By: goukijones Nov 26, 2010 | 11614 Views | 18 Comments
So for the thanksgiving I visited with family and friends. I also brought along Gran Turismo 5 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Of course my friend grabbed the Gran Turismo 5 first, but what happened next is unbelievable.
I guess you can say this was an intended experiment to see what my friend thought of these two brand new racing games. Gran Turismo 5 was still in the shrink wrap when I brought it over. I had already played the crap out of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and it's no secret that I love it. They writin' stories about my record times on the internet.
My friend immediately grabbed for the Gran Turismo 5, unwrapped it and put it in his Playstation 3. Of course we had to do a system update and an install. It's the Playstation what did you expect I told him. Reports on the internet was that there is a 45+ minute install time for GT5. Luckily we were distracted by family, football, alcohol and turkey. After the install I grabbed the remote and started to look through the menus. I just wanted a quick race so I can see it. I've been waiting for such a long time for this game and the internet has been an unstoppable buzz machine about everything GT5. Well I couldn't just race, I had to do a license test first. First license braking challenge. Ok seems simple enough. The countdown begins and then I'm off down the straight away. There is a giant checkered board at the end of the track, I guess gotta stop there. No problem. Perfect. Wait what? Failed? Aw fuck. I was called for the official turkey dinner start and left the game running right where I failed to brake. I was in shock that I failed the braking test.
After the meal I headed back into the game room and found my friend all up in the Gran Turismo 5. He was still trying to get a license so we could get into a real race. After each attempt at a challenge he handed me the remote and asked if I'd like to play. I respectfully declined. Watching was more than enough for me. 30 minutes later we had a license and entered a race. I still haven't seen anything really special, the game appears to be extremely in-depth and that kind of interests me. I watched my friend do one race and then it was my turn. After playing so much Need for Speed Hot Pursuit there was nothing special about driving a shit car in GT5 at 55 MPH. I was extremely bored with that type of racing. I imagine it would get better with more gameplay and more cars unlocked, but we didn't have time for that and I really wanted him to see the other game I brought at this point.
Finally we put in the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit into his Xbox 360. Within 3 minutes he was already racing. Then as the map began to open up and he unlocked more cop and racer events, it was clear to me we had a winner. He dropped subtle hints to his wife that he needed this game asap or a divorce was imminent. The funny thing about all of this to me is that my friend never asked me once if I wanted to play the Need for Speed, like he did in-between every GT5 load screen.
Gran Turismo 5 is a simulation. A serious simulation of a race car driver who must buy his own car collection, earn his own licenses and level up like an RPG. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a straight up arcade racer that puts you into high speed racing action right away. I don't have an official opinion on Gran Turismo 5, but I'm sure I'll play it eventually ... if I can ever get off of Need for Speed and trying to beat all of my friends times on the speed wall. Thanks for reading.
By: goukijones Dec 2, 2010 | 9894 Views | 348 Comments
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By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 9536 Views | 6 Comments
The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.
Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Oro is a master of Senjutsu (Mystic Arts), a martial art practiced by the immortal mountain hermits of myths. He has full mastery of his chi giving him monstrous strength and stamina surpassing all other fighters in the world. He also has telekinesis, granting him the ability to pull in random objects for use for a limited timed. During the World Warrior 3 Tournament, during Second Impact, Oro defeated Ryu but then left in search for the young warrior, finding him to be a worthy successor of his fighting style and aided Ryu's training while remaining undetected.
Gill was the messiah of the mysterious cult-like organization, the Illuminati. When he was younger, the Illuminati genetically enhanced him, increasing his speed and power so that he could participate in an intense hand-to-hand fighting program, eventually even surpassing his jealous brother Urien. According to legend, the soul of the previous Illuminati Emperor would be reincarnated in a new body, thus the organization chose Gill at the age of 22 to lead them. He purposely resembles the look of a Greek god. In previous video game installments, Gill is much more powerful than every other character except Shin Akuma. He is fast, does heavy damage, does an extremely amount of stun and can string together very long combos. He also inflicts block damage with normal attacks which makes it very difficult to incorporate a good defense.
