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#1 Aug 04 2010 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good

Welcome to ZAM!

We've had a great forum community for MMO's since Everquest. Stay a while, tell us about yourself, or what you are looking forward to in FFXIV. Who knows you may find yourself still posting here in a decade.
#2 Aug 04 2010 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I'm sure most of them are intending to stick around, post-giveaway. XD
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#3 Aug 04 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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i might have low post count, (cos i mostly roam around here for news/info and updates) but I'm here since 2005 :D. I do believe some of the "New" poster will stay tho... maybe 5%

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 4:55am by Sleepymagi
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Same, I've been around since 05'. Played FFXI for a good 4-5yrs on the Fenrir server (Vendetta - War75/Smn75) (Hova - Mnk50 - Cooking50-60ish +). Usually come around for Info. as well... Even more so now since FFXIV was announced!!
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#5 Aug 04 2010 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
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Hey now, I'm sure the ones worth having around will stay and the rest will disappear like they should. It's all good, I for one welcome fresh meat. Mmmm... Fresh meat, how sweet...

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:08am by Kyoshindi
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#6 Aug 04 2010 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek


All the better for warping the minds of new posters... Smiley: sly



Edit: */stares at his avatar* It does look a bit creepy doesn't it...





Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:30am by Kyoshindi
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#8 Aug 04 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Good
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Kyoshindi wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek


All the better for warping the minds of new posters... Smiley: sly



Edit: */stares at his avatar* It does look a bit creepy doesn't it...





Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:30am by Kyoshindi


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#9 Aug 04 2010 at 11:46 PM Rating: Good
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Here's an interesting conspiracy theory, what if they add a prerequisite on the 11th that anyone who has less than 5 posts is disqualified :p Can't say they didn't have a week to post and join in the awesomeness.

But no, seriously, there's nothing wrong with posting stuff. We won't bite. Well, most of us won't.
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#10 Aug 05 2010 at 12:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well... nobody's complained about the biting more than once.
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#11 Aug 05 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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We won't bite. Well, most of us won't.


Well... nobody's complained about the biting more than once.


That's because one bite from Kyo's avatar will give you Lockjaw so you CAN'T complain! Smiley: lol
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Obakemono wrote:
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We won't bite. Well, most of us won't.


Well... nobody's complained about the biting more than once.

I don't bite.

My wife, on the other hand... ;)
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#13 Aug 05 2010 at 12:44 AM Rating: Good
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Ralrra wrote:
Obakemono wrote:
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We won't bite. Well, most of us won't.


Well... nobody's complained about the biting more than once.

I don't bite.

My wife, on the other hand... ;)


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#14 Aug 05 2010 at 1:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I joined not to long ago. Not too interested in the Beta Giveaway. Might as well do an introduction while I'm here though.

I live In Victoria, Australia. I have been playing MMO's for about 6 years now. The first MMO (if you can call it that) that I played was Runescape. I played that a fair bit back in 2004. It was in '05 that my friend introduced me to the world of Guild Wars. I loved the fact that it was F2P.

(I always used to say "Why should I have to Pay to Play? I brought the game, I shouldn't have to keep paying if I want to play." My mind has since changed on that subject.)

I used to sit an play that game for ages. I was never into the PvP aspect of the game. For me the enjoyment came from PvE. I loved exploring new areas, trying to find what was out there, if there was anything to see. I eventually lost interest in the game not too long after Eye of the North expansion.

It was about this time in '07 that I bit the bullet and brought WoW. When I brought the game, I had the choice in choosing FFXI or WoW. I brought WoW (a decision I have came to regret since) mainly because in my Multimedia Tafe course, there were others who also played the game. They said to me "come join us, we will give you a helping hand." They played on line with me for about a week then the gave up because they weren't progressing.

Not to be deterred, I pressed on (I had already spent money on the game, I wasn't going to throw it away). Forcing my way through the dungeons and player killers. I made it part way into Wrath of the Lich King when I switched servers from PvP to PvE. I was able to enjoy the game without being killed by the opposite faction. I lost interest in the game about a year and a half ago. every six months though I get the urge to play it again, which I do for about 2 - 3 weeks and give up again. Last time I played was in June.

