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#1 Oct 05 2011 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Hey guys & lovely FF14 community.

since patch 1.19 i'm interested again and created a new character. i like it how SE change the game, slowly ;)
but i have a question... what do you do? i am right now lvl6 and accepted all leave quests, i did 2-3 story quests, and now? should i just grind around or is there a "trick" to level my pug in an easy, shiny and funny way?

please tell how you did it, or what are you guys doing when no leaves ready, dont say monsterhatz all the time!

greetings!
#2 Oct 05 2011 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
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Patch 1.19 came out yesterday and everything has been fundamentally changed for the most part... people telling you how they leveled in previous game builds won't be applicable to the current build.

I'm going to assume it's the same as in any other game though...

Do quests
Do leve's
Do behest
Do story line
Do GC leve
Do GC quests (level 25 to get them)
Grind mobs solo
Grind mobs party
Do instance runs (R15 / R25 / R45)
Craft
#3 Oct 05 2011 at 11:43 AM Rating: Good
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This is still Square-Enix and a Japanese MMO, so the key word will always be "GRIND".
#4 Oct 05 2011 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
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From what I've been hearing in-game, it sounds like grinding solo is more difficult than before. However, it also sounds like the exp gains from partying have been improved significantly as well, with the addition of such things such as exp-chains. Basically SE has responded to previous criticisms that the incentive for joining/creating exp parties was not that great before. They still need to bring back a more usable and intuitive party search interface though I think before we can say this is "fixed". Also sounds like the need for mages in a party is greater now than before.
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#5 Oct 05 2011 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I am 48 now, and made my way there entirely on leves, duoing (the leves) with my girlfriend or teaming up with a few other people. When leves aren't up I crafted, gathered or leveled sub classes by grinding on mobs!

Leves are definitely a solid way to level, if you want to level faster than that, I suggest partying since the patch seems to have made it a more viable option.

Edited, Oct 5th 2011 12:47pm by RamseySylph
#6 Oct 05 2011 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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thx so far for your answers guys ;)
#7 Oct 05 2011 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
Leves and a few Raptor grind parties towards the end.
#8 Oct 05 2011 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
After your leves are done, try finding at least one other person to dou with.

Unless it has been changed, there is absolutely 0 SP penalty for douing, but you can kill monsters twice as fast.
#9 Oct 05 2011 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i play on lindblum, is there anything going on? hard to find a duo-partner these days ^^
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I also play on Lindblum, if you need any advice or need someone to make you gear, feel free to contact me. Ramsey Enten, I'm heading out and won't be on for a bit, but you can add me on your social list.
#11 Oct 05 2011 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I alway advise to first check out which skills you want for you character, and then work on obtaining those skills first to make a good foundation. Although which skills will be availible to other classes is changing drastically, there will still be universal skills you will want to have. These will also make those higher levels go faster. Murader, for example, has a low level HP drain attack. Thats pretty useful no matter what melee you are (I'm not sure if it will still be availible to everyone though).

***edit*** You will start to learn your levequests by ~30 (attainable at <L30). Some will have many enemies in them, such as Clearing Bentbranch/Tranquil/etc., or Levelshower. Always pick these if they are available and you will get the most EXP from Levequests. Use your Guardian Favour on these plentiful levelquests.

Edited, Oct 5th 2011 6:23pm by WolfOak
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#12 Oct 05 2011 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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In my experience before the patch?

Behest
Leves in between
Behest
Leves in between
Behest
Leves in between
Behest

With the new patch I'm not sure how the exp has been adjusted, but with the ability to 'store' leves, it's never been a better time to do my suggested routine.

What my brothers and I used to do was, during the weekend, leave yourself in at character selection, then log in and do behest every hour. It leaves you to do other stuff you have to or want to do (go to the gym, paint some miniatures, play other games), but still net you a good exp gain.

May not be the most 'efficient' way to do it, but my two gils.
#13 Oct 06 2011 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
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Low level leves are a joke. Don't waste your time with them as the rewards are god awful. Behests, same thing at low levels. ****** rewards for a lot of time investment. Really, the best ways to level it seems are to do quests, missions, and join parties. Even the quests and missions are really slow for leveling however, so really your best solution is to join parties.

You CAN grind mobs around your level or a couple below for ranks, but the pace is so agonizingly slow that you might decide to just bash your head in with your own keyboard rather than continue.

Don't worry though, once you get to level 30 it's easymode apparently, and exp flows like water. =P
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#14 Oct 06 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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BartelX wrote:
Don't worry though, once you get to level 30 it's easymode apparently, and exp flows like water. =P


Not to beat a dead horse, but isn't the kinda the exact opposite of the way it should work?
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#15 Oct 06 2011 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Whales wrote:
BartelX wrote:
Don't worry though, once you get to level 30 it's easymode apparently, and exp flows like water. =P


Not to beat a dead horse, but isn't the kinda the exact opposite of the way it should work?


The EXACT opposite if you ask me... but hey, I'm not a programmer for SE so what do I know.
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#16 Oct 06 2011 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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how you guys earn money or items, quest rewards available? i am lvl13 and still run around with my lvl1 equipment ;\
#17 Oct 06 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
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MystarTwenty wrote:
how you guys earn money or items, quest rewards available? i am lvl13 and still run around with my lvl1 equipment ;\


Look around town for quests, also try other nations for quests, but yes, there are quests that offer rewards, including gil and occasionally equipment.
#18 Oct 06 2011 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
BartelX wrote:
Low level leves are a joke. Don't waste your time with them as the rewards are god awful. Behests, same thing at low levels. sh*tty rewards for a lot of time investment. Really, the best ways to level it seems are to do quests, missions, and join parties. Even the quests and missions are really slow for leveling however, so really your best solution is to join parties.

You CAN grind mobs around your level or a couple below for ranks, but the pace is so agonizingly slow that you might decide to just bash your head in with your own keyboard rather than continue.

Don't worry though, once you get to level 30 it's easymode apparently, and exp flows like water. =P


Agreed. Needs to be rebalanced.
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