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GoukiJones’ Gatherer’s Gear Guide Level 20-30 Head to Toe

By: goukijones Sep 24, 2013 | 2 Comments | Updated: Sep 28, 2013

Plan on leveling any Gathering DoL Class? Check out this guide in best gear for those levels. (20-30)

The most important thing about gathering (especially while leveling) is not missing. Every miss is a waste of time. So I think having maxed out gear, jammed full of Materia is the best way to go. Here’s a list of what I was wearing from level 20-25. I make all of my own gear & add my own Materia.

Head: Velveteen Bandana Lv. 23

http://xivdb.com/?item/2727/Velveteen-Bandana

Velveteen Wedge Cap of Gathering Lv. 27

http://xivdb.com/?recipe/570/Velveteen-Wedge-Cap-of-Gathering

Body: Cotton Doublet Vest of Gathering Lv. 21

http://xivdb.com/?item/3053/Cotton-Doublet-Vest-of-Gathering

Velveteen Coatee of Gathering Lv. 27

http://xivdb.com/?recipe/571/Velveteen-Coatee-of-Gathering

Hands: Cotton Work Gloves Lv. 20

http://xivdb.com/?item/3561/Cotton-Work-Gloves

Velveteen Work Gloves Lv. 30

http://xivdb.com/?recipe/581/Velveteen-Work-Gloves

Waist: Toadskin Survival Belt Lv. 27

http://xivdb.com/?recipe/390/Toadskin-Survival-Belt

Legs: Initiate's Slops Lv. 20

http://xivdb.com/?item/3341/Initiate's-Slops

Velveteen Sarouel of Gathering Lv. 25

No Link.

Feet: Goatskin Espadrilles Lv. 22

http://xivdb.com/?item/3799/Goatskin-Espadrilles

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FFXIV Stone Vigil Speedrun WAR Perspective

By: goukijones Sep 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

I ran this dungeon a couple of times in the Duty Finder. Both times we timed out. I was not thrilled that the WHM could not stay up during the final boss when the final boss was facing me the entire time. So I begged my FC for help ... here's the clip.

Special thanks to Cazidy Jones & Navani Kholin from my FC TAW for rolling with me thru another dungeon. They also helped me get thru the Sunken Temple. Random Jimmys couldn't even get past the first boss in that dungeon. Jimmy don't like that. 

The Stone Vigil is fairly simple. The boss fights are pretty mindless. Especially if you get 3-4 shots at them you should know what you are dong. Pulling the right mobs, sleeping them right mobs & attacking the same thing as the tank really helps your speed. Stay out of the doorways where the dragon drops down & breaths fire. Again that's not a big deal. Watch out for the roaming patrol dragons & there's a couple of surprise attacks from ICE Jimmy ass monsters. The tank can get Blizzard out rather quickly so get those heals on him.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for watching. Don't be a Jimmy!

Find me on Malboro server rolling with FC TAW & talking shit in the Gouki Linkshell.

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Final Fantasy XIV houses trailer from TGS

By: BatRastered Sep 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

It's in Japanese but it's pretty obviously about customizable player houses.

No idea how much these will run for, but you can obviously customize these a bit. Gotta make some (virtual) flips!

While in some random fate party the other day the leader was saying Odin just popped somewhere in the Shroud & he was gonna warp us. Here's what happened.

First of all you know when Odin is up in the Shroud. I think it's Central Shroud. Anyway ... there's these little white bubbles, almost like snowflakes are falling from the sky. I don't know if he always pops in the same exact spot, but he was close to Haukke Manor when I found him. I thot I was the first person there, but there was already to Jimmys laid out in front. Got whacked!

As you can see, I'm all up in his grill, but I'm not getting off my bird just yet. I gotta wait for some more Jimmys to show up. I was only level 42 or 43, so I was just there to watch. 

