FFXIV Patch Notes [2.05] 10/15/2013

More places to get Philosophy & Mythology? Check that our and more, here!

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[Date & Time]
Oct. 14, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. to Oct. 15, 2013 2:00 a.m. (PDT)

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

[Update Details]
The following features have been implemented:

2.05 also contains a bunch of hotfixes and bug fixes, and quality of life issues, here’s what we know so far:

  • More ways to get Allagan Tomestones of Philosophy & Mythology.
    • Wow, this is great. No more grinding AK, a bit of variety is always good! Naturally our guide will be updated once we get to see what’s up.
  • Level 50 Dungeons difficulty adjusted.
    • Presumably more difficult, and some mention of rewards for killing trash.. ?
  • adding more servers and enhancements to counter the congestion to enter “Amdapor Keep.”
    • Hopefully the above fixes all contribute to this!
  • Increased experience from farming Botany Nodes and Mining Nodes. and their respective Fieldcraft Levequests.
    • Thank god. This mindless grind was in need of change. Fishing remains the same, people have mixed responses about that…
  • Diremite and Karakul spawn and drop rates adjusted up.
    • Newer weavers rejoice!
  • Anti-FATE lagging measures (population caps, rendering issues) being “addressed”
    • Dunno how effective this will be, but a welcome addition! This was implemented on Oct. 11, though.

All in all, patch 2.05 fixes alot of issues for us players, and hopefully makes Eorzea a little funner for all of us. The changes to end-game tome farming were much needed. Grinding AK for mythology became boring FAST, hopefully they come up with some creative ways to bring variety into it. I have to say, I’m quite excited for this one!

They also released a teaser for PvP today:

[New Tab] PvP Video Teaser: The Wolves Den

Check it out! The FFXIVGuild team is extremely excited for PvP and hopefully you are too!

Reference, Links, Additional Info

Official post about FFXIV patch 2.05
World Transfers
All Saint’s Wake “Halloween” event
Cactaur and Bomb Earring Vendors Added

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FFXIV ARR Updated (Sep. 11) – Patchnotes

What? Speedruns nerfed!? – See what else happened in the 09-11-13 patch.

 

Patch-notes

Taken from: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/3f6afb396b105b2e8af4f9c785cbc560871376da

Key updates this patch are:

  1. Reduced equipment repair costs
  2. No more speed runs of Ampador Keep and The Wanderer’s Palace
  3. Auto-logout feature was introduced if a player goes inactive for 30minutes

[Date & Time]
Sep. 11, 2013 around 7:15 p.m. (PDT)

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

[Update Details]
The following features have been implemented:

An auto-logout feature has been introduced wherein characters that are inactive for 30 minutes will be automatically logged out of the game.

The following adjustments and countermeasures have been implemented:

  • Changes have been made to the behavior and mechanics of the enemies found within the “The Wanderer’s Palace” and “Amdapor Keep” dungeons to counteract instances of players running through the dungeon without engaging enemies on the way to bosses.
  • As advancing through dungeons without defeating enemies is not an intended strategy, we plan to continue making further changes in the future to discourage this type of behavior.
  • In instance dungeon “The Wanderer’s Palace” and “Amdapor Keep”, we have increased the amount of AllaganCoins that can be obtained from a treasure chest.
  • Reduced the amount of gil required for repair fees and materia removal as follows:
    • Equipment levels 1-10: 10 gil -> No Change
    • Equipment levels 11-20: 50 gil -> 30 gil
    • Equipment levels 21-30: 100 gil -> 60 gil
    • Equipment levels 31-40: 210 gil -> 120 gil
    • Equipment levels 41-40: 500 gil -> 200 gil
  • Reduced the price of Dark Matter as follows:
    • Dark Matter G1: 5 gil -> 4 gil
    • Dark Matter G2: 30 gil -> 12 gil
    • Dark Matter G3: 70 gil -> 24 gil
    • Dark Matter G4: 150 gil -> 48 gil
    • Dark Matter G5: 350 gil -> 80 gil

A temporary countermeasure has been implemented for the following issue:

  • For the issue wherein the “Manor Sentries” found within the Haukke Manor dungeon could become stuck and prevent players from progressing through the instanced dungeon, we have changed the original location of “Manor Sentries” to the second floor.

