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#1 Feb 07 2011 at 12:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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I read a few threads today and noticed some newbies here and there asking apparently very simple questions.

I remember when I did not know how to get in the wards ( I thought it was somewhere in town, I had no idea we had to teleport there), and up to recently, even tho I have played quite a bit, I did not even know how to use an item (can we even use one with the controller?), for example.

I will start.

Is there a way to send a tell to someone without typing his entire name? I remember in XI when all you had to do was to target someone then the chat would turn into tell mode.
#2 Feb 07 2011 at 1:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd like to know also if you can't just send a tell by targeting someone. I've tried "/t <t> ...." to no avail. Obviously, ctrl+r works if it's someone who has already talked to you, but otherwise, typing the whole name can be a pain, especially when I sometimes can't remember the precise spelling of the person who I want to tell.


What's a good craft to get started with? I'm running around, leveling up my DoW classes and I've got a ton of ores in my inventory. I have no idea what I can and can't use or if I need to purchase tools to get started or what though. I've only been playing for a couple of days, so I haven't explored everything and I'm intending on trying a local leve today for a craft and seeing if that sheds some light for me. What's kept me from trying one so far is that I wasn't sure if you needed tools to do one or if they'd provide one for the tutorial leve, so I just kept to battlecraft leves.
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northernsky wrote:
Is there a way to send a tell to someone without typing his entire name? I remember in XI when all you had to do was to target someone then the chat would turn into tell mode.


If there is I haven't found it yet. I do however use /tell <t> if I'm trying to talk to someone in front of me and it works. There's also CTR R to talk to people who have already whispered you.

My turn to add to the pool: Has anyone figured out what uses Craftmanship and what uses Magic Craftmanship? o_O
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MCraine wrote:
I'd like to know also if you can't just send a tell by targeting someone. I've tried "/t <t> ...." to no avail. Obviously, ctrl+r works if it's someone who has already talked to you, but otherwise, typing the whole name can be a pain, especially when I sometimes can't remember the precise spelling of the person who I want to tell.


What's a good craft to get started with? I'm running around, leveling up my DoW classes and I've got a ton of ores in my inventory. I have no idea what I can and can't use or if I need to purchase tools to get started or what though. I've only been playing for a couple of days, so I haven't explored everything and I'm intending on trying a local leve today for a craft and seeing if that sheds some light for me. What's kept me from trying one so far is that I wasn't sure if you needed tools to do one or if they'd provide one for the tutorial leve, so I just kept to battlecraft leves.


I waited a long time to start crafting because I thought I did not know how, but it turns out that it's really easy, you'll learn with the leves and don't even need the mats or crystals.

You need the tools tho, you can buy them from NPCs in town, where they all gather in a kind of market place.

I'd suggest that you rank up classes that repair your gear to start with, mainly weapons cause it's the one that goes down the fastest
#5 Feb 07 2011 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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i have no idea how to use items with my controller,or what the items do so far i just sell them to the npc.

Also, why quest locations dont show on the map (like the mog fruit.
And how jobs work, but that is different, if i still remember, i did some mandats, but the quest dont give you the appropriate tools.

After a disconnect, i lose my quest...that boring
How to a put actions or anything on ctrl or alt? (using controller)

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 2:24pm by neo12
#6 Feb 07 2011 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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neo12 wrote:
i have no idea how to use items with my controller,or what the items do so far i just sell them to the npc.

Also, why quest locations dont show on the map (like the mog fruit.
And how jobs work, but that is different, if i still remember, i did some mandats, but the quest dont give you the appropriate tools.

After a disconnect, i lose my quest...that boring


You use item by mouse-clicking on the "back-pack" like button, lower right of the screen if you did not change widget positioning. If it can be used with a controller I don't know how. Some items like potions and ether have an in game description, I search the others on the web.

Don't know about this particular quest, but have you tried to go in your journal and hit the "map" thumbnail?

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 2:24pm by northernsky
#7 Feb 07 2011 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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northernsky wrote:
neo12 wrote:
i have no idea how to use items with my controller,or what the items do so far i just sell them to the npc.

Also, why quest locations dont show on the map (like the mog fruit.
And how jobs work, but that is different, if i still remember, i did some mandats, but the quest dont give you the appropriate tools.

After a disconnect, i lose my quest...that boring


You use item by mouse-clicking on the "back-pack" like button, lower right of the screen if you did not change widget positioning. If it can be used with a controller I don't know how. Some items like potions and ether have an in game description, I search the others on the web.

Don't know about this particular quest, but have you tried to go in your journal and hit the "map" thumbnail?

