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#1 Nov 02 2010 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I dont know but i think, im doing something wrong

Im currently a level 10 THM and i dont knwo what i do now.
I can do level 1 leaves, but i really dont get mutch SP. So i tried level 10 leaves, but i couldnt finish one alone.

I still have basicly my level 1 equipment.

So is this normal, or am i doing something wrong?
#2 Nov 02 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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What star level did you do the level 10 leves at?

what server you on also?

Edited, Nov 2nd 2010 3:44pm by Seventhblood

#3 Nov 02 2010 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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It does sound like your doing something wrong. It may be a lack of gear, physical level or simply a new player who doesn't understand the best way to go use his class(no offense). The level 10 leve's can be tricky if there spawning to many mobs at once but don't forget you have the full 30 minutes to complete the quest even if you die.

If your looking for an edge I suggest going back and leveling other jobs in order to raise your physical level and of course better gear helps too. FFXIV isn't an easy game to get started in but it gets better and better as you learn more about how it all works.

Good luck guy.
#4 Nov 02 2010 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Im currently playing on selbina, and im doing the level 10 1 Star leaves. But maybee i need to level other jobs first...or Grind/fish/mine
#5 Nov 02 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, you should definitely look into perhaps getting yourself some slightly upgraded gear but as Seventhblood mentions you can continue doing the rank 10 leves but by increasing the star ranking on them you can increase their difficulty and the reward you will get for them. As you gain a few more levels, get a few more abilities and get a little better gear you will find those level 20 leves not quite so daunting.

The other option is to team up with a person or more to do the more challenging leves together. Safety in numbers!

Good hunting!

#6 Nov 02 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dont worry, your on the right track. At around lvl 10 i would take the time to get a few other jobs to 10 as well. For example grab a cane and level up Conjurer to about 10 as well. You will be able to use some of its abilities on your Thurm. Shock Spikes at lvl 8 is a must. When i told a LS member that i had Cure2, Protect, and Shell for my Gladiator, his response was..." You can do that?" And he was R21. Dont be afraid to research and google some info. As far as gear goes... this site has a great database on determining what gear is best at your level. Also lvl 10 is when you can do the next Storyline quest.
#7 Nov 02 2010 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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As always there is a great help here on Zam with the FFXIV communitie...i really thank you all

So i guess im gonnt do storyline first, and then try to get conjurer to level 10. And i guess that it will be better then

#8 Nov 02 2010 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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quick short list of things to do

level conjurer to 8-10 (stoneskin helps a bit from level 10-13ish, Lightning spikes is good if you're more worried about sucess than skillup gains), this'll get you some more physical levels too.

check your stats, Vit should be the highest, definitely above 40. pie/int are kinda meh and mind isnt really all that important when you're doing leves, but its probably the second most important stat.

check for gear, there should be a few level 7-12ish thurm weapons, I dont recall which levels they happen on unfortunately, but anythings better than level 1. See if you cant get any gear with some vit/HP/MP on it. Hempen cowl is good at that level, but from the sounds of it, acton's might be better (but pricey in comparison). if health is a problem, you can get the +HP wrist guards cheap, and + evade earrings.

as others have said, your rank 10 quest gets you a good amount of gil if you're short.

I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong because they game never really directed you how to do it right. You're going to have to try the market wards, or some player bazaars for some gear. You may want to try and get a duo buddy for your rank 10 leves, and otherwise find green mobs somewhere to grind on (puks or sheep north of LL for example) until you can start getting the yellow and orange guys.

#9 Nov 02 2010 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
A lot of good suggestions. Raising your physical level will help you get your stats (vitality, intelligence, mind, piety, etc..) which will make your character stronger and more durable. This can be done easily just by trying out some other classes. Doing the local levequests for a couple crafts that interest you yield very good physical experience, as does gathering.
Definitely look into getting at least a rank 7 or 11 weapon, and upgrade at least your shirt and pants (the defense bonus will help).
As someone else suggested, leveling conjurer to 10 will give you a few other useful spells, and help raise your physical level as well.
I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#10 Nov 02 2010 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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taking all suggestions into account I would still say that the level 10 leves dont have the variety to suit level 10 and up. They were too tough for me even in party at 10, but at 15 they're too easy by myself on troop =/ if its simply that it takes time to understand how to use the game effectively then they should probably take that into account when they set the leves, since 10 can be reached in just the first day.
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#11 Nov 02 2010 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
Reebie wrote:
They were too tough for me even in party at 10, but at 15 they're too easy by myself on troop =/ if its simply that it takes time to understand how to use the game effectively

May I be so bold as to suggest that the levequest system, like a few other aspects of the game might not be functioning quite as they should at the moment. Just a feeling though. ;)
I started this character at the CE launch, and played for about 2 months. Haven't touched it since.
#12 Nov 02 2010 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I also think leveling conj. to get the buffs and cure is a good way to go. Make sure you are putting your points in the right slots to optimize your THM. Make sure you distribute points into VIT (for increase in HP) INT (magic potency) MND (increase in MP) and PTY ( magic accuracy ). There is no need to put much if any points into STR or DEX for now. You can also relocate your points down the road if you decide to play a DD class. BTW, do the storyline quest and upon completion, you will be rewarded with a good amount of gils. You will have some moola for some gears ^^
#13 Nov 02 2010 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Why do people call leves leaves?

(Oh...right...nitpicking...bad Aurelius! BAD!!)

I digress...

As others have suggested, take a look around at what other classes have to offer. Nifty tip for casters I've found is to use a 1h weapon + shield and then rank up Gladiator a bit for Phalanx. What is this TP and what do I do wi...oh ****...that's awesome...

Rank 10 1 star leves are very doable even with a pure class of any kind starting at about the rank they're first offered. I've been doing rank 20 1 star leves since rank 13. Key is to check the border on the card when you pick up the leve...if it's silver, it's going to be a bit tougher than your run of the mill levequest. Still doable, but a tiny bit more demanding.

And also, just because it's what I do...don't be lulled into a sense of complacency by all the clever tricks people are offering you. Yes, ranking up other classes is not only very sound and great advice, but will also translate to a more versatile and well rounded character. At the same time, not being successful at tasks that (generally speaking) are not difficult also presets a opportunity to see what you could be doing differently as a player in order to be more productive and successful with what you already have. A lot of players (in any MMO) hit a wall and decide that their only option is to get better gear or gain more ranks or find something other than learning how to play more effectively with the tools they've already been given.

Don't take that as a's not intended as a snide "l2p" lecture. It just is what it is. Rank 10 1 star leves should be a romp in the park at rank 10.
#14 Nov 02 2010 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Aurelius wrote:
Why do people call leves leaves?

Because they make people want to make like a tree.
#15 Nov 02 2010 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Your holding it the wrong way.
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