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post Jan 7 2013, 11:26 AM
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New intro video release today (although the first 5 mins or so is crap from a previous trailer).

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Here's the roadmap for the beta:


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post Aug 20 2013, 09:57 AM
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So during this last Beta period, I got a little carried away and leveled 4 different jobs to 20, included which are two crafts. I have a little bit of know how now, so I'm gonna put up some pro tips!

First and foremost. The link below is a benchmark and character creation combo. You can see how well your machine can handle the game, but more importantly? Make your dude now so that when the game drops, you can load up the saved character info and get to the fighting faster.


Onto the bullet points.

-Do the main quest line. It unlocks a lot of capabilities for your character including dungeon finder, hunting log, guild leves, and other important shit. Most of this gets unlocked around level 10 provided you complete story quests.
-Your server will be full. A lot. Don't get too discouraged. With enough persistence and fast clicking, you can almost always get through the mess of people in under 5 minutes.
-If you see a FATE? Do it. With very little effort, you can get a nice chunk of experience points. Plus, most of them are pretty fun.
-What is a FATE? It's an active world event that shows up on your map as a blue circle. Basically it's an impromptu area quest.
-Kill everything. You can get quest credit for already claimed kills provided you contribute to the kill adequately, so no more waiting on one quest forever because the area is loaded with people.
-Dungeon parties run on parties of 4. Tank, Healer, and two DPS. If you choose to be a DPS, you will wait for a very long time to get into that dungeon finder. Not so much for Tank or DPS.
-Much like in XI, there is a benefit to leveling other classes. You can take abilities from other jobs to use for your current job. You just need to be using something within the same hand. (Hand of magic, Hand of war etc.)
-Crafting and Guild leves. Crafting is unique and fun under certain crafts, but it takes a while. Save some of your leves for when you want to craft, because the extra exp from the quest rewards is IMMENSELY helpful. Also, turning in HQ versions of the requested items grants you a triple exp reward from the quest.
-What are Guild Leves? Basically just accumulated numbers that let you do (or repeat) dailies. You get 3 allowances every twelve hours, and they accumulate up to 100.