Gouken is Ryu's and Ken's master as well as Dan's former master and Akuma's older brother. Gouken succeeded in defeating his younger brother Akuma twice in the past before nearly dying the 3rd time and being defeated by Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu (Raging Demon) technique. Other than possibly Ryu, Gouken is the only known fighter to actually defeat Akuma who's is depicted as the world's strongest fighter due to his demon power, the Satsui No Hado, dubbing Gouken to be one of the world's most powerful fighters ever to have have walked the earth. His fighting style is more defense based so as not to kill his opponent.
Akuma and his brother Gouken were students of Goutetsu. Goutetsu taught a dangerous life-threatening martial art which incorporates elements of Karate, Judo and Kempo. He also taught the Shun Goku Satsu (literally Instant Hell Murder) a death technique which although incredibly powerful, puts the user in considerable danger. While Gouken took the path of righteousness and took this style and made it more defensive, Akuma took this style and made it more offensive based, surpassing his own limits and succumbing to the Satsui No Hado (Surge Of Killing Intent) He even killed his own master with this technique and sought forth to become stronger and stronger. Akuma has killed Bison and executed the Shun Goku Satsu successfully on him as well as Gen, and Gill as well as Gouken. Akuma has 2 even more powerful forms. The first is Shin Akuma, which is him unleashing the full force of his power. Far faster and far stronger, in this state he surpasses even Gouken himself. This in turn makes Akuma the most powerful fighter ever. However, then comes his second form...
Oni is Akuma in his most powerful form. Having surpassed his Shin Akuma form. Due to his immense godlike power, this being has transformed to a higher plane of existence and thus has dubbed himself Oni. This ascended being is now considered a different being from Akuma and thus in gameplay is a different selectable character than Akuma. In this form, Oni has discarded all humanity and has allowed himself to be completely consumed by the Satsui No Hado. In other canon, it is said that with the combined force of the Satsui No Hado and the most powerful lightning bolt that hit during a thunderstorm, Akuma was able to harness both powers in order to become Oni, thus granting his electrical power and gaining the godlike status of the sky due to his power descending from the heavens.
By: BatRastered Mar 30, 2013 | 9217 Views | 1 Comments
Axton has quickly moved up my list of favorite characters in BL2, his turret action skill is quite good on its own, but with the right skills and weapons you can do the work of two players by yourself.
First the Survival Tree, I'm not a big fan of this.
You can see the relative offensive weakness of this build at about 4:45 in the video I throw a turret on each side of a basic loader, and I still have to kill it myself. I don't recommend the turret without the rocket pods. :) If you had 3 more points you could get the Scorched Earth rocket pods too. So with the 11 levels coming April 2, that's what I'd suggest first. If I did this over, I'd probably go with the rockets over the longbow just for the damage boost, but mag-lock without longbow is not very useful and Battlefront (extra damage when the turret is out for all your guns and grenades) is just so damn useful that I can't really recommend either version of this build unless you get the level cap DLC and get all 3 this build falls apart.
Now the Guerilla tree, the fun starts to pick up.
This is a good damage build with decent survivability. It allows the turret to slag, which is useful and will be even better in the upcoming third play through. The turret also has rocket pods and a shield. As far as Axton himself, he gets to carry 5 extra grenades and his shield will be recharging quickly most of the time. This is a good build that will only get better with the 11 new levels, allowing you to either add longbow and battlefront or get the twin Gemini turrets. Very versatile.
Finally we get to Gunpowder. NUKE!
