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#1 Dec 01 2013 at 5:23 AM Rating: Good
So I tethered my phone to my laptop today to play some XIV while at work (I work nights and have a lot of time). I was interested to see that after 45 minutes of dinking around, killing stuff, and being rather random I only transmitted 6MB out to the servers and received 5MB. That includes zoning from Ul'dah to West Thanny, doing some killing, and some mining.

That's rather small. I didn't see any FATEs in my area so I didn't see what that does to my data usage but I'll give it a try and see what I find. Overall this game is extremely tether friendly from what I can tell. I can only imagine that instances uses less data.
#2 Dec 01 2013 at 6:08 AM Rating: Excellent
Ya, I often check how much I've used with my ISP. Full days of gaming on XIV is negligible when compared to streaming and other activities, it barely makes a dent in the usage.
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#3 Dec 01 2013 at 6:25 AM Rating: Excellent
They seemed to approach XIV with the same attitude they did XI - that it should be able to run on dial-up. ARR is very good about sipping data. The S/R numbers are "sending and receiving" and they're measured in bytes. So even if you're in the middle of a FATE and your S/R has soured up to 5000, you're still only passing 5K data a second at most.
#4 Dec 01 2013 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
@Catwho, I haven't found the S/R numbers in this game. Where on the UI are they located? It's probably somewhere obvious and I just haven't noticed.
#5 Dec 01 2013 at 4:55 PM Rating: Excellent
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
@Catwho, I haven't found the S/R numbers in this game. Where on the UI are they located? It's probably somewhere obvious and I just haven't noticed.


If you hover your mouse over the wireless signal icon in the upper left hand corner. Mine just now was Sending 0 Recieving 45. 45 bytes of data a second to look out of the ocean at Costa del Sol is not bad at all.
#6 Dec 01 2013 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Catwho wrote:
darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
@Catwho, I haven't found the S/R numbers in this game. Where on the UI are they located? It's probably somewhere obvious and I just haven't noticed.


If you hover your mouse over the wireless signal icon in the upper left hand corner. Mine just now was Sending 0 Recieving 45. 45 bytes of data a second to look out of the ocean at Costa del Sol is not bad at all.


Data hog ;) Anyway, cool, I didn't know that! Then again I just found out if you click the LT icon next to the clock it changes to Server Time and Eorzean Time. Didn't know that either :D
#7 Dec 02 2013 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
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darexius2010, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Anyway, cool, I didn't know that! Then again I just found out if you click the LT icon next to the clock it changes to Server Time and Eorzean Time. Didn't know that either :D


Also if you click on your gil icon it toggles between your current money and you current GC seal totals.
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