Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers |OT| First World Problems

Astral

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wait til you finish the game.
Ok beat the game. It was never brought up again lol. I can only guess that it’s something that will be explained in the coming patches. I feel like they left me hanging.

Anyway the game was fucking fantastic. I feel like the team can do no wrong at this point. The wait for new patches is gonna be so goddamn awful.
 

Dreamboum

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Oct 28, 2017
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Ok beat the game. It was never brought up again lol. I can only guess that it’s something that will be explained in the coming patches. I feel like they left me hanging.

Anyway the game was fucking fantastic. I feel like the team can do no wrong at this point. The wait for new patches is gonna be so goddamn awful.
It was brought up. We talked about it in the spoiler thread
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Me: "Only played game 2 months in the past. Got to level 35. It's been 2 years. But I'm not going to be overwhelmed like some noob."

-Re-subscribes for a month and logs in-
 

aember

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Oct 26, 2017
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Question, how's the performance with the latest content on the PS4Pro?

I want to get back into the game, but I don't have any means of playing it (was pretty much forced to stop mid-way through the base Stormblood content) and have been thinking of picking up a used Pro cheap by the end of summer to get back in and catch up on the story.

Is it possible to do big fancy end content or just the big alliance raids at a smooth framerate?
 

EisKonig

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Dec 3, 2017
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São Paulo, Brazil
Question, how's the performance with the latest content on the PS4Pro?

I want to get back into the game, but I don't have any means of playing it (was pretty much forced to stop mid-way through the base Stormblood content) and have been thinking of picking up a used Pro cheap by the end of summer to get back in and catch up on the story.

Is it possible to do big fancy end content or just the big alliance raids at a smooth framerate?
Everything is as smooth as Alphinaud's rosy baby cheeks. The only time I have a tiny bit of drop is when entering a specific city in the expansion because it's BURSTING with people, but that might be much more on my connection than the game.

For the rest of the content, tho, consistently playing at 60fps as far as I can tell.
 

npanciroli

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Oct 27, 2017
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Decided to start the trial edition. Currently playing WoW 8.2 but the hype was too much so juggling both.

Went Pugulist for Monk and I am currently level 18. It's actually not as bad as I was expecting from the comments about early levels and MSQs. Been basically skipping the story so far though until I hear about 35.

One question: How long does it take to level other jobs, a bit panicked about my Monk pick although I think Samurai starts at 50?
 

Perfect Chaos

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Oct 25, 2017
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Decided to start the trial edition. Currently playing WoW 8.2 but the hype was too much so juggling both.

Went Pugulist for Monk and I am currently level 18. It's actually not as bad as I was expecting from the comments about early levels and MSQs. Been basically skipping the story so far though until I hear about 35.

One question: How long does it take to level other jobs, a bit panicked about my Monk pick although I think Samurai starts at 50?
You get a 100% XP bonus for any job lower than your highest one, so it's pretty quick if you're trying something new. Getting MNK to 50 and then going SAM won't trigger this since 50 is still your highest level.
 

Gamer @ Heart

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Oct 26, 2017
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Decided to start the trial edition. Currently playing WoW 8.2 but the hype was too much so juggling both.

Went Pugulist for Monk and I am currently level 18. It's actually not as bad as I was expecting from the comments about early levels and MSQs. Been basically skipping the story so far though until I hear about 35.

One question: How long does it take to level other jobs, a bit panicked about my Monk pick although I think Samurai starts at 50?
Leveling secondary jobs is faster because you get an armory xp bonus for having a 50 character, then 100% if you have a 60 to all xp from dunegons for jobs that are Lower than your highest one. So doing the best level appropriate dunegon means you will be flying through levels.

You can play palace of the dead to try jobs up to level 60 to see if you like them.
 

antitrop

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hit Level 70 BLM today, getting ready to finish up Stormblood and move into Shadowbringers in the next few days. The zone themes in StB have been my favorite overall by far, especially Yanxia and The Azime Steppe.

 

Ratazk

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Oct 27, 2017
254
I did my best to hold out but I’m jumping into the game next week when I get home to my PS4.

The Complete Edition the way to go? That includes the most current release right?

