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Final Fantasy XIV gathering abilities

It works like this: First, you have to find a node that contains the resource you want to harvest. Thankfully, your handy dandy gathering log tells you, roughly, where each resource harvestable at your current level is located. After a node has been found, you interact with it and a little menu pops up displaying all of the resources that can be gathered from that node and the odds of successfully harvesting each one. You can then use any of the gathering abilities that you’ve unlocked at that point, which can increase your chances of success, make you more likely to harvest high-quality resources, or impart a number of other useful effects.

Then, essentially, you just harvest whatever material(s) you’re Screenshot — FFXIV Gil after until the node is depleted. Occasionally, a node will have a special effect attached to it that can be activated if your stats meet a certain requirement. For instance, some might give you an extra harvesting chance if your perception is high enough, or some might grant you an increase to your success rate. It’s an interesting system, overall, but the fact of the matter is that it’s basically a gambling minigame. The various gathering abilities throw an interesting wildcard into the mix, allowing you to harvest items that you would otherwise be unable to, but I wish the gathering system had been designed a bit more like the crafting one was.

Players from 1.0 might remember that gathering resources back in the day used to entail playing a sort of mini-game. Well, no longer. Gathering has been greatly simplified, and to be honest, this kind of disappointed me. I’m not going to go so far as to say that the gathering mechanics in 1.0 were good, but they were certainly interesting and I was hoping that the devs would bring the mini-games back in a more refined form. Alas. Still, FFXIV does things differently enough from most games that even routine gathering feels like a refreshing change.

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Final Fantasy XIV make money elements

World of Warcraft taught us not to worry about money. You could take two gathering professions to make some extra cash, but by and large the game has made money less and less relevant in the grand scheme of things. Between daily quests, vendor trash, and the money directly dropped by humanoid enemies, you fund your usual kill-and-loot-a-thon through killing and looting directly. Half the times I would just sell even rare drops, because it wasn’t worth the effort of setting up an auction for the extra money.

Is there anything wrong with the model? Not at all. It facilitates the sort of game environment that the designers want. Money isn’t even all that valuable past a certain point, so giving players enough to spend feels reasonably generous. While that has resulted in some uncomfortable currency inflation, the bottom line is that it’s a valid model of running a game’s economy.

Enemies in FFXIV Gil do not drop money most of the time. The few that do drop piddling amounts. Nor does anything drop simple vendor trash; the only items fit solely for vendoring are the Allagan currency pieces, and those only come from chests and quest rewards. Rare drops are high-quality components, not weapons or armor. There’s no such thing as sidelining your gathering; gathering classes are, well, classes of their own, with unique mechanics and gear and so forth.

If you’re trying to make money just through vendors and killing things, you will be out of luck in short order. Heaven help you if you decided to aim for the level cap via FATE grinding, because you have no idea what money looks like. The gil rewarded for FATEs is just there to remind you that you’re broke.

Not that you can’t make plenty of money while still ignoring crafting and gathering. You just have to be smart. Scour the markets, see what sells, and start focusing on hunting and killing enemies that drop that. Be smart and don’t exclusively put up full stacks — there are a lot of crafters who just need ten Animal Hides and will pay a little more not to have a whole bunch of extra cluttering up the bank. You don’t need to gather if you don’t want to do so.

But you do need to do more than just sit back and wait for the money to roll in on its own. The game does everything short of popping up a message explaining exactly that. If you want to play a game wherein all you have to do is punch things to make money, you’ve got options out there already. This is not that sort of game.

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FFXIV task experience

Players begin the game in one of the three major cities, depending on the Disciple of War or Magic class they chose at character creation. The main story questline (denoted in-game by special icons above questgivers’ heads) acts as something as a guide in the early game -– something that 1.0 sorely lacked -– introducing players to key game concepts and eventually unlocking new features such as airship travel, Grand Company membership, and so forth.

The story questline also (generally) guides players to the various hubs where they can pick up a number of sidequests to complete… well, on the side. FFXIV Gil These sidequests serve as the player’s primary source of gil, gear, and experience on the trek to level 50, but it’s important to note that each quest can be completed only once, so while they’re useful the first time around, players leveling additional adventuring classes after the first will have to rely on alternate methods of advancement.

