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#1 Dec 07 2014 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Aloha, coming back after several years and I'm looking for some direction. I know there are a lot of threads like this, but none are specific and the last one was like a year and a half ago.

Having just hit 99, what are some of the first upgrades I should look for? I basically have only low-mediocre level 75 gear. I didn't even finish my Perdu voulge since I didn't do a ton of meritting before I quit. The only upgrade I've done is to get Perle gear, which I mostly got so I didn't have to macro out my dusk gear to walk anywhere. I have done the Ukon trials up until the first Voidwalk NM. So what should I get first?

Is it worth it to solo dynamis now?
Should I bother going for Byakko's Haidate or just skip ahead?
Should I skill up my combat skills while farming for Abyssea pop items for my Gaxe Trials items?
Is there anything good from story missions from earlier expansions?
Should I go for any Voidwalk NMs even though the Trials Gaxe won't be that good for a long time?

There are just so many things to do I don't really know where to start and I don't know what's feasible at this point.
#2 Dec 07 2014 at 8:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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iofighter wrote:
Aloha, coming back after several years and I'm looking for some direction. I know there are a lot of threads like this, but none are specific and the last one was like a year and a half ago.

Having just hit 99, what are some of the first upgrades I should look for? I basically have only low-mediocre level 75 gear. I didn't even finish my Perdu voulge since I didn't do a ton of meritting before I quit. The only upgrade I've done is to get Perle gear, which I mostly got so I didn't have to macro out my dusk gear to walk anywhere. I have done the Ukon trials up until the first Voidwalk NM. So what should I get first?

Is it worth it to solo dynamis now?
Should I bother going for Byakko's Haidate or just skip ahead?
Should I skill up my combat skills while farming for Abyssea pop items for my Gaxe Trials items?
Is there anything good from story missions from earlier expansions?
Should I go for any Voidwalk NMs even though the Trials Gaxe won't be that good for a long time?

There are just so many things to do I don't really know where to start and I don't know what's feasible at this point.

You should start off with Records of Eminence, get enough sparks forOutrider set that basically replaces all gear at 99 until you can get better armor, finally pick up Eminent Voulge for your weapon.

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Is it worth it to solo dynamis now?

Solo dynamis is a decent way to make gil nowadays. Thf/dnc with sparks gear and weapon should easy net you 300 coins per run.

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Should I skill up my combat skills while farming for Abyssea pop items for my Gaxe Trials items?
Should I go for any Voidwalk NMs even though the Trials Gaxe won't be that good for a long time?

If you plan to take Ukon to (ilvl119) then you can if you want but as an alternative you can unlock the ws from the woe version of the weapon to use on other gaxes.

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Is there anything good from story missions from earlier expansions?

Raja's ring mostly, other than that most story missions have a high tier equivalent bcnms that require you to do the story one first.
#3 Dec 09 2014 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the answer. While i was writing the OP, i briefly forgot about Eminence gear (including the Gaxe), but I picked it up right after I posted. It wasn't really my intent to ask about those specific things (although those answers help). I was mostly wondering what is possible/realistic at this point for me and of those things, which would be the best upgrade right now. Like, I didn't see much on the AH, but if there's a solid upgrade there, that would be super easy to get. Whereas Ukon is one of the best possible Gaxes, but it will take a really long time and I'll probably need something in between the eminence Gaxe and Ukon. It's just that scanning through the high-end equipment, a lot of it seems to be really hard to obtain.

Right now, I farmed about half the pop items for Glavoid pretty easily, so I guess farming pop items isnt that hard. At the same time, farming the JSE/+1/+2 seems time-consuming, but doable. Is that a good direction to go?
#4 Dec 10 2014 at 1:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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By jse I'll assume you're speaking of empyrean armor, its an okay goal for macro peices. I'd would start reforaging AF/relic armor instead and the skcnms should be doable with full sparks gear party but it does cost some Gil to get.

Edited, Dec 10th 2014 2:21am by Szabo
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