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 2:24pm by northernsky



i didnt use the map thumbnail, i was expecting it to be show on regular map, i need to check the next quests.
Yup with the mouse, but how about the controller? :( i guess they didnt put that working yet.

ty for this thread and awsers
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What's better for R30? Nanawa or Nophica?
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#9 Feb 07 2011 at 2:08 PM Rating: Excellent
I didn't know for a few weeks that you could ctrl-c and ctrl-v to copy and paste into and out of the chat box. I type pretty fast and was astounded when people were typing out the full directory of where the screenshots are before I coud even get to the /users bit of the path.

so click on website or text, highlight it, press ctrl-c to copy

click on the chat bar and press ctrl-v to paste

it works the other way around as well so if some one posts up a link to your LS forums or a helpful website etc... don't be put off or try to write it down like I was.

*EDIT* I type so fast my slow brain doesn't notice the aweful amount of typos I leave in my finger wake...

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#10 Feb 07 2011 at 2:09 PM Rating: Excellent
Transmigration wrote:
What's better for R30? Nanawa or Nophica?


Depends, for leves I enjoy Nophicas more as there's less running around and I think there's 1 more kill tons of stuff leve there than the mines.

However the Mines are more popular and are almost always full so if you want a pick up group for leves in between behest that's the place to go unless it's too crowded.
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#11 Feb 07 2011 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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neo12 wrote:
Also, why quest locations dont show on the map (like the mog fruit.)

How to a put actions or anything on ctrl or alt? (using controller)


Currently you have to use the map button from the journal to view quest locations. I think in one of the lodestone posts there was a comment they would change this.

Ctrl and Alt are used to trigger macros. So you have to go to (IIRC), Menu -> Configuration -> Macros and here you can set up macros. I use macros for targeting, self healing, quick access to certain commands, and swapping gear and traits.
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#12 Feb 07 2011 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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Kitprower wrote:
My turn to add to the pool: Has anyone figured out what uses Craftmanship and what uses Magic Craftmanship? o_O


Answer is in herehttp://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=68a976070fb46c2ed83f68262cd60297764e72e0

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Q. What do the crafter-related attributes Craftsmanship, Magic Craftsmanhip, and Control each do?
A. Among recipes in the game, there are those for which the rate of progress and chance of success are increased by higher Craftsmanship, and those for which they are determined by Magic Craftsmanship. Control helps to reduce the occurrence of aetherial sparking (see below), and exerts its influence over both types of recipes just mentioned.

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#13 Feb 07 2011 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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Okay. So I have a question, which may be relatively simple, but..
How exactly do I work the party button? I mean..It gives me an option to put up a recruiting option, and to see what other people are looking for. Is there no way to let other people know that you are wanting to party? Ala the function from FFXI?
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CyanRebirth wrote:
Okay. So I have a question, which may be relatively simple, but..
How exactly do I work the party button? I mean..It gives me an option to put up a recruiting option, and to see what other people are looking for. Is there no way to let other people know that you are wanting to party? Ala the function from FFXI?


Not yet. A lot of player are asking for that at the moment

Also they removed the search player function that they had at the beginning. I hope they are working on an overall improved search platform at various levels
#15 Feb 07 2011 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
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scrish wrote:
Kitprower wrote:
My turn to add to the pool: Has anyone figured out what uses Craftmanship and what uses Magic Craftmanship? o_O


Answer is in herehttp://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=68a976070fb46c2ed83f68262cd60297764e72e0

SE wrote:
Q. What do the crafter-related attributes Craftsmanship, Magic Craftsmanhip, and Control each do?
A. Among recipes in the game, there are those for which the rate of progress and chance of success are increased by higher Craftsmanship, and those for which they are determined by Magic Craftsmanship. Control helps to reduce the occurrence of aetherial sparking (see below), and exerts its influence over both types of recipes just mentioned.



That didn't quite answer my question ^^; I already knew that. My question was if anyone had done some testing or knew which recipes use which. For example if I'm making dodoskin hides. Does that recipe use Craftmanship or Magic Craftmanship?
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northernsky wrote:

Is there a way to send a tell to someone without typing his entire name? I remember in XI when all you had to do was to target someone then the chat would turn into tell mode.


I will also add that if you have sent a tell to that person before you can auto fil their name. So for example if i type Bas then [tab] like with auto translate dictionary, it brings up the name of my friend Bastian who i have sent tells to before.

Kitprower wrote:

That didn't quite answer my question ^^; I already knew that. My question was if anyone had done some testing or knew which recipes use which. For example if I'm making dodoskin hides. Does that recipe use Craftmanship or Magic Craftmanship?


