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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Guildleves have been designed with several different features that allow for players to cooperate with others to complete the corresponding quests. For example, ‘leve linking’ allows two players with the same leve to join their guildleves to receive a reward bonus. ‘Leve sharing’ allows people without a leve to participate in a party with a person who does.


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Right now, there is a 2 day cooldown for guildleves. This is not enough for a single person, but the aim was that people would share guildleves to extend this time. This is why we have the leve-link and the bonus rewards for higher difficulty selection, to make it more rewarding and better exp/skill gains to play in a party.


I'm having trouble seeing "leve link" as a good thing. Mostly because I have no idea what the higher reward means. How much of a higher reward are we talking about here?

Here's my problem with it. If two people have the same leve and one person initiates and completes one, it completes it for both. So...that means you can't do the second one for more XP. In other words, in terms of XP, it's better to have one person accept leves, complete them all, then get another person to accept leves.

So why the **** do they have this "leve link" mechanic? It's annoying. You have to work around it, which forces you to use more anima because someone has to port back to town after every few leves. Is there something I'm missing, or just this just seem like a dumb mechanic?
#2 Sep 25 2010 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Leve link in itself, as far as I know, doesn't do anything to your reward but by "linking" leves you have more party members and therefore you can do harder leves - earlier I did tier 4 leves with about 7 members and was getting 6 faction points per - imo that's a good reward to build up to faction leves which gives great rewards in terms of gil and gear - also, the xp was pretty good and the gil reward for the leves themselves was awesome. But of course I could be wrong.

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 3:31am by SolidMack
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#3 Sep 25 2010 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Tier 4? You mean 4 star or are you already that high of a level?

If you meant 4 star, you seem to have missed my point. They specifically use two different terms: "leve link" and "leve sharing." Leve sharing refers to when someone initiates a leve in a party and everyone is able to participate. Because you're in a group, you can bump up the difficulty. Leve link refers to combining two or more leves of the same name together, which completes them all at the same time for a supposed higher reward.

The downside is that, in the period of time it takes to complete ONE leve, you completed TWO or more. Unless this higher reward entails higher XP, from an XP standpoint, it seems more efficient to complete each leve one at a time, rather than in one swoop.

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 3:40am by TheLufia
#4 Sep 25 2010 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
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When the Guildleve list resets, not everyone will see all the possible leves. They will be different for a lot of players. So, another character may have a different leve that they could share with you so you get a fraction of the gil/faction points(?) at the end AND you get the better Rank-ups/EXP for the leve mobs.

Leve-linking allows players with the same Guildleve to both do it at the same time. Both players have the Guildleve so they both get the full gil and rewards listed for them(rewards may differ for players).

When in a party(or doing a Guildleve meant for a lower level) you can up the star rating when you start the leve. The higher the star, the greater the gil (and possibly faction points) will be rewarded for completion. BUT the mobs that you fight will be more difficult.

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Leve link refers to combining two or more leves of the same name together, which completes them all at the same time for a supposed higher reward.


I didn't even know there was a higher reward for leve-linking besides being able to do it at a higher level. Sure you could get around this by sharing both leves, but it would take more time to "maximize" the potential gains.

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 2:51am by RayneZ
#5 Sep 25 2010 at 1:48 AM Rating: Good
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TheLufia wrote:
Tier 4? You mean 4 star or are you already that high of a level?

If you meant 4 star, you seem to have missed my point. They specifically use two different terms: "leve link" and "leve sharing." Leve sharing refers to when someone initiates a leve in a party and everyone is able to participate. Because you're in a group, you can bump up the difficulty. Leve link refers to combining two or more leves of the same name together, which completes them all at the same time for a supposed higher reward.

The downside is that, in the period of time it takes to complete ONE leve, you completed TWO or more. Unless this higher reward entails higher XP, from an XP standpoint, it seems more efficient to complete each leve one at a time, rather than in one swoop.

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 3:40am by TheLufia


Yea I meant 4 stars sorry, and yea I did miss your point - in fact I had no idea they titled them that for that reason. I linked a few leves today as well when i was with my LS party and I didn't see a noticeable difference in reward - but maybe I just wasn't looking for it.
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#6 Sep 25 2010 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
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And like I asked, what is the advantage of linking your leves? This seems like more of a bad thing than a good thing. Lets say you're in a group of 6 people, all with the same leve available from the NPC. You could a.) do ONE leve and complete them all at the same time or b.) do 6 individual leves.
#8 Sep 25 2010 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I thought of a better system in two seconds.

Player A and B have the same leve.
Player A initiates leve.
Player B is prompted to choose whether he/she would like to link his leve or not.
Everyone saves anima but retains their options.

My problem with the system right now is that it forces players to waste anima and time teleporting back and forth between town all because they are trying to AVOID the current system.
#9 Sep 25 2010 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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@Victrola
that will needs A LOT OF TIME to orgainize
even RL friends or LS members might not have the time to organize something like that
most of the time i see is "OH hi dude, you are on, wants to do leves at drybone with me?" or
"hey anybody doing rank 10 leves i can join" and they just hop in

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