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#1 Aug 16 2012 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
I've been playing the game for less than a month, not TOO often, but every few days or so. I've gotten to level 20 soloing and I'm curious as to when I should try and find EXP parties... In FFXI it was around level 10ish, you could seek parties and it was simple. I'm a bit confused about how to go about finding a party and such in XIV, so if anyone understands what I'm trying to say here and has a solution, I'd appreciate it.

EDIT- I'm sure this has been brought up before, I was unsuccessful in finding anything related to my post, so take it easy on someone new to the game.

I'm a 20 lancer.

Edited, Aug 16th 2012 5:09pm by AnthonyxMarinaro

Edited, Aug 16th 2012 5:10pm by AnthonyxMarinaro
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#2 Aug 16 2012 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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Depending on your class? Usually not until your mid 30s. And even then, EXP parties are sorta kinda rare. Leves with rested XP is pretty much the same speed of progress without the hassle of getting a group together, but some people still do it because they prefer it that way.

Look for shouts in Ul'dah outside the wards, or start shouting for your own there.
#3 Aug 16 2012 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry, forgot to add that I'm a 20 Lancer. So typical DD, I'd suppose. I guess I'll just keep soloing till I'm around the 30's. Another thing I have noticed is that doing missions doesn't seem to have the same importance as it did in XI.
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#4 Aug 16 2012 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Hyrist wrote:
Depending on your class? Usually not until your mid 30s. And even then, EXP parties are sorta kinda rare. Leves with rested XP is pretty much the same speed of progress without the hassle of getting a group together, but some people still do it because they prefer it that way.

Look for shouts in Ul'dah outside the wards, or start shouting for your own there.


That's good news! I've been told it was more difficult to solo in FFXI. I usually run with one other person when I play so it will be nice to get to 35ish without having to necessarily hunt for groups every time I log on :)
#5 Aug 16 2012 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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AnthonyxMarinaro wrote:
Sorry, forgot to add that I'm a 20 Lancer. So typical DD, I'd suppose. I guess I'll just keep soloing till I'm around the 30's. Another thing I have noticed is that doing missions doesn't seem to have the same importance as it did in XI.


As a Lancer, I didn't touch my first XP party until I was 45.

Lancer can clear leves pretty quickly and with rested, I was getting about a level an hour.

That said, they do well in parties. You'll get a good feel on how your positioning will be for larger fights. And it can get pretty hectic at first.

Good luck! Grand Company Missions are the ones that will have the most impact for you as a player until A Realm Reborn launches. Beyond that is up in the air as we've got no idea how the full of questing and storyline will be as of yet.
#6 Aug 16 2012 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
Hyrist wrote:


As a Lancer, I didn't touch my first XP party until I was 45.

Lancer can clear leves pretty quickly and with rested, I was getting about a level an hour.

That said, they do well in parties. You'll get a good feel on how your positioning will be for larger fights. And it can get pretty hectic at first.

Good luck! Grand Company Missions are the ones that will have the most impact for you as a player until A Realm Reborn launches. Beyond that is up in the air as we've got no idea how the full of questing and storyline will be as of yet.


I usually can get about one a night... It seems to take awhile for me to level. Could you what you meant by "with rested"?

And yea! I've been working on those just to have fun with it. Even though they might end up being pointless after a realm reborn is out.
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#7 Aug 16 2012 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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AnthonyxMarinaro wrote:


I usually can get about one a night... It seems to take awhile for me to level. Could you what you meant by "with rested"?

And yea! I've been working on those just to have fun with it. Even though they might end up being pointless after a realm reborn is out.


Oh, oh wow. Xp must seem slow to you.

There are inn rooms in each town you can log out in to get a bonus on your EXP rate to a specific total. All it takes is a brief quest to unlock access to the in rooms, and they also serve as secondary homepoints you can return to. It's really nice and the quest to unlock them are funny.
#8 Aug 16 2012 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
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Hyrist wrote:
...Usually not until your mid 30s. And even then, EXP parties are sorta kinda rare. Leves with rested XP is pretty much the same speed of progress without the hassle of getting a group together...


Great mechanics for a Massively Multiplayer Online Game, that's for sure. Smiley: rolleyes

The genre has reached the point now where I feel like I've made a friend just because some guy says, "Wut da *** man??" when I make it to a gathering point before him. Another being in this vast wasteland at long last!
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#9 Aug 16 2012 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
Hyrist wrote:


Oh, oh wow. Xp must seem slow to you.

There are inn rooms in each town you can log out in to get a bonus on your EXP rate to a specific total. All it takes is a brief quest to unlock access to the in rooms, and they also serve as secondary homepoints you can return to. It's really nice and the quest to unlock them are funny.


Yeah I've never even heard of these. I'm not in a LS or anything... Any chance you could send me a guide for them so I know what I'm doing? Haha I really appreciate it!
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#10 Aug 16 2012 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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Hyrist wrote:
...Usually not until your mid 30s. And even then, EXP parties are sorta kinda rare. Leves with rested XP is pretty much the same speed of progress without the hassle of getting a group together...


Great mechanics for a Massively Multiplayer Online Game, that's for sure. Smiley: rolleyes

The genre has reached the point now where I feel like I've made a friend just because some guy says, "Wut da *** man??" when I make it to a gathering point before him. Another being in this vast wasteland at long last!


It's not the game's fault you have no social skills, Kitty. There is plenty in this game that requires a group to do, and plenty of populated areas in the game to socialize. ****, you could make friends in the seasonal events if you're THAT desperate to talk to people.

I'm not in support of any mechanic that grabs you by the nuts and tugs them over to be kicked viciously by a bunch of high school clique mentality scrubs who believe their way to play is the only way you should, just so you can get to max level - and that was the history of FFXI's leveling process in a (cracked) nutshell.

In FFXIV, you made friends because you were sociable, you got a LS because you were looking for one actively. And you naturally learned to play the way you were supposed to on your own as you progressed the levels, instead of being told to. Group mechanics in FFXIV are dirt easy to comprehend, and the only way you're going to get good at any of the group fights is to practice at each individual fight.


Now onto the important matters:

http://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Inn

This will be the link you need for info on all the inn quests there. It also goes into an overview of Rested bonus and why it's so gosh darn awesome.
Read it, learn it, love it.

Alas we are not on the same server so I cannot refer you to my LS for you to join. I would suggest asking in Ul'dah to see if anyone's willing to recruit. You're likely to get in one, as everyone's busy networking with people they want to stay in contact with for Beta.
#11 Aug 16 2012 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the help! Seriously was a great help with everything.
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