FFXIV, State of Yazid Liadon 

New thread for adventuring, beginning with the quarterly Yazid Liadon update!

Old thread begins here: mspsocial.net/@densetsu/106344

FFXIV, State of Yazid Liadon 

Class and Job update:

Previously:

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FFXIV, State of Yazid Liadon 

The biggest change is that all Disciples of the Hand are at level 80, and 2/3 Disciples of Land are close to 80 (excepting fishing). Blue Mage has climbed the ranks from 1 to 63. Most jobs are unlocked except for Dragoon, Ninja, Bard, and Machinist.

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Main goal of this last few months was getting all the crafting jobs to 80. I don't think I did this particularly fast--reading some forums, it seems like you could level to 80 in any of them quickly. I liked to do a rotation of craft new gear for myself, sell the extra, do collectibles for points to get master recipes, rinse/repeat. Since I couldn't gather in Shadowbringers zones for most of mats, I just bought off MB and mass crafted a bunch of ingredients a lot.

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Not sure what the crafting quests are at the 70-80 range, but I guess we'll find out, because WE'RE INTO SHADOWBRINGERS, BABY!

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The other big accomplishment this quarter was learning Blue Mage!

This is a fun job to level that I feel I've only really begun to explore. I need to fill out the spell list and then try doing more of the duties with other Blues.

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Job Outfit Rundown time!

Crafting jobs (carpenter featured)!

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Healer role (Ast featured)

I love this set of Bonewicca from Swallow's Compass. Highly recommend the pieces for any job.

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DPS - MNK

This is definitely a "come hither so I can show you my hand hammers" look.

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Much of my other jobs glams haven't changed much--I need a new look for tanks and smn but haven't felt inspired lately.

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Favorite Mount and Minion haven't changed all that much--still enjoying my Lunar Whale and my owlet (although I tend to switch between minions regularly).

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Favorite Dungeon: I ran the Swallow's Compass many times, and still really like the whole vibe of it, especially running it as fast as possible unsynced.

Favorite Trial: Castrum Fluminis, although mainly for the O.O of the story aspect.

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From the last update's goals, I haven't tried out any Savage content, but have mainly met the gold of the Land and Hand classes mostly to 80. Shadowbringers has also begun, which I'm enjoying the vibe of.

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So we'll keep the Savage content as a goal, as is doing some of the Extreme trials I haven't gotten around to.

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I was largely impressed with the Stormblood content and storyline. Started a bit slow but really gained momentum as time went on, and the ruminations on war and its consequences were quieter and more introspective than I might have thought they would be.

I am troubled by the game's tendency to reform its monsters over time (Yotsuyu and Gaius, for instance; although in the case of the former it didn't really take). I don't particularly want to see more of that trope.

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FC has been chill lately as many of us have rl commitments, but if you enjoyed this thread and are on the Crystal data center and Goblin world, feel free to hit us up! We're a small FC but we are pretty easy-going overall! na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodesto

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Where's the part of this FATE where I allow these turtle mobs to lay their eggs?

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If I'm doing the math correctly, you need to be basically decked out in the highest crafting gear and may still need food to be able to the highest set of recipes. I need a full set of Handsaint's to double check.

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Today's adventures included doing the FFXV cross-quest, collectible gathering, messing with job change macros, and the Wreath of Snakes.

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I love Summoner and while I think these changes are cool and neat, I'm going to miss the old rotation. But all hail the new rotation!

youtube.com/watch?v=cNG1QNQPlN

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"We got 6 hours with level 90 crafting and gathering jobs! Here's a video about all the sick job changes!" - No one

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Oh, don't mind me, just crafting these 30 Oddly Specific Shafts.

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Me, running Doma Castle on Blue Mage with an otherwise normal setup: HAHAHAHAHAHA STUN LOCK EVERYTHING

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FFXIV, Shadowbringers Spoilers 

Also, the voice actor for Feo Ul during this sequence, and the grating anger in their voice, is so :blobchef:

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Oh boy I need to learn mechanics now that everyone I'm helping in these lvl 50 dunges isn't close to the ilvl caps yet.

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New hairstyle for Yazid, one I finally liked and one I think is appropriate for Shadowbringers.

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FFXIV, Blue Mage 

I've been in several Blu tomestone groups, some of them with 1 or 2 other jobs besides Blu, and these have gone off largely without issue. I was in one last night, entirely blus that had a flag up that said, "Beginners welcome! Have the required spells!"

