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#1 Oct 16 2013 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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I do provision missions every day (well, most days), on Botanist and Miner. To clarify that is two-per-day.

If I want this item http://xivdb.com/?item/4518/Tipping-Scales-Ring I need to complete 5000 provisioning missions for the Immortal Flames. So, assuming that I turn in every day (and don't do Fisher ones), this will take me approx 6-7 years to get this item, by which time the level cap will be higher and there will no doubt be more attractive shinys to collect.

I must be missing something here ... right?

Edited because I can't divide 2500/367

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 11:05am by SolomonGrundy
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#2 Oct 16 2013 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Now I'm curious. That's an interesting bit of ******** there. Will have to look into that when I get home tonight.
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#3 Oct 16 2013 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Every Eorzea day?
#4 Oct 16 2013 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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Rinsui wrote:
Every Eorzea day?


Nope, every day (actually I think the timers reset every 18 hours but I'm not completely sure). You can see the GC mission timers by pressing CTRL-U in game. You have two sets of mission: Supply - where you hand in crafted (or bought) goods and Provision - where you hand in gathered items. As with levequests handing in HQ items to the Quartermaster will net you more XP and GC seals.
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#5 Oct 16 2013 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe expert provisioning missions count too? that way you can just turn in a bunch of pink and green weapons/armor
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#6 Oct 16 2013 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Skaditoo wrote:
Maybe expert provisioning missions count too? that way you can just turn in a bunch of pink and green weapons/armor


That occurred to me too, but that's insane. You'd have to rub dungeons and battle leves all the time in the hope of getting pink drops or crafting up green items (most of which are not that cheap).
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#7 Oct 16 2013 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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I sell mountains of gear from WP and AK back to them, if they count that makes more sense but 5k is still a bit much.

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 12:11pm by Furiousnixon
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#8 Oct 16 2013 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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The gear you "sell" to them counts.

You can cheat a little bit by purchasing cheap gear obtained with seals, and selling them right back to them (for less seals, but still).

So realistically, you can just run fates, and every 1000 or so points you purchase the cheapest gear available on the quartermaster and sell it back to them. Cheapest piece is a ring for 520 Seals. 50.000 seals (your cap) gets you roughly 100/5000 already. Seeing how you can cap pretty quick spamming FATEs, and also get nice amounts of it crafting gear for the turn-in, it shouldnt take too long really.
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#9 Oct 16 2013 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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I don't think the end justifies the means in this case...

Especially because there's a crafted ring that does almost the same exact thing that you can just buy or make yourself.

Aetheryte Ring
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#10 Oct 16 2013 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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Hairspray wrote:
I don't think the end justifies the means in this case...

Especially because there's a crafted ring that does almost the same exact thing that you can just buy or make yourself.

Aetheryte Ring

And it includes a materia slot to boot!
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#11 Oct 16 2013 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Hairspray wrote:
I don't think the end justifies the means in this case...

Especially because there's a crafted ring that does almost the same exact thing that you can just buy or make yourself.

Aetheryte Ring


I have two already! ;-)

I just saw this in the database and it annoyed me.
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#12 Oct 16 2013 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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aetheryte ring is +CP, the ring in the op is +GP, also possible this is something geared more towards legacy players? Were there provisioning missions in 1.0 ?

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 5:19pm by TseTsuo
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SolomonGrundy wrote:
So, assuming that I turn in every day (and don't do Fisher ones)

Why not do the fisher ones? I just buy my fish at the market board or fishmonger and turn them in. Slowly leveling my fishing without actually fishing
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KojiroSoma wrote:
The gear you "sell" to them counts.

You can cheat a little bit by purchasing cheap gear obtained with seals, and selling them right back to them (for less seals, but still).

So realistically, you can just run fates, and every 1000 or so points you purchase the cheapest gear available on the quartermaster and sell it back to them. Cheapest piece is a ring for 520 Seals. 50.000 seals (your cap) gets you roughly 100/5000 already. Seeing how you can cap pretty quick spamming FATEs, and also get nice amounts of it crafting gear for the turn-in, it shouldnt take too long really.

I just tried that with the Lominsian soldier's gloves and neither my provisioning missions nor my supply missions counter increased.
Still 163 supply and 45 provisioning.
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I just bought the cheap ring and sold it back and the achievement counter still didn't increase for either of them.

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 9:58pm by MrTalos
#15 Oct 17 2013 at 12:49 AM Rating: Good
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stouter wrote:
SolomonGrundy wrote:
So, assuming that I turn in every day (and don't do Fisher ones)

Why not do the fisher ones? I just buy my fish at the market board or fishmonger and turn them in. Slowly leveling my fishing without actually fishing


No particular reason, it's just that I don't have Fisher unlocked yet, plus it was to highlight (what I thought) was how crazy it was. Also, doing provisioning missions for all thee DoL (assuming you want to turn in HQ items for extra XP and GC Seals) would eat up about an hour of your day, which is a lot for many players.
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