I am not 100% certain, but someone once told me that it is dependant on your hand. So for eample with leather, using the main hand tool you get +quanity HQs (4 -> 6 etc). That would use craftsmanship. If you used the off hand tool you get + quality HQs (+1, +2 etc). That would use magic craftsmanship. It is just a theory I heard though, not proven yet.
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I am not 100% certain, but someone once told me that it is dependant on your hand. So for eample with leather, using the main hand tool you get +quanity HQs (4 -> 6 etc). That would use craftsmanship. If you used the off hand tool you get + quality HQs (+1, +2 etc). That would use magic craftsmanship. It is just a theory I heard though, not proven yet.


Thanks a whole bunch, I'll keep that in mind while crafting and try to notice it. You or your friend may be on to something, I just wish I knew how to test it really well.


Edited, Feb 7th 2011 5:47pm by Kitprower
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What a great thread idea! I've got a newbie question: how do you separate certain things into separate chat log tabs? For example, if I want a tab that has no battle or crafting stuff in it, how do I do that?
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What a great thread idea! I've got a newbie question: how do you separate certain things into separate chat log tabs? For example, if I want a tab that has no battle or crafting stuff in it, how do I do that?


Configuration, chat log (settings).

Then you have 2 possible chat windows with each 2 possibilities (sub-windows you can toggle between). There is a "general" and "battle" presets, but you can customize it the way you want, you can even rename the chat "title".

Then you can scroll over with your mouse when it's active and place it where you want on your screen and adjust size, just like any other widget.
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Kitprower wrote:
scrish wrote:
Kitprower wrote:
My turn to add to the pool: Has anyone figured out what uses Craftmanship and what uses Magic Craftmanship? o_O


Answer is in herehttp://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=68a976070fb46c2ed83f68262cd60297764e72e0

SE wrote:
Q. What do the crafter-related attributes Craftsmanship, Magic Craftsmanhip, and Control each do?
A. Among recipes in the game, there are those for which the rate of progress and chance of success are increased by higher Craftsmanship, and those for which they are determined by Magic Craftsmanship. Control helps to reduce the occurrence of aetherial sparking (see below), and exerts its influence over both types of recipes just mentioned.



That didn't quite answer my question ^^; I already knew that. My question was if anyone had done some testing or knew which recipes use which. For example if I'm making dodoskin hides. Does that recipe use Craftmanship or Magic Craftmanship?


Sorry missread your question, but im not too sure on that, but as was said above it could be which hand you use to craft with.
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#21 Feb 07 2011 at 7:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?
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Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?


It depends on 2 things

1 - the difficulty of the leve. Even though it says r10, what it kind of means is r10-20 as that camp is minimum rank 10. So there are some leves that are easier than others, for example killing coblyns is easy vs killing dodos which can be chalenging.

2 - physical level. THe higher your physical level, the more stats you have to play with. When I was starting i would get hammered in the drybone dodo quest as my physical was only around the same rank as my MRD back then. But now as a pl50, taking my lower clases to drybone, I could solo dodos on 5 stars with a r15 CON as I had heaps of HP and def.

To get through the tough leves, you can try joining a party or a linkshell that has regular leve groups. Also if you work on other classes you can raise your physical level. Crafting is a great source of physical level experience. Also try leveling PUG to r6. You get a healing skill that used TP that can come in handy if you are low on mana.
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MCraine wrote:
Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?



You might not be missing something. There are a few leves that are noticable harder, particularly ones invloveing humanoids or skeletons. If it was one of those, don't worry about it and just avoid them in the future. You'll become familiar with which leves are best to level off of. I generally find the 'reforesting' leves among the easiest. Another indicator for leve is the colour of the boarder. Most are bronze colour, few are silver. The silver are suppose to be harder (although I don't always agree) and offer better awards (I found more red treasure chests on these.) I was advised by diligent crafters that the silver boarder craftleves have a better chance to give guildmarks.
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Thanks for those responses. Makes me feel a bit better. I think I'm going to level a couple of additional classes and spend a while crafting tonight.
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Thank you northernsky! I will try that. ^_^
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So I have about 186 Elemental points which I have no idea what to spend it on. I'll likely level my DoM classes to at least 20 but I'm more of a DoW player. Since I'm not concentrating on DoM classes should I simply just distribute the elemental points evenly or is there any specific element that might give me an advantage as a DoW class?


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MCraine wrote:
Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?


You should join our LS Craine! We'll help you out :)

Post in here - http://ffxiv.zam.com/journal.html?user=372629


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So I have about 186 Elemental points which I have no idea what to spend it on. I'll likely level my DoM classes to at least 20 but I'm more of a DoW player. Since I'm not concentrating on DoM classes should I simply just distribute the elemental points evenly or is there any specific element that might give me an advantage as a DoW class?