The following issues have been addressed:

  • The server would crash under certain conditions during instanced dungeons.
  • Characters would sometimes get stuck in the “Binding Coil of Bahamut” dungeon after the party was wiped out.
  • Bomb Boulders would sometimes fail to appear in “The Navel (Hard)” battle.
  • Certain monsters would sometimes get stuck in the “Amdapor Keep” dungeon.
  • The option to return to Home Point would not display when completing a primal battle while being KO’d.
  • The entry point for the “The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak” dungeon was shown in the field in the “Stinging Back” guildhest.
  • The “Steel Reign” FATE would sometimes fail to appear.
  • Completing the “Behold Now Behemoth” FATE would sometimes cause the server to crash.
  • If the player was disconnected during the “Lady of the Vortex” instanced battle, the Duty List, Journal, and Journal Map may display incorrectly.
  • The “Notorious Biggs” quest could sometimes be progressed without completing the instanced battle.
  • There were occasions where it was impossible to target the snowman in the “Speak Softly to Me” quest.
  • The cutscene was canceled if the player was attacked during the “Lord of Crags” cutscene.
  • If a player logged out while being bound by duty within an instance, and logged back in after conclusion of the instance, the free company chat would not work.
  • Mog Letters were not sent properly in some instances.
  • Certain conditions would sometimes cause the server to crash while interacting with the free company “Company Chest”.
  • The “Reach” gauge was sometimes not selectable when in a new, unknown gathering point.
  • In some instances, the specified items to collect were incorrect in the “A Relic Reborn” quest.
  • In some instances, the specified enemies to defeat were incorrect in the “A Relic Reborn” quest.

FFXIV ARR A Relic Reborn Guide

Find out how to get your Jobs RELIC WEAPON.

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What is A Relic Reborn? What are the Relic Weapons of each Job?

**This page is still useful – but we have a more modern Consolidated Relic Guide,
which details ALL steps in your relic.**

A Relic Reborn, is a series of quests that lead you to get your Job’s Relic Weapon (basically the weapon you see your Job wearing in the intro movie) this quest WILL test your patience and you cannot simply finish this quest without putting some hard work, strategy and a good group of friends to help you out – you’ll know what I mean when you start doing the quest! To get your appetite’s wet, below you will find a list of each Job’s Relic Weapon.

JobRelic Weapon (hover over link to view)
Black MageStardust Rod
BardArtemis Bow
DragoonGae Bolg
MonkSphairai
PaladinCurtana
Holy Shield
ScholarOmnilex
SummonerThe Veil of Wiyu
WarriorBravura
White MageThyrus

A Relic Reborn Walkthrough

Step 1: Complete Main Scenario Quest, All Class and Job quests for that respective weapon.

Step 2: Talk to ‘Nedrick Ironheart‘ in Vesper Bay who will give you the quest ‘A Relic Reborn

Step 3: Talk to ‘Rowena’ in Revenant’s Toll

Step 4: Talk to ‘Gerolt‘ in Hyrstmill (Northwest of Fallgourd Float – take a Chocobo Porter)

Step 5: Gerolt will ask you to find your respective ‘Broken Weapon‘ go to:

  • Natalan: BARDDRAGOON
  • Sapsa Spawning Grounds: SCHOLAR
  • Sylphlands: SUMMONER
  • U’Ghamaro Mines: BLACKMAGE, WARRIOR, WHITEMAGE
  • Zaha’rak: MONK, PALADIN

