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post Sep 26 2010, 09:31 PM
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After putting a bit of time into FFXIV, the first thing I noticed is that equipment is much too expensive to buy and that making a single piece of gear or an item requires many different tradeskill sets in combination. This wouldn't be an issue if there was an auction house, but currently there isn't. Even if there was an auction house, it might still be an issue due to the large variety of items floating around with unknown combinations.

Let's take this opportunity to share the skills we are leveling and what we are in need in. The easiest way to do this would be to post your profile from the official final fantasy lodestone website. It shows your character profile, along with all your skill levels. The link is always active and shows exactly we're your skill levels are at in game. As a team, we can assist each other in crafting the items we need to progress as a group. If I have armorer level 11 as an example and you need a mat made, for a level 11 leatherworker item, this is the place to figure out who knows what.

Find your character here to get their stat sheet:


Dyne Cristin's Stat Sheet:


Right now I'm most proficient in Leather Working and Armorer. I intend to focus on Armorer the most, but leatherworking will be a compliment. I'm looking to make some of the leather gear, but I'm noticing it requires some alchemy and weaving, in addition to armorer. I'll post the items ill be needing later on, since most people haven't broke level 10 in their desired tradeskills.

Let's post our characters so we can get a glimpse of our skillsheets. Hopefully the link is an active link and always updates itself. If not, then we'll just have to periodically edit the link.
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post Oct 18 2010, 11:40 AM
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From: Utah
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I dunno about you guys, but the whole crafting system has had me pretty confused. Colors? Sparks? Off-hand tools?

Until recently I'd just been spamming "standard synth" and hoped for the best, but this guide about the crafting mini game kind of cleared things up for me, and I've been a LOT more successful.
Crafting Mini Game:

The objective is to hit 100% progress before your progress gets to 0.

You have 4 options (you need to make a choice before bar expires or you lose durability):
Standard Synthesis = Normal progression/quality gain. Primarily uses this for skillup.
Rapid Synthesis = Forgo quality (0 or very low) for high progress gain (up to 30% without skill), high chance to unstablize the crafting (cause spark). Best not to spam it, and put in plenty of wait before or after so you don't spark the orb.
Bold Synthesis = Forgo progress (very low gain) for quality
Wait = not do anything, reset bar and potentially change orb colour. Cost 1 Durability + 1 for each additional wait. Use this during unfavorable condition. I wait anywere from 1-3 times in a row. You will use this a lot too.
Touch Up Available after you reach 100% on finished product, allow you to reroll a result to see if you can get HQ (+1), HIGH chance of disaster on consecutive use. Not recommended when below 35 durability.

The prompt bar (above the 4 actions) has NO IMPACT on your progress, so you don't need to wait for a certain length to click it.

Orb Condition:

Yellow = High Success for Normal/Bold, chance to consume no durability on normal
White = Normal success rate
Red = High Risk, but possible to reward more quality points on success. Might be worthwhile for HQ synth. [Source: SE]
Flashing Orb = Roulette, use at your own risk (I usually wait 1-3 times on these)
Sparks = unstable, thus increase risk and reduce success chance
Large Ring = HIGHLY Unstable, causes quality and durability damage on fail. (best to wait..., but I have waited up to 5 times and it still stay unstable... so if you get a solid yellow/white, try to use a normal synthesis and hope it goes away)

For me personally, I'm only crafting to gain exp right now. So for me basically i'm only doing standard on yellow or gold orbs, then waiting on everything else. If i've waited over 3 times on a flashing (random) orbs then i just go for standard and hope for the best.

I'm looking to follow HC82's advice and get some crafting clothes too, since the level 10 levequests are getting a little hairy. Can anyone on here make them, or know a NPC to get them from?


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