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#1 Oct 09 2010 at 7:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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You know what would be cool? If you could use a Field Manual to warp to other Field Manuals. Naturally you'd pay in tabs. How to implement it in game? Well, let's have Twinkling Treants v2 and earn it again like the original one, seems everyone's always fond and nostalgic about that event. Then you could unlock each book by doing a page in that zone, or perhaps some other pseudo-Supply Run such as going to all books in the zone.

How to deal with the fact there's multiple books per zone? Well, you could designate a primary book that you would always warp to, or first let us pick the zone we want to go to from the menu, then pick the appropriate book according to its map coordinates.
#2 Oct 10 2010 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I understand the idea, but is it really so much trouble to use the outpost warps for this?

I dont really see any radical need to change having to find a book, pay 50 tabs for a warp back to home, and then simply outpost warping to the nearest outpost for the book you're after. Have we become so lazy that running for a minute or two from the outpost in zone 1 to a place we want to go in zone 2 is that much of an issue? I for one actually enjoy the little walk instead of simply being placed at every convenient spot you would want to go to. Outposts may not be close all the time to your destination, but what's the harm really? You'd simply grow bored of it all if it weren't for the little walk through quite some enchanting area's.

That all said and done, the only place not easily warped to (if you dont count Quifim's warp) is currently Jeuno. That would really be the only addition we'd need.
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#3 Oct 10 2010 at 3:57 AM Rating: Good
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yeah.. and let's not forget the new abyssea warps too. They all drop you close to an Outpost or FOV book, and some even put you practically at the zone line. I've moved my homepoint to the Port Jueno crystal now. Book warp, Aby warp, and mog house all pretty close by that way. Couple that with 3 WotG warp staves, 3 stable collars, Oldumm Ring, and a Tavnazia ring...don't really need a warp stick anymore either if I'm not in a big rush to get to Jueno for something.

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#4 Oct 11 2010 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe something like this?
Librarian's Ring
Enchantment: Field Manual Warp 10/10 <0:30...etc>
Drop: Bookworm (Worm)

I still think this game needs another book activity. We have white (Fields of Valor), red (Hunt Registry). The color green comes to mind. Not sure what a green book would do though. Maybe something for the HELM activities in a zone? Like trade x of whatever harvest/mined item and get units parallel to tabs/scylds and trade them for a chance to fight some new NMs in the HELM zones that drop new crafting ingredients or rare older ones. Or they could even be copies of the MMM Voucher 04 NMs since literally no one knows they exist (seriously, search for Metsik, Centycore, Curupira, Caointeach, Obin-Murt, Entremet, Maze Demolisher, Lubber Lyle. Unlucky Beak, an event NM only seen in Japan 7+ years ago gets many times more hits).

Oh, and Hunt Registry should probably cover CoP zones now that the cap has been lifted (and include Chesma, Tammuz, Dawon since the other parallel VNMs to these Grey Abyssite VNMs are included).
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#5 Oct 12 2010 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
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KojiroSoma wrote:
Have we become so lazy that running for a minute or two from the outpost in zone 1 to a place we want to go in zone 2 is that much of an issue?

It's not really a matter of being lazy; it's more a matter of convenience. Since you would be paying in tabs, you would still be "paying your dues" to use the process, but it would be quicker than "Repatriation + outpost warp + hoofin' it."

For fairness's sake, possibly only allowing said quest to be completed for zones (or surrounding zones) for which you've completed a supply run (a prerequisite of sorts), so that people couldn't literally "book it" from one nation to another unless they had the supply run of the starter area of said destination nation (lolrhyme) complete.

KojiroSoma wrote:
I for one actually enjoy the little walk instead of simply being placed at every convenient spot you would want to go to.

This would be another option for travel, just like chocobos, airships, current Repatriation, outpost warps, WHM teleports, BLM Warp/Warp II, runic portals, Kaduru-Haiduru and Shihu-Danhu warps in Aht Urhgan, Wildcat warps to Aht Urhgan, retrace, teleports for Allied Notes, or confluxes within Abyssea(that list may or may not be exhaustive lol). Note that none of those are mandatory--you can run from Bastok to Jeuno if you so choose; you can run to Mhaura and take the boat to Aht Urhgan if you so choose, likewise for teleports involving Allied Notes. As stated, it's a matter of (wholly optional) convenience at a cost for the sake of being convenient. Also of note is that it isn't a POS Hack, so you simply couldn't be placed at every convenient spot to which you would want to go. Since there are only a set number of spots in a zone you could go, and they are usually at the entrances of the zones themselves, some leg work is still necessary.

KojiroSoma wrote:
That all said and done, the only place not easily warped to (if you dont count Quifim's warp) is currently Jeuno. That would really be the only addition we'd need.

There's a book outside Jeuno in Sauromugue that would put you pretty close to Port (the book is at E-6), so the OP's idea would cover that so you wouldn't have to set your HP in Jeuno if you didn't want to do it.
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