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DoL/DoH Collectible grinding?

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7 minutes ago, MakoSOLIDER said:

I'm fairly certain diadem has no collectibles unfortunately. Something we're all also forgetting is that we have no idea what the Island Sanctuary Animal Crossing type content will be like in Endwalker. It could make gathering collectibles easier for all we know and be more fun/rewarding. 

 

God I hope so. I was imagining it to be farming and such but that probably won't be all. Hopefully we'll get more info during next month's Fan Fest!

 

Crafting I can handle cause I have something to work towards, but as it stands I don't think I'll be grinding the gathering trophy this expansion, there's just no point beyond the trophy and it's just too much for just that.

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You realize they just recently changed the gathering collectable interface to what it is now just a few patches ago. It was meant to make it easier to do a rotation for quality, and it is. 

 

Do custom deliveries, it's 12/per-week for collectable turn-ins to NPC you can easily always gather more in the vicinity for minimum quantity if you'd like. Second if you don't gather regularly this is your best option because you can get white scrips for little effort, and you can spend that for any materia you need or for i500 gathering gear. Can outfit yourself, and your retainers for practically no gil.

 

As for crafting, I always got my bulk collectables during ishgard restoration, and made a ton of gil since everyone wanted the lottery stuff like the casual set when that came out. If you are still on the road to level 80, then it's worth doing, not to mention for skybuilders currency.

 

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Looks like I will need to learn how to do Skybuilder stuff. Not exactly sure how this part of the game works yet. I've usually only done beast tribe dailies for crafting.

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Ok so I got my ARM to 80 and all my other crafters to 71 by using skybuilder collectible turn ins. I'm just 7 collectibles shy of 1000.

 

This process bankrupted me though and I started at 2 million. I bought a mount with scrips and am selling it for hopes of some return in gil. 

 

Once I get the rest to 80, what then? What collectible do I keep crafting that has the best ROI for building up scrips with minimal cost? 

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Leveling does take some gil if you want to go fast, but on the other hand you can generate gil now as well.

 

If you don't have the capacity to craft your own gear, I'd compile white scrips so you can buy the current blue i500 tools/gear and then you can craft most current stuff available without having to overmeld and spending into that. Yellow scripts allows you buy master recipe books, and you'll want those to make gil, glam, or whatever you want. Custom deliveries for NPCs are practically free to get both scripts but you get only 12x/week and anything outside of that is normal collectables.

 

I use a botanist retainer to get me parts for crafting collectibles, allowing any self-gathering to only be collectables. This is how you can double the focus unless you want to spend gil or extra time to gather. Normally I'd use her to get parts for making raid food.

 

Of course there is the custom deliveries route to craft collectables mentioned earlier. Where you could make say Zhloe's deliveries in Idyllshire for two clicks and throw away what you don't turn in. But there is no benefit to this aside from gil drain. Personally I'd go with the vendor script turn-ins in the lower levels that don't require more than 3-4 cheap parts. It's definitely it's easier to craft for turn-ins than to throw away because you can mass turn-in everything in seconds, and keep chugging. Not to mention a route to making gil.

 

 

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On 5/1/2021 at 4:33 PM, technole said:

Leveling does take some gil if you want to go fast, but on the other hand you can generate gil now as well.

 

If you don't have the capacity to craft your own gear, I'd compile white scrips so you can buy the current blue i500 tools/gear and then you can craft most current stuff available without having to overmeld and spending into that. Yellow scripts allows you buy master recipe books, and you'll want those to make gil, glam, or whatever you want. Custom deliveries for NPCs are practically free to get both scripts but you get only 12x/week and anything outside of that is normal collectables.

 

I use a botanist retainer to get me parts for crafting collectibles, allowing any self-gathering to only be collectables. This is how you can double the focus unless you want to spend gil or extra time to gather. Normally I'd use her to get parts for making raid food.

