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Is it possible to display more than one currency at once on the HUD after 6.1?
I can't find the option to show more than one, but if that's the case it would make *zero* sense to have us set up a list of several currencies before choosing which one to actually use. That list would serve no purpose.
What are you supposed to do in Hydatos? From what I see these few days leveling, nobody is doing anything apart from the couple of people standing around in the main hub waiting for FATEs and the 6-8 people standing on the bunny FATE and only farming that. Nobody touches Ovni, there are no parties doing anything, I don't even run into people as I run around farming my challenge log and boss FATEs spawn like once in a half hour, everybody run there does that and goes back to standing.
Feel free to start your own NM group and spawn them
Is it even possible to solo spawn NMs, with half the map being 60+? Because as I said, nobody is doing anything at all, so starting a group is impossible.
Spawn them, yes. You may need some support on the NMs themselves though, depending on how many people are in the instance.
Use your elemental wheel wisely, and if you don't have any elemental gear from BA, then buy some off the MB (Kirin Osode, etc). It helps a lot.
Hi everyone, I recently started playing the free trial version of the game and I'm planning on buying the expansions and subscription but I would like to move to Steam (currently on the ff client). Is there a way to keep my little progress?
It's also worth keeping in mind that once you've added expansion key to your account it is no longer considered free and you'll be required to pay subscription to continue playing even if you're still progressing in ARR (there might be 30 days of free time that come with the purchase as well), so its worth finishing ARR/Heavensward stuff first before applying new expansion keys to your account, unless of course you're doing it to get all the QoL stuff, like removing trial gil cap and so on.
Yes its possible but keep in mind that once you get the steam version you're locked to it on that account.
You can switch from a non-steam free trial to a steam licence, but this conversion can only happen once! once you have the full game on steam you cant go back to windows or mac.
It is not possible to go from the steam free trial to windows or mac though, so you're quite lucky it is possible the other way around
You buy the steam version, download the steam launcher, apply your code on the Mogstation website and you're good to go.
You can move when you buy the game. Ff free trial to steam paid game is the only point you can switch.
So I can basically buy it on steam and then transfer the progress later via ff account?
Yes, you will just need to make sure to connect your steam account to your existing ff account.
how long will the GARO event stay?
was there any notice when rival wings will be back and if it will be during the GARO event? i like that mode much more than frontline :)
There's currently no announced end date. Last time it ran for nearly 3 years and the end was announced several months in advance.
Rival wings is scheduled to return in 6.2, which should be in about 4 months.
They haven't stated an end date for Garo. When they decide to end it they'll give us plenty of warning. For comparison, last time it was here it lasted 3 years.
Rival Wings will be back in... patch 6.2x, I think they said? Definitely going to overlap with Garo.
I am new to ff xiv, and i bought the lightning costume. Is that a xmog i can wear in battle? Or is it something for rp purpose only? Also how do i get a chocobo stable? I want to grow my chocobo
You can use the glamour system to look like Lightning all the time.
You will need glamour prisms, then go to an inn room and put the items in the glamour dresser. In the dresser,edit your glamour plates to look like lightning.
On your character menu (you have to be in a city or by an atherite), click glamour plates, chose the one you made and apply.
The costume came with hair, you will need to unlock the hairdresser to use, i belive quest is in limsa.
Chocobo stable comes with owning a house, apartment, or being in a free company with one. That said, you can fully level a chocobo without it. It just adds a way to do it passively
It doesn't have good combat stats. But as you've said, you can xmog it (FFXIV calls this "glamour") to put its appearance onto your normal battle gear.
You don't need a stable to make your chocobo stronger. You can just fight enemies with it to earn chocobo xp. You only need a stable if you want to dye its feathers or change its favourite food. If you need a stable, you can get one by:
* buying a house (extremely difficult because of the limited supply),
* being in an guild (called a "free company" or "FC") which has bought a house,
* or just buy an apartment, which has much more plentiful supply.
Considering you're low level, you won't be able to afford a house or apartment of your own, so you'll need to find an FC.
How do i buy an apartment? And how much do these things cost?
Apartments are 500k Gil. The unlock requirements would be, IIRC, get to level 50, get to a specific rank in a Grand Company (you'll join one naturally in the story), and do a small side quest in the appropriate region (this part can be done at like level 15, and lets you take a look at the possible areas - three of them at least, 2 others are locked behind more story). Once that's all done, you'd just walk up to the apartment building in a housing district and buy an apartment.
They cost 500,000. Each of the 3 main cities have a residential house area with apartments. There should be a quest to unlock it outside each city.
Half a million gil. [More details here.](https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Apartments)
At your current level, this might sound like a lot of money. But by the time you reach endgame, you'll probably have a few million just from regular play.
You can unlock glamours and dyes in vesper bay, at lvl 15. There will be an npc named Swyrgeim that has two blue side quests named "if I had a glamour" and "colour your wolrd"
By using glamour prisms you can either: make your current gear look like the lightning costume if you have both glamour prisms and the lightning costume in your current invetory
Or: (and this will safe you some glamour prisms in the long run), visit an inn and use glamour prisms once to store the lightning costume in the glamour dresser, then link the items to a glamour plate and link that glamour plate to the gear set you want. As long as you are in a sanctuary the glamour plate can be applied to your current gear set.
IN SHORT, using this system you can wear the lightning costume in battle, just make your battle gear take on the appearance of the lighnting set using glamours
To get a chocobo stable you can either buy your own house or join an FC that has one. A cheaper option without joining an FC is to buy an appartment, which is 500k gil, and the appartment building will have a chocobo stable. You can check the requirements to own an appartment or house on wikipedia.
