FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – What a Syrcus


So patch 3.25 has revitalized the Crystal Tower raids, but not exactly the way we hoped it would. Figures if you put relic rewards in CT, you’d end up getting the worst out of people.

Look at the screen shot above. Do you see anything wrong with it? You can click it to make it larger. I’ll wait.

Look again, more closely now.


That’s right. Five people in Alliance C decided to run Syrcus Tower without their job crystals on. We made it through the raid, but it was one of the sloppiest runs ever. People are being rude, not waiting to pull, cheesing mechanics and just making it unfun.

My advice, give it a few days to cool off. The queues might be a tad longer, but at least you won’t have to deal with this drivel.



  1. That’s unfortunate to hear. I ran Crystal Tower (all 3 parts) yesterday and mechanics basically didn’t happen because things went so fast. I will say that being a tank can help with people being reluctant to go, because if people are standing around you can just pull.

    1. Sadly, the issue wasn’t with people reluctant to go – it was the exact opposite. It was with tanks pulling the moment they ran in the room no matter if the rest of the raid was near the room or not.

      Granted, these raids are pushover easy for most of us, but we took a few first-timers with us for a clear, and it was a rough experience for them. Hopefully things calm down, or perhaps it was just a really bad DF pull.

  2. I’ve sat in queue on a Sunday (you know.. reddit Crystal Tower Day, right?) for over an hour and not gotten a pop, but haven’t tried it since 3.25 dropped as of yet. I’ll have to give it a go soon.

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