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#1 Jul 23 2010 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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So I honestly have not read much about the game. I want to keep it as fresh as possible. No need to get burned out reading up on everything!

Anyways, I was reading about these and don't quite get the full extent to the Guild Leve system.

On the FF XIV website, they mention they grant certain privileges based on what you get. It mentions "Guilds". In FF XIV are the linkshells now called guilds instead?

I just don't get how the whole system works. What is the purpose, besides allowing you to use Aetheryte?

Any info about it would be great, thanks.
#2 Jul 23 2010 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
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Not really sure myself, Its not linkshells though. Theres going to be linkshells and companys for chat (not much info on it yet) Guild leve's I think are Sorta like class levels but I may be wrong.
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#3 Jul 23 2010 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I think Linkshell is still gonna be Linkshell, for guild, I'm guessing they're referring to the Class Guilds. If you go to FFXIV's site, click on World and then click on LL, you'll see the Guilds that are in the city, so I'm guess you can get quest from them even if you don't belong to that Guild.
#4 Jul 23 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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Inevitable7 wrote:
So I honestly have not read much about the game. I want to keep it as fresh as possible. No need to get burned out reading up on everything!

Anyways, I was reading about these and don't quite get the full extent to the Guild Leve system.

On the FF XIV website, they mention they grant certain privileges based on what you get. It mentions "Guilds". In FF XIV are the linkshells now called guilds instead?

I just don't get how the whole system works. What is the purpose, besides allowing you to use Aetheryte?

Any info about it would be great, thanks.


Guilds are NPC "factions." The lore behind the guildleves is that each time you do a guildleve, you're carrying out a mission for one of these guilds. One of the possible rewards for doing a guildleve is to gain guild currency that might be used for... well, we don't really know yet, but I would assume equipment or special training.

Additionally, guild levels can reward gil and equipment directly.

Guilds have nothing to do with linkshells. No connection at all. Linkshells are purely a social tool. Guilds are made up of NPCs, not player characters.

To complicate things further S-E has also talked about Companies. Companies sound like they might work the way that Guilds work in other games. While you can belong to many linkshells and they might each serve a different purpose, a Company looks like it will be more of a permanent group with tangible perks and restrictions.

Maybe I'll go do some web research and make a comprehensive post, so this stuff is less confusing to people who haven't go to the official site.



Edited, Jul 23rd 2010 5:39pm by KarlHungis
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