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Ken
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The first expansion for FFXIV released on June 23rd 2015. It requires the base FFXIV game and a Lv50 character (with patch 2.55's main scenario completed) to access Ishgard, new jobs, and further expansion content.

►► Guide for New or Returning Players Catching up to Patch 3.0 (Heavensward) ◄◄
►► For New Players: A List of Progression and Level Locked Content ◄◄

Official Heavensward Site | Launch Trailer
Official FFXIV Site + Free Trial | The Lodestone (news/community)
Benchmark + Character Creator | Recruit a Friend Campaign

For those that want to join the GAF Free Company (FFXIV's term for "Guilds"), the majority of GAF plays on Ultros and it is open to all (casual or hardcore) players. Ultros currently has a restriction on when new characters can be added to the server. Your best bet is to try and make a character somewhere between 1:00-5:00 AM (5:00-10:00 GMT). Ultros prime time is the evening on EST time zone. As a result EU, JP, and Oceanic players might not have much luck on this server.

♦♦ You must register on the Guildworks site listed below before sending in an application in-game. Not doing this will result in your application being automatically declined. If you were dropped from the Free Company (FC) due to inactivity, just send in another in-game application stating your Guildworks username (if it's different from your character's name) and that you are a returning player. ♦♦




World: Ultros (Data center - Primal)
Free Company: Gather Against Fate «GAF»
Officers: Maple Cookie, Strawberry Shortcake, Safflower Amariyo, Baramoht Klynhollsyn, Drama Zeni, Elliott Kirkland, Mira Mora, Odoru Suika, Scything Moon
Guild Website: http://neogaf.guildwork.com/

►►► HOW TO JOIN GAF FC:

⇒ STEP #1: Guildwork Application
Sign up and submit the 'Recruitment' form at http://neogaf.guildwork.com
*Make sure to also setup your character's full name on the Guildwork's Display Name field (under Settings).
⇒ STEP #2: Submitting a Free Company Application

1. Target any member with the tag «GAF» in-game, then select View Company Profile from the subcommand menu.

You can find random GAF members anywhere or at the FC house in Limsa Lominsa's housing area: Mist (Northeast) - Ward 1, Plot 15.

2. Select Submit Application at the bottom of the Company Profile window.


3. Enter a message to be sent with your application, then press Confirm to submit.

4. An officer will review your application when available, and when your application has been accepted, you will be added to the free company automatically. You do not need to be online to get accepted.




Basic Game Utility / News
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/ - The Lodestone. Official site for news and more.
sqex.to/Msp - The Mog Station. Used for all FFXIV account management.
http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/forum.php - Official forums. (Note the "Dev Tracker" feed.)
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/ - Developers' blog.
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodest...ption_service/ - Optional services (vanity items, world transfer, etc).
https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN - Official Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/FINALFANTASYXIV - Official Youtube channel
http://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv - Official Twitch channel
http://arrstatus.com - Server/World status site.
http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/fankit - Wallpapers and such.
Resources / Wikis / Guides
http://xivdb.com - A data-minded database.
http://www.garlandtools.org/db/ - A database with tools.
http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Main_Page - Successor to FFXIclopedia.
http://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/FF14_Wiki - Another wiki for ARR.
http://finalfantasyxivcutscenes.com - Cutscenes!
http://www.ffxivinfo.com - Database, with guides.
http://www.ffxivguild.com/ - A general guides site.
http://ffxivdungeons.com/ - Guides for dungeons.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MTQcapture - Video guides for dungeons, raids, primals.
Useful Pages
http://ffxiv.ariyala.com/ - Gear calculator.
http://ffxivcrafting.com/ - Crafting resources.
http://ffxivclock.com/ - Gathering timers.
http://ffxivfisher.appspot.com/ - Fishing.
http://www.garlandtools.org/db/#skywatcher/all - Weather forecast.
http://vistas.explorexiv.com/ - Sightseeing log.
http://dimensionaldeath.com/?page=huntinglogs - Hunting log.
http://www.xiv-minions.com/ - Minions and mounts.
http://ffxiverminion.com/ - Lord of Verminion.
http://ffxivchocobo.com/ - Chocobo color calculator.
http://www.ffxivgardening.com/ - Gardening.
http://ffxivtriad.com/ - Triple Triad database.
http://en.ff14housing.com/ - Housing and furnishings.
http://www.ffxivhuntspath.co.uk/ - Clan Hunt Marks locations.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1617225659 - Endgame loot list.
Other Communities
http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv - FFXIV subreddit since 1.x.
http://www.bluegartr.com/index.php - An endgame-centric forum originally known for its FFXI community.
http://ffxiv.zam.com/ - Long established MMO site with large forum community.
Videos
https://youtu.be/ag2cRTU-Og8 - FFXIV (1.0) opening cinematic.
https://youtu.be/TXc0loyuq9I - "The Waning of the Sixth Sun" (narrated storyline of 1.0).
https://youtu.be/1xOOFCltZuc - A Realm Reborn (2.0) opening cinematic, includes "Flames of Truth".
https://youtu.be/pAoBojYsuOI - Heavensward (3.0) opening cinematic.
https://youtu.be/uDg44MVJLrw - 16-bit Super Titan Extreme Battle.
https://youtu.be/cuELXU0OEs4 - Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV.
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The OT is an accumulation of everyone's efforts in stealing each others stuff over and over.

