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Exceptional Versions: Homing Ring
Can not be Auctioned
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Can not be Delivered
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Recast Time: 1 hour
Activation Time: 30 seconds

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supply mission
# Apr 07 2009 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
Help! I accepted the supply mission at level 2 and got squished quickly. I am now level 24 and would like to do it again, but it is never offered. I checked all key items, I don't have the item anymore, and it has obviously been many days.
The T.K. only offers signet, spend points, and expeditionary thingie.

Any help would be appreciated.
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# Aug 23 2008 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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i just bought one of these rings right now and was hoping to use it to lazily warp from the port bastok gate to the other end of north gustaburg on my way to the dunes.

little did i know about having to do the supplies runs first. oh well, in theory it would have cut my travel time in half so im still satisfied with my purchase as i run my supplies over to the gustaburg outpost
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OPwarp ftw
# Oct 24 2006 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I was just browsing this page along with the homing ring page and I am pretty shocked that people think these items are worthless. The amount of time these rings have saved me has been well worth th CP points I've spent on them. These rings allow you to cover a lot of distance quickly. Think about it: you come out of Jeuno use it and suddenly you are @ an outpost, 10 seconds later you are in your home nation. No waiting for an airship, or chocoboing the entire way, or running. I've had these since they have been available, and at first I didn't have a lot of use for them cause I'm a whm and windy has Valdeaunia a lot so I just teleport there and run cause the OP is like 30 seconds away.

Anyone reading this wondering if they should get one, do yourself a favor and disregard these naysayers.
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# Apr 18 2009 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
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i've done the supply runs and still the rind dose not work all i get is "failed to activate". what did i do wrong
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OPwarp ftw
# Jun 08 2007 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
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When used, this warps the user to the Outpost in the region the user is currently in, but only if the user's nation controls the region and the user has done the Supply Run Mission to that region.

Not really sure how you can step out of jueno and use it to a place that's 10 seconds away from your home nation... if you would explain it that'd be great.
OPwarp ftw
# Oct 21 2007 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Easy-Peasy!

1. Walk out of Jeuno.
2. Warp to outpost with Return Ring/Homing Ring.
3. Talk to teleport NPC at outpost.
4. Warp to home country.
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# Oct 21 2007 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, you could walk out of Jeuno, use the ring, warp to an outpost, and then talk to the teleport npc at the outpost, and warp to your home nation.
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return and homing rings
# Oct 14 2006 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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So do both rings, do the same? return ring and homming ring?
lazy =)
# Sep 17 2006 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
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i like this because i'm lazy =)
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REAL Return Ring
# Sep 16 2006 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Work OK but a better RETURN ring would be one you equip to set and take off when you want to RETURN. That way it would waste a spot in your equipped items and have to be replenished when it disappears. SE usually loves that kind of stuff . Wonder why they made one that sends you about 100 yards. lol
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# Sep 10 2006 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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This ring is actually pretty cool if you consider its uses. As a solo BST if I'm EXPing in a region that my home town has control over then I can use it as an emergency get out. Much like I use Warp scrolls sometimes.

Also I have my HP set in Bastok all the time now. Mainly because I have all the OP supply runs done so I can get about much quicker than using the airships. If I happen to be in Jeuno and I want to get back to Bastok quickly I just look to see which neighbouring region Bastok has control over. Could be Qufim Island, Sauromugue Champaign, Rolanberry Fields or Batallia Downs. I have a reasonable chance of one of them being under Bastok control. So I all I do is zone out, use ring and OP Warp back to Metalworks. Simple!

I usually buy the Return ring simply because it works out a little cheaper on the charges. Thr Return Ring and Homing ring cost 2500/9000 CP respectively. So that's 25/300 CP per use. I wish people would stop whining about these rings being useless when in fact they are pretty cool if you know how to use them properly.
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# Jun 25 2006 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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So this can't be used if you don't own a region? If so, that's pretty worthless. If you can use it any time, it's nice. I use outpost warps all the time to get around.
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Adventurer Appreciation Campaign
# May 17 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
Got this during the Adventurer Appreciation Campaign after waiting 2 days before asking the moogle to give me my gift.