I'll come back with more, but this is a good start for now. Don't need to get TOO crazy.
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Crushinator   FFXIV: ARR Public Beta Info Thread   Jan 7 2013, 11:26 AM
Ellianna   Tried using the benchmark....wont run. Keeps givin...   Feb 25 2013, 03:35 AM
Knightsword   Make sure to extract all files and sub folders to ...   Feb 25 2013, 04:18 AM
Ellianna   It was a directX issue, was missing a dll file so ...   Feb 25 2013, 09:02 AM
Scan_Man   Game is solid. UI and mechanics. Just to be seen i...   Feb 25 2013, 06:10 PM
Knightsword   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Feb 25 2013, 06:10 PM) J...   Feb 26 2013, 01:32 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Knightsword @ Feb 26 2013, 02:32 PM...   Feb 26 2013, 08:08 PM
Knightsword   You can get the first killing quests right away if...   Feb 26 2013, 09:40 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Knightsword @ Feb 26 2013, 10:40 PM...   Feb 26 2013, 11:24 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Feb 26 2013, 10:24 PM) s...   Feb 27 2013, 10:14 AM
HC82   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Feb 27 2013, 11:14 AM...   Feb 28 2013, 12:12 PM
AC9breaker   I'm ready I guess.   Feb 27 2013, 07:36 AM
Knightsword   My issue is every mmo starts off with combat, and ...   Feb 28 2013, 04:21 PM
DarkEpyon   Honestly, what else is there though? It's still "t...   Mar 2 2013, 03:34 PM
Vitamin D   Well, at least I got into Phase 2. It apparently s...   Apr 9 2013, 04:00 PM
Crushinator   Nice, we can all be man-cats together! Are they r...   Apr 9 2013, 04:21 PM
Vitamin D   Naw, next the next phase is for the Tr3y. If I get...   Apr 9 2013, 04:46 PM
Ellianna   Got my email for beta test this morning, yay!   Apr 10 2013, 07:20 AM
Crushinator   Holy shit! I love it, and the homage to FF6's ope...   Apr 11 2013, 10:41 AM
Ellianna   So what server are you guys using? >.>   Apr 12 2013, 06:40 AM
Crushinator   I'm on chocobo, to be honest I haven't even seen a...   Apr 12 2013, 09:32 AM
Vitamin D   When I made my character, Chocobo was full, so I h...   Apr 12 2013, 09:47 AM
Ellianna   yea chocobo is full :/ I started on Behemoth, but ...   Apr 12 2013, 10:03 AM
Crushinator   If Atmos is still open I have no problem just star...   Apr 12 2013, 11:16 AM
Ellianna   It was when I looked earlier, going to log in now ...   Apr 12 2013, 02:49 PM
Crushinator   New areas look amazing.   May 23 2013, 12:05 PM
AC9breaker   So what the hell is up my ninjas? You ninjas play...   Jun 1 2013, 08:53 AM
Crushinator   I played the beta quite a bit, its really improved...   Jun 3 2013, 09:14 AM
Vitamin D   I honestly was impressed with the game, despite th...   Jun 3 2013, 10:12 AM
Alisha   i played phase 2 as you can see in the ops thread ...   Jun 8 2013, 01:09 AM
Crushinator   Unless they add a lot more content I'm done fuckin...   Jun 8 2013, 05:33 PM
Knightsword   Phase 3 is suppose to have the other cities and th...   Jun 11 2013, 04:38 PM
Alisha   rest of the classes too sans arcanist   Jun 11 2013, 07:56 PM
DarkEpyon   Well I got my key this morning. I'm still fighting...   Jun 14 2013, 07:32 AM
Ellianna   I've gotten to level 4, but now i keep getting dis...   Jun 14 2013, 09:15 AM
Crushinator   Oh damn I didn't know it was back up this weekend!...   Jun 14 2013, 09:30 AM
Knightsword   I'm roll'n on Diabolos for this round.   Jun 14 2013, 09:07 PM
Crushinator   Making a new doob on Diablos right now.   Jun 15 2013, 09:38 PM
DarkEpyon   I definitely liked what I saw in the time I had wi...   Jun 16 2013, 09:33 AM
Knightsword   The beta of the new Lodestone is up and running.   Jun 20 2013, 07:11 PM
Scan_Man   Man the producer of this knows what the fuck he is...   Jun 22 2013, 12:58 AM
HC82   Don't have beta access forums. Could you copy and ...   Jun 22 2013, 10:01 PM
Scan_Man   Yeah sure. Didn't think to do that because I had j...   Jun 23 2013, 05:42 AM
Gabriell   Just made a character on Diablos. Gabriel Verst.   Aug 17 2013, 10:06 AM
Wiryu   Dude on Ultros. Wiryu Eam.   Aug 17 2013, 01:15 PM
Vitamin D   Oh yeah, forgot the actual game releases soon haha...   Aug 17 2013, 01:35 PM
Wiryu   I hope it's on Ultros! I'm so pimped out! SO PIMPE...   Aug 17 2013, 07:04 PM
Crushinator   Wait is this shit out for realreal now? I complet...   Aug 19 2013, 09:01 AM
Kazicht   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Aug 19 2013, 09:01 AM...   Aug 19 2013, 10:00 AM
DarkEpyon   Image dump ahoy! Just thought this one looked co...   Aug 19 2013, 05:03 PM
Wiryu   I feel like the big reunite of AT calls for a pre ...   Aug 20 2013, 09:30 AM
Wiryu   So during this last Beta period, I got a little ca...   Aug 20 2013, 09:57 AM
DarkEpyon   Another note on FATEs - they'll give you seals whi...   Aug 20 2013, 02:23 PM
Crushinator   Those snow and mechanical areas look awesome, I'm ...   Aug 21 2013, 11:57 AM
DarkEpyon   You folks like dungeons?   Aug 21 2013, 12:29 PM
Scan_Man   I am excited. Though I still do not care for the f...   Aug 21 2013, 02:26 PM
DarkEpyon   Yeah, really. Their site's been pretty messed up a...   Aug 21 2013, 03:56 PM
Kazicht   I'm planning to preorder the PS3 version tonight s...   Aug 23 2013, 02:09 PM
Wiryu   All day every day! Wiryu Eam. ;)   Aug 23 2013, 05:08 PM
Vitamin D   Have the game pre-purcahsed and just waiting a bit...   Aug 23 2013, 09:26 PM
Ellianna   Reserved a copy through gamestop before I knew abo...   Aug 25 2013, 06:23 AM
Ellianna   Ultros isn't excepting new characters   Aug 25 2013, 02:20 PM
Vitamin D   QUOTE(Ellianna @ Aug 25 2013, 02:20 PM) U...   Aug 25 2013, 09:06 PM
Ellianna   have to keep refreshing the world list. I saw Ultr...   Aug 25 2013, 09:29 PM
Scan_Man   Maaaan I was really getting into this game early t...   Aug 25 2013, 09:58 PM
Ellianna   Finally made a character (Ellianna Cuthrell) got o...   Aug 25 2013, 10:16 PM
Kazicht   Got to level 10 Lancer after a few hours this week...   Aug 26 2013, 09:15 AM
Vitamin D   There have been a bunch of problems for me trying ...   Aug 26 2013, 09:55 AM
Alisha   http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/...   Sep 4 2013, 12:45 AM
Crushinator   Alisha, I can't figure out what the heck you're th...   Sep 5 2013, 10:22 AM
Alisha   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Sep 5 2013, 12:22 PM)...   Sep 6 2013, 03:42 PM
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