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    Shit, I installed it and I love it
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    not sure what to do so I'm just reading all the things at the moment
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    I think we need to edit the OP to have a new players' guide. I'll see if I can find one I recently typed up. Think Ive done it 3-4 times throughout the thread.

    EDIT: Found one of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tokitoki View Post
    This. Save all your gear at the start and combine it to get at least 3 star gear for as many realms as you can. Some items off the top of my head: Kunai (IV), Bronze Helm (V), Mythril Helm, Dagger (IX), Bronze Helm (II), etc. There are also a few pieces of 4* gear you get as rewards for completing dungeons. Diamond Helm, Light Rod, Light Staff, Killer Bow, a Harp, and maybe a few others.

    Synergy adds 10 levels to a character from that realm and gives increasing gains the higher level the equipment. There are ranges for the gains, though. I think it's something like 1-5, 6-10, 15-20, or so where anything in that range gains the same bonus. In order to gain more it has to go to the next tier.

    At this point in time. Complete a fair number of regular dungeons, then try to get through the two current events if you're able to get your guys to around level 30. The event reissues do not come around too often, but they do add characters back in after a bit by completing Bonus Quests which can be viewed in the Realm screen then hitting Dr. Mog in the top right Quests icon.

    Along those lines, I strongly suggest you keep up with your dungeon quests so that you do not have to go back and repeat dungeons a second time. Make sure you also check out the ability quests you have available. A lot of times the quests will reward you with the full amount of one of the types of orbs you needed to complete the creation or honing of that ability.

    Honing is very important as you're probably realizing. You only have a certain number of ability uses for an entire dungeon and Ethers do not drop often enough to rely upon them. In the later stages you'll gain Record Materia that allow your Black, White, and Summoning magic spells to be recharge between each stage, however rationing is still important. When you've got some more time in, and you're going to start challenging the boss rushes, ability uses is going to determine what you get out of the event. You could refresh ability uses by using Mythril, but you wouldn't want to do that for each battle because it's just an overall loss. You also should not heal between stages using Mythril. If it's really that critical that you beat a given boss, but you're out of ability uses, the best option is to let your party KO and then use a Mythril to refresh. By doing so you will get your abilities refreshed, all characters healed, and also gain an additional buff.

    As far as abilities to hone, you're going to need a few of the basic abilities to get started before you can get too far in. This includes things like Blade Bash, Jump, Thunder/Fire/Blizzard, Cure, etc. I would generally say only hone these until you get to the point that you can complete the current content (for your level) so as not to waste gil and orbs on abilities you won't use later.

    Some abilities that will last you a while: Dark Buster, Venom Buster, Double Cut (I have 2 of these at rank 4), Power Break, Armor Break, Magic Break, Mental Break, the -ga line of spells (this includes Slowga and Silencega), Tempo Flurry, Faith, Spellblades (Fire Strike, Thunder Strike, etc as well as their -ra tier), and Intimidate.

    That seems like a lot, but you'll work through it between the classic dungeons and the daily dungeons to get the orbs you need for each ability. Do not worry about 4* abilities and Summoning magic just yet. In order to get most of the 4* and higher orbs you'll be completing events and elite dungeons or farming specific fights for drops. 4* orbs can also drop during the daily dungeons, but some people have more luck than others. I generally don't walk away with too many 4* orbs on any given day; maybe 3-4 at most.

    Party composition is pretty standard. I generally take 2 strong melee, 1 support character (to use breaks, dark/venom busters, etc.), a WHM, and a BLM. As far as characters to level; Cloud is a good all around character. He can use spellblades, combat abilities (breaks, double cut) and has one of the higher ATK stats. Zack is pretty much the same as him. DRK Cecil is a strong physical attacker, but can't use spellblades. Sephiroth is the same. Wakka and Tidus are both good attacker/support characters and I believe they are both available through Bonus Quests. You'll also want to level Black Mage, White Mage, and Summoner up to 50 eventually to gain their Record Materia that refreshes the relative spells.

    Don't be discouraged if you can't complete whole events at this point. Try to get the characters if you can, but if you get stuck you'll spend your time better honing abilities and level your party than you would banging your head into an event above your means.

    I guess the last thing for now would be Roaming Warriors. Try to get some good friends that have buffing abilities. Attack Soul Breaks are good as well, but I find myself using buff abilities 99% of the time. These would include Stoneskin II, Sentinel's Grimoire, Boon, Lunatic High, Hymn of Fayth, Advance, Runic, etc. Things to avoid: Single target attacks and default SBs (the ones that are automatic for that character).

    That's all I've got for now.
    A couple things to note; there are a lot more characters now and tiers have been changed up a little.

    Cloud, Squall, and Sephiroth are all capable (or will be in the next two days) of going up to lv 80. In addition to them Paladin Cecil, Rinoa, Tyro, and Tidus will also be able to break their 65 cap soon. Lenna is also due to get the cap break in a couple weeks as well.

