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Need some advice about ranking up for my LSFollow

#1 Jan 30 2011 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
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Hey,

I am having some problems with ranking up. I am currently rank 27 archer. This is very good as I have been playing the server only 5 days. That being said, I put a lot of time into FFXIV, and I feel that I'm not getting SP to the full potential. Seeing as I'm still pretty new, I'd like to ask yall's advice on getting better SP for my Linkshell and I.

Let me begin by saying that my Linkshell has about 25 members, and is extremely active. This isn't an advertisement, so I will leave the LS name out, but I think its relevant that yall know that we get together with about 10+ members every night and grind or behest or leve together. Our ranks are currently in the range of 22-29ish.

From 1-10 was obviously super easy, and 10-20 was extremely easy as well. After 20 though, I find it difficult to rank up at all. Obviously I'm rank 27, so I've managed, but I haven't found an extremely consistent way of ranking up. The first couple days my Linkshell and I did leves almost constantly. Lately though, I've come to realize that the SP we're receiving from leves isn't worth it at all. We usually receive anywhere from 50sp to 280sp. 280 is in rare situations though. Also, I'd like to add that leves seem to be very inconsistent. One leve may be easily 5 star and 250 sp, and another might be 5 star with 100 sp per kill, and another might be 4 star and wipe us. This leads me to believe that leves are almost a waste of time.

We do love behest, I'll give that, but other than behest, the only consistent exp I can find is by grinding Giant Crabs. We usually get about 50 sp per kill with an 8 person party. This is the best SP I've found after behest.


Can yall give me some advice as to what I can do to improve SP gain for my LS as well as myself? Perhaps some plentiful party grind spots, or some leve tips, or anything of that nature?


Thanks,

Cruise Lessor
Besaid Server

Edited, Jan 30th 2011 7:21am by CruiseLessor
#2 Jan 30 2011 at 7:02 AM Rating: Good
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Leve Link.

I'm only 24 but I hear good things about leve-linking. when you have a few members with the same leve to do, perform a leve link and it increases sp gains. Additionally, if you really want you can cencel that leve at the end, go back to the leve counter and it will be available again at the aetheryte (you only have to speak with them, you do not have to take the quest again)

This is something some people do to continue endless leve questing, though I'm confident this is exploiting the system so I avoid it.
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#3 Jan 30 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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If you're trying to level fast you need to focus primarily on grinding.

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=129178423379658808&howmany=50

That thread is a good start.
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#4 Jan 31 2011 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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Forget about grinding at your rank, it's highly inefficient until you get to about r40 and can fight raptors in parties of about 4 members (or until SE changes party SP mechanics).

Link the highest SP leves you can find and fail them before the last mob, this way you can keep the leves and retry them after the next leve reset. This way, you can exploit the linking system and get MAX SP on those leves every reset. It works great with a static group. You'll gain about a rank a day doing this at your rank.


Edited, Jan 31st 2011 9:59am by Jefro420
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#5 Jan 31 2011 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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Jefro420 wrote:

Link the highest SP leves you can find and fail them before the last mob, this way you can keep the leves and retry them after the next leve reset.

I dont know about anyone else, but this only works some of the time for me. I dont think failing the leve = 100% guarantee that it will show up next reset. Unless im just very unlucky.
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#6 Jan 31 2011 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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Shredmastah wrote:
Jefro420 wrote:

Link the highest SP leves you can find and fail them before the last mob, this way you can keep the leves and retry them after the next leve reset.

I dont know about anyone else, but this only works some of the time for me. I dont think failing the leve = 100% guarantee that it will show up next reset. Unless im just very unlucky.

Never trade in the failed leve, that's where you are going wrong. you can retry it if you don't trade it in.

I can confirm it works 100% of the time, I have been doing the same leves every reset w/ my LS for weeks.

Edited, Jan 31st 2011 10:35am by Jefro420
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