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updated the game before going to bed last night. just logged in now while I'm working and the que is not long at all, but that's probably due to the time of day. figured I would stay log in to sort out some stuff that they change and avoid log in issues later on when I play after work.

also, do we need to change the thread title or start a new one?
Gotta do something, right?
 
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Gotta do something, right?

speaking of doing something, I realized earlier that I had forgot to take out all the belts in the armory chest belt slot, so those are all lost now. not a big deal but I do wish I had taken out a few of the materias and desyn them instead. oh well.
 

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speaking of doing something, I realized earlier that I had forgot to take out all the belts in the armory chest belt slot, so those are all lost now. not a big deal but I do wish I had taken out a few of the materias and desyn them instead. oh well.
Oh bummer. I didn’t do it either, but I didn’t have material or anything.
 

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Roughly 2k long queue ranging from 15 to 30 min wait to get in. Your mileage may vary. Will prob normalize again after about a week.

Loving the Endwalker storyline so far.
 
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~7 hours in. Did first dungeon and various side quests. First impressions:

+ music is top tier.
+ sharlyan is the best town hub in the game. Maximum comfy.
+ plot is very good. Every character is juggled around effortlessly. Prior developments are integrated nicely into the main thread. The threat is a proper culmination and not a last minute thing the writers pulled out of their butt.
+ dungeon had cool visuals and a challenging but not frustrating boss.
- pacing seems bad so far, reminds me of Stormblood where you go hours upon hours of menial task quests.

Looking forward to playing again tomorrow!
 
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Ended up caving since I didn't want to be spoiled and got Early Access, lol. Queue time wasn't that bad... afraid to log out though.

Played a good part of the intro and have had a great time. Pacing is no problem for me as I prefer Stormblood/Shadowbringers, so it's just progressing as another good expansion. OST is fantastic.

Sharlayan is finally a city to rival Kugane.
 

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Got RPR up to 80, mostly through Zadnor zone 3. It's actually hilarious how there's NOTHING but Sages and Reapers in Bozja right now lmao. But yeah, it was fairly painless leveling and I got a few more Zadnor buffs under my belt as well.

But anyway, my initial impressions from playing a gimped* 80 RPR is that it is surprisingly simple so far. I'm digging it

* - there's an entire job gauge missing during Bozja for some reason? Technically it unlocks from the 80 job quest, but surely it should be available during Bozja as well? idk, but it left quite a few Reapers confused in Shout chat lol
 
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The stat crunch hasn't seemed that bad. Sucks seeing lower numbers at first but in practice it feels the same.

I'm a machinist though. Might be different for other classes
 

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Got RPR up to 80, mostly through Zadnor zone 3. It's actually hilarious how there's NOTHING but Sages and Reapers in Bozja right now lmao. But yeah, it was fairly painless leveling and I got a few more Zadnor buffs under my belt as well.

But anyway, my initial impressions from playing a gimped* 80 RPR is that it is surprisingly simple so far. I'm digging it

* - there's an entire job gauge missing during Bozja for some reason? Technically it unlocks from the 80 job quest, but surely it should be available during Bozja as well? idk, but it left quite a few Reapers confused in Shout chat lol
The level 80 skill requires you to do the lvl 80 job quest to unlock for use.
 
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~7 hours in. Did first dungeon and various side quests. First impressions:

+ music is top tier.
+ sharlyan is the best town hub in the game. Maximum comfy.
+ plot is very good. Every character is juggled around effortlessly. Prior developments are integrated nicely into the main thread. The threat is a proper culmination and not a last minute thing the writers pulled out of their butt.
+ dungeon had cool visuals and a challenging but not frustrating boss.
- pacing seems bad so far, reminds me of Stormblood where you go hours upon hours of menial task quests.

Looking forward to playing again tomorrow!
Yeah, the pacing seems reeeeeally weird. Very, very slow early on, you spent hours doing basically nothing. Shadowbringers was much, much better in that regard and had a sense of urgency finding out how the Scions were doing in that brand new world.

Like, I really dont care about the elephant people lol.
 
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A lot of the zones feel overly large just to be "bigger" and feel really empty.

The 30 min afk timer was improved, and now you can't auto-run in place\rubberband a controller, or use HUD Layout, NPC dialog, or cutscenes to prevent AFK kick. Takes a long time to get back in after a food run.... fffffff. 3,300 in queue, 25 mins later 2,100 in queue then get 2002 error... 3780 in queue.... FUN. Early am today there was only 46 in queue though.

Made it to the moon last night. Storyline so far is great. Lots of great lore & humor.
 

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A lot of the zones feel overly large just to be "bigger" and feel really empty.