Of course, this is a Final Fantasy game, so the quests aren’t (always) nothing more than experience fountains. Players can expect some high-caliber storytelling delivered via a number of cinematic cutscenes. The presence of voice acting is fickle, however, and it seems to come and go as it pleases. Regardless, the main storyline starts out a bit slow, revolving around local affairs in the player’s starting city, but around the mid-20s it kicks into full-on we-have-to-save-the-world mode, and fans of the series will find plenty to love in both the narrative itself and the numerous nods to previous games in the series.

Another valuable source of experience that’s completely new (barring some similarities to 1.0’s behests) to FFXIV in A Realm Reborn is the game’s many FATEs. FATE stands for Full Active Time Event which, I suspect, was shoehorned into the acronym after-the-fact. These are essentially Final Fantasy XIV’s take on public events. As in many other games, the idea is that any player can wander into an area where a FATE is taking place, contribute to the completion of objectives that can include gathering items, escorting an NPC, killing a bunch of mobs, and even squaring off with a big bad boss monster.

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FFXIV’s Lightning

On the flip side of this cross-promotion, Lightning Returns players can acquire new Miqo’te costumes as well as weapons and shields themed from the city-states of FFXIV: ARR. Clues for getting the costumes are hidden within the world of Nova Chrysalia and the weapons and shields are obtained by clearing side quests.

Check out the new outfit, weapons, and shields for FFXIV Gil in the gallery below and watch Lightning join the FFXIV FATE in the trailer after the cut.

A good share — if not most — of the folks playing Final Fantasy XIV are there because of previous ties to the FF franchise. And that fact is not lost on Square Enix. In fact, the studio just released a new video today showing the heroine of another Final Fantasy game joining the realm of Eorzea. While the title character of Lightning Returns: FFXIV, Lightning also appears and fights alongside players during one of A Realm Reborn’s Full Active Time Events (FATE), the successful completion of which will net the player gear and weaponry modeled after those found in FFXIV.

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FFXIV works wonderfully

What I can talk about is how the game presents its story, which is straight out of the huge book of mistakes that games are advised not to make. It sends you all over the map, back and forth for fetch quests and to convey simple messages. It gleefully mixes in forced group content along with forced solo content, meaning that you can’t even rush the whole thing with a good group. The story only changes in the initial levels based on what nation you start with; beyond that it’s the same every time through.

Monday was the end of the line for me in FFXIV Gil, if you consider clearing the last story-based instance in the game the end. (I don’t.) The final rush of dungeons ends with at least five different grudge matches that had been built up over the course of the game, villains who were put in their place, and all of the plot revelations you could ask for. None of which I really want to talk about in detail here, because there are a lot of people who have not yet cleared the story.

It’s momentarily tempting to say that this is a return to more old-school design, but that’s not accurate. There was a time when the very concept of solo content was seen as something strange and alien, certainly not something to be put in the game as a major part of the progression path. Not to mention the fact that conventional wisdom says these are terrible options because we all complained about it. You can long for the days of slow travel between zones, but back when your only option was slowly picking your way through Valkurm Dunes in Final Fantasy XI, I doubt you thought it was a great design choice.

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why do I like FFXIV so much?

Want to craft instead? Then craft. Try to strike a balance of quality and overall item durability. Get it just right and you wind up with a much more powerful item; get it wrong and you’ve got a mess. Crafting is a fully developed game in and of itself, along with the option to just mass-produce items if you don’t care about quality but just need plenty of lumber.

Want to gather? Go out, scout out locations, find out where to harvest rare items, sell them on the free market or use them yourself. The game does not care. You turn a corner and you find another fleshed-out system waiting for you. If you’re not interested in one thing, you don’t have to take part.

Don’t want to quest to level up a class? Run dungeons or do FATEs (yeah, we’ve got dynamic events here, what of it?) or do leves or fill out your hunting log. Whatever. FFXIV Gold Queue up for a dungeon and then go craft for a bit. That’s cool. We’ll tell you when it’s ready. Go harvest some logs and then turn them into furniture. Whatever you like.

And this is just at launch. This is based off of playing the actual live game for less than a month. We know that housing and a variety of PvP systems are coming, not in the vague “we’d like to do it maybe” sense but the “yeah, first patch, just ironing out the kinks” sense because we got to test a bit of these systems in the last beta test. We know that vanity systems are coming along with new classes and jobs and new ways to interact with the world.

