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#1 Dec 30 2010 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a few question ive been trying to get awnsered, but with no luck.

1. where do i repair, i've had the same weapons (weathered hora) since i started and now im lvl 10 :/, they are at 10% condition. I've looked quickly through the item database for "bone chips" and the only places they are found are in other areas which i have no idea how to get to, repairing shouldnt be this hard :/

2. which brings me to my second question, where do i get new weapons / clothing? i have no clue how to synthesize, i somehow managed to make hampen yarn from moko grass but other then then that im clueless. If synthesis is so important why is it so complicated, i meen its my first time playing any FF games online and that part has me completely confused :S.

3. Is there a proper tutorial for FFXIV, i meen i loved the introduction video when you arrived in the world, the story looked great and captivating, but once i entered Gridania, I was completely lost, i had no clue where to go or what to do, and there wasnt anything to guide me really, except the scenario quest(more or less) which was kinda short and didnt show me, that much about the little bits and pieces of the game. For example, i had no idea how to get leves(quests) i ended up randomly clicking on npcs and finding out that they exited.

Anyways thank you for any replies.
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#2 Dec 30 2010 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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lSerenal wrote:
Just a few question ive been trying to get awnsered, but with no luck.

1. where do i repair, i've had the same weapons (weathered hora) since i started and now im lvl 10 :/, they are at 10% condition. I've looked quickly through the item database for "bone chips" and the only places they are found are in other areas which i have no idea how to get to, repairing shouldnt be this hard :/

Go into your inventory select the item you want repaired, offer a gil reward 1k or so for low level weapons upwards depending on the costs of the mats. Aetheryte camps are good places to find crafters to do the repairs.

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2. which brings me to my second question, where do i get new weapons / clothing? i have no clue how to synthesize, i somehow managed to make hampen yarn from moko grass but other then then that im clueless. If synthesis is so important why is it so complicated, i meen its my first time playing any FF games online and that part has me completely confused :S.
Go to the market wards. If you don't know where they are just ask anyone in any of the three major cities, someone will surely tell you how to get there.

lSerenal wrote:
3. Is there a proper tutorial for FFXIV, i meen i loved the introduction video when you arrived in the world, the story looked great and captivating, but once i entered Gridania, I was completely lost, i had no clue where to go or what to do, and there wasnt anything to guide me really, except the scenario quest(more or less) which was kinda short and didnt show me, that much about the little bits and pieces of the game. For example, i had no idea how to get leves(quests) i ended up randomly clicking on npcs and finding out that they exited.

Anyways thank you for any replies.
Serena
There are some tutorials on the lodestone site, I'd go there first. There are also some very basic tutorial leves available from the leve desk in the adventurer's guild.
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#3 Dec 30 2010 at 9:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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1. Here you can view the repair NPCs for each city: http://ffxiv.zam.com/en/moblist.html?name=&rank_min=&rank_max=&zone=&aggro=&race=&role=10&element=&order_by=
(you can also repair your gar by unequipping it first, clicking on it in inventory and selecting <seek repairs>. You then select the amount of Gil you're willing to pay for repairs and just wait for other players to execute them).

2. New gear can be bought at some NPCs but it's abnormally pricy, especially for a new player. Best option is to search the Market Wards (GRIDANIA- Lotus Gardens, LIMSA LOMINSA - Southern Islands, UL'DAH - The Dunes), or you can randomly click on people and <browse> their bazaars, if they're selling anything (bag icon next to their name). Leves will sometimes also give you equipment.

3. AFAIK in game there's no actual tutorial, not sure if there's an all around written one by a player. Maybe someone else can respond to this.

It's a bit confusing at start but you'll get the grips soon enough :) and don't hesitate to ask people when in doubt, most are happy to help.

Welcome to XIV ^^
#4 Dec 30 2010 at 9:49 AM Rating: Good
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1. There is a repair NPC in each town near the main rows of shops. He will repair but only to 75% condition and a high price. You can get them repaired by other players. Click on the Item in your inventory and click Seek repairs, Offer a reward for the person repairing, and someone will see the repair symbol above your head as you travel around places or use the menders ward.

