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#27 Sep 03 2013 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Lvl 15 in Weaving first for careful synthesis and never fail a craft again.
#28 Sep 03 2013 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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I'm trying to get Brayflox's Longstop done so I can do primal Titan and unlock my SMN35 quest (Titan-egi I'm assume).

Used the Duty Finder and ended up in a couple parties that already partway done with the dungeon. I learned you get credit for the goals completed by the group up to that point.

Still haven't completed Brayflox since in both cases it was the tank that had bailed, though we did manage to get the final boss down to about 35% with just a BRD, SCH, and me on SMN. T. Carb did fine holding hate til it went down. Just too much dmg even with both the SCH and I practically spamming Physick.
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For fresh characters, ignore the low level quests in other cities on your first job. Save them for the jobs you'll be leveling in those cities. Still do them later, of course, but don't waste a level 1 quest on a level 20 character.
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#30 Sep 03 2013 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Mollyrose wrote:
I'm trying to get Brayflox's Longstop done so I can do primal Titan and unlock my SMN35 quest (Titan-egi I'm assume).

Used the Duty Finder and ended up in a couple parties that already partway done with the dungeon. I learned you get credit for the goals completed by the group up to that point.

Still haven't completed Brayflox since in both cases it was the tank that had bailed, though we did manage to get the final boss down to about 35% with just a BRD, SCH, and me on SMN. T. Carb did fine holding hate til it went down. Just too much dmg even with both the SCH and I practically spamming Physick.


For some reason it always seems to be the tanks that leave and they are the hardest to replace! If you get a good tank for Brayflox it is a really easy run but can be a nightmare otherwise xD
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#31 Sep 03 2013 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
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In addition to entering gamepad mouse mode with L1 + R3, you can use L2 for left click, and R2 for right click.

Also, to zoom in or out on your character, hold L1 and tilt the right analog stick up or down. You don't have to be in gamepad mouse mode for this to work. This also works to zoom in and out on the map window. So basically, L1 + Right Analog = scroll wheel.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 11:21pm by OnyxFFXI
#32 Sep 03 2013 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Also if you aren't using macros and are struggling with all the keys I would recommend looking up macros for your specific class/job because they can really help out!
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#33 Sep 03 2013 at 10:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Lvl 15 in Weaving first for careful synthesis and never fail a craft again.


Level BSM for Ingenuity, lowers the difficulty of the synth to your current level for 4 turns. Great for doing items at the edge of your ability.
#34 Sep 03 2013 at 10:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
Lvl 15 in Weaving first for careful synthesis and never fail a craft again.


Level BSM for Ingenuity, lowers the difficulty of the synth to your current level for 4 turns. Great for doing items at the edge of your ability.


Level alchemy to 15 to get Tricks of the Trade. 20 free CP at random intervals will make or break your attempt to get quality up on items.

Between Tricks of the Trade, Inner Quiet, and Rumination, you can get a step up a lot of recipes.
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#35 Sep 03 2013 at 10:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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[quote=Lamneth of the Seven Seas]Here was my Titan fight from last night, also bad quality.

Titan hits hard. You had your work cut out for you as healer. I personally would have booked it a lot farther from those aoe lines and circles. You never know what the server sees. I'm surprised you didnt get hit more often being so close (like the bard).

Edited, Aug 29th 2013 4:36pm by Valkayree


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#36 Sep 03 2013 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
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When crafting (in case it matters, I have only advanced in Goldsmithing) pay attention to the colors on your orb. Red gives you a boost in quality when doing Basic Touch or Standard Touch (better for the boost). Rainbow gives you a bigger boost. Avoid black for Touch, and instead do something else to pass it by.

I try to save Steady Hand for when I am dumping my CP into Touch toward the end after I have only 1 Synth left to complete the item (safer) since typically I have an abundance of durability as opposed to CP which is easy to use up even if you bork a couple Synths.

I prefer Manipulation over Master's Mend since it saves a little extra CP and still gives enough durability to use up all your CP.

