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Raven117
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(06-15-2017, 12:11 AM)
I really need to get back into this.
laoni
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Originally Posted by Vic_Viper

♦ What are the in-game requirements for accessing Stormblood content?

You must have a Lv60 character that has completed all the Main Scenario Quests from patch 2.0 ARR to patch 3.5 HW. Howeveró you can still acquire the Red Mage and Samurai jobs as long as you have Stormblood and also reached Lv50 on one job.


Ok so I can start a Samurai/Red Mage right away if I already have a lvl 50 character but can't access the Stormblood Story Content until I finish all the MSQs and have a lvl 60 character right? Almost passed on this until I leveled up my NIN, but if this is true I will totally be there Day 1!!

You've got it right
Relaxed Muscle
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Originally Posted by GodParticle

Ah, cool. I kind of wanted to give another go. Any mention of improvements?

2 modes: A 60fps/1080p mode and a highres mode at 30fps. (I guess is checkerboard, but not sure...)
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Guess Who
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(06-15-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Someone spoonfeed me on why WHMs are now despised. I'm out of the loop.

I'm WHM.

their new lily mechanic sucks
AST and SCH are better at everything
The Last Wizard
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(06-15-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Can't wait to get back into eorzea.
Razmos
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Jobs have new unique sprinting animations when the weapon is drawn.

Also sprinting doesn't cost TP anymore!

Also ground mounts are faster!

Minor QoL changes
Redx508
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(06-15-2017, 12:13 AM)
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soon
WeaponKnight
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Y U NO PATCH NOTES?
_woLf
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What are the in-game requirements for accessing Stormblood content?

You must have a Lv60 character that has completed all the Main Scenario Quests from patch 2.0 ARR to patch 3.5 HW

Wait, what?

I thought I read somewhere that you would *not* need to complete any of Heavensward in order to access stormblood content. I haven't done any post heavensward stuff because of this.

Son of a bitch. Guess I'm buying the expensive item to skip it because forget slogging my way through that many MSQs.
SoundPulse
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(06-15-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Someone spoonfeed me on why WHMs are now despised. I'm out of the loop.

I'm WHM.

AST got all the buffs.
WHM got a silly Lily system which encourages spamming Cure II.
Relaxed Muscle
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Someone spoonfeed me on why WHMs are now despised. I'm out of the loop.

I'm WHM.

I'm so sorry.

I'm sorry.

No, really, I feel bad for you.

Seriously though, is just the new mechanic the though for WHM dosn't seem very fun or useful, also they didn't provide Raid utility. Oh, and also took some of their best abilities and made them cross heal skills. But, on paper, looks like a perfectly viable healer job. Don't worry.
laoni
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

Someone spoonfeed me on why WHMs are now despised. I'm out of the loop.

I'm WHM.

I guess the simplest way to put it would be...

You know AST's Spear card (It reduces the cooldown of abilities)

Your new mechanic is pretty much a weaker/equal to Spear card based on RNG, that you can't control when you use.
Razmos
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(06-15-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by _woLf

Wait, what?

I thought I read somewhere that you would *not* need to complete any of Heavensward in order to access stormblood content. I haven't done any post heavensward stuff because of this.

Son of a bitch.

You obviously need to be caught up with the story to access the Stormblood areas and story.

The new jobs and system changes don't require to be caught up though
Stone Ocean
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(06-15-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Exodist

Guys my main is White Mage and its the only class I've played. What the fuck do I do now?

WHM isn't going to be bad, it's just that they've gotten basically zero new skills in the expansion besides Thin Air
Relaxed Muscle
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(06-15-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by _woLf

Wait, what?

I thought I read somewhere that you would *not* need to complete any of Heavensward in order to access stormblood content. I haven't done any post heavensward stuff because of this.

Son of a bitch. Guess I'm buying the expensive item to skip it because forget slogging my way through that many MSQs.

You don't need to complete HW MSQ to get RDM and SAM jobs, you need it to access SB MSQ and content. It was the same with HW....
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(06-15-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Cure 1 still gives a 50% chance to get a lilly, you shouldn't be spamming cure 2 unless you are bad
Vashetti
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Thanks for the answers!

Originally Posted by Razmos

Jobs have new unique sprinting animations when the weapon is drawn.

Also sprinting doesn't cost TP anymore!

