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#1 Jan 31 2011 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Something I noticed a long time ago, then forgot about, and now noticed again:
How come there are no visible projectiles when I use my phantom dart? Is there
some technical reason for this? My proud Elezen keeps whiffing his wand through
the air, and *something* seems to hit the opponent (but I'm unable to tell what).

I never played as an archer/ranger... Do you guys see what you shoot?
Does a Lancer that throws a javelin actually see the javelin?
#2 Jan 31 2011 at 5:39 AM Rating: Good
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I don't know about DoW classes, but I've never seen any projectile on my CON & THM, hence the name 'Phantom' perhaps?
#3 Jan 31 2011 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
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That might be the explanation ^.^/. At least for THMs!
I wonder about DoWs, though...?
Perhaps they shoot their arrows so lightening-quick
that they appear to be invisible and simply disintegrate
upon impact. Stupid me. I actually thought SE was lazy.
#4 Jan 31 2011 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Phantom darts are phantom.

#5 Jan 31 2011 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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This must just be a mistake, because it's not like any other battle-related animations are lackluster in FFXIV.

Phantom Darts are indeed Phantom by design -- just like our Phantom arrows, Phantom javelins, Phantom stones, Phantom chakram, and Phantom anything else that is more complicated to animate moves through the Phantom air.
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#6 Jan 31 2011 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Perhaps it's part of the big, hidden storyline
twist that awaits players at level 51:

"Eorzea is just a phantom realm woven from the memories
of fallen warriors from the distant past. Since none of
them has an accurate memory of what an arrow looks like
in mid-air, there are no visible projectiles."

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