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About: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (x)

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.

Weaver Level 21-23 HQ Diremite web into HQ Dew Thread
Goldsmith ...
Carpentry ...

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FFXIV ARR Titan: Lord Of Crags Battle Guide

By: Zero2990 Sep 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

My 2nd FFXIV boss guide, Titan: Lord of crags Lv34

So we've all been having fun in the last couple of weeks and apart from the odd tough dungeon nothing really poised as a real threat.. Until now!

This has easily been my favourite fight so far as its enabled me to play a real support role and oversee the battle.
I struggled with Titan for a good few hours until I found a decent party through Duty Finder. Most players will be under equipped for the battle so make sure you have all up to date gear for Lv32-34

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Do you need the Collector's Edition with all that extra crap? From a Jack-in-the-Box to a remote control car with a video camera, Collector's Edition games are getting out of control. I want them all!

11 different Collector's Editions of some type coming out between now and the holidays? Well Actually there's probably more that, but you'll find some of the crazier shit below. Statues, USB's, decks of cards, an unbeleivable Jack-in-the-box and of course ... DLC galore! There's also a few other things I must remind you of. Check it.

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How to make your way across Eorzea gathering the most valuable items from Botany & Mining.

600+ GP is optimal for maximize your gathering. You want to use Unearth II before your first swing. Hit the appropriate slot you want to mine & then pop Solid Reason/Ageless Words after 1 or 2 more hits. Then use Deep Vigor/Brunt Force for the final hit to guarantee that 100%HQ at the end.

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Civilization V lowest price online. Get FF14 delivered 9/22/2010 for only $0.99. Overpriced PS3 Move bundles and a ridiculous Epic Mickey Collector's Edition. Halo Reach for $54 bucks? PS3 Amazon Gold Box 9/21/2010.

This week on Deals Jimmy!

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Everything you need to know about Final Fantasy XIV, release date, bonus content, in-game items, collector's edition, open beta phase, subscription fee, and early access to the game. *NEW open beta info

Final Fantasy XIV - Collector's Edition Ships 9/22 and the Regular Edition Ships 9/30

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition will be available September 22, 2010 for $74.99. 8 days later the regular edition comes out. 

This includes a $10 credit(if you pre order from Amazon.com.) Special access to the game 8 days before everyone else.

IN-GAME ITEM – Collector’s Edition preorders will include a reward code to receive an exclusive in-game item, the Onion Helm.

EARLY ACCESS – Play 8 days prior to the release of the Windows PC Standard Edition (timing of access subject to initial server capacity).

BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD – Get an insider look at the making of FINAL FANTASY XIV, with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD.

SECURITY TOKEN – A FINAL FANTASY XIV–branded Security Token for use with your regular password.

TRAVEL JOURNAL – Record your travels in this beautifully bound journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art.

RIGHT OF PASSAGE – Redeem a voucher to receive your fully-personalized Right of Passage Certificate, each stamped with a unique serial number.

AMANO COVER – Special PC Collector’s Edition illustration by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.

FREE GAMEPLAY – Free gameplay for 30 days.

The Game and the book. Pwn!

FINAL FANTASY XIV PC Collector’s Edition pre-orders will include the Onion Helm, an exclusive in-game item which accelerates character recovery after falling in battle.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Windows PC Standard Edition pre-orders will include a pair of Garlond Goggles, an exclusive in-game item which increases the speed of skill progression.

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Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition pre-order bonus items

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Tonight Gouki.com editor GoukiJones was supposed to be pwnn some Final Fantasy XIV. Not writing a story about how Square Enix doesn't even have the right time of day on their news page.

Have few drinks, play a few games of Halo Wars and jump on the Final Fantasy for a few hours. Until your knees are so sore that you pass out from the pain six or seven hours later. That was the plan tonight. Just like the last three nights. But here I am writing this story because I don't know what the hell is going on with the FF14 right now. 

