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So they did a callback campaign and I redeemed it for 7 free days of subscription. Decided I'd come back and at least run through the MSQ stuff that I've missed. I quit playing before the first major content patch came out after stormblood release. Farmed the crap out of Susano and Lakshmi trying to get a mount, but only saw a couple and never won. Actually I guess I did play one content patch, because Omega wasn't out at release, and I farmed the crap out of 1-4 of that (not savage).

How much content do I have to look forward to?
 

Pyros

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4.1 and 4.2 stuff, which has like new relic area, bunch of dungeons, a new raid wing, a new 24man and some side story stuff, I think there's a new Manderville episode. 4.3 is coming soonish I think, end of the month or so, so you'd have that too if you resub and play that. Omega was part of 4.0, it was released like 4weeks after launch or whatever to give people time to level but it was still in the same patch cycle.
 
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Manderville is in the 4.x5 patches. The world race for The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) AKA Ultima Weapon just ended.

The SB patches go like this:
Odd: New primal with two fight difficulties + New 24-man + New Ultimate (one super-hardcore fight)
Even: New primal with two fight difficulties + New 8-man raid tier with story mode and Savage (upper midcore to lower-hardcore) difficulties

So as of right now in 4.3, we have two 24-man raids, two tiers of Omega, and 5 primals (Susano, Lakshmi, and one for each of the major patches.)

How many of y'all are still playing? :)
 
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Manderville is in the 4.x5 patches. The world race for The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) AKA Ultima Weapon just ended.

The SB patches go like this:
Odd: New primal with two fight difficulties + New 24-man + New Ultimate (one super-hardcore fight)
Even: New primal with two fight difficulties + New 8-man raid tier with story mode and Savage (upper midcore to lower-hardcore) difficulties

So as of right now in 4.3, we have two 24-man raids, two tiers of Omega, and 5 primals (Susano, Lakshmi, and one for each of the major patches.)

How many of y'all are still playing? :)
On and off. Odd patches are major snooze fests, also Eureka is tragically awful and they're spending a lot of dev time on it that could be spent on other things.
 

Malakriss

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I stopped in 4.1 once Eureka and the relic was delayed, will wait until later in the expansion once content actually builds up rather than tread water on the tomestone recycles.
 

Needless

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i resubbed a few days ago, feelsbadman i forgot how much shit you have to catch up on. I'm gated behind some hard mode titan fight because the queue takes forever lol
 

yamikazo

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How many of y'all are still playing? :)
I'm subbed, though not exactly sure why. I clear the raids each Tuesday but haven't bothered to even try to tomestone cap. Haven't done the new trial because why bother.

i resubbed a few days ago, feelsbadman i forgot how much shit you have to catch up on. I'm gated behind some hard mode titan fight because the queue takes forever lol
Oof, that level 50 grind is insane. What server/data center are you on? I'm happy to help out and stomp through stuff with you. Tank queue makes all that stuff instant.
 

Needless

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It's weird though because it's like.. 3.4 content? haha pre-stormblood randomly has a quest to do hardmode titan

I'm on behemoth though
 

gshurik

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It's weird though because it's like.. 3.4 content? haha pre-stormblood randomly has a quest to do hardmode titan

I'm on behemoth though
It's because HM Titan was something a lot of newer players didn't get to finish because it was harder than Ifrit and Garuda by several levels. This way it gives it a healthy search rate in the trial roulette.
 

Cybsled

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I tried Eureka for the first time the other day. Fuck that EQ1/FFXI style grind mechanic (ie, solo killing means you almost die and you get like 1/200th of a XP bar at level 1). I killed 2 NPCs and left that shithole. Maybe I'll go back when they nerf the hell out of it.
 

yamikazo

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I tried Eureka for the first time the other day. Fuck that EQ1/FFXI style grind mechanic (ie, solo killing means you almost die and you get like 1/200th of a XP bar at level 1). I killed 2 NPCs and left that shithole. Maybe I'll go back when they nerf the hell out of it.
Eureka has its flaws. It'll be interesting to see what they do with the Pagos. I loved it when it came out but it was possible to create a group of 8 people back then. Within a few days the NM Train became prevalent and while efficient, it wasn't fun gameplay. Longtime players say "the grind" for the relic has never been easier. We shall see.