This is a waste, not even worth keeping, so I'll drop it once the event is over.
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# Apr 27 2006 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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TOTAL WASTE,,, WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS BEFOR I SPENT VALUABLE CONQUEST POINTS,,,,,,,,,, SOOOOOOO MAD
Return Ring Usage
# Apr 10 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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This ring is usefull for getting to outpost for supplies quests
waste
# Mar 31 2006 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
COMPLETE WASTE OF CP!~~
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Stupid thing!
# Mar 02 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I just spent my hard earned CP on it, cos it said outpost warp, and it only does it to the outpost in the region you are in if your country has control, total waste!
SE should make it clearer what this item does or should change it so does something useful.
Though it is kinda my fault for not finding out what it did before I spent my CP on it, that wont happen again.
My advice: Dont get it!!
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# Jan 16 2006 at 9:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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This ring isn't supposed to be the ultimate in transportation. It's just another optional item you can use to your advantage..when it will work for you. I've had times where it came in handy, and it's worth hanging onto. Checking to see who controls what region before you head out can really save you sometime if you happen to be able to warp where you're going.

If you don't like the ring, then kick yourself for spending CP on something you won't use.

Edited, Sun Feb 26 11:48:24 2006
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People are kind of stupid...
# Nov 20 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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For a little bit more than the price of an airship, I can go zone to quifm, use my little ring-a-mobab, and then go warp back to sandy from the zone vender without waiting 10 minutes for the ship to arrive and the time it takes to get there.

Then, let's say I want to get to Zi'tah fast for a {sky} party. Do the same thing, and as long as you've done the supply quest to Zi'tah, you can warp there right after you warp home to sandy.

People really haven't looked into what this ring can do, provided that you've done some ground work before hand.

SE isn't dumb, people.
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RE: People are kind of stupid...
# Dec 31 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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not THAT bad
# Oct 13 2005 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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This item isn't that bad. Transportation is one of the slowest - SLOWEST - parts of the game. SE just gave another option. It's not great - but it's something. Only being able to use it once a RL day isn't great, but it's ok.

I haven't played with it too much - but it does look like this ring only works in regions that your country controls and warps you to that region's outpost. There MAY be a level limit, but I doubt it...

If you've done the supply mission and you're the appropriate level they'll warp you back to your home town. From there you could warp back to your HP....

Options are good!
what?
# Oct 02 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
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o crap this ring only works in a region under the control of your country and teleports you to the outpost of that region this is an incredibly waste of time and conquest points if you see one RUN!!!
RE: what?
# Oct 30 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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Umm, hardly... this item is actually good for a variety of things. The most obvious to me being for a farmer who is killing in a region controlled by their home nation; when their inventory fills up, they can hop to the outpost with this ring and from there on to home town via the outpost warp NPC - all in a couple quick hops.

For some people, being able to save the time of running back to town with a full inventory is definitely worth it. They can quickly dump their load off on a mule/AH/mog safe/NPC and warp back to the outpost for more. On certain moon/day combos you don't want to waste any time in the city... ^^

The reason there are two types of ring with this effect is so you can 'use twice per day'.

Edited, Sun Oct 30 12:27:47 2005
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# Sep 25 2005 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is what I found, One game day: bastok owns valkurm, sandy (my nation) is ahead in influence, sandy is in 3rd place overall, it doesn't work from La theine plateau. Next game day: sandy owns valkurm, bastok is ahead in influence, sandy second overall, it does work from la theine.

Hope it helps some, ima go around to other places out of pure boredome and see what i find...
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Waste of Cp
# Sep 14 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, I really wish I had read this first.

I just spent the last 30 minutes trying to warp to Ronfaure from Windy.
Gate Gaurds really should give you a refund on items like this.

I dont see why SE even added them...
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return ring suck
# Sep 14 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to be boring but the return ring really does suck. what a waste of CP. Wish I had read the postings before wasting all those CP. I too have tried to use it wit no luck. Time to drop them I think. If a ring say it will warp you to outpost then it should just do that.
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RE: return ring suck
# Sep 14 2005 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Whoever came up with these at SE needs a swift kick in the head. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! Gate guards should offer refunds!
return ring suck
# Sep 14 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to be boring but the return ring really does suck. what a waste of CP. Wish I had read the postings before wasting all those CP. I too have tried to use it wit no luck. Time to drop them I think. If a ring say it will warp you to outpost then it should just do that.
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Level Requirement?
# Sep 04 2005 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Also perhaps there's a level you have to be for each region similar to the OP warps from your home nation?
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Some Clarification
# Aug 24 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Was finally able to use the ring. Here's how I think it works: It doesn't matter what place your nation is in the ranking. What matters is that you use the ring in the region where you country has control, and it will warp you to the outpost in that region, even if you're not in the same area as the outpost. I used the ring in tahrongi canyon and got warped the outpost in bubu outpost. Hope this helps
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# Aug 12 2005 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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whether or not your country has control of the zone doesn't matter, i have every outpost in the game and tried in a zone under my countrie's control, nada.

i'm guessing maybe you have to be in first place?

definately disapointed in this item though.
Really, this thing is crap.
# Aug 07 2005 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Worthless piece of crap, doesn't work no matter what people say.
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# Jul 25 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
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I just wasted 2500 conquest points on a *** item. Bastok's always last :( and i'm not changing nations because I like being bastokian...oh well. w/e

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doesnt work
# Jul 23 2005 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
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ive also had a great many problems with this ring tried warping to outpost in meriphataud but windy (my country) wasnt in control so i tried zi'tah (under windy control) zilch so i tried valkurm also under windy control and i did the supply quest for and still nada wtf why doesnt it frigging work SE needs to explain some shiat when they implement it instead of just saying "Meh, they should be smart enough to figure it out. If not, who cares?"