Also ground mounts are faster!

Minor QoL changes

These are all awesome
Primus
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(06-15-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Back in as of last week, need to grind out five more BLM levels and get a $25 MSQ jump potion and then we can RDM it.
LowParry
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(06-15-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

2 modes: A 60fps/1080p mode and a highres mode at 30fps. (I guess is checkerboard, but not sure...)

60fps/1080p would be the better option imo. Wonder if there will be any additional graphical enhancements.
iammeiam
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(06-15-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Exodist

Guys my main is White Mage and its the only class I've played. What the fuck do I do now?

Are you a Savage Raider? Find a Noct AST buddy and raid away; WHM is getting a raw deal but all signs point to it being functional. Just not, y'know, particularly appealing.

If you're more casual and more of a dungeon player, wreck shit. WHM's new skills are not good for the way heavy healing works in the game, but Thin Air + more Assizes + Holy still being awesome and the AOE nerfs SCH is getting will make WHM uncontested dungeon king.

There's definitely a lot with WHM that'll need fixing whenever Yoshida decides to acknowledge everything is not fine, but for the most part it works.

Originally Posted by _woLf

Wait, what?

I thought I read somewhere that you would *not* need to complete any of Heavensward in order to access stormblood content. I haven't done any post heavensward stuff because of this.

Son of a bitch.

They were talking about removing the requirement at one point because it's a hurdle to new players.

Then they decided to keep the hurdle and just let you buy your way out on the cash shop. If you finished 3.0, though, the HW postgame MSQ stuff is really short.
Relaxed Muscle
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(06-15-2017, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by LowParry

60fps/1080p would be the better option imo. Wonder if there will be any additional graphical enhancements.

As a PC player, I agree.
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(06-15-2017, 12:17 AM)
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I managed to clear the Warring Triad questline before SB maintenance! YAY!
Guess Who
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(06-15-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

2 modes: A 60fps/1080p mode and a highres mode at 30fps. (I guess is checkerboard, but not sure...)

Originally Posted by LowParry

60fps/1080p would be the better option imo. Wonder if there will be any additional graphical enhancements.

I'm fairly certain the higher-res mode is still 60fps (or at least, unlocked - I'd bet there's still quite a lot of framedrops in places with tons of characters, like the current PS4 version). YoshiP specifically said they chose not to go to native 4K so that they could keep the framerate high.
GodParticle
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(06-15-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

2 modes: A 60fps/1080p mode and a highres mode at 30fps. (I guess is checkerboard, but not sure...)

60 all day
Matt Attack
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(06-15-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Oh god do I do the MSQ on Machinist to see if it's still fun or drop everything and level Samurai straight away? Decisions, decisions.
Relaxed Muscle
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(06-15-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

I managed to clear the Warring Triad questline before SB maintenance! YAY!

But did you did Briardien sidequests? You would have enjoyed it. What a shame.
Bowlie
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(06-15-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Beautiful OT :3
xiaxdragon
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(06-15-2017, 12:21 AM)
I'm sadly only level 22......but I'm excited that I can level with the class changes come in 2 days. My bard won't have WM to piss me off come level 50 when I get there XD


Originally Posted by iammeiam

Are you a Savage Raider? Find a Noct AST buddy and raid away; WHM is getting a raw deal but all signs point to it being functional. Just not, y'know, particularly appealing.

If you're more casual and more of a dungeon player, wreck shit. WHM's new skills are not good for the way heavy healing works in the game, but Thin Air + more Assizes + Holy still being awesome and the AOE nerfs SCH is getting will make WHM uncontested dungeon king.

There's definitely a lot with WHM that'll need fixing whenever Yoshida decides to acknowledge everything is not fine, but for the most part it works.



They were talking about removing the requirement at one point because it's a hurdle to new players.

Then they decided to keep the hurdle and just let you buy your way out on the cash shop. If you finished 3.0, though, the HW postgame MSQ stuff is really short.


Samurai and red mage though I think can be leveled from 50-60 without even owning Stormblood
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(06-15-2017, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

I managed to clear the Warring Triad questline before SB maintenance! YAY!

Gratz! Which was your favourite fight?
iammeiam
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(06-15-2017, 12:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Matt Attack

Oh god do I do the MSQ on Machinist to see if it's still fun or drop everything and level Samurai straight away? Decisions, decisions.

