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#1 Jan 06 2012 at 12:59 AM Rating: Default
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Looking to check back someday, but what got me out of FFXIV is those "repeat leves" that is out of the question. I am trying to catch up on end-game info, but if leveling still the same, i don't want to touch it.

FFXI was nice, various way to level. Played SWTOR and i couldn't stand those repeat kill X, deliver X quests. Would be nice to see newer way to leveling (something like FFXI-abyss would be nice too).

So my question is, what is it like to level now?
#2 Jan 06 2012 at 1:08 AM Rating: Default
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From what I read power leveling is all the rage, go afk level up.

#3 Jan 06 2012 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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The way leves work has been changed a little. Instead of just 8 every, what, 36 hours (?), you are now given a pool of credits. Each credit buys 1 leve. Every 12 hours, you get 4 more credits. Doesn't matter if you've logged in or not, so you likely have 100 credit by now (the max). Yes, you still repeat them, I guess. But now, once you have a bunch of credits saved up, you can just keep spamming them until you run out of credits. This means you can usually get to the next tier (which means new places to level, as well as new leves) in a day or so. I went from 30 to 40 mostly solo in 2 days and 60 leves. Set Homepoint in Uldah, buy 8 leves (4 for one aetheryte, 4 for another aytheryte), Chocobo to the first aetheryte, do the leves, port to the second aetheryte, do the leves, Return to Uldah, repeat. Yeah, it won't take long until you start seeing the same leves again, but there isn't a single MMO in the world that doesn't require grinding of some sort to level. Doesn't matter if it's grinding kills (FFXI), grinding quests (WoW), or grinding leves. If you get sick of leves, you can always look for a party.
#4 Jan 08 2012 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Once you get to 15-20 you can start grouping. Leveling is faster, although those first solo levels are still a bit slow. Once you start grouping, exp can really fly. You can get to 50 pretty fast really.
#5 Jan 08 2012 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Some dude who joined my LS 2 weeks ago has 3 50s already.

He got his first in 3 days.
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#6 Jan 09 2012 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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My wife and I duoed with our thms this weekend and went from 30-40 without many issues. Played around trying to find good spots to level. When we hit 40, we moved out to a party killing raptors. 3 thms in place of a healer (as we couldn't find a con), it was slower than having a con by far, but wasn't bad, still got 2+ levels in a couple hours of play.

With so many people already at 50, it hard to setup a party without a healer (hardest spot to fill now). But, yeah, duoing seems to be the best option in light of partying, but, if you can get at least one healer, a party can be great for exp.
#7 Jan 09 2012 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Urste wrote:
Doesn't matter if you've logged in or not, so you likely have 100 credit by now (the max).

Unfortunately, no... I don't think so. I hadn't logged in when they made that change for a couple months and when I talked to the npc I still only had the old maximum... after that I started being able to collect up to 99
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#8 Jan 10 2012 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
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thanks, i guess i will give it a try next month when the billing cycle restart.
#9 Jan 10 2012 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
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tpgsoldier wrote:
From what I read power leveling is all the rage, go afk level up.

You heard wrong. No one is going to PL you unless you are an old friend. Even if they will, they are doing you a disservice. Getting PL = being bad at level cap, because you have no experience in your class.

New players are almost at a advantage relative to those who reached 50 before 1.20, as the battle mechanics have COMPLETELY changed. You have to re-learn your class(es). Doing this now means you learn as you level, which is best/like creating a new character in a stable game.

I still had many classes that I leveled in 1.20 which is great to learn the mechanics as you earn XP. For the others, I've had to resort to GC leves and Spiritbind parties to relearn (I'm actually still in the process for one or two classes).

As far as XP parties go these days, I find it much easier than before (say, around launch). With a full party leveling against the proper group of mobs (4-5 levels ahead of the party, with 1-3 links) you'll earn about 80-120K XP/hour depending upon how good your group is.

tl;dr - yes, leveling is better/easier now in a group. no, PL is not what the game is about like the whambulance would like you to believe.
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#10 Jan 10 2012 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been solo levling my jobs and from what I see it's the "end game" people with Ifrit weapons PL other jobs into the 40s for the fight. The rest is just GC leves Trio and Duo and a few soloers.It's funny to see a group come to Treespeak and blast through 5 or 10 levels and leave.

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