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#1 Jan 10 2011 at 12:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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By far the most fun I have in Eorza is when I'm running through an area doing Behest, Leves or just Grinding and I find a group of people that are getting pounded by Beasts I feel this overwhelming urge to stop and help. Since we are not allowed to target other peoples marks I do the next best thing. Buffs and Heals. I realize that it's no real benefit to myself to do this, but it just feels like the right thing to do. It just seems to add another bit of depth to the game. Try it for yourself and you might enjoy helping randoms too. Post your stories how you helped someone in a bind.
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#2 Jan 10 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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i saw someone getting pounded by moles in grid. i chased as much as the moles did and i finally got my reward, a pleasant feeling of helping someone... but it was short lived, they were just getting their shield skill up. xD

More recently i introduced a couple of noobs to behest and gave long chats on the game. pleasant and positive. just doing my bit on wutai
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#3 Jan 10 2011 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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I try to do this often as well. When the game first started and healing your party was a good way to earn SP, I stopped doing it because I thought I would make the DoM in the party angry that I was taking away their chances to get SP. After they changed how you earn SP, I started doing it more.

I tried to do this as much as possible in XI, and when XIV came out I noticed I got a lot less thank you(s) and emotes by doing it in XIV as opposed to XI. Not that I need to hear someone thanking me for curing or casting protect/shell on them especially when they did not ask me to do it, but I believe the nice thing to do is at least throw someone a /bow or /cheer. Kind of like /wave-ing to someone in your ls or a random person, and getting nothing back.

Oh well just the way I was raised I imagine.
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#4 Jan 10 2011 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
I've been in a few situations, particularly with people on leves as well, that if I see are about to die, will try and to do a few heals to get them back on their feet. And on each occasion, I felt good about lending a hand and most would thank me with a whisper or bow :-)

I remember a Japanese player who I did this to, who sent me a /tell with one of those embarrassed ASCII art faces :p

Edited, Jan 10th 2011 1:45pm by GuiltyBoomerang
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#5 Jan 10 2011 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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Even is I play as pugilist, I have cure and sacrifice macros and I use them on people near death when I get a chance (except if I suspect they are bots :P). Also, I repair people gear if I can, even if I don't make profit out of it. A little kindness CAN go a long way!
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#6 Jan 10 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
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I do the same thing as well on my THM. I like to do it because of the possibility of making a new ingame friend or friends! I don't have a specific story of when I saved some people, but I do know that I have cured others that are doing the leve with the curious galagos and carrion chiglets a bunch of times (I forget the name of the leve, but it's a Gridania one).
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#7 Jan 10 2011 at 3:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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I haven't come across anyone needing help.

On the other hand, no matter how hard I try, it won't let me buff or cure that poor squirrel getting pounded on by a party of 6 people.

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#8 Jan 11 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Default
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i always dose it, is a new cool thing to do.
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#9 Jan 11 2011 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
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in some other mmo's ppl got upset at me for helping them >< so usually mind my own business
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#10 Jan 11 2011 at 3:24 PM Rating: Default
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I like to stand nearby and watch as they die. I can just image their horror as the realize, "oh shoot, this was a bad idea." Sometimes they see me, we make eye contact and in that brief moment I can see their fear and desperation. Taking in the moment, I only stare back. Before they Return I try to run over to their body and smother their face with my sweaty, leather subligar covered, lala-taint with the /psych emote.

Edited, Jan 11th 2011 4:24pm by chopstx
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#11 Jan 11 2011 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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Saved a guy being chased by three moles the other day, right outside of camp drybone. He had plain newbie clothing on, too.

And yes, a guy in plain clothing being chased by giant moles in the wasteland made me flashback to Fallout 3... :D

I always heal people I see fighting, unless I check their health and it's clear they don't need help.

Edited, Jan 11th 2011 4:41pm by TheRealDestian
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#12 Jan 12 2011 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I thouroughly enjoyed everyones stories. Especially about Fallout (those friggen rats) and trying to heal squirrels (this one made me laugh out loud). It's great to hear about other people having fun and helping others to have fun as well.

I discovered the edit button today so i'm adding to this post.
Something else I started which since the updates to FFXIV isn't too much of a concern is we need to protect our DoL. Most the Farming areas for the DoH have been updated to not have any aggressive NPC's so it doesn't seem like too much of a concern. Just wondering if there any DoH out there that still having issues with mobs in certain areas. Please let us know so we can keep an eye open during our travels.

Also it is true that many of the Japanese players are extremely greatful for any help you may end up giving. But I must confess that the reason I started this post was because of a Japanese player. While I was running DoW a while back I was in a bind in Gridania grinding Antelope on a leve at my wits end and almost toast with 5 minutes left on the clock.. when I see over my messaging system "Sorry I don't speak english" followed by Cure II Protect Shell. That completely changed the Tide of things.

Edited, Jan 13th 2011 9:57am by SlayerXero
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#13 Jan 12 2011 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Well the reason I like Japanese players is when I'm getting pounded during a 4 or 5 star leve they stand there buffing and healing till you beat the mob even while I'm typing tell them to let me die.I recently had someone stop healing me when i told them to stop while monkeys was killing me throwing rocks I died. I had a aha moment the Japanese players never understood me telling them to stop.I also don't understand why the leve mobs didn't attack the guy when I died with FF11 rules he should've got aggro for the buffs and Regen he put on me.
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#14 Jan 12 2011 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
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Personally, I'd probably be a lot more receptive to tossing Cure spells and Protect spells and other buff spells at random people if I didn't have to go in to Active mode to do so, then back to Passive mode when I'm done.

I know, it sounds like such a little thing, but it always tends to be the little things that add up. I used to Cure people all the time in FFXI, or back when I played Aion for a while. But I didn't have to go through the process of whippin' my weapon out to do so, either.

Edited, Jan 12th 2011 8:07pm by Satisiun
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#15 Jan 12 2011 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I always cast on people if I'm heading through an area on my way to a camp.

As a XI vet I can attest to how much it's appreciated when you're getting your armor handed to you from a mob you thought you could take or some unexpected aggro. DUNES anyone? Nuff said!

I cast on anyone who needs the help as payback for all the help that was given to me. + You never know who you're helping too. I've had all my gear repaired just from a single act of random kindness.
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