26PUG / 23LNC / 13ACR / 10MRD / 10THM / 08GLD


AFAIK, pumping points in elemental affinities aren't as important for DoW as it is for DoL/H and DoM, although it depends on what mobs you're grinding on. It's supposed to be fairly useful against caster mobs like Elementals, Imps etc. but I haven't seen anything conclusive so it might be best to evenly distribute. If you use Shock Spikes, it might be a good idea to pump a couple more points into Lightning, and if you use Stone Skin it might be a good idea o pump a couple more points into Earth. There are also skills like Red Lotus which may benefit from elemental points (but again, tests have been inconclusive).

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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northernsky wrote:
Is there a way to send a tell to someone without typing his entire name? I remember in XI when all you had to do was to target someone then the chat would turn into tell mode.


You can also scroll the chat log, select in there the name you want to send a tell (enlighten it with the mouse) to and copy paste it after /t.
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Now that 5 months have passed, and the creation of the world has been enabled for a long time, I have some noob questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntXAO_Rq7c If I bought this game, could I outfit myself in armor and weapons to battle?

I'm looking for: 1x lvl1 all jobs, 2x lvl11 spears, 8xlvl 18 spears, 5x lvl 27 spears. Don't worry. About these numbers of weapons, I'm not sure how the throw away equation relates to Final Fantasy Legend 2 on gameboy where I last saw it. I don't want any iron needles, but the other ones for crafting like the cool ones such as a square of cloth instead of marmot pelt so it has trade value should be readily available in the market wards. Also certain cloth apparel should be available for appearance purposes with stats as I design my character with someone.

Will I be able to find a friendly community, on all the time, most of whom speak english (please not the ones with terminal diseases who talk about family and death all the time on ventrilo). Ventrilo or voice is a requirement at all times, no silent guys who are just antisocial phobic enough to wait out time in order to outshadow you.

A competitive grouping of Notorious Monsters, where my ability to defeat them resides in joining a team with those around and harvesting their units for profit as opposed to claiming it as fast as possible for an easy kill after 1 million hours played.

Reduced system requirements, to where a pc with 2.6Ghz x4, 10MP/s, 25MT/s rendering could display the game world at a modest 720p at the capped 60fps using one set of textures, or 1080p at 30fps at the other set of textures (the only set afaik) without destroying the PC hardware. Functioning graphical modifications basically.

The ability to create basic crafted goods myself for use to enhance skills. As far as I know the only enhance comes from getting a collectors edition, but I'd be hard pressed to pay $8.28 with free service for this game from what I've read today. I prefer to leave the virtual world creation to the old and young men alike.


Am I the only one who's mind is just about ready to explode after reading this? It seems like it's been put through a really awful language translator or something..
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Am I the only one who's mind is just about ready to explode after reading this? It seems like it's been put through a really awful language translator or something..


Well, going to try my best...

Victrola wrote:
Now that 5 months have passed, and the creation of the world has been enabled for a long time, I have some noob questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntXAO_Rq7c If I bought this game, could I outfit myself in armor and weapons to battle?


Yes, there is a plethora of weapons and armor to suit your needs and classes.

Victrola wrote:

I'm looking for: 1x lvl1 all jobs, 2x lvl11 spears, 8xlvl 18 spears, 5x lvl 27 spears. Don't worry. About these numbers of weapons, I'm not sure how the throw away equation relates to Final Fantasy Legend 2 on gameboy where I last saw it.


As long as you you really like Lancer, that's the only class where spears will be useful. The closest you'll get to Level 11 Spears are Rank 9; Rank 16 is closest to Level 18; and Rank 26/28 spears are the closest to Level 27. If you're thinking of simply buying weapons and disposing them as you go, that's fine - although repairing them yourself or through others will save you money in the long run.

Victrola wrote:

I don't want any iron needles, but the other ones for crafting like the cool ones such as a square of cloth instead of marmot pelt so it has trade value should be readily available in the market wards. Also certain cloth apparel should be available for appearance purposes with stats as I design my character with someone.


With the new item search feature implemented in the game, it's quite easy to find anything you want and where you can get it from. However, you will need a Weaving Needle (Iron Needle is a Rank 22 one) and some Cotton Cloth to make some Cotton Fent (which I assume is your 'square.')

Unfortunately there is no extensive customisation of personal armor except for color. All armors have their own stats which can really only be modified by making it +1 - +3, which is only a 15-30% increase in stats, depending on type.

