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#1 Jul 04 2011 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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...to Final Fantasy XIV.

It's been over 3 months since I last visited Eorzea. I left because I felt like All I was doing was grinding my way through the same leves every day or two just to reach rank when I could carry on the main story. With my return I'm going to take more time. I'm going to really explore the world, join great linkshells with like-minded people, talk to random NPC's and really discover what's behind the game. If I find nothing then I may disapear for another few months. My job rank is at 29 so I'll at least grind up to 30 to do the level 30 story quest.

So, what have I missed in the last 3 months? The game was updated often from when I started at launch up until I stopped in March, but it always felt like they were tweaking the smallest details and the game as a whole never felt that much different. Has there been any big changes? What are they?
#2 Jul 04 2011 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
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You open your post wih how you want to take your time and explore every aspect of Eorzea. Making an effort. So why not just read the Lodestone frontpage too? All the information is on there. Or just play and find out what the changes are? I mean refusing to read it and asking for a quick fix of information here seems like the opposite of what you stated you wanted to do in your introduction.
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#3 Jul 04 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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RedGalka wrote:
You open your post wih how you want to take your time and explore every aspect of Eorzea. Making an effort. So why not just read the Lodestone frontpage too? All the information is on there.

Outside of the game, this board is all I know. Post a link and I'll check it out.

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Or just play and find out what the changes are? I mean refusing to read it and asking for a quick fix of information here seems like the opposite of what you stated you wanted to do in your introduction.

Lulz. I'm not "refusing" to do anything. I think you may have misunderstood me. I'm not looking for people to reveal the wonderful little gems this game has to offer but rather changes to gameplay mechanics like auto-attack and things like that. The kind of updates I would be aware of if I hadn't left for 3 months.

Thanks for your post anyway, I guess.



Edited, Jul 4th 2011 12:27pm by Tarcupix
#4 Jul 04 2011 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Tarcupix wrote:
RedGalka wrote:
You open your post wih how you want to take your time and explore every aspect of Eorzea. Making an effort. So why not just read the Lodestone frontpage too? All the information is on there.

Outside of the game, this board is all I know. Post a link and I'll check it out.

There's a link, right there, every time you go to log into the game.
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#5 Jul 04 2011 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Well don't I feel silly. I always race through that bit. Itwould be nice if someone could just post the highlights though?

#6 Jul 04 2011 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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I don't know much myself because I've only been back around 6 weeks but don't worry, not everyone playing FFXIV is as unfriendly as the two who replied to you here..
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#7 Jul 04 2011 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
Tarcupix wrote:
Well don't I feel silly. I always race through that bit. Itwould be nice if someone could just post the highlights though?

Really, I would just suggest just logging in and seeing what is what. Or do some more mining on the forums. I'd tell you what is newish, but I'm kinda just back too.

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I don't know much myself because I've only been back around 6 weeks but don't worry, not everyone playing FFXIV is as unfriendly as the two who replied to you here..
I don't understand why people playing this game aren't more welcoming to people coming back.
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#8 Jul 04 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Lubriderm Quick Hands wrote:
NoireFiction wrote:
I don't know much myself because I've only been back around 6 weeks but don't worry, not everyone playing FFXIV is as unfriendly as the two who replied to you here..
I don't understand why people playing this game aren't more welcoming to people coming back.


Yeah, it's becoming a weird forum, now. So many people are bitter and angry at SE that they frequently lash out at anyone trying to ask something about the actual game. Somebody made a humorous parody video about FFXIV and it turned into a flame war; somebody else started a thread about fighting a rank ~90 monster and got a wave of angry responses; now someone asks about coming back to the game and gets criticized for not doing their own research and staying off the forum.

It's been said before but it warrants repeating: SE screwed the game, but it's the player-base will doom it.
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yeah I had a similar experience in game... I logged in awhile ago to check things out and someone on my friends list sent me a tell... asked why they hadn't seen me in so long. I said (truthfully) that I had taken a break from XIV and was playing XI. They got all mad and started trash talking XI... and I was like "whatever, I have been having fun playing"

And then he was like "well why did you even bother logging in to XIV then? Why don't you just go play XI?" and then refused to talk to me further.

I was like, "W. T. F."

And I logged out of XIV and went and hung out with people who don't attack me on XI. It was another month before I bothered to even look around XIV again.

People need to take a chill pill.

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KaneKitty wrote:
Lubriderm Quick Hands wrote:
NoireFiction wrote:
I don't know much myself because I've only been back around 6 weeks but don't worry, not everyone playing FFXIV is as unfriendly as the two who replied to you here..
I don't understand why people playing this game aren't more welcoming to people coming back.


Yeah, it's becoming a weird forum, now. So many people are bitter and angry at SE that they frequently lash out at anyone trying to ask something about the actual game. Somebody made a humorous parody video about FFXIV and it turned into a flame war; somebody else started a thread about fighting a rank ~90 monster and got a wave of angry responses; now someone asks about coming back to the game and gets criticized for not doing their own research and staying off the forum.

It's been said before but it warrants repeating: SE screwed the game, but it's the player-base will doom it.


You all rather complain about negativity then give a positive answer to OP's question. Hypocrites.
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RedGalka wrote:
You all rather complain about negativity then give a positive answer to OP's question. Hypocrites.


It's not hypocritical to complain that people are mean to new players. It would only be hypocritical if we were mean to new players while doing so.

We were complaining about people being unwelcoming and unfriendly, not about people saying something negative; in fact, nobody even used the terms "negative" or "positive" in this entire thread aside from you. o_O

Really, the fact that you're trying to start an argument, and have already begun name-calling in your first post in this thread, leans closer toward hypocrisy than others who have posted... and closer to irony, too. XD


...Oh, but, welcome back, OP! *friendship hug* \(^_^)/
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#12 Jul 04 2011 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
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Tell the truth, you returned cause u heard a rumor that they released an auction house. NOP, there is none you can stop playing quit again already.
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KaneKitty wrote:
Somebody made a humorous parody video about FFXIV and it turned into a flame war...

Actually no. Someone voiced their opinion, as people often do in public forums, and was berated for it. That thread wasn't hostile until you ignored what had been posted, took something out of context and decided to put on your crusader cape.

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It's not hypocritical to complain that people are mean to new players. It would only be hypocritical if we were mean to new players while doing so.


Is it hypocritical to react negatively about something and then turn around and badmouth/karmabomb someone for the exact same thing?

To the OP:
These threads spring up on a weekly basis and the answer is always the same.

Lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com for a comprehensive list of changes, both recent and upcoming.

The game is still free. Take the few hours it would take to reinstall, log into the game and find out if you will like it enough to play it now.
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