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A Beginner's Guide to Eorzea (02/14/2011) - Local LevequestsFollow

#1 Feb 14 2011 at 4:34 AM Rating: Excellent
More information coming in from SE, looks like they're really preparing for more players...

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=31027699ab52402701e16e5fb254e0866aa89b46
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The following post is to help new players to FINAL FANTASY XIV become more familiar with both undertaking local levequests and important stats for Disciples of the Hand.

* Local Guildleves

Q. It's difficult to gather the materials I need to synthesize items, and I'm having trouble ranking up as a result. What gives?

A. If materials are in scarce supply, ranking up a crafting class by taking part in local levequests is another viable option. On local levequests, all of the materials necessary to complete the requested synthesis can be obtained from designated NPCs. In addition, performing the synthesis does not require you to use any of the crystals or shards in your inventory. Local levequests can be undertaken by speaking to the following NPCs.

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Be sure and check the rank of a local levequest when accepting it. If the listed rank is above your own, you will have a lower rate of success when synthesizing the requested item, making it more difficult to fulfill the conditions for completion. As it is necessary to travel to the designated area to turn in a levequest, remember to confirm the location, as well. Up to eight local levequests may be active at the same time.

* After undertaking eight local levequests, further local levequests will not be available until the next guildleve reset. Guildleves are reset every 36 hours (Earth time).

You may use the /clock function in-game to ascertain when the next levequest reset will be.


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Q. I started a local levequest, but I didn't get the synthesis materials I need. Why not?

A. For some levequests, you must speak to the designated client NPC to obtain the synthesis materials. The location of the client NPC can be found by navigating to main menu » Journal, choosing Local Levequests from the first pulldown menu, and then selecting the Map option for the levequest in question.

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Q. On a local levequest, how do I ready the materials I've received for synthesizing?

A. First, select Requested Items from the synthesis interface.

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This will display a list of your current levequests. Select the desired levequest to continue.

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Lastly, select the Commence option, and the synthesis materials will automatically be placed in the appropriate slots.

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* Useful Stats for Disciples of the Hand

Q. What type of attributes and stats are best for crafting classes?

A. Attributes themselves have little influence over the progression of an actual act of synthesis. The higher the stats on the tool being used to craft, however, the easier it will be for the Quality value of the synthesized item to increase. Though results vary from recipe to recipe, a higher Quality value means that a synthesis attempt is more likely to produce either a high-quality item, * or a high-quantity yield.

Also, as the primary and secondary tool stats are different for each Disciple of the Hand class (see list below), it is important to focus on those associated with the class that you most wish to develop. **

* High-quality item names end in a numeral, such as +1 or +2, and possess higher stats than their normal-quality counterparts.
** Allotted bonus points can be reset and reassigned from the Point Allotment interface.


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* Editing done~


Edited, Feb 14th 2011 6:05am by GuiltyBoomerang

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 6:06am by GuiltyBoomerang
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#2 Feb 14 2011 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
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#3 Feb 14 2011 at 6:46 AM Rating: Good
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Why does the OP keep getting rated down? It's not like he's responsible for the fact that SE released yet another "Beginner's Guide". I know we all want some more meat and taters, but come on, don't shoot the messenger.
#4 Feb 14 2011 at 7:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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I was sort of expecting news about the npc-quest today. Must..have...more patience NGGGH 0_O*

Call me a hardcore player but I'm a bit surprised about the press nagging about the lack of tutorials. Maybe I'm just naturally awesome (ahem) but all I've learned almost everything in the beginner faqs while playing the game.

Maybe my skool is old or my core too hard.
#5 Feb 14 2011 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Why can't SE just compile all the beginner guides to a single page instead of wasting our time with unimportant updates geeze SE think you know use your heads not sit on them

EDIT: Oh wait they already have! nice SE useless main page updates! any other trash filler you wish to add as "so called" updates please feel free to leave them out

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 8:11am by Rankin657
#6 Feb 14 2011 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
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Wow SE, stop posting this **** and give us something about the update; something that users will actually care about. Are you trying to test our patience SE?
#7 Feb 14 2011 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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XenoKrates wrote:
Wow SE, stop posting this **** and give us something about the update; something that users will actually care about. Are you trying to test our patience SE?


