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#52 Apr 08 2010 at 9:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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kimutako wrote:
We have a site up for the casual community now, if you feel like the playstyle description below fits how you wanna approach FFXIV, please send me a PM and I'll forward you the site link :)

Good luck with your group. :)
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#53 Apr 08 2010 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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Good luck with your group. :)


Thanks Ralrra! I'll continue to check your BASF site in a regular basis, perhaps the two group can eventually join the same server and we'll be able to do some fun stuff together :D

Edited, Apr 8th 2010 8:35am by kimutako
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#54 Apr 08 2010 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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Wow... I've been a lurker here but I had to register to respond to this thread. What you described is exactly what I had in FFXI :)

When FFXI launched in North America I didn't know anyone else picking it up, so I'd joined a large linkshell (100+ members) so I could meet some other players. There were 8 of us that ended up meshing really well, and we were always grouped up.

Between high school, university, work, and being a single parent, none of us had the ability to dedicate the hours necessary to reach the higher level content, but I think we probably had more fun than a lot of players who reached max level.

We'd fish, we'd hang out by the ferry and talk, we explored around, helped one another, crafted, and sometimes leveled ;) We had all agreed not to outlevel one another, so we spent a lot of time goofing around to avoid getting too far ahead. We did everything together, a real group. When we all took our first ride on the airship together... that still brings a smile to my face to this day. We were all blown away by the ride and the view.

Another memory that stands out is the time we'd made the run to all learn the bard job, and then afterward me and 2 of the other guys tried to start a band, singing at the same time with the different race voices. It did not sound very good, lol.

We never achieved a very high level, but playing with that group of new friends was the most enjoyable time spent in any of the MMO's I've played since Ultima Online. Every new experience was made that much better because it was fresh for each one of us, and we got to share that enthusiasm.

I really hope your casual community works out. It truly is the most rewarding way to approach a game like this. I'm going to keep an eye out to see what server you and the others end up :)
#55 Apr 08 2010 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for this initiative, Kimutako! I would definitely be interested in this and will be sending you a PM. :)

I'm in the opposite situation to some of you - I am a girl who has convinced my husband to try FFXIV! I was not a gamer before FFXI and had never tried an MMO. I started out casually after my cousin bought me a copy but ended up playing for over 5 years, most of it in a hardcore endgame linkshell. I loved just exploring and admiring the scenery, helping friends and chatting, and I joined the linkshell because of friends. It was one of the first endgame shells on our server, and I don't think any of us expected it to take over our lives the way that it did. But, echoing AuryanofAsura, eventually logging in became a job. I did it for longer than I wanted to because I felt like people were depending on me, and I didn't want to let them down.

Now, like most who started FFXI early on, my real life is my priority (as it always should have been). I am married with a daughter and planning for more. I have not played any other game since quitting FFXI, and would never go back to FFXI, but I do miss many aspects of it. I got my husband playing FFXI, and he really liked it, but his job kept him too busy to play. This time around we are planning to get FFXIV to enjoy it, rather than feel like we have to compete to be the best. Been there, done that, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. :)
#56 Apr 08 2010 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm in the opposite situation to some of you - I am a girl who has convinced my husband to try FFXIV! I was not a gamer before FFXI and had never tried an MMO.


LoL yes LaLa we are indeed in the opposite side of things! Though its nice to hear that your husband already liked FFXI.. hopefully with the help of this community my wife will get to like this game too!

Thanks again for your reply and welcome to the community ;)

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#57 Apr 08 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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kimutako, I'll join the casual community site you set up tomorrow because I'll have all day since I messed up my ankle and am on crutches so I'll be home all day. The site looks cool so far! Better than I could ever do at least!
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#58 Apr 08 2010 at 7:30 PM Rating: Good
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Ouch. Sounds painful. =(

Take care of your ankle.
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#59 Apr 08 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Default
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I hope its ok to say, if not I'm deeply sorry.

I'm watching FFXIV on my friend "Justin's TV" (wink, wink).
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#60 Apr 08 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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I don't know how... but you managed to get Weird Al's Frank's 2000" TV stuck in my head....


Now I can watch the Simpsons from thirty blocks away~~~~
On Frank's 2000 inch TV~~~~~~ T-T;

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#61 Apr 08 2010 at 8:44 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't feel like waiting lol, so I joined the casual community site as "MrStyles" just now!

Edited, Apr 8th 2010 10:44pm by MrStyles
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#62 Apr 09 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow! What a breath of fresh air this thread is!

I too have been just lurking around a few forums just to gather info and thoughts on the new game. But now i feel posotively inspired to join up after hearing these stories! I thought i was the only one in XI to stop and admire the scenery! I loved just exploring and checking out new places, meeting random people who were up for a laugh. I really hope this more friendly and casual LS takes off, and would love to be part of it!

Congrats kimutako, i hope youve started something special!
#63 Apr 10 2010 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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kimutako wrote:
Totally agree.. even if FFXIV does allow a great amount of flexibility in soloing, it wouldn't have much appeal for me if most people I interact online are all about being competitive and immature...