Step 6: Present Gerolt with your Job specific weapon double melded with Grade III Materia. (either buy these weapons from the Marketplace or look below to find out how to get these weapons)

  • BARD: Longarm’s Composite Bow + 2 Heaven’s Eye Materia III
  • BLACKMAGE: Sanguine Scepter + 2 Savage Might Materia III
  • DRAGOON: Champion’s Lance + 2 Savage Aim Materia III
  • MONK: Wilding Cesti + 2 Savage Aim Materia III
  • PALADIN: Aeolian Scimitar + 2 Battledance Materia III
  • SCHOLAR: Erudite’s Picatrix Of Healing + 2 Quicktongue Materia III
  • SUMMONER: Erudite’s Picatrix Of Casting + 2 Savage Might Materia III
  • WARRIOR: Barbarian’s Bardiche + 2 Battledance Materia III
  • WHITEMAGE: Madman’s Whispering Rod + 2 Quicktongue Materia III

NOTE: This step is where a lot of people are getting stuck, for one, Grade III materia for this quest costs an arm and a leg… and secondly not many people know how to meld materia. If you are patient, you can spirit bond level 48 and above armor and weapons and convert them into materia, if you are lucky you will get the type of materia you need for the quest, otherwise sell the materia to earn enough to buy form the marketplace. To meld materia into armore you need to find a Disciple of Hand who is level 50 to meld into your gear

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Step 7: Obtain ‘Alumina Salts‘ from fighting the D’horme Chimera in Coerthas (Northeast of Camp Dragonhead). You must defeat the Chimera as the Job you will get the relic weapon with. Once defeated bring the salts back to Gerolt.

Step 8: Obtain ‘Amdapor Glyph‘ from completing Amdapor Keep. You must complete Amdapor as the Job you will get the relic weapon with. Bring this to Rowena

Step 9: After going back to Gerolt, he will ask you to slay 24 beastmen with the ‘Unfinished Relic Weapon‘ he just gave you

  • BARD: 8x Natalan Boldwings, 8x Fogcallers, 8x Windtalons
  • BLACKMAGE: 8x U’Ghamaro Quarrymen, 8x Bedesmen, 8x Priests
  • DRAGOON: 8x Natalan Boldwings, 8x Fogcallers, 8x Swiftbeaks
  • MONK: 8x Zahar’ak Lancers, 8x Pugilists, 8x Archers
  • PALADIN: 8x Zahar’ak Lancers, 8x Pugilists, 8x Thaumaturges
  • SCHOLAR: 8x Sapsa Shelfspine, 8x Shelfclaw, 8x Shelftooth
  • SUMMONER: 8x Sylpheed Sighs, 8x Screeches, 8x Snarls
  • WARRIOR: 8x U’Ghamaro Quarrymen, 8x Roundmen, 8x Bedesmen/Priests
  • WHITEMAGE: 8x U’Ghamaro Quarrymen, 8x Bedesmen, 8x Preists

NOTE: Watch out for the quest markers on top of the enemies you need to defeat, some quests we know are bugged, where they say you have to kill a certain mob, but the quest icon on top of the monster does not show up. Kill the monsters with the quest icon on top of their heads instead.

Step 10: Slay the Hydra in Halatali. You must defeat the Hydra as the Job you are getting the relic weapon with.

Step 11: Defeat Ifrit (Hard) and obtain ‘White-Hot Ember‘. You must defeat Ifrit as the Job you are getting the relic weapon with.

Step 12: Defeat Garuda (Hard) and obtain ‘Howling Gale‘. You must defeat Garuda as the Job you are getting the relic weapon with.

Step 13: Defeat Titan (Hard) and obtain ‘Hyperfused Ore‘. You must defeat Titan as the Job you are getting the relic weapon with.

Step 14: Purchase ‘Bottle of Radz-at-Han Quenching oil‘ for 900 Allagan Tomestones of Philosophy from Rowena

How do I get the pre-requisite relic weapon to meld in Step 6?

