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#1 Sep 08 2012 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
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I played FFXI from its NA release up until 2010. after that i tried coming back a few times but with all the changes i just could not get back into it.

I was never an "end game person" as I enjoyed the level grind and the party dynamics of the game.

The storyline took a backseat to the adventures and quests and grind.

If I were to start up on this game would I be disappointed?

Reading the Forums I cannot tell if this is party oriented or solo oriented.

Please if anyone has played FFXI and enjoyed some of the similar things I enjoyed would you suggest I purchase this game?

***Update***

Got the game last night and I am digging it....working now ready to go home and grind.....

Question: I got my GLA to 10 last night if i switch to PUG does my character drop to lvl 1?
I dont quite understand the job change thing
Am I a lvl 10 character with lvl 1 PUG skills?
Or is it like starting a new job in FFXI?





Edited, Sep 12th 2012 9:40pm by TalicofTMN
#2 Sep 08 2012 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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#3 Sep 08 2012 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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Due to the nature of efficient exp. grinding, FFXIV, as it stands, is primarily a solo-oriented quest grind more similar to WoW than FFXI. That is to say, there really isn;t any great benefit to grouping aside from hoping to break up the monotony a little bit; rested experience bonuses and leve-chaining allows one to achieve fast, easy, and casual experience. According to interviews, 2.0 will be moving toward this even more, with a focus on "quest-based leveling" and "shorter battles." Some are happy with this, some aren't; make of it what you will.
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#4 Sep 09 2012 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I absolutely love it. I am an old FFXI player as well. Started my journey on Kujata and since the server merge its not the same :( XIV is different, mainly gameplay at this point but such an experience why not give it a go. It wont hurt to give it a shot. You either end up hating it or loving it. It may be more based on solo play right now but down the road who knows. It has a lot of potential and every update i feel will make it better. XI was the same way when it was released. Just have to have the patience i think to be able to adapt to what changes in game. 2.0 has a lot of hype going for it. Guess we'll see. Happy adventuring :)
#5 Sep 09 2012 at 5:52 AM Rating: Good
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TalicofTMN wrote:
Reading the Forums I cannot tell if this is party oriented or solo oriented. Please if anyone has played FFXI and enjoyed some of the similar things I enjoyed would you suggest I purchase this game?


I too enjoy the journey over th endgame content. You may want to wait for FFXIV v.2 to come out to be honest. There are going to be some big changes which will transform the game. Have you seen any of the footage for v.2? Since SE doesn't offer any incentives or rewards for joining at this time, I would wait until the next big launch.
#6 Sep 09 2012 at 1:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Might as well wait now it's so close to RRB. I'm an old FFXI player and I have seen FFXI style party play in FFXIV and I've seen solo play (first job in FFXI was a BST so I'm a loner by nature). There is party play to be had, in fact apart from crafting almost everything I do is party based whether in a duo or 16+ people taking on the Garlean H1. I have to say thats it's what you make of it that matters. I got into a couple of great linkshells from the start and for some people having to find that puts them off. It is different to FFXI so don't expect the same but RRB looks so good that if they get this wrong I probably will rethink my subscription but from what I have seen so far it looks very very good. So looking forward to it.
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#8 Sep 12 2012 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
Old FFXI Player here as well from KUJATA!

How is the leveling speed nowadays in FF14?

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#9 Sep 13 2012 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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TalicofTMN wrote:
I played FFXI from its NA release up until 2010. after that i tried coming back a few times but with all the changes i just could not get back into it.

I was never an "end game person" as I enjoyed the level grind and the party dynamics of the game.

The storyline took a backseat to the adventures and quests and grind.

If I were to start up on this game would I be disappointed?

Reading the Forums I cannot tell if this is party oriented or solo oriented.

Please if anyone has played FFXI and enjoyed some of the similar things I enjoyed would you suggest I purchase this game?

***Update***

Got the game last night and I am digging it....working now ready to go home and grind.....

Question: I got my GLA to 10 last night if i switch to PUG does my character drop to lvl 1?
I dont quite understand the job change thing
Am I a lvl 10 character with lvl 1 PUG skills?
Or is it like starting a new job in FFXI?





