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Ask the Devs! (11/26/2010) Let's talk about gearFollow

#1 Nov 26 2010 at 6:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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The development and management teams continue to address the questions and concerns of the community in an ongoing FAQ. The topic addressed this time around is gear.

Gear
Q.
What happens if I equip a piece of gear, but am not the favored class or rank listed in the item details?

A.
Equipping a piece of gear as anything other than the favored class or optimal rank effectively lowers the item's stats. The larger the gap between an item's optimal rank and the player's current rank, the greater this reduction will be. There are instances, therefore, when equipping a high-rank item will grant lower stats than a low-rank item that is closer to the player's rank.

Q.
What is this "slot cost" malarkey that I see in the stats for accessory items?

A.
The slot cost of an accessory is the cost required to equip it. An accessory cannot be equipped if doing so would place the combined slot cost total of all equipped accessories above the maximum available to the player. A player's current used and remaining slot cost values can be viewed in the Gear window.

Ex.) Three accessories with slot costs of 4 each may be simultaneously equipped by a player with 12 available points. After doing so, that player can equip no further accessories, as the 12-point capacity has been reached.

Q.
Do the conjurer's Spirit Dart and thaumaturge's Phantom Dart actions qualify as physical or magical attacks?

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This property is determined by the weapon being wielded. As nearly all conjurer and thaumaturge primary arms are magical in nature, Spirit Dart and Phantom Dart are, more often than not, magical attacks.


Edit: link - http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=e02f5d9eae1e258e99da3e2b5def23d049a087af

Edited, Nov 26th 2010 7:29am by XienithSilvercloud
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#3 Nov 26 2010 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
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they said Malarkey
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#4 Nov 26 2010 at 6:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:


But theirs has...um...yeah, you're right
#5 Nov 26 2010 at 10:09 AM Rating: Default
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"A.
This property is determined by the weapon being wielded. As nearly all conjurer and thaumaturge primary arms are magical in nature, Spirit Dart and Phantom Dart are, more often than not, magical attacks"


WTF? That translates: We don't know.
#6 Nov 26 2010 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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Skyfaller wrote:
"A.
This property is determined by the weapon being wielded. As nearly all conjurer and thaumaturge primary arms are magical in nature, Spirit Dart and Phantom Dart are, more often than not, magical attacks"


WTF? That translates: We don't know.


I don't understand how you took "we don't know" from that. It pretty clearly states that the nature of the attack is determined by the weapon, which for conjurer and thaumaturge, will usually (though not necessarily always) be magic.
#7 Nov 26 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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I suppose that's because the Cudgel line might be melee weapons (or at least physical damage weapons)?

I have yet to get my hands on one to test them out, but I'm curious to find out after I read that "Ask the Devs" today. Kobolds do seem to beat us up with them, and I'd love to have a bit more of a melee-mage feel on my THM.
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#8 Nov 26 2010 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
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I suppose that's because the Cudgel line might be melee weapons (or at least physical damage weapons)?


I don't think so. They have the magical accuracy and potency listed for them. I believe they're talking about things such as Smoothed Stone and Levinstone as well as the other throwing weapons.
#9 Nov 26 2010 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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Can't be the stones, since that gives you a new action, the Throw command.

They specifically refer to Phantom Dart and Spirit Dart.

Edited, Nov 26th 2010 12:48pm by Docent42
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#10 Nov 26 2010 at 12:45 PM Rating: Good
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Then what staves make abilities physical? hmm..seems to me you'd want to stay away from those. Maybe they aren't implemented yet?
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Docent42 wrote:
I suppose that's because the Cudgel line might be melee weapons (or at least physical damage weapons)?

I have yet to get my hands on one to test them out, but I'm curious to find out after I read that "Ask the Devs" today. Kobolds do seem to beat us up with them, and I'd love to have a bit more of a melee-mage feel on my THM.


I'm not 100% on this, but I thought that Cudgel/Club type wepons were going to be for a later class called 'Enforcer'...
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#12 Nov 26 2010 at 2:02 PM Rating: Good
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AshlarThePaladin wrote:
I'm not 100% on this, but I thought that Cudgel/Club type wepons were going to be for a later class called 'Enforcer'...

Yeah, Enforcer is clubs and maces, Weaponmaster is supposed to use staves, which THM also use currently.

I'm assuming THM's staves have little to do with a bo or quarterstaff, and THM's shiny cudgels also have little in common with morning stars and such.

We'll have to see when those classes come out. In the meantime, did any THM ever get their hands on one of the two cudgels? I guess I could make myself one, if I found an alchemist that can make lenses or sells them.
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