Like we mentioned earlier, its easier to buy these items in the marketplace. But if you really want to, here are the recipes to craft them. Base Weapon Location’s are in Wanderer’s Palace, formulas are below.

Alchemist:

  • Madman’s Whispering Rod (WHM): 1x Growth Formula Delta, 1x, Thavnairian Mistletoe, 1x Vampire Plant
  • Erudite’s Picatrix Of Casting (SMN): 1x Enchanted Gold Ink, 1x Bloody Grimoire Binding
  • Erudite’s Picatrix Of Healing (SCH): 1x Enchanted Gold Ink, 1x Bloody Grimoire Binding

Blacksmith:

  • Aeolian Scimitar (PLD): 1x Darksteel Nugget, 1x Blunt Aeolian Scimitar, 1x Basilisk Whetstone
  • Barbarian’s Bardiche (WAR): Darksteel Nugget, 1x Bloody Bardiche Head, 1x Basilisk Whetstone

Carpenter:

  • Champion’s Lance (DRG): 1x Spruce Lumber, 1x Bloody Lance Head
  • Longarm’s Composite Bow (BRD):1x Spruce Lumber, 1x Bloody Bow Rim

Leatherworker:

  • Wildling’s Cesti (MNK): 1x Darksteel Nugget, 1x Bloody Cesti Covers

Goldsmith:

  • Sanguine Scepter(BLM): 1x Darksteel Nugget, 1x Pinprick Pebble

Base Ingredient Locations:

  • Darksteel Ore: Dragonhead (Coerthas) Mining – Rare Node – 1:00 am Eorzea Time
  • Gold Sand: Drybone (Eastern Thanalan) Quarrying – Rare Node – 5:00 am Eorzea Time
  • Spruce Log: Dragonhead (Coerthas) Logging – Rare Node – 10:00 am Eorzea Time
  • Thavnarian Mistletoe: Dragonhead (Coerthas) Logging – Rare Node – 5:00 pm Eorzea Time
  • Trillium Bulb: Hawthorne Hut (East Shroud) Harvesting – Rare Node – 10:00 pm Eorzea Time
  • Vampire Plant: Dragonhead (Coerthas) Logging – Rare Node – 5:00 pm Eorzea Time
  • Cinnabar (Quicksilver): Low level mining
  • Rocksalt: Low level mining
  • Basilisk Egg: Drops from Basilisk-type monsters
  • Spoken Blood: Drops from Djigga-type monsters

Sources:

‘Magnesium02’ from Lodestone: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/71222-A-Relic-Reborn-Walkthrough
Bluegatr Thread: http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/117775-Relic-Reborn-information
Reddit Thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1lb8jo/how_to_get_relic_weapons

**This page is still useful – but we have a more modern Consolidated Relic Guide,
which details ALL steps in your relic.**

FFXIVGuild YouTube channel LAUNCHED!

FFXIVGuild is expanding to the world of VIDEO! Watch our first official video: How to beat Garuda, Lady of the Vortex!!

 

First of all we would like to say that the FFXIV YouTube channel is launched! Yes! To commemorate that, we give you this AWESOME VIDEO:

Do you want more vids like this? Read on…

Did you know the guy who edited that awesome video, was the same guy who:

  • Typed up more than 100,000 words for this site, for YOU.
  • Learned Adobe Premiere (just 2 days ago) to edit videos for YOU.
  • Gathers and processes information for new guides for YOU.
  • Webdesigns, moderates, optimizes pagespeed and edits images for YOU.
  • Is also the head WRITER, EDITOR and SPELL/TYPO checker? (Who inevitably fails)
  • Who relentlessly tested recording/rendering/uploading settings…
  • Who uploaded his FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO -> This piece of crap (FFXIVGuilds 1st vid)…
  • Into that video you see up there. 