Just to share my own FFXI experience... I was fortunate to be in another LS (besides the japanese one) in which people are generally friendly and helpful.. there's this one time that my ISP had issues and I lagged out while we were leveling deep in a dungeon... Not sure if its easy to powerlevel in FFXI nowadays, but back then when we just had the level cap raised from 70 to 75, one death at lvl 74 = countless hrs of grinding just to make up the lost xp... so almost all of the exp team members (including 1 stranger that's not part of the LS) decided to stay in the dungeon by constantly casting spells (forgot the names lol) so they wont get detected by the mobs nearby.. just to wait for me to sign back in so I wont get killed..

It turned out that my ISP service was down for a good 6 hours... and I was totally speechless when I signed back in to see 4 players standing at the same spot in which I lagged out 6 hrs ago.. and the RDM immediately casted a spell on me then said, "welcome back! Now let's go home :)"


wow that's very impressive, your friends are so nice to you.
btw: are u from China?
cuz i saw your signature.
#64 Apr 10 2010 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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btw: are u from China?
cuz i saw your signature.


Yes you can say that lol, to be exact I'm from Taiwan, but currently at the States :P
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#65 Apr 11 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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After reading this thread I have to admit this is an awesome idea and I too would like to be a part of a community to where its not all about getting the elite gear and being a Demi-God in tights or heavy armor, which ever suits the fancy. I've played FF XI for a good while and the times I had on there along with the people I met are unforgettable. From the first time venturing into Valkrum Dunes and forging a brotherhood of sorts with a unique party to getting wiped by a banshee that same night who spawned behind our group.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that stops to admire the scenery in XI as well. I think some of you remember, before they fixed a certain mob aggression issue in the past, the mob trains that could ruin anyone's day since aggro stayed with you until you went to another zone. Imagine sitting down looking at the sunset and see about 10 goblins chasing someone who is running for their life toward you for help, getting killed and the goblins start to look at you like some sort of pork chop or juicy sirloin steak. Needless to say it was a Benny Hill moment after that, couldn't enjoy it due to the fact that they were chasing me with pitchforks, silverware, kitchen sink, stove, Grey Poupon, A1 Steak Sauce, etc.

In short, I'm tired of playing the rush to level grind my soul away to the max cap and getting gear game then forgetting that I'm not exactly "adventuring" in a sense. That and soloing for most of the game can get lonely and boring really quick in my case, did it in WoW because the community was lackluster for a better term so I'm not wanting to go through that mess again. XD
#66 Apr 12 2010 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
Riverne site a and b come to mind, the waterfall in Gustaberg, La Thiene itself is gorgeous !! The sheer excitement of finding new places, has , and always will be one of my favorite things in mmorpgs ! I liked having to "sneak" around in certain areas for fear of being stomped, and coming back later to do the stomping !! ( Buburimu )
I for one will always be a hardcore player, but I will always appreciate just stopping in and talking, hanging out, helping newbies. The casual aspect of this game is very alluring, and It has actually got me into talking my wife into playing ! I told her she could be a farmer, or a cook, and she was all over it ! She was worried about the hardcore aspect, because she has watched me play 11 since 04, and sees the things I have done, and gone through so it was always a little overwhelming to her. Now I can sit right next to her, and enjoy doing things, and having these experiences with her ! I for one applaud S-E for taking this approach, and will be even happier when it manifests !
#67 Apr 12 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Good
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I was an EQ addict through middle school and 2 years of my high school. I had a brief stint on EQ2 with my roommate in college, but never found 'the magic' that allured me to the original EQ. Maybe I'd grown up. I've been searching for an MMO that might reclaim the magic a little bit, even in a young adult. I'm definitely a casual player now. Like someone else said, it's play casual or don't play at all. I'm at a busy spot in my life but I love MMO's and FFXIV looks like it could be my ticket. Would love the link to the site you're setting up.
#68 Apr 17 2010 at 7:24 AM Rating: Good
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I've read the posts here and find a kinship already. I am interested. My main problem is a can't play everyday due to extensive travel with my job, but I often play 6 our more hours when I do get a chance. Would that level fit in as well?

Also, I'm going to ask my wife, one more time, just to give this a try because we will both be able to start at the same time (she won't have to jump in brand new when I have a 74 WAR running around).

How many here are actually going to quit FFXI? It's going to be hard to just log out for the last time with all the years invested.
#69 Apr 21 2010 at 2:14 AM Rating: Good
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i don't see a problem with that, we are focused in creating a casual community, doesn't really matter how many hours you play, you just have to follow the "rules" of the community :)
#70 Apr 21 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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I'm a tad bit late in replying to your first post Kimutako, but I am very fond of having a mainly casual style linkshell for the upcoming SE release.

I played FFXI from day one of the U.S. release and was off and on for 3 years or so. Last February or so I decided to hop back on with my room mate when I was in Japan. Only played for another 4 months before returning to the states. The few months that I was able to play in Japan, I did not know how to read or write in Kanji, Katakana or Hira - but I could easily use romanji and japanese words spelled in english :)

Aside from all that, I'm quite excited for the new release and hoping to get a casual setup going. I already know 10 or so friends here in Florida that will join the same server / linkshell in casual play. We all currently play different games while waiting for 14.