Some of the Square Enix forums that are managed by users and you have to be logged in and accepted in that group to even read. Are saying things like you have to download files off of another website. Red and blue and bittorrents and megauplaod. WTF is this? Why doesn't Square Enix have a fix for us. That's when I came across this piece of news from their website.

The Square Enix official news site about the FF14 reads the wrong day. It's only September 5, 2010. 

So apparently the servers are down now for emergency maintenance. This has also been going on since early AM. Allegedly.

Don't download no blue or red files off of megaupload. Wtf is a blue and red file? 

My big issue here is the Square Enix website. Can we get the date and time right? This is exactly what I was talking about in my other story about the beta. The Square Enix website is BASS ACWARDS. They have the date of Japan and the hours of the Westcoast United States. I don't actually know when any of that news is posted or when the updates are going to take place. It's impossible to get any serious or real help and I'm going to be paying for a monthly service?

Also I go to the Beta site and log in. It redirects me to the regular Square Enix page with your profile and all that stuff. From there I don't know where to go. I close the page and click the direct link back to the beta site and boom redirected the regular page. Am I nubfarm? Is anybody else completely annoyed by this? Please tell that this game hasn't been rushed out before Blizzard can announce the next WOW at Blizzcon. That would be ridiculous.

Fuck it. Now what? All units?

Goldsmith I think is 1 of the fastest & cheapest ways to level up a Disciple of the Hand in Final Fantasy XIV. Raw materials are cheap & can be turned into very expensive items. All you need is patience & knowledge of your crafter catalog

I had to move right away because I didn't like that guys ass in my shot in the video. lol.

You can see I'm only synthing with HQ raw Silver Ore. This already gives me a boost of quality. Almost half. I do this because you can collect cheap Silver Ore for a few a days. Then when you have a stack you start to craft. (I know I keep saying this, but it's 1 of my favorite strategies.)

Don't even try to get crazy with any of my crafting techniques until you have Tricks of Trade & Careful Synthesis. I live by those 2 while crafting & they are constantly used. 

Step 1: Pop Inner Quiet. ESPECIALLY if you have Rumination. (Carpenter level 15)

Step 2: Look to see if Tricks of the Trade is available. 

Step 3: Use Steady Hand.

Step 4: Use Standard Touch. Stop to get any Tricks of Trades that pop up.

Step 5: Use Master's Mend when you are down to 10 Durability. Watch for Tricks of the Trade.

At this point everything depends on how much CP you have left. Use Steady hand if you can, even if you only have enough for 1 Standard Touch afterwards. Remember Tricks of the Trade can pop up anytime & you might get 2 shots. Or get just enough CP to use Standard Touch of Basic Touch.

You can always use Rumination at the end if you need just  a little more CP, it's a great back up.

Final Step: Use Careful Synthesis to finish the synth. If you know Careful Synthesis & Basic Synthesis will both get the job done in less than 2 turns, USE CAREFUL SYNTHESIS in finish. IT'S Guaranteed. 

Hope you make a lot of HQ & Gil. Good luck.

Thanks for reading. Don't be a Jimmy.

 

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Huge sale happening @ GameFly right now. Click here.

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Final Fantasy XIV open Beta test goes live

By: goukijones Aug 31, 2010 | 6 Comments

I have submitted my application. Hurry and submit yours now. Gouki Guild team up on the same planet.

**UPDATED  9/3 1:13 pm

I have logged in and created my first character. I have not chosen a planet later. That's going to happen tonight, when I actually sit down to play. 

I chose Disciple of the Hand, and I'm an alchemist. So don't pick the same exact shit if you plan to be in the Gouki Guild. Leave a message on this story and make sure your email updates are turned ON in your profile. Stay tuned Jimmy!

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All the gear you need to be a master crafter for level 25-29. HQ style. This gear can easily last you 10 levels. With the right Materia added you can be an HQ master, like me. Remember DoH gear is cross class. I'm leveling all crafts to 50. Save $$$!

