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#1 Apr 11 2012 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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So I came back to the game to get a feel for all the changes pre 2.0, I must say the game has truly improved. I won't get into what I think needs to be fixed etc... as that has already been posted and I believe Yoshi and Crew have direction on what to get going on.

As far as Gil goes, it seems easy enough to obtain but I haven't really had to do much spending yet, so therefore I'm not too sure if the amount that I have/gain will be a "concern". My question is to those who have higher levels and have been playing for a while now... How is Gil accumulation vs consumption in your experiences? I'm not sure many would be ok sharing the Gil amount they have, but I do wonder what the Avg Gil amount is among "seasoned" players.
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#2 Apr 11 2012 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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My gil is quickly dwindling. I'm well below 10mil and dropping faster. The things that used to give a ton of gil no longer do, but the prices in the wards have more or less stayed the same. Arrows and Food are depleting my stock and I'm not taking the time to farm or play the market like I did during release. Having said that I think I could easily generate a couple million over a weekends play time... I'd just rather play since there are so many people doing so many things ^.^
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#3 Apr 11 2012 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I am on the revers of Perrin. My gil is growing at a steady rate, things that used to give ton no longer do, but there's more then one way to skin a beast. Prices have more or less hit a plateau so currently things are fairly stable for the majority of things in the wards. Depending on what class (DoW/M) you play arrows can hurt your wallet, as for food i don't use any outside of Ifrit/Moog or Dungeons. If you want 3% exp boost any consumable droped will give that for 30min. And yes even after the changes one can generate a few mil in a short window of time if that becomes a concern.
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#4 Apr 11 2012 at 12:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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For everyday use (buying arrows, food, airship, etc) I find that doing leves, quests keeps my gil about even. The only way it drops significantly is if I go materia crazy. Either with the materia itself or pre-melded stuff. Otherwise, even if I drop a few mil on some upgrades, I can make it back fairly quick - sometimes even just by mining a stack of whatever. That said, I'm not much of a gil hoarder, so I usually pick a place, like 20 million, and sit at it. If I make more then I go on a spending spree, if I dip below then I stop and farm/craft to bring it back up. That way if I find some awesome equipment I have to own, I have the flexibility to just buy it without worrying about having enough on-hand.

That said, I think gil is way easy to get but materia can make it go fast.
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#5 Apr 11 2012 at 11:33 PM Rating: Excellent
Gil has never been hard to make or spend in this game for me. If I concentrate, make the right item (usually around a patch) I can make quite a lot of gil but at the time of release of the patch new gear is also released and if I don't have it drop I sometimes buy it so things often balance out. I am currently hovering above the 40 mil mark. 15 mil on one retainer that I don't touch and 25 on the other. I keep very little gil on my character because I am liable to spend it all on a whim!

Trust me for a player that has played since launch this is not a high amount at all. I have friends with excess of 100 mil.
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#6 Apr 13 2012 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been wanting to make a topic like this for awhile now. I played for just a few months after launch [as well as the open beta], and in the last week or so that I played I managed a racket that pulled in 5 mil pretty quickly. I think that may have been impressive at the time, but it seems that its not really all that much now. If I remember correctly, I took advantage of the lack of plumed bronze hatchets in the market on Palamecia. I found several crafters to make all the parts I needed in bulk, and payed them handsomely, than started selling the things wholesale.

I've been trying to decide if I should start a new character when I come back to the game, to see any new early content, or just keep the one I have, for convenience. My character had lancer, carpenter, and botenist at around the Lv20 area, and the initial story missions completed upto that point, as well as the gil I mentioned earlier.

I guess 5mil wouldn't go along way now. Would it be hard to get back? and was it even all that impressive in the early months after release?
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#7 Apr 14 2012 at 1:13 AM Rating: Good
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^ There is hardly any "new early content" majority of it is level 50 stuff so you're better off sticking to what you gave.
#8 Apr 15 2012 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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What's the best approach for new players like myself to make gil? I just started playing 2 days ago. Thus far I've been selling crystals, shards and materials (to NPC vendors) that I acquired from killing sheeps and rats.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
#9 Apr 16 2012 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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atticus93 wrote:
What's the best approach for new players like myself to make gil? I just started playing 2 days ago. Thus far I've been selling crystals, shards and materials (to NPC vendors) that I acquired from killing sheeps and rats.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


Don't NPC crystals/shards. They do sell quick in the wards, even though the profit margin is alot lower now it's still much higher than NPCing them. Also if you're getting alot of similar drops it might be best to sell stacks of them vs NPCing. You can also play the market, if there's only a few of something then buy it out and sell it slightly higher, but it's a gamble as someone may likely have enough stacks to undercut you and you'll run out of cash trying to keep them off the market.

Also you can make quite a bit of gil by completing the quests you're eligible for.
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#10 Apr 18 2012 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Also check NPC vendor prices on something like Mooglebox and compare what is currently being sold in the wards to see if its worth putting up or not. There are so surprisingly low level things that are worth a lot of gil that many crafters can't be bothered to farm but will pay out good gil for you to sell. What might seem small fry gil to them might make a huge difference to you. As soon as you make a decent amount of gil it' much easier to make more. Think about it as investment capital, the more you have the more likely your rewards will be higher.
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