2. Go to the market wards an area near each aetherite crystal in each town, you can search for new items there and then move to the ward and retainers with your item will be highlighted with a star.

3. Appart from the early quests (adventurers guild) there is little in the way of tutorials something which I believe is left as feedback for the devs.

Hope this answers your queries.
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#5 Dec 30 2010 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
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newbie gear is really cheap to repair at the repair npc - so you might just want to use that. If you are in grid the repair npc is by the ebony stalls, I believe - in that strip mall, anyway.

The "Market wards" in Gridania should be on your map (press "m") as Lotus Gardens (I believe). Just walk towards them until a menu pops up. The you can do an item search.

If you want to learn how to craft I suggest that you get some guildleves. The adventurer's guild has two npcs which people are always crowded around. One NPC will give you guildleves for battle classes like Pugulist and gathering classes like botanist, and one NPC will give you crafting leves.

If you made moko grass that means you should have a needle, right? So choose a Weaver guildleve. You can see the guildleves you've accepted by looking in your journal. You will either get the materials for the guildleve right away - or you will have to pick them up from someone. Read the leve. It will tell you where the person you need to get stuff from is.

Don't take any guildleve that wants you to go to Crimson bark or Nine Ivies (at least not yet)
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#6 Dec 30 2010 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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What server are you on? If you let us know what server you are on, I'm sure there will be plenty of people willing to show you the ropes. Also, there are server specific forums(forums>server forums) that may help you find additional help in finding a linkshell to join. Having a linkshell really helps you with the finer points in the game.
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And here's some specifics about repairing you weathered hora. You can do that repair yourself if you switch your class to goldsmith and acquire a bone chip. To switch your class to goldsmith, you'll need a weather chaser hammer. Since you are in Gridania, there is no npc from who you can buy a bone chip, so you'll need to find one for sale in a bazaar (in the market wards or from someone just standing around) or you'll need to get a weathered pickaxe and go mining until you find a mining spot the gives you bone chips. (Sorry it's so complicated. No one ever said a Final Fantasy game didn't require a lot of running around.)

Anyway, with bone chip and hammer in hand, follow these steps to make the repair.

1. Equip the weathered chaser hammer. This has the added advantage of unequipping your hora. (You can't just unequip a weapon or tool. You have to change classes to unequip.)

2. Open your inventory screen.

3. Click on Weathered hora. A list of actions appears.

4. Click on Repair. You will drop to the repair position and a bonechip will already be selected.

5. Click Main hand. After a bit of animation your hora will probably be repaired to 100%. (There is a slight chance that the repair will fail. If it does, get another bone chip and try again.)

I should note that at Rank 10, you could be using a bone hora, which you can find offered for sale for less than 10K. A bone hora is also repaired with bone chip by a goldsmith, and the repair can be accomplished by even a rank 1 goldsmith.

Don't worry. It all gets easier.

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#8 Dec 30 2010 at 1:04 PM Rating: Excellent
Might want to take a look at our New Players Guide Smiley: cool
#9 Jan 01 2011 at 1:12 AM Rating: Good
You also might want to do the introductory leves.

If you press the 'm' key it'll bring up a map of the city.

I'm not sure if the introductory quests in Grid are the same as the ones I did in Ul'dah, but if they are - the NPC who you spoke to as part of the introductory cut-scenes would be in the Adventurer's Guild. Check your map for the Adventurer's guild/pub, go there, locate that NPC, talk to him/her some more. (S)he should offer you some introductory leves.

.....Or was it the leve desk NPCs that offer these? I forget...

Edited, Jan 1st 2011 2:13am by justpassingthrough1
#10 Jan 01 2011 at 7:57 PM Rating: Good
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justpassingthrough1 wrote:


.....Or was it the leve desk NPCs that offer these? I forget...

Edited, Jan 1st 2011 2:13am by justpassingthrough1


The same PC that gives battlecraft, faction and gathering leves gives the tutorial leves, I believe.
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