The Release of Endwalker Made FFXIV Crafting a Little Bit Easier
FFXIV crafting forms the backbone of the Eorzean economy. It is not run by players. NPC vendors will offer a pittance for junk loot such as unwanted gear in return for a humiliating pittance. To offload items, you can use the Doman Enclave, an upgradeable town located in Yanxia. There is a limit to how much Gil can offer each week. Duty Roulettes offer bonus coins for classes “in need,” but the queue times for DPS players can be quite long. Making money in HTMLXIV means crafting and collecting. This process is now a little easier for beginners.
Crafting has been largely dependent on one skill for many years: Inner Quiet. This ability gives small stacking bonuses to any item you create, up to a maximum of 11 stacks. It and its sister skill, Reflect, were made mandatory for all worthwhile crafting in FFXIV. The production of high-quality items results in more experience, higher stats on gear, stronger potions effects, and other bonuses. It is almost impossible to achieve this without Inner Quiet at least at higher levels.
It wasn’t clear, like so many things in Final Fantasy. You had to use it or Reflect to start a craft, and you could weave it into your Expert Recipes while working on complex Expert Recipes. It is one more thing you will need to learn by trial and error, or from hearing it first.
You don’t have to think about this! You don’t have to waste any special circumstances that may randomly arise during crafting in order to use the skill. Inner Quiet can still be used in the game. It is a passive trait that triggers by itself. Reflect, however, is still a skill. Its effectiveness was slightly reduced from three stacks to two of Inner Quiet. Its CP cost (mana for crafting actions), has been greatly reduced. This is more than compensated for. This gives players more time to play with the new skills, especially as CP management is often the top priority for higher-level crafting.
Square Enix also removed two skills that were not essential from the list. It was always difficult to understand the skills Brand of the Elements (or Name of the Elements) The first skill buffs the second for three turns of crafting with an “Increase Determined by Current Progress.” This basically means that Brand of the Elements got more as your progress. Although it was not mentioned in-game, there was a hint that something could change according to “current progression.”
These skills are not used by anyone. You might not realize this if you are a novice crafter. FFXIV crafting can be very important, but the game just throws you in the deep end. At least now the pool is clearer.
This will encourage more people to pick up the hammer, tongs ( ), or the frying pan. It’s unlikely. This is a modest and not very flashy step in the world of selling shit on the market board. It might encourage more smiths to choose a digital career. If you try it, the overall flow of crafting will be a lot smoother and easier.