It's weird though because it's like.. 3.4 content? haha pre-stormblood randomly has a quest to do hardmode titan

I'm on behemoth though
Fuck these data center shenanigans. Of course Behemoth is on Primal. Why is the NA community still split in half like this? JP and EU aren't. Square please resolve.
 

Folanlron

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Me and some friends been trying Ultimate Weapon ... got him woke up and was leveled at the same time... ... that's gonna take awhile..
 
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I tried Eureka for the first time the other day. Fuck that EQ1/FFXI style grind mechanic (ie, solo killing means you almost die and you get like 1/200th of a XP bar at level 1). I killed 2 NPCs and left that shithole. Maybe I'll go back when they nerf the hell out of it.
It strikes me as something that could be fun buzzed with a group of friends. But yeah, it's totally banal when solo, and I'm avoiding it.

It's weird though because it's like.. 3.4 content? haha pre-stormblood randomly has a quest to do hardmode titan

I'm on behemoth though
I'm on the Primal DC! Let me know if you need help; I can always heal!
 

Cybsled

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Fuck these data center shenanigans. Of course Behemoth is on Primal. Why is the NA community still split in half like this? JP and EU aren't. Square please resolve.
I thought I read that NA had the largest number of players, so it may be due to that.
 

yamikazo

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I thought I read that NA had the largest number of players, so it may be due to that.
As per XIVCensus - Player statistics for FFXIV

AMERICA
ALL CHARACTERS
5,969,797
ACTIVE CHARACTERS*
241,526

JAPAN
ALL CHARACTERS
2,835,914
ACTIVE CHARACTERS*
213,814

Same number of active characters between NA and JP. Merge the damn data centers.
 

Avatar of Nyx

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I tried Eureka for the first time the other day. Fuck that EQ1/FFXI style grind mechanic (ie, solo killing means you almost die and you get like 1/200th of a XP bar at level 1). I killed 2 NPCs and left that shithole. Maybe I'll go back when they nerf the hell out of it.
At lower levels you want to focus on only completing the challenge log. Granted that's still a decent bit of grinding, 180 easy to access mobs with another 80 dependent on time of day or weather conditions. For your log, only kill stuff lower level than you, you can kill stuff up to 2 levels lower and still get challenge log credit. The nighttime/weather sprites have to be equal level to you and will wreck you solo, skip these or find people in the zone to group with.

Completing your challenge log will get you a quick bunch of levels early on. Once you make it to level 7 or 8 start joining the Nightmare Mob train (aka Fate grind). A herd of people travel around the zone killing trigger mobs to spawn fates that reward exp, protean crystals to upgrade your gear, and mendacity tomes. Once you're able to join the train, Eurkea becomes a bit more tolerable.

Refer to this map to find stuff your level: https://puu.sh/zKmY8/02bf0687b2.png
 

Cybsled

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Thanks...I'll have to look into that if I get super bored lol

Side note, looks like they are adding Cloud's motorcycle as a mount for attendees of their Fanfest in Vegas, but they will make it buyable off the store during the event for people who can't attend

 

bytes

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Yeah Eureka is absolute ass. I poopsocked it and finished it in roughly under a week but man was it boring and tedious.

As for old primal fights blocking progress, it's worth a shot to just open a group in party finder and beg for somebody to come do it for you. A level 70 can just walk over these fights no problem and there's plenty of bored people out there.
 

Fyff

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Yeah, I went back and soloed all the old primals on my warrior to see if I could do it. Ifrit was the hardest solo but all of them are doable for high levels with ease. That was at the start of the expansion so I am sure now that shit is easy.