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#1 Jun 18 2013 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Even after converting cracked materia, there is the possibility certain gear will see a decrease in effectiveness when compared to Version 1.0. To compensate for this loss, players will have the option to exchange any gear affixed with cracked materia for a special currency. The amount of currency received is based on the type of gear as well as the number of materia affixed. This currency can be exchanged for a variety of gear, such as those obtained in dungeons and primal battles, or darklight gear.



So, this is a combo question.

1) Will we get this special currency, ONLY, if we have cracked materia? That we can then use for this special gear obtained by fights?

2) Is this currency the something that we can also get in game and save? Its not specific to 1.0, right, you can get more and save it right? I thought I read somewhere that you can get currency from different dungeons, that's why people will keep doing the old ones, for currency to buy items... This is one in the same, right?

I just hate the idea of not being able to use it all. Like I have 100, item A costs 80, leaving me with 20. The lowest priced item is 22, making it a waste if I can't get more... Kinda like doing all the first few GC missions before picking a permanent one. I had to buy a million rat tails so I didn't waste the points. :(

Are we safe or not?
#2 Jun 18 2013 at 4:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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The way im reading it is that you get to change your gear that have cracked materia to get the currency. There will be no more cracked materia after launch this is just a way to mkae 1.0 players not feel like they wasted there time. So I guess if you dont have enough to get somthign you wanted or to little where u have some left, you might as well toss it once your almost out.
#3 Jun 18 2013 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Booooo. That's what I don't want :( Thanks.
#4 Jun 18 2013 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd recommend waiting till you get a hands-on before you pass judgement. This could end up being bonus points to a newly implemented system, or it could end up being a small compensation thing for 1.0 players. Let's see it in action first.
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#5 Jun 18 2013 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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desmar wrote:
I'd recommend waiting till you get a hands-on before you pass judgement. This could end up being bonus points to a newly implemented system, or it could end up being a small compensation thing for 1.0 players. Let's see it in action first.


Uh, read the article fully. It states, very plainly, that all pre-2.0 materia is cracked (due to reducing the various types of materia possible) and that this is only intended for 1.0 players to exchange their cracked materia for one of the new variety.

If you weren't a 1.0 player that had materia before the servers went down this doesn't concern you.
#6 Jun 18 2013 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe you didn't read my post very clearly. The system says that you swap 1 for 1, but gear with newer materia might not be as good as it was. So they are permitting you to exchange that gear for Currency. This creates two scenarios:

1) That currency is refundable to 1.0 players, but NOT exclusive to them. So players might gain some sort of dungeon currency that is seen in a lot of current gen MMOs such as honor, valor, tokens, etc.In this case, they simply get a headstart by changing their gear to this currency. They convert 5-6 pieces of gear, pick-up 3-4 pieces of dungeon gear and call it a wash. In this system, leftover points are simply points toward another piece of gear and no gear that is turned in is "wasted or discarded".

2) This currency is exclusive to 1.0 players in possession of a materia melded piece of gear. This currency is a one-time use, and is useless if an incomplete quantity toward an award exists. This would likely result in a decently large portion of Currency being discarded as there would not be enough means to spend points that did not add up to a specific reward tier.

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Edited, Jun 18th 2013 6:46pm by desmar
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#7 Jun 18 2013 at 8:12 PM Rating: Good
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I'm just glad they found a way for those of us who spent millions of Gil on gear with multiple melds to still be able to have gear melded with stats needed for our class. They changed the stats for the jobs and I was a little worried I was stuck with a body armor with 4 tier 4 piety material for my dragoon. Now that they have stat bonus caps, we'll see more people with multiple kinds of material instead of 4 tier IV str or pie.
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desmar wrote:
Maybe you didn't read my post very clearly. The system says that you swap 1 for 1, but gear with newer materia might not be as good as it was. So they are permitting you to exchange that gear for Currency. This creates two scenarios:

1) That currency is refundable to 1.0 players, but NOT exclusive to them. So players might gain some sort of dungeon currency that is seen in a lot of current gen MMOs such as honor, valor, tokens, etc.In this case, they simply get a headstart by changing their gear to this currency. They convert 5-6 pieces of gear, pick-up 3-4 pieces of dungeon gear and call it a wash. In this system, leftover points are simply points toward another piece of gear and no gear that is turned in is "wasted or discarded".

2) This currency is exclusive to 1.0 players in possession of a materia melded piece of gear. This currency is a one-time use, and is useless if an incomplete quantity toward an award exists. This would likely result in a decently large portion of Currency being discarded as there would not be enough means to spend points that did not add up to a specific reward tier.

Edit for clarity.

Edited, Jun 18th 2013 6:46pm by desmar


This is what I was trying to say and I want option one and would be disappointed with option two. Thanks.
#9 Jun 19 2013 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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And here I was originally disappointed that I focused more on getting my 5x meld than on getting any of the dungeon/primal gear... Now, I can trade in all the junk I have left, and hopefully get something. It kinda makes me feel bad for the people who took the other route (though it sounds like they changed how and what it will take to get a 5x now).
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