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Will I be able to find a friendly community, on all the time, most of whom speak english (please not the ones with terminal diseases who talk about family and death all the time on ventrilo). Ventrilo or voice is a requirement at all times, no silent guys who are just antisocial phobic enough to wait out time in order to outshadow you.


As long as you have a look at the server forums for the one you join, you'll find plenty of Linkshells and communities who will be looking for players. Depending on where you live, some servers will suit you better than others (Gysahl, for example, is the unofficial Oceanic Server, while Rabanastre and Besaid have a lot of European/American players.)

Some linkshells do have a Vent or TS server available, but it's always good to ask before signing up.

Regarding anti-socialist behaviour, the game is limited to text chat, but once you join an active linkshell, you'll probably never be out of chat buddies.

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A competitive grouping of Notorious Monsters, where my ability to defeat them resides in joining a team with those around and harvesting their units for profit as opposed to claiming it as fast as possible for an easy kill after 1 million hours played.


I wouldn't say you need to play a million hours to get to NM status/minimum killing rank (which is anywhere between 40-50,) but most linkshells will have groups which do seek out NMs. Most, at the moment, are relatively easy, but there are two or three which are slightly more difficult and require a bit more strategy. Most NM parties now either focus on strategy (Incapacitation + Battle Regimens) or a fast zerg.

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Reduced system requirements, to where a pc with 2.6Ghz x4, 10MP/s, 25MT/s rendering could display the game world at a modest 720p at the capped 60fps using one set of textures, or 1080p at 30fps at the other set of textures (the only set afaik) without destroying the PC hardware. Functioning graphical modifications basically.


If you lower all the Config settings to 1-5 each, have Low -> Standard for other texture/shadow settings, turn off AA/DoF/Ambient Occlusion and set your resolution to 720p (or 1440x900) in Full-Screen, you should be able to get
60FPS in most areas. One point of note is that the game caps itself at 60FPS, but induces screen tearing, so you'll have to force V-Sync on. Just experiment with the settings until you get something that's right for you.

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The ability to create basic crafted goods myself for use to enhance skills. As far as I know the only enhance comes from getting a collectors edition, but I'd be hard pressed to pay $8.28 with free service for this game from what I've read today. I prefer to leave the virtual world creation to the old and young men alike.


Enhancement as in the Onion Helm? Unfortunately, there aren't any extra items (unless you got the 1st batch of Standard Editions, which came with Garlond Goggles; or had a code with the 1st editions of FFXIII, which gives you Asuran Armguards; or if you have an active FFXI account when you join FFXIV, you can get the Hermes Shoes) that come with codes; however, almost every single item you can make/buy in-game will enhance your attributes/abilities.

Where did you get this $8.28 figure from? As far as I know, the only current cost to play FFXIV is the purchasing of the game, as the game is still in a 'free' trial mode.

And there are women who do play this game...(points at Magnesium)


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The Hermes shoes come with the FFXI account (which might be still discounted to around $8.00) The item lets you run 'Quickened' for 30 minutes. Once they are equipped they have a 24 hour cool down period. You have to decide whether you feel the $8.00 for FFXI account is worth having the item. They are the ONLY one of the three items that maintains its value at higher levels.
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The Hermes shoes come with the FFXI account (which might be still discounted to around $8.00) The item lets you run 'Quickened' for 30 minutes. Once they are equipped they have a 24 hour cool down period. You have to decide whether you feel the $8.00 for FFXI account is worth having the item. They are the ONLY one of the three items that maintains its value at higher levels.


Personally transferring my FFXI name would be a sufficient reason to pay, but I canceled my account like 2 months before beginning FFXIV. The shoes are just a candy thrown at fans to justify the 8$ administrative trouble (I am not arguing if the price is fair or not)
#35 Feb 08 2011 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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WolfOak wrote:
The Hermes shoes come with the FFXI account (which might be still discounted to around $8.00) The item lets you run 'Quickened' for 30 minutes. Once they are equipped they have a 24 hour cool down period. You have to decide whether you feel the $8.00 for FFXI account is worth having the item. They are the ONLY one of the three items that maintains its value at higher levels.


Personally transferring my FFXI name would be a sufficient reason to pay, but I canceled my account like 2 months before beginning FFXIV. The shoes are just a candy thrown at fans to justify the 8$ administrative trouble (I am not arguing if the price is fair or not)


In FFXIV you have a surname, and when you transfer your name it just transferes your server as the Surname. It is easy to get your old name without paying for it.
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Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?


