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#1 Sep 24 2010 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so I started as a fisher in lima, picked up marauder as a 2nd job and have done the only quest I could find(Treasures of the main i think it was called). And have done every leve available to me. Currently im physical level 10 fishing 10 and marauder 4 or 5.

Now what?? The only thing available is to grind on some wharf rats. Which would take a ridiculous amount of time considering the high number of players trying to kill the same rat I am trying to kill.
#2 Sep 24 2010 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Go explore? Socialize with other peeps? It's up to you.
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#3 Sep 24 2010 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Try partying up with someone who has leves, or explore until you find an area to camp yourself (there are tons) or find a grind party.
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#4 Sep 24 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
Ertide wrote:
Ok, so I started as a fisher in lima, picked up marauder as a 2nd job and have done the only quest I could find(Treasures of the main i think it was called). And have done every leve available to me. Currently im physical level 10 fishing 10 and marauder 4 or 5.

Now what?? The only thing available is to grind on some wharf rats. Which would take a ridiculous amount of time considering the high number of players trying to kill the same rat I am trying to kill.



Go play World of Warcraft ?
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#5 Sep 24 2010 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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thehellfire wrote:
Try partying up with someone who has leves, or explore until you find an area to camp yourself (there are tons) or find a grind party.



There are no grind parties that I have seen. Infact, I think I have seen maybe 5 or 6 people talk let alone group with anyone. I've tried the exploring idea, but the further I go away from wharf rats, the tougher the monsters become. Whats everyone else doing?
#6 Sep 24 2010 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Ertide wrote:
thehellfire wrote:
Try partying up with someone who has leves, or explore until you find an area to camp yourself (there are tons) or find a grind party.



There are no grind parties that I have seen. Infact, I think I have seen maybe 5 or 6 people talk let alone group with anyone. I've tried the exploring idea, but the further I go away from wharf rats, the tougher the monsters become. Whats everyone else doing?

Well thats what I generally do, but it really isnt hard to get in leve parties. The xp grinds tend to stick to ls members so maybe get a good ls?
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#7 Sep 24 2010 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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thehellfire wrote:
Ertide wrote:
thehellfire wrote:
Try partying up with someone who has leves, or explore until you find an area to camp yourself (there are tons) or find a grind party.



There are no grind parties that I have seen. Infact, I think I have seen maybe 5 or 6 people talk let alone group with anyone. I've tried the exploring idea, but the further I go away from wharf rats, the tougher the monsters become. Whats everyone else doing?

Well thats what I generally do, but it really isnt hard to get in leve parties. The xp grinds tend to stick to ls members so maybe get a good ls?


I have never seen a leve party lol. And no luck trying to find a LS yet
#8 Sep 24 2010 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Have you traveled to the other towns yet and did the leve quest there? Have you started crafting yet? Finished up your nations story? As someone said, an LS would help you out too. Honestly I don't see FFXIV being a game that gives you alot of hints on what too do. You'll have to discover everything. Just keep exploring and see what happens.
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#9 Sep 24 2010 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I WANT RAILS TO LET ME KNOW HOW TO ENJOY THIS GAME!!!
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#10 Sep 24 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Grind enemies that are green-red, if you explore around there is plenty of nests of them, especially in LL. Or just explore, or try a craft.
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lambon wrote:
I WANT RAILS TO LET ME KNOW HOW TO ENJOY THIS GAME!!!

ahhhh gotta love the forums.
#12 Sep 24 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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dyvidd wrote:
Have you traveled to the other towns yet and did the leve quest there? Have you started crafting yet? Finished up your nations story? As someone said, an LS would help you out too. Honestly I don't see FFXIV being a game that gives you alot of hints on what too do. You'll have to discover everything. Just keep exploring and see what happens.


Nope haven't traveled to any other town, and I don't know if I have done the nations quest yet. I did the only quest given to me at the start of the game. And I can't stand crafting, especially with how laggy the UI is, it would take hours to do lol.
#13 Sep 24 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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The OP has run into a point that is plaguing everyone but the die hard ff fanboys... The fact that there really isnt an overarching plot to this game. Go grind on stuff? Explore the world? Try crafting? Go do the same levequests over again with another player?