This build is a great all around build as well, you still get the rocket pods from Guerilla and a good amount of defense, but you get a ton of DPS both from your nuke turret (basically an awesome, rechargeable grenade) and the use of the Battlefront skill. You'll note the Kerblaster assault rifle in the video shoots a projectile that explodes, drops a grenade and explodes again. This works with all the grenade damage boost skills too so this is my current favorite high DPS build. With 11 more skill points you can reach the slag turret too (double up, at the bottom of Guerilla tree) which will make this build very useful for the third play through. Also, nuking things is fun. :)
By: goukijones Oct 2, 2010 | 6034 Views | 18 Comments
So you can buy face paint to look like the Joker and/or change your reticule to look like anything. Including a penis? Probably not, but you can paint a Unicorn with gun hooves on your equipment.
Learn about all the massive customization and personalization options in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Use the new Currency System to buy weapons, attachments, camo skins, custom reticles, perks, and killstreaks. Create your own custom emblems with the Emblem Editor. Place emblems and even your clan tag on to your weapon. The customization options in Call of Duty: Black Ops are practically limitless.
* The wager game mode depicted and discussed in this video is for entertainment purposes only. COD Points have no monetary value and may be used for in-game purposes only.
Just how did Akuma reach his current level of absolute power? What training method did he use? What event triggered his ascension beyond his already powerful Shin Akuma form??..
Clouds loomed over the night sky. A thunderstorm was approaching. The starry night sky and moonlit earth turned to darkness and shadows. There, in the middle of a grassy field having been dispersed by a powerful Sekia Kuretsuha (an emotion of powerful dark energy known as The Satsui No Hado), stood Akuma in thought. His eyes glowing red with power. Images of his battle with Gouken passed through his mind. His brother had obtained the Power Of Nothingness. Able now to neutralize any energy based or special attack, returning it to it's source, rendering it harmless. Akuma and Gouken have always been near equal in fighting ability, one specializing in offense while the other in defense. But if Gouken could make special attacks useless while still using his, Akuma would need to find a new weapon of offense.
The Power Of Nothingness was in itself, power. An ability to be used. In this universe, the only thing that can defeat power is more power, and no one knew this better than Akuma. Having already thirsted for massive amounts, it was time to take this thirst to the next level. Rain began pouring from the dark clouds above. Akuma began to unleash The Satsui No Hado. His body glowing with a crimson aura. The ground began to shake, clenching his fists and steadying his feet, he unleashed his FULL POWER. Massive amounts of energy shot out as his aura grew in size. His hair grew white and his skin turned to a darker tan. Lighting began to strike the ground. Drops of water raining down on Akuma as he unleashed his Shin form! His feet sank into the ground as the force of power grew in intensity. Waves of energy took down surrounding trees.
Lighting struck the ground, having been attracted to the surge of energy he was emitting. Shin Akuma, now ready, looked up at the thunderstorm. And with an insidious smile, jumped into sky, leaving the ground beneath him crumbling. He now soared towards the sky, as if to ascend to the heavens, water droplets hitting his face. And then suddenly, A BOLT OF LIGHTING! The moment Shin Akuma had calculated for, timing his jump to be hit by the most powerful bolt of lightning, shooting out from the highest clouds, a stunning 500 miles above. And in that moment, Shin Akuma unleashed ALL of the Satsui No Hado stored within him. The massive electrical power and the Satsui No Hado collided and danced in the air as waves and flashes of energy shot out. With his sheer will, Shin Akuma grasped the power of lightning with the Satsui No Hado and began molding and blending, consuming the full power of the lighting bolt. The energies began to fuse! The cohesion lit up the night sky. Rays of red, purple, blue and white light pierced the clouds into space!