If you want to climb a gear ladder, fine. If you want to focus on crafting and harvesting, fine. The game does not care.

The game isn’t for everyone and isn’t really meant to be. It’s aimed at a very specific portion of the population, a portion that hates the idea that you can have your elaborate housing and crafting systems or your polished combat and directed dungeons. People who don’t freak out at the idea that this MMO has a story but also don’t freak out at the idea that I have to fill in my own story too. An experience not streamlined or simplified but polished and refined.

So why do I like FFXIV so much? Because it gives me all that stuff I just talked about. It picks out what it’s going to do and then it just does it. Combat is pretty familiar if you’ve played anything else with a hotbar (with a big added slice of “move out of dangerous crap on the ground”), but it’s not trying for novelty; it’s trying for polish and tactics. Combat isn’t about spamming out abilities; it’s about considering your situation and positioning and then making the best use of them possible.

That’s why I play Final Fantasy XIV. Well, that and Magitek Armor.

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WOW Brewfest Basics

Brewfest is located outside of Orgrimmar and Ironforge. It started September 20th, 2009 in WoW and runs for 2 weeks until October 4th. It’s an homage to Oktoberfest which is held in Germany and starts two weeks before the end of the first Sunday in October. Oktoberfest is a beer festival in Munich, Germany that’s emulated across the world as a great excuse to enjoy a lot of fine food and booze. In WoW, it’s a great way to get some easy epic items and to get some awesome achievements.

Where to go, how to find it, and what does it give ya.

Brewfest uses a unique currency called [Brewfest Prize Tokens] that are awarded through various events and quests. These tokens can be turned in for some awesome souvenirs and some items that’ll work towards the Brewfest achievements.

Speaking of achievements, there is a total of 10 achievements (one which can’t be completed for a whole year, but doesn’t count towards the meta-achievement) and one additional meta-achievement. All together that’s 110 points and the title “Brewmaster” to tack on to your name.

The events that take place involve ram racing (both a race to get barrels and barking runs), going into Blackrock Depths to fight a boss, and a few other generalized quests.

There is a pair of free glasses given by an NPC that’ll put you in a drunk state which is useful for some of the quests.

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WOW Orgrimmar the BOSS Secret

WOW Orgrimmar the BOSS Secret
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The BOSS battle mode encompasses a novel style – can another time step into Ulduar after you were excited, and prompt you of the past few years have challenged those classic BOSS, even the “Warcraft 3″ components. As Panda Leah earth finish of the story, way more than a replica of the previous world Orgrimmar attack therefore easy, and from the Panda Leah magic weapon and various extraterrestrial beings belligerent fully need to refresh your 3 construct.

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WOW druid options

WOW druid options
Having a druid gives you options. If you want to tank right now, but want to heal or DPS in the future? You can do that, and do it well, without rolling a new character.

Shapeshifting is just plain fun, and PvPers will definitely appreciate not being hindered by polymorphs or movement impairing effects.

Druids are the only class other than rogue that can stealth. While there are some items that offer temporary invisibility, it’s not quite the same as a rogue or druid sneaking around in stealth. So if stealth gameplay appeals to you but you’re not interested in a rogue, druids are a solid option.

You can look to druid icon Alamo for life advice. Wow Gold (Though whether you want to is another matter entirely.)

And, on the flip side, here are some signs that maybe druid isn’t the class for you:

While a druid’s flexibility can be great, it can also be a huge nuisance to collect the right gear and be familiar with all your abilities so you can play different class roles. If you’re not interested in playing multiple roles, a class that focuses the one thing you want to do may suit you better.

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Neverwinter transfer ZEN reward

News: Perfect World Entertainment really, really hope you can spend in the game. Now, you get rid of shock, revelation, here’s some news for you: You can get an extra incentive to do so, at least in “Neverwinter.

From today to September 23 players who purchase ZEN (premium perfect world currency), and then transferred to the Neverwinter can receive rewards based on how much was spent. If you locked in 500 ZEN, sent to all of your characters, you will get a sun mask. Flowers 3000 ZEN, you will get a wolf mask and Fey mount. If the transfer 6000 ZEN, you will get all of the above and the Quickling companions.Here to supply buy FFXIV Gil

Rewards in the game will be Sept. 27.

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