By: goukijones Aug 9, 2013 | 3 Comments
I lay my entire plan on the table for the four day phase 4 beta test of Final Fantasy XIV. This character will carry over, so it's full-on! My Goal: level 20 MRD. Level 20 GLD. Additional Job abilities. GC, FG & Bird. Get ready to rail Early Access.
Okay so here’s the plan …
I want to get to endgame as a Warrior ASAP after release. I don’t want to play MRD full time at end game tho. I just figure there are going to be a lot of nuabs playing & I need to be in a leader’s role or I’m gonna die a lot. Plus it’s easier for tanks to get into Duty Finder & I’m familiar with MRD, since I played that in the beta. With that said …
Let me just clarify a few things. I was in phase 3 of the beta, so I will get access to phase 4 of the beta this coming Friday. August 16, 2013. I’m expecting it to kick off the same time the other phases started around 2AM. Yes, I will plan accordingly that day to be awake at 2AM, PWNn!
If you have an invite to phase 4, you can start playing on Saturday. Phase 4 is open beta, but if you did not apply earlier for it, you will have to register on Saturday & wait for an email. I have no further details on this. Don’t be so late next time. Don’t be a Jimmy!
Phase 4 of the beta is capped at level 20. So you should be able to get to a Grand Company & get your Chocobo. All of that stuff isn’t hard to miss, it’s part of the main story. Once you beat Ifrit, you’ll know. Okay since we can only get to level 20, there’s going to be a lot of free time to do other things in the game. When I first played, I got to level 18 in less than 2 days. I was doing a lot running around & side quests. Not this time. Fuck side quests. I’ll run around as an Arcanist at the end of phase 4 & do Jimmy ass side quests, if I’m bored.
Main goal #1. Get to Level 15 -> Get an Airship pass. The moment I land in Gridania, I hoof it over to the Conjurer’s guild & get my CNJ up to level 2, maybe level 8 depending on how long I think it will take. The reason for this is, CNJ unlocks Cure at level 2 & Protect at level 8. Having Cure would be nice, it’ll save me GIL on potions & I’ll just have another way to heal myself in battle. Can’t rely on the nubfarm.
At this point I may stick around Gridania & get a couple of more abilities, just so I have them & later on I can test out with different builds. For example:
Feint - Level 2 Lancer: Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Slow +20%
Keen Fury - Level 4 Lancer: Increases parry rate by 20%.
Straight Shot - Level 2 Archer: Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate by 10%
Raging Strikes - Level 4 Archer: Increases damage dealt by 20%.
Then it’s time to get the fuck outta Gridania. I sure will miss all of those green trees. If you continue the main story quest you should be on your way to Ul’Dah now. I believe after you complete the story quests here it will be time for your first dungeon. Since you can only get to level 20, I don’t think there is a super rush to keep going with your main right now. I’ll stop & get 1 more subjob ability while I’m here.
Second Wind - Level 8 Pugilist: Instantly restores 25% of maximum HP.
Thaumaturge moves are pretty worthless for MRD at this point. So I’ll skip that class all together right now. Second Wind from the PUG is huge for the MRD, restore 25% of my HP instantly? Yes, I need that. While playing MRD during phase 3, I would drop to low health in party without warning & very fast. This could send the CNJ in your party into a panic mode & he may not be able to heal you fast enough. Having stuff like Second Wind, Cure, & Hi-potions on you are going to save your life & keep your entire party alive.
What about Gladiator? You need GLD to get to Warrior with your MRD Jimmy. I know, I know. But at this point (again because of the level 20 cap) I don’t know how big of a deal it is to rush this down. Maybe level him up quick to get Flash, but you don’t need that. You should know how to control hate during battles without needing that skil. Still tho, if I think there’s time, I’ll do it.
Now I’m gonna finish the current storyline with my main job. Get to level 20, beat Ifrit, get to a GC & get my bird. So my MRD is now level 20, now what? Now I go back to Ul’Dah & get my GLD to 20.
No crafting or gathering during phase 4 for me. I only want class levels. After I get my MRD & GLD maxed out, I’ll decide what I want to do. I’ll probably want to fool around with Arcanist. I really want to be a Bard endgame, I love everything I hear about that job. Plus, I’ve always liked playing Archer. In Final Fantasy XI I was a healer, so I’m not too excited about doing that right away in this game. White Mage style anyway, I want to see how the Arcanist is set up. I love pets!
If all of this stuff comes to light & I can complete it by the end of phase 4, I think I’ll be off to a good start. I really want to craft & gather, but if I don’t get to endgame (lvl50) early & with my FC, I’m going to get left behind & I’m not having that. Don’t be a Jimmy!
I will be on Malboro for the Final Fantasy XIV. I will have a Gouki LinkShell. I will be rolling with TAW.net as my Free Company.
Let’s start coming up!
With the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, right around the corner, let’s start speculating about what we’re going to hear about our favorite developers from the press conference.
Sony Now, if Sony lets Kevin Butler and Jack Tretton talk on stage, it would be insane! I enjoy Sony for being the middle man in this. They want motion control with Move, and support the gaming community, but they always slip at the last minute. If you can recall from last year, they were going to announce the PSP Go with Gran Turismo, and Little Big Planet PSP but was leaked via their Core episode four days prior their showing! That wasn’t the best move on my behalf, and the screen shots that they are releasing for KillZone 3 are, in my opinion, dumb. Why not wait for E3 and reveal your games and show of to the other companies?! Maybe I don’t see the business side to it. What I hope to see at this year’s E3 is The Last Guaridan, Gran Turismo 5, Infamous 2 or Sly Cooper 4, Final Fantasy XIV, Metal Gear Solid; Raiden/Peace Walker, SOCOM 4, Little Big Planet 2, Kingdom Hearts 3/Birth by Sleep, and God of War; Ghost of Sparta. If they demonstrate like they did two years ago with Little Big Planet, and bring the same style with Little Big Planet 2, they’ll win for creativity. I’m also expecting some strong partnerships with their only rental service like cable, or maybe the PSP2!