Before I even started I check the MP to see how much it would cost me to just buy this stuff & not waste my time crafting. Well 1; I need the XP for Weaver & Goldsmith. 2; I’ve been collecting HQ Diremite & a few other mats for a week. Plus all my other crafts are at level 24 so I can make any miscellaneous piece I need on the fly.

On the MP these items HQ were costing well over 30k on Malboro server. I’m fairly certain I put this entire set together for less than 20k using HQ mats.

Head: Velveteen Wedge Cap Lv. 27
http://xivdb.com/?item/2733/Velveteen-Wedge-Cap-of-Crafting
Body: Velveteen Coatee of Crafting Lv. 26
http://xivdb.com/?item/3077/Velveteen-Coatee-of-Crafting
Hands: Velveteen Shortgloves Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3583/Velveteen-Shortgloves
Waist: Velveteen Half Apron Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/4006/Velveteen-Half-Apron
Legs: Velveteen Bottom Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3363/Velveteen-Bottom
Feet: Velveteen Gaiters Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3823/Velveteen-Gaiters

Neck: Silver Choker Lv. 29
http://xivdb.com/?item/4332/Silver-Choker
Ears: Horn Earrings Lv. 25
http://xivdb.com/?item/4211/Horn-Earrings
Wrist: Silver Wristlets of Crafting Lv. 26
http://xivdb.com/?item/4105/Silver-Wristlets-of-Crafting
Rings x2: Silver Rings of Crafting Lv. 27
http://xivdb.com/?item/4440/Silver-Ring-of-Crafting

A level 26 WVR & GSM can make all of this stuff no problem. Providing HQ materials are used to make it easy on them. I highly recommend always crafting for HQ mats, if you want for sure a HQ outcome.

Total list of materials used:
Dew Thread 6
Undyed Cotton Cloth 2
Undyed Velveteen Cloth 10
Silver Ingot 9
Iron Ingot 1
Rubber 1
Mudstone Whetstone 2
Silver Rings 2
Antelope Horn 1
Aldgoat Leather 2

Give or take a few mats here & there. Maybe a couple extra, just in case there is a miss. I think you’ll be good tho.

*I'll add an update later on the Materia I used.

End stats were 172 Craftsmanship. 183 Control. 278 CP.

If you’re interested in this set & want to save $$$ contact me on Malboro server.

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Reshaping of the clothes?! Sold! And if you keep playing FF11 you get stuff.

Ok for you Jimmys out there still playing Final Fantasy XI and who intend to sill play when Final Fantasy XIV comes out there's some good news for you. When you create a character on FF14 and still have an active and connected account on FF11 you will get some flashy boots. Hermes' Shoes to be exact check it out!

Final Fantasy XIV exclusive FF11 bonus

Final Fantasy XIV exclusive FF11 bonus

BIG EXCITEMENT!! The description of the boots doesn't exactly say what they do. I would assume you move a little faster, but I don't know what anything of the FF14 lingo is yet. Here's what Square-Enix says. "Named after an elder god, all but forgotten in the modern age, these gold-tipped shoes have been crafted with the lightest of leathers, making them optimal for use by heralds and noterunners."

Also, you're FF11 monthly fee will drop from $12.95 to $7.00 as long as both accounts stay active and you aren't using a trial. The sneaky catch here is " This offer will remain in effect until January 2011"

And finally the name carry over has been explained to me. I don't like it. It's your old name and the planet you were from. So I would be Basterboi Garuda ... hmmmm that does have a nice ring to it. Maybe I should think about it. Here's how it is explained:

 

When prompted, upon selecting the FINAL FANTASY XI character name as the FINAL FANTASY XIV playable character name, the transferred name will be the FINAL FANTASY XI player character name + FINAL FANTASY XI world name the character resides on.

·          Example:

o         FINAL FANTASY XI Player Character Name: Destiny

o         FINAL FANTASY XI World Name: Odin

 

o         The resulting FINAL FANTASY XIV character name: Destiny Odin


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