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Balancing is Half the Battle (11/19/2010)

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One area of focus for the November 24 version update is battle balancing. Among the many adjustments being made are changes to the accuracy of physical and magic attacks, enmity rates, actions for all classes, and reductions to the amount of skill points needed to rank up, and more.

Character Progression
Accuracy

The accuracy rates for actions in general, both physical and magic, have been increased, making it easier for players to land attacks. This will, subsequently, result in more skill points.

Skill Points in Parties

The amount of skill points earned in battle is now determined by the enemy being encountered, rather than by the number or type of actions performed. As a result, players will no longer receive several skill points awards throughout the duration of combat. Instead, there will be only one lump sum of skill points awarded after an enemy is defeated.

The above changes will serve to increase the tempo of battle, and also allow players to obtain more skill points than was previously possible. To further facilitate the process of ranking up, the amount of skill points required to attain ranks 11 through 31 has been reduced. The reductions are most significant for the rank range of 11 through 20, as we would like to enable players the ability to engage in more goal-oriented content, such as the hunting of notorious monsters, at an earlier stage of play. Further information regarding these changes will be released in the version update details Topics post of November 24.



Balancing Adjustments to Actions

In order to improve the uniqueness and flavor of each class in party battle, we have made a number of adjustments to the effects, durations, execution costs, and enmity generation rates of a number of actions. Below is a sampling of these changes.

Pugilist
Featherfoot
Active duration increased from 15 to 30 seconds.
Evasion rate increased.

Gladiator
Luminous Spire
MP cost reduced from 20 to 10.

Marauder
Foresight
Stamina cost reduced from 5 to 3.5.
Active duration increased from 15 to 30 seconds.
Parry rate increased.
Bloodbath
Stamina cost reduced from 6 to 3.5.

Archer
Trifurcate
MP cost reduced from 30 to 15.

Lancer
Speed Surge, Life Surge
Active duration increased from 120 to 180 seconds.

Conjurer
Cure, Cure II, Cure III
Enmity generation adjusted.

Thaumaturge
Scourge

Amount of damage dealt increased.
Sacrifice, Sacrifice II, Sacrifice III
Enmity generation adjusted.
Amount of HP healed increased.
Alliteratively Announcing Additional Adjustments and Alterations (11/22/2010)
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bah i forgot about the update lol. now ill have to download it today after work. any difference?
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bah i forgot about the update lol. now ill have to download it today after work. any difference?
It won't be available until tomorrow, silly...
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lol, totally missed that. Looks like ill be playing from tomorow to sunday haha. hopfully get some classes to 20 and start a craft. I needs new gearz
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Hello Everyone,

I have been playing since Monday or so (Nov 22nd), and althought I am progressing at a good rate I am stuck with a few "newbie questions". If anyone would like to take the time to fill me in, that would be great.

#1
I am on a personnal quest to get the items I need for every job in the game. So far, I only managed to get the ones for Carpentry, Conjurer, and Gladiator (started with it). Anyone would be so kind as to guide me where I can purchase the basic items ? (i'm in Gr...someting town, the forest one).

#2
I followed the main quest until I spoke with the elvean chick at the adventurer's guild. She pointed me towards the first camp, I read the 'helpfiles' there and it was pretty usefull, but I don't know what to do next. Based on what I have been reading on this forum, it seems I must "talk to the crystal' and get a levequest. Is that what I need to do to progress ?

#3
I was Gladiator for a while, and never found a shield. Is there a vendor one I can purchase, and if so, where... or is that craftable only ?

#4
Without an AH, I am at a loss about economy; this is so like Ultima Online (retarded, lol). I see a lot of people selling stuff at 25k or more; and yet killing marmot like crazy I can maybe pull 5k/hour now. Is there some way for me to earn more money, and how... if you guys dont mind sharing the secret.

#5
Still torn about that as I have invested nearly 5 days time in levelling already; but going to get worse as I get higher so...

5a- Is there still people from this forum playing the game right now ?

5b- Would it be OK if I would join the guild ? (assuming there's still room)

5c- However everyone complaining about how crowded Lindblum is... so before comitting to a new server ( I am on Bodhum), is there any plan to move the guild on a less crowded one ?

5d- I mostly keep to myself, but I like having a nice guild to fallback onto and I dont mind helping out from time to time when my schedule permits it ( I play mostly from noon-2pm on week days, or all-afternoon/evening on sunday; EST zone). I do plan on getting craft skills leveled, as I find it seems quicker to just do your own stuff. But i'll see as I get higher. Most likely if we have a "master crafter" in the guild it's easier having him/her do the work, if only supplying that person the materials.

Btw, thanks to everyone on Overclock for this thread, some Highly instructive post on how to optimise the game (turning on hardware mouse in config, AA set to 2x, Occlusion to OFF), i'll be trying that. And If I make a character on the "Guild Server", i'll be sure to drop a line so you could invite me. I am most likely to be known as the same character-name as my Bodhum one.

This forum is great; be seeing you around
-- Francois424
Edited by Francois424 - 11/25/10 at 7:46pm
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I am on a personnal quest to get the items I need for every job in the game. So far, I only managed to get the ones for Carpentry, Conjurer, and Gladiator (started with it). Anyone would be so kind as to guide me where I can purchase the basic items ? (i'm in Gr...someting town, the forest one).
You're in the town of Gridania. To find the starting weapons/tools for each class, look up their information by using either Yellow Gremlin XIV or Eorzeapedia - FFXIV Wiki and look up the individual classes.

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Correct, so use your map. Go south outside of the city, until you reach Black Shroud; from there, head south to get to Camp Bentbranch. It's straight-forward.

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I was Gladiator for a while, and never found a shield. Is there a vendor one I can purchase, and if so, where... or is that craftable only ?
No shield is sold by an NPC.

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Without an AH, I am at a loss about economy; this is so like Ultima Online (retarded, lol). I see a lot of people selling stuff at 25k or more; and yet killing marmot like crazy I can maybe pull 5k/hour now. Is there some way for me to earn more money, and how... if you guys dont mind sharing the secret.
Guildleves are the money-maker.

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Still torn about that as I have invested nearly 5 days time in levelling already; but going to get worse as I get higher so...

5a- Is there still people from this forum playing the game right now ?
I am on Cornelia; I don't know about anyone else on the forum except one (and he plays on the same server).

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5b- Would it be OK if I would join the guild ? (assuming there's still room)
I don't know about this forum's official linkshell, but having gone through a restructuring process recently, I will only accept active participants. Anyone that becomes inactive for thirty days, will be kicked soon as they come back on with a few noteworthy exceptions.
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Yea, i sorta wish i pickd a different server. I went to Lindblum cause of OCN plus and old friend was playing there. But i havent seen anyone from OCN or my buddy lol but not ready to start all over again either not that i have done much anyways lol
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Yea, i sorta wish i pickd a different server. I went to Lindblum cause of OCN plus and old friend was playing there. But i havent seen anyone from OCN or my buddy lol but not ready to start all over again either not that i have done much anyways lol
All I'll say is this is THE time to start over.
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Ok thanks for the imput guys... I guess I'll stick to Bodhum for now.
My schedule isn't prime for playing with many people anyways.

Thanks for the info and the links Edarx9000.
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Ok thanks for the imput guys... I guess I'll stick to Bodhum for now.
My schedule isn't prime for playing with many people anyways.

Thanks for the info and the links Edarx9000.
-- François
Not a problem. Good luck.
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