    Another Orb Fest is coming tonight so I strongly suggest you get as much stamina as you can by completing the classic dungeons until about 8pm EST tonight. At that point the new orb event will be released and it will be much easier for you to hone your abilities by taking advantage of this. You should also get decent exp and gil from this event if its anything like the last one.

    As the summary above says, check out the "Quests" menu and start going through the basic "Complete XXXX" stage quests to get some Mythril, eggs, etc. Also make sure you check that menu before making abilities to take advantage of orb and Mythril rewards from those quests.

    The Bonus Quests tab can net you some of the characters from past events. Lenna, Squall, Tidus, Paladin Cecil and the others I mentioned above should be priority to get. In the upcoming event Vale of Memories you'll be able to get a number of Memory Crystals to break character level caps. Many of these are rewards from Elite Dungeons and the like, but some of them could only be obtained during events. This link has a list of everything that can be rewarded from the event.

    Depending on how you're doing, there are a good number of characters in the current Sephiroth event that you should be able to unlock if you have a full party about lv 30. Make sure you have a decent stock of stamina, though, in order to be able to complete the events. Each stage could take 20+ stamina to complete so you should make sure you have at least 30-40 (also for sanity purposes).

    Stamina refreshes every 3 mins so you get 20 stamina an hour. Checking the game every hour can be a pain in the ass so higher amounts of stamina are always useful.

    Going to end there because it's already a wall of text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resin View Post
    not sure what to do so I'm just reading all the things at the moment
    First thing make sure you read in game tutorials
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    Wow, thanks a ton Toki and Kellen!
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    My advice would be to get a few Advance RWs, as that'll help you topple some challenging content in event dungeons.
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    took down elite leviathan just in time for orbfest. had to s/l to get reflect on him and one time because of petri, but mastered woo.

    if you're interested this is what I ran with. I don't have much ff3 synergy (no weapons):

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    I feel like that fight is going to be a walk in the park with me, since I have Luneth and quite a few III gears.
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    Really hoping for good EXP for this event like last time, got some characters to level

    Cid 50-65
    Amarant 1-65
    Shadow, Locke, Mog 60-65
    Reno 51-65
    Ingus 1-50
    Sephiroth,Tyro,Rinoa,Pld,Tidus (when we get their Mc2 65-80
    Faris/Krile 1-65

    Won't have much time for Lenna when she gets out, but w/e since she's the only WHM 65-80 fora bit she'll get 80 by that time
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    Stupid question; the Festive Fantasy banners are one pull only again, right?
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    We don't have a banner for Festive Fantasy (unless we get a surprise one)

    But if you are talking about VOM banners (SSB) then no it's like a normal banner
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    Debating whether to pull Banner 1, 2, or 4. 1 has the most magery weapons (which I really don't need), 2 has the most useful synergy weapons (plus Ashe's sword, which I do need), but 4 has the most useful gear (but it has the crappiest SSB).
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    Anyone else have their "Create Abilities" tabs in another language? Everything else is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellen View Post
    Anyone else have their "Create Abilities" tabs in another language? Everything else is fine.
    Clear your cache
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuronosan View Post
    Debating whether to pull Banner 1, 2, or 4. 1 has the most magery weapons (which I really don't need), 2 has the most useful synergy weapons (plus Ashe's sword, which I do need), but 4 has the most useful gear (but it has the crappiest SSB).
    Ashe's magic is pretty shite the SB damage has a rather low multiplier; the only thing good to say about it is the heal (which is only really nice when she has a 5* synergy weapon of that realm; otherwise it's meh). Since I have Lullaby Rod now, I wouldn't consider bringing Ashe as my mage for a loooooong time (only reason would be a Misfortune+ boss that I had survival issues on even with Hymn) so it's far from a need. Also you say you don't need magery weapons, but you need Ashe's sword; wat.

    Summary: The moment you pull a real AoE cure relic; Ashe's SB becomes unnecessary if you have a stronger mage with a better SB. She's also stuck @ 65 still in JP land so Terra in an XII realm with her sword is going to be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diomer View Post
    Ashe's magic is pretty shite the SB damage has a rather low multiplier; the only thing good to say about it is the heal (which is only really nice when she has a 5* synergy weapon of that realm; otherwise it's meh). Since I have Lullaby Rod now, I wouldn't consider bringing Ashe as my mage for a loooooong time (only reason would be a Misfortune+ boss that I had survival issues on even with Hymn) so it's far from a need. Also you say you don't need magery weapons, but you need Ashe's sword; wat.

    Summary: The moment you pull a real AoE cure relic; Ashe's SB becomes unnecessary if you have a stronger mage with a better SB. She's also stuck @ 65 still in JP land so Terra in an XII realm with her sword is going to be better.
    Except I don't want it for Ashe.
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    will probably pull on banner 1. besides that, it's time to take these damn cores to 50.
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    yay 2 MPO away from r2 fullbreak. Will get that for sure during the fest.

    meteor rank 2 on the other hand. Probably not but the fest will get me pretty close (need 3 MEO, 2 MNEO, 9 MBO)
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