Being someone with a brain I did look up some of these questions and many others most of which I got answers to but some I didn't or needed lets say a different type of answer to. Why this site you may ask? I grew up with ffxi (sad but true) but its good people taught me a lot. I used to spend many many many hours on allakazaham.com (w/e) and I assume this site is that just more updated... if im wrong let me know =P
1.) tech question, with some regard to ffxiv. I just bought an Asus CG1330-07 Desktop. While i realize it didnt get the best reviews... and it was 999 when it came out and it sold generally for 650 and cheapest it was "listed" was 549 it probably averaged at 500.00. I payed 350$, so for what i got i think i got a good deal. Yay.. or ... nay? and how will it run ffxiv?
2.)In the world of ffxi.. mages had it all. There really wasent much they couldnt do on their own if you had the right ****. But tbh Im a melee character at heart. Being as i played mainly melee in ffxi, should i play a mage this round. Now mind you I think i would be an excellent mage.. maybe not whm but just because i dont find it any fun.. blm'(ish) or rdm'(ish) and i know what the jobs are I was just using them as examples in term sof magic. When i played ffxi i made the mistake of creating a char.. deleting it.. creating it deleting it.. ect ect creating .. keeping.. getting ****** over by parents who said they would pay for it (this was when they deleted char data after 3 months of none use) if i got my grades up and when i did they said good you dont need video games.. which was really ****** up imo.. creating.. (lol) and eventually quit playing. All in all.. i got to paladin 75 once... plenty of level 37subs.. This time i would like to Focus on one account.... one char...lol and pimp him out. I was a big MLG player for halo and did that for several years. Attended events and even had a few pros stay over at my apartment a few times (^.^)b but all in all im a strategic player now, where when i started playing ffxi i was more into what looked cool... dual wielding .. lol My biggest concern is gear.. I do want my character to look cool.. and not like a douche.. i.e. puppet masters.. so.. Thoughts?
3.) What ive gathered --
- you change jobs with "soul stones"
-you have a sub job "soul stone"
-your sub job level doesnt exceed half of your main job (like ffxi)
you change job by changing your weapon
- unfortunately no classes can dual wield
- but it is in the coding to eventually happen
I still don't understand how the leveling system works. I don't understand if the leveling is fast or slow. Ive looked up guides that show you how to level 1-50 (give or take a few levels) solo, others that have said "If i put in a solid effort i could level a char to 50 in a week" and some that say you should level to 20 solo and then start grouping. What does the beaten path look like? tbh I'll have the most fun there.
Is there any major differences from the races stats in ffxiv that werent also apparent in ffxi?
tl;dr - lol not for you..