That being said without a stable you can still summon your chocobo in battle after doing the My feisty little chocobo quest. Having it out at all times in the open world by purchasing a bunch of crysal greens from a merchant and then doing your fates and quests as normal will eventually lvl it up. After rank 10 your chocobo will be capped, and it is possible to feed it an thavnarian onion by having one in your invetory and selecting it and using it when your capped chocobo is summoned in the field, besides the option to feed it the onion in a stable. You only need a stable to change the colour of your chocobo and if you want to feed it specific feeds to boost its exp or stats even more
My chocobo is rank 5 atm. I am a warrior and just need a little dps bump, when questing. Where do i get these onions?
The onions won't do anything for you until your chocobo is already level 10. They don't increase levels, they unlock the level cap. So don't really need to worry about them yet.
There's one available in a side quest in Heavensward, but other than that, the onions only come from gardening, for which you require housing. And the seeds for it only come from crossbreed gardening, which requires specifically a house rather than just an apartment. So your options for it would be: 1) buy from another player through the market board, 2) get an apartment, buy seeds from another player through the market board, grow your own from that, 3) get a house or join a FC that has a house and would let you use their garden for a while, crossbreed your own onion seeds, then grow the onions out of those.
Holy cow. There is a whole lot to this game.
There are two side quest chains in heavensward that give you one as a reward, you can also grow them if you own a house, or buy from market board.
but you only need the thavnarian onion if your chocobo is maxed out at rank 10, and any rank between 10 and 20 every time it is capped on xp.
Other foods that can buff your chocobo are listed on this wiki:
and just like the onion, you can either grow them if you have a garden from a house, or buy them from market board.
Have you tried assigning your chocobo skills, there are 3 skill trees, dps, heal amd tank, and every time your chocobo ranks up you get points you can use to unlock its skills. I reccomend focusing on healer first, since choco regen and choco cure are very useful when you play solo and kill mobs or do fates in the open world. Since you're a warior, focus on its tank skills last, and do either dps or heal first.
If you already assigned skills but want to change it: A Chocobo Companion's Skill Points can be refunded by feeding it a Reagan Pepper, purchased from the player's Grand Company quartermaster for 48,000 Company Seals, or from their Hunt Billmaster for 20 Allied Seals.
Yeah, i got my choco in dps role. I was gonna go choco heal after. There is so much to learn.
Honestly the additional boosts of the food is pretty insignificant, so figuring out what skills to assign to it is better
How is there a 2013 Quest that references "The House that Jack built" if the movie is from 2018?
What movie? It's an [old nursery rhyme](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_the_House_That_Jack_Built), so it's like hundreds of years old.
The film refers to an older song with the same name.
found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmUXnQ_35-U
What exactly are the rewards in Crystalline Conflict? Not exactly a PVP person so I'd rather not put time into it if I don't need to.
You get special designs for your adventurer plate if you rank up in the ranked battles
If you are doing the Garo event: in exhance for wolf marks you get the makai gear which can be earned by: participating in te feast, frontlines, rival wings (currently on hiatus) and crystal conflict casual or ranked.
if you have a full set of head, hands, torso, legs, feet and a weapon for one specific job you can get a makai title. equip this title and do
30 wins in the feast or crystal conflict while having a makai title (special mount reward)
10 wins in frontlines while having a makai title (special mount reward)
60 wins in the feast, CC or frontlines while having a makai title (mount reward)
the rewards for ranked are fancy adventure plate designs, the rewards for both ranked and casual are wolf marks, and if you have a makai title you can work on the archievements for the mounts
You get Wolf Marks which allow you to buy PvP gear, including the gear from the current Garo event. There are also things like mounts, orchestrion rolls, minions and emotes available.
There's also currently a season pass going on where you can unlock some super-edgy glam gear, some frames for your adventurer plate, a pair of sunglasses, and that emote your character does in cutscenes where they hit their fist into their palm. That's currently the only way to get it. You also get a crystal currency from that pass which allows you to buy some gear, emotes, barding for your chocobo, minions and special job-specific character poses/symbols for your adventurer plate, like that sniper pose for Machinists you might've seen around.
Advice for someone who's too afraid to tank (in dungeons etc), but all the tanks seem so fun to try out??? 😇
Everyone else has given you blocks of text with good general advice, so I'll keep it (pretty) short.
Anxiety is an emotional response, so to beat it you need to reframe your feelings on the matter.
1) Most people just don't care. Most of them aren't paying close attention to what you are doing, because they're too busy playing their own games. So don't play for them. It's not a performance on stage, or public speaking. Play for yourself, and just kinda treat your party like NPC followers that do stuff.
2) Competency. There's pressure to be 'the leader' and to never fuck up anything. But that pressure is completely of your own making. You don't need to be perfect. Frankly, you don't even need to be mediocre to clear early dungeons, just don't drool on your keyboard and the DPS will honestly do the rest. Growing your competency isn't a matter of necessity, it's a matter of desire. You should *want* to improve, because learning is fun and mastering a new skill is rewarding. Not out of fear someone will judge you harshly. Don't approach tanking from a 'I need to do X', approach it from a 'I wonder if I could get away with X?'.
Use your mitigation skills during trash pulls. They hit a lot harder than bosses and you'll make your healer's job much less stressful.
Try to run around as little as possible when you've settled for a spot. The melee jobs have skills that depend on their position around the mob, so if you keep spinning the mobs they won't be able to deal as much damage as they could. Still dodge out of AOE attacks though, and if you can, try to maneuver the mobs into your party's ground AOE skills like the Ninja's mud puddle. But that's not a priority.