There were three runs, all of which failed on the ADS. Then the leader disbanded the party without checking exactly where the issue might be. So great party for beginners!

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Been trying to round out my spell list every time I'm on a little bit, which is a process of what I can do myself and what Party Finder group I feel comfortable jumping in to to farm them.

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FFXIV, Blue Mage 

I cheesed Sasquatch in Hullbreaker Isle yesterday. Missile (drops enemy HP by half) works on a lot of ARR bosses, and it worked on him. Anyway, RIP you fine ape.

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Me, questing in FFXIV where a funereal rite is being observed: Ah, the embrace of the Dark sounds nice in this context.

Me, an hour later as a wave of existential dread washes over me: AAAAAAAHHHHHH

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Oye, the last few Masked Carnivale Levels (28 and 29 in particular) are pains. Longer fights that require moving through the mechanics and living long enough.

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Kind of annoyed when one of my retainers sells everything and the other still remains capped off.

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FFXIV, Red, Fraught, and Blue 

This is one of those gaming instances where you need to keep learning and then you just get it.

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FFXIV, Red, Fraught, and Blue 

What I found so hard about this one is Act I takes awhile to burn down, and you still need to learn Act II, but you can't learn Act II until Act I is completed, and sometimes you just screw up.

I completed this last night, along with #31. Should have streamed it! Good gaming, watching me be frustrated, for example, when I forgot to put Diamondback on my bar.

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I tried to solo Hell's Lid on Blue and it went fine until Genbu, who smacked me around with his cane and I guess showed me to go with DPS Aetherial Mimicry rather than Tank or Healer mimicry.

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Soloed Cold Fog from the Burn and Both Ends from Swallow's Compass. I am INVINCIBLE.

*dies first boss in The Vault* Welp

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It's almost State of Yazid Liadon time again?!

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92 of 104 spells on BLU. Got probably the hardest ones from Alphascape V3. Hard but fun!

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@densetsu I welcome competition in bunnyboi-land.

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@densetsu I have two crafting relics to complete.

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@densetsu The options on BLU to break the game and do crazy things is so much fun.

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@densetsu yes, yes you do. Fortunately for me I learned them all the hard way from 2.0 until present when they were all current content and not possible to cheese over and skip mechanics.

FFXIV, Blue Mage 

@densetsu yeah, this type of issue has been increasing. It’s out there and happens… fortunately it’s not always the case.

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@saja0486 How much hp does the ADS have? I always try to eat food and moonflute + whistle + tingle before final sting just to make sure I'm getting as much bang for the buck as possible, but I don't think everyone else does that. I haven't tracked final sting dmg but I feel my lowest is in the low 30k while my highest is in the upper 50k.

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@densetsu mine usually ranges from 33k-63k or so myself.

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@saja0486 I should track mine closely during a run and see what it averages out to be.

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@densetsu feels good doesn’t it. I love Missile.

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@saja0486 I have been enjoying Ram's Voice + Ultravibration as well.

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@densetsu Oh yes that’s the perfect combo for FATES and trash mobs.

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@densetsu I am farming more BLU spells atm… need more DPS and mitigating spells so I can clear more stuff in the carnivale.

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@saja0486 I have been too--farmed Hydropull and Mountain Buster yesterday. Soloed Hydropull, which was fun! But the low-hanging fruit is getting fewer.

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@densetsu I finally got a group of friends together again for some 8 person content and got some more BLU stuff that I couldn’t have otherwise. Hoping to do some more of that before EW if possible. I’m around 70/104 spells I think.

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@saja0486 I have 78/104 spells now that I've gone through all the Masked Carnivale levels. #31 was hard but felt it was easier by comparison to #29, which took me a long time to get right.

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@lawremipsum They're the mean one and will definitely go to the Retainers Union of Eorzea #255

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@densetsu lol! I ran those with friends in a full BLU party and it was glorious!

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@densetsu debating on switching from White Mage to Astrologian main or not.

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@saja0486 The Lily Bell mechanic also sounds neat--hard to compete with all the cosmic effects though.

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@densetsu I played White mage as my main job from ARR 2.0 until SB 4.0 when I could finally be a Red Mage for life again. So I have 6 years of healing experience with White Mage and I’m most comfortable playing it because it’s healing matches my playstyle.

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@densetsu Ashe is the person to follow for all your ffxiv crafter and gatherer content.

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