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#102 Jun 15 2012 at 11:32 PM Rating: Good
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grove im gonna start on aegis
#103 Jun 16 2012 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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That's also the official Reddit Server! www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv
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#104 Jun 16 2012 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
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What is the official reddit server ?

Also zoom, aegis is a pretty cool server, i just remade there, and already got invited to a LS.

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#105 Jun 16 2012 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I started in Ul'dah, i am a warrior, i started doing that quest where you sell that flower for 2kgil then i went to the camp, with 4 leves did 2 at one star, the other 2 at 2 stars i was lvl 4-5, then i killed monsters till i was level 7, went back grabbed the other 4 leves did them at 3 stars, got level 8, i had 4Kgil (i get 180gil per leve )

My main wepon upgrade a level 8 sword cost 12k on the merchant in the wards, on the wards themselvs is not being sold, with the 4kgil i had i bought a shield level 5 for 3.5k from the merchant(So i could use aegis boom etc) i went ahead and did the other part of the sand whatever quest, the one where you go to the camp with the cat girl and you get 5K, and thats what i got


Ok. You're not NPCing your loot, are you?

Some stuff is ok to NPC (that's how I got by) but others you can make a good deal more in the markets. As you're stationed in Ul'dah it should be easy to just check in occasionally and keep your Retainer up to stock.

Also, some clarifications here.

'Warriors' Don't use swords, Gladiators do.
'Warrior' is also a job, you're probably referring to Marauder, as Gladiator's first NPC sword upgrade is level 13.

The 4 k item is a fair price range. Leves starter level do 140-240 per leve not including difficulty bonus, and straight gil from chest. The remainder of your income comes form mob loot and crystals which you can market or NPC for sufficient income.

Don't worry about being overleveled in your gear for grinding. Buy upgrades when you can and be sure you're selling the stuff you're getting that you're not using immediately. (Don't worry, you'll get plenty of crystals and shards, right now, you need raw currency.) When you get bored of leves, look for local quests or storyline quests to complete.

But make no mistake, that little two-level trip killing monsters instead of doing leves, hurt your income, especially if you're not selling loot.

Something to help you a bit...

www.mooglebox.com
Item information, monster location map. Whole bunch of goodies on that site. I mention it because of its map feature for you. If you like hunting down monsters, you can track locations of monsters with loot that is profitable (You'll have to look in your Market Wards). Then track down and kill some. Warning though, usually the most lucrative monsters tend to have competition. Though, as a Marauder you should be able to hold your own.
#106 Jun 16 2012 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah i meant Gladiator.
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#107 Jun 16 2012 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Aegis is the official server reddit uses mostly.
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#108 Jun 16 2012 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Ostia wrote:
Yeah i meant Gladiator.


If I were you I would thank Hyrist for helping me out a bit. Shall I thank him for you?
#109 Jun 16 2012 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
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MrMissile wrote:
Ostia wrote:
Yeah i meant Gladiator.


If I were you I would thank Hyrist for helping me out a bit. Shall I thank him for you?


Go Ahead! Knock Yourself Out!!!

BTW: There are 2 upgrades to gladiator wepons before level 13, bronze gladius lvl 8 and a dagger lvl 8-9.

I can only do 8 leves per day right ?

Anyways Thanks for clearing up a few things hyrist :)
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#110 Jun 16 2012 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Nah. That changed.

You store up to a total of 99 leves now, and you get a set amount per day. You've likely got a large back-stock of Leves waiting for you to use, actually. The guy at the counter will tell you the amount of Leves you've got left to use. They store up very quickly, especially if you don't get to play every day.

The level 8 Bronze Gladius, and Dagger are marked 'dated' which means the weapon won't exist once 2.0 hits. I'd recommend staying away from them if you can. They're ok to use if you're only using them in the short short term, but as we're less than three months away, be sure you cash them back into either gil or meteria before service ends.

As an alternative, there's a level 5 Dagger you can use bought from the shop right next to the head of the Adventurer's Guild. You can find them in the guild as Merchant Markers with stars by the bag icon.

#111 Jun 16 2012 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
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started playing as pug. Think I'm level 5 now. I really dont have any problems with the game yet. It seemed clunky at first but then I pulled out my usb keyboard and its fine. Things do seem to be a little slow at times, but maybe I just need to get used to it. Also, I'm not sure what to do with my random stuff? Im focusing on pug, leather, and mining. Not really sure if I should put any of the mob items i get on a retainer and what the going rates are. I started in that pirate town and i've done.... 7 leves already. 2 of which were for leather. It seems like gold will be hard to come by for now. Is the whole game basically doing leves when you have them available and then griding mobs/ working on main questline to get to 50? If thats the case I'm fine with it, just wasn't sure. Also, are there NM's in this game like FFXI that drop decent gear ex - leaping lizzy stinging sophie etc.. for lower lvs?
#112 Jun 16 2012 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
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oh and character name is Zoom Lionheart. Cheesy, I know, but nothing seemed to go decent with Zoom as a firstname haha. So if you're on Aegis please hit me up
#113 Jun 16 2012 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
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#114 Jun 16 2012 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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@ Hryrist

Yeah i have 99 leves on my 27 lancer on ridill, but i made a new character on Aegis because i wanted to feel the changes from level one upwards, also money is no longer an issue since somebody was nice enough to donate me 1mil gil Smiley: wink

My name on Aegis is Cidolfus Orlandeau a gladiator level 12/ pug level 6. Working on care atleast cure and protect tonight XD!