You should join our LS Craine! We'll help you out :)

Post in here - http://ffxiv.zam.com/journal.html?user=372629


Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:26am by Transmigration



I would love to but it seems like you guys are pretty full at the moment. I posted in a thread on the forum all the same; if anything changes I'd love to join.
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MCraine wrote:
Transmigration wrote:
MCraine wrote:
Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?


You should join our LS Craine! We'll help you out :)

Post in here - http://ffxiv.zam.com/journal.html?user=372629

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:26am by Transmigration


I would love to but it seems like you guys are pretty full at the moment. I posted in a thread on the forum all the same; if anything changes I'd love to join.


I am going home at lunch in a about an hour - am afk at horizon atm. I can try to pearl you then - if we are full I will break the pearl on my mule and pearl ya ^^;

So start making your way to horizon if you're interested
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WolfOak wrote:
northernsky wrote:
WolfOak wrote:
The Hermes shoes come with the FFXI account (which might be still discounted to around $8.00) The item lets you run 'Quickened' for 30 minutes. Once they are equipped they have a 24 hour cool down period. You have to decide whether you feel the $8.00 for FFXI account is worth having the item. They are the ONLY one of the three items that maintains its value at higher levels.


Personally transferring my FFXI name would be a sufficient reason to pay, but I canceled my account like 2 months before beginning FFXIV. The shoes are just a candy thrown at fans to justify the 8$ administrative trouble (I am not arguing if the price is fair or not)


In FFXIV you have a surname, and when you transfer your name it just transferes your server as the Surname. It is easy to get your old name without paying for it.


Yeah I figured that out too and tried to do it myself but they probably locked all FFXI servers names as a surname in FFXIV because it did not work for me on several servers.

I still have something close now.
#39 Feb 08 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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Olorinus the Vile wrote:
MCraine wrote:
Transmigration wrote:
MCraine wrote:
Alright. I'm starting to get the hang of most things, but now I'm a little confused. I leveled my LNC and THM to 10 and have a heal ability from THM equipped on my LNC skills now to help with my soloing, but when I took a level 10 battle leve today I got absolutely owned. Obviously, I selected solo for the difficulty and all that, so I'm not quite sure why I can't handle leves for my level range. Am I missing something or do I just suck and need more practice with the battle system?


You should join our LS Craine! We'll help you out :)

Post in here - http://ffxiv.zam.com/journal.html?user=372629

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 2:26am by Transmigration


I would love to but it seems like you guys are pretty full at the moment. I posted in a thread on the forum all the same; if anything changes I'd love to join.


I am going home at lunch in a about an hour - am afk at horizon atm. I can try to pearl you then - if we are full I will break the pearl on my mule and pearl ya ^^;

So start making your way to horizon if you're interested



Ah man, I appreciate the offer but I have a 2:55 class that I have to leave for in about 10 minutes. I just logged to get ready. I'll be on later on though.
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Ah man, I appreciate the offer but I have a 2:55 class that I have to leave for in about 10 minutes. I just logged to get ready. I'll be on later on though.


NP. I probably won't be on tonight, but other sackholders will be. Check out the member list in the forum or our ffxiv-pro profile here:

http://www.ffxivpro.com/linkshell/Rabanastre/The-Kraken-Club/

Everyone listed as "leader" can give you a pearl
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I've got a question about the faction NM leves (ie shuteye, tarbh uisge etc). When you do them as a group and you link the leves, is there a potential for more than 1 rune to drop? Or would we, as an ls, have to do the nm several times, once for everyone that has the leve? I know that the drop rate isn't great on them. Thanks :)
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#42 Feb 08 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
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Am I the only one who's mind is just about ready to explode after reading this? It seems like it's been put through a really awful language translator or something..
Victrola is probably the most skillful and underappreciated troll in the history of Allakhazam. He/she originally posted almost exclusively in the FFXI SAM forums. In a peculiar way it's worth taking the time to go back and read through.

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Sure, cool guy.

On a serious note, we need a sticky list of ideas that has been marked "NO".
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This is where the multibox spammin MMM soloer hurts himself instead of making a dungeon for the zanshin samurai considering endeavors uneventful for points. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2edF3KLcq1Y Reminds me of Seriha, the red lotus mistress errr dark knight solo dude maybe you 2 could hook up and be pro FFXI gamers for double points and make more dungeons since WotG isn't 'continuous or derivative math!' No one is more dominant imo though than a zanshin samurai using backwards from 100% math in order to get that 1 extra hit from max accuracy (yay double attack on a premonition of miss!). That's why samurai call the skillchains, or just kill /s/hit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjNNxnKVEpQ video Bsphil with max damage merits with no need to be samurai. You can watch for yourself what these guys go through, or perform better BloodSamurai.

