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#1 Jun 11 2009 at 5:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thought I would get the ball rolling on things we learned the hard way with FFXI, that we should remember for our time in FFXIV.

+That's right... All the tea.

Write down EVERYTHING. And I do mean everything.

- Keep the Key's used to activate your account. (In fact, make backups and keep them in a safe place.)
- Write down the exact information you give. (Name, Password, Address, Original* Credit Card Information, Etc.)
- If you use a Security Token, I would recommend writing down the Serial Number on the back of the Device.

+Doh.
- Always back up your "Install Folder" on PC.
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If your PC crashes, you don't want to spend another 4 hours looking at the updating screen.


+Fresh Community - It Starts with you.
- Remember, the community makes up the game. If you see someone dead, Raise them. If you see someone having a hard time, help them. The more we give, the more we'll get, and having a community that helps each other out just to be nice (Like FFXI used to be.) is part of what makes a great community.
- Take the world off your shoulders and just play the game, don't worry about what everyone else is doing.

Anything else?

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 1:16pm by KaneIsthara

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 2:47pm by KaneIsthara
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#2 Jun 11 2009 at 5:47 AM Rating: Good
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for pc version:
always backup the install folder. if your pc crashes you don't want to spend another 4 hours looking at the updating screen..
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#3 Jun 11 2009 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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yes, backup that **** folder
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#4 Jun 11 2009 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I would write all that information at the end of the booklet and put the cd case where all your games are. That way you don't have to go hunting for that case on the desk you used to use while playing...

or on emails like I had to

For me a lesson should be to get my character to the highest lvl or rank or whatever this game has with the first job/class I pick. I take too long to decide things and end up lagging behind all my friends.

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#5 Jun 11 2009 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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When traveling, always stop to raise the unlucky.
Having fun is more important than any drop.
Feed the kind. Starve the troll.
Kindness trumps gear.
Ask one newb if they need help once a session.
Carby has a squishy face.
#6 Jun 11 2009 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Don't drop those Beastmen Seals!
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#7 Jun 11 2009 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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My recommendation would be "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

I browse over the FFXI boards from time to time and some people just seem so bitter. I have to wonder how they get any enjoyment out of the game when it seems all they do is find fault with others.

Take the world off your shoulders and just play the game, don't worry about what everyone else is doing.
#8 Jun 11 2009 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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When traveling, always stop to raise the unlucky.
Having fun is more important than any drop.
Feed the kind. Starve the troll.
Kindness trumps gear.
Ask one newb if they need help once a session.
Carby has a squishy face.


When the game comes out, I want to party with you. If I learned anything from any MMO, it's what you just said.
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#9 Jun 11 2009 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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experiment, explore and share your findings. and be ready to admit when something does not work instead of defending or propagating something that is a bad idea.

most of all have fun
#10 Jun 11 2009 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh...wrong thread, disregard, or delete pls.

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 5:49pm by tellahx

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 5:50pm by tellahx

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 5:52pm by tellahx
#11 Jun 11 2009 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
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help the needy.
raise the guy who's in the middle of nowhere dead (>.>)
make all the friends you can and not just ignore people
and when you see a little guy running for his life saying "run away!" as 20+ mobs running after him and his pt make sure to listen..(lol good old qufim days. hope to see more off those in xiv.)

Edited, Jun 11th 2009 6:24pm by StrifeJS
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#12 Jun 11 2009 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Upon attacking a rabbit, remember, it may not be as cute and cuddly as you think it is.
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Dang rabbits!
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DONT POKE THE JAMMER LEECHES!

an inside joke in my linkshell :P Still, the general thought applies...
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#15 Jun 11 2009 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
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READ THE FORUMS!


I wasted my first month in FFXI as a race that didn't lead to the style of play I wanted in the long run. I didn't know any better, but all the answers were here (and that other place). Also you can find a good community more reliably on here than by just joining some random shouting invite to a LS.
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#16 Jun 11 2009 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
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When you come to a hole in the ground. Think about it before you jump (or accidentally fall) in.
#17 Jun 12 2009 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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kindness goes a long way, definitely should be the main lesson.

