Grand Master Scribe Olorinus wrote:
huh, well I played a lot the last few days and didn't have any trouble with surplus exp. I also didn't have a lot of trouble finding mobs, especially once I partied. I'm sorry you didn't have that experience. Have you actually hit surplus exp? Or are you just worried about it?
Yeah, on my first day of playing, I started getting auto-fails on mining at around rank 6 and my rank points/exp points dropped significantly.
So I did some Goldsmithing after that for about an hour and then I ran out of crystals. Then, I switched back to mining thinking maybe the surplus would be gone, but it was still there. So I had nothing to do besides leveling a DoW/DoM class because I had no shards/crystals to craft with.
I tried to find rats to solo off of on Marauder, but most of the mobs I found were sheep or dodos, which are too hard for a beginning DoW. Then I decided to find a group and it was the same thing, most of the mobs we fought were too hard and the ones we could kill were so scarce it wasn't really worth all the running around.
Believe it or not, I like everything else about this game and I could see this being my favorite MMO to date even if all I did was Goldsmithing and Mining. Just wanted to say that in case you guys think I'm trolling.
Oh dear goodness, no wonder you're annoyed; you were running around looking for rats. That's like.. impossible to do. PST...there's a great camp further south of Limsa Lominsa. It's full of Lost Ewes and such, it'll take you from 1-12 in no time ^^d. It's like one whole zone so you'll have PLENTY of Ewes to kill, though you'll feel like crap killing them cause it's like killing Pikachu over and over again ...; ;. But if you turn down the volume you'll be fine.
SHHH it's a secret beta test level up location ^^d
On your map there's a Tower to the south of Limsa Lominsa...go there. Trust me, you'll love the damned place. ^^d good luck leveling.