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#1 Jan 24 2011 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
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..if things are changing in at-the-moment unexpected ways?
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#2 Jan 24 2011 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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personally im not. I hate just going solo or doing the repeat leves over and over. i dont care about being ready for endgame when it comes, i cant stand to log in to level, so until that changes why bother?
#3 Jan 24 2011 at 6:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm guessing, whatever changes we get, whenever we get them - you'll possibly benefit from being higher level (chocobo or ship quest requirements or stuff like that). Like when they implemented NMs, I still can't have a shot at them cause I'm just too low to survive the battle :(

(or did you mean; is there a point, if they're going to wipe us or something? Which, if I remember reading it right, the XIV producer said they won't do)
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If there's going to be a change in rank/level accumulation, Yoshida already stated that we'll be compensated somehow. (Re-rolling of stat parameters?) So I doubt any progress will be lost, just re-allocated.

And of course, the storyline. Still has level requirements, and I doubt they'll scrap that. (Storyline, that is. They may change the level requirement.)

Edited, Jan 24th 2011 4:50pm by UltKnightGrover
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#5 Jan 24 2011 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
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More you do now, less you have to do in the future. Sounds like there won't be any loss doing it now.
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#6 Jan 24 2011 at 7:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wouldn't recommend grinding endlessly repeatedly saying to yourself, 'It'll be worth it eventually.'

If you can log in and have fun, you should do so.

Edited, Jan 24th 2011 8:15pm by Lukky
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#7 Jan 24 2011 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Lukky wrote:
I wouldn't recommend grinding endlessly repeatedly saying to yourself, 'It'll be worth it eventually.'

If you can log in and have fun, you should do so.

Edited, Jan 24th 2011 8:15pm by Lukky


Wait wait wait wait, are you trying to tell me video games are about fun and not about epeen....this is a concept that confuses and scares me!
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#8 Jan 24 2011 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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To get from 1-20 is very easy, I would suggest ranking up as many classes as you can to 20, in case that changes.
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This line of thinking is the reason I wish it had still come out on the PS3. It's gonna suck if everyone on the PC end of things rushes to level everything to 20 now just so "it's done" and when all the PS3 players join in we won't have anyone "want to bother" with us who knows what they heck they are doing.
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#10 Jan 24 2011 at 10:38 PM Rating: Good
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Just remember, you're playing a video game. Even if you did have to start over, it's not like you were doing anything other than wasting time to begin with. Just have fun with it.
#11 Jan 24 2011 at 10:56 PM Rating: Excellent
I level because I'm having fun.

An extra bonus is that when I get to a certain rank, it's NM Mashing time :p
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#12 Jan 24 2011 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
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Probably forming relationships for when you get back so you can have an LS and groups. Aside from that, you're just investing to do more endgame quicker which I honestly don't see within 6 months. That's what I've been doing myself pushing to 50, but I feel I won't get the return on my invest for a long, long time. It's only fun with people man; you really have to have friends you know playing this or be open to meeting other players, else the game will disappoint until it's fixed.
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#13 Jan 25 2011 at 5:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm also ranking up classes to 20. I do my crafting and fighting leves if there are good ones and do behest when I can.
The rest of the time I try to sell things with my retainers and play "Inventory-Tetris" to get another free slot.

I don't think anything you achieved will be lost with the updates but ranking up post 20 will become easier/less repetitive/less boring (call it whatever you want but it can only get better...I hope) with the coming updates.
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#14 Jan 25 2011 at 5:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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ReiThor wrote:
It's gonna suck if everyone on the PC end of things rushes to level everything to 20 now just so "it's done" and when all the PS3 players join in we won't have anyone "want to bother" with us who knows what they heck they are doing.

Would be easy enough to remedy, just release some new jobs along with the PS3 launch. Plus, you'll have all the other PS3 players, and probably PC players who were waiting for the game to get out of beta before playing it. So I don't think it'll be that big a deal.

And like others said, it depends on whether or not you have fun with it. Personally, I had tons of fun leveling with the old party sp system, and we all got to 50 then. Since they changed the sp system, I haven't leveled any battle jobs, besides taking thm from 14 to 20. It's just not fun to solo grind and do leves/behests exclusively for SP. So I'm not doing it. I play for fun, not stats.

I do however, have fun killing NM's, so I just log in to do that and help people out with random stuff. If not for that, I'd just take an extended break until they patched in more content and tweaked some stuff. So if you're not having fun, don't play. Come back later, or if the games really not for you, quit... But don't force yourself to play on the promise that it'll be worth it later. Even if they do change things to your liking, it will be more fun to level at that time then now anyway, so what's the rush? Whatever they add won't be going anywhere once it's here, and you can take your time getting to it. Just have fun.
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#15 Jan 25 2011 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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I am currently powering through the 20's and looking to hit 30 this weekend on Conj.

