I started Shadowbringers today. I changed a character I had to Viera, and created a new Hrothgar. Everybody gets a Fantasia, which can do a race / look change, from a level 50 Main Sequence Quest. Or you can buy the Fantasia on the Mog Station for $10.
I spent a little time leveling the Hrothgar, and playing the Viera. Of course all the jobs have changed a little or a lot, so getting used to Summoner and Scholar on the Viera took a little time.
Then I ran into a snag. The servers completely bogged down about noon PDT – Not surprisingly.
Servers Were Overloaded
So about noon the servers kicked me out and I could not get back in so I took a break for a few hours and went back to Tera. But later in the day I got back in and checked things out in two areas:
- What changes were made about how to get high level gear to enter Shadowbringers? Item Level 390 is apparently required.
- What are the next steps to go to Shadowbringers?
Level 390 Gear from Tomes of Poetics
The Tomes required to get Scaevan gear [ item level 390 ] were changed so that Poetics are now required, just like Ironworks [ il 120 ] and Shire [ il 260 ] gear. Of course the NPC remains in Rhalgr’s Reach.
This Scaevan gear is a lot easier to get now that the expansion has dropped. It used to a wicked grind for Tomes of Genesis, which are now obsolete and gone. But I don’t have this gear yet, and after I get at least the Caster’s gear, I need to do a couple of dozen quests before I can get to Shadowbringers anyway.
So better gear is needed to do the next dungeon in the series. So I need to spam the Main Scenario Roulette each day for a week or so to get each set of gear – Caster then Healer. But 5 or 6 days is all that’s required for each set. And I have plenty to do with my other jobs and my Viera and Hrothgar in the mean time.
See you on The First. In a couple of weeks I should be ready to go.
May you walk in the light of the Crystal.