Comments for Nomadic Gamers, eh! Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:49:07 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Parasol! by pkudude99 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:49:07 +0000 Gratz on all the levels!

Now just wait until you hit 80 and are farming scrips…lol.

Bu the Facet gear for crafting and the Neo-Ishgardian gear for your battle classes are lovely.

Comment on So many cut scenes, so little time by pkudude99 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:43:29 +0000 I’m with you on the “like but don’t love” on Red Mage. I finished Black Mage to 80 this past weekend, and I’m in the “like but don’t love” camp on it also. I loved it back when ARR was it and 50 was the cap, but the changes to how it plays after that… I didn’t like them then. They’ve been mitigated somewhat since then, but I still just don’t really care for it. On the other hand, with the 5.0 changes it’s actually returned to a pretty simple rotation, so it’s got that going for it….

In ARR, I felt that Summoner was boring, but then in Heavensward it became a joy. I felt that it stayed awesome in Stormblood, but now the 5.0 changes with Shadowbringers turned it in to a different class, so yet again…. like but don’t love.

Oddly, I’m loving Bard now, where I’ve never really cared for it before. Go figure, right?

FWIW, tanking really isn’t a big deal in any “light party” (4-person) dungeon. Raids and trials need advanced tanking like swaps and off-tanking and whatnot, but in a dungeon…. rotate your cooldowns during trash pulls, and on bosses make sure the melees have a flank and a rear to use their positionals on, then just hit cooldowns on the tankbusters. I find tanking normal dungeons in this game to be one of the most chill experiences in any MMO I’ve played. Oddly easier than even doing dps. I saved the 4 tank classes to be the last that I level so that I’m “saving the best for last” as it were. Perhaps a nice FC group that will let you take it slow until you get a feel for it on the Warrior?

Good on ya for all the crafting too — it’s a rabbit hole to get sucked into, but it’s quite fulfilling, IMO.

Comment on FFXIV Goals by pkudude99 Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:16:16 +0000 Completely agree that you should do the MSQ at least once. It’s pretty easy to get way ahead of it anymore, as you have noted, but it eventually slows down and starts to catch up to you. My Viera character that I started relatively recently has done no side quests at all — only MSQ and unlocks — and is level 71 and now has the MSQ up to level 64.

Once you get past level 50 the “MSQ Roulette” opens up. It’s random which of the 2 level 50 MSQ dungeons that it gives you. There are cutscenes inside the dungeons that make the 1st one take about 35 minutes, and the 2nd one takes about 45 minutes. But they give about 1/3rd and 1/2 of a level respectively, plus a TON of the “Poetics” tomestones (500 per run normally, 600 if someone new is along) which are very useful up through level 70, so if you’ve got the block of time, then it’s very worth running that roulette daily.

Housing is very expensive, but money isn’t too hard to get. I won’t say it pours in, but at 80 I seem to get about 200K gill per day just from the roulettes and hunt bills that I do each day. Something to keep in mind is that you really don’t need to buy gear, so you can save your gil by not doing that. There are a ton of MSQ quests at level 50 that will give you gear for the level 51-60 quests, plus the MSQ throughout Heavensward will give gear too. This pattern repeats in Stormblood and Shadowbringers also.

After level 60 the leveling dungeons are designed to give a ton of gear — there are several chests throughout each dungeon that give gear in addition to the boss fights, plus when you complete the dungeon you are guaranteed a piece for your job that you don’t already have. Dungeons give enough xp that if you just chain run them you’ll get the 2 levels that they give gear for before you’ve completed a full set too, so… it’s really not necessary to buy gear at all. Save that gil for your house!

Yeah, the gathering jobs are pretty mindless. In the higher levels you can get “scrip” to buy gear that will suffice for anything that you need, but getting to 50 to be able to do that is a bit of a grind. By level 70 though, the xp per node is quite high — I got from level 70 to 80 in about 5 hours without doing leve quests, so… yeah, it oddly gets faster as you level up. Go figure, right?

Comment on More FFXIV by pkudude99 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:03:54 +0000 And I forgot to say — The Golden Saucer is fluff, pure fluff, and nothing but fluff. It’s all it’s ever been and all it ever will be. That said, the cosmetic rewards you can get there can be quite lovely, but it can also be a grind if you go at it hard.

Comment on More FFXIV by pkudude99 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:02:00 +0000 My 1st time in FFXIV didn’t “stick” either — I didn’t make it out of my free month, though I ended up subbing and trying again less than a month later. Then it hooked me and I played most days up in to the Stormblood expansion until I got “everything to 70.” I did “maintenance mode” for a couple of months then took a break until Shadowbringers released. And now I’m back with a vengeance :D

I recently started a new Viera and got it to level 71 in just a few weeks, so XP does seem to be a lot faster now — and that wasn’t even on a preferred server, so your new character wit hthe extra boosts… it’s gotta be even faster for you.