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#52 Dec 14 2010 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
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With the low level of these recipes, does anyone else find it a little odd that you need drops from a level 35+ enemy? The lowest level enemy which has these is Opo-Opo's in the Mun Tuy cellars, but have a drop rate so low as to make it almost impossible to obtain. One of the bigger problems with crafting already is the need for high ranked enemies to obtain low ranked equipment (Take a look at the Hedgemole Needle for a prime example).

I'm not opposed to this for everything, but it's not as if we're talking powerful items. Most of these are in line with 'average joe' equipment yet still require drops from enemies which low ranked crafters have no chance of defeating themselves. A little more perspective from the devs might have been nice.

Still, in this case we do at least have an alternate way of obtaining the gear. While my crafting levels are sufficient to make it myself, you can bet the prices for dormouse fur will make it less viable than questing for it. Better stock up if you're not rank 30 yet, because prices are set to boom.

Edit: Just discovered an alternate means of obtaining Dormouse Pelts (for the fur). An NPC called Zaesoeya in Gridania just South of the Tanner's Guild sells them for around 30k. It's hardly cheap, but at least it's an alternative for those with the gil to try crafting their own gear.

Edited, Dec 15th 2010 12:39am by Glitterhands
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#53 Dec 17 2010 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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So it seems that each Bell location gives the same thing over and over... it would be nice if we can get an idea of what is where..

Reference Map: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=a71beaf5f2522baba8c1f903853af083cd4fdd50

In Gridania, I found the Young Dodo Roaster @ (4.4) , Powdered Sugar @ (6.5) , Dream Tunic Materials @ (6.1)
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#54 Dec 17 2010 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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gennji wrote:
So it seems that each Bell location gives the same thing over and over... it would be nice if we can get an idea of what is where..

Reference Map: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=a71beaf5f2522baba8c1f903853af083cd4fdd50

In Gridania, I found the Young Dodo Roaster @ (4.4) , Powdered Sugar @ (6.5) , Dream Tunic Materials @ (6.1)

I dont think this is the case. I logged in today to get my gifts. I had 4 saved up and got the materials for boots + hat and 2 dodo stuffings. So i think its just random each time.
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gennji wrote:
So it seems that each Bell location gives the same thing over and over... it would be nice if we can get an idea of what is where..

Reference Map: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=a71beaf5f2522baba8c1f903853af083cd4fdd50

In Gridania, I found the Young Dodo Roaster @ (4.4) , Powdered Sugar @ (6.5) , Dream Tunic Materials @ (6.1)


From what youi say I think you might be wrong, I have only been able to get 1 gift so far, from the platform above the Adv Guild in Gridania and I received some Dodo Stuffing, not roaster...
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#56 Dec 17 2010 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Well that is lame... I got 3 powdered sugars from the same spot.. Would be nicer if we knew where to go. I dont want any more Sugar, this sucks...
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#57 Dec 17 2010 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
It's random, has nothing to do with the bells. I've used the same one for all 6 of my gifts, have 2 sets of boots, 1 hat, 1 body, 1 twinkle box, and 1 powdered sugar.
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#58 Dec 17 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks... so I got my "Materials" ... but it is not all of them?

They say u need to be R11 Weaver for the Tunic, but they dont mention, if you are NOT a R15 Leatherworker, then you can not make the Dormouse Fur and no one sells it.
Oh well, I can make the items, others may have to do some lvling... hopefully this gear is better than expected.
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#59 Dec 17 2010 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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gennji wrote:
hopefully this gear is better than expected.


A year from now you can wear your full set and brag to the newbs about how in your day you had to walk 15 yalms to grind uphill bothways....
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#60 Dec 17 2010 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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However.... I can't believe they were lazy to make matching pants as well.

That was my biggest complaint about events in FFXI. It was always tops or hats, and occasionally boots, but almost never pants. I think the only exception was the swimwear.
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#61 Dec 17 2010 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
gennji wrote:
Thanks... so I got my "Materials" ... but it is not all of them?

They say u need to be R11 Weaver for the Tunic, but they dont mention, if you are NOT a R15 Leatherworker, then you can not make the Dormouse Fur and no one sells it.
Oh well, I can make the items, others may have to do some lvling... hopefully this gear is better than expected.


Actually you can make em pretty easy at rank 12, or I did, I just made 3 (found the skins for 2k each) and took a chance, got support though, but never came close to failing any of the 3.
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#62 Dec 17 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, Just made mine on 1st try.. R11 Weaver R14 Leather

at least it is giving us something to do..
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#63 Dec 17 2010 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, fighting is usually not the focus of a christmas holiday event. It's more about sharing and getting small fun gifts.


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Edited, Dec 14th 2010 7:54pm by KaneKitty


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#64 Dec 17 2010 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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People are saying about pants missing, but the NPCs at the bells have matching pants... so apparantly we can make whatever those pants are and the look will be complete? Personally I think red/white skirts for the ladies and red pants of any kind for the guys would work perfectly... not sure what the big deal is.
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#65 Dec 17 2010 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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This event just made me start playing again after a 2 month hiatus.

I grew sick of leves, and this is about the closest to actual questing that XIV has provided. Moar plox.
#66 Dec 17 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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There are already some green tights that would match perfectly, I don't know what the actual name for them is though.
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