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#1 Jan 11 2011 at 11:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Now that I'm in my 30's with my main class and crafting classes are all nearing 30, I have to admit that I have to take a break from the grinding or my head is going to explode.

Since Christmas, I have noticed a lot of new players starting up the game. They're easy to spot :)...Usually in the level 10 camps yelling "How do I get new armor??".

I remember back when I started playing the game and how frustrated I was..I didn't even know how to get my first weapon..I was trying to level up throwing rocks! Sooooo I usually take these newbies back to town...show them the market wards...spend 20-30k gill and get them outfitted in armor...buy em a new weapon (It's worth it just to see them freak out at this point)....

Of course now they want to try out their new gear so I take them to the Adv guild and show them how to pick up a few leves. Just follow them around and throw a heal or 2 their way when they need it. After a leve or 2, they start to get comfortable with the system and if they have lasted this far, I'll throw some gill their way and let them enjoy their new found powers!! Many of the people that I helped out are in their 20's now and starting to teach me a thing or 2...

It's a very rewarding experience and you might just get a new friend :)
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#2 Jan 11 2011 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
I gave some up-and-coming culinarian 3,500 Maple Syrup that was rotting in my bazaar. Not sure if that was helping or not... o.o
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#3 Jan 11 2011 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh, there are a few people in my LS that are salivating over that syrup....must be a good mat to level up on.
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Irishclass777 said: crafting is crafting no matter the game just because crafting is a job in ffxiv don't it much change much.


#4 Jan 11 2011 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
tmproff wrote:
Heh, there are a few people in my LS that are salivating over that syrup....must be a good mat to level up on.


Well when you grind Maple Sap on ALC for 10 ranks you have so much Maple Syrup, you just NPC everything after a while. But, yes...all that maple syrup can easily get any culinarian to a rank that no longer can recieve sp from making maple sugar out of maple syrup. lol
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#5 Jan 11 2011 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with the OP. I find that helping newbies out is a lot of fun. Part of why people quit the game is because they don't have anyone to talk to. If you adopt a newbie into your group, they'll be happy, and you could end up with someone who can help you and others later on! It's fun!
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#6 Jan 11 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with the OP. I find that helping newbies out is a lot of fun. Part of why people quit the game is because they don't have anyone to talk to. If you adopt a newbie into your group, they'll be happy, and you could end up with someone who can help you and others later on! It's fun!


That is what happened with me when I started playing FFXI, I met a nice person that helped me through learning stuff and leveling a little bit and for years helped each other out from then on. ^^
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#7 Jan 11 2011 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I would like to applaud to OP for this post. This is not only one of the best ways to meet new friends in game, but also it makes the game much less intimidating for new players. On the phoenix server in FFXI, a group of friends of mine and I started a Linkshell called n00banators, that was solely dedicated to helping new players get acclimated to the game. So, if you are bored with the grind, maybe YOU can start a similar shell on your FFXIV server. New players are the lifeblood of this game and anything that us vets (if you can call anybody who's has played for four months a vet) can do to help facilitate good feelings about the game will only make it a better game overall.
Cheers to the noobs and those that help them.
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