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Reincarnation / Re: Reincarnation Thoughts
« Last post by el conquistador on November 01, 2019, 08:15:15 AM »

If you reincarnate 6x your 6th reincarnation would take ~80 hours.  That 73hr figure is your 5th reincarnation because 45hrs is your starting 0 reincarnation time to lvl 30, right?  So you'd actually take around 429 hours until you can play for real, or maybe 400 hours since by then you'd likely be at lvl 24+ and able to group for zoning.  Though that's also a higher risk of dying so yeah, lets go with 429 hours to hit lvl 30 on a 6x reincarnated character assuming you level at that speed.  In reality you're probably going to get unlucky or baptup and die a few times at least.  Or find your xp zone(s) or choice are already being run or were cleared and not repopped yet...etc.


yeah my calculations are probably optimistic.  :P
i would have to level up one more time as you said to do high level zones after the last reincarnate.  and early in the wipe certainly there will be a lot of time wasted walking around trying to find an xp zone that isnt being done already.  it will be a true test of fortitude!
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NEWS / Re: October 27, 2019 --- The Haunted Mansion (Halloween Event + Instance Testing)
« Last post by Hoodoo on November 01, 2019, 05:49:28 AM »
The scythes I can recall in game are all long blades, as this is the only option druids get for them weapon skill wise.  Scythes were mostly druid options.

I.e.  Yep, that item sounds appropriate per the itemization history of the game.
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Reincarnation / Re: Thoughts After A 3x Reincarnation
« Last post by Nasredin on November 01, 2019, 05:16:16 AM »
you can gain over 10 million xp per hour?  damn i suck at this game

Or explore, especially the new zones :--PPPP

Several years ago, I explored a zone that was recently revamped. After some study, my naked (shop eq) char got like 8m+ in an hour.
In fact, there was a bug which let me do the following:
- Run to the zone
- Do a quest (in fact, just say <command> to the proper mob)
- Recall
- Rent
- Repeat again and again.

AFAIR, the only limiting factor was the time to recup my v's (or maybe to mem refreshes, if I was doing it by a druid).

Was fun!

Certainly, I reported the bug to the higher imms then. BTW, they allowed me to keep the xp I gained!

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Reincarnation / Re: dargonesti red robe bug, affinity and other incarnation thoughts
« Last post by Nasredin on November 01, 2019, 04:58:30 AM »
I would be pretty happy with a dargo, even if they aren't boosted in anything, just the way they are.
For my taste and playing style, str is more important for a mage than con, good int is certainly useful and high dex is an added bonus.

Irda get slightly better con, but in all other aspects aren't much different from humans and other non-exotic races.

Since there's no idea when that dargo bug might be fixed (if ever), I'm considering to reincarnate just as a human.
But right no, I just postponed it.
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After some grinding i was super excited to buy the grim reaper scythe for my shaman... and its a longblade... how is a scythe a longblade? Can this please be changed to a miscellaneous weapon please? If i could have browsed the weapon i could have saved some time. Overall the mansion instance is fun and pretty damn cool. The rewards are decent and the boss fights were fun... but a longblade scythe? Seriously?
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Reincarnation / Re: dargonesti red robe bug, affinity and other incarnation thoughts
« Last post by Malthros on October 31, 2019, 08:45:27 PM »
Now imagine if you had actual options. :)
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Reincarnation / Re: dargonesti red robe bug, affinity and other incarnation thoughts
« Last post by Gnua on October 31, 2019, 06:31:41 AM »
Casters are in dire need of exotic race options.  Phaetheon were an option in the past, I think.  Scions, Draconians, or other options could work too.

Pretty sure one of the help files mentions your medal is untouched when you reincarnate too.  Or maybe it was just a post in the forums here.

Now that reincarnation is in, I'm pretty happy with int-boosted irdas.
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Reincarnation / Re: dargonesti red robe bug, affinity and other incarnation thoughts
« Last post by Malthros on October 29, 2019, 10:28:51 PM »
Casters are in dire need of exotic race options.  Phaetheon were an option in the past, I think.  Scions, Draconians, or other options could work too.