In my time spent away from WoW, I tried playing various other games. The last MMO that I tried was EVE Online. I gave that up after a month. I couldn't be bothered trying to learn that game, it just took far too long to try and get somewhere.

Right now, I am trying to keep myself occupied with other games until the release of FFXIV. The two primary ones are MAG for PS3 and League of Legends (both of which I am loosing interest in). I have been debating on weather to give FFXI ago while waiting for FFXIV. I have been reading TrutherMei's FFXI blog over on FFXIV Core and It has stirred up some interest. I want to buy an adapter for my PS2 controller to plug it into my computer before I do so though.

Well that is enough blabbering on. I look forward to adventuring with you all in Erozea.
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#15 Aug 05 2010 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
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See, this is what I'm saying; I get annoyed at all the one post wonders, but guys like this who plan to stick around and socialize are a welcome addition to our quaint little hovel. :)
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#16 Aug 05 2010 at 1:46 AM Rating: Excellent
Welcome to the Zam forums, Jecht Smiley: cool
#17 Aug 05 2010 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks very much, I hope to enjoy my stay. I have been lurking for a while, since I discovered this site about 4 - 5 months ago. I got the urge to register when I was buying my new computer.
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#18 Aug 05 2010 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't bite. I only nibble...but only if you're 18/f/near me.
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#19 Aug 05 2010 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm looking forward to playing on my computer! Oh wait, I don't have the hardware.

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I'm looking forward to playing on my PS3! Oh wait, that won't be for another 6 months after the PC release.

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I'm looking forward to Star Wars!
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#20 Aug 05 2010 at 4:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Callinon wrote:
Kyoshindi wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek


All the better for warping the minds of new posters... Smiley: sly



Edit: */stares at his avatar* It does look a bit creepy doesn't it...





Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:30am by Kyoshindi


Between you and Wint, I think we're covered


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#21 Aug 05 2010 at 5:12 AM Rating: Good
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Hi,
I've been here since Feb 05. I'm just not a chatty person. If I can't post something that will help someone along their day then I see no point in posting. I mean I can post obnoxious stuff that the common asshat does just to get notice or whatever but why?

And this is the only site I come to for FF stuff.
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#22 Aug 05 2010 at 7:24 AM Rating: Good
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Yes, new members should definitely hang around. After the game comes out, more info will be posted along with more topics for discussion. Whether you like biting, being bitten or whatever. And come join us in the IRC channel.
#23 Aug 05 2010 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Wint wrote:
Callinon wrote:
Kyoshindi wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek


All the better for warping the minds of new posters... Smiley: sly



Edit: */stares at his avatar* It does look a bit creepy doesn't it...





Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:30am by Kyoshindi


Between you and Wint, I think we're covered


Diabeeetus....


We ain't eating your got-dang sugar free oatmeal!

Also, welcome new friends that will stay and not abandon us after we give and give and give and ask for nothing in return! *Ahem* Welcome!
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#24 Aug 05 2010 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Just because I post on and off afew times a year doesn't mean I am a bad guy or I am not here anymore :P I spend most my waking hours scouring the forums.....yup most of them..... no job to go to.............how am I gonna afford FFXIV you say?!?!?...........that is a good question but i got the CE coming in and you can bet I will be playing that second day :D
(first day is restricted for updates, servers crashes, and if i am lucky character creation)

That being said, I do lurk quiet abit. I played FFXI on and off again(like most of us) since ALMOST NA release. I've played on remora, Pandemonium and eventually Asura under the name Neveah(char was a mithra it needed a girly name, i mean did u see the tails!) Jobs most played were thf,mnk,rng and none had terribly good gear. I am probably the slowest player ever. all that time and almost no end game gear. not even sea access.

