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#1 Sep 02 2010 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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My old staple, Alt-C doesn't seem to cut it in FFXIV. How can I tell if I should attack the funguar or not?!

Much appreciated
#2 Sep 02 2010 at 6:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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Don't bother with the funguars. Their poison is literally the pits.

Also, the colors next to their names in the unit frames match the colors of the difficulties in ffxi.


Enemy Toughness
An enemy’s degree of difficulty is represented by the color of the circle located in the extreme left portion of the unit frame. This display takes into account whether the player is solo or a member of a party.

Red – Incredibly Tough
Orange – Very Tough
Yellow – Tough
Green – Decent Challenge
Blue – Easy Prey



Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:20pm by antihexe
#3 Sep 02 2010 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
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If you look next to the name of the monster you have targetted there is a little coloured dot, which represents the Too Weak >> Impossible to Gauge system of XI. However, it is almost completely useless because certain families of mobs will simply steamroll you even if they have blue dots of weakness!
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#4 Sep 02 2010 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
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All the marmots are dead, funguars are all that are available.

._.;

Thanks a ton for the info.



Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:25pm by AestiaMons
#5 Sep 02 2010 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
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what jerk defaulted Antihaxe when he put up a helpful post :( bumped back up
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#6 Sep 02 2010 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268;mid=1283471631285051171;page=1#m1283471631285051171
Very bottom, color coded from blue to red. easy prey to incredibly tough.

Edit: wow, a bit late on that one, haha

Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:23pm by Dagger99
#7 Sep 02 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Follow up question:
My favorite part about XI was the grouping. No one seems to be grouping right now though. Does grouping come back in style once I'm out of the super-low levels?
#8 Sep 02 2010 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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se has been tweaking grouping mechanics a lot to make grouping better, so I dont think we rightly know right now, but they said its a priority so I hope so.
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#9 Sep 02 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I never grouped in FFXI until at least level 12 or 13.

Perhaps it is similar in FFXIV though I note a lot of people under level 10 are passing judgment that grouping is not worth it.

Maybe these people have forgotten what is was like pre dunes in FFXI! It was a long time ago!
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