Neoryudo, on 16 October 2010 - 11:12 AM, said:
heya Brian, i just finished listening to the podcast great episode btw and i just remembered you saying about how your wife is using the buddy pass, and in an ideal world you would not have to buy her the game just top it up with crysta well you can :), i just found this out myself so i went and brough the game and now find out i did not need to
oh well i still got the box ^^ anyways il post below about how i know :)
Thanks for this info, ya, I read that and was very happy, however I'm sorry that you bought another copy... If you're not going to use the code perhaps you can sell it to someone...
RisenShadow, on 18 October 2010 - 09:28 PM, said:
Wow, so I never found your podcast before they posted it on the main core page. very good! I'll be looking forward to your next one.
If you guys get the chance, I'd love to hear some details (if you have any) about the guild tokens (or whatever they're called) that are sometimes offered to you when you go to the main halls of the crafting guilds. I'm not entirely sure what they are or how you go about getting them. Is it a random drop or something that you can consistently farm for?
Also, if you get the chance, one of you mentioned that they played a caster. Did you find it difficult to cast spells? I tried a brief stint as a mage and it seemed to be quite bothersome to have to specify AOE or not with every single spell....there was a LOT of clicking involved. Lot more than for a fighter....do you have macros that you use for casting?
So in one of your podcasts I heard that you guys mentioned that elemental affinity affects both crafting and the type of crystals/shards you harvest. Deciding to give it a try, I went and reassigned points on my character. Dropped 15 points in my elemental fire affinity and upped 15 points in my water affinity (figured I'd do opposites for the greatest effect). I found that in cooking with fire shards my success rate was drastically decreased, but harvesting (fishing, mining, and cutting trees) didn't have a noticeable increase to water shard gathering. You'd have to test it, but I think the affects of your affinity have a greater affect on your crafting than your gathering drops.
I also found out that reassigning your stats doesn't actually let you reassign ALL your points, just 30. Don't know if that's something to note.
I'm sad that I'm not on your server, but Wutai isn't too bad. I'm definitely more of a casual player (I play about once every two or three days for a two to four hour stint). I'm not sure if it's good or bad that my actual level is 20 while my highest rank is 10. This game has a lot to offer to the casual player, that's for sure.
Thanks for listening and I'm glad you enjoyed the show. Yes, you make some excellent points, and while I am not about to claim to be an expert craftsman in the game, I'm still trying new things in that department.
Right, you are only able to reassign so many points over a period of time, and in some cases it's best to hit reassign and log out so that when you log back in, you can reassign more points as well so you get a lot of points to use. This is still a learning point and on my character I'm keeping everything balances until I get all my stats to 40, then I'll start focusing on my customization. :)