THIS SAME GUY, FFXIVGuild’s very own MAHIKO, my  biological younger brother. 

  • Is the LOWEST LEVEL core-member of FFXIVGuild, Level 45, when he could have been 50  ages ago.
  • ….“but why is this amazing white mage only level 45!?”
  • Sacrifices his precious free time – which could be spent in Eorzea…

To deliver content to YOU.

Well (much well) over half of www.ffxivguild.com… every word, edited image, conceptualization, number crunch, theorycraft, IP whitelist, comment moderation, reply, user interface overhaul, guide, webdesign, screenshot, excel sheet… is made by ONE GUY? In pretty much around one month?

“Well, if the players are better, the game will be.” – Mahiko

Oh, did you notice the Captions on some the videos? Those aren’t crappy automatic captions… because of this guy:

randomrequester

Mahiko HAND CODED those subtitles. Yes, he manually typed and timed .SRT files. For who is he doing this?… Yup.

Why are the videos in my (Maruks) perspective?

Because his system cannot handle recording. His system barely pushes 40FPS on low. He was happy with that until he found out the community needs/wants video guides to help them out (“Whoa, alot of people need help Garuda?” – Mahiko). Each time he rendered that Garuda video, it took him 40 minutes. Editing was painfully laggy for him, and ended up causing minor fixes which required him to render the file four times… because “It wasn’t up to his standard”.

Being extremely busy myself, I helped my brother out as much as I could, typing up guides with him after work. Recently, someone PM’ed me in game… and said “Thanks for the great guides and video, man!”. Another guy said “Thanks for the tanking tips”. Without thought, I replied – “Welcome.”

has he heard any of this?

I learned yesterday that he ordered some parts to “Not get a significant drop in FPS when I record“, So that he could somehow “Help healers, and give people more POV’s on fights“.

My brother is by no means poor. But as far as I can help it, he ain’t payin for that ****.

Supporters – You’re the best.

Maruko – $??? (Beat me, and I’ll show it!)
Jason D – $20.00
Grzegorz Z – $15.00
Kaolai S – $10.00
Jerry Banks – $10.00
Robert L – $10.00
AA Khalifa – $5.00
Jean Carlo SC – $2.00
William B – $2.00


[updated manually for now, as much as possible]

What to expect with this?

We cant give out rewards now, but we will never forget the people on this list when we can. But here’s what we CAN promise:

  • Cross-cam video guides (Tank/DPS/Heals).
  • MORE videos!
  • Faster production of videos!
  • …maybe streaming!?

And a whole lot of other stretch goals like getting more HUMAN help with the site, STREAMING and server costs! But in essence, it’s to “Get mahiko a better PC to play and record with”. We can assume that he can and WILL continue to provide to the community, which is enough of a reward for me. And honestly he deserved every cent of what I gave him.

If FFXIVGuild or Mahiko has helped you in the past…

No money? It’s okay, he never asked for it. I am. If this site has EVER HELPED YOU IN THE PAST: COMMENT BELOW! – say thanks to the soul of FFXIVGuildMAHIKO! Expect greater things from us in the future!
[Edit: Best brother award goes to Maruks – Mahiko]

FFXIVGuild Free Company Recruitment

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Is FFXIVGuild Recruiting? YES! For as long as we do not hit the 500 member cap – we will be recruiting. Will we ever reach the cap? Probably not. Why? We employ a quality over quantity mentality.

Does Quality mean Player Skill? Not necessarily. As long as you have a positive attitude – you have a place in the guild. We aim to create an environment wherein members thrive. Whether you are starting in FFXIV or a seasoned player success in our chosen fields will naturally follow, if that is fulfilled!

What are you guys looking for? For now, pretty much everything.

  • Tanks
  • Healers
  • DPS
  • People willing to learn.
  • People interested in helping out with the site, and future Wiki.

