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#1 Feb 07 2012 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Just started playing about a week ago. But everything I research seems very outdated. Is it just me or am I missing something?
#2 Feb 07 2012 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
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They have "retooled" the game a number of times and in a number of ways in the last few months, and they are continuing to shift the mechanics to be more in line with what they are planning to use in version 2.0 coming out next year (according to Yoshida, there's a working version of 2.0 "on the shop floor" already).

Because it's expected that 2.0 will be a very different game since it's using a completely new engine and a new world, some sites have held off on keeping up-to-date. The 1.x version currently in use is going to be retired when 2.0 is released and only the characters (and their possessions) will be transferred to the new servers.

Edited, Feb 7th 2012 2:27pm by Xoie
#3 Feb 07 2012 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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You're in the same boat as me hehe. Ask here or on any forums if you have questions. I've been looking up for ressources online and found lot of interesting stuff, i'll post the links if it's related hehe

You can also look up some of the "i just got back" threads (like mine), there are some (probably) basic questions answered hehe
#4 Feb 07 2012 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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It's not just you. FFXIV is changing rapidly from patch to patch; The game right now is barely a shell of what is was when it officially launched and there are significantly more changes slated in the coming months.

Given this transformational setting and the game's lack of general popularity, justifying and finding the resources out there to gather such information doesn't make a lot of sense at the moment.

Edited, Feb 7th 2012 2:31pm by Whales
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#5 Feb 07 2012 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nope, you aren't missing anything. So much has changed in the last year it can be very easy to be looking at outdated information. Many sites that used to keep up to date seem to have grown stale.

If you are looking for something in particular let us know and I am sure someone can help you out.
#6 Feb 07 2012 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't just ask questions here, also ask on the official lodestone forums too.
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#7 Feb 07 2012 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
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Thank you all. I like the game so far. So I guess at this point, just play the game for fun and worrie about all the little things later when they have completed the game. By the sounds of it, soon it will be a new game all over again soon anyways.
#8 Feb 08 2012 at 12:45 PM Rating: Good
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Nope, you aren't missing anything, there's just nothing good out here. The game is in a constant state of flux, so any information is outdated by the time it gets posted online somewhere. Some of the in-game systems are too complex, 1/2 complete, 1/2 abandoned, or otherwise broken, that the few people who fully understand the mechanics don't bother to post about them anywhere.

Personally, I think the official Lodestone forums are a nightmare to navigate; I don't understand them all. They are poorly designed, poorly organized, and worthless IMO. The only thing the official forums did was hurt and detract from good communities like the one here at ZAM. (FFXI ZAM community was and still is one of the best online communities I've ever participated in).

Enjoy the game (if you can in it's current state), and if you want to understand or learn more about the game, finding a good LS and in-game friends is the best way to learn.
#9 Feb 08 2012 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you recommend a good linkshell to join....that is still somewhat active...and adding new players.
My toon is: Yoshimi Xiaoyu (Selbina)
Any information would be helpful and thank you all for postes above.
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