Thanks for the help guys, i found the merchants you spoke off too, can buy upgrades for a hole lot less gil :P
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#115 Jun 18 2012 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I tested XIV, but they disregarded nearly anything that was suggested to them at that point. I can't be held responsible for the failure of this game to become what the players want it to be, much less what I would have hoped it was.


LOLOL, did you think we were holding you responsible?

Just saying that you shouldn't try to talk people out of a game that you haven't played for a long time. It's the same reason I'm not on the Tera forums speaking with authority. Because I have no knowledge to share.
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#116 Jun 18 2012 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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[Just saying that you shouldn't try to talk people out of a game that you haven't played for a long time. It's the same reason I'm not on the Tera forums speaking with authority. Because I have no knowledge to share.


You should work on your comprehension skills. I said Zoom should wait until 2.0, I never tried to talk him out of playing XIV. Tera isn't an MMO trying to recover from a failed launch and working toward a 2.0 launch Lou. They don't need you on their forums cheer leading for them anyway, they're doing fine :P
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Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream

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.
#117 Jun 18 2012 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Good point Filth. Tera, in it's two months, is doing what all mmos do in the first two months.

Tera Review - 6.5

FFXIV Review - 5.5

Man, 1 point sure makes a difference. I'm sure you'll have people to play with next month when everyone quits.
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#118 Jun 18 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
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Louiscool wrote:
Good point Filth. Tera, in it's two months, is doing what all mmos do in the first two months.

Tera Review - 6.5

FFXIV Review - 5.5

Man, 1 point sure makes a difference. I'm sure you'll have people to play with next month when everyone quits.


Man, 1 review sure makes a difference. Tera has already moved beyond the free trial and I'm certain there are quite a few people who quit. That's what we do. We try something out and if it isn't for us we move on to something else. Are you trying to troll here? Try posting 5 different reviews of Tera and XIV that the result looks like this. I'll even accept reviews for XIV that are recent. Good luck with that Smiley: lol
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Rinsui wrote:
Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream

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.
#119 Jun 18 2012 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Louiscool wrote:
Good point Filth. Tera, in it's two months, is doing what all mmos do in the first two months.

Tera Review - 6.5

FFXIV Review - 5.5

Man, 1 point sure makes a difference. I'm sure you'll have people to play with next month when everyone quits.


One point is not a huge difference at face value, but if you compare both games, you will see that FFXIV does not even deserve a 5.5.

FFXIV at release was a total desaster in all aspects, market ward crashes, server crashes, TONS of server lag, lack of content, dodos till 50, no dungeons, no raids, no nothing. **** SE shipped 630k copies, and i dont think they sold half that, because a month later you had 50k people playing..... A MONTH AFTER FREE TRIAL! 50k! Then after that 2 years later you have what ? 20K tops ? Yeah! Tera is not Swotor or rift or WOW! But they are not FFXIV Either.

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#120 Jun 18 2012 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Cough, cough... good point, Luiscool. Ever heard the expression "metareview"?

Feel free to compare the reception sections of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exiled_Realm_of_Arborea#Reception
and this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIV

Or just use the metacritic statistic (78/100 vs 49/100).

Or resort to the argumentation that "surely 2.0 will fix everything", and
gallantly overlook that it`ll be 2 full years (!) for FFXIV since launch by then.

2.0 definitely is a chance to turn things around; but to claim that any other
major MMO ever did worse `than FFXIV is a bit funny. Didn`t the game
win IGNs "worst disappointment of the year" award in 2010?
#121 Jun 18 2012 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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P.S.: Yoshi may actually be the savior this game needs. But he`s unlikely to
succeed on a large scale that supports a reasonably sized playerbase unless
all those brainless, stasis-loving willing-to-pay-no-matter-what ****** fanboys
die in a fire, die in a fire again, and finally die in a fire for the third time. Those
guys are the very reason for why SE thought they could get away with such a
complete mess in the first place.


Edited, Jun 18th 2012 5:41pm by Rinsui
#122 Jun 18 2012 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
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Rinsui wrote:
Or resort to the argumentation that "surely 2.0 will fix everything", and
gallantly overlook that it`ll be 2 full years (!) for FFXIV since launch by then.


Dude, it's just a beta!

Rinsui wrote:
Yoshi may actually be the savior this game needs. But he`s unlikely to
succeed on a large scale that supports a reasonably sized playerbase unless
all those brainless, stasis-loving willing-to-pay-no-matter-what ****** fanboys
die in a fire, die in a fire again, and finally die in a fire for the third time. Those
guys are the very reason for why SE thought they could get away with such a
complete mess in the first place.


I just, I mean... I don't even.. I'm speechless. /slowclap
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Rinsui wrote:
Only hips + boobs all day and hips + boobs all over my icecream

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.
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