During boss fights, face the boss away from the group. A lot of them have cleaves or breath attacks that hit everybody in front of them, and they'll cause a lot of damage to everybody who's not a tank. Some bosses have tail swipes so for them it's best to turn them sideways to the party, but they're rare. Just keep in mind that when you see it happen, turn the boss sideways.
Provoke is either very important or completely useless, depending on the situation. It puts you at the top spot of the mob's enmity list, so if you're already there (which you usually will be just by attacking it with tank stance on) it does nothing. If you die during a boss fight and get revived, it's very useful though since you'll immediately grab the boss's attention.
Don't forget that for tanks, Arm's Length is also a mitigation ability. It causes Slow, making mobs attack 20% slower, meaning they'll deal 20% less damage.
So I’ve had really bad anxiety with tanking (and healing) for awhile now and only just now after almost a couple years have gained the courage to do it. The anxiety is still there, but once I do it tanking is actually not as bad as I feared.
Some things that helped a lot, ymmv and some may be a little extra but like I said, I had a lot of issues getting myself to do it:
-Dungeon Rework: As of last week with the patch, many of the more terrible ARR dungeons have been reworked to be more streamlined. A lot of my fear with dungeons was getting lost and looking dumb. That’s not much of an issue anymore.
-Go in as another role and watch the tank. For me I actually went in as a healer so I didn’t have to do my rotation and could focus more on the tank. Then run the dungeon again and do what they do (or learn if they messed up).
-Watch guides. I watched a Crap Guide to Tanking for a funny and short guide and also WeskAlber’s tank guide for a more in-depth look. MTQCapture’s dungeon guides are also really good and made for a tank perspective.
-Use Duty Support/Squadrons: You can practice tanking with NPCs. Really useful for low threat tank practice.
-Tell your group you’re new to tanking. That way they’re aware and they know you’ll probably play conservative. You might even get tips.
Lastly, remember: your fear and anxiety is all cognitive. It’s all in your head. Most of the time people don’t say much in dungeons. They are very fast. 20 minutes or so and it’s over. You can do this!
A lot of what people said about responsibility and such. I really don’t like leading something when I have no idea what I’m getting into. And this is especially rough when you’re playing with people who have done this a million times. It just makes me feel like I should be picking up this stuff much faster and I feel like I’m being judged when I don’t. And I really, *really* don’t like feeling like a burden to people. As a dps dying is whatever but still feels bad when you die a lot. Combine that feeling with the very real threat of an entire party wipe if you’re a healer or tank in a dungeon and that makes me want to avoid it altogether.
My other thing: I am very much primarily a single-player gamer. Even the multiplayer games I play do not have access to chat (like Mario Kart and Splatoon). So the fact that people have and will have toxic experiences because you can send insults in the chat is scary (yes I know you can report them but that’s only after the fact and it doesn’t mean the experience doesn’t hurt). And it only takes one experience. Back when I was a new I had a really bad experience healing in Brayflox (I wouldn’t say it was *toxic*, but I was very much bad at my job and the tank wasn’t exactly taking it easy on me) and I had pretty much handed in my staff for good at this point. It’s the same with real life customer service for instance, you can have a 100 normal customers but that one bad instance sticks in your mind.
And then the other thing is I have anxiety issues in real life that I should be working through more than I do. It actually wasn’t until FFXIV that I realized how deep they were. A lot of people are really nice in this game but I swear getting a random tell, especially early on in the game, activated my fight-or-flight synapses like crazy. So there’s that too.
Tanks are expected to "lead" the group in many cases, positioning correctily, all while staying alive.
Also, you are generally the one to go down first with tons of damage coming your way, which can make it seem like the group wiping afterwards is the tanks fault(in reality, healers are just as often at fault). Your HP just evaporation over and over can be intimidating.
I think it's the feeling of responsibility. There's only one tank and one healer, but two DPS, so even if you as a DPS screw up, there's still somebody else dealing damage. And that's even more prominent in raids where you're just one of four/five DPS. You can die and nobody will care. If the tank or the healer die, that's much more likely to result in a wipe.
Also many people see the tank as the leader of the party since the tank is the one who runs ahead. Especially in other games where the dungeons aren't just a long corridor like in FFXIV, the tank is expected to know the way since everybody else will just follow them. They're also expected to know the mechanics of every boss since a lot of boss mechanics are more tank-centric, like tankbusters, or they require special positioning of the boss. If you pull too little trash, your party might get grumpy, but if you pull too much, your party will wipe.
I get it, but I never really experienced it, except maybe early on.
I know what you mean about being aware of and looking out for team mates. But that’s slightly different from the anxiety.
Let me share an example from a run yesterday with a novice healer. I was on SMN.
The healer was trying to mix dps with healing and hadn’t learned how to keep the tank up while dpsing and also hadn’t learned how to dodge mechanics while healing. The tank was in endwalker gear running an arr instance, and wasn’t much good at adjusting pull size/speed to their healer.
I’ve been healing for a decade, it was easy to see what was about to happen as it unfolded.
I ressed that healer on every boss and also on some trash. And also had times of kiting the trash around while the healer ressed the tank.
That’s just part of the game. Once I worked out what was going on, it was fun to get to help and to support people. I finished the run with a smile.
But if I had been that healer, I would have been crazy anxious and stressed. I’d be feeling that I was letting everyone down. That I was making this poor SMN carry me and I should drop group so the party could get a decent healer instead.
When I know my job’s kit and am confident I can control situations (especially if I know the dungeon), there’s no anxiety.