The newly born energy was now becoming condensed and controlled. Akuma then manipulated the energy and flowed it into his body all at once. His eyes lit up red and a sudden explosion ripped through the night sky! The Heaven Symbol天 appeared in the sky, massive in size! Energy circled around Akuma. A blinding ray of white light shot vertically into the shy. The display of power being visible from space! And as the beam of light began to get thinner, a powerful muscular shadowy figure stood on the ground. An incredible blue aura emanated from the figure. Electricity crackling and circling him. His hair had grown and risen, an illuminating glowing bluish white. His eyes a fearsome glowing nova red. His fangs on his lower jaw grew in size. His wardrobe having been shredded down revealing his skin, an astounding thunderous blue, displaying the storage of godlike electrical power. Akuma had been reborn. Having obtained power from the heavens themselves. He was no longer was human. No longer bound by any mortal restraints or morals. He ripped the prayer bead necklace from his neck and the beads levitated in the air, controlled by his will. He stood firmly and unleashed his new found power! Thunder roared and lighting struck the ground, as the world now knew the most powerful fighter in existence... Oni.
By: BatRastered Jan 14, 2013 | 4136 Views | 2 Comments
Our first look at how to build out the Borderlands 2 classes starts off with Maya, the Siren. Let's see how her 3 skill trees work.
Let's start off with my least favorite tree, Harmony (the center tree). Here's a link to the build if you want to follow along.
I really don't like the "Scorn" cap on this tree, as you can see at the end of the video, it's very easy to hit yourself with it. Some of the other skills like the "Res" game changer in the middle of the tree, are only useful in co-op, so you'd likely want to re-spec if you ever played solo and put that point to better use somewhere else in the tree. In a full team of 4, and with a good Heavenly Nurse class mod, this build can greatly improve the survivability of everyone in the group. In fact, you should probably move the 5 points in recompense into Elated if you have 3 or more players as it will be less about your survival and more about the health of the group as a whole.
Now lets take a look at the Motion Tree build.
I like this build more and more the longer I use it... It works very well in co-op due to the Res skill (which you can spend elsewhere if you know you are going solo) but it also works well solo as the Thoughlock cap on the motion tree turns one of the enemy mob into an ally (and more importantly, a distraction allowing your shields to keep up). Once your ally is downed, if you still have time left on the skill, it will jump to a new member of the mob and lock them, while also releasing some healing orbs. Double win. Since the making of this video, I've since moved 3 skill points from Recompense to Sustenance and placed 1 point each in Flicker and Foresight as my new class mod buffs those two skills +5. (I used the Heavenly Nurse mod in this video, I now use the Legendary Siren mod).
Finally we have the highly offensive Cataclysm Tree Build.
As you can see, this tree is all about dealing damage, elemental damage that is. Without Res, you're not much of a team player, and you don't do much healing (only a minimal amount when a phaselocked enemy is killed). What you lack in that area, you more than make up for in bringing most of the mob you're facing into a small area, locking one up for a short time, and dealing fire, electric, corrosive, and slag effects to all of them. In a team, this is the moment when one of your buddies throws a grenade into the circle, or better yet a nuke turret from Axton. GoukiJones and I LOL-ed on that action more than a few times.
Here's a bonus vid of the Cataclysm tree in action, solo in the Torgue circle of death.
When a badass with shields is in range, you grab them with phaselock and wait for the electrical portion of the damage to kick in and strip their shields, by then they are slagged too, so open fire with a fire weapon and watch them drop!
You'll notice I use all Maliwan weapons. Two reasons, first I love Maliwan for their elemental damage, second I have a Maliwan allegience relic that gives me +30% damage to all Maliwan weapons. If you don't have that, I recommend a proficiency relic (action skill cooldown rate increase) which works well for all builds on all classes.
That's about it for Maya, I'll be working on the other classes soon.
By: BatRastered Oct 5, 2012 | 3924 Views | 1 Comments
How to score the "Tribute to a Vault Hunter" achievement and get some cool loot in the process.
Michael Mamaril was a huge Borderlands fan who passed away before BL2 was released. The guys at Gearbox have immortalized him in game, you can get an achievement for finding him, and better yet, he'll give you a free gun of blue (or better) quality every time you see him.
On the consoles, he shows up 100% of the time before the story mission "Rising Action" and only about 10% of the time after that mission starts. On PC it is apparently 10% all the time.