inb4 dead game

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PSN errors when installing?

Originally Posted by AuthenticM

Hey, just to let you know that it would probably help some other poor souls if you added to the OP the solution to the patch download error on PS4. I had to switch my DNS server to one from Japan; specifically, this address: 221.186.113.106.

I was able to replicate its success a second time after I tried Google's DNS to speed up the download (which kept giving me failures still), so it should be reliable.

I don't know if it's pertinent, but I live in Canada.

cheers

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DarknessTear
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(08-26-2016, 10:31 PM)
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ded gam
Guess Who
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(08-26-2016, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by DarknessTear

ded gam

can't wait till all the servers get merged into balmung
NCR Redslayer
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(08-26-2016, 10:33 PM)
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Legion clone
DarknessTear
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(08-26-2016, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guess Who

can't wait till all the servers get merged into balmung

That'll be exciting. I've always wanted to try my hand at MMO RP.
EndcatOmega
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(08-26-2016, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by DarknessTear

That'll be exciting. I've always wanted to try my hand at MMO RP.

No trust me, you don't. 90% of it is ERP and weird fascists and ERPing as weird fascists. Though maybe Balmung is different!
Aadrian1234
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(08-26-2016, 10:37 PM)
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New thread, who dis
DarknessTear
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(08-26-2016, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by EndcatOmega

No trust me, you don't. 90% of it is ERP and weird fascists and ERPing as weird fascists. Though maybe Balmung is different!

No, I have friends who play on Balmung and I hear it's full of degenerates. So basically I'd fit in perfectly.

Not the facism but the ERP.
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Thorgal
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(08-26-2016, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guess Who

can't wait till all the servers get merged into balmung

I'd rather be strapped to a chair and be forced to endure the papaya song till my ears bleed and shrivel up.

Anyway

Deadtgame
Redx508
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(08-26-2016, 11:07 PM)
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best time to move gaf to balmung is NOW before 3.4.
Celcius
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(08-26-2016, 11:20 PM)
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Still debating on taking the plunge lol
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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(08-26-2016, 11:23 PM)
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Really interested to hear about the GC training thing during the live letter tonight.
Jayhawk
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(08-26-2016, 11:30 PM)
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DarknessTear, please keep your ERP out of this OT.
Squishy3
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(08-26-2016, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Thorgal

I'd rather be strapped to a chair and be forced to endure the papaya song till my ears bleed and shrivel up.

Anyway

Deadtgame

this probably happens on balmung, i don't see the downside
Redx508
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(08-26-2016, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jayhawk

DarknessTear, please keep your ERP out of this OT.

Jayhawk
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(08-27-2016, 12:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Redx508

.

So that is what floats your boat.
Aadrian1234
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(08-27-2016, 12:15 AM)
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Regarding my previous comments, I hope the next raid tier appeals to me, but if not I'll just find something else to get my fix. It's becoming clear that the direction of "savage" raids are different than what I want. I hope they add more midcore stuff if the raids are targeting people who want even more
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Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Redx508

best time to move gaf to balmung is NOW before 3.4.

Is this where you believe you belong
IS IT
Valor
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(08-27-2016, 12:52 AM)
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GAF West moving from Gilgamesh to Balmung? Casual status confirmed.
DarknessTear
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(08-27-2016, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jayhawk

DarknessTear, please keep your ERP out of this OT.

Wow I'm not ERP'ing. Keep your bad outfits out of this OT. >:c

Originally Posted by Valor

GAF West moving from Gilgamesh to Balmung? Casual status confirmed.

I thought GAF already was casual status
Jayhawk
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(08-27-2016, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by DarknessTear

Wow I'm not ERP'ing. Keep your bad outfits out of this OT. >:c

I post glamour pictures in the OT? Somebody hack my account or something?
DarknessTear
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(08-27-2016, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jayhawk

I post glamour pictures in the OT? Somebody hack my account or something?

