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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward |OT3| Keniki Gauge Cost: 20,000

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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 poopy 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.



World: Ultros (Data center - Primal)
Free Company: Gather Against Fate «GAF»
Officers: Click for current roster of officers and members.
Guild Website: http://neogaf.guildwork.com/

►►► HOW TO JOIN GAF FC:

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. 3. Enter a message, GAF name(if you have one) and your region 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/lodestone/help/option_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/spreadsheet...Lk7OCd6VWTcU/htmlview?sle=true#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?

AuthenticM said:
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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Both jobs I was looking at have no utility. (SAM & BLM)

This is fine. Maybe I am secretly a very selfish person.
 

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THIS POST HAS BEEN CAST UNINTERRUPTED

Can't wait to mitigate fucking everything under the sun only to find out things hit like wet noodles again.
 

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I potentially only have RDM hype right now because it looks like constant chaos potential.

MCH got the shit streamlined out of it;seems viable but lacking in hyperactivity. Worth leveling, but beyond that they've altered the core loop of the job in weird ways.
 

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you, a WHM main: stormblood has failed us. yoshida has forsaken our job, leaving us to die beneath the heels of astrologians and scholars alike. with no raid-wide utility, and the astrologian shamelessly stealing our spot in the meta, we are left with no identity to call our own - a job without a face.

me, a BRD main and AST secondary:

 

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With 1/2 MP from Divine Magic Mastery I genuinely am not sure how our rotation goes.
I thought it'd be something like FoF > Riot > Requicast > Goring > Holy 2 or 3x > Fast > Riot > Goring

But if we're literally casting holy at 1/2 mp cost it just sounds like we Requicast > BUST THAT HOLY NUT > Shelltron > FINISH THAT HOLY NUT till Requicast ends.

Sounds inefficient. And we do it every 60s? FoF has 60s too, is it gonna be MAGIC rotation then PHYSICAL rotation? That can't be right, we don't even gain enough enmity to do all that.
 

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Gonna level RDM first.

I abandoned NIN in HW but I might pick it back up.

AST buffs all over my face.

Happy as SMN.

MNK was a waste of time. At least I can use the gear on SAM.
 
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AST main it is then.

I'll switch SCH over to SMN for the time being too.

Poor WHM, but it saves me from having to level you up too.
 

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They didn't nerf Holy; between that and the Assize CD reduction, the extra shield, the lower Bene timer, the Thin Air free MP fiesta, and the general SCH AOE nerf WHM may still end up my EXDR go-to. Pity about the like... everything else though.
 

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ALLEZ CUISINE
 

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So I just read the description of Bane for SCH. I'm guessing the potency drop offs are what people are freaking out over, right? What's even the point of that move anymore... Isn't it better to just cycle through all DoTs for each individual enemy?
 

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rdm seems so fun but i don't want to spend time leveling it to 60 when i can play stormblood right away ;_;

who knew it'd end up being flashier than samurai
 

Haly

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So I just read the description of Bane for SCH. I'm guessing the potency drop offs are what people are freaking out over, right? What's even the point of that move anymore... Isn't it better to just cycle through all DoTs for each individual enemy?

Most AoEs in the game are getting this treatment. Although I do think Bane is worse than cycling on, like, 3 targets.
 

iammeiam

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So I just read the description of Bane for SCH. I'm guessing the potency drop offs are what people are freaking out over, right? What's even the point of that move anymore... Isn't it better to just cycle through all DoTs for each individual enemy?

Bane potency reductions + 1 fewer DoTs to Bane anyway meaning even at the old Bane AOE would have taken a hit. The Bane penalty is +20%; most AOE is in increments of 10.

Shadowflare got made instant cast but is now on a CD. It's basically flaming arrow.

And SCH lost Blizz 2.
 

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Bane potency reductions + 1 fewer DoTs to Bane anyway meaning even at the old Bane AOE would have taken a hit. The Bane penalty is +20%; most AOE is in increments of 10.

Shadowflare got made instant cast but is now on a CD. It's basically flaming arrow.

And SCH lost Blizz 2.

and Miasma 2, its become just an auto upgrade to the single target version.

So lots of AoE tools for both SCH and SMN are gone or nerfed.
 
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I can't imagine a lot of these changes and skills being final. Seems that SE wanted that every preview would mention how is not final and everything is subject to change for a reason.
 

Haly

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Wait I forgot my latency was in the 90s. NVM no NIN for me.
 

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The true wierdness for SMN for me is all the DoT consolidation and etc, and yet we have so many version of Ruin that aren't getting pushed together or culled
 

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The true wierdness for SMN for me is all the DoT consolidation and etc, and yet we have so many version of Ruin that aren't getting pushed together or culled

I still don't understand the utility of the different Ruins. I've messed with my lvl 50 scholar for a bit and saw no reason not to just spam Ruin II instead of Ruin, yet I've heard that Ruin is used more at higher levels.
 
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RDM looks cool.

WHM looks awful. Tying their mechanic to Cure I and Cure II spam seems like a really bad idea.

DRK is garbage tier since they didn't expand on the darkness at all.

PLD has no offensive uses for Oath Gauge.

Right now I'm looking at leveling maybe Warrior and Red Mage.

Even Warrior I wasn't completely satisfied with because they decided to waste on of their new abilities on a cleanse instead of something cool/interesting.

Red Mage looks awesome though.
 

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Most AoEs in the game are getting this treatment. Although I do think Bane is worse than cycling on, like, 3 targets.
it's too bad summoner aoe would be really boring if all you did was cycle on big pulls because by the time you're done cycling it's time to reapply the dots on the first mob

Because they serve different purposes
yup. ruin 2 is for ogcd and movement and ruin 1 is so you don't manastarve yourself
 
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