Graphic Designer, video gamer, all around nice, albeit sarcastic, guy.
Skyrim is a good example… it wasn’t a well made game (wasn’t poorly made, but it was just kind of made), but it allowed you to have enjoyable moments.
That makes sense, actually. I see what you mean.
I dunno… Booker had a good amount of character and story, so its not like he was some blank-slate Skyrim character or something.
… but seriously: graphics. "This game is so pretty! Let’s put aside the trite, boring quests and the generic, “been there” story… LOOK AT THOSE TREES!"
[insert Spider-man “just masterbating” image here]
… but seriously. I’m working, and will be playing Starbound for 2 hours or so before hopping onto FFXIV with the central time folks.
I was initially like “That poor dog!”, but after seeing its tail I was like “Man, all dogs really are stupid… which is why we love them.”
We use all kinds of wrong names…
Thermometer for Thaumaturge, for instance.
Generally, if you say you’re leveling your WHM and you’re on the Conjuror, everyone will understand… But I think most of us try to use the “proper” name just to avoid any confusion.
We still use leve to mean leve, as its somewhat different from an actual quest (they’re repeatable quests, basically)
Arcanist doesn’t always equal Summoner, because they can also become Scholars.
We butcher a lot of other names, like calling “Brayflox’s Longstop” Branflakes, and shorten others down to initials (Castrum Meridianum is CM, Wanderer’s Palace is WP, etc) or just partial names (Sunken Temple of Qarn is Sunken Temple to most, but Qarn to me because Sunken Temple was a dungeon in WoW, and I’m easily confused).
Jeez… it really is a pretty apt comparison.
Poor cabbies, they’re just transportation hookers.
You should be able to make macros and all that, but setting them to buttons will be a pain in the ass probably.
You might need a /wait in between the macro… I don’t remember off hand.
And for the second one:
Its kind of annoying when you do it multiple times to the same monster, so I mark them with the symbols (I don’t know how to bring up the marking menu offhand, as I ended up making macros on a hidden action bar for marking 1-3, and bind 1-2) so I know which ones to avoid using the item on again.
Do what I do:
set the NPC as your focus target (I think default is shift+F)
Make a macro that does the following:
Now you just need to run around, with them targeted (or you can bind a key to target your focus target, I use F… it might be default, but I don’t remember), press the button, and, if you’re in range, you’ll beckon them.
I have mine set off to the side, and I generally drag it onto my main bar when its needed.
Gil is really only useful for:
Buying dyes (FROM A VENDOR, DON’T BUY THEM OFF THE MARKET BOARD)
Buying crafted items
Repairing your busted ass gear
Most combat leves fall under the “Go to the big ass red circle, look for more circles or funnily named monsters to pop, kill them for [reason], repeat until done”
Sometimes you need to wait in various spots for them to pop, or loot items that are near monsters, but they all kind of boil down to “kill things until you finish”.
You can ask for help with ANYTHING.
Seeing as you’re already going to get the tank queue for dungeons, if you really just want a quick, no BS run without someone eating a bomb in Copperbell, you can ask and someone like me or Sparri will probably have no problem coming along on a DD class.
If you have questions about stuff, feel free to ask… everyone is pretty knowledgeable about a lot of aspects of the game, so just embrace your noob and commit to learning!
Gear can generally be worn for about 10 levels (give or take) before you should consider getting something new… I’d recommend picking up whatever upgrades are offered via main story quest item rewards and supplementing that stuff with any dungeon drops you might happen to get.
Just take your time and enjoy the leveling… don’t feel like you’re in some big rush to tackle endgame content. Do FATEs if they happen to pop near you, but pretty much you just need to focus on the story quests, work on your hunting log/Grand Company hunting log, and drop any seals you get on upgrading your GC rank as you go along.
Lancer tricks in fates:
Piercing Talon – ranged attack, great for snagging a tag… sadly, its a bit slow to launch, so you’ll most likely get beat to the hit.
Vorpal Thrust – the second attack of your main combo, but, more importantly, the fastest attack you have. It hits almost instantly, and is my secret trick to hitting things before anyone else can even have a chance.
You’ll be fighting against those mages with their AoEs and instant cast DoTs, but as long as you get in the mindset of “I must hit as many things as possible” and not “I need to do a lot of damage to things”, you can easily get gold on FATEs.
Its not about total damage, its about how many things are pissed off at you.
You’re gonna go Qarn?
Oh man… that place is my favorite dungeon, but its also a horrible, horrible murderer of groups.
Side note: They did a little guest comic for Gundam the Origin, and it was pretty cool… basically had some of the characters interviewing Amuro.
I think the exact same thing as I read Genshiken… I’m like “Well, the subject does nothing for me, but everything about this manga is great!”
When they get adapted to an anime, I bet a loooooot of pressure comes down to stretch the manga out so that the anime has plenty of stuff to pull from without resorting to endless filler…
Which sucks, because pointlessly stretching out the manga usually results in it sucking massively.
FFXIV may have a contender for my freetime, now that I can actually play Starbound.
The game is shaping up like a space Terraria, which is good, but it has little things that set it apart.
For one thing, Nipah is now a space monkey!
I’ve only managed to putter along in the small amount of time I’ve been playing, but I’m gonna gather up some torches and delve down into the depths today before I hop over to FFXIV and welcome Shadow back from his little vacation.
If you haven’t done Chimera yet, I wanna tag along… I need to do it for my Warrior now, so we may as well make it a FC run.
Thanks for the heads up… I had contributed to their thingy a while back, and kind of forgot about it. Had to dig out the email and get my Steam key via Humble Bundle.
I feel like you guys might’ve been better off making a separate topic for the awards… I might’ve worn out my Z key tonight.
Nah, I logged out a while back.
I’ll be on later tomorrow, so we can sort it out eventually.
It should pop a similar little colored thing like a friend request, or maybe a pop up “Nipah Rhabini invites you to Fairytail” [yes] [screw that guy] type thing.
Shouldn’t be any prerequisite.
Alrighty. I’ll keep an eye out then.
Well, you need to be online to be invite… if you’re not online at this moment, then I don’t even know what you named your character.