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#1 Apr 04 2012 at 9:02 AM Rating: Good
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I know this topic shows up every month but now it's my turn!

I stopped some time after hitting 90, and the Burrats just got nerfed to ****. I had* decent to moderately good gear:

http://www.ffxiah.com/player/Siren/Louiscool

My main question is, with the cap being 99, is it possible to solo the rare attachment quests, like Targeting the Captain? I have a Turbo Charger and a few other super hard to buy (because no one did them when I was playing) attachments, but really want to have the rest.


Also, I assume pup is still awesome?
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#2 Apr 05 2012 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I want to say no, simply because they require 3 people to enter, but I am not 100% sure on that.
#3 Apr 06 2012 at 8:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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dustinfoley wrote:
I want to say no, simply because they require 3 people to enter, but I am not 100% sure on that.


They still require 3 ppl to enter, but they are very very easy.
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#4 Apr 06 2012 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you stopped while the level cap was 90 then you're probably going to come back to find your pup much stronger even with the burts nerf. Around level 95 cap or perhaps after it was raised to 99 I forget, they did a complete revision of the automaton's magic AI. Now the universal recast time is only 4 seconds, each magic type has an independent recast timer (enhancing enfeebling, healing, etc) and automatons can use a host of previously restricted spells. Protect, Shell, Haste, Phalanx, Stoneskin, (Haste, Phalanx and Stoneskin can only be cast on the master), Addle, Aspir II, Dread Spikes, and Dispel come to mind immediately and there may be more I'm overlooking. Automatons will now always Cure before using -na spells with a light maneuver up. A huge number of our attachments got revised and strengthened (Armor Plates are now - physical dmg taken, Volt gun's enthunder can deal 50-100 damage depending on maneuvers and the enemy's lightning resistance, the Blaze Spike attachment is similarly powerful, drum magazine's accuracy penalty was significantly lessened and its speed bonus enhanced, Heat sink now effects all maneuvers instead of just fire, and many others).

Aside from the cost of some of the rare attachments, now is about the best time ever to come back to PUP.



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#5 Apr 06 2012 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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VE is full on meat tank now, with barrier module and armor plates. And drum magazine is more than faster, it's blistering. You can lower ranged attack to 5 seconds between shots with 3 wind maneuvers. All Mage bots are now complete spell casting crack heads. If you want to do TtC, just get a couple friends to come along to get you entrance. You don't even need them to do anything.
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#6 Apr 12 2012 at 6:12 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, this sounds amazing.

It sounds much tougher to choose a puppet now and SO much better soloing without having to worry about dying to blindga, hahaha.


With VE, is there a more reliable way to cure him now, or did they just lower the cooldown on oils?
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#7 Apr 12 2012 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
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They did not lower recast on Repair, as awesome as that would be (inb4 merits). Though with the initial HP and Regen from Automaton Oil +3 and of course Role Reversal I doubt that's a huge deal anymore, especially coupled with the new effects of Armor Plates. Obviously everything besides VE is still pretty squishy, but the survivability of the automatons has really gone up within the last year.
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#8 May 06 2013 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm back baby!

Now what? I'm gonna be overwhelmed just leveling back up but then...
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#9 May 07 2013 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
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Louiscool wrote:
I'm back baby!

Now what? I'm gonna be overwhelmed just leveling back up but then...


I'm back too. Smiley: sly
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Reiterpallasch wrote:
Glitterhands wrote:
Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#10 May 08 2013 at 1:04 AM Rating: Excellent
Lady Jinte wrote:
Louiscool wrote:
I'm back baby!

Now what? I'm gonna be overwhelmed just leveling back up but then...


I'm back too. Smiley: sly


I should seriously comeback too, I've been dodging it so hard it feels almost like when someone stopped smoking and the freaking cigarette packs are screaming at you "smokeeeee meeee, do it!! you weak piece of..." anyways, i don't smoke so I wouldn't really know.


I want to come back.
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#11 May 08 2013 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Lady Jinte wrote:
Louiscool wrote:
I'm back baby!

Now what? I'm gonna be overwhelmed just leveling back up but then...


I'm back too. Smiley: sly


I assumed you never left, Jinte. If I remember right, you're on Siren too?

Right now just spending my time trying to recover from all the changes and figure out what gear to target...
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#12 May 08 2013 at 3:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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To be honest it's a good time to come back for PUPs. The new Alternator is looking to be an amazing buff to our Automatons (+70 to every one of their stats and there's still more we're figuring out about it) and the new H2H from Delve leave us as the 2nd most powerful 1 handed DD below MNK, which could change as we figure out more about the Alternator.
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#13 May 09 2013 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
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Louiscool wrote:
Lady Jinte wrote:
Louiscool wrote:
I'm back baby!

Now what? I'm gonna be overwhelmed just leveling back up but then...


I'm back too. Smiley: sly


I assumed you never left, Jinte. If I remember right, you're on Siren too?

Right now just spending my time trying to recover from all the changes and figure out what gear to target...


I always have been, and always will be, a proud player of Siren. Just like it says in my sig.
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Reiterpallasch wrote:
Glitterhands wrote:
Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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