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#1 Oct 27 2010 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, i have searched a bit have not really seen what i was looking for so i thought i would post. I just started playing yesterday!! lol, now i have done the starting quest and just started the 2nd part since i got to lvl 10. Just a couple things i would like to know and i seem to get confused about.

1) Do i have to craft? right now i got mining and goldsmithing....not sure if that is right for me as a Thaumaturge.

2)When an item needs to be repaired is the only was to fix it by doing it yourself?

I dunno game is fun and i enjoy playing and i am kinda familiar because i did play some ff11, just i come from the "other" mmo where things are giving to you just cause lol. I hope that i have not bothered you all to much and ill keep an eye on the forums so far they have helped alot with ohter things i have had issues with. Any other tips would be sweet too btw, thanks all!!

#2 Oct 27 2010 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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if you are a THM goldsmith is good because you will be able to repair your own weapon - since weapons wear out faster than other equipment (and often cost more to repair) - this will serve you well. Mining + goldsmith = smart.

Other people can repair your stuff or you can use a repair NPC.
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#3 Oct 27 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Also you don't have to craft but it is good for raising your physical level - it is nice to have something to do when waiting for people (or taking a boat/whatever) and it will save you a lot of money and make you more effective on the battlefield (using a broken weapon sucks)
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#4 Oct 27 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the quick response much appreciated....like i said this game is a bit overwhelming when you are used to other mmos that dont really need much thinking lol
#5 Oct 27 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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1.) No you do not HAVE to craft, it is really subjective. It depends on how you want to play, do you want to be able to make your own gear and do your own repairs? Find a niche and make some extra gil?
Mining and Goldsmithing is a decent combo, just play around with them and see what you like.

2.) Several options for repairing.

i.) You can visit the repair NPC located in each city. I don't have the specific map locations, but they are normally near the NPC market areas.

ii.) You can repair the gear yourself, but leveling the appropriate crafting job and getting the required materials listed by the durability on each item. This can be trying at times however, as many items require a multitude of crafting classes. It doesn't hurt however to have one you focus on a couple crafting classes you know you will use in the future for repairs.

iii.) You can place your damaged equipment in your bazaar for repair. Select the item and say "Seek Repair" then put up a price you are willing to pay for the repair. You can place these on your retainer or in your personal bazaar. Doesn't hurt to go to the appropriate guild and ask around either.
#6 Oct 27 2010 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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You might want to add blacksmithing as well if you're doing mining/goldsmithing. It compliments those nicely; you'll find that you'll get a lot of materials for it.
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#7 Oct 27 2010 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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thanks guys all input is awesome and that helps me alot!! One other thing i guess the only way to know the recipes for sure is to check online? I may have to use my printer today lol!!

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 12:55pm by Vlox07
#8 Oct 27 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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You don't have to craft but it can make your life easier if you specialize in 1 or 2 crafts. I haven't played Thaumaturge much but I'm guessing if they get best bonuses from cloth stuff you should go Wever and Goldsmith for the weapons. Besides being able to craft your gear yourself, you'll be able to do your own repairs (only possible to repair an item to 100% durability if you do it yourself or some other player does it for you).
Each of the 3 strting cities have NPC repairers. They repair your gear to 75% only and don't repair any of your jewelry - for those you have to do your own repairs, or seek other players. More info on repairs can be found under Wiki > Guides on this site.
#9 Oct 27 2010 at 10:58 AM Rating: Good
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Vlox07 wrote:
thanks guys all input is awesome and that helps me alot!! One other thing i guess the only way to know the recipes for sure is to check online? I may have to use my printer today lol!!


Yes, Go here :)

http://ffxiv.zam.com/en/recipelist.html
#10 Oct 27 2010 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
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With the way they designed the game, I think you'd be really hurting yourself if you didn't craft. There are more crafting classes than combat classes, gear constantly requires the services of a crafter to repair (unless you want to pay massive fees at the repair NPC), and you get big boosts to physical level and extra gil by doing the local levequests. I personally hate crafting, but I'm doing it anyway because I feel I'd be penalized if I ignored that part of the game.
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