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#1 Nov 22 2010 at 5:21 AM Rating: Default
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I'm curious if anyone else is expecting server cuts to increase server population. Its hard enough to find parties :'(.
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dethbysnusnu wrote:
I'm curious if anyone else is expecting server cuts to increase server population. Its hard enough to find parties :'(.


I'm curious why are you so bored that you keep making ridiculous posts.
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#3 Nov 22 2010 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
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It's hard for him to find PTs for a reason >.>/
#4 Nov 22 2010 at 5:35 AM Rating: Default
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Don't get me wrong now! Some chat in my ls earlier we talked about player loss to paying and possible server reduction. :) just curios gosh!!! lol ;P
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I don't think SE will merge servers any time soon. And I don't want them to.

What you should do is form the parties yourself. Considering that 1. you don't need a full party to get good exp in FF14 2. most of the DoW classes can tank, it's a viable solution.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2010 6:49am by Wolfeinstein
#6 Nov 22 2010 at 5:53 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, the biggest reason why it's hard to find parties is because no one these days likes taking the initiative to actually start one, heh.

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1. People are waiting for updates.
2. People will wait for March PS3 release when the game will be much better.
3. Some people will come back in a year again when more content.
4. Other people are not satisfied that this is not a WoW replicate and will not come back ;)
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#8 Nov 22 2010 at 11:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Misleading subject title. -50dkp.

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Yeah, the biggest reason why it's hard to find parties is because no one these days likes taking the initiative to actually start one, heh.


This is somewhat true in all MMO's and very much so in XIV (as it was in XI). Not sure if it's shyness, laziness, fear, etc. but there just aren't a lot of leaders out there. I think a good chunk of the population logs significant enough playtime that they don't mind sitting around waiting for a couple of hours for a party to come together and they occupy themselves with crafting, farming, leves, etc. while they wait.

My playtime is pretty limited so I don't have the luxury of sitting around and waiting for a party to form up, so I invariably start one. Don't get me wrong, it can be a PITA putting it together and assembling people across multiple LS's, friends list, shouting at crystal, etc. but I usually get it done relatively quickly and painlessly because there are so many people that don't take the initiative to start a party. Best thing to do is to grab a few friends, start it up, and use party search function.

While there aren't many leaders out there, there do seem to be plenty of followers though...

Which is great for us leaders, because I have a lot of in-game goals that I need a whole team of passive, submissive, and easily manipulated followers to help me achieve. But don't worry, I'll exert my willpower and control over you in such a nice way you won't even notice what's happening.

Now get back on the block, take that stroll, and get me my gil.

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Edited, Nov 22nd 2010 12:24pm by thejones
#9 Nov 22 2010 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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I want to start parties but I have no idea where to party so I end up waiting for a party to be seeking members.
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I want to start parties but I have no idea where to party so I end up waiting for a party to be seeking members.


This is a side effect of being the first to play the game. I remember when FFXI came out there were tons of guides on where XP and at what level. Being the Pioneers, its up to us to figure this out. Its gonna be hard, and a tad frustrating, but thats expected. The poeple that join in a year will know exactly where to go level, because we will have discovered it for them.
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Well they were a bit too quick to add a new server to make the launch go more smoothly (technically). I hope some merging will happen if the player numbers don't pick up post ps3 release.

I'll put up with twice the lag happily rather than play in a quiet server.
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This is a side effect of being the first to play the game. I remember when FFXI came out there were tons of guides on where XP and at what level. Being the Pioneers, its up to us to figure this out. Its gonna be hard, and a tad frustrating, but thats expected. The poeple that join in a year will know exactly where to go level, because we will have discovered it for them.


This ^. No one really knows exactly to where to go yet; it's kind of a work in progress as the community has yet to decipher an optimized leveling path. That being said, there are some general mob types that SP parties progressively grind on, and with a little bit of research (i.e. Google "FFXIV SP Camps") you'll have a general idea of where you should go and what you should be hunting.

Waiting for a party to show up in the Party Search function is the most passive way imaginable. Not everybody uses it, and some don't even know it exists >< Lots of groups form at the nearby aetheryte crystal / node / gate things. Certain areas already have emerging / established "camps", where you can basically just walk up and ask if a party has room for 1 more member, or if anyone needs to log and needs a replacement.

If you don't want to build your own parties or establish a network of SP buddies around your level, the least you can do is do some homework and travel to the appropriate camps / areas.

If I want to take a train somewhere, I look up the train schedule and head to the train station. I don't just stand around an arbitrary section of track and hope that the train I want comes along and picks me up.

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Edited, Nov 22nd 2010 2:36pm by thejones
#13 Nov 22 2010 at 2:53 PM Rating: Default
i meen this in a nice way.

you say people don't take the time to start parties.
are you not adding to this comment by not starting none yourself?
I start parties all the time.. make shouts, use the in-game search function.. its 100 times better than 11's

anyone ANYWHERE can instantly join the party
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