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1411  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2014, 11:18:50 PM
That's another fear. Everytime I visit the doctor, I get told something bad. Tired of bad news, so I just assume no news is as likely to suck as being told I'm dying from a hole in my abdomen. Terrible line of thinking but eh, I'm not exactly slowing down in my old age...if anything I've never been more fit. One upside is there's no pain from the cold. It's more like when you're about to get sick and all of a sudden you just feel frigid.


The more I dwell on it, the more I think my asshole landlord is just fucking turning the heat off or my bedroom is just polar climate-ready. That other part about the body fat% going down is another slight possibilty. I just don't see it well myself.
1412  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 11:08:18 PM
Hathen, less yappin and more making mah astral ring.
1413  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 08:33:46 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...
Yeah....those are pretty awesome.
1414  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
Been concerned with being rather cold pretty frequently this winter. Normally I don't feel it so bad and I usually just sit around in shorts and a t shirt during the winter, but lately I gotta keep a pair of socks on cuz my feet become ice cubes. Granted, we've spent nearly 3 weeks below 32 degrees with the exception of like 2 days, and I've lost a good bit of weight which also may be affecting my tolerance ( I've never felt cold in my upper body til lately), but seeing as my dad's diabetic and his family was prone to it (his father and grand father both were iirc), wondering if I'm developing it myself. Story of my life, My mom dies of lung cancer a year and a half after quitting smoking, I finally built up nerve to tell a girl I was into her only to find out her and my sister developed bad blood, I buy a 10 dollar lottery scratch off seconds after the guy who just bought the same one wins 5,000 dollars....always a shitty result when I finally do something. I should just not do stuff ever so I don't get kicked in the groin for it.
1415  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 05:52:44 PM
Yeah, I went gae bolg too. My drg is now i85, attack power of 498 (schweet). Gonna make you sad face real quick, the BiS stuff for war has none of the primal accessories in slot. Really sad too, given I've skipped the allagan ring a couple times in lieu of the vortex ring (which, as of last night, I've lost to EVERY other tank, and I was MT in each scenario, 4 drops now). My war is now i88, however, which is BALLIN. My advice, if you know in advance that you'll be offtanking in something like an hm primal, garuda ex, ultima normal, or even twintania, you'd be better focusing on having the boosted crit and determination over the extra parry, so get pretty much everything as you can so as you have options. Saddest part of it all is come 2.2, everything's probably gonna be outclassed quickly.

If you have some free time to do so, you'd benefit greatly from making a few crafted accessories with materia added. You'll lose a touch of vitality, but benefit from boosted parry rate AND strength, and if you wanted more crit and determination.

Gonna start leveling paladin next week. Hopefully I can work up the coinage for curtana +1 and forego the holy shield for now since I aquired an allagan shield last week. Already have all darklight and a bunch of allagan shit so it should be easy to have ready for combat use as soon as I hit 50. Just need to find motivation to get cnj/whm to 36 I think for stoneskin.
1416  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 29, 2014, 02:50:28 PM
D, when you geared up WAR did you spend myth on relic Zenith first, or the chestpiece?
I went Bravura +1 simply for hate purposes, but either one is a good choice. Honestly, the Dual Haken is being argued as your best option for a weapon simply because of dat accuracy (just got mine yesterday), so bear that in mind if you're working on the primal ex weapon too. I argued with a few of my buddies about my build because I put less into parry and more into crit, mostly cuz I now enjoy offtanking more, but ideally you want just enough accuracy to break the cap on twintania which is like ROUGHLY 480 (argued by people, so I may be off) then work parry up.

Also, glowy axe was definitely priority for me back in the beginning...cuz, you know....glowy.
1417  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 28, 2014, 02:25:54 PM
Elitists snub people who aren't good at what they do. Hardcore players are elitists who in fact may be decent human beings. I'd consider myself pretty hardcore, having 3 jobs all geared above i75 and having beaten all of the content except twintania now. I'd say a hardcore FFXIV player is a player who plays at least 4 days a week, and focuses on multiple jobs being advanced to i90.

Datastorm....really? Should just unwind that knot in your rectum and play the new game.
1418  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 28, 2014, 03:00:10 AM
@Tenchi

If SE wanted to, the enrage could be a deathmove. Plenty of bosses have it, and it does its job perfectly. If SE has the boss set this way, I don't see why it should be considered unfair to use. I find it more unfair that a mechanic that's almost entirely based on having people with perfect internet connections in order to safely handle it is expected to be acceptable. They give no access to voice chat, we have to use our own versions, and no real ability to properly sync maneuvers well in group without, nor enough time to adjust to it with a lack of immediate communication. What I find is more unreasonable is how you can have a mechanic that is completely unrecoverable from. Same deal with being kicked off titan's platform, one of your tanks dying during garuda's tornado/adds phases in extreme, losing a tank in turn 4...I mean it's unfair to have such mechanics where you can't recover at all. So yeah, the enrage method....it's pretty obvious that it's not meant to outright kill you, otherwise it would.