Edited, Sep 12th 2012 9:40pm by TalicofTMN


They did away with Character levels a while ago, so it's like switching in 11 now. You start back at 1. The major difference is that abilities are not (or at least none I have found) level locked. once you unlock an ability in one class, you can use it (if it is a cross class skill) on any other class.

To be honest, the best thing to do is to level up con until you get cure, then switch to which ever class you want. If you are really diehard at leveling, you can try getting to protect and stoneskin (not that bad), and that way you can have those abilities all the way through. Protect and stoneskin especially soloing can be worth their weight in MP. As well, leveling Pug up to second wind Gla has Rampart and Sentinel, and the list does kinda go on and on (my preference has always been around the def abilities, though things like Leg sweep are nice).

You could go the old school route of getting all the abilities that make life easier (by complicating your life and leveling up every class), or you can focus on only the abilities that are focused around the job you want to play. Both ways work quite well, and as of now, there really is no longer a *right* and *wrong* way to level with the exception of, if you want to play as a job (and you really need to at end game), you will need to level up your appropriate sub classes (there is one required and one optional sub class for each job).

Oh, and to further clarify (since I think I kinda went way off topic in that), you will always be the level of your current class (even if you are on a job). Your abilities for your class are limited to the level of your current class, and to the level of whatever class you are taking skills from (e.g. a level 1 Mrd who leveled whm to 50 has access to raise... But, a level 50 Mrd with a level 1 whm doesn't).

Edited, Sep 13th 2012 9:58am by rfolkker
#10 Oct 03 2012 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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YES! Kujata Reunite! :) The level speed right now is fast. Especially just starting out because LeveQuests as well as main storyline quests as you get more involved give a lot of EXP. Same with making money......however prices from NPC's and players seem to be insane. But I got my PGL from 1-30 in a matter of 2 1/2 weeks. And thats having to work insane hours at the moment and not able to be on much. Tonight I am on my way to 40. Also you can earn an XP (50%) bonus by going to sleep at an inn when you want to sign off. It helps!! @Mastertaehyung are you on XIV? Server?

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Edited, Oct 3rd 2012 3:12am by Arikko
#11 Oct 03 2012 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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TalicofTMN wrote:


Got the game last night and I am digging it....working now ready to go home and grind.....

Question: I got my GLA to 10 last night if i switch to PUG does my character drop to lvl 1?
I dont quite understand the job change thing
Am I a lvl 10 character with lvl 1 PUG skills?
Or is it like starting a new job in FFXI?





Edited, Sep 12th 2012 9:40pm by TalicofTMN



I am currently Level 37 and have done it all completely solo. It is actually quite hard to even find a party for quests and missions (at least on Ragnarok).

Basically the job thing is like FFXI but instead of running to your mog house to "change jobs" you just change your weapon. By doing so you change to that job (and whatever level you have brought it to). It's actually one of the coolest features of the game though since you can level any job and use all the skills from each one. My gladiator has conjurer damage spells and HP regen skills from pugilist class.
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#12 Oct 04 2012 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I am on Ragnarok as well and am having a hard time finding a linkshell let alone a party to help with leveling. But with patience I have been finding my own areas that I can Solo safely as a PGL. I feel the influx of people that popped up right before the end of new character creation phase would make things easier and more lively but I feel everyone just kinda does their own thing. To each their own I guess. But yet I have also noticed on Ragnarok a lot of "spam" characters. Ones named ahfdg sjdhfhs and stuff like that. They obviously can't be players. And there are tons of them. Makes me wonder if this is just on Ragnarok or if its a server-wide problem.
#13 Oct 10 2012 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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if it's anything like when I was last on, it is something that spans servers. RMT have been farming gil on every server since forever. I worry that if the game does get half decent the combination of older players with massive amounts of gil and RMT with massive amounts of gil will mean the economy is borked from the get go.
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#14 Oct 10 2012 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
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Well, unless something changes in the last couple weeks, I am going to be going out with less than 100k gil (1M trunced).
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