Newbie Scholar for Patient, Smallish FFXIV FC; Any Server

Newly level-50 Scholar, working through the Final Fantasy XIV Gil MSQ and in no particular rush to be ready for Heavensward.

I’ve bounced around servers and FCs, but have yet to find a group that is the right fit. I’d love to find a small-ish FC where I’m actually familiar with many of the members, and where the emphasis isn’t entirely on post-game—though I’d love to try out the advanced content when I get to that point. I enjoy helping lower-level characters work through dungeons, and am always glad to queue with a DPS to shorten their wait. In exchange, I’d love to find folks who will be patient enough to run through dungeons with me on my first go, and to potentially teach me the ropes on raids.

I’m on Pacific time, and usually play 1–3 hours weeknights beginning at 9pm PST. My day off is usually Sunday. I work a TON, and will sometimes go days without playing—which is all the more reason why I enjoy my time with the game so much.

I’m willing to switch servers for the right ffxiv FC.

If you like, you can join us in Sleeping Forest of Famfrit. Although, my main concern is that you are PST and my friend and I are EST. We are a small FC in the slow and long process of rebuilding. You seem like a great candidate for us, as we are in the same boat. A large workload and usually only have time for casual play. If interested let me know, but I would like you to take your time before switching worlds again.

As a Final Fantasy XIV tank, what should I know/do to make it easier on Healer?

So I am pretty new to this FFXIV Gil game(and it’s my first MMO), so I don’t know very much about the different limitations of the classes. But that’s not what I’m going to ask here.

I just wonder what you, as healer, like to see from tanks that make it easier on you and in your opinion make a run go smoothly? I don’t really know what to expect, what to wait for, what things I may be doing unconsciously that make you silently sit in a rage. xD I try at any opportunity to not piss people off so it’d be really cool to know what to avoid or what you like to see from a tank.

For dungeons:

- Actually use your resources proactively. This might sound stupid to you, but many people just ‘get by’ and won’t rotate their cooldowns as necessary. The same kind of guys never seem to plan ahead and try to minmax in general.

- On the previous note: distribute your cooldowns evenly between bigger pulls instead of stacking them on one pull and having nothing on the next one. You obviously need to use your own judgment here, but if you’re doing sets of big pulls, it can be possible you’re overkilling it on the first pull and underkilling on the next one. Makes a healer lose a lot DPS in simply having to keep the tank up. (Unless very overgeared).

- Tag NPCs properly with some skill with an enmity modifier. A shield lob/Tomahawk for singular mobs, or then running by and Flashing as you go past them. Again, for bigger pulls, healers sometimes wanna cast once or twice mid-pull whilst headed towards the designated pull-ending-place; simply running past mobs and not generating sufficient hate on them will suck, as mobs will run free if someone does anything to net aggro (buffing themselves, casting E4E, a fairy using Embrace on you, never mind manually casted heals by the healer). Simply running by mobs will put you on top of the enmity list by 1 point, but all and any actual actions will make people surpass this number, hence the mobs can be lost mid-pull and them yoyoing can destroy the whole pull, which is why you need to be considerate of this while pulling big.

There’re many other things, QoL stuff and otherwise (such as Sprint-pulling on a PLD whilst considering that a mitigation tool, as you’ll use Flash for the most part anyway for big pulls) but you’re still new to the game as you say and this is your first MMO, so you might not be doing speedruns right off the bat. (And we’ll transition into level 60 soon enough anyway, with everyone having new stuff to learn).

For raiding content and stuff, it’s the best to level other jobs yourself to understand how certain things work out. However, if you don’t move a mob around needlessly (“spin2win!”), you’re off to a good start at least. Just use Cheap FFXIV Gil common sense, read a few guides, watch gameplay videos of skilled players, level stuff yourself, actually read the tooltips and if you’re wondering about something – search about it on the internet or ask a question. General stuff, y’know.

So, about an Addon FFXIV API…

I’ve been Buy FFXIV Gil running a labor of love for nearly a year now. I have a spreadsheet that I’ve constructed, and it is capable of not only calculating the relative values of crafted items, but also suggestions on best case procurement when it comes to high-dollar items like materia, demimateria, and the Ixali items.

While I’m proud of my creation, there’s a major flaw: Data inflow. With the lack of any way to collect the data short of manual looking up items and entering them in the spreadsheet, it takes an inordinate amount of time to update to current base prices. I can only think it will get longer with Heavensward.

This could all be solved with an addon that extracts the data. I don’t even want to inject into the game at ffxiv gil all – just read. I know there’s be moral objections to the idea of addons in FFXIV in the past, but… please. If the divine YoshiP or his choir of angelic devs have said anything about the possibility of opening it up? I cannot find reliable information on it.