Monday, August 28, 2017

Episode 3: It's a Dirty Job, But Wulf's Gotta Do It

Episode 3: It's a Dirty Job, But Wulf's Gotta Do It

We return with our first-ever Light Party episode of Astral Era! Derek, Jeremy, and Wulf are joined by Josh (yes, just Josh-- I dunno what it is with him and Wulf only having first names) for an in-depth discussion of the Samurai playstyle. We've also got some story predictions, an aesthetic evaluation of the Genji armor set, and a Final Fantasy V history lesson as Derek dives into the origins of the Deltascape series of bosses. (Note: I incorrectly reported that the Haukke Manor (Hard) final boss underwent a name change; it remains Halicarnassus, and the final boss of Haukke Manor (Normal) is Lady Amandine. My apologies! -D)

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Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Jeremy Wyatt, Wulf, Josh 

7 comments:

  1. yeah the cheap dungeon in the toy box is just a 5 level game where you get a key to go to the next floor. but the maze is more complex.

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  2. http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/recipe/73059e876ec/

    requires 3 toy box schemas which i think only come from airship ventures.

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  3. you need a combined total of 3800 when you add crit/dh together for crit to overcome dh as a better stat. once you get to this point then you can stack crit over dh.

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  4. Actually they haven't changed the name of the final boss of Halicarnassus in Haukke Manor hard mode. Lady Amandine is the boss of regular Haukke Manor and is one of the adds summoned in the fight.

    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/db/duty/bad21ac1caa/

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    1. Yikes! I completely screwed up, then. I must've been thinking of something else, like when they changed Acheron's name to Phlegethon. Sorry about that, and thanks for the catch! -D

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  5. I keep meaning to mess around as Samurai but melee DPS and positionals immediately makes me peace out (so I just add to brain dead Red Mage legion because I still want to look cool and not do stuff like that). But it sounds like, based on this discussion, it's pretty minor to their overall rotation? Although, I need to train myself to eat AOEs to be good at it, apparently. I'm so used to playing healer that I'm forced to dodge... it's unfair.

    (Seriously though, nice podcast, guys! I play FFXIV:RR somewhat casually and only really resub for big stuff, so hopefully I can still be in the loop through these podcasts)

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    1. Hey Barrel! Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show and leave a comment. :D Haha, one of the joys of playing Summoner is getting to stay the hell AWAY from boss-adjacent AoEs. As Red Mage, I guess you've gotta at least not jump backwards into stuff, eh? Maybe give Samurai a shot! At least your combos aren't as restricted.

      We really appreciate you listening! Hope you continue to enjoy. -D

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