Oh well, welcome one-post wonders to zam :D now let's see you get two.
#25 Aug 05 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I just purchased FFXI and am downloading it. Hopefully it will give me something to do while waiting for FFXIV.
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#26 Aug 05 2010 at 8:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Jecht2 wrote:
I joined not to long ago. Not too interested in the Beta Giveaway. Might as well do an introduction while I'm here though.


Welcome Jecht. Way to take the plung!


SamathXofXoOdin wrote:
Hi,
I've been here since Feb 05. I'm just not a chatty person. If I can't post something that will help someone along their day then I see no point in posting. I mean I can post obnoxious stuff that the common asshat does just to get notice or whatever but why?

And this is the only site I come to for FF stuff.


Hello and welcome to the fray Sam, can I call you Sam? Below I have listed some valid reason you may also post. Being an asshat or attention ***** are not the only reasons.

  • Boredom at work
  • Boredom at home
  • Sarcasm
  • In jest
  • Feel the need to brag about something you just did or bought
  • Feel the need to share your embarrassment over something with the rest of us
  • A valid contribution to he community (not a requirement but a plus)


I'm still half asleep so let me get some coffee & breakfast in me and I'll add to the list.


PLDXavier wrote:
Wint wrote:
Callinon wrote:
Kyoshindi wrote:

Osarion, Goblin in Disguisee wrote:
Your avatar is scary, Kyo. Smiley: eek



All the better for warping the minds of new posters... Smiley: sly


Edit: */stares at his avatar* It does look a bit creepy doesn't it...







Between you and Wint, I think we're covered



Diabeeetus....



We ain't eating your got-dang sugar free oatmeal!

Also, welcome new friends that will stay and not abandon us after we give and give and give and ask for nothing in return! *Ahem* Welcome!



If you are willing to pet my Avatar you can have a Smiley: cookie plum full of sugar.
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#27 Aug 05 2010 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah it doesnt take into account those of us that generally only read these and never posted (been here since 05). Sure lots of new folks came for beta giveaway but we shouldnt care what brings them in just be happy they are here.
#28 Aug 05 2010 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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Ah what the ****, why not?

I have only been lurking about a month since I discovered these forums and FFXIV. I ordered a new comp and pre ordered the CE edition. I don't post much, mostly because I'm on my phone most of the time and its a daunting task, but I assure you I lurk harder than a white van next to the local playground.

I played FFXI on the NA release date religiously for almost 3 years and spent more time stalking Mee Deggi the Punisher than most people took to go from 1-60 when WOW came out. I left only because I was sent to Iraq and kind of faded away from the game.

Anywho, I'm not even opted to try the beta and I'm here for the long haul. So when you feel like someone is watching you.........
#29 Aug 05 2010 at 11:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hmm now I want an interesting avatar. *starts digging through the internets*

Edit: There we go :)

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 12:35pm by Obakemono
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Has anyone thought about compiling race/class/starting location information from the thread and making a census out of it?

Probably would be too much work. :p

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:50pm by ShinoHaven
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#31 Aug 05 2010 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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Happy to see some new posters :)
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#32 Aug 05 2010 at 12:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hmm now I want an interesting avatar. *starts digging through the internets*

Edit: There we go :)

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 12:35pm by Obakemono



Smiley: dubious Is that a confused turtle? lol
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Obakemono wrote:
Hmm now I want an interesting avatar. *starts digging through the internets*

Edit: There we go :)

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 12:35pm by Obakemono



Smiley: dubious Is that a confused turtle? lol


It's a manatee that's been hit by one too many boats!
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#34 Aug 05 2010 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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AngusX wrote:
Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Obakemono wrote:
Hmm now I want an interesting avatar. *starts digging through the internets*

Edit: There we go :)

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 12:35pm by Obakemono



Smiley: dubious Is that a confused turtle? lol


It's a manatee that's been hit by one too many boats!


Just so long as they don't take his bucket. Poor walruses.
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Just so long as they don't take his bucket. Poor walruses.