Great Strides will give you 3 turns to lock in the Touch bonus, so I try to leave some room for Synth or save my Steady Hand and/or Manipulation so I can throw those on in hopes of being able to apply the Great Strides to a colored orb for a combined Touch bonus. Due to the CP cost for Great Strides you never want to use it with Basic Touch, and can essentially break even with Standard Touch if you have to use it with a white orb.

It's generally best to use Inner Quiet near the get go since it doesn't seem to expire, and you can get the Control bonus going off the bat with each successful Touch to make them more effective, and then I try to do some Synth just to knock it out unless I see a colored orb.

Edited, Sep 4th 2013 12:54am by ErikHighwind
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#37 Sep 03 2013 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Yunchang wrote:
SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
Mopdaddy wrote:
Lvl 15 in Weaving first for careful synthesis and never fail a craft again.


Level BSM for Ingenuity, lowers the difficulty of the synth to your current level for 4 turns. Great for doing items at the edge of your ability.


Level alchemy to 15 to get Tricks of the Trade. 20 free CP at random intervals will make or break your attempt to get quality up on items.

Between Tricks of the Trade, Inner Quiet, and Rumination, you can get a step up a lot of recipes.


Tricks of the Trade can be used whenever the material is in good condition, which will appear red. Rainbow is excellent, red is good, white is normal and black is poor.
#38 Sep 03 2013 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Amazing, thanks for these videos
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Amazing, thanks for these videos


No prob man :D plenty more to come so make sure you keep checking in! Will be making some more fun videos in the near future rather then just constant guides too but will keep releasing at least 1 dungeon/boss guide a day until I run out of dungeons!
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#40 Sep 04 2013 at 1:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd love to see a list of macros for WHM. I currently only have one, but it's been a huge help:
/ac "cure" <mo>

This will target whomever your mouse is hovering over (be it the character or even just their name in the party list). I like to keep the tank as the target, and this allows me to toss off cures without having to tab away.

I also found and stole the following for when I have to run around in town or for quests:

/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/echo RECAST SPRINT MACRO

It's good for when you're feeling lazy ;)
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#41 Sep 04 2013 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Just finished a Dragoon Macros and Rotation (lvl 50) video! So if you are playing a Dragoon or just interested I recommend you go have a look because it may inform you of some things you didn't know before and if you are unsure of anything don't be hesitant to ask questions.

Dragoon Macros and Rotation (lvl 50): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jHweABuiU
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#42 Sep 04 2013 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
For Dragoons/Lancers, you can use Life Surge before using Pugilist's Second Wind to get a critical heal while still keeping your Life Surge buff.
#43 Sep 04 2013 at 11:30 AM Rating: Good
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mabiche wrote:

/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/echo RECAST SPRINT MACRO

It's good for when you're feeling lazy ;)


Nice, I like your sprint Macro. I can't see any reason not to just replace Sprint with that Macro on my hotbar.

WHM/Conjurer Macros:

/ac "Swiftcast" <me>
/ac "Cure III" <t>

I've added Swiftcast to a couple of my rarely used spells and replaced the spell with the Macro. It seems it's an emergency situation only to cast Cure III.

I was not willing to attach Swiftcast to Repose though, because I want Repose to fire off on the first click. I manually hit Swiftcast first if needed.

For WHM, I also stacked:

/ac "Fluid Aura" <me>
/ac "Shroud of Saints" <me>

And for Conjurer it's a whole stack of cross-class defense abilities:

/ac "Fluid Aura" <me>
/ac "Shroud of Saints" <me>
/ac "Second Wind <me>
/ac "Foresight" <me>
/ac "Featherfoot" <me>
/ac "Awareness" <me>
/ac "Keen Flurry" <me>

When it's bad news in a solo situation or quest instance, I just spam that button until all the abilities fire off.

On Conjurer I also stacked

/ac "Virus" <t>
/ac "Stone" <t>

So that I debuff at the start of every batttle. The cooldown timer on Virus keeps it from recasting right away.

