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Low-Level Gear Can I have it?... Yes, you can!Follow

#1 Oct 08 2011 at 6:44 PM Rating: Excellent
I have heard it a lot since a recent wave of returning/new players have arrived in Eorzea.

"Where's all the !@#$ing gear?"
"I can't afford the !@#$ the NPCs are selling!"
"I CAN HAZ ITEM PL0X?!"

Well put away your soap boxes and grab a refreshing beverage to enjoy while you do...SIDEQUESTS!

Yes! Even as a level 1 character (notice I did NOT use the term "TOON", this isn't a Warner Bros. MMO) can obtain some low level gear for the low low price of YOUR TIME!

I have spent the last 24 hours or so doing nothing but sidequests. (My Lodestone History: Clicky.) Now I realize that I completed these with a 30+ Thaumaturge, but a lot of these quests involved mostly running around, and killing a very limited number of low level monsters (a lot of these were easily pulled one at a time with no links). The rewards vary greatly, from potions, to lower level base materials for crafting, gathering tools, equipment, gil, and of course some XP. For someone who has never played before, doing any available sidequest they can find (or at least attempting it) not only provides useful awards, but due to the traveling, help familiarize new players with the world.

So if you just started playing, and have nothing but the Level 1 shirt on your back, look for the fluffy cloud above an NPCs head with a little '!' in it. He may just have what your looking for.

List of quests ranging from level 1 to level 15: Clicky.
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#2 Oct 08 2011 at 6:50 PM Rating: Good
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#3 Oct 08 2011 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi State,

I have found your posts really insightful and useful as a returning player. I know it's frustrating for veterans and more experienced players to hear so much complaining about an already frequently maligned game. I just wanted to take the time to remind you, and other players that are frustrated with all the nay-saying, that most of the beginners aren't looking for silver platters, handouts, etc. We are simply doing our best to succeed in Eorzea. The game has gone through a massive change to crafting with this patch, and not all of it is clearly documented (or more importantly, explained) in way that is as likely to assist new players.

At any rate, this information is very useful, and I will be stealing your strategy in mere moments.
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#4 Oct 08 2011 at 8:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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StateAlchemist of Amestris wrote:
(notice I did NOT use the term "TOON", this isn't a Warner Bros. MMO)
This can never be said enough.
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#5 Oct 09 2011 at 1:53 AM Rating: Excellent
This is why State is now admin :)

Another note to mention is that low level crafting is possible to make low level gear. Add this to the gil/items you get from sidequests and you should find that its not quite as hard. Also if you can get yourself in an established linkshell you will find that many of the 'vets' will be able to craft stuff for you - usually for free - if you have the mats. At the moment in my linkshell many of the members are busy crafting new items and getting used to the new recipes and also finding that low level gear is getting more lucrative to make. It used to be that before the patch a lot of low level gear simply wasnt being made because people were just wearing their r50 gear to rank up in.
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#6 Oct 09 2011 at 2:04 AM Rating: Default
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bsphil wrote:
StateAlchemist of Amestris wrote:
(notice I did NOT use the term "TOON", this isn't a Warner Bros. MMO)
This can never be said enough.

I agree. Those other guys from that other game use this term and it annoys me for no good reason too. It's almost as annoying as seeing scores of ideas that are used in that other game coming to FFXIV. I mean, what the ****? Are you trying to get people to play this game and enjoy it?
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#7 Oct 09 2011 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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As an actual new player...the side quests in this game are ridiculously time consuming when you consider the time it would take to level out of the rewards they offer.

I got tired of walking for 6 minutes straight back and forth from Limsa to do fetchwork for some awfully written quest, and I saw a helluva lot of sheep. I realized these sheep varied in level, ranging from 1-11...so I decided I would see how effective it would be to grind their little furry asses into the pavement.

An hour and a half later, I had gained 4 levels and had enough sheep skin to sell that I could just BUY any new gear I wanted, though I don't really see the point in removing these burlap sacks right now, since despite all the whiners on these forums, levees are still perfectly doable in welfare lv1 gear.
#8 Oct 10 2011 at 12:21 AM Rating: Good
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That is a insightful post! honestly as a veteran player I don't think the side quest even came to mind. Don't think you can go five feet without running into a NPC with a "!" over its head.
#9 Oct 10 2011 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
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SideCH wrote:
Don't think you can go five feet without running into a NPC with a "!" over its head.
Assuming the NPCs load by the time you run by. Smiley: lol
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
If no one debated with me, then I wouldn't post here anymore.
Take the hint guys, please take the hint.
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#10 Oct 10 2011 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
StateAlchemist of Amestris wrote:
(notice I did NOT use the term "TOON", this isn't a Warner Bros. MMO)
This can never be said enough.

Ah, so you're the guys who made that "FFXIV vs. WoW" video.
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#11 Oct 10 2011 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
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yfaithfully wrote:
bsphil wrote:
StateAlchemist of Amestris wrote:
(notice I did NOT use the term "TOON", this isn't a Warner Bros. MMO)
This can never be said enough.
Ah, so you're the guys who made that "FFXIV vs. WoW" video.
SA and I seem to have a caustic relationship if anything; I can assure you that I don't know what movie you're talking about.

Toon v. Character is much older than FFXIV anyway.

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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
If no one debated with me, then I wouldn't post here anymore.
Take the hint guys, please take the hint.
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#12 Oct 10 2011 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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For my part, I've been makeing and selling as much lowlevel wooden weapons as I can for 5-10k each depending on level.

Besaid has not gone without bows, spears, and CON staves/wands. At least as much as I can help it.

Edit: almost forgot, I've offered a few times to craft for mats too in /sh

Edited, Oct 11th 2011 1:13am by zurinadrg
#13 Oct 10 2011 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
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Don't call my character a @#%^ing 'toon. I know ******* well it looks like a cartoon, but it's a character because 'toon sounds childish and immature. I may spend hours a day playing videogames with cute, cuddly catwomen with tails, but I assure you I am an adult and I will be given my due respect!

**** you too if you can't take a joke.



Edited, Oct 11th 2011 6:00am by FilthMcNasty
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cocodojo wrote:
Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#14 Oct 11 2011 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
I know ******* well it looks like a cartoon
It absolutely does not.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
If no one debated with me, then I wouldn't post here anymore.
Take the hint guys, please take the hint.
gbaji wrote:
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