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#1 Apr 07 2012 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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A thread that allows players to find friends from FFXI or another game on FFXIV?

Something like this, and updated regularly for people to search through.

*You post this*
Server on FFXI:
Name:
Time Period:
Server on FFXIV:
Name on FFXIV:

Then Throw it into a server breakdown for that game. Then as names come up it would look like this:

*It is compiled like this*
FFXI Server 1
Player A; 2004-2008; Currently on FFXIV Server AA under Player aa
Player B; 2002-2005; Currently on FFXIV Server AC under Player bb
Player C; 2008-2010; Currently on FFXIV Server AC under Player cc
Player D; 2006 - 08 and 2010 - 12; Currently on FFXIV Server AB under Player dd
Player E; 2004-2012; Currently on FFXIV Server AD under Player ee

FFXI Server 2
Player A; 2002-2012; Currently on FFXIV Server AB under Player aa
Player B; 2004-20012; Currently on FFXIV Server AD under Player bb
Player C; 2008-2010; Currently on FFXIV Server AC under Player cc
Player D; 2008-2010; Currently on FFXIV Server AC under Player dd
Player E; 2004-2007; Currently on FFXIV Server AD under Player ee

**Clearly there should be an easier way to look at it all. That would become a wall of text so some cosmetic changes would make it more friendly.**

And so on. Have it in alphabetical order for easy searching. I think this would allow a greater sense of camaraderie and companionship. I know there are tons of old friends I will never see again, even if they play FFXIV, because we will both have to change our names, more than likely. I'm sure some would never want to see some old players but I think overall this would be a cool thing and would benefit the community, especially when 2.0 drops and more and more people come knocking.

If anyone is up to that challenge take the reins. Modify as needed, what ever, I think the idea would be cool and I noticed a few other people asking for something like this. ****, if people start posting their info here, I might just do it myself. If it goes well, maybe it could become a sticky.

Edited, Apr 7th 2012 10:08pm by WFOAssassin
#2 Apr 08 2012 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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People could just respond to this thread and then other people could use the forum search feature to search for their old player names... Good idea though (other than people don't like to use search)
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#3 Apr 08 2012 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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If someone is planning on making a database...

Server on FFXI: Garuda (2003-2007), Titan (2007-2010)
Name: Grover
Time Period: 2003-2010
Server on FFXIV: Figaro (2010-2012), Aegis (2012-Present)
Name on FFXIV: Grover Eyeveen

I no longer play Final Fantasy XI as I don't like the direction that game has gone in, so I silently retired at the end of 2010 after they concluded the Wings storyline.





Edited, Apr 8th 2012 9:59am by UltKnightGrover
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#4 Apr 09 2012 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I can manage the list if enough people post their data.
#5 Apr 10 2012 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Server on FFXI: Carbuncle
Name:Lythe
Time Period: US release to present (I don't really log in, but am active)
Server on FFXIV:Mysidia/Gugnir
Name on FFXIV: Lythe Jade
#6 Apr 10 2012 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
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Have you considered that maybe (just maybe) some people may not want to be linked to a character from FFXI?
I know people with horrible reputations in XI, who have grown up/turned a new leaf in XIV and would like nothing more then to "let sleeping dog's lie".
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#7 Apr 10 2012 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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TwiddleDee wrote:
Have you considered that maybe (just maybe) some people may not want to be linked to a character from FFXI?
I know people with horrible reputations in XI, who have grown up/turned a new leaf in XIV and would like nothing more then to "let sleeping dog's lie".


It's doubtful that people who wish to remain anonymous would would willingly post their information for inclusion into such a database. Such a resource as described by the OP would be completely voluntary, as there's no official documentation or armory-type system from SE that links FFXI to FFXIV accounts.

If you're referring to people submitting the names of others, in so much as a community-based reporting type system: "avoid Joebob in FFXIV, he's Bobjoe from FFXI and he once trained a bunch of goblins on me" I can't promise you such wouldn't happen but I'd imagine it wouldn't be common, nor the purpose of such a lookup.

The OP just wishes to have a way to connect with old friends from FFXI who might be playing this game. If someone had such a negative reputation from FFXI that the risk of multiple people posting their new FFXIV information is a tangible possibility, I'd say they only have themselves to blame.