In other news, fucking epic lag tonight fighting titan ex. I ran behind him for a tank swap, and he landslided after I got into tanking position and started comboing. Mid butcher's block,I find myself flying out of the ring and my party asking how I managed to teleport to the front and fly through the arena and out. Good stuff SE.
1419  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 27, 2014, 06:37:52 AM
You forgot the part about us being fucking amazing.
1420  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 26, 2014, 09:19:03 PM
Melee in turn 2 make for a very difficult allagan rot rotation. Couple that with the lovely lag issues making rot detonate early and the turn 2 strat is far more viable and with less bullshit fuck ups. Plus, 3 healers makes it incredibly safe whereas 5 dps make it much faster.

The thing about the tank LB is that the buff is really short, usually only lasting long enough for 2 attacks. In most situations, to use the tank LB is just delaying the inevitable wipe you think you might be preventing. Plus, more often than not, tanks regular cooldowns are as good as the LB anyway and last way longer. A good melee dps LB will usually drop a boss' health by something like 10-15% at level 2, which speeds up a fight way better. The healer LB is another incredibly situational one just because it usually gets the healer using it killed and leaves most of the people who revived dying again due to terrible positioning (garuda tornados, anyone). Dps lbs are the most useful because if something's dead, it can't kill you.

As for bad tanking,alot of the problem now comes from dfr players who are significantly overgeared getting into runs with newb tanks who haven't gotten into the habif of getting hate over doing damage. Tanks are not DD, same as healers are not DD, they need to focus their roles and not get in over their heads. Only time I'd lose hate is when jackass archers and bards went AoE crazy with raging strikes AND blood for blood up,in which case it's deserved. Kyuusei, if you wanna be an impressive war, open up on groups with berserk and overpower spam til berserk wears off or you're under 400 tp, then flash til pacification wears off, and stick to comboing each target while flashing when MP is available. Don't just attack the main enemy, switch constantly. Should be Butcher's Blocking the main enemy and hitting the other enemies with skull sunder. Do that with consistency and you'll walk away with plenty of commendations on war.
1421  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 26, 2014, 06:22:50 AM
I used to offer myself as the sacrifical lamb to eat 2-3 bombs for ultima. At 8400 hp, i can pop thrill of battle and take 2 or even 3 if I use second wind while running to the second bomb and I get a lucky crit. If I did that while the other 6 players ate the other 2, it'd usually be fairly easy. However, everytime we tried it, the group would go to slow or eat second bomb on the tether resulting in a 5th explosion (they'd die first).

Be careful with the tank LB method though, OBVIOUSLY it wasn't intended to be the strategy of choice because SE said that all battles do not require the use of the LB, so it should be nerfed because it's unfair and etc etc. Just like turn 2 enrage strat, rawr.



Seriously, idk who the hell thought that the enrage strat for ADS turn 2 was unfair, but they should get fucked. Goddamn elitist swine who can't fathom people breaking the normal strategy and trying ideas. Drives me nuts.
1422  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tomorrow ps4 JRPG announcement (2nd update) on: January 25, 2014, 07:09:07 PM
But handling TitS that way seems so cumbersome, I much prefer to just have the entire package firmly gripped in my hands for ease of control. Just feels more natural that way.
1423  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: No e-mail notifications anymore? on: January 25, 2014, 06:50:19 PM
Probably because the good sites aren't paying them for email addresses to flood users with spam about penis enhancers and credit card solutions.
1424  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tomorrow ps4 JRPG announcement (2nd update) on: January 25, 2014, 06:47:42 PM
Mesh can't wait for steamy TitS, eh?

...OK, I'm done...
This is why we don't get to play with Tits in a steam-based setting.
1425  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: January 24, 2014, 02:26:49 PM
Beat ifrit ex last night in a df group as my war. Pretty easy once the dumbass healer stopped eating the incredibly telegraphed plumes. At an impass now though, which weapon should I take? Holy lance is trash compared gae bolg zenith, so that's a no. My blm is 43 now, so elder staff is an idea, but idk how hard I wanna rush the rest of it. The most immediate solution is Dual Haken, but with my current gear set, it gives me no bonus...in fact I lose skill speed if I swap out my bravura zenith for it. I would need a bunch of gear that's not very common, like allagan feet, tremor earrings, and some other items in order to benefit from having the haken. Sad times :(
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