I got involved eventually. Only throwing my axe from a distance tho. Odin does multiple AOE with huge range, so it was safe for me to be close to him. Plus he spawned in a very dangerous area. Giant puke plants were all over the place & there's a big FATE for 1 of thoses guys that spawns right there as well. So Jimmys were fighting Odin while trying to fight off the Malboro's as well. 

Look out JImmy!

The fight turns into a blur all you can see is Dragoons jumping up in the air & the random red circle for Odin's AOE. If you go to watch like me, you can get involved, just keep your distance. The fight lasts about 10-15 minutes & I only got like 1100 XP, BUT I can now say I saw Odin & I was in a party that beat him. Get railed! 

Thanks for reading.

GoukiJones & ZeroUK take Mining & Botany from level 20 to 22 in a matter of hours. They act like 2 Jimmys the entire time as well.

Every week Thursday 1PM you can meet up with Zero & I for our weekly gathering & crafting show on Gouki.tv. Here's this weeks episode. (Twitch wasn't uploading the previous 2 sorry. Most people should be able to handle level 1-15.)

I think the most important thing to make gathering go fast is having the maxest gear possible. It's not all about HQs -they help- but what's even worse is just missing. Every miss is time lost. So my gear is maxed out & I try to jam as much Materia into it as possible. 

If you're interested in joining up with us, you gotta be on Malboro. Hit me up & I'll invite you to the Gouki Linkshell.

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.

Join the Gouki LS on Malboro server.

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I'm taking all crafts to level 50 as fast as possible. Here's some early tips for a young carpenter.

The crafting is super easy in FFXIV. I still haven't even had to look/buy any crystals. I imagine time for that is just around the corner. As of today tho ... I have ALL crafts over level 24. GSM 29. CUL 27. WVR 25. I have over $175,000 gil. At least $100k on the Market Boards. Yeah I'm gonna be rich boiiiii. Wanna see how I made a quick couple of grand with Walnut Logs while leveling up my Carpenter.

Check out my story on Goldsmith Leveling Guide for a more detailed look at my strategy. 

Join the Gouki LS on Malboro server.

Check out all of our Gouki Linkshell Guides.

Follow me on Twitter @goukijones

Watch me on Gouki.tv

Check my out on the Lodestone.

Thanks for watching. 

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Podcast night 96 preview

By: BatRastered Sep 13, 2013 | 0 Comments | Updated: Sep 16, 2013

Should be a short one tonight and late...

The rundown

Podcast #96 Sep 13, 2013
Intro
FFXIV
PSVita TV
CoD machine guns in space vs dog taking down copter, which is more ridiculous?
Outro

Should be live on the internet around 11pm tonight. MP3 will be up tomorrow morning as usual.

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.

 

How to make money & level up with HQ crafting tricks. Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Weaver Level 21-23. HQ crafting gear equipped. I only synth HQ. They call me Mr. HQ.

A tip on getting all of the HQ mats. KNOW YOUR MARKET. Check it often for some nuab posting stuff for like 30gil. I buy HQ Diremite for less than 100g all day. 2-3 a time & then save them for a couple of days until I have a bunch to craft. Don't be a Jimmy!

Check out my Cross Class Ability Guide.

Weekly Gathering Show Thursdays 1PM PST. Gouki.tv

Thanks for watching. 

I call them le-ve. If you have the leves to spare, you can save a ton of money & time on leveling craft. The trade craft leves give the best rewards. Crystals, Cash & EXP. A lot of EXP.

Obviously this is a technique I'll be waying thru the rest of the FFXIV life cycle. 18K EXP is easily worth 5K. Somebody gotta jack up the price. Might as well be me while I level up off of these nuabs. Don't be a Jimmy!

Thanks for watching. 

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 ...

Check out the Gouki LS weekly Gathering show with GoukiJones & ZeroUK. Live 1PM Thursdays on Gouki.tv

Follow me on Twitter. @goukijones

Special thanks to XIVDB.com.

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