When I don’t, and have a run like the one the healer above had, then the old anxiety starts.
TL;DR: it’s about not wanting to let people down, and it’s there even when the head knows it doesn’t help and doesn’t need to be there.
Read over your skills before you queue. Turn on your tank stance - each tank gains a toggle ability at level 10 that greatly increases their enmity (threat). You want to make sure it’s on you get into the dungeon/trail/raid.
Start off a dungeon by pulling a pack of mobs, use you area of effect skill a couple of times before heading for the next pack to ensure they stay on you and no one else. If you’re pulling multiple packs of mobs at a time, you’ll want to use mitigation skills like Rampart, rotating them as one wears off. You’ll learn more of them as you level. Most mitigation skills do not stack, keep that in mind as you won’t want to wast them.
Do this and you have very little to worry about. Learn your rotation for single target on bosses and what your DPS cooldowns are and you’ll be golden. Good luck friend!
And remember, most people are going to be patient with you. Don’t be afraid to say you’re new and if people run ahead pulling or decide to be rude, you can either let the mobs kill them and leave or just ignore and carry on in the dungeon. You’re the one that’s supposed to be setting the pace - not the healer and not the DPS. Their jobs are to keep you alive and burn the mobs down. As you gain confidence as a tank, you’ll be able to pull more and more things, using your cooldowns and other various methods to keep yourself alive without much help from a healer (Warrior is a god at later levels with self healing for instance).
Quick Edit: If you’re on Crystal and want a competent healer to walk through stuff with you, send me a DM. I’d be happy to help.
If you've never even seen a tank in FFXIV then go through the Hall of the Novice to get a basic idea of the expectations the \*game\* sets out (not people).
When you think you got it, make sure you place all the relevant skills (your combo, your ranged attack(s), your aoe combo, buffs etc.) on the hotbar and give them a whirl. After that, queue up something simple and try to apply what you've learned.
If you've got some other job levelled up though, you could always just creep on what the tank is doing at all times and trying to evaluate what they do and why (or try to marry what you've read with what you're seeing, assuming the tank is competent).
Don't be afraid! try out the lowest lvl dungeons first and build it up, it's not as scary as it seems.
when you enter a duty: remember to check if your tank stance is on (idk why but the game sometimes resets your tank stance ;v;)
all you have to do is have the tank stance on and attack all mobs at the same time, if you use your AoE it is super easy to get aggro on everything at once. Your healer will keep you alive! As a tank you're less squishy than the others in the first place. If you miss a mob, use provoke or the one ranged attack every tank has to catch it's attention, and don't fret about it.
As you level, you unlock mitigation skills, these will make you even less squishy! Spread out your mitigation skills so the healers will have an easier time to keep you alive, don't activate them all at the same time or you wont have any left after they run out at the same time.
Also! as someone who has done all jobs and has been playing for a while: dying isnt the end of the world, sometimes it's part of the learning process, sometimes its bad luck, and life is just unpredictable, just have fun and give tanking a go!
Hi, level 32 marauder and it’s my first job, i’ve been stuck XP wise around these levels. Am I supposed to be leveling super slow here or am I doing something wrong? I did make it to floor 40’s of Palace of the Dead and I’m continuing to do so.
Go do your lvl 30 job quest so you’ll be a lvl 32 warrior.
The bulk of your EXP comes from duty roulette and MSQ. Side quests give next to nothing once you’re out of the starter zones.
If you haven’t done a dungeon in a while then that could explain the slowness.
Also, make sure you pick up your Warrior jobstone soon or you’ll miss out on some new skills.
Doing the msq should be the best way to level for you at that point, it should be able to take you all the way to 50 quite easily.
What is ornate gear?
Looking at the ornate exarchic gear and from what I can tell it's the exact same thing as the normal gear but with a different name. Why do these go for so high on the market?
5 meld slots on ornate gear vs 2 meld slots and 3 additional slots where attaching materia might fail.
What is the best way to grind for Archfiend attire ? should i spam ranked CC or frontlines
Don't need to directly grind but just do your daily frontline and then do CCs until you get bored of that for the day. Ranked or casual don't matter for malmstones.
PVP PLD question: anyone know if you can use Guard while using Hallowed Ground in pvp?
(I know you can’t use Cover while using HG in pve but maybe it’s different here)
not too sure about the pvp aspect, but i'm fairly certain you can cover somebody while under effects of Hallowed Ground, its just that the damage taken from covering a party member doesn't interact with HG (unlike your other mitigation cooldowns) at all since it only mitigates damage sources directly from enemies. It's a distinction they deliberately make due to the amount of bs you can pull if HG did also invuln covered damage
I don't have a question, I just have nobody to yell at right now. After NQ'ing 5 Hannish Fibers with qualities in the 70-80s, I just NQ the pactmaker pants and coat with quality at 83 and 88% respectively. Fuck my fucking life. I don't even know what to say. I don't know what to think. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with my hands. Why is this my life? So there's a question. Why is this my life?
Hannish Fibers HQ are sold in a high price for a reason...and I hope you understand now why pentamelding is important if you want to make your own gear and sell them.
such is the gamble of attempting non 100% crafts, perhaps an offering for nald'thal's favor may bless your future endeavors
yeah you're right. I should have done this in Ul'dah.
I was able to create a free trial account last year (06/2021) but then did not play for a few months. I read a news that the free trial was stopped during the release of the Endwalker, and it resumed this Feb.
I tried logging in today but encountering a message "You could not log in because the service account in question is not registered. If you would like to log in to the service, please log in to the Square Enix Account Management System and register the service account."