The 30 min afk timer was improved, and now you can't auto-run in place\rubberband a controller, or use HUD Layout, NPC dialog, or cutscenes to prevent AFK kick. Takes a long time to get back in after a food run.... fffffff. 3,300 in queue, 25 mins later 2,100 in queue then get 2002 error... 3780 in queue.... FUN. Early am today there was only 46 in queue though.

Made it to the moon last night. Storyline so far is great. Lots of great lore & humor.
Yeah, I don't think they needed to increase the size from what they had in SB/ShB. An MMO thing of course.

Still loving the quests. I like doing tasks such as this or slow beginnings because I'm there for the character moments.
 

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The level 80 skill requires you to do the lvl 80 job quest to unlock for use.
I know, I said that in my post. My point is that its weird that they let you play around with a gimped 80 kit in Bozja instead of just giving the skill + gauge so you can be properly accustomed to the 80 rotation. None of the other jobs have this problem in Bozja, you're simply given the full 80 kit to play around with.

Edit: actually maybe Sage has that problem too, idk I haven't unlocked it yet
 
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I know, I said that in my post. My point is that its weird that they let you play around with a gimped 80 kit in Bozja instead of just giving the skill + gauge so you can be properly accustomed to the 80 rotation. None of the other jobs have this problem in Bozja, you're simply given the full 80 kit to play around with.

Edit: actually maybe Sage has that problem too, idk I haven't unlocked it yet
I feel like it's an oversight considering you can go to Wolve's Den and use the PvP version of Enshroud no problem.
 
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I just encountered the sound bug in the middle of the first dungeon. Exited the duty in hopes it would go away it did not... relaunched the client and back to Queue: 3000...

Massive pillar of salt right now.
 

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I just encountered the sound bug in the middle of the first dungeon. Exited the duty in hopes it would go away it did not... relaunched the client and back to Queue: 3000...

Massive pillar of salt right now.
That sucks. Unfortunately, that sound bug is so sporadic that I think it's been hard for them to track down. It happens to me like once a year lol

But anyway, I thought my server (Leviathan) was spared from the long queues but last night I logged off at 11pm EST and the queue was 7500!!! Yeah, I'm making sure to log on right NOW (4am EST) for those sweet double digit queues lol
 
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That sucks. Unfortunately, that sound bug is so sporadic that I think it's been hard for them to track down. It happens to me like once a year lol

But anyway, I thought my server (Leviathan) was spared from the long queues but last night I logged off at 11pm EST and the queue was 7500!!! Yeah, I'm making sure to log on right NOW (4am EST) for those sweet double digit queues lol
I thought it was an Endwalker thing... damn.

Thankfully, I logged in by chance like 2 hours ago and queue was under 500 (Excalibur) so I got lucky. Managed to clear up to the start of the lvl 82 quests for the night. This is one way to get people to avoid AFK trigger I guess, lol.
 

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Considering that we are asking players to wait in queues for extremely long periods of time and the ongoing situation making it difficult to play normally, we have decided that during the official release of Endwalker on December 7, we will be granting 7 days of free game time to all players who own the full version of the game and have an active subscription. This also includes players who are currently playing on the 30-day free play period included when registering the full version of the game and those with multiple accounts.

Furthermore, we may give additional free game time depending on further developments on the congestion situation. The timing at which the free game time will be provided, as well as any additional extensions, will be announced at a later time. We truly appreciate your cooperation and patience regarding the congestion situation.
 
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I thought it was an Endwalker thing... damn.

Thankfully, I logged in by chance like 2 hours ago and queue was under 500 (Excalibur) so I got lucky. Managed to clear up to the start of the lvl 82 quests for the night. This is one way to get people to avoid AFK trigger I guess, lol.
Nah, that sound bug has been around since Stormblood I think, except it used to crash the game outright lol. They made improvements to the sound drivers with Shadowbringers so that it no longer crashes the game at least, but it's still super annoying when it happens of course...
 
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Just completed the lvl 83 trial. No story spoilers here, but holy crap that is a rough one in DF lmao. It doesn't have the tight DPS check like its ShB equivalent (Titania), but it's very mechanic heavy. Had to vote abandon my first run as a tank because we were down to 12 minutes and the DPS was way too low to complete it in time (yes, really).

So I queued in as Reaper instead and cleared it in a few pulls. Turns out it's much quicker when you have at least one DPS that know what they're doing :p

Anyway, back to MSQ 🍿
 
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Been making my way through the Garlemald portion. Stopped at a "good" point... but yeesh the game is not holding back in showing the twins the complexity of different ideals and discrimination, huh? Either way, been very happy with it and especially this part of the story since I've been waiting years for it. Nice continuation from SB, as well.

Side note, that Solo duty was awesome.
 
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Err am I the only one that thinks area 4 is a complete slog? It's incredible slow. Maybe it's building up to something amazing, but holy shit.
 
