Sunday, May 25, 2014

Guide: Book of Netherfire I Completion


1. Enemies 
You have to kill 10 enemies of each kind listed below (that makes a total of 100 foes).

Hexing Harrier 
Location: Mor Dhona - The Fogfens
You'll find a total of 3 Hexing Harriers at the location below. If there aren't any, they are probably all dead, so just wait a bit for their respawn.

Gigas Bonze
Location:  Mor Dhona - North Silvertear
I only found 2 or 3 of them, so it will take a while to get your 10 kills. I suggest to check out the nearby Levemete (see Leves below) for the required Leve called "One Big Problem Solved".

Giant Luggers
Location: Coerthas Central Highlands - Boulder Downs
I found 4 of them around the location below. The Luggers just got knuckles equipped, that will make you notice them faster.

Zahar'ak Fortunetellers
Location: Southern Thanalan - Zahar'ak
The Fortunetellers are the huge ones patrolling around Zahar'ak. You'll probably want to be careful and clean your way first, because you can easily have 5 or more mobs on you.

Tempered Orator
Location: Southern Thanalan - Zanr'ak
You can find some of them here. Directly next to this spot is also a FATE called "Book of Pride", which also makes them spawn.

Shelfclaw Reaver
Location: Western La Noscea - Halfstone
Those are not hard to find, and the also spawn during a FATE called "Watch Your Tongue" at the same location.

2nd Cohort Laquearius
Location: Eastern La Noscea - Castrum Occidens
Teleport to Wineport and head to the shown location. I found labout 3 of them, one standing in front of the entrance, on is in the first room and one is in the last room.

U'Ghamaro Roundsman
Location: Outer La Noscea - U'Ghamaro Mines
I personally didn't find many of them (maybe they were already killed), so I just camped at a spot where I saw one.

Sylpheed Screech
Location: East Shroud - The Sylphlands
I found a lot of them at this location. They are also on the way!

Wild Hog
Location: South Shroud - Urth's Gift
Teleport to Quarrymill and make your way to the location below. There are plenty of them, so this will be quick and easy.


2. Dungeons 

You have to complete the following 3 dungeons in order to complete this category:

  • The Sunken Temple of Quarn
  • Haukke Manor (Hard)
  • Halatali (Hard)
You'll need to equip your Atma weapon while killing the last boss!



3. FATEs 
Your next task is to complete 3 special FATEs. I recommend to camp at the shown location or at least close to it, because you will have to get a gold medal in order to get it done - and this can be rather difficult if you have to run to the spot first.

Another Notch on the Torch
Location: Mor Dhona
This FATE might be a little difficult alone. You will need to kill a boss, so better wait for backup. However, it is soloable - the boss itself doesn't do that much damage and if you are a ranged DPS you can pretty much kite him around. The real problem is to beat him in time, together with the adds that always spawn on you.

Everything's Better
Location: East Shroud
This FATE seems to have a very long spawn time, but it is easy to complete even solo, as you just have to kill some trash mobs around.

Return to Cinder
Location: Southern Thanalan
Teleport to Forgotten Springs and make your way to this FATE. Guess what - it's another boss. This time it's a caster so not so easy to solo like the first one.


4. Leves
Now there is only one category left: Levequests! You have to do 3 special Leves, so be sure to have enough allowances ready. In case you don't find the right Levequest at the NPC, you will have to initiate other Leves before and hope that they will spawn after. Or else: Try to come back another time (which actually worked better for me).

Circling the Ceruleum
Location: Northern Thanalan - Camp Bluefog
Talk to Rurubana <Levemete>, who is located in Camp Bluefog, and choose Battlecraft Leves. From there, simply initiate this Leve and secure the 4 locations.

If You Put It That Way
Location: Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim Front
Talk to Lodille <Serpent Sergeant> in Whitebrim Front and select Immortaol Flames Leves. Don't worry, you don't have to be a part of that Grand Company. After initiating it, just focus the big Dragon that spawns and ignore his summoned adds.

One Big Problem Solved
Location: Mor Dhona - Saint Coinach’s Find
Talk to Eidhart <Flame Sergeant> in Saint Coinach’s Find and select Maelstrom Leves. This Leve wants you to kill as many mobs as possible in 5 minutes. All you need to do is killing 3 different mobs though, then you can go slack or start killing the Gigas Bonze next to th Levemete if you didn't do so yet.



Congratulations, the Book of Netherfire I is now complete!



See also: 
Guide: The Trials of the Braves (Books to upgrade your Atma weapon)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014: Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIV

Hey everyone!

Today at 11 GMT (Don't know your time? Then check this little website!) will be a new Letter from the Producer (LIVE). It will be shown on the following streaming websites:

- YouTube Live (http://sqex.to/YSx)
- Niconico Live (http://sqex.to/4pm)
- Twitch (http://sqex.to/htj)

The audio will be available in japanese only, so people who don't speak this language should wait until the Livestream gets uploaded with subtitles.

The topics will be...
1. Continuation of the Saga of the Zodiac (scheduled for patch 2.28)
Yay, we all waited for new information!
2. Ramuh, the Lord of Levin
3. New Dungeons
4. Hullbreaker Isle
5. Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard)
6. Stone Vigil (Hard)
7. Item Desynthesis
8. A new feature allowing players to break down unwanted items to reclaim crafting materials.
Maybe some sort of breaking trash items?
9. Daily Hunts
More dailies - awesome!
10. Questions for Lead Designer Takeo Suzuki
Prepare your questions and post them either on the official forums (http://sqex.to/B7g) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN). 