Does the stopping of free trial service last Endwalker release impacted the existing free trial accounts?
Are you using the trial client?
No, it shouldn't have impacted existing free trial users. All they did was prevent new players from signing up for the free trial, existing trial players could continue to play just fine.
"Does the stopping of free trial service last Endwalker release impacted the existing free trial accounts?"
no - even when the free trial was suspended, already existing trial accounts could log in and play
are you trying to log in on the same platform you started last year?
Just to clarify, did you do the Free Trial or did you buy the Starter Edition?
Only free trial.
Are you absolutely certain you never bought the full game? Perhaps you can log in on the mogstation website with your SE account and check the current status of your account.
like if it has the free trial still, or has a registered licence and ran out of playtime.
another possibility is that you tried to use it on the wrong platform. A singl account may only ever use the free trial on one platform, so it is either windows, mac, steam or playstation. So it has to be the same platform you used last time
Radiant gear is unique so you can't wear 2 rings, but can you wear one radiant ring and one augmented radiant ring? Are they considered different?
They are different items.
So it'd be okay to wear both? Thanks.
How bad is tenacity as a stat?
Would it be better to use gear that is 10 ilvls higher but has tenacity as a substat, or should I just use the lower ilvl gear that has Crit/Dh/etc
Offensively and for purposes of self-healing, Tenacity is around 29% weaker than Determination (it then also has the bit of defensive utility too, but that's not nearly as helpful as extra power and self-healing). Which isn't all that bad really. Just means that Crit, DH (unless Warrior) and Det are *more useful* than it. The extra STR and VIT of the higher ilevel piece should easily make up the difference.
The issue with tenacity is that it's a survivability stat, not a damage dealing stat. So it can be helpful with staying alive and lowering the load on healers, but most raid groups rather just have extra damage.
In the end though, ilvl basically trumps all due to mainstat increase
Tenacity itself isn't even that bad of a stat. It's just that Determination is more desirable instead, since it has a greater increase to damage.
In almost any case, Ilevel and thus mainstat trumps anything else like substats. Esp. 10 Ilevels.
ilvl trumps stats 99% of the time, very few bis or specific build choices change this. Check the Balance discord for details
I'm trying to get my friend into FFXIV but he's really apprehensive because he doesn't play MMOs, and I know from past experience that he gets overwhelmed and frustrated with games that are hard to figure out how to do things like navigate menus, figure out where to go, etc. he's never been great about deep-diving through options and settings and curating a game to be as playable as possible, and FFXIV isn't necessarily the most welcoming game by default.
He's going to play on console, which I haven't done in ages. My question is are there any guides/tips/help anyone can give me to make playing FFXIV on PS4 as **EASY** as possible, assuming I'm there to help him get his HUD and settings all taken care of? I don't remember anything about the console version or what things can help a person process the game's information and content more easily and not be overwhelmed.
tl;dr - how do I help an easily-frustrated friend who's dumb with game settings make console FFXIV easy to play when I'm not there to guide him through things in person.
It sounds like you are going to be his greatest resource. If you’re there to help him figure it out, it should work out okay. It kind of depends on what he would want to do with the settings, but if you can help him decipher it, he has a chance
That's just it, my experience with the console version is next to nothing. I know there are certain things people do to make the game more accessible with controller but I can't for the life of me remember. I may just be best off googling a guide aimed at console players but I thought I'd see if any long-time controller users here could chime in with things they did to make it all a smoother experience.
Well the menus work the same way. It’s gonna be about setting up his hot bars that will be different.
Is there a way to move the crystalline(pvp) party enemy health bars. Because I don't see the option anywere in the HUD layout.
In HUD layout menu, select the Duty option to see CC specific HUD options (if you're in CC).
I have already found the duty option and now I can finally see the opponents health bars. Because it was colliding with the chat and many things I have on that side.
Also Happy Cake Day here's a cake with a ice cream and a cupcake.
Go to the Wolves' Den Pier, Select HUD Layout > Duty.
I'm a level 68 Gunbreaker atm. But, I want to level up another class so I won't have to tank the Storm Blood Raids. (I'll do dungeons no problem but raids stress me out a bit with knowing where to go/what to do.) I have a 62 MCH and a 58 SAM that I both enjoy, but that's besides the point.
My question is, can I use the new Duty Support to level up these classes? Or would there be some better way to do so.
For tanking in raids (should you come back to GNB) generally face the boss away from the group and use a CD for anything that sounds like a tank buster. “Face Smash” or “Thunderplow” or the like
It's more not knowing where to go. I got very lost in the big ARR raid and I don't know if there are any other raids with layouts like that in 14.
Labyrinth of the Ancients is the only one that doesn’t work in a straight line
Alliance raids are pretty linear, and you can follow the group. Normal raids will zone you in right in front of the boss, with the exception of the Binding Coils of Bahamut (which aren’t in roulettes anyway)
I see! I might try doing them as a GNB then since I like how it plays and I don't mind tanking dungeons.
At that level your priority for leveling is: roulettes (leveling/alliance/frontlines), then highest dungeon... or if queues are long, as is likely for DPS, Heaven on High.
[This is the unlock quest](https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Knocking_on_Heaven%27s_Door). As you can see, you'd have to do the main scenario quest to level 63 as well as the Palace of the Dead to floor 50. This is a sort of randomized dungeon (as is Palace) and you run floors 21-30 over and over for max xp. Queues are fast for all roles once you get to 21 because it is not role restricted.
For your SAM, Palace of the Dead would actually be useful to level. There you rerun floors 51-60 on loop, until you reach level 61.
