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#102 Apr 29 2010 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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I havent played FFXI in nearly 7 years now, and at the time I thought the dunes were terrible but the more time passes and the more I think about the dunes those were some of the best days I had in the game.
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#103 Apr 29 2010 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh back when I was still a newb I actually got tells from people wanting to drag me to Gusgen because I still didn't have a subjob at 23 XD
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#104 Apr 29 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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All these dunes stories are testaments to why MMO's should not be so solo friendly and why mob trains should never leash or poof.

Like most everyone I had a love/hate relationship with the dunes. Some days I would wait for hours for a party or try to lead my own with varying success. Other days I'd just say fk it and go level BST. Heres to hoping XIV gets the mix right. Some solo "friendly" jobs/quests but mostly a community based game where the quests etc.. actually get the community to grow together.

My best FFXI friends were made in the dunes and it stayed that way for years until I quit. I still get the urge every now and then to log back on and run around FFXI just to have a flood of memories about a life I never really lived but truly enjoyed. :)

My most fav Dunes memory was actually fishing on the boat while LFG as my RDM. I had no subjob, FFXI was my first MMO, etc. So I'm asking all the higher levels what lures I should be using and what I should be trying to catch. Don't recall a name or job but higher level fisherman says to the other higher level: "He wants to catch a sea horror" then the /laughs and /comforts ensue... a few boat rides later while still LFG I caught the sea horror and got the joke. I still have the pics somewhere around here of me lying under it. I could not stop laughing at my own death for quit some time.
#105 Apr 29 2010 at 9:59 AM Rating: Default
buckingham wrote:
All these dunes stories are testaments to why MMO's should not be so solo friendly and why mob trains should never leash or poof.


Ya, because having to traverse an entire zone to drop aggro was such an entertaining mechanic :P
#106 Apr 29 2010 at 11:28 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
buckingham wrote:
All these dunes stories are testaments to why MMO's should not be so solo friendly and why mob trains should never leash or poof.


Ya, because having to traverse an entire zone to drop aggro was such an entertaining mechanic :P


Definitely :o

Succeeding in running from Konstat to Selbina in one go, training half the zone, but not dying was a thrill of a lifetime! (But usually you ended up dead right before the Selbina zone or already in the batcave)
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#107The One and Only Aurelius, Posted: Apr 29 2010 at 1:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A fully agree there were times when a mad dash across a zone made for a thrilling experience. And as you said...most of the time, it was more frustrating than thrilling. For every, "Woo! I made it!" (or almost made it) moment there were altogether too many, ************* bat/crawler/goblin train just demolished my party...AGAIN!!" moments. Sporadic, momentary thrills or consistent long-term playability...hmmm...tough choice ;D
#108 May 03 2010 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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I remember being a level 2 Taru War and grouping up with a level 5 Elvaan Rdm and another Taru War, also level 2, running around killing bunnies individually in East Ronfaure with the Rdm checking back and forth between myself and the other Taru. I thought he was so awesome and experienced, and that I was so lucky to be in a party with him. :)

I have too many stories from the Dunes to even begin to retell them all properly, haha. :)
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#109 May 07 2010 at 9:57 PM Rating: Good
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Like everyone else, the dunes is were my fondest memories and best friends were created. I joined the game with the PS2 release in '04. At this time, there were tons of newbie players, and few true veterans. The game was simply more fun when the majority of the players were on the learning curve.

I inadvertently found myself in my first 6-man experience point party, and not doing anything right. But it was ok back then, because everyone was learning what their role was in an exp party. We all read the Brady guide, and had a scewed to very basic idea of what we should be doing.

From here, it was a lot of party wipes, laughing at the puller who has linked every lizard in the area running for his life, cursed spheres, bomb tosses, dreading the Bogy at night time, and listening to the intructions of the player who thought he was the **** because he has unlocked his sub, made it to 30, and is now leveling his first advanced job. Then there was staring in awe at those who were riding their chocobos through the area, and level 30 something power levelers assisting parties. And who can forget shouts for raises?

Good times, and I will be looking forward to reliving it later this year.
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#110 May 08 2010 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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i think some of my worst times in the dunes where also some of the most entertaining.
The first time a new player pulls a lizy for example.
as he runs back to the party so proudly with 12 lizards tailing him closly as i say ZONE.
or the first time we make it through the tunnel with the sadistic agroing bats only to find an omg tuff gob is now chasing us. or the best of all the first time the puller discovers he has pulled an NM not a damsyfly =)
through all the hardships and trials and friends i made, FFXI was truly the best of times even at the worst.
#111 May 09 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
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We all read the Brady guide, and had a scewed to very basic idea of what we should be doing.

I started playing when the X-box360 version was released, I couldn't find that guide anywhere, but I sure as heck did try. I wasn't going to order something so very outdated for upwards of $80 when I would find everything I needed on FFXIclopedia.