I'm afraid that Bsphil is lost and no longer wants to create a fantasy with the yu~mi foundation, striking against nothing as an noncomplementary pro-dragoon with extra bonuses! Want to hook up and make a video? My new comp comes in on the 14th.. just asking.. I'm 28/f! I would put on af+1 boots in anticipation since you undoubtedly used bludgeon spam to level up blue mage to 37 instead of using BLASTBOMB on multiple onion mans for fun!

I'm pretty certain an ikishoten samurai would obliterate me in a spur of the moment battle with just 1 extra attack. Luckily they don't exist hehe. I'm thinking 39-22 in the BCS, with 100% Pac-10 wins!


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There's no need be so hard on yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Z5Ai3J1ug&feature=PlayList&p=227AA7679CEBD0C7&playnext=1&index=53. This monk above in particular, I would have liked to see with mantra merits when I was playing white mage before merits to survive (it's a whm thing.) I'm really into samurai, so if you do stuff like lower your skill you may have to lower your katana skills for acc rates which will affect your accuracy or w/e and not touch your soul! (maybe get bushi!)

The 0.5% acc rate on a -200~+200 accuracy scale that the people have created doesn't seem very intuitive to me, since rank seems to garner more possibilities (I used to be a parry samurai in 2005 dynamis hehe.) It's better to just focus fire and kill though, and use w/e mechanics allow that. Play the mechanics, not the game ~so la~. Probably will be the same in Star Wars: TOR before the community kills it after a few months. Type 3 I think I will play. Wish I could make some friends here.

Anywho what! A good monster I was thinking of for the Sam/Dnc to battle is the Leet Beefhopper solo (Detonator.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v3LR_WMWuk I want Milich to battle that honestly, before I accept a recommendation. Nin/Dnc could probably kill it solo in 10+ mins, but a Sam/Dnc only has a limited time to kill it before dying (much much faster, but risky in a 6win/7lose minute sense.) I guess what I'm saying, is that if you never notice katana merits anymore, what will you do? Food and stuff depends on the monster, so you're going to need a whole new approach. The tiers you were looking for may be 4 STR vs NMEVIT or 8 DEX vs NMEAGI for melee hits. Captain rank NMs are a good way to see if you should use sushi or meat for tanking when you're used to the bonuses of signet/sanction/sigil and people?!

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So I don't see what the need is for getting into an X-hit mode. Can anyone explain the benefits to me? I'm meriting STP, don't get me wrong. But for gear choices, I simply prefer haste.
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This is rather unfortunate. Perhaps battle something where you perform differently; more akin to samurai using TP and skillchains, then consider damage and hasting melee hits if you're not enough! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4K6c8KXHck

It's simple to be warmer than zero! (store-tp over haste in a water-based mentality)

Here's a diagram of my samurai setup:

TP


......................<\
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,/))))))/ <- PLATE MAIL
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..( ^ ^ )
.............<<<))))))))))>>>>
............#!#% ##)))## ##!% <- 2 MORE PLATE MAILS ON EQUIP SCREEN
..........{| | !#%#%! | |}
................... [ ] <- HAIDATE but it's kitty pants (^%^MEANT)
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
.................... / ] <- Leather HIGHboots


WS


......................<\
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,/))))))/ <- PLATE MAIL
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..( ^ ^ )
.............<<<))))))))))>>>
............/!/# ##)))## \#!\ <- PLATE MAIL AND AF+1x2=?
.........., , !#%#%! ; ;
................ & && && <- HAIDATE+1 I MEAN HACHIRYU DUN B JEALOUS
.................&&& &&
................._/ \_ <- lvl 1 WHM boots (SOMETIMES CALLT RSE)


Now you can see my DILEMMA, I appear top heavy just walking around it looks like I'll topple over in haste. When I am pwning on a monster as is the norm, I basically disappear and then reappear and the monster is dead. I never even see my WS unless I don't click a 2nd time to go into hybrid+defense mode unless I need to click a 3rd time to go back to the start in my flow pattern for ANOTHER WS! I program all WS and basic attacks differently since that's all we have; it currently takes 3+ macro books of the 20 depending on subjobs and etc but 'eh I'll simple down my playonline macros to 1 book per job perfectionism or 20 buttons of max gear macro utilization when I lvl the crummy jobs like thf, blu, mnk, rdm, nin.

Anywho, which do I delete from blinking my character for personal enjoyment (pick 3!): Askar/Dusk/Noritsune/Myochin*, Byakko's/Hachiryu/Myochin+1, Fuma/Enkidu/Saotome/Myochin+1/Usukane/Amir.

