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46  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 31, 2014, 09:20:46 AM
Fifth or sixth Ultima HM win last night. He starts to cast Ultima, and starts counting down.... we beat him after the log says '1'.  Never seen it that close.

In the win before that (10 minutes prior), I die to an unlucky run-in with Ifrit. Literally. Someone raises me, but despite plenty of time, I don't get healed before tank purge and.... well. Despite all that, I still got the Ultima striking ring at the end. ;)
47  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 30, 2014, 09:15:32 AM
No, I know the two attacks. Most of the time I panic when she doesn't show up in the middle and take a while to find where on the edge she is, but there has been at least two occasions where I have been just about 90 degrees from where she is and still gotten hit by it.

Yeah, I've gotten hit by it when trying to dodge it way early. Many times. That's a weird one. I could be 90 degrees off, like you, and I still eat the stupid charge. I've had some pretty bad lag before, but even Titan and Ifrit don't do that to me.
48  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 08:15:23 PM
Sorry, I meant primal accessories for DRG. I actually haven't looked at WAR BiS yet, I'm still leveling. As I accumulate more tank gear (and do more primals/coil) I'll check it out.

Not sure what I want to level next. We have so many healers... maybe black mage. It's the only ranged DPS that interests me...
49  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 03:45:53 PM
The primal EX weapon idea occurred to me as well, since the only reason I'd take the Holy Lance is for vanity. Unless the Allagan spear drops, the Gae Bolg Zenith is BiS, and it'd make more sense for me to get the axe. (And, that would work out nicely since i really like the WAR myth chestpiece.)

I get the allure of shiny things. See: Gae Bolg Zenith. ;)

Of course, that's if my primal EX progress ever picks up. Other than giving Garuda a shot after Coil earlier this week, I haven't been trying much with 'emp. Many distractions, like actually leveling war. :) I gotta get back to those since I want accessory drops from all of them.
50  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 02:43:31 PM
People are funny when it comes to Pharos. Yes, it's hard, but it's not insane. In my last PUG group, the bard wanted to abandon duty after we beat the first boss, and this was without anyone dying at all before that point. They asked 'DPS too slow?' but they weren't too well geared and at one point during the boss I (melee) was stuck on the opposite side of his giant AoE - too far for even a gap closer. Anyway, the tank said we'll be fine, we dismissed the vote and kept going. Bard eventually DCed and we got a new one, cleared the dungeon just fine.

Funny enough, did another Pharos run with some people in my LS and we had all sorts of trouble with Siren....

I actually find Haukke easy now, but I've run it several times via roulette. I almost never get WP or AK anymore.
51  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 01:45:29 PM
D, when you geared up WAR did you spend myth on relic Zenith first, or the chestpiece?
52  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 28, 2014, 11:02:03 AM
I will second all of what Taelus said about Solaris. They're very dedicated players, but you can be into endgame and helpful/welcoming to others at the same time. They helped us and showed us a lot, from the last few story dungens, relic quest stuff (especially since we didn't have enough for a full party to begin with) and most recently, coil.

Steb.... we will do coil. And we'll get you a coat better than that CT one. ;)
53  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 28, 2014, 09:18:31 AM
I have fallen off a landslide when on the opposite side of Titan. I don't know if that's epic lag or what, but there's many times I think I'm out of something, even way out, and I still get hit.

Back to coil, I wonder how much they'll need to nerf it for it to be even doable via duty finder. I guess for passing Allagan rot you can always mark players in order, it just feels like you need a lot of communication in coil that text chat can't really provide. Also Twintania is frightening.

I loled at the extreme primals image.
54  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 26, 2014, 08:25:23 PM
This is why I'm worried about tanking with pugs: I don't want to be one of those terrible ones that has no idea they're fucking up that bad. I have WAR at 35 as I type this, and it's been a lot of fun to play. I haven't tanked yet via roulette, since I've been doing a lot of dungeons for an FC member who's still playing through story, but I'd like to for all that bonus EXP. It's always for tanks.

(And as a bonus, I have a nice bunch of gear so far for when WAR hits 50.)

The way I see it, tank LB exists as a totally valid utility and when are you going to use it otherwise? I've literally never seen a tank LB before beating Ultima. Can't comment on T2 enrage strat, I've never seen it. Though apparently I'm supposed to prefer it since that turn is really rough on melee.

So excited for Leviathan. =P
55  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 26, 2014, 04:34:29 AM
What do people do if not the tank LB method? Sacrifice a player to blow up the last set of bombs solo?

We actually wondered that for a while, then Chursen discovered, in a PUG, that the damage is just like Twintania's fireball. The damage is split based on how many people are in range when it goes off. If 4-5 people move as a unit to detonate the orbs, they take minimal damage. When we did this we did not have to waste the LB on the tank shield.

Yeah.. I knew the first part, we actually did Ultima with Chursen a few times tonight and we still used the tank LB method.  We were a little too early one time, but survived. I guess the LB is to make sure everyone was alive enough to DPS his/the Magitek bits' ass down before he could cast Ultima?

It's such a neat fight, music and everything. A good one for dodging practice, even when internet and being on a PS3 don't cooperate so well...

I do hope that Coil isn't too easy after the patch, hopefully they just do the Echo thing and that's it. I also wish they wouldn't nerf Pharos Sirius (even if I had trouble fighting Siren earlier), rather make the dungeon drop better gear. =P
56  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 25, 2014, 04:02:45 PM
Beat Ultima after not even giving it a shot for two weeks. Second part with the magitek bits (being on the outside) and airships droppping always threw me for some reason and where people kept dying. Went better once we bunched up in the middle, lol. What do people do if not the tank LB method? Sacrifice a player to blow up the last set of bombs solo?

I kind of want to do it again and hope the striking ring drops.

I would say (not being a member of, but playing with them often) that Solaris is a serious group, but friendly and super helpful at the same time, and it's pretty much what Chronix said. They're not the 'lrn2play nub' sort. It's highly likely that if I wasn't in another (smaller/pretty private/mostly friends) FC, I'd be with Solaris.
57  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 23, 2014, 11:11:07 AM
I accepted all those leves, I just haven't done them yet. I'll probably do them in between FATEs and CT runs. My FC loves them some CT.
58  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 22, 2014, 09:38:13 PM
Mostly, I hear 'WotL' or 'plumes.' Never ever heard 'pools,' and 'plumes' makes me think of Ifrit's plumes more than anything...

WAR unlocked, at 31. Costa del Sol FATEs are fun.
59  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 18, 2014, 01:11:52 PM
You haven't found the SHARKNADO fate yet I see.
60  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:21 PM
Having done quite a bit of Titan HM recently (but never EM), I found that Weight of the Land in the first phase is easy to dodge as melee, as when I'm close to Titan it rarely comes up right around where the tank has him near-ish the edge. During the heart phase, I found it better to ignore the gaol, and during the post-heart, sticking to the outside edges helped in avoiding WotL.

Been leveling marauder more. I have um a lot of level 50 gear + Garuda's Scream for when I get a WAR there.

Also Crystal Tower bingo. https://24.media.tumblr.com/0b1d90c14a31c6f11e73ce9685d8a154/tumblr_mzfyg9C6yj1rq9338o1_1280.png
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