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Aetherial Gates - Possible FFXI-Style-Camps?Follow

#1 Oct 25 2010 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone!
I'm relativly new to this forum and english is not my native language.
So be nice pls ;)

Since i'm playing this Game, i ever asked myself whats with that small Aetherial Gates
scattered all over the maps. The Mobs around them are very very tough for the level range
of the specific Aetheryte Crystal.
Maybe they are there for large Partys in that level range to grind like it was in FFXI?
I'm talking about Partys with 10+ people.
Whats your thoughts about this Gates?




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Edited, Oct 25th 2010 5:35am by Mishari
#2 Oct 25 2010 at 4:28 AM Rating: Good
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Due to mob leashing and range attacks on every mob, FFXI-style camps (classic puller to camp type setup) will be extremely unlikely.
Purpose of these gates is to provide points of initiation for higher level guildleves.
#3 Oct 25 2010 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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By "FFXI-Style-Camps" i just meant normal Grind-Groups. No Guildleve-Groups!
Sure the Partys would have to move a bit. But it all would take place around the Gate.
Additionally these Camps are easy to reach through the Aetherial Crystals.

#4 Oct 25 2010 at 4:54 AM Rating: Good
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I've been doing a lot of parties with my linkshell near a couple of the gates. We don't hug them or anything, but they are nice to have so you can set your homepoint there in case anyone dies.

And you can definitely party like in FFXI, except it won't be much of a fishing style party, but if you ever had a roaming party where the mages didn't need to rest, it's like that. Can be a little tricky to find mobs at your level that give good sp for everyone in a large group, but we often have 9+ and have gotten great sp all around, as in 200-500 a mob with fairly fast to fast kills, or 100-300 with extremely fast kills.

When we were a bit newer, we had tried leve parties, but in retrospect they sucked horribly, and lots of people, especially mages, got little sp from them. Couple that with all the running around you do without fighting and they are just annoying. Pretty much everyone past 20 in my linkshell just solo's leves for gil/faction credits now. Some even skip them completely as they are a time sink. If you don't craft, they are good for when you only have very short time to play, but if you are looking at a 3 hour gaming session, a general party is a lot better imo.

Anyways, once you get the hang of partying, it's a lot of fun, and there are plenty of places to explore when hunting for mobs.
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#5 Oct 25 2010 at 5:13 AM Rating: Good
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Mishari wrote:
By "FFXI-Style-Camps" i just meant normal Grind-Groups. No Guildleve-Groups!
Sure the Partys would have to move a bit. But it all would take place around the Gate.
Additionally these Camps are easy to reach through the Aetherial Crystals.



Oh, yeah people are always looking for appropriate camps. Since gates/crystals are scattered everywhere; there's always one near by a EXP spot. If you were wondering if parties happen in this game outside of leves then the answer is definitely yes. I haven't solo'ed since level 20.
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