Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers |OT2| The Zodiark Killer

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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So there is a new interview with Yoshida. It gives us the order for the first 3 Eden fights.


Ramuh, then Ifrit/Garuda, the bird looking fight

Also it implies the next Ultimate is coming in 5.5.

Also another story bit says
the true threat if the ascians will start to unveil

Also thinking of how the last quest for the raid requires MSQ stuff
I think the Scions are making it home this patch.
 

dimb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, yeah, screw Amaurot, but a two dungeon Expert means I'll get terribly bored of both it and the new dungeon inside of a week, lol.
The alternative is keeping the pool filled with stuff people are long sick of. Having to keep running something I've already done a dozen times over doesn't provide meaningful variety, and the chance to be stuck doing the early 80 dungeons again definitely doesn't make me more excited to queue up for Expert.
 

Zen

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Nov 1, 2017
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I bet they do like ascians and use body’s to travel. Y’shtola in the trailer mentions ancients using body’s so I bet they use some bodies we find in storage then pop out when back on source
I don't think so. I think the type of magic/tech the Ironworks developed for summoning the WoL can be used to create a permanent aetheric bridge between shards, and that's why Ryne can traverse worlds. The ascians want to rejoin all the shards to summon Zodiark, maybe the end goal for the Scions should be bridging all the shards and creating one interconnected world.
 

Kalor

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Oct 25, 2017
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Regarding some of the 5.2 speculation

I think the idea of the Scions being able to freely traverse the shards makes the most sense with the way the story is going. Even if just from a side content perspective since Eden will wrap up in 5.5 and presumably the Scions will be long returned to the Source by that point.
 

Hikari

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Oct 25, 2017
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This new Eden raid looks really exciting. Story is going places.... man I can't wait until Tuesday. Every patch day always gets me excited like a little kid since I follow the story so closely lol.

Ruby Weapon looks great and I'm glad we get a FFVII superboss. I wonder if we will fight Diamond, Ultimate, and Emerald weapon too.

So the voice at the end was Elidibus right? Also, boy am I glad they are continuing the thing with Gabranth seriously. It might actually make me interested to go for a relic weapon this time around.
 

Toth

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Oct 26, 2017
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This new Eden raid looks really exciting. Story is going places.... man I can't wait until Tuesday. Every patch day always gets me excited like a little kid since I follow the story so closely lol.

Ruby Weapon looks great and I'm glad we get a FFVII superboss. I wonder if we will fight Diamond, Ultimate, and Emerald weapon too.

So the voice at the end was Elidibus right? Also, boy am I glad they are continuing the thing with Gabranth seriously. It might actually make me interested to go for a relic weapon this time around.
We already had Ultima Weapon which is essentially the Ultimate Weapon. I would guess Emerald Weapon next patch and Diamond Weapon for the finale.
 

Hystzen

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Oct 25, 2017
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What’s hilarious about that new interview is he basically doing homages to Gundam even with the lore of pilots of the weapons can’t wait for rest.

emerald weapon


Diamond Weapon


 

The Kidd

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Oct 27, 2017
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Okay so I'm getting close to finishing Realm Reborn for the first time.

Next mission is
Ultima Weapon, which I feel may be the last one

Ive heard of the notorious 100quest fap between RR and Heavenward.

Now how long will this take? Are all fairly long or are there some where it's literally talk to two people in the same room?

Also is there any tips to make the process more enjoyable
 

Wyze

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Nov 15, 2018
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Okay so I'm getting close to finishing Realm Reborn for the first time.

Next mission is
Ultima Weapon, which I feel may be the last one

Ive heard of the notorious 100quest fap between RR and Heavenward.

Now how long will this take? Are all fairly long or are there some where it's literally talk to two people in the same room?

Also is there any tips to make the process more enjoyable
Lots of fetch quests but there are some nice trials and dungeon buried under all that bloat.
It sucks, but the content that follows (Heavensward) is worth it. Stick with it if you are enjoying the game.
 

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay so I'm getting close to finishing Realm Reborn for the first time.

Next mission is
Ultima Weapon, which I feel may be the last one

Ive heard of the notorious 100quest fap between RR and Heavenward.

Now how long will this take? Are all fairly long or are there some where it's literally talk to two people in the same room?

Also is there any tips to make the process more enjoyable
If you make it past the Moogles, it just gets better from there so keep that in mind.
 

Hystzen

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay so I'm getting close to finishing Realm Reborn for the first time.

Next mission is
Ultima Weapon, which I feel may be the last one

Ive heard of the notorious 100quest fap between RR and Heavenward.

Now how long will this take? Are all fairly long or are there some where it's literally talk to two people in the same room?

Also is there any tips to make the process more enjoyable
it not as bad as people make it out to be. It’s like a anime really after a major bad is defeated the arc ends get some goofy stuff while it sets up next arc. some good and some bad but honestly more good interesting stuff then bad
 

Justin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Okay so I'm getting close to finishing Realm Reborn for the first time.

Next mission is
Ultima Weapon, which I feel may be the last one

Ive heard of the notorious 100quest fap between RR and Heavenward.

Now how long will this take? Are all fairly long or are there some where it's literally talk to two people in the same room?

Also is there any tips to make the process more enjoyable
here are my playtimes I wrote down when I did my play through last year

2.0 - 53
2.55 - 76
3.0 - 113
3.55 - 134
4.0 - 175
4.55 - 194
5.0 - 237

so it took me 23 hours to play through the post 2.0 content playing just one job and doing none of the side content
 

The Kidd

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Oct 27, 2017
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Okay, thanks to everyone who responded.

Definitely enjoying game and will continue thru the 100 quests. Was tempted to wait til patch 5.3 to continue since it's supposed to reduce the amount of quests, but won't be out til July apparently.
 

