In terms of the new areas, I am intrigued by the idea of area reclamation and setting up outposts in areas that we clear from the jungle.
Yeah then the monsters come along during a battle and aoe kill all the fortifications while their at 1%.
I think SE learned from WoTG and how campaign doesn't have any longevity. From what they said, reclaiming the land is more about how the environment is alive and always changing. If you clear an area of vegetation, without proper maintenance, the vegetation will grow back and overtake the area. This might change at the release, but at vanafest they made it sound like Players vs the elements of nature instead of monsters directly.
I wonder if BRD will also be given access to that instrument? Also, will GEO require the use of singing skill in its formulas, the way bard does?
If so, I can see BRD/GEO or GEO/BRD having some options.
I think that is a bit of a misunderstanding. The Bell will be it's own skill that is unique to GEO and other jobs will not be able to equip the bells. The part I meant about Bard was an example how bard uses two magic skills when calculating the strength/tier of a buff. Geo's I suspect will have the same thing going on where Geomancy + Bell Skill will have some calculation that affects the performance of the Luopans cast on the battlefield.
The Geo Bell itself is what allows Geomancers to cast luopans which cannot be used as a subjob. If you sub GEO though, you will have access to Indi-Spells which will give you the sphere buffs. SE said that these buffs are different than current buffs so they can stack with what already exists in the game. For instance, an Indi-Refresh sphere will stack with Evokers Roll, Ballad, and Refresh giving buffing jobs a little more flexibility in their options for subjob support. BRD/GEO and COR/GEO will be able to cast stacking area buffs with songs/rolls and Indi-spells. Edited, Feb 1st 2013 12:40pm by ImmortalAlchemist Edited, Feb 1st 2013 12:45pm by ImmortalAlchemist
Return1 argued with Mellowy and wrote:
Seriously, you won't be @#%^ing happy until SE releases a full sized Bahamut avatar you can @#%^ing ride and use to kill players that annoy you, one shot AV/PW/Shinryuu, and burn the FFXI nations to the @#%^ing ground for fun. All while actually restoring mp used instead of costing any.