Remember, it's 4 gears per button press maximum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJlLQG-mWQ&NR=1, with a flow pattern suitable to playing samurai joining allies+gameplay+gear+macros. At all times available and visibly present. No mistakes needed, no omnipotence reticent, and no need to use any menus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftw7G0ftA60 Is it Samurai?

*Myochin/Saotome will remain on job abilities always, and when applicable! X-hit could be so much more fun than S-hit but is way harder... oh well. Maybe next year! <3




Edited, Feb 8th 2011 1:43pm by bsphil
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#43 Feb 08 2011 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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SylOdinsdottir wrote:
AFAIK, pumping points in elemental affinities aren't as important for DoW as it is for DoL/H and DoM, although it depends on what mobs you're grinding on. It's supposed to be fairly useful against caster mobs like Elementals, Imps etc. but I haven't seen anything conclusive so it might be best to evenly distribute. If you use Shock Spikes, it might be a good idea to pump a couple more points into Lightning, and if you use Stone Skin it might be a good idea o pump a couple more points into Earth. There are also skills like Red Lotus which may benefit from elemental points (but again, tests have been inconclusive).

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.


No that's fine. At least I have an idea of what to do with them. Thanks Syl :)
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I've got a question about the faction NM leves (ie shuteye, tarbh uisge etc). When you do them as a group and you link the leves, is there a potential for more than 1 rune to drop? Or would we, as an ls, have to do the nm several times, once for everyone that has the leve? I know that the drop rate isn't great on them. Thanks :)


If you link the NM leves, when you get to the end where you have the chest, each member who linked has the chance to get a rune. As far as I can tell, linking does not increase the chance of the drop for each leve holder. It just means that instead of having to do it over and over, you can save time and simply do it once for all.
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So I just picked the game up the other day after stopping a few days after release. I'm on the Figaro server, running around as a low level Lancer in Gridania and I've seen very very few other players, even in the market ward. I can't even find anyone selling items around my level, there are just so few people. When I made this character the other day, it said the server was high population, is there somewhere everybody hangs out that I'm not finding?


tl;dr: WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
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#46 Feb 08 2011 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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So I just picked the game up the other day after stopping a few days after release. I'm on the Figaro server, running around as a low level Lancer in Gridania and I've seen very very few other players, even in the market ward. I can't even find anyone selling items around my level, there are just so few people. When I made this character the other day, it said the server was high population, is there somewhere everybody hangs out that I'm not finding?


tl;dr: WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
Gridania is the same on my server, Rabanastre. Everyone seems to be hanging out in Thanalan and La Noscea.

I actually like the small behest groups and such, but yeah, it becomes a problem when you're looking for stuff in the Gridania wards.
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#47 Feb 08 2011 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Kirby wrote:
ShadowRinic wrote:
So I just picked the game up the other day after stopping a few days after release. I'm on the Figaro server, running around as a low level Lancer in Gridania and I've seen very very few other players, even in the market ward. I can't even find anyone selling items around my level, there are just so few people. When I made this character the other day, it said the server was high population, is there somewhere everybody hangs out that I'm not finding?


tl;dr: WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
Gridania is the same on my server, Rabanastre. Everyone seems to be hanging out in Thanalan and La Noscea.

I actually like the small behest groups and such, but yeah, it becomes a problem when you're looking for stuff in the Gridania wards.


Is there a way to get to the other places easy from Gridania?
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#48 Feb 08 2011 at 10:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is there a way to get to the other places easy from Gridania?
Other than walking south past Camp Tranquil, heading into Thanalan and then making the trip to Ul'dah, you could ask for a teleport to Ul'dah or Limsa Lominsa.
You don't need to touch the Aetherytes there to have someone else teleport you. Just make sure you have touched the Gridania Aethryte before you leave.

It's fairly fast to walk/boat between those Ul'dah and Limsa, but Gridania is off on its own side of the world (for now). I'm hoping airships and chocobos will be added soon.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 9:46pm by Kirby
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Got another stupid one! My carpentry is high enough to repair my spear and I have the required material; how do I do it?
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Got another stupid one! My carpentry is high enough to repair my spear and I have the required material; how do I do it?
Be on Carpenter, make sure the material is in your inventory, go to your weapon in the Inventory, select it, and "Repair".
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#51 Feb 09 2011 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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1. Can someone please explain the whole leve exchange thing? I don't really get it, but I sure get annoyed when I can't do anymore leves because I have none to exchange.

2. I currently play on my roommates account, however; I will be moving out in a couple of weeks, can I transfer my current character to a new account?

Thanks in advance
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