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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 7:32PM mandarin said

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ahh camping time...

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 9:00PM JoolaPrime said

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@mandarin Maybe but not for this particular NM, looks to be activated by a Faction-leve.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 7:32PM Celeras said

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They've already said NMs will be both in levequests and open-world. Don't know what it 'clears up' just because the first one they announced is in a levequest.

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 7:47PM Syesta said

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Can't wait to take a gander at the new armor sets

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 8:43PM Audacious said

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So much for the game being crafter-centric.

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 9:24PM JoolaPrime said

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@Audacious I don’t think gear dropping from NM’s detracts from the crafters, esp. if you can only access the majority of NM’s by way of Faction-leve. SE have hinted at NM’s being r30+ which would mean you’d need 200 faction credits to take a shot at the ‘weaker’ one’s. 200 credits isn’t something you always have lying around and the time it takes to generate that much is more than just a few days. That weighed against the choice of waiting for more rewarding NM’s costing 300+ credits and the amount of people wearing this gear only starts to increase very slowly.
Sure you might end up wearing the full set (which doesn’t cover every gear slot by a long way) but for the majority of the long time it takes to get it you’ll be wearing someone’s crafted goods.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 8:56AM Orekri said

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@Audacious

I wouldn't worry about it, the faction leves already drop items, but most of them have a recipe later on down the road that lets a crafter upgrade them into something awesome. Even then the "awesome" gear is only 3-5 stat points higher than whatever the generic armor for that level is. If you use the harlequin armor as an example it is slightly under par or just barely par with gear of the same level. It basically just gives people who refuse to craft an option for gear other than buying it. Then down the road they can get a crafter to upgrade it. That is what I am pretty sure they are doing here, if existing faction leves are any indicator.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:30PM Triune777 said

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Didn't FFXIV already show off its Notorious Monstrosity? >.>

Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:53PM Terical said

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@Triune777 lol, that was just my sentiments exactly when I saw the title. Think of it as the second monstrosity.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2010 10:39PM JoolaPrime said

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Ha, kind of. There was a preview that included the look and feel of the soon-to-be NM but no details like what we got today.

Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 2:28AM Transientmind said

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@JoolaPrime

I think Triune was referring to the notorious monstrosity that was the beta-pretending-to-be-a-release. :) Or just its UI. A joke that MANY of us were probably tempted to make, on seeing the title of this article.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 2:39AM JoolaPrime said

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@Transientmind lol true. Next time I want take myself so seriously.
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 3:48AM Transientmind said

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@JoolaPrime

Y'know what? Please do continue to do so. There's way too much jaded cynicism around here as it is. ;) Honest, helpful responses are so far and few between that they're refreshing, so thank you. ^.^
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 3:54AM Transientmind said

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@Transientmind (WTB edit for swapping few with far. c.c)
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Posted: Dec 2nd 2010 3:58AM JoolaPrime said

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@Transientmind While you're in the market could you keep an eye out for a 'wont'...I'm good for 'wants' though
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