Edited, Sep 4th 2013 1:32pm by Gnu
#44 Sep 04 2013 at 12:45 PM Rating: Excellent
mabiche wrote:
I'd love to see a list of macros for WHM. I currently only have one, but it's been a huge help:
/ac "cure" <mo>

This will target whomever your mouse is hovering over (be it the character or even just their name in the party list). I like to keep the tank as the target, and this allows me to toss off cures without having to tab away.

I also found and stole the following for when I have to run around in town or for quests:

/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/echo RECAST SPRINT MACRO

It's good for when you're feeling lazy ;)


Nice, totally stealing this.

Been using this on my LNC but works for any DD if you have access to the skills:

/ac "Raging Strikes" <me>
/wait 1
/ac "Internal Release" <me>
/wait 1
/ac "Bloodbath" <me>

I use it as my "Oh sh@t!" heal.
#45 Sep 04 2013 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
mabiche wrote:
I'd love to see a list of macros for WHM. I currently only have one, but it's been a huge help:
/ac "cure" <mo>

This will target whomever your mouse is hovering over (be it the character or even just their name in the party list). I like to keep the tank as the target, and this allows me to toss off cures without having to tab away.

I also found and stole the following for when I have to run around in town or for quests:

/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/ac "Sprint" <me>
/wait 30
/echo RECAST SPRINT MACRO

It's good for when you're feeling lazy ;)


Nice, totally stealing this.

Been using this on my LNC but works for any DD if you have access to the skills:

/ac "Raging Strikes" <me>
/wait 1
/ac "Internal Release" <me>
/wait 1
/ac "Bloodbath" <me>

I use it as my "Oh sh@t!" heal.


That's cool... can you do macros on a PS3? I'm curious if I should be writing them too.
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#46 Sep 04 2013 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd love to have a macro that takes advantage of a Freecure Cure II instead of a regular Cure I when it's up, but I'm not sure there's a clever way to set that up. My kingdom for an "if" statement...
#47 Sep 04 2013 at 1:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's cool... can you do macros on a PS3? I'm curious if I should be writing them too.


I would imagine so, can't say for sure as I'm on PC. I was using this one with my GLD:

/mk attack1 <t>
/wait 1
/p Pulling now, attack #1!"
/wait 1
/ac "Shield Lob" <t>
/wait 2
/ac "Flash" <t>
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Xoie wrote:
I'd love to have a macro that takes advantage of a Freecure Cure II instead of a regular Cure I when it's up, but I'm not sure there's a clever way to set that up. My kingdom for an "if" statement...


You know what, I thought I wanted that too until FF12. After I completely automating my party with IF > THEN statements, I got bored.
#49 Sep 04 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's cool... can you do macros on a PS3? I'm curious if I should be writing them too.


Yes. Look under User Macros. After you write a Macro, name it, and select an Icon, use the Triangle button to set it to your cross-bar.

I recently started putting

/macroicon "Ability Name"

as the first line, thanks to a tip from a poster here. This sets the visual for the icon to match whatever skill you name (which BTW, does not have to be the first actual ability in the macro.)

Example:

/macroicon "Mercy Stroke"
/ac "Raging Strikes" <me>
/ac "Mercy Stroke" <t>

This will appear as Mercy Stroke on your hotbar, and tell you the cooldown and availability of Mercy Stroke, instead of Raging Strikes.
#50 Sep 04 2013 at 1:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I recently started putting

/macroicon "Ability Name"


I didn't know this trick but using it from now on Smiley: nod This thread is great!
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Healers should learn that your most important upgrade is your weapon as the magic damage listed on the weapon is part of the cure calculations. It's a reason why someone may be struggling in Halati doing maybe 180 cures (because they stick with a level 15 weapon with 3 MND on it) versus someone doing 240-260 (because they're using the highest level one they can).

The difference between a level 15 and 20 is substantial even if neither have any MND on them whatsoever (which isn't really possible).


Interesting info. I'm planning to test this a bit. Thanks for the tip!


Yea I would be interested to know if this is true even though I suspected it otherwise what is the difference in staffs? Really +1 mnd does not make a huge difference so other stats had to come into play with different staffs.



Edit: I did look it up and others are saying the same thing... Cool....

Edited, Sep 4th 2013 4:09pm by Nashred
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