Pretty sure one of the help files mentions your medal is untouched when you reincarnate too.  Or maybe it was just a post in the forums here.
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Reincarnation / Re: Reincarnation Thoughts
« Last post by Malthros on October 29, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »
after some testing after the level 30 xp changes, with no deaths i believe i can reach 1x in about 45 hours of playtime.

if reincarnates are 10% more xp per then by my calculations -
45+50+55+60+66+73 = 349 hours

and then ill be ready to play the game for real!

that is defintely a scary grind and i can understand why some have mixed feelings about it.  i kind of doubt i will make it to the 6th reincarnation, but im actually really looking forward to trying it.

If you reincarnate 6x your 6th reincarnation would take ~80 hours.  That 73hr figure is your 5th reincarnation because 45hrs is your starting 0 reincarnation time to lvl 30, right?  So you'd actually take around 429 hours until you can play for real, or maybe 400 hours since by then you'd likely be at lvl 24+ and able to group for zoning.  Though that's also a higher risk of dying so yeah, lets go with 429 hours to hit lvl 30 on a 6x reincarnated character assuming you level at that speed.  In reality you're probably going to get unlucky or baptup and die a few times at least.  Or find your xp zone(s) or choice are already being run or were cleared and not repopped yet...etc.


In that time you could 100% multiple RPGs or start a new character in FFXIV and play through the entirety of the current content except on-level savage (and ultimate) raids.  And honestly you'd probably clear most of the on-level savage raid content too if you can find a good static to let you run with them even as a sub.
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Reincarnation / dargonesti red robe bug, affinity and other incarnation thoughts
« Last post by Nasredin on October 28, 2019, 04:00:41 AM »
Hi there,

After being busy with rl things for a few months, I once again returned to Arctic and decided to try reincarnation. My main char, a red robed mage, was just a few million xp away from 1x and in a day I was ready. First, I created a few test chars of legendary races. For a magic user the choices were irda and dargonesti and after loring the chars I decided that I go for dargonesti.

However, in the incarnation menu there were only 8 races (not 9 as when creating a new magic user), the missing race being... right, dargonesti! What a disappointment! Since the reincarnation process doesn't have the 'quit' option I just dropped the connection - and luckily, found my mage still at 1x.

I believe the missing race is a bug and I guess the highly likely reason for it is the specifics of the mage class. While every other class starts explicitly as a member of that particular class, the robed mages start as magic users and get their real guild only after the conclave test. So, it looks like the dargonesti are allowed to start as magic users, but not as the robed mages, and thus are not a valid reincarnation choice.

Anyway, does anyone still play the robed mages? Reincarnation is in game for already a few weeks, and nobody has noticed and reported this bug yet?

Suggestions:
1) Take a look at the choice of races for reincarnation and fix it

2) Add a 'quit' option to every menu in reincarnation process - so that a player who suddenly finds their race of choice out of the list, or a player who suddenly realizes that they can't decide where to apply that +2 stat bonus, or finds any other reason to change their mind - may abandon the current reincarnation and start a new one later, if they like.

And move the second confirmation to the very end of the reincarnation process - show the player the list of chosen options (the new race, the ability that receives the stat bonus etc.) - and tell them, that this is the last moment to rethink, either they abandon reincarnation right now or as soon as they press Y their char irreversibly goes to level 1. Also, include a warning in the very first reincarnation dialogue that the player may abandon reincarnation any time before the final confirmation.

3) What about affinity? After reading the help files, I got the impression that the general reincarnation logics suggests keeping any affinity I earned, but I found no explicit indications. Even if I do keep the affinity, do I also keep the enchantments on my medal or do I have to buy them again (similar to rank purchases?)
In any case, please include affinity in the reincarnation help file.

Nasredin
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- "Burn in the eternal reboot of Hell!"

- "Arctic is my religion. There is life after death!"

- "Do you believe in MUD after life?"


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