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#1 Jan 21 2011 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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As many of you know, I really enjoy being able to duo with just my husband, due to not being able to dedicate the time I would like to gaming. Real life for me has and always will be #1. For people like me, are there any thoughts about how these new changes would affect the game play of someone like me? What about those who love to synth and only synth? HOw will this affect them going through the story line? Thoughts, commenbts? Please be civil.

I really hope they do make party dynamics worth while. I don't think it's fair that someone who solos can get the same amount as a party. However, I hope they don't make it to where soloing isn't a viable way to progress like in FFXI. I do think party dynamics should be rewarded more.
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#2 Jan 21 2011 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I've said it before and I'll say it again;

the easiest way, imo, to resolve this is preventing mobs to change their "con" if you're in a group. This way a red mob will always give you the same experience whether solo or in a group.

Of course, when you're in a group youll kill them quicker and as such you will get more exp per hour. This will people that want to, to still be able to solo at the current speed and enable parties to SP faster!
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#3 Jan 21 2011 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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Hugus wrote:
I've said it before and I'll say it again;

the easiest way, imo, to resolve this is preventing mobs to change their "con" if you're in a group. This way a red mob will always give you the same experience whether solo or in a group.

Of course, when you're in a group youll kill them quicker and as such you will get more exp per hour. This will people that want to, to still be able to solo at the current speed and enable parties to SP faster!


That actually seems like a very reasonable suggestion.
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#4 Jan 21 2011 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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Although I fully appreciate the need to make partying more effective I am pleased FFXIV is more solo friendly. Although I do like parties, commonly distractions at home do not allow for it without winding other gamers up for not paying attention. Some may ask why I bother with on-line games but their are wider social elements than just fighting and those I enjoy most. Whether it is Melmond or some other factor, I do find linkshells far less sociable than on FFXI which is a shame. Anyone with a sociable LS on Melmond, please let me know:)
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