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Being at the top of ffxi means absolutely nothing in ffxiv. Remember, it's just a temporary game. Have some fun!
#18 Jun 12 2009 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Not necessarily learned by me making the mistakes, but as an observer I conclude that:

Never /shout for a party. Ever. No one will invite you just for that.
If you get tired waiting for a party invite, just log out and go to sleep. What you'll end up doing if you don't is passing out, then getting a bunch of invites while you're asleep and ******* everyone off.
Bring equipment ahead of time even if you feel it will be a while before you're able to wear them, and on that note, get any inventory space upgrades as soon as possible.
Don't get offended if you're kicked out of a party for the best of the party. If you're an unneeded job and replacing you with someone who would speed up the battles a lot, take one for the team. You'll find another party, and if you're dramatic and act like an ***, none of those people will invite you again, whereas if you're understanding and polite about it, those people will grab you first when putting together a party.
Stressing out over the game is NEVER worth it and can be a health hazard. If you're getting stressed from camping or crafting or anything else, find something else to do that will be enjoyable. Your sense of accomplishment may be greater from stressing out once you finally get those Leaping Boots, but odds are you won't get them and you stressed out the entire day for nothing. You can always come back when you're in a good mood and brought something to entertain you, like synth items.
...Don't call a GM over swear words. There's a censor option available to you. There's no use wasting yours or a GMs time just because you heard a "bad word." Furthermore, if you don't need to report something to a GM, don't do it. Other people have real problems. The GM shouldn't have to step in to solve end game drama or act as a babysitter.
NO CAPS LOCK. I WOULDNT SHOUT IN YOUR FACE SO DONT CAPS LOCK IN MINE.
Try to keep real-life religion and politics out of the game. Who cares if a member of your party is a liberal or conservative, or if he worships Satan or Altana? Does that say anything about who he is as a player? No. Keep the game enjoyable by seeing your fellow game-members as citizens of Eorzea just like yourself and keep the real-life drama out of the game. We play in fantasy worlds for a reason.
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#19 Jun 12 2009 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Not necessarily learned by me making the mistakes, but as an observer I conclude that:

Never /shout for a party. Ever. No one will invite you just for that.
If you get tired waiting for a party invite, just log out and go to sleep. What you'll end up doing if you don't is passing out, then getting a bunch of invites while you're asleep and ******* everyone off.
Bring equipment ahead of time even if you feel it will be a while before you're able to wear them, and on that note, get any inventory space upgrades as soon as possible.
Don't get offended if you're kicked out of a party for the best of the party. If you're an unneeded job and replacing you with someone who would speed up the battles a lot, take one for the team. You'll find another party, and if you're dramatic and act like an ***, none of those people will invite you again, whereas if you're understanding and polite about it, those people will grab you first when putting together a party.


You pretty much wrote up reason why people left the game. Nobody want to play a game where people are willing to spend hours waiting for the perfect team. Asking people if their 25%/50%/75% through their current level can make/break an invite.
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#20 Jun 12 2009 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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You pretty much wrote up reason why people left the game. Nobody want to play a game where people are willing to spend hours waiting for the perfect team. Asking people if their 25%/50%/75% through their current level can make/break an invite.


I just made the mistake of thinking too much about FFXI experiences lol. Of course, since there ARE no levels, that won't be something to make/break the team, but I wonder how the **** the teams will be constructed? Obviously someone who's further along in the game would rather play with others who are as well... But I personally would rather wait a little bit for a good team that I know will work instead of grabbing the first people I can for a party that will stress me out and waste my time. I suppose it just all depends on how they set everything up.
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#21 Jun 12 2009 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Can someone tell me how to back up my install folder :/ (and where I can find it)
Windows XP
Sorry if this is noobery of me

Edited, Jun 12th 2009 7:37pm by DarkZane
#22 Jun 12 2009 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Always look for a Bacon Mage and get them in group before inviting the rest of the party.
The group will fill up quickly and stick around as long as there is bacon.
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