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#1 Oct 30 2010 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok as it stands right now i am liking the game. I am a lvl 10 thaumaturge at the moment. Heres my problem and im being honest lol, i come from the other easy mmo where you dont have to be the smartest dude on the planet to play. I come in here i do the first two sets of the main questline and love it! The in between is really bugging me though cause i feel like i have no idea what to do lol (i know there is no shortage of things lol) LS i am in are helpful and say craft....well again i feel lost i have no idea what mats are for anything where to get anything, what a good price to see stuff is, or for that matter is it vendor?? i dunno lol. Just wanted to have some opinions as to what the super "green" guy does when he comes into the game? I will keep playing but it feels like i will never understand wth is going on....and that feeling sucks.

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Vlox

Edited, Oct 30th 2010 10:15pm by Vlox07
#2 Oct 30 2010 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
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well i think im gonna just grind some mobs for a bit, til i get a bit more used to the feel of the game and such. Is it recommend that you lvl up other classes i recall that was quite important in ffxi or is that not as important this time around? thanks again all
#3 Oct 30 2010 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
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basicly do what everyone else does, do leves, and when no leves available, grind mobs.
or craft, and when you hit 15, you get another quest, then one at 20 + a guild quest, than a main quest at 26, and a guild quest at 30 i believe, and another mainquest somewhere around 34.
but apart from that, you grind, grind, grind and if that bores you, grind.
#4 Oct 30 2010 at 11:28 PM Rating: Good
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I can understand your "lost" feeling after the first set of missions. It's tough making decisions with no goal in mind (end-game content, etc). But, take stock of what we do have.

As you've no doubt found, you are awarded 8 regional leves (faction/DoW-M/DoL) and 8 local leves (Crafting) roughly every 36 hours. Of course Faction leves only come up once you've earned x-amount of faction credits. The first set comes up after earning 100 credits. So, not to worry about those at the moment. Leveling up each of the War and Magic jobs is a pretty good idea, Rank 10 for them is a good goal and not that difficult to achieve. You can then swap around some of the abilities you learned to help beef up your favorite job. It's very open-ended so you can design how you want your character to be. Setting defensive spells/abilities can help you if you're more into solo play. If not, ask your LS mates how they would like you to fit into the group.

The local leves are extremely nice for crafting, they don't cost you any materials or crystals/shards. Be sure to read the card prior to accepting it so you know where to go to either make the delivery or pick up the materials. Be sure to puchase the starting tools from their guilds. There are several sites available with crafting recipes, even the Lodestone has some (though the ranks are generalized).

Balance your game play out. I wouldn't say to grind SP/XP all day on a War/Magic job nor craft all day. Do a little bit of both to keep from getting burned out, remember no real rush at the moment. Try not to teleport everywhere, save those points for the big trips. If you're in a group, only one person needs to spend the points for a teleport.

As for all those drops that your getting, I tend to vender what I can't use to craft with. It's pretty tough with the market wards the way they are to sell common drops. Your inventory will fill up fast as it is, with gear/weapons/tools eating into the space.

Just remember the game just came out, so at the moment there really isn't an end-goal so to speak. Unlike FF11 where we knew right away there were tons of missions and quests to be had at. For now I'd say try to make your own way, much like the adventurers of the past.^^
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#5 Oct 31 2010 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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thanks that was very helpful and i will keep all that in mind!
#6 Oct 31 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Mind you, if you do rank a Disciple of War or Disciple of Mind to 10, you may be offered guild marks as a reward for rank 20 leves, and as the marks offered are random, more jobs you have at 10 or above means less change of getting marks you really want.
I'd suggest takin several jobs to 9 at most, and then picking one or two you want to level up higher and concentrate on them first, then pick more jobs as you no longer need more guild marks for the original jobs.

one way to make things easier for yourself is to level several Disciples of the hand to 10 or so however, as you get insane physical xp from crafting leves, also pick one, maybe two, craft jobs to level higher so you can repair your weapons and maybe your armor, makes things lot easier in the field.
#7 Oct 31 2010 at 9:30 AM Rating: Good
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Mind you, if you do rank a Disciple of War or Disciple of Mind to 10, you may be offered guild marks as a reward for rank 20 leves, and as the marks offered are random, more jobs you have at 10 or above means less change of getting marks you really want.


I'm almost positive that is false. When you're leves are reset, each one is assigned a class. If you have that class leveled enough (ie r10 for the r20 leves) you will be given marks, otherwise you will get gil. Each leve has a 1/7 chance to be 'assigned' a class, it has nothing to do with how many things you have up.
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#8 Oct 31 2010 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm fairly positive that i have been given guild marks both for conjurer and thaumaturge from same leves, but leves are all so similar that i might be mistaken.
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