Why Join FFXIVGuild? We will be implementing a rewards system based on your activity, dedication and overall contribution to the guild. Whether it be in PvE, PvP, or helping out with the site – you can be eligible to be sponsored by us. (Game subscription, and more!)

  • Be a part of our site and help contribute to the rest of the FFXIV ARR community
  • Join us in our private Teamspeak server
  • Get help whenever you want to run dungeons, farm materials, etc.
  • Earn player rewards (depending on your performance in the FC, we will reward you with free game time and other rewards which we will implement soon)

Help I’m not in Tonberry! It’s okay! When world transfers are up we may considering sponsoring your transfer if you prove to be an exemplary member. We will also sponsor your transfer if you are a “critical hire”.

Attitude

Professionalism, Efficiency, and above all – Fun. These are the three things we expect from all our members.

A negative attitude will not be tolerated, and is the ONLY metric in which we will terminate a member from the guild. Yes, we can poke fun at each other. However, mutual respect to each other and the community at large must be observed at all times. Our aim is to have ALL the members of our guild be respected members of the FFXIV community.

Raiding

No Greed“.

We will be designing an advanced organizational chart, and loot policy when our member base matures a little. But no matter what, the above two words “No Greed” are what will always apply. Guild > Team > You.

This is for me! How do I join?

If you’re on Tonberry (Server), you can PM or In-Game Mail the following:

  • Mahiko San
  • Maruko San
  • Weewoo Weewoo
  • Mitlet Gyles

You can also contact us with your In game details via the website, post a comment below, or post in our forums!

Upon contact we will likely request that you join our Linkshell first so we can easily communicate with you.

FFXIV Class & Job Stats recommendations!

Wondering where to put your stat points? What stats are good for you? Again, “Look No Further”.

Dont fuss over what stats to allocate with your stat points. Make an EDUCATED CHOICE by reading your classes guide, linked below!

FFXIV Archer / Bard Stats

FFXIV Gladiator / Paladin Stats

FFXIV Lancer / Dragoon Stats

FFXIV Marauder / Warrior Stats

FFXIV Pugilist / Monk Stats

FFXIV Arcanist / Scholar Stats

FFXIV Arcanist / Summoner Stats

FFXIV Conjurer / White Mage Stats

FFXIV Thaumatuge / Black Mage Stats

If there are ever any major changes to these guides, they will be updated! We will also be keeping a changelog for each class. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date!

FFXIV ARR Open Beta 4 Findings & Early Access FAQ

So we thought of putting together a page where we can answer all the questions we’ve been getting and make sure everyone has access to this important information.

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below

**IF YOU WANT TO PLAY EARLY ACCESS, YOU MUST BUY FFXIV:ARR NOW**
Cheapest price on Amazon (Up to 10$ Credit off): Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Timelines for the next few weeks up to launch date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Open Beta, Early Access included). This holds true for both PC and PS3 gamers.

  • August 17: Headstart for those who participated in Beta 3
  • August 18-19: Open Beta for all, if you registered (https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/ffxivbetatop?rgn=na)
  • August 24: Early Access for those who Pre-Ordered
    ——Register your pre-order code [here]
  • August 27: Official Launch Date

Findings from Open Beta (August 17-19). We will continue to update this list so keep looking

  • Speculation for all Class Requirements for Jobs can be found here (http://www.ffxivguild.com/ff14-job-requirements-arr/)
  • Hunting Logs are only up to Rank 2 (19/20 hunts)
  • Main story quest ends with Ifrit Battle (must be level 20 to reach the end of the chain)
  • Grand Company quest is not yet available
  • Chocobo quest is not yet available. License though, costs 2,000 GC seals
  • News for a Stat point re-allocation item is being sold in the respective GC quartermasters The Keeper’s Hym and it costs 10,000 GC seals
  • ACN queue in duty finder as DPS
  • ACN gets a heal at level 4 called Physick. Can be used by multiple classes
  • There are markers in the inventory to show you which equipment you cannot wear.
  • DoT that you initiate shows up with a green timer to help distinguish
  • Rumor of decreasing Duty difficulty after you fail has been heard, but no solid evidence yet
  • Fishing is available
  • How to import character appearance data if you created one in the benchmark, if it doesn’t show immediately, simply cancel the current character you are creating and start again.
  • New interface with Map: If you press M twice, it will toggle the opacity of the map, simply hit ESC if you wish to close the map

