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#1 Jun 29 2012 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, I just ordered this game to try and get into it before 2.0 comes out so I can get somewhere prior to it so I can notice the changes and what not. I played this way back when in beta and didn't get on with it (I'm sure you've heard that before) so I can't really remember anything. I played FFXI for 7 years, then went on to other MMO's but never found the same thing I had with FFXI.

1# What are all these disciple things? These are classes if I'm not mistaken? If they are, are all the crafting ones viable in combat aswell/can you change between freely?

2# Whats a leve? I keep hearing people going on about this.

3# I heard the game has improved alot with patches since launch. Is this true?

4# Any recommendations for a more active server?

These are all questions I could probably find answers to with abit of research but trying to get involved.

See ya in game <3

EDIT: 5# Which class fits the bill of a healer? Is it Conjurerer or Thermatauge? I remember healers always being in demand in FFXI and every other MMO. They both seem to be able to healer, Conjurerer seems the more dedicated healer of the two If I'm not mistaken?

Edited, Jun 30th 2012 1:37am by ThePornstash
#2 Jun 30 2012 at 1:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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First of all welcome, I'm sure you will enjoy the game :D

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1# What are all these disciple things? These are classes if I'm not mistaken? If they are, are all the crafting ones viable in combat aswell/can you change between freely?


You are correct, these are classes which are broken down in to categories. You have four classes:

Disciples of War / DoW
Disciples of Magic / DoM
Disciples of Land / DoL
Disciples or Hand / DoH

http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Disciplines is a very good reference link
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2# Whats a leve? I keep hearing people going on about this.


Leve's are like mini-objectives that reward you with EXP once you have killed X amount of mobs or crafted X amount of items, These are either issued at camps spread out across various zones or by NPC's in cities.

http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Category:Levequests

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3# I heard the game has improved alot with patches since launch. Is this true?


I also quit after Beta but returned a few months ago, From my point of view the game has improved greatly, The UI is better, lag seems to of been reduced but it is still there in some cases, Content is good for new / returning players with plenty of side missions and the Grand Company quests will keep you occupied possibly up until 2.0 Beta starts.

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4# Any recommendations for a more active server?


Everyone is going to say their server is active, I'm on Hyperion and seems ok, but I have nothing to compare it against, I'm sure each server has its merits. Ragnarok is very French / German heavy is the only noticable thing coming from these kind of discussions..

See ya in game <3
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EDIT: 5# Which class fits the bill of a healer? Is it Conjurerer or Thermatauge? I remember healers always being in demand in FFXI and every other MMO. They both seem to be able to healer, Conjurerer seems the more dedicated healer of the two If I'm not mistaken?


Cnj is your healer class, the advanced job of this is WHM
THM is your BLM

Hope this helps
#3 Jun 30 2012 at 6:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the extensive answer mate. Very helpful. Can farming disciplines also be used as valid combat classes? So.you get any benfit from leveling multiple jobs? Like in 11 with the subjob system?

Is there any really good sorta end game style bosses like absolute virtue from 11? My problem with old republic was a lack of these.

As you have experiance with your server is there a good portion of english speakers or not?

And lastly if you dont mind. Is there alot of group leveling in this like 11. Was amazing when ylu.got a decent group and what do you find is general composition of parties?

Thanks for the great reply. Sorry for more lol on my phone so excuse typos. Game arrived to day so lets go update time /wrist
#4 Jun 30 2012 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the extensive answer mate. Very helpful. Can farming disciplines also be used as valid combat classes? So.you get any benfit from leveling multiple jobs? Like in 11 with the subjob system?


Well what happens is you can equip certain job traits from every class, Example would be second wind from PUG, Cure and protect from CNJ and have them on any DoM / DoW, obviously some traits job specific and arent available so its a good idea to level certain jobs for the traits, but if you find a good LS they will xplan stuff.

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Is there any really good sorta end game style bosses like absolute virtue from 11? My problem with old republic was a lack of these.


Not exactly. You have Ifrit, Garuda and Moogles to fight, Plus Hamlet and the dungeons to run, pretty much everything is focused on 2.0 so its more a case of getting classes leveled in prep for this, but there is content available if you want to do it.

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As you have experiance with your server is there a good portion of english speakers or not?


As in FF11, you have your time zones and activity levels, Im EU time and its good also it's a little more busier in NA time as well

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And lastly if you dont mind. Is there alot of group leveling in this like 11. Was amazing when ylu.got a decent group and what do you find is general composition of parties?


This game isnt as focused on party play like FF11, parties are normally shouted for in Ul'dah, but variety is the spice of life in this game. you can level on levequests for a few hours solo, quickly swap gear and farm items to sell or to craft, you could hang on in Ul'dah and wait for party shouts or do missions. The game is very flexible, Its very easy to solo your way up, you could have a level 50 job in a couple of weeks. Once you hit 42+ you will see plenty of shouts for EXP or Spiritbond parties.


Edited, Jun 30th 2012 10:18am by RampagingAnts
#5 Jun 30 2012 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Is there any really good sorta end game style bosses like absolute virtue from 11?


No. There will never be another AV. I'm not the most optimistic voice on these boards, but I'm hopeful that SE learned their lesson on this one.
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#6 Jul 01 2012 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Made my account and started playing, just hit Level 7, I've only seen like 15 players so far, I'm guessing they hang out outside the starter towns? (Gridania I started at)

Also if you happen to know, just finished the first quest and I'm kinda confused as to what I do next, just wondering do you just look for whatever quests with no real main line?
#7 Jul 01 2012 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
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Made my account and started playing, just hit Level 7, I've only seen like 15 players so far, I'm guessing they hang out outside the starter towns? (Gridania I started at)

Also if you happen to know, just finished the first quest and I'm kinda confused as to what I do next, just wondering do you just look for whatever quests with no real main line?


The majority of action on most servers is in the city of Ul'Dah. You should be able to go there via airship; you'll probably have better luck finding a linkshell there, too.
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#8 Jul 02 2012 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
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ThePornstash wrote:
Made my account and started playing, just hit Level 7, I've only seen like 15 players so far, I'm guessing they hang out outside the starter towns? (Gridania I started at)

Also if you happen to know, just finished the first quest and I'm kinda confused as to what I do next, just wondering do you just look for whatever quests with no real main line?


Which server did you join?
#9 Jul 02 2012 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I went with Hyperion based on the great response I got from you :3
#10 Jul 02 2012 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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