Not SE's fault people like you seem to hate anything not pertaining to an update or content. For crafters who didn't remember when they posted the stat clarifications before this is good info to even non-newbies because I can promise you a lot of people didn't "figure out on their own" what stats did as when someone post a thread on testing an ability you have replies like "waste of time."

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 9:30am by Jennestia
#8 Feb 14 2011 at 8:38 AM Rating: Excellent
Rankin657 wrote:
Why can't SE just compile all the beginner guides to a single page instead of wasting our time with unimportant updates geeze SE think you know use your heads not sit on them

EDIT: Oh wait they already have! nice SE useless main page updates! any other trash filler you wish to add as "so called" updates please feel free to leave them out

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 8:11am by Rankin657


Perhaps you don't realize that there are players who are new to the game, and if they're afraid to ask questions about how to play, how would they find out more? User forums, definitely, but Lodestone would be the first page to go to.

XenoKrates wrote:
Wow SE, stop posting this **** and give us something about the update; something that users will actually care about. Are you trying to test our patience SE?


Oh yes, I care about when they'll post an update on the update; I always check Lodestone at the time it should be updated, and if something pops up, well that's good! And if it doesn't, well, I just keep playing, or do something else.

Speaking of which, I need to go to do some skip-rope intervals at 2am in the morning...
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#11 Feb 14 2011 at 9:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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In SE's defense, there is nothing wrong with them popping a notice on their web site that they have added some info the the beginner's guide. Just because we are salivating for new content and updates doesn't mean they are wrong for posting updates for other things on their site.

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Oh, they're just using these beginner's guides to make it look like they're actually updating the Lodestone. If they really wanted to help people, they would give all of them to us at once instead of spreading them out like this.
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I'm to going to create a thread here @ ZAM that provides direct links to all of the "Beginner's Guides to Eorzea" listed at Lodestone. That way, all of this invaluable information is in one centralized location for new players (rather than having to search all of Lodestone for the disjointed information).

Oh wait, I'm not going to do that at all. Not in a million years.

But it's a really good idea.....
#14 Feb 14 2011 at 10:13 AM Rating: Excellent
I know I jumped into all other classes besides the crafting classes. The information posted here helped me out a lot. I never gave local leve's a thought until now, but now that I understand it better....


(plus I wanted to post right after Mithsavvy.... he's my twin)

#15 Feb 14 2011 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
To those crying about these being false updates, are you the same people who rate new people down when they ask simple questions? We have links to refer these people to now. In addition we have solid comfirmation that stats don't play as big a role as some think. The only problem I see with this guide is you can loosely read it as R50 crafting tools are more efficient than appropriate ranked ones. While most of us know this is not true, if some one were to briefly skim this I could see how they could come to that conclusion.

Also it seems usually something useful to all of us appears within a few hours of a Beginers guide update, so fingers crossed for some next patch info within the next 48 hours, or at least this week.
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#16 Feb 14 2011 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
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PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
To those crying about these being false updates, are you the same people who rate new people down when they ask simple questions?


Are you saying they aren't false updates? Do you honestly think they couldn't type up all the beginner's guides in less than a week and post them all at once?

What's ironic is that despite your assumption, I never rate anyone down, yet my last post was defaulted.
#17 Feb 14 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Mugamaga wrote:
PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
To those crying about these being false updates, are you the same people who rate new people down when they ask simple questions?


Are you saying they aren't false updates? Do you honestly think they couldn't type up all the beginner's guides in less than a week and post them all at once?

What's ironic is that despite your assumption, I never rate anyone down, yet my last post was defaulted.


Why would they? Ever since the early days of FFXI (2001-2003) they started the trend of posting notices on their website every day, sometimes every other day and sometimes every few days.

They could type it up all in a day if they wanted to but why would they post it all at once when we know people would ***** and cry when they have no updates to the lodestone website and further the "FFXIV is dead" mentality. They aren't false updates, they're updates to the website which isn't uncommon for people who run MMORPGs to do.

**** a lot of korean and chinese MMOs uses the front page for random community or event stuff over game information a lot of the times.

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 9:44am by Theonehio
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
Mugamaga wrote:
PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
To those crying about these being false updates, are you the same people who rate new people down when they ask simple questions?