Microsoft One of the heavy hitters at the last few E3s. With everyone jumping on the motion controls band wagon, Project Natal will be no exception. Natal will have half of the conference, right after they tell you how much their online blows everyone out of the water. Natal will be interesting. Maybe they’ll release a PSP/DS style handled. You can dream right? Come on, don’t you want to play Gears 3 standing? Waving your hands in the air? Which leads me to the games! Let’s see if they show some trailer/gameplay to Gears of War 3, Fable 3, Halo Reach, Natal and…. Wait, what else do they have?!? Naw, but I’m sure they’re going to gave a mention to the Zune, all three of you, and more Natal features. Zzzz…
P.S. Watch this video to see Kevin Butler, KB, make fun of Project Natal.
Nintendo Last but not least, Nintendo. Let’s hear that they have games this year too. Last year was a fantastic year, compared to the previous years, so this year, they better whip it out. With the new hardware already out of the bag, the DS3D will be the talk of the show. I would honestly like to see some software for Nintendo than anything else. Golden Sun DS, Kirby(for any Wii or DSi/3D), Zelda, Metriod: Other M, Pikmn 3, F-Zero, Kid Icarus, Pokemon Black & White, Sonic Colors, Star Fox, Epic Mickey and any crazy secret game they always do. I just hope that it won’t be a sleeper from two years ago.
Third Parties These developers whore themselves out and they make money on the games we will, and, buy. Not going to the specifics on which developers I want to see show off their junk, but more important the games. Call of Duty; Black Ops, Marvel Vs. CAPCOM 3, Batman; Arkham Asylum 2, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon; Future Solider, King of Fighter XIII, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, Castlevania; Lord of Shadow, Star Wars(All 30 of them) Naruto; Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Rock Band 3.
I’m sure the games, demonstration and events will be a year to remember. After all, it’s the year to stroke your hands for real gameplay. Motion control style!
And KB once again.
By: goukijones Aug 27, 2013 | 1 Comments
I got 99% of Emotes, but a /visor ain't 1. Check out all of the programmable Emotes in Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.
Didn't have a movable visor at this point. You get the idea tho. Stagger is my favorite.
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By: goukijones Sep 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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!
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Should be a short one tonight and late...
Podcast #96 Sep 13, 2013
CoD machine guns in space vs dog taking down copter, which is more ridiculous?
Should be live on the internet around 11pm tonight. MP3 will be up tomorrow morning as usual.
By: goukijones Sep 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
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.
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Here's a list of video games I want and don't want to play in 2010. It's going to be an amazing year. Number 1 in the world baby King of Jimmys!
Mass Effect 2 Its so close I can't believe it. I love Mass Effect 1. The guns the music the flying the ship through the space and being a fuckin' asshole to everyone in the galaxy. Can't wait to play part 2! Mass Effect 2 giveaway
Bioshock 2 is right behind ME2. If you got vacation days coming, use them! Fuck the multiplayer Jimmy whining about multiplayer suck. Bioshock was so much fun just by itself. I will play the multiplayer though, carrying the kicking and screaming little sister around as "the flag" is cool and looks awesome.
Final Fantasy XIII Fuck yeah Jimmy. I loved XII. I spent more than 365 total days in real life playing Final Fantasy XI and that's just ridiculous. So I will at least try XIII. XIV?!? GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE. A new online Final Fantasy will come out this year too. I'm done with everything.
ModNation Racers I'm playing with the Beta now and absolutely loving it. It's a kart racer with the exact same controls of Mario Kart 64. Every race gives you that same exact feeling of fast-paced close finishes racing. Oh yeah!Read full story...
By: goukijones Jul 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Video game season draws near. Red Dead Redemption on sale. Deathsmiles Bad Ass Limited Edition. Crackdown 2 Tuesday night pwnfest. Start saving money on every new video game you buy. Don't be a Jimmy!
Yeah the biggest pre-order news of this week is Final Fantasy XIV. You can play 8 days early with the Collector's Edition.
Check out our incredible Final Fantasy pre-launch information hub. Click here.Read full story...
By: kuroukage Sep 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
A recent interview with the great Yoshi-P of Square Enix.
Naoki Yoshida talks about the original version of Final Fantasy 14, his influences for A Realm Reborn and overall development of the MMO.
By: kuroukage Sep 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
Greg and Destin continue their Final Fantasy 14 adventures. Destin, now a level 21 Marauder takes Greg through a mission and explains Fates!
Watch your favorite nuabs from IGN play Final Fantasy XIV: ARR. "Pride of the Sunset" continues his epic journey through Eorzea.
By: goukijones Oct 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Oh you didn't know? I get addicted to MMO's rather easily & my entire life shuts down. Here's my running thru the same dungeons a few times over the last couple of days. It's the only way to get certain monies in the game. I need it yo.
Try not to look like a nuab, but I can't help. The Leroy Jenkins in me is hard to contain.
Ok so that was try #2, getting better? Faster?
Gotta get them mythos thingys right? Any means necessary. Don't be a Jimmy!
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By: goukijones Sep 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
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!
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