Edited, Apr 10th 2012 3:30pm by Whales
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#8 Apr 10 2012 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Server on FFXI: Caitsith
Name: Illuminatus
Time Period: 2007-2010ish?
Server on FFXIV: (none yet)
Name on FFXIV: (none yet)

Looking for my Caitsith friends :(
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#9 Apr 10 2012 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Whales wrote:
The OP just wishes to have a way to connect with old friends from FFXI who might be playing this game. If someone had such a negative reputation from FFXI that the risk of multiple people posting their new FFXIV information is a tangible possibility, I'd say they only have themselves to blame.


Well i do understand the wishes of the OP, and like him i would love to see if any of the people i spend 8 years with on XI are in XIV. And though i did use the word "reputation" it was for purpose of example only, as there are multiple reasons why one may choose not to share link XI identity with XIV. I have on more then one occasion invited people to my LS back in the day. Who have been mistreated in other LS's, and after leaving said LS the old leader(s) would spread false rumors so said member would not be able to join a respectable LS.
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#10 Apr 10 2012 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I understand the concerns. However,

1) If you do not wish to be found, DO NOT post your information

2) I have no intention of taking names that are not your own because someone may not wish to be found, see the first rule. So saying Player V is Player J will not go in the database.

3) It is possible that someone may see your FFXI data and say something that may be false or negative about you or another person. I don't anticipate people reading all the posts to see who is who but rather the database post which would be edited and reedited for the purpose of updating the database. SO, if post 20 says don't play with Player H who is Player HH from FFXI, I don't think anyone will see it because I wont add it up top.

4) There are more than one server if you don't like one person don't join, or now you know who to avoid. Its up to us to leave that player alone if we don't like them. Not to be a malicious player, let them build their own reputation on FFXIV people will know really fast who is someone they want to be around. Personally there is only one person on FFXI that I would love to avoid at all costs. If I knew who they were in FFXIV it would help me do that but who knows, six years ago was a long time, maybe things have changed since then. Regardless though, that is not the point of this posting

I want people to be able to connect with old friends. We all have memories of FFXI and the people involved. I remember my first linkshell and about 10 people on it that were very good friends with me and each other. However, when I went to Iraq for 16months, they all quit within a short period of time, so I missed out on connecting with them outside of FFXI, if that was to happen. I am sure these people are playing FFXIV, some anyway, and this would be a good way to connect again. What about people that remember me and want to connect with me. Maybe I made that impression on them, this would help them as well. I like the dialog on this post, once something is established we can move it to a more official posting.

**I will also add players that are not on FFXIV yet to their old server list. That way maybe someone will say "Hi, remember me? Come to this server or lets start together" you get the idea.**

#11 Apr 10 2012 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Server on FFXI: Shiva
Name: Bek
Time Period: 2003 - 2005, 2008-2010
Server on FFXIV: Balmung
Name on FFXIV Bek Ohmsford
#12 Apr 10 2012 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Server on FFXI: Shiva
Name: Buttsniffa
Time Period: 2002-04
Server on FFXIV: Gungnir
Name on FFXIV: Janine Bennett
#13 Apr 10 2012 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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Actually there was:
http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=51&mid=1244836953216338642

But it fizzled out in December 2010..
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#14 Apr 10 2012 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Was a good try but with the super crazy start of FFXIV, I can see why that happened. But pre and post 2.0 it should come back to life. I am one who joined after this last update and not the only one either. As time comes closer to 2.0 more and more will join...
#15 May 05 2012 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Server on FFXI: Bismarck
Name: Ziya
Time Period: (2003-2007)
Server on FFXIV: Excalibur
Name on FFXIV: Ziya Stoneale

I played for the longest time and I just kind of watched my buds drift away If any of them are around I'd like to be pals again. You know who you are =D
#16 May 05 2012 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, I have joined FFXIV ans I will add my data. There are people posting, so I would like to get this going. Let me get a few more people and I will make a database myself. Tell a few people to add their data. Maybe this being bumped up will help a little. I will bump it in a few weeks and then see what happens. Thanks to those that have posted.


Server on FFXI: Pandemonium consolidated to Asura
Name: AssassLn
Time Period: 2004 to 2012
Server on FFXIV: Excalibur
Name on FFXIV: Deadly Assassin
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