I never did get very far in palace of the dead, the queues were longer than a dungeon queue when I originally tried it.
You specifically run floors 51-60 over and over in PotD for levelling. That is the go-to for levelling and queues for that should be fast.
The problem is that the queues are painfully long to get started, I've been sitting in queue to start level 1 for over 30 minutes now.
The Duty Support system is not available for anything between the end of 2.0 and start of Shadowbringers.
At levels 58/62, getting your daily bonuses from the Levelling/MSQ/Alliance Raid roulettes is the priority. After that, doing your highest level available non-cap dungeon (so, no level 60 dungeons) will be the fastest if the queues aren't too long (less than 10 minutes). You can do FATEs in relevant areas while waiting for the queue.
If your queue is longer than 10 minutes, then Palace of the Dead until 60, and Heaven on High from 61 are better. Heaven on High requires completion of the Level 63 MSQ "Tide Goes in, Imperials Go Out" before the unlock quest will show up.
I'm able to queue for and run it though as a lvl 62 MCH.
Downvoted because I ran ultima weapon with 3 npcs and got 1/4 a level?
More likely down voted because this is Reddit and there are lots of seemingly random down votes.
Still doesn't change that you can run ARR content with the duty support system now. And if it wasn't so boring it'd probably be a decent way to level since doing Ultima weapon gave me like 1/4 a level.
Yep, it's not a terrible way to level - though, as you say, it's boring.
I mostly do it (or squadron missions) when I want to pick up a tank/healer role in a slow and peaceful space to practise.
I just wish leveling up other classes wasn't so slow/boring. Like I think its ffxivs biggest flaw.
Hey guys, so I recently just finished EW, and there were some specific solo battle duties that I wanted to replay.
I saw the NG+ feature and used it but it sent me to far from the duty that I wanted to be. Do I have to replay everything until that duty, or am I missing some options here?
> replay everything until that duty
NG+ is structured in sections. You can't select a specific quest to start on.
Aww bummer cause I wanted to reply that last duty in the MSQ 🤣
You are not alone in this. Many people have expressed the same, and there may come a time in the future when we can more closely hone in on specific sections.
Hi all! I am leveling my gatherers/crafters and I am very new to it. Are there any do’s/dont’s? When/how do you unlock recipes for more recent gear? Do they just “appear” at the relevant levels or is there a specific process? I’ve heard that the Firmament was a good source to level them once you get to 21+ but the sources were from months ago and I am not sure if that applies since END dropped. Is that true still? Thank you for any responses!
Most recipes unlock automatically at the appropriate level. At each endgame level (50/60/etc) there are some Master recipes that you need to buy a Master Recipe Tome for.
I believe Firmament's still good until level 80; Endwalker didn't change it other than nerfing XP gain post-80. I mostly used the daily grand company turnins and beast tribes for leveling crafters, since they don't take a lot of work per day. For gatherers the botany/miner leves and ocean fishing are quite good XP/time.
For current crafted gear, you need to buy Master Recipes Tomes from Scrip Exchanges, which you buy with White Crafters' Scrips. (1200 for the IX book), and you need 1 book per crafting job.
And yeah, The Firmament is still a great source of EXP.
I'm leveling a BLM for the first time and uhhh wow it feels pretty bad in low level dungeons.
I hope it's not just me, and I hope it gets better.
That seems to be a common theme with mage jobs.
I've also noticed SCH and SMN feeling notably clunky in early-game dungeons like Satasha or Tam-Tara. (WHM is also pretty dull in these early dungeons.) They don't have their full kit yet so it feels like there are "gaps" in their rotation where you can't do anything except use your basic attack over and over.
It does! Pretty much all classes feel awful in the low levels. The basic premise of the class stays the same - big badda boom with fire spells, recover mp with ice spells.
Where most jobs basically do the same thing with more ogcds as they level BLM rotation changes drastically multiple times as it continues to level. Also you will eventually gain substantially more mobility.
I'm can't promise you will like the job, but I can promise you will change radically as you progress.
Uh... did you have a question to ask?
Anyone know what to do when your portrait keeps changing its animation slightly?
IE: Using a portrait with the slap emote, but every time I look at the portrait, it's somehow on a different frame of the motion rather than the one I actually saved.
Is this a bug, or...?
It seems to relate to frame rate. I'm sure there will be a bunch of big fixes incoming so I hope this will be addressed soon.
Ah, good to know it's probably a bug. Cheers!
Hello. Is there any way to download the game into any drive that isn't the C drive? I have no space there, so the game won't download. Also, I linked my free trial account from the regular Windows launcher to the Steam launcher. Did I just screw myself over? When I try to run it on Steam (the demo version) it just says that I don't have the proper license, which is weird because I'm just trying to play the Free Trial.
1. You need to change the location of your "Documents" folder, as that's where it stages the download for the install.
2. The Free Trial lets you play on a single platform. Non-Steam PC and Steam are treated as separate platforms.
If you absolutely have to play through Steam, you will need to either make a new Free Trial account or buy the game from Steam (thus ending the Trial).
How do you enter the triple triad open tournament? Every time I go to register for one, I get told that registration is closed. Is there a specific time frame that I’m supposed to register?
They are open for a half hour every 2 hours.
Right now for EST it's odd hours, so 5 o'clock to 5:30, 7 o'clock to 7:30, and so on.
Yes they happen only every 2ish hours or something like that. The open tournament official should tell you when the next one will run. When its open for participates the open official will have a quest marker above their head (the kind that appear above chocobo porters before you unlock them). That's when you can enter.