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I don't care what anyone said about Tataru. she's still an adorable little popoto and IF she really is to be the last boss of EW, I'll gladly burn the world for her.


*installs Grubhub app*

hmmm, not sure if I'll use Grubhub just for this. might check and see if anyone I know uses it and mooch off them.
 

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Lmao, trying to enter my FC house is giving me an error:
"Due to extreme server load, you were unable to leave this area. Please try again later."

I just wanted to send out my submarines dammit :messenger_grinning_smiling:

Update: I made it inside the house, but now the company workshop (where the airships and submarine stuff are) is giving me the same error lol
 
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Stopped after the first trial and I don't know what to expect anymore (in a good way). I see why Yoshi-P said you'd be surprised that was only level 83. Also, thankfully, we only wiped 3 times and most people got it in what you had to do with those two mechanics. Quite the spectacle.

Happy with how their handling Zenos and Fandaniel though. Stuff like the "dinner" and that solo duty is what I love. So much nihilism.
The outfit she made me kinda sucked :(
u suk :(
 
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Havent been on the site for a few days. Hope you all are enjoying the xpac. Been binging this game like no tomorrow. I have been having the biggest grin on my face throughout most of it. They really knocked it outta the park. Will share more detailed thoughts later.




Level 90 GNB set is so cool goddamn. I was using cryptlurker + relic glam but its finally time to switch.
 

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Err am I the only one that thinks area 4 is a complete slog? It's incredible slow. Maybe it's building up to something amazing, but holy shit.

I did not like anything involving those...things. But rest assured the expansion is huge and theres plenty other stuff you have ahead of you. Area 5 in particular is...wow.
 

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Lobby server maintenance to address errors

Allow me to share some information regarding specific errors. We are planning for a full maintenance on the lobby servers at the earliest timing possible, in order to resolve these errors. Although the maintenance time isn’t fully solidified, it is estimated to take about 30 minutes. This will not affect any players who are already logged into the game, but during these 30 minutes, players will not be able to make new login attempts, and the login queue will be unavailable.

We deeply apologize for this but ask for your cooperation as we address these server errors. The exact maintenance times will be shared in an upcoming announcement.

All Worlds Maintenance

On Tuesday, December 7, we will be conducting maintenance across all Worlds to address server errors aside from those mentioned above, as well as a few issues that can be resolved on the server side. This requires all servers to go offline and is estimated to take about four hours to complete. Details on maintenance timing will be announced in the future. I’d like to ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter as well.
 

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Beat the last quest, got all aether currents, and did my role quests.

Not every little quest is good. But overall? This was damn good. What a game.
 
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was able to get in after a 1.5 hour que time and get the first trial done before the maintenance shutdown. god what a fight. as a WHM healing the party of mostly 1st timers, we wiped like 4 times or so before finally clearing it. it's a very interesting fight and I can't wait to see what they have done for the EX version. that said, there's really that "huh? they put that at THIS point of game!?" kinda feeling and really make me look forward to what they have for the rest of the MSQ.
 

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was able to get in after a 1.5 hour que time and get the first trial done before the maintenance shutdown. god what a fight. as a WHM healing the party of mostly 1st timers, we wiped like 4 times or so before finally clearing it. it's a very interesting fight and I can't wait to see what they have done for the EX version. that said, there's really that "huh? they put that at THIS point of game!?" kinda feeling and really make me look forward to what they have for the rest of the MSQ.
The music is so good in that trial or a lot of instances.
 
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was able to get in after a 1.5 hour que time and get the first trial done before the maintenance shutdown. god what a fight. as a WHM healing the party of mostly 1st timers, we wiped like 4 times or so before finally clearing it. it's a very interesting fight and I can't wait to see what they have done for the EX version. that said, there's really that "huh? they put that at THIS point of game!?" kinda feeling and really make me look forward to what they have for the rest of the MSQ.

The trailers barely spoiled anything which is great. I appreciate that they held back so much from the marketing.
 
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The trailers barely spoiled anything which is great. I appreciate that they held back so much from the marketing.
They misled so much and I'm happy for it.

Just got to the 5th Area and I am so glad this was kept a secret. Thank you, FFXIV team.
 
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the part with Matsya and the baby oddly enough got some tear out of me. they really sell it and I'm so glad they were saved.
 

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the part with Matsya and the baby oddly enough got some tear out of me. they really sell it and I'm so glad they were saved.
Matsya is a good boi. For all the pain, being able to save a couple few was a relief but Vanaspati and the Hannish suffered a lot.
 

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Holy shiet. Literal chills for the cutscenes that follow after the 4th Dungeon. I cry. That's cheating playing Answers with those scenes and what Emet says to you.
 
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