NVIDIA optimizes health analytics in FFXIV crafting optimizers
Posted On July 12, 2021
NVIDIA has been the darling of the FFXIV community for a while now, with the company producing several advanced features that have earned it the title of “health optimizer of the year” by Epic Games.
But as its reputation has grown, the company has also been forced to respond to a growing community of players, and as such, the technology it has been able to put to use has taken on a more human dimension, as well.
As the title implies, FFXiv crafting optimization is a system that enables players to craft items that are optimized to the health of the player in question, a skill-based process.
That means that if you’re a warrior and have a health bar that looks like this, you might be able to craft an item that’s optimized to deal extra damage, such as the Berserker’s Sword, while dealing damage to the player next to it.
This can also help your allies deal damage if the warrior is knocked out.
If you’re an elementalist and your health bar looks like a cross, you’re likely to craft the Elemental Staff, which can boost elemental damage by 50% for each enemy you hit.
But that might not be enough for an elemental mage, who could also use a staff that boosts fire damage by a whopping 50%.
The next step, as in the case of a warrior or a elementalist, would be to craft a staff with a high critical chance, which would make it even more useful for a mage who was hit by a sword.
If a warrior’s health bar looked like this and a critical-chance-boosting staff did not exist, they could craft a greatsword with the same critical-damage boost, but with the potential to deal even more damage to other players in the fight.
In theory, these could be the kind of items that the community would build on and build upon, and that would help the game have a much more realistic experience.
But the problem is that this is not always the case.
When it comes to crafting in FFXiv, the health bar is the most powerful tool to help players craft items.
If you’re playing on a character with high health, the player will often want to take advantage of these bars and maximize the amount of damage they can deal, since that can mean the difference between life and death.
That’s not always true, however, and sometimes a good amount of the time, you’ll have to put in the extra effort to get the optimal health-boost to get what you want.
That’s where optimization calculus comes in.
As with any optimization feature, it’s easy to make a mistake with optimization calculus.
Players might not know exactly what they’re optimizing for, or they might have an incomplete picture of what their optimal stat is.
In order to help avoid these mistakes, NVIDIA has created a tool that allows players to create a customized profile of the optimal stat that will allow them to easily adjust their item’s stats without having to manually adjust them.
This means that a warrior could have a stat that boosts the health regeneration rate of his allies by 20%, and another stat that provides a massive amount of health regeneration for him and his allies.
If the warrior also has a high-damage shield that increases the damage taken by his allies, the optimization calculator will tell him that the shield should also give him a great deal of health regen.
A better player might then craft a high health item with the shield-boost effect, but a warrior would be able do the same thing with his own shield, and the optimization calculators would tell him the same amount of armor should be used.
That is, the optimal stats of a shield-and-armor combination should be a better match for the warrior than the one with the highest critical-rate.
To make it clear, though, this is still not a complete system.
For example, if the optimizer gives you a stat for the maximum amount of life regeneration, and you decide that you want to boost your health regeneration to 20%, but you also want to use a high damage shield that also boosts your attack damage, then you would need to manually tweak the shield’s stats and adjust them to match the stats you’re using.
If that’s the case, you could end up with an item where both shields will have the same stats and still give the warrior an optimal stat for his specific role.
The problem with this is that even though the system is meant to help make crafting more realistic, there’s always a chance that the optimization algorithm will give the wrong results.
In that case, the user would need a second look at the data that was generated, and see if they had an optimized stat that matched the intended role, or if it had a problem.
That would require a second playthrough, which could be time consuming.
But it’s also possible that an optimization calculator could also give the game an unfair advantage, as the user might be playing