I am doing it because I have a group of peeps I play with a lot and we do all of our leve's together we laugh, kill, and die together and have been having loads of fun along the way. We have a 6 person shell and strictly do leve's together. I am also with Magitek Legends as my will be end game shell and they are great group of guys and girls!!

I don't mind the grind because I am having fun with the people I am playing with. However, since there is a lot of changes planned for now my advice is get as many classes as you can to rank 20. With the changes you never really know which rank you're going to want to play. Once SE starts laying out a plan then it will guide which direction to go.


Leveling the crafting classes is not a bad idea because once PS3 gets launched there will be an influx of new players and if you're the money making type that will be a good time to cash in with the low level gear!!!

Play as you want and how you for now is my best advice.
#16 Jan 25 2011 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I want to try and finish as many of the current in game quests as I can before the update. I am hoping to get the R20 Blacksmith, R20 Weaving, and the R30 Storyline quests this weekend (however, I have a feeling I will not get later two done until the week after.

If nothing else, incase the changes make it so that those quests are no longer the same, or if they are replaced, I will at least see the originals:).
#17 Jan 25 2011 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
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Spyrit178 wrote:
To get from 1-20 is very easy, I would suggest ranking up as many classes as you can to 20, in case that changes.


Exactly what I'm trying to do. Like the guy said earlier, the more you do now the less you have to do later. If they release some higher end content or NMs in the future, I don't want to kick myself for not being able to get in on it pronto.
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#18 Jan 25 2011 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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Personally I prefer waiting for a few updates before going back and leveling.

Some of my best memories from MMOs come from my initial run through levels. Right now it just isn't fun for me to level up, so I'll just wait till there's more options and diversity available and experience the new content as I go. I hate rushing through levels or powering my way to the level cap just for the sake of doing endgame as quickly as possible. I like endgame, but I want to enjoy the ride that will get me there.

So it really depends on what kind of gamer you are and what you are expecting out of this game.
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#19 Jan 25 2011 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Please let me clarify. I mean if the goal here (as I understand it) is to add new content for everyone of all levels, what's the point of grinding if there's going to be new content for everyone relatively soon.
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hexaemeron wrote:
Please let me clarify. I mean if the goal here (as I understand it) is to add new content for everyone of all levels, what's the point of grinding if there's going to be new content for everyone relatively soon.

Because you could always level another class through new content at the switch of a weapon.
#21 Jan 25 2011 at 10:08 PM Rating: Good
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As a player patiently waiting for PS3 release I have been watching the forums quite a bit and in a way i am jealous to not be playing now even though it sounds frustrating, but just the fact to slowly level crafting jobs and classes so when the meat and potatoes are finally added to this MMO your able to enjoy it without having to deal with all the small meaningless (kinda) content to build your character and you can do it all for free. I know when PS3 is released it will be polished and rdy to play at $14.00 a month guess I'll be able to take it slow and enjoy everything thats available. If I could play for free I doubt I'd do too much ******** lol but who knows. Hope to see ya's sometime this year /pray!!B
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I can hardly bring myself to grind on my conjurer, which is now R36. However, I never miss leve reset for locals. My crp is 37, and bot 32, and along with that, I've managed to rank up wvr to 30+ and lth to 27+ just doing local leves. Unfortunately, I'm at the point where it's difficult to find 8 local leves worth doing for crp, wvr, lth. Also, the guild marks are nice. I've got almost all books for crp now, as many are shared across jobs, and tonight I finally got Perfection.

Only time I do a battle or faction leve is if there is an item I need.

Hopefully, good things are coming. I'm glad to hear SE won't make us start again - I was worried about that.
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#23 Jan 25 2011 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
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hexaemeron wrote:
Please let me clarify. I mean if the goal here (as I understand it) is to add new content for everyone of all levels, what's the point of grinding if there's going to be new content for everyone relatively soon.


There will always be other classes to level

And if they add stuff at all ranges, having jobs at all ranges = being able to do them at all ranges
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#24 Jan 25 2011 at 10:53 PM Rating: Good
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I'm still ranking up DoW classes just for the fact that I already have stock in the game, and truly believe there is a good base to build on for the future. We can all agree that the game was release too early and it's tough to find true 'fun' in the existing content, but having a good core of people to play with really helps.

There will be no character wipes, but we may see drastic changes to the UI, combat system, available quests, etc. Things haven't started changing yet, but I'm excited to see what is coming.

For now, I'll play casually and enjoy my time in game. If at any point I am bored or unsatisfied with being logged in, I log out. Also, I'm not getting my initial $$$ spent back, so I'm playing because it's free.

Edited, Jan 25th 2011 11:54pm by mnikad12
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It would be a great move if they lowered the rank requirements for story progression ( cutscene missions) among other things, and allowed party members to travel with each other in certain missions. As things are now, some missions seem to not let even two people on the same mission help each other.
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