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#1 Aug 11 2010 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Starting off as a DoH, my main concern is that for the first few recepies I will need to do I won't be able to get the ingredients required for it.

Of course I should be able to buy a weapon for a DoM or DoW so I can go farm but then I will need to get Gil pay for it somehow? Although I'm hopping for DoL and DoH to be usefull in party situations I don't see them soloing that well.

Is anyone else expecting this to be an issue or am I just worrying for nothing?
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#2 Aug 11 2010 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
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You shouldn't have difficulty attaining what you need as the game is constructed to be played strictly DoH,DoW,DoL or a mix of these categories. In saying that having DoH and DoL mix may be beneficial
#3 Aug 11 2010 at 4:42 AM Rating: Good
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I'm guessing it would be a little bit tougher going that route, though you could probably get your hands on some weapons & switch when needed. After thinking about it some, I may start as a pugilist simply for an easier first few levels and then switch to what I want to focus on....I guess that's easy for me because I'm planning on dabbling in a little bit of everything anyway. People wanting some strict RP stuff and staying as their DoL/DoH as often as possible might have a different strategy...there should be ways to accomplish your goals though...

Edited, Aug 11th 2010 6:44am by TwistedOwl
#4 Aug 11 2010 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I am going to go with both DoH and DoL. It seems like a logical choice as in my mind they compliment each other so well. Depending on what kind of DoH you choose it may be more or less expensive. I could imagine that gold smithing would be expensive as in FFXI while the cullinarian may be cheaper and maybe also easier to gather the resources you need for.

If nothing else try to get some other people to do the gathering and then in the long run give them something in return. That of course requires trust but it should be possible.
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#5 Aug 11 2010 at 5:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I too intend to use both DoH and DoL and probably more than one each and that is why I'm worried.

I can't remember if we even got some Gil when we started FFXI but even we do on FFXIV it might be enough to buy a weapon for a DoL to support your DoH but then you will most probably be stuck and not be able to get a weapon for DoW/DoM.

Also if I remember well the job/class you chose at character creation on FFXI gave a bonus in a stat or two so if this is also the same on FFXIV I might wanna see what to choose first even if not the class I want to play with the most...
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#6 Aug 11 2010 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
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The only bonus on FFXI at the start of the game was getting a race specific ring if the race you chose matched with their corresponding starter city.

Mithra and Taru - Windurst
Elvaan - San D'Oria
Hume and Glaka - Bastok

It was good till maybe level 10 or something.
#7 Aug 11 2010 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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I'm thinking that the starting area creature drops will correspond directly to the starting recipes.

When you join a specific guild, you likely are given a few starting materials, which can be created into something that can be sold. After you setup your first round of products to be sold on your retainer, you may indeed have to either wait a bit or go kill some things.

I think a mixture of both will be best, just a guess though.
#8 Aug 11 2010 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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I'd imagine for the first few recipes it'd be mostly materials from attained by gathering. A different problem there would be competition for nodes or w/e with all the people starting out. Regardless, starting out as DoH may be the less conventional route, but I doubt S/E would let you do it if there wasn't a way to make it work without a huge amount of fuss.
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#9 Aug 11 2010 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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Ah, gathering! I can't believe that hadn't occured to me. Sounds spot on.

Perhaps then you will simply be giving some of the corresponding gathering tools upon joining a Guild.
#10 Aug 11 2010 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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I can only assume that there will be guild leves for DOH that will reward you with gil.

Edited, Aug 11th 2010 11:07am by Geffe
#11 Aug 11 2010 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
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There are quests that you start the game with that will get you enough gil for additional weapons to change your class, but I think it's also possible to just remain DoH and work off of guildleves for that, which grant you items to use in crafting as well as gil to buy more items.
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On the official FFXI website, they depict a character "Leroy" that uses one of the trade jobs in between battle. Maybe thats how they intend for DoH AND DoL to be used... Who knows...
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