During the early FFXI days, my group of friends were very hardcore and had the time to burn through the grind. It is the complete opposite nowaways. The age group between us is 25-40, and we are very active on our teamspeak servers.

Anyways, Kimutako - please stay in touch and I look forward to finding more casual style minded folk to explore with.

#71 Apr 26 2010 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll be a casual here although I could hit more than 25 hours a week if I put in long weekends of playtime. But despite being "casual" I want to explore every part of the game from all of the starter zones to all of the end-game content. But I'm not an RPer and have no interest in it whatsoever. lol

Still, it's good to see there are other "casuals" out there.
#72 Apr 26 2010 at 1:36 AM Rating: Good
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I can just imagine this leading to a server becoming infamous for not getting jack done.

"Don't join that server its just a bunch hippies sitting around, staring at waterfalls, and popping fireworks"

and you know what, I'm okay with that.
#73 Apr 26 2010 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I love the idea of a casual group!

I was well into the whole grinding thing, but luckily it was with a group of good friends that I know in real life so the social aspect always felt comfortable. However, I want to share a moment of pure casual awesomeness that I experienced with some complete strangers.

So, I was rockin a hume bard in Jeuno, and I was on my way back from the auction house when I heard a fellow minstrel strumming that sweet guitar. Normally, I'd give the guy a quick fist pump and continue on my way, but no, not that day. No way. I stood right next to the musician who turned out to be a galka, and I busted out my guitar to play alongside him. We churned out a looping symphony, occasionally interjected by my hume's golden voice. Then came along ANOTHER bard -- a female hume -- who wanted to add some of their soul to the mix.

There we were, los tres amigos. Acquaintances turned soul mates if just for ten minutes as crowds began to gather around us. Races of every kind, emoting cheers and dances. The crowd grew to at the very least 10-15 observers, some even sat down and just chilled near us. The three bard band was then broken up by myself as my buddies had all logged on and were ready to go kill some monsters. :(

It was pretty fun. Getting back on track, I'd definitely want to join this casual group. I don't have as much time as I used to when I played FFXI. And sadly, I kind of doubt the majority of my aforementioned buddies will return, so I'll love to take things nice and slow.

Edited, Apr 26th 2010 5:34am by Daglis
#74 Apr 27 2010 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey there,

I guess this is slightly moot, considering it's a clone of most of the other posts but:

I too got sucked into the XI grind, and after admitting that my playtime was taking me away from a lot of the things I loved in RL, I forced myself to quit. It's funny how what I remember and miss the most now are all things that had nothing to do with my progression towards endgame... Stuff like just wandering around a random zone with my 3 best in game friends, or picking out a quest or mission and spending the day doing it together, or finding a fun new place to fish. I didn't even remember anything about leveling my main job... save that I spent way too much time in Crawler's Nest, killed way too many crabs, and hit my provoke macro way too many times (it was Ctrl+2... and the 2 faded off my keyboard).

And like everyone, I'm older, with bigger responsibilities constraining my time, so when FFXIV was announced, I was thrilled to have a chance at a more healthy MMO experience.

I'm in college, and my younger brother is about to enter college, and we currently plan on duoing through the game together, as a means of keeping in touch and as a way of sort of limiting each others' playtime. We'd love to get on board for a casual group.

:) I'm PMing you.
#75 Apr 28 2010 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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For those still lurking this thread, it's definitely not too late to be responding to Kimu's post. We have lots of folks that have joined our ranks, and we recently moved to a better server with more applications and modules to make interacting between each other fun and easy! It seems like the folks who have jumped on board are pretty keen on chatting, even this far before release.

I actually never really took FFXI too fast, and I hope to replicate the amazing experience I had in FFXI with FFXIV. Since that one fateful Dunes party, where a Hume samurai asked if I wanted to join a bunch of lunatics in an LS designed for enjoyment alone, FFXI was the coolest waste of time I had as a teenager. Being able to insert your own challenges and events into a game that is already chock full of exciting zones and features turns an excellent game into a life-changing moment where you make friends for life. While that may be silly, I'm sure some of you have friended your LS mates on Facebook or MySpace, and some, like me, may have even gone out of our way to meet and hang out with our long-time online buddies! THAT is what made FFXI the best MMO I have ever played, and that is what I hope FFXIV turns out to be.

As a side note, if you're still interested in the community, Kimu or I can forward you the location and whatnot.
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#76 Apr 28 2010 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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for some reason i always feel hyper when i see someone plays ffxi and also speaks Chinese.

i myself is a chinese in states as well, and had been playing ffxi for 4 years, in a casual way. Had a lv75 rdm but never been into any HNMLS.

I'd really like to join a casual playing community again in FFXIV, so please send me your site. :-)



Edited, Apr 28th 2010 3:04pm by conditionzero
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