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or the best of all the first time the puller discovers he has pulled an NM not a damsyfly


LMFAO! I was in a party that did this TWICE! The first time we were in shock, then one of the party members got us a raise from a higher level friend who explained what had mutilated us. When it happened again... we had no choice but to laugh.
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#112 May 10 2010 at 7:03 AM Rating: Good
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There are just a few key lessons I will take with me when going into FFXIV.

1.) Be bold. After that, be kind and accommodating.

2.) Have a buddy. The buddy must play roughly the same # of hours per week as you so you have/share similar goals and experiences. The more the merrier, up to a point. For XI, 5 was Ideal, but if you can get a group of 10-12 people then that can work out too. Makes things even -more- flexible for everyone involved.

3.) Do random stuff and offer to team up with random people while out and about doing missions. This is the best way to grow a community in a new game!

4.) Take your best buddy and the most cocky attitude you can muster and go to the town where all the Mi'Quote are going to be.(girls!) Make sure to give a linkpearl-equivalent to any girls running around 'naked' and trying to go 'beat up bad guys'.
addendum A: If suspected man, laugh while they act girly thinking you don't know they're a guy. Abuse mentally.
addendum B: If truely a girl, post pics. Don't be an ***!
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#113 May 10 2010 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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Take your best buddy and the most cocky attitude you can muster and go to the town where all the Mi'Quote are going to be.(girls!) Make sure to give a linkpearl-equivalent to any girls running around 'naked' and trying to go 'beat up bad guys'.


Hmmm I always just assumed if they ran around naked they would definitely be male.
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#114 May 10 2010 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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Hmmm I always just assumed if they ran around naked they would definitely be male.
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#115 May 10 2010 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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The dunes were hard times for a Taru melee.

I remember my first trip there was when I was a level 14 thief. No one would invite me (and probably rightfully so) because I was incredibly weak:

"Onionthief hits the Snipper for 0 damage."

Then, level 15 came along. I got sneak attack. I thought I was the cat's meow.

When I finally got 18 and my subjob (after hours of trying to obtain a skull) I decided to level MNK as my subjob because Combo was all the rage at the time (imagine, the possibility of combo and sneak attack! Hahaha!). So I went back to the Dunes as a level 12 MNK, and lo and behold:

"Onionthief hits the Snipper for 0 damage."

Regrettably, my THF saw this time and time against many HNMs for years to come. But if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't do it any different.
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#116 Jun 03 2010 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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I know I'm late replying to this thread but it is quite nogelestic. I remember trying to talk to an NPC thinking it was a player lol, or running out of the city seeing a summon for the first time and running right back in again....
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#117 Jun 03 2010 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
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running out of the city seeing a summon for the first time and running right back in again....


I did this too.
That's one of the things 11 had that no other game I've played has had. A sense of trepidation. Walking out of that first city in 11 and actually getting a little chill, a slight shimmer of fear up my spine as I took that 1st step out into the world. No other game has managed to match that, I don't know why but 11 just Felt right.
#118 Jun 03 2010 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha this thread brings back such fond memories...

I remember leveling my first job (monk) in Dunes. It was my 3rd day partying there and I had seen the Ghouls on my 2nd day...and I was terrified of them. The party leader had explained even though they where scary, I needed a scull from them...gosh did I not like the sound of that.

On the 3rd day, while fighting some crabs my party got jumped by 2 ghouls! This ended up being the first time I used 100-fist in a real combat situation. Finishing off the crab and almost killing one of the Ghouls, my party managed to finish off everything and I got a scull out of the deal too!

Ahhh...it was my first experience with a link too! It was both frighting and exhilarating. That since of fear for fighting for your life and the gratification of knowing you will win. Gosh those where some good times.
#119 Jun 04 2010 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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running out of the city seeing a summon for the first time and running right back in again....


I did this too.
That's one of the things 11 had that no other game I've played has had. A sense of trepidation. Walking out of that first city in 11 and actually getting a little chill, a slight shimmer of fear up my spine as I took that 1st step out into the world. No other game has managed to match that, I don't know why but 11 just Felt right.


Yes it did, only reason i stoped playing was because I didnt really have teh time to look for a party in order to level, even as a WHM/SUM even though I was mithra.... but I gotta abmit WHM/NIN was fun to solo and acually tank lol, brestplate and duel mauls, I out tanked a guy once who had the best equipment for the level we were at, he quit the party and we just got another healer to replace him, was great.

I'm Really lookign forward to FFxiv though able to play for a few hours a day. But I honestly do miss 11... reading this thread brought back alot of memories.

And in case anybody was on the garuda server years ago. my favortire macro. "Devalynn gives <t> a high paw! Yeah!"
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