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#1 Nov 23 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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After reading this thread, I'm just chumming the waters to see where everyone lies.

A lot of people complain that the game is "broken" so they say they find themselves doing things they'd rather not be doing (crafting instead of fighting, or harvesting instead of crafting, etc...)

(For the sake of simplicity, I'm lumping DoM and DoW together as "Combat classes")

(Also, please note the difference between being ambivalent towards another class versus outright hating it; this is intentionally separated)

Assuming the game was working totally fine and you could literally do whatever you wanted with your time, and that the game did not force you to do anything you didn't want to do...

How would you ideally prefer to spend your time in Eorzea?
I love Combat, Gathering, and Crafting equally..:50 (35.0%)
Combat and Crafting. I hate Gathering.:11 (7.7%)
Combat and Crafting.:26 (18.2%)
Combat and Gathering. I hate Crafting.:5 (3.5%)
Combat and Gathering.:8 (5.6%)
Gathering and Crafting, I hate Combat.:3 (2.1%)
Gathering and Crafting.:12 (8.4%)
Combat only, I hate crafting and gathering.:9 (6.3%)
Combat only, I hate crafting and have nothing against gathering.:1 (0.7%)
Combat only, I hate gathering and have nothing against crafting.:3 (2.1%)
Combat only.:13 (9.1%)
Gathering only, I hate combat and crafting.:1 (0.7%)
Gathering only, I hate crafting and have nothing against combat.:0 (0.0%)
Gathering only, I hate combat and have nothing against crafting.:0 (0.0%)
Gathering only.:1 (0.7%)
Crafting only, I hate gathering and combat.:0 (%)
Crafting only, I hate gathering and have nothing against combat.:0 (%)
Crafting only, I hate combat and have nothing against gathering.:0 (%)
Crafting only.:0 (%)
Total:143
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#2 Nov 23 2010 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
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Combat onry.

Let me get enough gil to support my DoM from leves and farming and I'll give you $12.99 / month.

Final offer.
#3 Nov 23 2010 at 10:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Easily the top choice for me assuming things are running on all cylinders. I can even go ahead and say that fits for me now, with some exceptions. Totally opposite of what I expected coming into the game, fighting is my least favorite. I enjoy it more soloing when I'm making full use of my available actions. Though that comes at the price of getting less SP and playing alone which in turn does lessen the fun factor. Assuming the upcoming changes help me enjoy that facet of the game more, I'll be mixing it up between all 3.

Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 11:03am by TwistedOwl
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#4 Nov 23 2010 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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Fighting mining and logging is still fun and profitable,My crafting is based on what my loot for the day is. Crafting is the constant unknown in game for me.I don't see any reason to craft other than repairing items. My money shot through the roof when I stopped using the repair NPC.
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#5 Nov 23 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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Where's Combat Only, I have nothing against gathering / nothing against crafting?

I mean like I'll do it on occasion, but by no means is R40+ DoM / R30+ DoW / ~R20ish my main crafts / ~R15ish my gathering skills an even distribution
#6 Nov 23 2010 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Meowshi wrote:
Where's Combat Only, I have nothing against gathering / nothing against crafting?


Option #11
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#7 Nov 23 2010 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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In FFXI I always wanted to make gil with weaving but instead ended up spending millions of gil and never getting it back. I'm thrilled that I am making gil as a weaver in FFXIV so that's my center of attention in the game right now. Combat is somewhat fun but it definately needs more development. I voted for combat and crafting.
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#8 Nov 23 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Meowshi wrote:
Where's Combat Only, I have nothing against gathering / nothing against crafting?


Option #11


:o Voted.

And on that note, shouldn't:

Combat only, I hate crafting and have nothing against gathering.
be "Combat Only, I hate crafting"

Combat only, I hate gathering and have nothing against crafting.
be "Combat Only, I hate Gathering"

etc. Follow the same pattern?

Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 11:32am by Meowshi
#9 Nov 23 2010 at 10:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Meowshi wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Meowshi wrote:
Where's Combat Only, I have nothing against gathering / nothing against crafting?


Option #11


:o Voted.

And on that note, shouldn't:

Combat only, I hate crafting and have nothing against gathering.
be "Combat Only, I hate crafting"

Combat only, I hate gathering and have nothing against crafting.
be "Combat Only, I hate Gathering"

etc. Follow the same pattern?

Edited, Nov 23rd 2010 11:32am by Meowshi


I guess so. I guess I just worded that way in case it wasn't already implied.
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#10 Nov 23 2010 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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I voted combat and crafting. I don't have much of a problem with the gathering (had a good bit of fun with fishing in closed and OB) but for time i'm on I try to concentrate on crafting until I just need a break and then switch to pug for a while. I may pick fishing back up again sometime. Just not for a while.
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#11 Nov 23 2010 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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I don't hate gathering, but it tends to be the more time consuming and less interesting of the three. Crafting usually involves staying in one place and using your stock of materials (leve or otherwise) to make something, battle means moving from one monster to the next. Gathering, however, means running around trying to find trees to chop or mining points to dig. Some of these you get skills to locate, some you do not (such as grasses for Botany).

I still do a lot of Botany purely because I need the items I harvest, but I don't find it as entertaining as the other two jobs.
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#12 Nov 23 2010 at 11:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I love combat. I do gathering to get mats to either sell or use. I don't hate crafting but I do it. It's a great way to get my physical level up.
#13 Nov 23 2010 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
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I love mining, and to a lesser extent the crafting that goes with it. I can live without Battling for sure...at least at this point.
#14 Nov 23 2010 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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I like all 3 elements (not equally, I prefer gathering/crafting) but currently feel that they are the only things to do. However, because of lack of inventory space I had to stop doing them.

I am looking forward to this update just so that I can resume playing again because of the addition of greater inventory and additional retainers.
#15 Nov 23 2010 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Fighting and Crafting.. I don't hate Gathering - in fact I'm a level 20 Miner, but I only level that through level 20 leves in Bloodshore (for iron ore/sand, to level Armourer)
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#16 Nov 23 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Excellent
Dear Mik,

I've missed your polls.

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#17 Nov 23 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
You sir, are a genius for coming up with every combination possible.

Crafting and Combat for me, mainly, haven't touched Gathering for a while, though I do dabble in it occasionally.
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#18 Nov 23 2010 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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I like all three but I haven't been gathering as much because of space limitations. Hopefully the update fixes that.
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#19 Nov 23 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
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Lamnethx of the Seven Seas wrote:
Dear Mik,

I've missed your polls.

Sincerely,
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I predict more to come.
#20 Nov 23 2010 at 1:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have to say combat and crafting. Although I do gather its more for my crafts and sell the rest or give to LS members. Gathering is ok and I wouldn't say I am a big fan of it but it seems gathering is all I have been doing lately. >.< On the plus side it can net some pretty good gil.
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#21 Nov 23 2010 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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I love all three equally (See sig.) but has been slacking on my gathering due to lack of room. More retainers will fix that, someday.
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#22 Nov 23 2010 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Combat and i dont mind gathering but crafting is annoying
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#23 Nov 23 2010 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
I enjoy all 3 myself. Gives you an nice option on what to do when you log on depending on how your day went. Some days all I want to do is fish, other days its beat the snot out of everything that moves, and other days craft all the random garbage I keep collecting Smiley: lol
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#24 Nov 23 2010 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
I have never been a fan of crafting. I hated it in XI. It's somewhat better in XIV with the addition of the minigame, but I still find it too random and tedious to be enjoyable. I'm perfectly fine with gathering, as from my (admittedly limited) experience it seems to be a little less random. Combat is my bread and butter though.
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#25 Nov 23 2010 at 2:02 PM Rating: Good
I must say that the game is still growing on me.. as for what i like to do most, i would say so far it's grinding the Marauder. hope fixes will make crafting better.