Here's video of us finding him after "Rising Action" at Scooter's (this contains a small story spoiler if you haven't played that mission yet):
And again, this time at Moxxi's:
When he does spawn, he will randomly be in one of a handful of locations, here's where you can find him.
- Near the newsstand in the center of town
- In an alley down the street from the front entrance to Moxxi's
- Inside Moxxi's, near the bar
- Inside Moxxi's, near the piano
- In Marcus' weapons shop
- Near Claptrap's locker up some steps
- Inside Scooter's garage, under the stairs
- Inside Crimson Raider headquarters next to the stairs
- Inside Zed's clinic
- To the left of the door to Crazy Earl's Black Market
He's easily identifiable from both the guns strapped to his back and the fact that his name shows over his head instead of "sanctuary citizen".
Once you've got an item from him, he won't give you another until you either save and reload or leave town and come back. It's a great way to get some mid-level gear before the "Rising Action" mission, where the action really picks up and those guns will come in handy.
Do any of these "games" look fun? Let's not forget that this industry is about the games, not the control schemes!
We are nearing the release of the Sony Move for the PS3 and Microsoft Kinect for XBOX 360. This marks a dramatic difference from previous generations of console video games. Usually after 5 years, you get a slight redesign and you start to hear whispers, rumors, or teasers for the next version of the console (to be released about 2 years later). This time, while we have the slim versions, we are getting add-ons to the existing consoles and whispers that these consoles will be with us for quite some time to come.
Certainly, Nintendo has had mainstream success with the Wii, though I wonder if that's because of the motion controls or in spite of them and due simply to the significant price advantage the big N enjoyed through most of the Wii's lifecycle. I own a Wii, and it is rarely powered on compared to my XBOX or PS3. The reason for this is simple; games. Being an older gamer and an experienced gamer (I've played since the Atari 2600 days) I tend to enjoy bigger games and more mature games. Mass Effect (1 & 2), Red Dead Redemption, Halo 3, Batman Arkham Asylum, Uncharted, God of War III... all great games from this generation; none of those are available on the Wii. There is a large selection of casual games (Wii sports and the like) on the Wii, and that's great for a party, I guess, but it doesn't scratch that gaming itch for me.
What blows my mind though is Microsoft hard selling Kinect games at its E3 press conference that are direct rip-offs of 3 year old Wii titles. Do we really need "Kinect sports" and "Kinect Fit"? For what it's worth, I think the Kinect and a fitness program (note, I don't use the word "game") would make a great consumer electronics device for people wanting to work out in the comfort of their homes, but I want to play games on my XBOX. Is that so wrong? MS really failed to bring the games to E3 this year (at least to their press conference, there were plenty of 3rd party games on the floor). I'm still not sure how you make your car speed up with Kinect (the E3 demo used your hands with an invisible steering wheel, but controlled the accelerator for you, rubbish!). I like the idea of controlling the XBOX dashboard and DVD player Minority Report style or with my voice. But at $150 in addition to the system itself (which still retails for $199 in its base model), I can certainly live without that. Oh, and that Milo thing was bullshit. Pure bullshit.
Sony, to its credit, is at least trying to adapt the Move to more traditional games. (By witch I mean games I'd like to play). I still don't know how I feel about that, as it seems to me most of those games would be better played with a traditional controller, the lone exception being Time Crisis (light gun) type games. Indeed, most of these games are optionally controlled with move. It does seem that Sony at least has the right idea about motion controls.
Now Nintendo is trying to bring some of the hard-core gamers back with Metroid Other M (although they had to go to a 3rd party developer in Team Ninja to do so). This game uses a hybrid control scheme, standard style platformer, then point at the screen for first-person view and to shoot your missiles. I can already see myself dropping the controller at the most inopportune moments of a firefight while trying to switch. I really don't like the idea of trying to hammer new control schemes into classic games that already controlled perfectly well (IMHO). Super Metroid is one of my favorite games of all time, I'd honestly rather see a new Metroid use that style (with updated graphics and sound, of course) than cram the Wii-mote down my throat.