Seriously? Isn't there a "whats next" part of where *I* am in the game? I mean, I want to group up with people same as the next guy but give me a purpose behind it. I think the lessons of the past 10 years of MMO's is *go grind on mobs* is not acceptable. Its just a crutch for lazy designers.

I'd expect that from Bioware or some smaller developers but SE has some deep pockets. They should have done better.
#14 Sep 24 2010 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure if it's this way on all servers (I'm on Besaid) but Gridania seems to be more popular and the first camp there (although very laggy from all the people) has tons of Leve parties and even some grind parties. Also, in the forest, there seems to be a lot of little places to grind yourself...although at level 10 I'm not so sure, I stopped at level 9 right now. The fact that it takes 36-48 hours (have heard both now, and no definite answer to which one is right) before you can get more leves is ridiculous. This should be cut down to NO MORE than 24 hours...and even then I think you should be able to do more than 8 if you have to wait to do more. I'd say at least able to pick up 4 from each city daily would make this game feel a lot better. Or an even better idea would be to only be able to do the same quest once a week, but make say 5 sets of quest randomized each day...

anyway, as was said twice, join a guild, run in guildleve parties...there's also the recruit option that I see a lot of people (at least on my server in gridania) using.
#15 Sep 24 2010 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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And how do I even find the other cities when you cant move the map AND its full of some made up language scribbled on it. lol this sucks
#16 Sep 24 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
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Mord78 wrote:
The OP has run into a point that is plaguing everyone but the die hard ff fanboys... The fact that there really isnt an overarching plot to this game. Go grind on stuff? Explore the world? Try crafting? Go do the same levequests over again with another player?

Seriously? Isn't there a "whats next" part of where *I* am in the game? I mean, I want to group up with people same as the next guy but give me a purpose behind it. I think the lessons of the past 10 years of MMO's is *go grind on mobs* is not acceptable. Its just a crutch for lazy designers.

I'd expect that from Bioware or some smaller developers but SE has some deep pockets. They should have done better.


No there isnt a whats next. If you dont like it quit the game. How about this.... instead of after a party your in is finished with all thier leve quests just disbanding why not suggest going to kill things? I personally love that this game doesnt point you down each path dragging you by the nose. Not because i like being lost in a game but it keeps the Chk Nrris(<====Alla wont let you spell it right) jokes and other such general annoyances from staying in my game for long. This game is hard waaaaaah this game wont let me level by just doing quests waaaaaaaah. I'm gonna take my ball and go home! Please do.... nobody wants you here.

Dear Blizzard, Please finish Cataclysm and take your fan base back.

Edited, Sep 24th 2010 4:36pm by DionysusJones
#17 Sep 24 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ertide wrote:
And how do I even find the other cities when you cant move the map AND its full of some made up language scribbled on it. lol this sucks

You can move the map use ijkl or a gamepad. The made up language isnt the actual map marker. In fact all the camps display english etc.
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#18 Sep 24 2010 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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Mord78 wrote:
The OP has run into a point that is plaguing everyone but the die hard ff fanboys... The fact that there really isnt an overarching plot to this game. Go grind on stuff? Explore the world? Try crafting? Go do the same levequests over again with another player?

Seriously? Isn't there a "whats next" part of where *I* am in the game? I mean, I want to group up with people same as the next guy but give me a purpose behind it. I think the lessons of the past 10 years of MMO's is *go grind on mobs* is not acceptable. Its just a crutch for lazy designers.

I'd expect that from Bioware or some smaller developers but SE has some deep pockets. They should have done better.


There are a lot of legit qualms with FFXIV, but "really [no] overarching plot" is not one of them. Of all the MMOs I have played, FFXI and FFXIV have, by far, been more centered around the central plot than any of the others. I don't even think you can say that is an opinion. I mean in order to get some important abilities you have to complete the plot, and there are many well written and choreographed cutscenes and deep stories behind all of the factions, etc. Essentially all of the grinding in FF Online games is to experience the next part of the story, and each expansion is a new story for the higher level players to tackle.
I don't think that FFXIV is a perfect game, I would hesitate to even call it good right now [though I think it will be], but you can't say it doesn't have a story.

EDIT: Also, Bioware?! I just realized this was a flame post and I just fed the troll. >.<

Edited, Sep 24th 2010 4:42pm by alexonfyre
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