I found hotbar swapping on the controller cumbersome when I last played a few years ago. Any recommendations for keyboard/mouse that would be compatible with a PS4?

Finally... any recommended realm or data center? I figure population is booming due to new release, but I’m always worried about winding up on a dead server when I dive into MMOs.
 

antitrop

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Oct 25, 2017
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Colorado Springs, CO
Finally... any recommended realm or data center? I figure population is booming due to new release, but I’m always worried about winding up on a dead server when I dive into MMOs.
I played Vanilla WoW on a dead server and it was awful, I have no fond memories of it whatsoever. The only other people I ever saw were Level 60 AFKs in Ironforge.

I have been absolutely overjoyed seeing all the people on Ultros.
 

Ratazk

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Oct 27, 2017
254
I played Vanilla WoW on a dead server and it was awful, I have no fond memories of it whatsoever. The only other people I ever saw were Level 60 AFKs in Ironforge.

I have been absolutely overjoyed seeing all the people on Ultros.
I remember those days. WoW on a dead realm really made an impression on me. But I didn’t know any better at the time.

Thanks for the tip on Ultros.
 

Jhey Cyphre

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Oct 25, 2017
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I remember those days. WoW on a dead realm really made an impression on me. But I didn’t know any better at the time.

Thanks for the tip on Ultros.
You can't actually get on Ultros right now. It's congested world (no new characters). If you want to join any world on Primal you will have to wait until non-peak hours. Crystal seems fairly open at the moment, though on the weekends basically no NA Data Central was open to new characters (as stupid as that sounds).

Lamia has been pretty great so far.
 

Feep

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay. I played FFXIV 2.0 for around 11 months when it released, had a really good time. Quit a bit in advance of Heavensward, and despite hearing good things, I wasn't in a place to jump back in, so I didn't.

But everyone is talking about Shadowbringers like holy fuck, so...

...first off. I got a free copy of Heavensward a few months back. Is it good? Moreover, if I attempt to complete it, will I find able and willing souls to help me do so? (I am not on Ultros, it should be mentioned...it seems as though a transfer will cost me $18.) I don't even know if I'm near the end of MSQ 2.0; I have vague memories of fighting a scary armor man voiced by Richard Epcar in a fight with a shitton of lasers.

Or should I jump ahead to Shadowbringers?

I'm also a Dragoon and I remember being kind of a weaker job (or was it class?) so maybe I should consider upping one of the new ones. It might be tough for me to pick up Dragoon because I absolutely forget fucking everything about the job, and I won't have the first 50 levels to "learn" it, so maybe I should pick something else...but I remember 1-50 taking a not insignificant amount of time and the MSQ really helping, so how slow is it to bring something else up?
 

Jhey Cyphre

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Oct 25, 2017
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But everyone is talking about Shadowbringers like holy fuck, so...

...first off. I got a free copy of Heavensward a few months back. Is it good? Moreover, if I attempt to complete it, will I find able and willing souls to help me do so? (I am not on Ultros, it should be mentioned...it seems as though a transfer will cost me $18.) I don't even know if I'm near the end of MSQ 2.0; I have vague memories of fighting a scary armor man voiced by Richard Epcar in a fight with a shitton of lasers.

Or should I jump ahead to Shadowbringers?
People are always running older content because of the Duty Roulette. I haven't had a single issue running stuff from ARR. As Tank or DPS. Most I've had to wait was like 10 minutes (which can obviously be filled by doing any of the other millions of things to do).

As far as getting to Shadowbringers... I was led to believe you had to clear all older content to access new expansions. Though I think there are skip items?
 

Strider0457

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Dec 27, 2017
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Okay. I played FFXIV 2.0 for around 11 months when it released, had a really good time. Quit a bit in advance of Heavensward, and despite hearing good things, I wasn't in a place to jump back in, so I didn't.

But everyone is talking about Shadowbringers like holy fuck, so...

...first off. I got a free copy of Heavensward a few months back. Is it good? Moreover, if I attempt to complete it, will I find able and willing souls to help me do so? (I am not on Ultros, it should be mentioned...it seems as though a transfer will cost me $18.) I don't even know if I'm near the end of MSQ 2.0; I have vague memories of fighting a scary armor man voiced by Richard Epcar in a fight with a shitton of lasers.