Edited, Sat Jul 23 02:19:47 2005
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last place
# Jul 21 2005 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
This item stinks if your country is consistantly in last place. -.-
return/homing rings
# Jul 20 2005 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
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to use it you have to be in a region controlled by your nation and it will tele u to the outpost of that region w00t glad im windhurstian ^^
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Availablity after Update 7/19
# Jul 19 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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This is now available by using 2500 Conquest Points. It is listed under "Common Items (All Ranks)", and it was in my list even though my nation was last place in the conquest standings.

Homing Ring costs 9000 CP.

(If Return Ring and Homing Ring are the same, only Homing gives 30 charges while Return only gives 10, then why would anyone buy the Homing Ring? It's 1500 CP more than just buying 3 Return Rings.) <.<
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RE: Availablity after Update 7/19
# Jul 20 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Rare, so there for you can only have one. But i agree, all you really need is one. And i would go with the cheaper.
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# Jul 19 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Default
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im stuck in yhoatar and ive just got 32 and i thought well ive got this very handy ring so i try to use it... NOTHING now im stuck in yhoatar and have no way of gettin out without de-lvl ; ;
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I can't figure this out.
# Jun 30 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, do you have to have done the supply quest for the region you use the ring in? I just got my Vollbow Region supplies, and I went to Valkurm Dunes -> Gustav Tunnel and tried to use it. It got to 8% or so and quit. So I thought, maybe it doesn't work in a dungeon, so I zone to Cape Terrigan, the zone that has the outpost itself, and try to use it... Nada... I'm Windurstian and Windy is in control of the region at the time I'm posting this, so I don't understand why it won't work.
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A welcome addition to CP
# Jun 30 2005 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Aparently these are now going to be available for CP purchase (maybe under common items) in the July update. Personally this is great :) If you get a party invite or have to go to sky or something this is awesome since the price of the chocobos are now skyrocketing into the 4-5k range.. even during the day.. and the outpost teleports are a static price!
O_O +1?
# Jun 11 2005 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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i got the +1 of that ring.. it has 30/30 charges >_>; that's all.
I concur
# Jun 04 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to agree that your nation has to be in control of the region. I have yet to get my Homing ring to activate, and I don't really want to waste a charge just to port to the outpost in west ronfare(sp). But I have tried to warp in a region the wasn't under my nation's control and the completion time went to like 7% and quit... I have found that there HAS to be an outpost in the region. I was trying to skip closer to Fei'yen from rangemont pass and I couldn't do it, just went to 7% again and quit... sux... Having a hard time makin it out there by myself to finish up my last teleport quest. So no skipping to a "Waypoint" as I call them. Would be kewl tho... skip all the way out to delkfutt's tower from jeuno ^^. Oh well, there's my 2 cents worth of info on the latest event Rings.


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# Jun 04 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I used this while leveling BRD in Valkrum, and all it did was teleport me to the Outpost. It didn't work in San d'Oria, so I'm not sure exactly how it works. I have done the Supply Quest for regional teleportaion to Valkrum, so I don't know if that's required to use this ring, or if you Home Nation has to be in control of the area. The only real useful thing I would use this ring for is for teleporting across zones with aggro that can kill you at lower levels (eg. Getting to the Outpost in Qufim and skip dodging all the Giants, Worms, and Weapons) If someone could clarify this, it would be awesome.
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# Jun 03 2005 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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This ring folks will teleport you to the Outpost in the region you are currently in. Rumour has it only if your country controls that region also so yea. Im trying to get this still :(
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# Jun 04 2005 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Still trying to get it? A little late for that. The event ended may 30.
So, good luck. :P
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recharge.
# Jun 03 2005 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I was told that you can recharge an item that has this kind of effect with a light crystal. i dont think you can but please tell me what you know.
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# Jun 03 2005 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
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does this bring you to your home city? to a certain outpost? to mars?
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RE: hmm
# Jun 03 2005 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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im guessing it lets you teleport to any outpost youve done the supply run for
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# Aug 24 2006 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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complete waste
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