Source: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/00a8fbc117213aeda3fd46f00c24e2fe9617b8f1

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My new Mandragora Choker

Yesterday I logged into the game and got a new unread mail. I quickly rushed to my Delivery Moogle and I was quite happy with what I saw: I was one of the winners of the Hatching-tide Screenshot Contest (yay, I had completely forgot that I actually submitted a screenshot) and I won a Mandragora Choker skin!

This is the mail that I got:
(It's in german, because I submitted in the german forums, I think!)

This was the picture I posted in the official forums:
And this is how the necklace looks like:
It's really adorable, don't you think?!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Let's play FFXIV - Halatali HM

Hello guys!

Thanks for all the nice feedback lately, it's really great that people appreciate what I do here. =)

Today I want to show you my very first Let's play video I ever recorded... I still didn't figure how to properly encode the video, so the quality suffered a bit - hope you don't mind! I uploaded my Halatali HM (Bard PoV) video a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to post it here.


Maybe I'll do some other videos soon and I might even add some commentary.

See you next time!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Guide: Book of Skyfire II - Completion


1. Enemies 
You have to kill 10 enemies of each kind listed below (that makes a total of 100 foes).

Raging Harrier 
Location: Mor Dhona - The Fogfens
I think I only found a total of 3 mobs lurking around at the shown location below. If you can't find them, then they might already have been killed, so just camp the spot for some minutes. While you are still in Mor Dhona I suggest you to already check for the levequest called "The Museum Is Closed" at Saint Coinach's find (check the Leves below for more information).

Natalan Boldwing
Location:  Coerthas Central Highlands - Natalan
Those mobs are literally everywhere at the shown location.

Biast
Location: Coerthas Central Highlands - Boulder Downs
The biasts are not really hard to find and there are plenty of them - just run around the following location:

Zahar'ak Archer
Location: Southern Thanalan - Zahar'ak
I just found about 4 or 5 of them. You'll have to pull a lot of mobs if you go too deep into the Zahar'ak base, so I suggest to just kill the first two Archers you come across at the entrance - worked fine for me without much waiting time.

Tempered Gadiator
Location: Southern Thanalan - Zanr'ak
You can find some of them here. Directly next to this spot is also a FATE called "Book of Pride", which also makes them spawn.
These mobs also spawn during the FATE called "Tempered, Tempered". If you are alone I suggest to really just kill the Gladiators to not end the FATE before you got your 10 kills!

Shelfscale Reaver
Location: Western La Noscea - Halfstone
They are easy to find and fast to kill. Plus, they can also spawn in a FATE nearby.

Shoaltooth Sahagin
Location: Western La Noscea -  The Sapsa Spawning Grounds
Those monsters are hiding in caves! Check all the small side-ways and you'll get all the kills very quickly.

Dullahan
Location: North Shroud - Proud Creek
The Dullahans are easy to find as well. Keep an eye on the FATE that spawns directly next to them (see more information at the FATEs below).

Sylpheed Sigh
Location: East Shroud - The Sylphlands
The Sylphs are supposed to be on the way to my location below too, but I didn't find any... Maybe I was just blind though. Anyway, here are plenty:

U'Ghamaro Golem
Location: Outer La Noscea - U'Ghamaro Mines
I really never noticed those mobs before... Anyway, you can find them at the following locations:


2. Dungeons 
You have to complete the following 3 dungeons in order to complete this category:

  • Brayflox's Longstop (Normal)
  • The Wanderers Palace
  • Copperbell Mines (Hard)


3. FATEs 
Your next task is to complete 3 special FATEs. I recommend to camp at the shown location or at least close to it, because you will have to get a gold medal in order to get it done - and this can be rather difficult if you have to run to the spot first.

Breaching South Tidegate
Location: Western La Noscea
This FATEis  almost next to the Sahagin NPCs that gives you the daily quests. You will need to kill a boss, which might be hard if you try him solo.

Heroes of the 2nd
Location: Southern Thanalan
Porting to Little Ala Mhigo is the fastest way to reach this FATE. Only normal mobs appear, so not a big deal.

Air Supply
Location: North Shroud
Another easy FATE with trash mobs only. The range of this FATE is huge, so if you are missing mobs to complete it, just check around the big circle.


4. Leves
Now there is only one category left: Levequests! You have to do 3 special Leves, so be sure to have enough allowances ready. In case you don't find the right Levequest at the NPC, you will have to initiate other Leves before and hope that they will spawn after. Or else: Try to come back another time (which actually worked better for me).

Don't Forget to Cry
Location: Northern Thanalan - Camp Bluefog
Talk to Rurubana <Levemete>, who is located in Camp Bluefog, and choose Battlecraft Leves. From there, simply initiate this Leve.

Yellow Is The New Black
Location: Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim Front
Talk to Lodille <Serpent Sergeant> in Whitebrim Front and select The Order of the Twin Adder. Don't worry, you don't have to be a part of that Grand Company. Simply choose this Leve and and initiate it once you reached the exact spot. You will need to kill a certain amount of enemies in a couple of minutes. Once you are done, you can go slack until it ends.

The Museum Is Closed
Location: Mor Dhona - Saint Coinach’s Find
Talk to Eidhart <Flame Sergeant> in Saint Coinach’s Find and select Immortal Flames Levequests.



Congratulations, the Book of Skyfire II is now complete!



See also: 
Guide: The Trials of the Braves (Books to upgrade your Atma weapon)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I'm back!

Hey guys, I just want to let you know that I FINALLY (yay, after 3 weeks!) got internet again and I'll start working on new completion guides pretty soon. Sorry for the delay, but there was nothing I could do.
Good to be back in FFXIV! ^_^

Friday, May 09, 2014

Still no internet, derp

Hey guys, I'm alive but I still don't have static internet at home. I hope I will be back soon!