Or should I jump ahead to Shadowbringers?

I'm also a Dragoon and I remember being kind of a weaker job (or was it class?) so maybe I should consider upping one of the new ones. It might be tough for me to pick up Dragoon because I absolutely forget fucking everything about the job, and I won't have the first 50 levels to "learn" it, so maybe I should pick something else...but I remember 1-50 taking a not insignificant amount of time and the MSQ really helping, so how slow is it to bring something else up?
I'd say you're fine with Dragoon. It plays incredibly well in 5.0. The thing that helped me jump back in was clearing all your bars then putting things back on and reading all the tips as you go. Dragoon is really just alternating between two combos and doing jumps doing the cooldowns. You'll pick it back up much quicker than you think!
 

Luigi87

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay. I played FFXIV 2.0 for around 11 months when it released, had a really good time. Quit a bit in advance of Heavensward, and despite hearing good things, I wasn't in a place to jump back in, so I didn't.

But everyone is talking about Shadowbringers like holy fuck, so...

...first off. I got a free copy of Heavensward a few months back. Is it good? Moreover, if I attempt to complete it, will I find able and willing souls to help me do so? (I am not on Ultros, it should be mentioned...it seems as though a transfer will cost me $18.) I don't even know if I'm near the end of MSQ 2.0; I have vague memories of fighting a scary armor man voiced by Richard Epcar in a fight with a shitton of lasers.

Or should I jump ahead to Shadowbringers?

I'm also a Dragoon and I remember being kind of a weaker job (or was it class?) so maybe I should consider upping one of the new ones. It might be tough for me to pick up Dragoon because I absolutely forget fucking everything about the job, and I won't have the first 50 levels to "learn" it, so maybe I should pick something else...but I remember 1-50 taking a not insignificant amount of time and the MSQ really helping, so how slow is it to bring something else up?
To answer the question of is Heavensward good -- It was lauded as the best part of FFXIV until Shadowbringers came out. It's fantastic.
Stormblood (which is between the two) is also very good, but doesn't hit the same highs as either HW or ShB.
 

Feep

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd say you're fine with Dragoon. It plays incredibly well in 5.0. The thing that helped me jump back in was clearing all your bars then putting things back on and reading all the tips as you go. Dragoon is really just alternating between two combos and doing jumps doing the cooldowns. You'll pick it back up much quicker than you think!
Thanks! I'll definitely go through Heavensward, then. I did hear very good things about it.
 

laoni

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Oct 25, 2017
658
Finally after a sleepless night, cleared Titania EX. My whole party hadn't cleared, so it was really hype when we made it. Our clear we got Titania to 45% before adds, lowest I saw all night
 

Apollo

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Oct 25, 2017
2,317
Leveling NIN now that I’ve finished getting DRK up. It’s such a mixed bag. TCJ not costing ninki feels awesome. Ration being better than Fuma feels awful. Meisui sounds terrifying. And this is dumb since this is how it originally was IIRC, but I’m having trouble remembering that spinning edge is a 2-hit combo now, so I keep using it and losing an Aeolian and the DoT.
 

DarknessTear

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay. I played FFXIV 2.0 for around 11 months when it released, had a really good time. Quit a bit in advance of Heavensward, and despite hearing good things, I wasn't in a place to jump back in, so I didn't.

But everyone is talking about Shadowbringers like holy fuck, so...

...first off. I got a free copy of Heavensward a few months back. Is it good? Moreover, if I attempt to complete it, will I find able and willing souls to help me do so? (I am not on Ultros, it should be mentioned...it seems as though a transfer will cost me $18.) I don't even know if I'm near the end of MSQ 2.0; I have vague memories of fighting a scary armor man voiced by Richard Epcar in a fight with a shitton of lasers.

Or should I jump ahead to Shadowbringers?