Of all the games I want the most that can think of coming out in the next 12 months, none of them will require the Kinect or Move Nor will the Kinect or Move make any of them significantly better.
Someday, we'll all have holodecks in our basement for gaming*, until then I'll hold on to my controller, thanks.
*Okay, you're right, when holodecks are invented, they will be used mostly for porn.
By: grey walrus May 11, 2011 | 3461 Views | 14 Comments
Normally I have no problem with Gamestop, but their power up rewards program is really starting to get on my nerves.
Alright, I'm a member of the Power Up Rewards PRO program, and I think it's pretty nifty. I've redeemed my points for some things in the past and everything worked out fine. Until more recently. I redeemed a 11,500 for a LOZ shirt which is no laughing matter and the one they sent me wasn't the one pictured it was slightly different, but just enough so to be irritating, and they wouldn't issue me refund without returning the shirt. Okay, no big deal it's still a cool shirt so I just kept it. But what I've found out in the last couple of days is really sort of pissing me off.
If you guys didn't know the guys at PUR sent out coupons for the PS3 to get you $100 off. And they're completely legit. I work at GameStop and we've had a couple come in they work all fine and dandy, and they come straight from the PUR website so there's no problem there, but I DIDN'T GET ONE! I want a PS3 and this would be the best way to get it.
So being a little aggravated I sent PUR an email asking why I didn't get one, and this is word for word exactly what went down in my email inbox.
I heard you guys were giving away $100 off of PS3 coupons, and I didn't get one. You guys gave a bunch of them to people who probably won't even use them, but I would can I please get one. My account number is.**** **** **** **** ***.
Hello, Be advised that there are certain criteria the card holder must have met: *You must be a PRO card holder. *Must have PS3 preferences listed in their PowerUp profile. *Must have transaction information detailing PS3 related purchases. *Must have listed you own a PS3 in your profile. If you have met these requirements for the coupon please reply to this e-mail stating that you have met the requirements for the coupon. Best Regards, Alvina GameStop Customer Service PowerUp Rewards www.poweruprewards.com
Why would you be only giving away PS3 coupons to people that already have them?! that makes no sense. People that already have them are not going to want to buy a new one. Your system is completely stupid. If you're trying to move stock for the new line of PS3 's coming in this is NOT the way to do it.
Hello, The $100.00 Playstation promotion was only sent out to a targeted group of people who DO NOT have Playstation games or Playstation console in their profile. This was only for a marketing trial. There is currently no way for us to regenerate the coupon. If you have any further concerns on this situation please contact customer support. Best Regards, Alvina GameStop Customer Service PowerUp Rewards www.poweruprewards.com
You just completely contradicted yourself
Be advised that there are certain criteria the card holder must have met: *You must be a PRO card holder. *Must have PS3 preferences listed in their PowerUp profile. *Must have transaction information detailing PS3 related purchases. *Must have listed you own a PS3 in your profile. If you have met these requirements for the coupon please reply to this e-mail stating that you have met the requirements for the coupon. And you ARE customer support. That's why I contacted you in the first place. Please get your story straight and tell me why I didn't get one. According to your first email I don't meet the requirements, but according to your second one I do. So which is it?
Just to make the point that they contradicted themselves it was the same person that sent all the emails. I haven't gotten a reply to this last one yet, and if my experience with my shirt told me anything it's that I won't get one. What do you guys think? Should I keep pressing the matter and call customer service on the phone? keep sending tons of pissed of emails? Or just drop the matter entirely.
So, much to my surprise they have replied to my last email, although it was a different person this time.
Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for contacting us. I am very sorry for the confusion and any trouble this may have caused. Unfortunately the $100 Sony PS3 coupon was only sent to a target group of customers who met the following criteria: ? Indicated not owning a PS3 in their ?Gamer Preferences? on their online Power Up Rewards account ? Did not have any transactions or purchases of PS3 consoles, accessories or games in any GameStop store or GameStop.com ? Did not indicate a PS3 item in the Game Library under ?I Want, I Have, or I Had? Please note that meeting the criteria did not guarantee a coupon. We cannot resend this coupon but we do encourage you to be sure you have accurately answered all the questions on your ?Gamer Preferences? as we do base our Marketing targets on this information. Best Regards, Rachel GameStop Customer Service PowerUp Rewards www.poweruprewards.com
So.. either the first person to email me was a complete idiot, or they're just trying to cover themselves by making it seem that way.
The next XBOX won't be showing up for a while, but that hasn't stopped people from guessing what it might be called.
6. XBOX 362 (or 360-2)
Why it's believed: It's a sequel so it's got a two after it (or added to it)
Why it won't happen: Technically it would be the third XBOX, but 363 would be really confusing. Also, this is a terrible name for a product either way you write it.
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We've all seen pictures of awesome fight sticks; now it's time to see some of the worst.
The Internet is home to some of the most awesome fightstick mods out there. However, there are a number of downright goofy sticks out there as well. Some are official, some are homemade, but all of these monstrosities are bound to make to make you say "WTF?!"Read full story...
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By: goukijones Sep 11, 2013 | 2825 Views | 1 Comments
With the right cross class abilities you can manipulate HQ items 3-4 levels ahead of you. You can make a ton of money while leveling up. Read my biggest crafting secrets right now. Watch exclusive video of my techniques in always get HQ items.
I'm buying HQ raw materials & HQing them into more HQ materials. Any material that stacks to 99 is my favorite to level up on. For example. I'll make HQ Dew Thread from HQ Diremite Web I purchased at the market place. There's always some random Jimmy that post a couple real cheap. I buy those until I have a stack of like 60+ & I'm ready to craft.
Here's a look at what I think our the most important crafting cross class abilities in FFXIV.
#1 Tricks of the Trade (Alchemy)
It randomly gives you 20CP back. You get this to pop 5 times, that's 100 CP back. Spend that extra CP on another Master's Mend & get 3 more chances.
#2 Careful Synthesis (Weaver)
Guaranteed. This ability guarantees progress. It'll get yuu slightly less progress than Basic Synthesis, but you can figure out what that number is going to be right away & decide where & how to use this ability. Plan you entire synth around Careful Synthesis being the last thing you do.
#3 Rumination (Carpenter)
This ability also gives you CP back & does not cost any durability.
"Removes Inner Quiet effect and restores CP proportional to the number of times control was increased."
Turn on Inner Quiet immediately. Wait for a chance to use Tricks of the Trade & move on. Watch any of my crafting videos for this technique.
#4 Hasty Touch (Culinarian)
This move will improve quality with no CP. BUT it's 50/50. I'm not sure if Steady Hand effects this ability. Either way, it is the 4th best ability to choose from. Imagine you're down to 17CP & 20 Durability. Use Hasty Touch for the hell of it. It's a free chance to increase quality.
#5 Rapid Synthesis (Armorer)
Just like Hasty Touch, this ability is 50/50. I really don't know what to say about this ability. It might get you out of a jam if you ever miscalculate a synth or make a mistake. It rushes down progress at 250%.
#6 Waste Not (Leatherworker)
This cost 56CP. I don't like anything that costs CP because I only want to use that for Basic Touch.
#7 Manipulation (Goldsmith)
This cost 88CP! Can't use this, Master's Mend & get 3 or more Basic Touchs off. It just doesn't work. I can't afford that CP.
#8 Ingenuity (Blacksmith)
"Lowers recipe level to current level for the next five steps."
I'm already HQing stuff 4-5 levels ahead of me. You can't do stuff 10 levels ahead of you, so why would you ever need this?
Check out my crafting videos coming soon.
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