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#1 May 09 2012 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi, if anyone get back to FF14 by the welcome back campaign? As I read that the campaign should have already started, but I still cannot get back into the game ...
#2 May 09 2012 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
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Doesn't start for another 30 minutes
#3 May 09 2012 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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Gungnir, I AM IN YOU.
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#4 May 09 2012 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone able to get their 10 days thingie activated yet?
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#5 May 09 2012 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, make sure your service account is active only, and you should be good.
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#6 May 09 2012 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks. Worked :)
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#7 May 09 2012 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
Yup, and I've already logged out. I really think at this point I'll just have to wait until 2.0, the battle feels the same, no one's using the seek function, and shouts in Ul'Dah are nothing but level 50 activities. If you actually have a linkshell with lower level players, it might be enjoyable, but otherwise, it feels the same as it did in December. Add all the events you want, if no one's doing the basic of basics in leveling and what not, hard to enjoy an MMO or get anywhere solo.

The other thing, try getting into a linkshell for 10 days of gameplay, an established one that actually does a ton of stuff.
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#8 May 09 2012 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
Yup, and I've already logged out. I really think at this point I'll just have to wait until 2.0, the battle feels the same, no one's using the seek function, and shouts in Ul'Dah are nothing but level 50 activities. If you actually have a linkshell with lower level players, it might be enjoyable, but otherwise, it feels the same as it did in December. Add all the events you want, if no one's doing the basic of basics in leveling and what not, hard to enjoy an MMO or get anywhere solo.

The other thing, try getting into a linkshell for 10 days of gameplay, an established one that actually does a ton of stuff.


Yeah, I'm noticing some shouts, but no one actually talking, and personal preference, I like to see people ACTUALLY talking in an MMO. I do see some modest tweaks and most things do seem marginally peppier, which is nice, but I know no one's gonna bring us interlopers back into shells for 10 days so it'll be 10 days of grinding leves.

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#9 May 09 2012 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone else having trouble looging in for Welcome Back on Sargatanas? I've reactivaed my account but whenever I try to log in it says that its in maintance. The server is up however.
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#10 May 10 2012 at 12:27 AM Rating: Good
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hexaemeron wrote:
I know no one's gonna bring us interlopers back into shells for 10 days so it'll be 10 days of grinding leves.


Can't tell if serious. You're going to use your 10 day pass grinding leves? Actually nevermind. I was going to leave a long list of things you should rather be doing, but I honestly can't think of anything since you're not capped. I'm not even sure there is much of a point to rejoining for 10 days. You'll be able to grind high enough to participate in something new the day before you get kicked again lol
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#11 May 10 2012 at 7:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
hexaemeron wrote:
I know no one's gonna bring us interlopers back into shells for 10 days so it'll be 10 days of grinding leves.


Can't tell if serious. You're going to use your 10 day pass grinding leves? Actually nevermind. I was going to leave a long list of things you should rather be doing, but I honestly can't think of anything since you're not capped. I'm not even sure there is much of a point to rejoining for 10 days. You'll be able to grind high enough to participate in something new the day before you get kicked again lol


Well, there really isn't anything else I can do, is there? I mean, I doubt anyone's partying at lower levels. The only shouts I saw were for Ifrit, Garuda and AF. With the game being so top-heavy, I think my options are limited.
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#12 May 10 2012 at 9:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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hexaemeron wrote:
Well, there really isn't anything else I can do, is there?


I can think of a ton of things to do, but none of them relate to XIV...

WB campaign needed to be a month long. I get the feeling that the majority of people left the game in a position similar to yours and will be welcomed back to nothing but slightly lower wait times on their leves and a few extra NPCs who will rub in the fact that they aren't high enough to really participate in anything they would want to try =/
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HaibaneRenmei wrote:
30 bucks is almost free

cocodojo wrote:
Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
#13 May 10 2012 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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You can easily get level 20 in a few days.

Main Scenario Quests, Sidequests, join grand company at level 22.
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#14 May 10 2012 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
You can easily get level 20 in a few days.

Main Scenario Quests, Sidequests, join grand company at level 22.


I guess I can grin and bear it for two levels and try that 20-22 content.
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#15 May 10 2012 at 10:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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yeah I got sucked into minecraft last night. Might try to activate later today. 10 days is a bit bogus, but maybe I can finish up my grand company quests and get a chocobo and the gobbue mount.