So there was one about 5 minutes ago according to the guy. But I got there 15 minutes before and it said registration closed. Do I need to get there a half hour before or something?
If the tournament starts at say, 2pm, you can only register from 2 - 230pm, not before or after. If he's not letting you register make sure you finished the unlock quest and make sure your alone and not in a party.
The tournament lasts for 30 minutes. You can register and play a game at any point during those 30 minutes (if you're fast enough you can play two games).
What's the cheapest and best way to gear out your retainers? Should I just get them tome of poetics gear over time? Just wondering what'll be cheapest for me while giving the best stats. They leveled up so fast, I really need to catch up their gear.
if we're talking combat retainers, get em normal quality gear from vendors, poetics gear, or your own leftover gear that you're not using anymore. ilevel is all that matters for combat retainers, so NQ vendor gear is fine
If you want to level them up as fast as possible, you can just buy some lvl x5 gear, doens't even need to be high quality. For combat classes, ilvl is all that matters. Stats do matter for gatherers, but shouldn't matter much til you hit max level.
If you wanna be efficient resource wise, just give them poetics/scrip gear and do whatever missions they have available. Even though they won't be able to do higher level missions with poetics gear (like won't be able to do lvl 75 missions with scaevan gear likely), even a level 70 quest in this case will give decent exp. I got alll my retainers from 80 to 90 on just the lvl 80 quest over and over. Not the fastest method, but it works.
And yeah, remember that for combat retainers, ilvl is all that matters, so if you can get/craft NQ gear, that works just fine for retainer purposes. For gatherers, the stats matter more.
so is it possible to drop from gold to silver in crystalline conflict?
You can't fall below the lowest rank in your current tier. Once you're in Gold, you'll stay in Gold.
Is it possible to create a custom match in Crystaline Conflict? I had an idea for a fun FC activity but I don’t know if you can create/host private matches with a full 10 player group
Adding to what CeeFlat said, you can even have spectators.
You can. Check the pvp tab on the DF, there's a custom match CC option for full parties
not currently, but they'll add that as a feature in the future. not sure when, though. if you wanna play with a few friends now, though, queueing up at the exact same time has gotten my friends and i into the same group more often than not, thought not always and with no control of who's on what team. it's fun for casual messing around, prolly wouldn't work for an organized fc event. it more often than not leaves one or two people out in different groups when queueing with 4-5, you'd probably see yourselves split into 2 or 3 groups everytime queuing with 10 folks.
There actually is a custom match function for 10 players.
Do I have to be a reaper when using "makai reaper" title for the wins to count?
Nope. Just need any GARO title and win the right PVP modes for it to count for the mounts. Job and gear does NOT matter.
What’s a solid way for a newer player to make gil? i’m playing with some friends and we’d like to start saving for a house but doing main story just really dosent earn that kind of gil.
Crafting is the way to go. The crafting quests generally require you to turn in some items, as a newer player the easiest way to start making some modest bank is to craft these items and sell them to players who just don't feel like gathering up all the ingredients.
Even if you don't feel like gathering, you can often buy the base ingredients for paltry sums, do a quick craft, then sell the completed item for much more.
I also feel like I've made a lot of gil being an adventurer in need with duty roulettes. The leveling roulette bonus is like 9000 gil per dungeon! But I do play a healer and I really like dungeons. Might not be viable for you if you play a DPS.
how new? there's a few things i could recommend at different levels.
* at any level, pick up a gatherer! even ARR materials often sell for decent amounts and in large quantities, check what's easy to get and sells decently on your server! you can also always farm crystals and shards, which are in constant demand, and set a retainer or two to a gatherer class and have them passively farm shards as low as level 1 and crystals as low as level 26 or so!
* do any of you have a personal apartment? get flower pots and grow althyk lavender and voidrake! you can exchange those for materials at the material supplier in any housing district, and the mats often sell for quite a lot! you can get the seeds for free using fc credits or grand company seals.
* through heavensward? depending on your levels or how many of you there are, you may be able to run heavensward EX trials for the materials they drop! they can be sold as-is or crafted into cool weapons. stormblood EXes are also great for that if you're far enough along for that - speaking for my fc, we were able to 4- or 5-man most of them at level 80 back in shb, if you're that far along. byakko in particular is worth a lot of cash.
* are you through stormblood? the side mode Eureka can be fun to do as a group and is something not a lot of people do anymore. there's some exclusive stuff you can nab and sell on the marketboard that can net you a pretty penny!
* do you have flying unlocked in all heavensward zones, or at least a friend who does with a multi-seater mount who can ferry those of you who don't? use your gatherer (at around level 55 or so or higher) to gather Timeworn Dragonskin Maps once per day. they're "8-man" content (translation: super casual content that can be done easily with 3 or 4 people, but let you go in with up to 8 to have a good time with friends and speed it up) that send you all over the heavensward zones digging up treasure. sometimes the treasure chest will open a portal into a dungeon, where you can get even more treasure! it drops a lot of raw gil and some common materials, and chests can drop more valuable loot as well. there's also variants of this at 70, 80, and 90, and all are valuable! the lower level ones stay valuable because people tend to focus the higher-level ones.
As a new player, selling all your junk on the market. If you get a crafter to level 30, you can desynth worthless dungeon gear into materials. The gil will quickly add up when the endless crap from your dungeon runs get sold on the market.
If you don't want to desynth, you can also turn in unwanted dungeon stuff to the Grand Company. You get GC Seals in return, which you can spend on materials that go for a high price on the market.
Another way (which requires a little more time investment) is leveling a crafter. Especially something like a Weaver or Leatherworker. Selling popular glams on the marketboard can make you serious bank very quickly.
