Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let's Talk About Ifrit Loot: The Sequel

A new post referring to Ifrit loot changes surfaced recently. If you haven't read it yet, you can view it here.

As discussed earlier, the loot system for Ifrit is very poorly designed. According to the forum post, we will be keeping the old and ridiculous system, but adding a new token system as well. This system will allow a loot list trade-able token to drop as well, and an unspecified number of these tokens may be traded to an NPC to receive the weapon of your choice.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Power Leveling

Power leveling is a hot topic on the Lodestone forums right now. We are the type of people who actually enjoy a good grind party, and think that the journey to level cap should be long and enjoyable with a good deal of content included along the way. This journey should be measured in months, not weeks. We find PL groups to be boring, especially if most of the group is AFK so no one is even talking or kidding around.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Class ability confusion

We will comment further on the Class ability post as soon as we have read it 5 times each, but after chatting with my LS I see there is some confusion....

There has been some debate concerning the most recent class abilities post. I think the abilities posted replace our current abilities completely, others believe that the new post is additional to what we have today...

I know I am not the only person to think that the posted abilities replace what I have today based on the posts in the official forums. However in my LS I am 3 to 1 and losing that argument.

What do you think?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Current class issues

One of the current problems with classes is having to dig too deep into another classes abilities to properly perform your role. This may be more of a social issue than a game mechanic issue, since you probably can play the game fairly well leveling up only 1 class ever.

I think we can all agree that to be the best at your role, you may have to level a class other than your chosen main.

Five Things We Hate in Endgame Fights

  1. Mages who "/p low mana, resting!" when their mana is at 55%. 
  2. Anyone with gear 15 levels below them when better items are freely available and affordable.
  3. People who refuse to "Return" after a wipe and no one is around to Raise.
  4. That person who "/p Lag!" every 10 seconds, but wont step down and let someone replace them.
  5. The lone Lancer that tries to solo the boss when everyone else is dead and the mob is at 40% hp.  Just die so we can Raise and try again.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let's Talk About Ifrit Loot!

On the second session of Ifrit fights (2 separate days, many fights), I got my first Ifrit win. And on my first Ifrit win, I got the Pugilist weapon. Everyone else got Dark Matter. Yelta has won the fight six times thus far, and only received Dark Matter. Which leads to the question, What the hell is with the Ifrit loot system?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Changes to Gear Dyeing

Read the thread here

Let me start off with ~*Yay*~ So glad to read this. I never thought color should = stats. Color should be cosmetic only. Stats should be by item type plus enhancements like materia.

I know this is a fantasy game and perhaps the dye was magic or something, but it didn't make sense that if I dye a Linen Coatee blue, it suddenly bestowed upon its wearer Control: +8.

Best of all, if Kariri wants she can stop wearing the same Red Cobalt Cuirass every other tank is wearing.

I wonder if we will be able to dye non-crafted items like loot drops from NM's. It would be nice, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

I am more and more excited for patch 1.20!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

All Saints Wake

All Saints Wake was held in Eorzea from October 18 until November 1, and a lot of impish mischief was going on! We had a great time running around after dark, answering imp's riddles, and hunting town treat baskets in Limsa, Gridania, and Uldah. Here are a few of our favorite shots from the event:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Class Reforms

New information about class reforms is up on The Lodestone. Make sure to read the notes if you haven't already:

While we're strong proponents of class/job/role uniqueness, we were both really surprised these changes were being done on a class level. We thought that was what jobs were for. We both expected some abilities to be shuffled around, or that class roles would be slightly more refined towards the jobs that they lead into, but the route they are taking to get there is a bit baffling.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to the Sumasu Sisters Blog

Hello! I’m Yelta Sumasu, and I’m Kariri Sumasu and we’d like to welcome you to the Sumasu Sisters Blog!

After finding that many of the public forums are vile cesspools, we decided to start this blog to have a place to discuss various FFXIV topics and share our experiences.

Back when Final Fantasy XIV was announced, we were obsessed. We kept track of every detail released about the game. We watched trailers, read interviews, checked out fan sites and checked SE almost daily. Yelta played in the closed Beta, and Kariri bought a new computer to be able to run the game.