And fish a bit in gridania cause I do miss that.
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#16 May 10 2012 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
The initial part of the Grand Companies is really not that fun (unless it's changed). I had done up to acquiring the Chocobo's and it's essentially the same missions for each nation with a different backdrop. The worst part is it can take a few hours to get all of this done and do the same run here, fight this guy, go back to starting point 3 times.
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#17 May 10 2012 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
The initial part of the Grand Companies is really not that fun (unless it's changed). I had done up to acquiring the Chocobo's and it's essentially the same missions for each nation with a different backdrop. The worst part is it can take a few hours to get all of this done and do the same run here, fight this guy, go back to starting point 3 times.


Boy, that sounds... spellbinding and riveting.
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#18 May 10 2012 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
The initial part of the Grand Companies is really not that fun (unless it's changed). I had done up to acquiring the Chocobo's and it's essentially the same missions for each nation with a different backdrop. The worst part is it can take a few hours to get all of this done and do the same run here, fight this guy, go back to starting point 3 times.


Nothing has changed. I did this quest for two weeks ago and had to do the beginning quests for all nations.
#19 May 10 2012 at 12:19 PM Rating: Good
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Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
The initial part of the Grand Companies is really not that fun (unless it's changed). I had done up to acquiring the Chocobo's and it's essentially the same missions for each nation with a different backdrop. The worst part is it can take a few hours to get all of this done and do the same run here, fight this guy, go back to starting point 3 times.


Yeah, there is a reason I didn't complete these quests before it went pay to play. It was pretty frigging tedious. That said, I would like to have a personal chocobo so I will suck it up.
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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#20 May 10 2012 at 3:21 PM Rating: Good
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Gets better, but yes you need to enlist first.

The last fight so far has you going in a boss fight against a magitek machine. It's a level 50 fight and not soloable.

But you likely won't get that far in 10 days. To be fair though, the starter missions of any storyline won't have you do anything stand-out, you're not even a Private Third Class.
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#21 May 11 2012 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
Oh, got the e-mail, better late than never I suppose.
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#22 May 11 2012 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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hexaemeron wrote:
Montsegurnephcreep wrote:
Yup, and I've already logged out. I really think at this point I'll just have to wait until 2.0, the battle feels the same, no one's using the seek function, and shouts in Ul'Dah are nothing but level 50 activities. If you actually have a linkshell with lower level players, it might be enjoyable, but otherwise, it feels the same as it did in December. Add all the events you want, if no one's doing the basic of basics in leveling and what not, hard to enjoy an MMO or get anywhere solo.

The other thing, try getting into a linkshell for 10 days of gameplay, an established one that actually does a ton of stuff.


Yeah, I'm noticing some shouts, but no one actually talking, and personal preference, I like to see people ACTUALLY talking in an MMO. I do see some modest tweaks and most things do seem marginally peppier, which is nice, but I know no one's gonna bring us interlopers back into shells for 10 days so it'll be 10 days of grinding leves.

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Chatting occurs, just not in shout and public channels. Linkshells are as chatty as ever from my observations. Shout-chats, not so much, but honestly I don't mind that all that much. As far as chatterboxing in XP parties - you should not have enough time to do that if your party is going well. Partying is pretty frantic/fast paced.

Things you might want to get your fingers around in the 10 days you are here.

Job system: Unlock a job, get your first ability, understand the differences between playing a job and playing a class.
Combo System: They revamped TP and you'll get a good first taste at combos at 30 no problem. And it shouldn't take you 10 days to reach level 30 just with Leves.
Crafting Revamps: They're not completely done yet, but they've been some changes there as well. Changing the system to turn based will keep you from busting if you have to afk quick, so keep that in mind.
Market Wards: The revamps to allow each person to browse each city from any city is nice take a look and see if it helps make the day to day pass better for ya.
Leveling Pacing: Doing Leves with Rested Exp makes leveling fairly easy to do solo no matter what the job/class now.

Sad that you're on Gungnir, I'd play with ya if you were on Excalibur.

Anyways, those are just some things to take a look at while you're in. I think the Welcome Back Campaign should have come with a specific event for the people returning, but awell. Honestly this probably would have been better timed at the releace of 2.0.


Edited, May 11th 2012 9:52am by Hyrist
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