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#1 Aug 05 2009 at 4:47 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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If grouping is mandatory to get 'decent' or more exp(or however their advancement system works) I will not play this game. The single one thing I hated about FFXI was that no group, no exp. I've read that they plan to make the game more solo accessable, but unless I can solo my way to end game without it taking 6 years, I dont really think I want to play this game.

I loved grouping in FFXI, but the preferencial treatment of jobs, on top of the jp onry and lack of people seeking in range sometimes just made it to **** tiresome to LFG all the time. I'd love if FFXIV made grouping be a thing you would want to do (IE more drops, better exp), but soloing still a way(a logical and comparable way) to hit the end game.
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#2 Aug 05 2009 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
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Yah heres hoping solo play in FFXIV will actually be good and a viable option for everyone despite there play styles but groups for advancement will still be good also.
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#3TaylorFatalis, Posted: Aug 05 2009 at 4:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Oh, shut UP!
#4 Aug 05 2009 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm going to strongly suggest that if you're concerned about this, that you read through all of the interviews and other information available. Even though we don't have much, in almost every single interview or article that has been released for XIV, the devs have said that it is their goal to make sure that everyone is able to have fun and play the game, no matter the amount of time they have to spend, and that they are planning on catering to both solo and group play.
#5 Aug 05 2009 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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SE has reiterated since that announcement at E3 that they intend to make the game much more solo friendly. I suggest catching up on the most recent news everyone is talking about.
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#6 Aug 05 2009 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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The game is going to be more solo friendly, but as far as "advancement" goes I'm certain that there is going to be a need to form a group at some point.

There will likely be major milestones in the story or in job/skill advancement. Quests like "get a group together and kill this bad monster lurking in a cave and once you do I'll help you advance your skills".

I'm sure that raising skills, the majority of the time, can be done in a group or alone. I would be very surprised if it wasn't faster in a group than it is alone.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember having to do difficult quests for some of the advanced jobs in FFXI (I played several years ago so I forgot) that required a party.

I'm sure that while normal 'advancing' won't require one, major milestones will.

The reason I play MMORPGs is to play with other people and have fun together. I know this isn't everyone's reason for playing...but it's mine, and I would be very disappointed if there wasn't enough incentive to form a group at some points throughout the game.
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#7 Aug 05 2009 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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to the folks who said "read what has been posted" I know what has been posted. I also know SE's track record on following through with things successfully.
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