#6 Oct 24 2010 at 7:04 PM Rating: Excellent
Rinsui wrote:
A higher level will give your retainer the ability to glow and sparkle.
So he's easier to be found among the other zombies in the market dungeon.




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Please point out the grammar flaws in the second sentence. Doesn't sound right, does it?

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:02pm by Rinsui


Or even better, the ability to shout. I want my retainer to sound exactly like Billy Mays lol.
#7 Oct 24 2010 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I've never even noticed mine had a level listed. I wonder if in the future it's level will mean it's capacity, or to even be able to sell more.

I've had my suspicions that Retainers, for better or worse, have some sort of trick up their collective sleeves for the future. Originally I thought that Square Enix was going to pull a Chekhov's Gun(1) and make the player's primary Retainer important to the plot, in a similar fashion to Fellows from FFXI. But what with the Path Companion, that seems less likely. Whatever the purpose, it is not in the game yet. Only time will tell I suppose.

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Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:13pm by Hulan
#8 Oct 25 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Also wondering if theres a way to change my retainers clothe. I see some retainers now in what looks like Canvas and stuff.
#9 Oct 25 2010 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
A higher level will give your retainer the ability to glow and sparkle.
So he's easier to be found among the other zombies in the market dungeon.




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Please point out the grammar flaws in the second sentence. Doesn't sound right, does it?

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:02pm by Rinsui


Or even better, the ability to shout. I want my retainer to sound exactly like Billy Mays lol.

as your retainer levels he becomes billy mays but watch out level him too much and he dies
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#10 Oct 25 2010 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Galkaholics wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
A higher level will give your retainer the ability to glow and sparkle.
So he's easier to be found among the other zombies in the market dungeon.




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Please point out the grammar flaws in the second sentence. Doesn't sound right, does it?

Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:02pm by Rinsui


Or even better, the ability to shout. I want my retainer to sound exactly like Billy Mays lol.

as your retainer levels he becomes billy mays but watch out level him too much and he dies


Too soon, that man was a legend.
#11 Oct 25 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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Galkaholics wrote:
as your retainer levels he becomes billy mays but watch out level him too much and he dies


Too soon, that man was a legend.


Agreed... The guy's over-enthusiasm was a tad annoying, but just isn't the same anymore with those commercials. The new guy I've seen on some of those commercials acts more like a mockery than a replacement. Funny, Mays was one of the few infomercial guys out there I actually did like...

On topic however, I'm betting it'll work like those Gobbiebag quests where as your retainer's level increases the more stuff they can carry. Maybe it might even work where you can summon them out in the field with limited access. For example, once your Retainer reaches a certain level you can pick up to 10 items they can hold onto in a separate window. Every so often (Maybe 24 hrs.) you can call your retainer out to your current location if it permits, and you can exchange items with your retainer from that 10 item limit for a nominal gil fee. In a way, it would work similar to Nomad Moogles in FFXI.
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#12 Oct 25 2010 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
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on topic maybe your retainers become a sort of.. linkpearl npc like ffxi.. that would certainly be worth a extra $1 a month
think abt it

ffxi get extra space was free.. well not gil free but you didnt have to pay cash money for extra space EXCEPT the bag u got for buying security token

as this game came with a token.. well the CE did tho i still havent used it as my ffxi token works just fine on ffxiv, ANYWAY

who really thinks its fair to have to pay $1 monetary for a extra bag slot. its highly unethical also iirc you can have only up to 6 or 8 extra retainers per charachter correct me on this cause im not 100%

so im thinking it would be most beneficial if when they add more retainers and this is a full fledged game. your retainers are like your battle companions on ffxi and thats how they level and purchasing multiples lets you call either
A). more then 1 at a time, your own party of npc's on a reset timer similar to guildeve timer
B). same as above but instead of wasting all at once you call one at a time so you dont waste the timer on all your npc's at once for 1 leve quest

also concerning both A and B it would be simillar to battle companion aka the lower the lvl of npc the less time it can help you and the higher level the longer it can stay out.

if se impliments this.. exactly like this you can bet ill be here 6-8-10 yrs from now just like i still (sorta) play ffxi

and by sorta i mean im still paying monthly fees lol
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#13 Oct 25 2010 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:

Or even better, the ability to shout. I want my retainer to sound exactly like Billy Mays lol.


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#14 Oct 25 2010 at 7:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Rinsui wrote:
A higher level will give your retainer the ability to glow and sparkle.


Edited, Oct 24th 2010 9:02pm by Rinsui


But only when he goes out in the sun.
#15 Oct 25 2010 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd really like someone to tell me how I get extra retainers
#16 Oct 25 2010 at 8:45 PM Rating: Good
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Oinari wrote:
I'd really like someone to tell me how I get extra retainers


currently you cannot. lodestone will tell you when that changes.
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currently you cannot. lodestone will tell you when that changes.


That's kinda what I figured, but since they had already told us the price I'd hoped I could. It's really bothersome because I have helmets to sell, I've got shields to sell, and they aren't supposed to be in the same ward. But tell this to the people cramming the battlecraft wards with pelts and nuts.
#18 Oct 26 2010 at 4:26 AM Rating: Default
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Hauce011 wrote:
Also wondering if theres a way to change my retainers clothe. I see some retainers now in what looks like Canvas and stuff.



i LIKE TO KNOW THAT AS WELL
#19 Oct 26 2010 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I've never even noticed mine had a level listed. I wonder if in the future it's level will mean it's capacity, or to even be able to sell more.


I'm guessing it will have a slight effect on the Tax % and maybe also a gobbiebag type expansion to their capacity.

Then again, it could be cool things like Tabards showing the main type of item for sale, or improved options for stands... but that's going too far I suspect.
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#20 Oct 26 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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As I mentioned in the How many retainers thread, an LS member had the same idea bout the level, where it will be like a visual indicator of what rank your "gobbiebag" is at, and that we will have to do quests to get more storage space.

As far as decorating your stand, you will see the ! icon when standing near the counter, and it will be called Stand in your menu. Click on it, select change stand appearance, and then you can select stand type or the color of the roof.
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#21 Oct 26 2010 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe if mine levels up it'll gain some confidence. When i summon mine now, it says something like "y-y-yes my master, I'm doing my v...v...very best! I really am trying hard!".
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#22 Oct 26 2010 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Maybe if your retainer gets high enough lvl they give him a chocobon then he rides around and laughs in your face cause he has one and you don't. Then he rides to the airship and hits up Ishgard, taking down the whole garleand empire while you are stuck grinding away crafts and classes.
#23 Oct 26 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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I don't get it so many empty or broken or non useable features
why did it have to be released in this state?

I have so far given up on using a retainer and buy thing i see randomly at camps.

any pelts of stones i get i just npc.

I won't be using the retainer system until i can call them up, give them stuff, prices wares, and then
send them packing back to the dungeons errr wards . . ..
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