Are you saying they aren't false updates? Do you honestly think they couldn't type up all the beginner's guides in less than a week and post them all at once?

What's ironic is that despite your assumption, I never rate anyone down, yet my last post was defaulted.


Why would they? Ever since the early days of FFXI (2001-2003) they started the trend of posting notices on their website every day, sometimes every other day and sometimes every few days.

They could type it up all in a day if they wanted to but why would they post it all at once when we know people with ***** and cry when they have no updates to the lodestone website and further the "FFXIV is dead" mentality. They aren't false updates, they're updates to the website which isn't uncommon for people who run MMORPGs to do.

**** a lot of korean and chinese MMOs uses the front page for random community or event stuff over game information a lot of the times.


This I don't mind about cause it's usually something interesting or fun that stimulates the community but not the useless we got nothing else to say so lets post "filler" type posts which could easily be compiled into one simple to use page like most other mmos do I am really interested to see what their doing with final fantasy 14 and the direction its headed in but crap like this is just dumb

EDIT: Oh and for future reference I NEVER rate anyone down cause their opinions conflict with mine

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 12:52pm by Rankin657
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
They could type it up all in a day if they wanted to but why would they post it all at once when we know people with ***** and cry when they have no updates to the lodestone website and further the "FFXIV is dead" mentality.


So you're basically saying that you think they DO use these updates as fillers. In other words, we agree.
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Mugamaga wrote:
Mistress Theonehio wrote:
They could type it up all in a day if they wanted to but why would they post it all at once when we know people with ***** and cry when they have no updates to the lodestone website and further the "FFXIV is dead" mentality.


So you're basically saying that you think they DO use these updates as fillers. In other words, we agree.


Actually I get excited when I see something new posted about FF14's upcoming changes
#21 Feb 14 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
Mugamaga wrote:
PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
To those crying about these being false updates, are you the same people who rate new people down when they ask simple questions?


Are you saying they aren't false updates? Do you honestly think they couldn't type up all the beginner's guides in less than a week and post them all at once?

What's ironic is that despite your assumption, I never rate anyone down, yet my last post was defaulted.


What's Ironic is I never said YOU rate any one down AND I never said anything about these being false or real updates. But since you asked...

They aren't updates as far as I'm concerned, but by defination any new SOLID information the give I guess could technically be an update. Updates to me are Letters from the Devs, Pre-Patch notes, Lore building things (which IMO we need a lot more of), World Recovery notes, etc... Either way the Beginers Guide to Eorzea pieces are not False Updates, though to most of us they may not count as updates that we'd like to see... they are useful to some and have their place.

These are out of game tutorials. Did you expect this stuff to be printed in the manual? This is an MMO, one that knowingly shipped incomplete. While I think these sorts of things should have been posted months ago... I don't care, it's something AND people have been asking lots of questions lately. Alot of whom have a very small post count which means to me new people are coming to the game (albiet in a trickle) in addition to the small handful of hopefuls who randomly come back to the game for the last few updates.

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S'all well and good, but personally I think it's quite useless to post this here. If there's some real news, sure, post away, but this is rather pointless stuff.
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#23 Feb 14 2011 at 2:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think anyone has anything against these guides per se. It's just the disappointment of going to the Lodestone to first get excited because it got updated and then feeling let down when you realise it's yet another Beginner's Guide.
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Jennestia wrote:
XenoKrates wrote:
Wow SE, stop posting this **** and give us something about the update; something that users will actually care about. Are you trying to test our patience SE?


Not SE's fault people like you seem to hate anything not pertaining to an update or content. For crafters who didn't remember when they posted the stat clarifications before this is good info to even non-newbies because I can promise you a lot of people didn't "figure out on their own" what stats did as when someone post a thread on testing an ability you have replies like "waste of time."

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 9:30am by Jennestia

First of all, that was the first comment I've ever posted on this site that is in a negative tone. Second of all, all of this stuff should have been in a proper game guide that newbie people can buy for like $15 at a store. I'm sorry that I want some info on the new stuff that will be implemented; "Public companies will be introduced" doesn't really cut it for me. They literally could have posted one picture of new content and I would have been happier with that than these filler articles.

Edited, Feb 14th 2011 4:34pm by XenoKrates
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