Wint would appreciate this one. http://roflrazzi.com/2010/05/06/celebrity-pictures-wilford-brimley-bucket/
#36 Aug 05 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Holy cow, I didn't realize how many people posting in that thread is their first time posting. I think they need make people that registered before the giveaway a priority.
#37 Aug 05 2010 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
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Why the hate on the new members by some? :o

I've been trolling the FFXIV boards since they came up, but I never made an account.
I come to ZAM almost every day for new news, and I read the boards for a bit too. Just don't post, it's not really my cup of tea. Hasn't been since for years. Doesn't mean I don't enjoy the community here.

The 1posts need some love too :<
#38 Aug 05 2010 at 1:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Has anyone thought about compiling race/class/starting location information from the thread and making a census out of it?

Probably would be too much work. :p

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 1:50pm by ShinoHaven

Hmmmm.....
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<< Old user, im reading a lot but didnt posted.. maybe im shy..
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I've been trolling the FFXIV boards since they came up, but I never made an account.


Lurking is the word you're looking for. Trolling means something decidedly different :)
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I always used this site for FFXI just never had a reason to make an account till now
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Random tackle hugs!

Dont be shy we dont bite too hard unless asked too ;)

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I could be new . . . if you're talkin the FFXIV forums :p

but on the xi side I've been rather active in the crafting/HELM threads and anything warrior/ranger specific


maybe sometimes general discussion.


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well, ill go ahead and introduce myself as well.

I live in Miami beach, FL... I played FFXI for a while. but work, school, wife at the same time had me not playing much for a while so I let it go.. Ive played every FF starting from FFVII... Ive been wanting this game since i heard about it about a year or two ago.

I stumbled onto here looking for news and i really like ZAM. I signed up.. so here I am and here to stay.. ordered the CE edition and waiting for my new rig that i did not order waiting for the specs of this game to come out. Cant wait now... =)
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Much love in this thread...

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Well, I actually joined a few days before that giveaway and just kinda wanted a place to talk about FFXIV since I'm pretty much trying to make it "my MMO"; I've been playing MMOs with EQ1 in like year 2000, but I never really ... I never really do much in them, y'know, like I love the style of game and the concept but I always end up meeting some of the WORST people and having bad luck, or the people that played with me stopped playing abruptly, or I have problem running the given MMO on my computer, etc. With FFXIV I've already preordered the CE, knowing that I'll enjoy it, being a huge FF fan and always wanting to start a BIG MMO the moment it comes out so I don't always feel like a "newbie" and knowing my computer can indeed run it, so I'm pretty excited...

Like I said, I started MMOs with EverQuest. My older stepbrother got me into it, and I enjoyed it but everyone we knew who played was too high level to help me out, so I'd end up doing a lot of stuff alone or with strangers that were nice but didn't seem to have any interest in /friending or anything like that, so eventually I just kinda felt "alone" and stopped playing. I hated the monthly fee thing so bad back then, too, especially since it was my mother paying for it at the time, and I couldn't really stand that honestly. That's sorta how it always was with MMOs till I started getting my own money, and one big reason I never stuck with them, among other things.

In 2004 I went the way of EverQuest 2 rather than WoW because again my step brothers and their friends were hyped on playing it. I couldn't run EQ2 at all until I upgraded my video card like a month or two after launch, and even then it ran very laggy. In fact, even after another video card upgrade a couple years later it still never ran very well for me, but to this day it's my favorite experience I've ever had with an MMO. I got very high levelled on many characters and met many truly mature and kind people that were a blast to play the game with, and I always had people IRL playing it, and the Mentoring system made it possible for us to play with each other even if we weren't within level range. It was great, though I hated how much of a moneyhog Sony Online Entertainment was, what with way too many expansions, mini-expansions, even adding a cash shop and digital collectible card game... it just felt so *wrong*, despite the fact that the game itself was great.

I finally did play both WoW and FFXI, the MMOs I'd "missed", around 2006 or so; WoW I've tried to play probably 5 or 6 different times since I first got it and every single time I am just reminded at how you CANNOT meet ANY people to party with or even talk to in that insufferably immature and pathetically elitist community on every single server, even RP servers, and that it's depressingly boring playing on your own. It's like the game is made in a way that I'd have loved it if only the community wasn't... classic Blizzard online community, forever 12 years old, forever impossible to deal with.

