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#1 Apr 22 2012 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
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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)

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you change job by changing your weapon

also

- 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..
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#2 Apr 23 2012 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
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#3 Apr 23 2012 at 2:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just as a warning, that desktop won't run FF14 very well, as it doesn't meet the minimum specified requirements for the game. I'm unsure if you'd be able to get it to playable levels by playing at lower settings/resolution, but you definitely wouldn't be getting good performance.
#4OverdriiveX, Posted: Apr 23 2012 at 4:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It doesnt meet minimum requirements? What are you talking about?
#5 Apr 23 2012 at 4:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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OverdriiveX wrote:
lol your kinda stupid.


And you're making a first impression as a troll. Don't ask for advice if you don't want it.
#6 Apr 23 2012 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
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um excuse me, i was not trolling. I was right, i know computers and clearly that person doesnt. How dare you call me a troll because someone posted unfactual evidence on my thread. I provided evidence and backed up my facts.
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#7 Apr 23 2012 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
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#8 Apr 23 2012 at 4:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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OverdriiveX wrote:
um excuse me, i was not trolling. I was right, i know computers and clearly that person doesnt. How dare you call me a troll because someone posted unfactual evidence on my thread. I provided evidence and backed up my facts.


If you knew computers, you'd know a Radeon 5450 benches a lot worse than a Radeon 2900. You're below the minimum requirement.
#9 Apr 23 2012 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
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your right i am below but i guess my point is i can run ffxiv fine
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#10 Apr 23 2012 at 9:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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OverdriiveX wrote:
your right i am below but i guess my point is i can run ffxiv fine


I believe the words you're looking for are "I'm sorry, Susanoh."
#11 Apr 24 2012 at 3:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Heh, I have to admit that wasn't the response I was expecting. Thanks for backing me up though, Xioe. Smiley: nod

Overdrive, I'd just like to point out that I actually did respond to help you out. You asked for advice about how your computer would run FFXIV so I checked out the specs and noticed noticed that the GPU is well below modern gaming standards, and the minimum requirements listed for this game, as Xioe has pointed out. I honestly don't know how well FFXIV runs on lower settings with a setup such as yours, which is why I stated that I was unsure of whether it would be playable or not, but I thought it was at least worth noting that the system didn't meet minimum requirements so that you could keep it in mind, in case you were to think about upgrading, or so you wouldn't be shocked if you didn't achieve performance you were comfortable with, for example.

With that said, for future reference, insulting people who give you advice when you ask for it is rude, and very odd behavior. I mean, even if I was wrong, and your system had met the listed minimum requirements, you could simply point that out without tossing insults and I could post a friendly post of acknowledgement in response, such as "whoops, my bad!" Smiley: nod
#12 Apr 24 2012 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
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like i said, other guy was right. Making you too.
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#13 Apr 24 2012 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
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either way hi nice to meet you i dont like arguing online and ive had a lot of negative criticism about my computer be posted so i may have read it in a negative fashion. I paid 350$ so i know what i got was worth it. I know about computers to a degree the 2900 is new so my bad. I also take offense to being called a troll I have no problem admitting when Im wrong but I was under the impression the HD58w/e being higher then the 2900 meant better since up usually does. I have never trolled a forum in my life, I have better things to do lol

moving on i still need answers to my other questions so hopefully yourselves or someone else can answer them.
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#14 Apr 25 2012 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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OverdriiveX wrote:


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)

or

you change job by changing your weapon



There are classes and jobs. There are 7 starting Disciple of War classes. These can be changed by equipping different weapons.
There isn't a sub job level as such. You can equip some of the other classes abilities to you own class, except for some exclusive abilities. And some of these abilities will work at a reduced rate to their main class.

The amount of extra abilities you can add increases as your main class level increases. And of course you need to have gained the other classes ability on that class to use it.

At level 30 you can start job quests, you will need to have also levelled a particular class to 15 to do this. (e.g. Monk requires Pugilist 30 and 15 Lancer, Paladin requires Gladiator 30 and Conjurer 15).

After you have completed the quest you can equip/unequip the stone to change between class/job.

Using the job gains you extra job specific abilities, after you have unlocked them by doing various quests (e.g. Monks Hundred Fists) and also reduces the number of abilities you can use from other classes and from only 2 specific classes. (e.g Monk can only use Lancer and Archer abilities, Paladin can only use Marauder and Conjurer abilities.)

Your job and class will gain xp at the same time, which ever you happen to be. So if your Monk is level 40, your Pugilist will also be 40 when you switch and vice versa.

It is understood that classes are supposed to be better for solo / small parties and jobs are more geared for larger parties. But most jobs can still solo pretty well.

Also there is currently no Dual wielding job. But this could change in future updates.

Edited, Apr 25th 2012 6:23pm by scotchio

Edited, Apr 25th 2012 6:26pm by scotchio
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