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#1 Aug 30 2013 at 6:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know a ton of ppl have been frustrated with this game and its quest/mission system. We all have had such a difficult time adapting to this new world and its complexities. But fear not ppl, we have a solution to this confusion.

The good folks over at Brady have done what they do best and are now selling a new game guide for FFXIV:ARR. I personally am super pumped about this because I remember how much the old XI Brady guide helped on my path to stardom as an elite RNG and Fisher. To be honest,I could not have done it without them. They must have some secret 'in' over at SE to make us privy to such information.

Anyway, I was able to track down a link via amazon to pre-order your copy. Rumour has it, there may even be some in game perks if you order before pre-sales sell out. Which, obviously they will. Anyway, I have mine coming and am planning on re-rolling immediately upon its arrival cause I know the benefits from this book are going to be amazing. Good luck to everyone. And don't say I didn't give ya a heads up when everyone who buys this thing leaves you in the dust. Link is below...

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Edited, Aug 30th 2013 5:18pm by chomama
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#2 Aug 30 2013 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh god. I can almost SMELL all those Conjurers subbing Foresight for the extra layer of protection.
#3 Aug 30 2013 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
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people actually buy mmo game guides? theyre patched constantly and there are free guides all over the internet, lol.

Kids these days.
#4 Aug 30 2013 at 6:41 AM Rating: Good
Annnnd two people who haven't clicked the clicky.
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
Annnnd two people who haven't clicked the clicky.

Guilty as stated, hahaha!
At least not before the reply!
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Now, how to get that WHM/WAR smell out of my nose again...

Edited, Aug 30th 2013 8:42am by Rinsui
#6 Aug 30 2013 at 6:43 AM Rating: Excellent
lethstang wrote:
people actually buy mmo game guides? theyre patched constantly and there are free guides all over the internet, lol.

Kids these days.


That's the joke.
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#7 Aug 30 2013 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I had the guide for XI, ended up using google and it was faster and more accurate most of the time. Though It was good for bathroom reading but then again i didn't have a smart phone back then. When XI came out the internet wasn't like it is now though, if you need to replace spark plugs in your car or pop that pesky zit there is a youtube video to show you how lol.
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#8 Aug 30 2013 at 6:58 AM Rating: Good
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Wait, wasn't the Brady guides from XI part of the whole issue with people doing things wrong in the first place? Who can forget the Brady guide's popular Job combos that they said was a good idea... such as... WAR/WHM? Pseudo PLD that doesn't work nearly as well as they claim it did since you got your *** handed to you on "Easy Prey" bunnies and such (that sudden foot kick right after you used the last cure you could've casted was a killer).

But to be fair, the Brady guide wasn't bad for info on some quests and other things, its just that you have to take the info they print with a grain of salt. Remember what Brady guide claims NIN was for and what everyone actually found it it could become?

Excerpt from the 2004 Ninja job (pg 95 of the spring 2004 version) "Ninja as a support job: As a means of boosting Agility, Ninja do well in a supporting role. However, many of the best Ninjutsu abilities are not terribly low level. This makes it very difficult to get the best out of a Ninja. Compounded by a poor spread of Passive Abilities and no supporting Active Abilities, Ninja are a hard sell in this area." - it has the same text description in the Fall 2003 version! (pg 100).

Ok, that text from the guides doesn't sound too good, but someone did brave it out and main tanked successfully as NIN or with NIN sub, then everyone was all over the traits that NIN brought to the table! Dual weild, blink, DPS, and ninja wheel spam. Let's not rely too heavily on Brady guide on some things this time around, some parts are good, some parts... not so much.
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#9 Aug 30 2013 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I bet you weren't even trying to troll*, OP. Nicely done anyway.


I love my Brady guide.


*which is totally different from Happy Fridaying btw



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#10 Aug 30 2013 at 7:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yes indeed.... Happy Friday!!!
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#11 Aug 30 2013 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Ha this is going to get good!

/popcorn

Oh I was cleaning out a closet and found my original Bradly Guild. I wonder if I can sale it on Ebay
#12 Aug 30 2013 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
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HAHAHA that's awesome... you don't get the full immersion into this Happy Friday thread until you click the link... then it's party time! Smiley: grin
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#13 Aug 30 2013 at 7:46 AM Rating: Good
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Which guide would it be? the 2003 or the 2004 ones? I just happen to still have those around and it was fun to read the other stuff in the guide when you are not able to play. A quick check of amazon.com gives low of $1.98 and unrealistic high of $2,000?!? (someone was high on something since it listed 2 from the same seller as 'used' good & very good conditions - 2003 edition it seems).