 

Of course there is the custom deliveries route to craft collectables mentioned earlier. Where you could make say Zhloe's deliveries in Idyllshire for two clicks and throw away what you don't turn in. But there is no benefit to this aside from gil drain. Personally I'd go with the vendor script turn-ins in the lower levels that don't require more than 3-4 cheap parts. It's definitely it's easier to craft for turn-ins than to throw away because you can mass turn-in everything in seconds, and keep chugging. Not to mention a route to making gil.

 

 

So I got all the master recipe books in about 3 hrs or so, got all ilvl500 gear for all crafters and gatherers and now I'm back with Skybuilder stuff because I don't think there's anything else for me to do especially on the gatherer side? I'm realizing the mats for building up enough skybuilder scrips to get the mounts and stuff I want is an insane money sink. Yes, I can sell rewards from kupo fortune and whatnot but I'm definitely feel like I'm losing more than I'm making...

 

Maybe it's time to pause and just wait for the next expansion...? They'll probably do something like Ishgard restoration again right? 

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I've been playing for about 7 years but I still haven't unlocked custom deliveries. Can anyone explain how they are unlocked?

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16 minutes ago, SublimeHawk said:

I've been playing for about 7 years but I still haven't unlocked custom deliveries. Can anyone explain how they are unlocked?

https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Custom_Deliveries

Endwalker being so much farther away than I thought has made me annoyed. Maybe I will just grind out the rest with collectables to craft and discard because I honestly don't know what else I can work towards with them. Have all the skybuilder mounts I wanted. Have all crafters lvls. Have all master recipes... Now what? 

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Are there any in-game achievements that show the number of collectables crafted/gathered? Resubbed to save my house was gonna work towards this on my PC before going to PS5.

 

Edit: Answered my own question, it's under Items-> Collectables.

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On 4/18/2021 at 9:25 AM, MakoSOLIDER said:

I'm fairly certain diadem has no collectibles unfortunately. Something we're all also forgetting is that we have no idea what the Island Sanctuary Animal Crossing type content will be like in Endwalker. It could make gathering collectibles easier for all we know and be more fun/rewarding. 

Yes, but the stuff you gather in Diadem is used for crafting collectibles. The Skybuilders' stuff you craft at Level 20(Alloys, Ink, etc) are all collectibles and you can get max collectability on them with a simple macro if you are Level 60 or higher in your class easily and quickly. You can buy the Skybuilder's approved stuff from the marketboard as people are selling it off for junk.

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On 4/16/2021 at 1:56 AM, MakoSOLIDER said:

I'm a noob to crafting/gathering. I'm using the ishgard collectibles to level now and I feel like I'll be 80 in all crafters well before 1000 even. I don't think I want to do the grind for the sake of it, but actually do something meaningful. What would be meaningful here once I get my crafters to 80.

 

As for gatherers...oof I don't even know.

 

Yeah, that's my plan too. You can buy the Skybuilder's materials for cheap on the marketboard and all but the Acidic Secretions for the Skybuilder's Ink are easily purchased for cheap in guild suppliers. I bought 200 Iron Ore at a time and managed to level up my Armorer and Goldsmith with buying Skybuilders Rank 4 Iron Sand and Iron Ore and then just AFK'd with macro-crafting near the mender in the Firmanent. It took me hours but I managed to get 80-90 collectibles in 30 minutes as long as I kept clicking when the craft finished to continue a new one. Also, repair your gear after a session JIC. I managed to get enough skybuilder scrips for the expensive mounts. :)

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I found the first Endwalker collectable gathering spot - Thavnair, just west of the first community you enter, Yeldihmald. There is a small triangle of Grade 85 vegetation with Rareified Thavnairain Perilla Leaf, and it's not unspoiled nodes so I am moving my gathering routine from Ahm Aerang to this place. :)

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Just a heads up, collect is now considered an action now. This means you can assign it to hotbars or to macros.

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Hope someone read this: I am not familiar with Skybuilder so: Ive a weaver on level 80 and didnt do anything there before, what is the ,,fastest" way to craft collectibles there for the trophy? A special receipt or so?

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