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#26 Nov 23 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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I like all of it about the same. Some of this, some of that, maybe just sit around and admire the scenery for awhile.... yeah, I'm not on a schedule here and I'm good with it. :)

Bring on the extra slaves to carry all my stuff!
#27 Nov 23 2010 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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I voted for the first one (all 3 equally), but that's cause it's the closest how I feel, although not exactly right.
If there was an option, I'd vote for something like: I prefer combat, but I can enjoy gathering and crafting when taking breaks from fighting.
#28 Nov 23 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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I Craft and Gather. No fighting what-so-ever for me (its not that I have something against fighting, I just plan on playing the game as a pacifist).

#29 Nov 23 2010 at 3:59 PM Rating: Good
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Combat only, I hate crafting and have nothing against gathering.

I'm putting off combat until I can either repair my own gear or it isn't such a bother, as well as implement a way to search for a party.

I've found logging an enjoyable substitute, but only wear gear I can repair myself which means spending much of my time crafting, and I find crafting a chore.

I also made my home Gridania for the benefits to my botanist and crafting jobs and absolutely hate the city and region, but it's too much of an expense of time/anima living elsewhere.
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#30 Nov 23 2010 at 5:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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All three for me...

Gathering : Excellent way to get out and explore and make oodles of gil when you're out of leves.
Combat : Because sometimes you just NEED to kill something... or a LOT of somethings.
Crafting : All crafts, because self-sufficiency is it's own reward... and I'm frelling looney-tunes.
#31 Nov 23 2010 at 5:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Geffe the Meaningless wrote:
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Dear Mik,

I've missed your polls.

Sincerely,
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I predict more to come.


I should have included an "I like making polls on this site" option.

I'd have voted for it.
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#32 Nov 23 2010 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:


I should have included an "I like making polls on this site" option.

I'd have voted for it.


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#33 Nov 23 2010 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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Combat Only. Slight malice towards Gathering. Some animosity against Crafting.

UGH! Why am I never represented in these polls!!!

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#34 Nov 23 2010 at 6:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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I picked the first one although I would not say I love each equally. I like the Gathering and Combat for grinding, but not combat because I like 'killing' things... except the Lost Ewe, Lost Lamb and Lost Wether... they make a cute noise as they expire that is funny. Crafting I like but get worn out doing it really quick. I have just about enough patience with it to do Leves, but not much beyond that.
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#35 Nov 23 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
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In theory I like all, but I had to go with combat only. This is because I always like partying with people to defeat a common enemy for a common purpose. I like teamwork, but with gathering and crafting it is harder to do with other people.
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#36 Nov 23 2010 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:


I should have included an "I like making polls on this site" option.

I'd have voted for it.


How did you survive before getting premium?

Mik probably got premium at the same time he created his account. Like someone who is born with superpowers, he has just always had the power.
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#37 Nov 24 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
Olorinus the Vile wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:


I should have included an "I like making polls on this site" option.

I'd have voted for it.


How did you survive before getting premium?

Mik probably got premium at the same time he created his account. Like someone who is born with superpowers, he has just always had the power.


No, I bought premium after my 7,776th post, so that I could post pics for my 7,777th.

As for the question:

How did I survive?
- One day at a time
- I didn't, I just exploded on a daily basis (That happens to me sometimes)
- I actually -played- the games
- I had other people make polls for me.

Pick the one that you think best applies and pretend it's a poll :)
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#38 Nov 24 2010 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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Love Gathering
Hate Combat
Hate Crafting

Maybe I'm playing the game wrong, but my SP gain averages around 60 per enemy fighting greens and yellows. These fights are often life and death and I just don't see the point in a grind as such.

I fail to craft anything 5 ranks below my current rank much of the time and commonly botch items ranked 10 ranks below me.

Gathering is like opening a present. The SP gain is fine and I can often use what I get. Going in, I thought I was going to hate gathering, but it's probably my favorite pasttime now.
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