I'm also a Dragoon and I remember being kind of a weaker job (or was it class?) so maybe I should consider upping one of the new ones. It might be tough for me to pick up Dragoon because I absolutely forget fucking everything about the job, and I won't have the first 50 levels to "learn" it, so maybe I should pick something else...but I remember 1-50 taking a not insignificant amount of time and the MSQ really helping, so how slow is it to bring something else up?
Hey-o, Feep. I remember raiding in Coil with you. Honestly the game's story took a huge jump in quality after Heavensward. Go back and witness it!
 

Kalentan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finally after a sleepless night, cleared Titania EX. My whole party hadn't cleared, so it was really hype when we made it. Our clear we got Titania to 45% before adds, lowest I saw all night
How much harder is Titania EX then Innocence EX?

Also does Titania EX drop the weapons outright or do you need to get totems?
 

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
6,740
I beat A Realm Reborn 2.0! What a flashy finale. I do wish the bosses weren't basically instamelted by everybody lol.

Really enjoyed my time with this content, no where near the best FF has been but enjoyable. Played a Bard and had a good time with it, will probably stick with it going on from here. I like the Scions a lot when I actually got the time to spend with them. And the goddamn music, so damn good. Definitely continuing on with the game.

Now let me ask this, how rough is raid content? Do I need to research videos on encounters before attempting them? I would like to see Binding Coil and Crystal Tower. Also is it easy to get groups? Are there raid finders or is it a LFG thing?
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,880
Stepping back into this game at 35 and I just started plowing into main stories. I went through 5 of them, and level up 0 times. And now the next main quest needs me to be level 36. Kind of crazy that so many main story quests give such a tiny amount of XP? So, what the heck do I do now to get XP? All my other missions are about 5 levels beneath me, so surely not worth it.
 

Moara

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Oct 25, 2017
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How much harder is Titania EX then Innocence EX?

Also does Titania EX drop the weapons outright or do you need to get totems?
I feel like Innocence has more going on, but it's more forgiving than Titania. You can clear Innocence with a lot of deaths while a single fuck up can wipe Titania.

And yeah, weapons do drop, but it's quite hard to get one considering there's 17 jobs now lol
 

Arkeband

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Nov 8, 2017
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I beat A Realm Reborn 2.0! What a flashy finale. I do wish the bosses weren't basically instamelted by everybody lol.

Really enjoyed my time with this content, no where near the best FF has been but enjoyable. Played a Bard and had a good time with it, will probably stick with it going on from here. I like the Scions a lot when I actually got the time to spend with them. And the goddamn music, so damn good. Definitely continuing on with the game.

Now let me ask this, how rough is raid content? Do I need to research videos on encounters before attempting them? I would like to see Binding Coil and Crystal Tower. Also is it easy to get groups? Are there raid finders or is it a LFG thing?
Both - it might be a little hard to find groups for Bahamut but Crystal Tower is still run a lot. Use the duty finder for that one.

Bahamut's mechanics are a little janky but the story is good, and there's even a cinematic near the end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I beat A Realm Reborn 2.0! What a flashy finale. I do wish the bosses weren't basically instamelted by everybody lol.

Really enjoyed my time with this content, no where near the best FF has been but enjoyable. Played a Bard and had a good time with it, will probably stick with it going on from here. I like the Scions a lot when I actually got the time to spend with them. And the goddamn music, so damn good. Definitely continuing on with the game.

Now let me ask this, how rough is raid content? Do I need to research videos on encounters before attempting them? I would like to see Binding Coil and Crystal Tower. Also is it easy to get groups? Are there raid finders or is it a LFG thing?
Getting a Coil group might be tricky, especially if you're new and only level 50. People might be willing to go in unsynced (as in, they go in level 80 instead of the original level 50), in which case you'd only need 3-4 other people. Shouldn't be too hard to get into Crystal Tower stuff though - there's quite a few groups running it lately because the story ties into Shadowbringers. It's much easier than Coil, too.
 

Dreamboum

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Oct 28, 2017
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I’ve been spamming housing for 6 hours and the hidden timer is still up. It’s 5am now and I’m losing it
 

MrH

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Nov 3, 2017
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Hit 50 today which has opened up a lot more options for leveling at least. I'm enjoying it enough to continue but not massively so.