As for FFXI, I played it very briefly with the free month in 2006 or so, could NOT stand the controls or the user interface or anything, and quickly quit. Late in 2009, it came to Steam and was on sale for something like 15 dollars, including all expansions and another free month for me, so I tried it out again. This time, I had two people to play with; someone who was a veteran and wanted to start over, and another friend that was new to it like me. I played it for a couple weeks and was actually having a ton of fun, but my veteran friend quickly found some more vets to party with and ended up zooming way past me in levels, and never helping me anymore, getting mad at me if I asked. My newb friend was in fact very new to MMOs in general and you could tell he just didn't really like it at all, he quit at like level 16. I ended up getting to like 28 MNK / 14 WAR before I finally gave up even attempting to solo, and the LS my vet friend had "set me up" with literally did nothing but dunes from minimum level to 75 using that level-link system thing, and I got so so so bored. But when I went to Jeuno and tried to ask for help and find parties, people acted kind of "elitist" to me, leading to the opinion I posted about in that "you don't have to be an ffxi oldbie, right?" thread. Maybe I should've asked more or something, but I just get the feeling that I started way, way too late, and there was just no hope. It's a pity, because FFXI looked like something I could've really gotten into...

And that's why I wanna be sure to play FFXIV when it's brand new. And I wanna post at places like this to try and make friends that might actually help me and not give up on me for stupid reasons, since I AM willing to learn anything, and I AM loyal, and in the case of this game I should be as knowledgeable about it as anyone could possibly be, playing as early as I plan to.

BUT YEAH.

Huge introductory post because Jecht kinda gave me the feeling that was okay to do within this thread; I dunno if there's any actual place to make introductory posts here but hopefully it's fine within this thread, though I dunno if anyone'll read this big thing lol. ANYWAY, HI.
#47 Aug 05 2010 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Rellias, sounds to me like you need a good group of fun people to play with. Maybe look through some of the recruitment threads on the Core and Eorzeapedia. There are plenty of groups forming up now with many people that are like-minded. Get to know some people before the game is released and you'll have a good time.
#48 Aug 05 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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Is there nothing like that here, though? I don't wanna join a whole bunch of different forums for the same thing, really, it gets kinda confusing... in fact, I was kinda hoping I'd find exactly what you described here, lol.
#49 Aug 05 2010 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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Wow! Welcome new members and awesome idea Lamnethx. It looks like you created a place where new members can safely make that first scary post without much risk of animosity. ^^ Also, Wint's avatar reminds me of a childhood of quaker oats commercials and Kyo's avatar might just haunt my dreams.. if you stare at it long enough it actually burns into your retinas. . .

WELP anyway >_> welcome new posters! I think it's so great that new people are starting to filter into our home <3
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#50 Aug 05 2010 at 5:49 PM Rating: Good
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Rellias wrote:
Is there nothing like that here, though? I don't wanna join a whole bunch of different forums for the same thing, really, it gets kinda confusing... in fact, I was kinda hoping I'd find exactly what you described here, lol.


Well, I do think we need a recruitment forum. I advocated as such in the site feedback section and Kao said he'd look into it. Perhaps we'll see it soon.

In the meantime though, you might just try bumming around the forums a bit. If you find yourself in particular accord with certain people, then you might PM them and ask if they have their own groups sorted out for the game.

Plus, recruitment threads pop up here now and again. I believe EndlessJourney (I think it was him) has one around here somewhere for ZAM posters specifically, IIRC. If you hang around, I'm sure you'll get a better feel for it.

EDIT: Well now, here's the thread on the front page: http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1278814416222387839&page=1

Edited, Aug 5th 2010 7:53pm by Eske
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#51 Aug 05 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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I bite >.>

I'll probably be back around more once the game launches. I haven't been active on here for a while. I still call it Alla...

So... September is when the forum shenanigans will start!
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