Dress in black, spend the next 24 hours in mourning, and pretend new MCH is the third job they're adding SB after old MCH died on its way to its home planet. Then pick flamethrower vs melee with a castbar

idk I think I'm just going to level AST out of salt
KeyBladerXIII
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(06-15-2017, 12:21 AM)
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I was going to start a new class today but after reading that they're fucking with all the jobs I decided to wait.

I hope Dragoon comes out okay.

Going to wait on Stormblood for a bit, not going to have the time to play it right now.
Vic_Viper
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(06-15-2017, 12:22 AM)
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Is there any way to go back and do the Heavensward MSQs if you buy the MSQ skip item without making a new character? Probably not going to do it, at least not right away but still curious.
Relaxed Muscle
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(06-15-2017, 12:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vic_Viper

Is there any way to go back and do the Heavensward MSQs if you buy the MSQ skip item without making a new character? Probably not going to do it, at least not right away but still curious.

Nope, you can watch the cutscenes I guess lol
Ridill
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(06-15-2017, 12:22 AM)
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I haven't played this in a few years...but now that I'm done with nursing school i have a hankering to jump back in...

Whats the best/quickest way of getting the stormblood CE (with the early access code) digital?
Rua
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(06-15-2017, 12:23 AM)
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Started playing again this week and have been trying to finish up every dungeon and trial I haven't done yet. So close to finishing.

Didn't know Hildibrand had some trials so I'm finally going through that. It's amazing.
Brannon
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(06-15-2017, 12:23 AM)
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... damn it I was going to wait until SB to re-up my sub, but now you reminded me of the Warring Triad and how I love the music and battles there, so I guess I'm doing that now!
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Originally Posted by Vic_Viper

Is there any way to go back and do the Heavensward MSQs if you buy the MSQ skip item without making a new character? Probably not going to do it, at least not right away but still curious.

Nope you just go to the inn and watch all the cutscenes
fluffydelusions
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(06-15-2017, 12:23 AM)
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What time (PDT) does early access go live again?
Squishy3
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(06-15-2017, 12:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by xiaxdragon

Samurai and red mage though I think can be leveled from 50-60 without even owning Stormblood

You need to own Stormblood to access the classes, but don't need to be at Stormblood content to play them.
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(06-15-2017, 12:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

What time (PDT) does early access go live again?

2AM Pacific Friday morning

Game goes down 2AM Thursday morning for pre-expac maint.
Matticers
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(06-15-2017, 12:25 AM)
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I really don't want to have to do the Dragonsong War quests to access the new area. I've got about 14 quests left to finish Heavensward. Then 44 more to finish Dragonsong War. Ugh. I might be doing a lot of cutscene skipping for that, unfortunately.
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(06-15-2017, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

What time (PDT) does early access go live again?

2:00 am
Brannon
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(06-15-2017, 12:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Matticers

I really don't want to have to do the Dragonsong War quests to access the new area. I've got about 14 quests left to finish Heavensward. Then 44 more to finish Dragonsong War. Ugh. I might be doing a lot of cutscene skipping for that, unfortunately.

But what about post-dragonsong war, that has all the meat!
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
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(06-15-2017, 12:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Irvana

Still no date for Shirogane's housing implementation ?

I want to know this too. I'm quite busy these days and I will miss getting a house if it is during stupid late hours of the day.
Abstrusity
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(06-15-2017, 12:27 AM)
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Where are my patch notes, Yoshi-P. You promised them by Tuesday. It is Wednesday evening!
Leunam
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(06-15-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Got my fluffy lion mount, my completed Anima weapon, and the Louisoix minion before the expansion hit. Definitely ready on my end.
Chie Satonaka
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(06-15-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Yeah, I'm ready.

Took time off, bought snacks, going in hard.

Can't wait.

Also, you guys are killing me with these White Mage memes.
fluffydelusions
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(06-15-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by iammeiam

2AM Pacific Friday morning

Game goes down 2AM Thursday morning for pre-expac maint.

Originally Posted by Jasbasse

2:00 am

Damn...yeah I'll be sleeping lol. I wonder if there will crazy queues trying to get in by late morning.
Wilsongt
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(06-15-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Rip bardmage. Will take me a bit to learn how to rip hate off tanks again.

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