Crafting and gathering is the path toward Gil making. If you need Gil now, then I'd sell the mats you gathered and hold off on leveling your crafting jobs.
llamatodd is another worth checking out
Xenosys is a good one. He will call out mechanics and explain things as he plays.
For Deliveries, I only have M'naago and Zhloe, is it important for any reason to get any of the others? They still give a massive amount of White Crafter's Scrips and EXP for crafting classes regardless of level.
Getting more increases your odds of getting someone with a BONUS each week. BONUS gives you way more scrips and, I assume, experience.
That's a great point
Each one also has their own achievements and titles if you care about collecting those.
Get the one Firmament one for a mount, too, if of interest.
6.1 job change question:
What's the point of having Wanderer's Minuet change to Pitch Perfect? Is it solely to cut down on a single button? Feels pretty pointless
I have pitch perfect with various other attacks and minuet with the other songs in a totally different place, they can pry my dedicated hotkey out of my cold dead hands.
Same here! I'm fine with Bard's buttons in 6.0, not going to change anything now
Yeah it's just one less spot on the hotbar, that's all. Same for Dragoon and Jump/Mirage Dive.
My buddy is trying to configure his portrait and it is saying that his expression is not in frame, resulting in him not being able to save the design. I have seen allot of other peoples whos expressions are not in the frame at all is there a reason this is happening?
Faces should be in frame. The ones that aren’t have either glitched it or figured out a workaround that’ll likely get patched out.
It's a beta. Expect bugs to happen.
Is the archfiend attire permanent? I'm still series rank 5 in pvp and my sub is going to end soon I'll resub with 6.2 will it still be available to farm then?
No, the series will end with the release of 6.2 at which point the rewards will be moved to the trophy crystal shop. After 6.3 though they will be gone *forever* (as far as we know right now).
Oh :( but that means I can still get it easily in 6.2 right?
"Based on what we know", then yes
Hi guys so I finally figured out all the issues and now I have an se acc with a sub and with endwalker I'm about to start the game finally probably will make either a summoner ,red mage reaper or gunbreaker would love some tips and suggestions on how I should start and what to do
Of those classes you listed, Summoner is the only one you can actually start the game as unless you buy a level skip. Arcanist is one of the starting classes, which plays similarly to and becomes Summoner. It's also very straightforward, so I think it'll be a good class to start with.
You can switch to Red Mage once you get to level 50, then Gunbreaker at level 60, and finally Reaper at level 70. You can freely switch between classes on one character, so once you get any class to those levels you can pick up the new ones.
As for starting suggestions, just make sure you do your job quests as you go, they'll give you new skills and help you level up further. Also do your hunting log for extra exp, and once you get to level 15, do the Hall of the Novice. It'll teach you the basics and also give you some decent gear that will last you a few levels.
Ok and regards to worlds and server is there any difference and is it fast to lvl up ?
You ideally want to pick a datacenter that is in the region you're playing in. So if you live in North America, you would want to play on one of the NA datacenters. This will give you the lowest ping and you'll play with people who speak the same language as you.
At the beginning, yes you level quite quickly. The speed of leveling does slow down as you get to the higher levels. The main story questline or MSQ is a linear questline that takes you through the base game and all the expansions and it will give you all the experience you need to level one job. If you add in all the side activities which reward experience, like roulettes, hunting log, PvP, FATEs, etc., you can accrue enough exp to level multiple classes. Oh, did I mention? You can level all your classes on one character.
If you join a server that's a "preferred world" you'll get an exp boost for all classes. When I joined it was up to level 70, but that was before Endwalker released and raised the level cap so it may be different now. Not sure how they determine which worlds are preferred though, so that may as well be random. Overall I'd say leveling is pretty similar to most MMOs, where it starts off pretty quick and slows down as you get to higher levels. That said I don't think it ever gets to the point where it's excruciatingly slow. There'll be things you can do as you progress that will basically give you at least one level in any class every day, so you won't stall out for long even when you get up there.
The worlds are all the same at a baseline, but they each have unique housing, free companies (basically player guilds) and market boards. You can freely visit other worlds on the same data center as your home world, but you can only join a free company that's based in your home world. I would say you can only buy a house in your home world too, but even without all the housing lottery bugs going on it's nigh impossible to get a house anyway.
Is there any point to saving crystal trophies? I bought the minion already and am using the rest to convert to wolf marks. I don’t really care for the portrait stuff (at least not before armor + titles). Thanks.
assuming you mean convert to wolf collars? and nah- there's the minion and music, and the barding and banners, but that's it for now. might be worth saving a few before then new CC season starts in case they add more stuff (but kinda doubt it)
yeah wolf collars, but then at the nearby vendor you can exchange collars for wolf marks. And thanks yeah I guess I’ll just spend it then.
They're technically infinite if you keep playing pvp enough, so there doesn't appear to be a reason to save them beyond getting something expensive that you want. The last goal can be repeated for more crystals, though I haven't gotten there yet myself and I don't know how much exp it'll actually take.
So is there any good resources for the casual BLM rotations for Roulettes? I only really need to get it from 80-90 using roulettes but I can never seem to get a good idea of what rotations I'm supposed to do at 50, 60 70 or 80
Just wanna make sure but gear in PvP doesn't matter right? its just cosmetic?
Yes. Purely cosmetic.
Do Bozja and Zadnor have different instances for each world, or are they shared between multiple worlds?
They are shared between worlds, but after some time, a new instance will be made for people to enter. The old instance will become locked to new people joining.
shared across the DC