B.K.

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Oct 31, 2017
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Definitely enjoying game and will continue thru the 100 quests. Was tempted to wait til patch 5.3 to continue since it's supposed to reduce the amount of quests, but won't be out til July apparently.
Yeah. They're pretty consistent with their release schedule. New patches are every 3.5-4 months. The earliest 5.3 will be released is the end of May. Who knows. They may miss it and have to delay the ARR rework. It might not be done until 5.4 or 5.5.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Definitely enjoying game and will continue thru the 100 quests. Was tempted to wait til patch 5.3 to continue since it's supposed to reduce the amount of quests, but won't be out til July apparently.
It's probably going to be June, but yeah, I wouldn't wait. The quests aren't great but get better as they go on. We don't really know how extensive the rework will be, either, it could just be a handful of quests chopped off or it could be a much larger undertaking. You have quite a bit of side content that opens up post-base ARR, go do some of that in order to not burn yourself out on MSQ. The Crystal Tower alliance raid series is de facto required for Shadowbringers, dive into that when you get a chance
 

Jaaake

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yessss. We got to wormhole at the start of the year but I was feeling burnt out and quit. Then like... a week or so ago we decided to reform and made a last minute attempt to clear, haha. But we got it at the end!

I'm an AST main but made the switch to WHM when we reformed just so we didn't have to worry about j-wave healing as much. But it was fine overall, I think. (PoV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlQwU7nE6Q)




Kinda glad there's no ultimate coming in 5.3. I'm taking the tier off entirely
 

SlickVic

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Oct 27, 2017
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Man every time I log in I keep forgetting to exchange my old tomestones from 4.x before they go away with 5.2. Already capped on poetics but figure I should buy and sell some topsoil with it and get something out of these old Genesis tomestones before they disappear forever. Guess I still have a couple more days to try and remember the next time I log in lol.
 

jonjonaug

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man every time I log in I keep forgetting to exchange my old tomestones from 4.x before they go away with 5.2. Already capped on poetics but figure I should buy and sell some topsoil with it and get something out of these old Genesis tomestones before they disappear forever. Guess I still have a couple more days to try and remember the next time I log in lol.
In my experience topsoil price is way down right now due to a glut in poetics from everyone running MSQ roulette. There's not much difference between selling topsoils and just vendor selling demicrystals on my server right now.
 

SlickVic

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Oct 27, 2017
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In my experience topsoil price is way down right now due to a glut in poetics from everyone running MSQ roulette. There's not much difference between selling topsoils and just vendor selling demicrystals on my server right now.
Good to know, thanks. In that case I might just wait on selling the topsoil for now, and wait for things to cool down a bit after the Moogle tomestone event and old tomestone exchange ends and things return to their usual baseline.
 

aceface

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Oct 25, 2017
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With poetics you can also go the gear---> company seals route. I'm not sure if anything you can get with company seals sells well but you can stock up on ventures forever or GC teleport tickets.
 

kurahador

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Oct 28, 2017
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Oh my god. Got to the 5th floor of Lyhe Ghiah just now, opened the final treasure and got Gamble's Lure option. Dude went all the way and got 10 Enchanted Elm Lumber, each priced at 900k in my server.
 

SlickVic

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Oct 27, 2017
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With poetics you can also go the gear---> company seals route. I'm not sure if anything you can get with company seals sells well but you can stock up on ventures forever or GC teleport tickets.
That’s a good idea as well, thanks. I’m still very stingily going through my original 100 Aetheryte tickets I got from a friend referral when I first subbed over 2 years ago, so would be nice to get some more of those.


Oh my god. Got to the 5th floor of Lyhe Ghiah just now, opened the final treasure and got Gamble's Lure option. Dude went all the way and got 10 Enchanted Elm Lumber, each priced at 900k in my server.
That’s pretty awesome. I wish I had more luck getting into map parties. The ones I’ve found on PF off late always seem to take forever to get even 3 people together, and even when people join for whatever reason someone always seems to afk. They were a lot easier to do when folks in my FC used to coordinate them, but a lot of those people left so I’m mostly stuck trying to find groups in PF now.

Kinda wanted to see if I could get the mats to make my own Urban Coat, but with 5.2 around the corner and prices likely to drop soon thereafter, I guess I’ll just pick it up off the MB at some point.
 
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Doc Kelso

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Oct 25, 2017
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My favorite thing in the world is when I’m clearing out my inventory and armory chest for patch day, turn in a bunch of things for GC seals and log off. Proceed to log back on later and toss together a glam for a job that you just turned in all of your accessories for.

Hell yeah, self. Guess I’ll level DRK to 80 once I’ve gotten more poetics from 5.2 content and can get my Scaeven accessories again.
 

aceface

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Oct 25, 2017
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Interesting, it looks like some of the top teams will be streaming savage on Tuesday:


I won’t watch though because this is content I’ll do (unlike ultimate) and I like to go in somewhat fresh.
 
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wasn’t there a worry that people will need to beat the MSQ first before doing Savage? I wonder how that will affect it.
There's a reference in the final normal mode quest to needing to complete ??? from the MSQ, and so the question is going to be if the ??? normal quest gating Savage is before or after that point. Forcing MSQ before Savage would be a hilariously bad decision but... kind of in-line with how XIV likes to roll, so maybe MSQ speedruns incoming. Mash that skip cutscene as hard as you can.
 

Buckle

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Oct 27, 2017
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*Crystal Exarch identity*

They did a good job of making that character more charming and interesting.

Found myself pretty bored with just about everybody that wasn't Nero in the original CT story. He's a great character here.

Could not have been more obvious it was him from the start though.