FFXIV: catch all

Which vendors sell weapons? I spoke with all of them in Rowena's area, and they all had armor available for tomestones but not weapons. Unless I missed something.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Which vendors sell weapons? I spoke with all of them in Rowena's area, and they all had armor available for tomestones but not weapons. Unless I missed something. :)

Bertana in Idyllshire will trade you 230 weapons for 10x Rowena's Token (Lore) + 1x High-capacity Tomestone.
Rowena's Token (Lore) are bought for 100 Lore tomestones.
High-capacity Tomestone is traded by Bertana for 4 Midan Gears - these are a guaranteed drop from Alexander - The Burden Of The Son.
I know this is a lot but yeah, this game's end-game system is so convoluted...

Ahhh. So they've made running Alexander a requirement for gearing up now. Interesting.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ahhh. So they've made running Alexander a requirement for gearing up now. Interesting.

What the paradigm seems to be is every major patch turns raids/duties that were previously only-once-a-week drops into as-many-times-as-you-run-it drops.
Current stuff you can run as much as you like:
All 'A Realm Reborn' raids (only good for doing the current epic weapon quest-line)
Alexander - x of the Father
Alexander - x of the Son
Void Ark
Weeping City
All Extreme Primal Trials prior to current patch (so this excludes Sophia who is newest)

I've been doing mostly all of this lately so if you want to run through stuff I am willing to go with anyone who wants to. (Selitha Mewrilah on Midgardsormr - I am in the GWJ linkshell)

I'm currently just a smidge below i170. What are my best options for gearing up? Leveling dungeons, Fractal Continuum, and Palace of the Dead?

I would recommend look up what stuff you need, count up the lore you need for it, and run Palace and levelling dungeons. Definitely do your daily roulettes that award you lore and scripture for the first run every day. Specific dungeons like Fractal Continuum and The Aetherochemical Research Facility award lore tomes for every run, so you can run these until your eyes bleed if you're okay with that.

The best thing about Palace of the Dead is that it has no gear requirement (or level requirement), progression is separate in there and only based on a weapon number and an armor number.

Here's a link to a semi-decent explanation of Palace. http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodest...

It's out of date now as the current patch added 150 more floors, but this is a great primer.

Oh. So even I could benefit from palace, some, since you just have to be level 17.
Nice.

Thanks for the tips, kilanash! I feel much more prepared to chart a course through the end game.

Kilanash, thanks for the awesome advice. I'm traveling this week, but off of work next week and plan on playing a lot

Just a heads up, I got an email notification yesterday saying we've got 10 days before the clan house is removed. Someone who's actively playing should probably go pay it a visit

This is a FFXIV youtuber that I have followed for a while. I wanted to share this video incase anyone was inclined to help.

shoptroll wrote:

Just a heads up, I got an email notification yesterday saying we've got 10 days before the clan house is removed. Someone who's actively playing should probably go pay it a visit :)

Very late to reply, but I jumped into the house at some point in the last couple of weeks. Even while I play FFXV, I'll continue to login and make sure the guild house remains active.

My copy of Encyclopaedia Eorzea shipped yesterday and should arrive next week!

I'm still playing, but I'm not part of the FC. Feel free to add me as a friend, A'meira Nehka. I just hit 50 for the first time. Good stuff.

There's a free login campaign going on with four consecutive days being on the table, it expires in the first week of next year. This just the ticket for me, been feeling like dipping my toes back in.

Is the Ps4 login process still so annoying, and just a webpage where you have to manually enter your username and password?

The free login drew me in. I had played a bit on PS4 leveling a conjurer into the 20s but drifted away. I used the free login to see how the game would run on my laptop and since that was satisfactory I re-subbed. I'm almost level 51 now, working through the pre-Heavensward content.

Razgon wrote:

Is the Ps4 login process still so annoying, and just a webpage where you have to manually enter your username and password?

It saves your user name, but you enter the password.

I've never played an MMO where you didn't log in, what's so annoying about it?

Anyway I got excited that they're adding Red Mage so I subscribed to finish up at least one class in Heavensward. When HW came out I spent so much time doing the pre-expansion content that I was too burnt out to play the new stuff.

Other console MMOs (like ESO or Neverwinter) log you in with your PSN/XBL account. You don't have to type in a username or password. However, they're also not cross-platform in the way this game is, which I suspect is the reason for the additional login.

I'll stomach the password entry for the game that's way better

Does this have wow-esque speed run everything public groups these days? From what I recall it did a bit at launch but people quickly learned that it wasn't going to get them very far and I was then able to lead groups through places as we learned how everything worked.

IIRC some people do that, but I've never been given any grief in public groups if I inform them that it's my first time and I need some guidance.

I finally gave Palace of the Dead a shot. It's so fun! My current aetherpool is right around 30 for both the armor and weapon. I can't wait to transfer that into a weapon I can carry around with me.

krev82 wrote:

Does this have wow-esque speed run everything public groups these days? From what I recall it did a bit at launch but people quickly learned that it wasn't going to get them very far and I was then able to lead groups through places as we learned how everything worked.

Yes, that’s still a thing. The dungeons are pretty much designed for it with gates to effect a certain pace. As a tank, I do big pulls unless the healer doesn’t look like they can keep up (or in fact doesn’t). If someone says they’re new, I’ll give them a quick rundown of the boss fights when needed.

That’s for end-game dungeons. I rarely do big pulls when I run leveling roulette because the group is rarely able to handle it. (But if it is, I will.)

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Other console MMOs (like ESO or Neverwinter) log you in with your PSN/XBL account. You don't have to type in a username or password. However, they're also not cross-platform in the way this game is, which I suspect is the reason for the additional login.

Exactly - Its also just a webpage, with incredibly small text. I guess it just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

How does this play on PS4? I've been looking for an MMO to pickup but having never played one on console I was thinking of giving it a try. Either this or ESO I suppose.

Very well, in my opinion. I had been interested in the idea of a MMO on a console because I like the genre but was tired of being on a PC since I already am all day. It took some getting used to using a controller but now I prefer it over mouse.

I can't speak for ESO.

Final Fantasy XIV and ESO both work well on the PS4. If you're used to playing MMOs with a mouse and keyboard, using a controller will take some getting used to, but I found the controls in FFXIV to be really good once I'd adjusted. (You can also just flat out use a mouse and keyboard if you want.)

I play exclusively on PS4 and I think the implementation is excellent. My main class is Ninja, and it works very well. I'm not sure how well I'd do as a tank or healer on console due to the need to cycle targets, but I've seen pretty solid guides for it.

Thanks guys. Like steinkrug I'm just tired of being on my PC all day so I'll give one of these a shot.

Any recommendations for a Final Fantasy beginners guide?