I think so. Might want to change your passwords asap.
Unknown Soldier
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(08-27-2016, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guess Who

can't wait till all the servers get merged into balmung

Everyone already plays on Balmung, they could just shut the other servers down and have the same effect
Wilsongt
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(08-27-2016, 03:05 AM)
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Dededededed game
BLCKATK
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(08-27-2016, 03:10 AM)
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Yes GAF, come to me. Balmung is a nice place.

Come here so I don't have to go over there!
Unknown Soldier
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Originally Posted by BLCKATK

Yes GAF, come to me. Balmung is a nice place.

Come here so I don't have to go over there!

Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.
Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.

The thirst...
Qvoth
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(08-27-2016, 03:29 AM)
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didn't realize the 14 hour live letter is gonna be on tonight
mite b cool
Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 03:46 AM)
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Kagari
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(08-27-2016, 03:53 AM)
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Based Nomura.
rubius01
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(08-27-2016, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

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/em pukes
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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(08-27-2016, 03:56 AM)
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Anyone got the link for the stream?
Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 03:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by VanillaCakeIsBurning

Anyone got the link for the stream?

http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodest...a812d54faf8020
Aadrian1234
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(08-27-2016, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

Do you know how impossible it is to create a character on Balmung?

I tried after the last maintenance. arrstatus.com on 15 seconds refresh, login and password pre-entered on the launcher, character appearance pre-created and name pre-decided, loading the game off a Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, spamclicking the moment I got the ping that Balmung was up. The server was greyed out by the time I got to the server selection screen in character creation. It's literally impossibru.

People need to stop recommending just gilgamesh and balmung, i see so many new players being told to just go to either gilgamesh or balmung if they want RP or not (not you guys, but everywhere else I see them being promoted as the "go to" servers)
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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(08-27-2016, 04:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodest...a812d54faf8020

Thanks. About 37 minutes left to go.
Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 04:26 AM)
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Lore book preview.
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(08-27-2016, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Lore book preview.

does it come in an online powerpoint version?
Frumix
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(08-27-2016, 04:31 AM)
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One of the devs had a T-shirt that says "Teleji and Adeleji", scenario writer Ishikawa drew attention to it.
SECRET TWIN PLOT CONFIRMED??!?!?!?!

Originally Posted by NCR Redslayer

does it come in an online powerpoint version?

Haha, nah.
Last edited by Frumix; 08-27-2016 at 04:38 AM.
Guess Who
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(08-27-2016, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aadrian1234

People need to stop recommending just gilgamesh and balmung, i see so many new players being told to just go to either gilgamesh or balmung if they want RP or not (not you guys, but everywhere else I see them being promoted as the "go to" servers)

They're big because they're the de facto official community servers for the Reddit and Tumblr FFXIV communities, respectively, so people from those communities tell other people to join them. The other factor is that big servers are self-perpetuating. People want to play MMOs with the most people they can, so they go to the biggest server, and it gets even bigger, repeat forever.
lazybones18
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(08-27-2016, 04:44 AM)
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I want a chocobo chick plushie
suzu
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(08-27-2016, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

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So good :O
Chille
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(08-27-2016, 04:57 AM)
anyone watching the live stream go here
http://kadgar.net/live/finalfantasyxiv/markoturn

has a unofficial live translate
Wilsongt
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(08-27-2016, 05:07 AM)
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How you feel when everyone is working on their second relic, and you're only 1/10th done with yours.
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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(08-27-2016, 05:09 AM)
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Patch 3.4 : Soul Surrender.
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(08-27-2016, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wilsongt



How you feel when everyone is working on their second relic, and you're only 1/10th done with yours.

235 potd
Wilsongt
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(08-27-2016, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by NCR Redslayer

235 potd

Only on floor 40 and like... 15/11
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(08-27-2016, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chille

anyone watching the live stream go here
http://kadgar.net/live/finalfantasyxiv/markoturn

has a unofficial live translate

Is there a twitch one because im on mobile.

Originally Posted by Wilsongt

Only on floor 40 and like... 15/11

It way faster tho and you get tonnes of gil.
And exp! And lvl5 materia!
Wilsongt
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(08-27-2016, 05:12 AM)
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They remember Alisail exists.
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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Dialogue in new patch will change depending on whether or not you have completed Coil.

I like that they actually take the time to change stuff like that.
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(08-27-2016, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wilsongt

They remember Alisail exists.

At the end of 3.3 they did.

Originally Posted by VanillaCakeIsBurning

Dialogue in new patch will change depending on whether or not you have completed Coil.

Too bad i did.

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