Tips and Tricks for Open Beta:

  • When leveling your secondary/third class make sure you use the Duty Finder while farming Fates. This works better if you and your friends party up!
  • We found a place in Western La Noscea below Sastasha where you can level up your secondary or third class (there are two fates lvl 15 and lvl 10 that are nearby each other)
  • Rumors also of a place in Middle La Noscea, northern area where there are fates as well

Arcanist, Scholar & Summoner guides up!

All the available info on Arcanists Scholars and Summoners here! Skills, Traits and the other usual goodies! CHECK IT OUT NOW!

arcanist scholar summoner guidesWe have (preliminary) guides for the classes “missing” during the earlier beta phases!

While we are missing some information, it’s pretty minor (Trait Name, and Skill Radius).

You might want to check them out now!

 

Arcanist Guide & FAQ

Scholar Guide & FAQ

Summoner Guide & FAQ

If you have any comments, please leave them on their respective pages!

How to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY

That momentary lag, why some people react faster than you sometimes, we don’t realize it but choosing the right server and knowing how fast your connection is to each server can spell the difference between a wipe and your dream run.

For those of you who do not know how to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY in the FFXIV ARR servers, here’s how:

 

Simplest way:

  1. Download our PING TEST application <HERE>
  2. Run the application and look at your average ping (lower ping is better)

Note: if you have a virus scanning program, it may try to block you from using of our application, I guarantee application is 100% virus free, ignore the notification. If you’re still freaking out check the alternative instructions below.

 

For those who want to get their hands dirty:

  1. Open up a the run interface (Windows Button + R)
  2. Type in ‘CMD’ – this will bring you to the command prompt
  3. Type in ‘PING <IP Address>’ – you can find IP addresses of each FFXIV ARR server below

FFXIV-ARR-Ping-Latency-Check

 

FAQ

Q: What are the FFXIV ARR server IP addresses:
A:
North America Datacentre | square-enix.montreal.com | IP address : 184.107.107.176
Europe Datacentre | eu.square-enix.com | IP address : 209.130.141.243
Japan Datacentre | jp.square-enix.com | IP address : 202.67.53.202

Q: There are many servers in JP/NA/EU how come you are only giving 3 IP addresses:
A: Square uses these main IP’s in their region data centres for each of the sub servers, by testing the main IP, it will give you a fair idea of how your ping will be in the sub servers. (ex. for JP servers are all housed under one data centre of jp.square-enix.com)

Q: How do I know if the servers are working?
A: There are a few sites that house this functionality http://www.arrstatus.com/ is our preferred one. They have an android app too.

FFXIV ARR Job guides and FAQ’s!

ffxiv arr reborn bard white mage paladin dragoon warrior monk thaumaturge guides faqsJust in time for this beta weekend, we released a mini-guide and FAQ for all the advanced Jobs in FFXIV A Realm Reborn!

Anything you need from skills, stats, traits, locations, requirements – and more!

Don’t get caught wasting time this beta weekend – check them out now!

 

Bard Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Dragoon Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Monk Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Paladin Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Warrior Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

White Mage Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Black Mage Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Scholar Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Summoner Job FAQ / Guide – FFXIV ARR

Since we hate searching and coming up with results for 1.0, we clearly state that these guides are for FFXIV A Realm Reborn, or ARR! Bear with us for the insistent labeling!

These guides will be constantly updated, so please Subscribe! [Updated 8/3/13 to include scholar & summoner]