Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Blog Post: Choose Your FATEFollow

#1 Jun 18 2013 at 5:56 AM Rating: Excellent
Anterograde Amnesia
Avatar
*****
12,363 posts
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/384

Quote:
CHOOSE YOUR FATE
June 12, 2013
Greetings all!
Fernehalwes here.

It's the last day of E3, and that means...a new developer walkthrough!
This time, we have a rundown of the FATE (Full Active Time Event) system.



Phases 1 and 2 of the beta test only gave a sample of what the system has in store for players, as phase 3 will be introducing a LOT more. And when I mean a LOT, I mean A LOT. How much, exactly, does A LOT entail, you ask? Try over 100 new FATEs! And remember, we're still in beta!

With the sheer number of main scenario, class, job, and side quests; battlecraft, fieldcraft, and tradecraft guildleves; guildhests, instanced dungeons, AND the hundreds of random FATEs, I think it's safe to say there will be more than enough to keep everyone busy for quite a long time.

Fernehalwes
____________________________
"Choosy MMO's choose Wint." - Louiscool
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Keyser Soze - Ultros
Guide to Setting Up Mumble on a Raspberry Pi
#2 Jun 18 2013 at 6:27 AM Rating: Good
***
1,566 posts
I know some people have been lamenting that there's no open world exp grinding and this really seems to be the answer to that.

After seeing this video I can't wait to round up a party and go Fate hunting. Especially the chains where mobs invade and kidnap NPCs. Reminds me of Besieged.
#3 Jun 18 2013 at 6:30 AM Rating: Excellent
Anterograde Amnesia
Avatar
*****
12,363 posts
In phase 2 I got from 20 to 30 mostly hunting FATEs and the occasional Toto Rak run.
____________________________
"Choosy MMO's choose Wint." - Louiscool
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Keyser Soze - Ultros
Guide to Setting Up Mumble on a Raspberry Pi
#4 Jun 18 2013 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
**
818 posts
20 to 30, dang. I only made it to 15 in phase 3
____________________________
The entire Universe to the furthest Galaxy, we are told, is no more than a closed electron existing as part of a much bigger Universe we can never see. And that Universe is only an elementary particle in a still grander Universe. An infinite regression, up and down. - Carl Sagan

Check out my Gamer Blog at http://www.baffledgamer.com/
#5 Jun 18 2013 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
Sage
Avatar
**
352 posts
Great video! Hey Wint, what was the gear from quest like at that lvl, im big into crafting and was wondering do you think people will buy crafted gear or is the quest gear better?

One more thing did you see anyone with matriea melded gear? The the main thing i wanna do is make the best materia melded equipment

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 12:47pm by IMFW
____________________________
Goblin: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/2192910/
Beastmaster ~<3 Cant wait.
Gold smithing till the day i die!
#6 Jun 18 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
***
2,120 posts
Good stuff. Enjoyed that commentary as well:
He's probably just angry someone ratted him out for being so drunk.Smiley: chug

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 1:09pm by TwistedOwl
#7 Jun 18 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Excellent
Anterograde Amnesia
Avatar
*****
12,363 posts
IMFW wrote:
Great video! Hey Wint, what was the gear from quest like at that lvl, im big into crafting and was wondering do you think people will buy crafted gear or is the quest gear better?

One more thing did you see anyone with matriea melded gear? The the main thing i wanna do is make the best materia melded equipment

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 12:47pm by IMFW


I never did much with the crafted gear, I just coasted along on whatever I got from quest rewards but at 17 I got that body piece from Copperbell that beat everything else.
____________________________
"Choosy MMO's choose Wint." - Louiscool
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Keyser Soze - Ultros
Guide to Setting Up Mumble on a Raspberry Pi
#8 Jun 18 2013 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
***
1,339 posts
Wint wrote:
In phase 2 I got from 20 to 30 mostly hunting FATEs and the occasional Toto Rak run.


In your opinion based on what you've done in Beta P3 (I'm trying to purposely not play too much, but it's hard...), would you say that a group of five people could go around to FATEs and use those as their "group grinding" to level primarily if they chose? I've a read a few times that a handful of players just went to a higher level/not well traversed area in P3 and were grinding out FATEs. I know that solo I managed to get the giant toad boss FATE in Central Thanalan down to 90% and he took quite a few hits to finally kill me so it seemed possible as long as we had at least one person capable of healing, but wanted further confirmation.

I ask because the dungeon runs look to be aimed at light parties (4) and I'll currently have what looks to be myself (eventually Paladin), a Black Mage, a White Mage, a Monk, and either a Summoner or a Dragoon and that would leave someone out unless dungeons could scale up to 8 people which would be incredibly awesome.
#9 Jun 18 2013 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Anterograde Amnesia
Avatar
*****
12,363 posts
Grinding FATEs is definitely a viable way for leveling, and you guys could do some Guildleves when there is a lull in the FATEs (They seem to have points when they get slower and then pick back up). The XP is always good and the monetary rewards not bad.
____________________________
"Choosy MMO's choose Wint." - Louiscool
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.
Keyser Soze - Ultros
Guide to Setting Up Mumble on a Raspberry Pi
#10 Jun 18 2013 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
Sage
Avatar
**
352 posts
Thanks Wint!
____________________________
Goblin: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/2192910/
Beastmaster ~<3 Cant wait.
Gold smithing till the day i die!
#11 Jun 18 2013 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
*
72 posts
I love the FATE system, it's fun, has a great variety of events and great rewards of exp and seals if your in a grand company.
____________________________
Hyakkimaru(retired) Lakshmi 90 SAM-MNK-95-BLU

Destromath-retired
80 Dwarf Paladin/90 Night Elf Druid/87 Night Elf Deathknight/80 Gnome Mage/89 Dwarf Shaman/85 Gnome Warlock/83 Worgen Hunter/16 Gnome Rogue/64 Worgen Warrior/51 Dwarf Priest/90 Panderan Monk

Eldunari Vroengard~Legacy~50 Drg, War, Pld, Mnk, Blm, 46 Brd, and 39 Cnj.
#12 Jun 18 2013 at 4:16 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
***
1,416 posts
Truth be told, i was sick of leves in 1.0. Mostly because it seemed to be 1 of few things to do, and it felt terribly grindy. With Fates,quests,storyline missions, and dungeons, leves seem like a nice way to kill a little time. But, as for the topic, Fates are pretty fun if you have a good targeting scheme. I use the middle mouse button to do it, and while i'm running around...it seems to work out great, as i have gotten pretty good compensation for it. This was mostly on my CNJ too (Thank you Aero!).

Edit: Your targeting controls will obviously vary.

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 6:17pm by Teneleven
____________________________

#13 Jun 18 2013 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
*
229 posts
You spoony bard!
____________________________
[IMG]http://www.avatarsdb.com/avatars/anime_avatar_01.gif[/IMG]
#14 Jun 18 2013 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
**
611 posts
Fate Grinding... I like the concept!
____________________________
FFXI Ronyn RDM 75 (R.I.P.) -Fairy / BarretJax 95 MNK (Non-Active) - Asura
Ronin Olorin / Ronyn Oloryn (Active) - Ultros Server

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." - Max Ehrmann
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 68 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (68)