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Archive for October 2010

/linkshell [/l]
to speak to you linkshell (guild)

/shout [/sh]
to shout

/tell [/t]
to whisper one person

to speak to your party

to say it out loud

How to set what your default chat is. Usually a good idea to set this to linkshell

/chatmode say
/chatmode shout
/chatmode linkshell

A. The colored, glowing graphics provides players with a large hint toward a successful synthesis.

When the glow is white, the synthesis is at its most stable, and the chances of success are high.
When the glow takes on a color, however, the chances of success are low.

The developers have recommended

Players seeking simple completion of their synthesis rather than high-quality results should attempt to use the Wait command when the indicator is colored to restore the stability of the synthesis before finishing it.

See more crafting tips

You can take a screenshot by pressing Scroll Lock + Print Screen.
It also takes away the hud.

There are also some FFXIV pictures on TTHammer you can look at.

The command to look at yourself

What are those stars beside regional leve’s??
A. It matters for the completion bonus

Q. How do I increase the number of ☆ marks?
A. Either of the following two methods may be used to increase the number of ☆ marks.
Exchange for a regional leve with a different issuing authority (☆ +1)Exchange for a regional leve with a different motif (☆ +1)
Increasing the number of ☆ marks related to a leve’s reward in no way influences its degree of difficulty, nor impacts it in any other adverse way.

Q. What should I do if I want to place a completion bonus on a regional leve?
A. When exchanging regional leves, a completion bonus will be attached should the number of ☆ marks be more than one. The bonus will be greater the larger the number of ☆ marks, up to a maximum of eight.

How do I determine an enemy’s strength?
A. Moving the target cursor to an enemy will not only display its name, but a colored icon that represents the target’s relative strength.

Red :Very tough
(there are several shades of red, the darker the red, the tougher the opponent)
Orange : Tough
Yellow : Even match
Green : Decent challenge
Blue : Easy prey

If the player is in a party, the icon will adjust to the strength of the party. The same is true if the target is in a party.

1. You swap job by swapping weapon. Each job levels differently. Cap is 50. Crafting/Gathering jobs have a primary and secondary item. Buy both.

2. You can autorun by pressing R while already running
. Press tab in chat to open the set phrases dictonary
. Press – to open your menu

3. Levequests reset every 36 hours not every 24 hours. 8 Regional leves and 8 local leve’s. Same time of day for everyone. You take levequests in the first room your in. You start the combat ones when you are in the area it sends you too. Check your map for an area outside the city for your first combat levequest.

4. Everyone can teleport and return from the menu you get by pressing –
Dont waste those as they recharge slowly. You do not need to have gone to a place, if someone in your party has and is teleporting there. You get back 6 a day. The cost is going down in the next update.

5. That guy in the adventurers place gives all the early primary quests. Keep checking back with him. Do these quests because they give good money as well as the main story.

6. How to make a party. Choose “Party” from your main menu, then choose “Recruit”. Looking for a Party? Choose “Party” from your main menu, then choose “Search”.

7. How to speak to those in your linkshell? Enable the linkshell from the linkshell area of your menu. Type /linkshell what you want to say. Your own linkshell is given to you for free in the adventurers guild room when you speak to a npc.  Speak to everyone as quests do not show up.

8. Do I need a recipe to make something? No. However you should write down your recipes as you earn them in case you learn something thats not documented.

9. Where can I buy items? Target any player with a bag beside their name. Go into your – menu. Press browse. Also you can go to the market wards in the city. You dont need to be a certain level to use armor or weapons. However stick one around your level or repairs will be very expensive.

10. I’m tired of having to reset my skills. Check out these class macros. Edit them as you need to.


Some extras
How to craft.
Once you equip the tool in your main hand, you have the option in your menu to “Synthesize” You click on this, and you usually kneel down. You can then click on boxes which open to your inventory and it will let you select items to place in the boxes. Next click on Main Hand to start. Your goal is then to get the progress to 100% before the durability hits 0 via Standard, Rapid, and Bold Synthesis. Until you know how things works and do a little theory research, stick with Standard. For practice with free shards and items, it’s recommended to do some “Local Levequests” from the adventurers guild.

Crafting leve’s, I need to find someone for the materials?
Yes. With crafting leve’s most of the time you will have to go and pick up the materials required. Go to your Journal (in the – menu), drop down the menu and select Local Leve’s find the leve you are doing and then find out what NPC will give you the item within the quest text.

Once you have gone to pick the items up, they will NOT show up in your inventory. However, if you start to synthesis just select the top option “Requested Materials” and then select the leve you are doing. The materials will be put into the correct boxes. Just craft away after that until you complete all the required materials.

Is there a bank?
No. You will need to use a retainer. You will get one for free once you reach a certain point in the primary quests. You reach this point very quickly.
To summon the retainer you need to use a bell. There is usually a bell in the crafting area of cities.

Also read
Eorzeapedia’s FFXIV Frequently Asked Questions
Mithra Princess starting out in FFXIV guide

Those are words being translated for everyone to be able to read.

Press space to open your chat, then press tab. You will see a menu appear. That lets you use prepared sentences and words in a format anyone can read. So no need for others to google your words.

This is needed if you want to try to sell and item, get a teleport or repair

Some leve pictures have a silver plated border instead of bronze, like the dodo one in ul’dah. Those are considerably harder than the normal bronze ones.

Stick to the bronze ones at first and make sure that you are in the correct job level range.

For the totally lost. Here are some places to get help answering those questions

Read Eorzeapedia for advise from other players. beyondvanadiel is also very helpful. FFXIV core is maybe the best forum out there.

I can not stress enough how helpful these forums are for getting help, direction and locating other players!

You can search for items on Zam.

With the lodestone you can check yourself up and check other players.

Also join a linkshell and talk to all the other players you meet.

Am I the only one that’s finding the difficulty is rather addictive? The challenge of trying to figure out what to do and how to do it is rather good at the moment.

W2b shield though.


Playing this week

  • Guild Wars
  • Disgaia 3