Well, why not get some money if you think someone will buy them? At worst, it'll be like $2, if some sucker will shell out 2k for it... cha-ching!!
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#14 Aug 30 2013 at 7:56 AM Rating: Excellent
Going to tell the truth now: I bought the guide for FFXI, quickly learned that all Job info, other then how to unlock the job, was almost useless.
However the FFXI guide was great for some of the quest/mission info.
As the years went by, I ended up using it more for the crafting tables (due to not being able to be online, and on a PC at the same time).

I looked for a guide the other day for XIV, so if there is one out, and it has decent info, I'll drop the few bucks.
gives you something to read while on the WC :p
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#15 Aug 30 2013 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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Best Happy Friday thread in years. Well done OP, had me going for a minute there. Smiley: lol
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#16 Aug 30 2013 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Rinsui wrote:
Oh god. I can almost SMELL all those Conjurers subbing Foresight for the extra layer of protection.


This actually DOES happen. My buddy uses it on his CNJ because he takes hate too much. lol
#17 Aug 30 2013 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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I admit I liked it for the early quests but mostly for the crafting tables. Then again I was never much into the battles if avoidable.
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#18 Aug 30 2013 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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The Brady guide was my general pastime during my long trips in the bathroom.
#19 Aug 30 2013 at 9:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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During downtime with my static I found the XI Brady a decent source for checking quests off my bucket list. Having been a PS2 player it was easier than having to walk over to the PC.
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#20 Aug 30 2013 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
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Back in the day when ffxi was released i loved the bray guide!

As the game changed the guide became less important. However it was really awesome.. i may buy the ffxiv guide just for the support.
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#21 Aug 30 2013 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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yuroldhat wrote:
The Brady guide was my general pastime during my long trips in the bathroom.


This. If i still had mine, i would totally still be reading it. Now i want to buy one for nostalgia's sake.
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#22 Aug 30 2013 at 9:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well played. You got me. I was half expecting the pre-order bonus to be a buttersheep minion.
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#23 Aug 30 2013 at 11:33 AM Rating: Good
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As soon as I saw "Brady Guide" in the title, I knew what was going to happen. Fool me once...
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Brady Guide wrote:
As a primary job, Warrior has a few benefits. The only real problem with Warrior is that it is even better as a support job!
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#25 Aug 30 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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LOL, I remember that section LolGaxe! How long was it since the game started that everyone was going LOLWar until it WAR actually became less of a LOL class and accepted then sought after main?
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I never buy strat guides for mmos. For one they become outdated very quickly, and second it takes the fun of discovery out of the game which leads to fatigue of the game and then quitting.
#27vahlmyth, Posted: Aug 30 2013 at 1:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Is the guide written in English or Engrish?
#28 Aug 30 2013 at 1:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well played. You got me. I was half expecting the pre-order bonus to be a buttersheep minion.


Rate up for buttersheep.

Death to the Brady guide. Purge the heretic. Slay the non-believers.
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Yea.... those Brady guides are so bad... I wouldnt buy it. You will find more on the net
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#30 Aug 30 2013 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
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Back then we had a much less informative net and we didnt have a legal windows for the game. For those of us hampered by that, the brady guide was useful for a quick reference.
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#31 Aug 30 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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They were good for finding quests and crafting... Saved me hours wandering around talking to every npc so I could open something... The rest was just idiotic jargon....
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#32 Aug 30 2013 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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its simply hilarious that 1/2 the responses here didn't click the link and think he's serious. Happy friday indeed. Hohoho!
#33 Aug 30 2013 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
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Rinsui wrote:

Now, how to get that WHM/WAR smell out of my nose again...


Pfft. The cool kids were WAR/WHM...not WHM/WAR. Smiley: sly

That said, I liked the quest and crafting info in the Brady guide. There was a decent bestiary in there too.
I still have mine....
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#34 Aug 30 2013 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Shiener wrote:
Though It was good for bathroom reading

Eh, it was more or less only good for a certain other use in the bathroom.
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#35 Aug 30 2013 at 4:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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well played Sir!!
I had forgotten about happy Friday threads.
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