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#52 Apr 30 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I think and I'm probably wrong because it's been so long. What little I played in the first month and here and there after the first month only got me a 20 conj and a few levels on pugalist and thurm. So I'll personally be starting over. I didn't level anything high enough or have enough gil to really be giving me a leg up. Lets me start anew anyways with being a arcanist/summoner which is what I wanted to begin with. One of my (many) problems with 1.0 was the lack of summoners. I'm sorry but it's just not a FF title if there's no summoners. lol Least on a new server classes will be spread out vs the rush of legacy players only having a arcanist to level.
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#53 Apr 30 2013 at 10:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Besides! I want to see how my character survived through all of that mess. As for all of the new quests and content and etc, I plan on playing with some of the PS3 friends that are joining me with Arcanist and I can experience the game anew with that. Oh, and don't forget level sync. I imagine the dungeons are going to be level synced too. I doubt that us, the legacy-everything-at-50's will be bored. ****, I have primals to beat, a house to build, and relic weapons and Ifrit Extreme to down.



This is actually the biggest reason why I'm not starting over again.

I don't have any endgame gear... just a few level 50 jobs, and all of the End of an Era storyline progression. But my character DID defeat the White Raven, and he was around before Bahamut's wrath. He's one of the heroes who was cast into the time rift. I want to see his story through.

Yoshi-P has said something about how the dialogue of the story cutscenes may be different for Legacy and non-Legacy players... I want to be sure my character is referenced accurately for participating in the End of an Era story. I know, it's kind of dumb, but I've always valued the quality of the story above most other things.

If there were a way to start on a new server but retain my character's history of being part of the End of an Era storyline, I might be tempted to start over. I will probably just play as my 1.0 character though, because, as I said, it's not like I've hit the wall of progress, or even come remotely close.
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#54 May 02 2013 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
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my one last worry or concern is if they will continue to allow for people to afk and be powered leveled just like before, the game was ridiculously easy as it was before more so than a ton of other mmorpg's and the PL'ing fiasco just made it pointless to look at peoples levels. Before power leveling not many people even had all jobs maxed out as it took a good month at least to get 50 which was just about right in my book. I never really minded Pl in games like ff11 where you just get healed by people but you still had to put work yourself into killing enemy, this in the other hand was having people /autofollow and having 50 players AoE for effortless levels. I can safely say it was one of the many reasons i quit before and if its still tolerated and the "norm" I wouldn't bother anymore.

P.S- almost forgot how bad economy was and still was on legacy servers hope they can have some gil sinks to flush out excess of gil people had.
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#55 May 02 2013 at 4:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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PL'ing isn't possible as far as I can see. If you try a dungeon with a high level, your XP drops significantly. The only way a PL could possibly work is if they're in your party during a Guildleve, and even then it wouldn't be very practical at all and you'd run out of leve allowances before you got far.
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#56 May 02 2013 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
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I think people are exaggerating how much people powerleveled themselves to 50 in 1.0.

Was it there? Yeah, but it wasn't everyone shouting to powerlevel. Heck, there wasn't enough people playing to mass powerlevel all the time.

It was just a phase. Before the powerleveling phase, people did the same three leves and abandoned and re-tried them for more EXP. By the time they introduced resting and bonus EXP, the powerleveling phase was pretty much done.

Besides, once you got to level 40, heading to the strongholds with a level 40 job and hunting for coffer keys, you got levels pretty **** quick anyway. Even more so with food and rested bonus.

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#57 May 02 2013 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Louiscool wrote:
I saved the godamned world, I'll be damned if I won't be rewarded for it.


Actually, if the end-of-the-world video is to be believed, not only did you not save the world, not only did Loiusoix fail to save the world when you failed to save the world, but you got teleported five years in the future, leaving everyone else to fight off Bahamut and the Garlean invasion and rebuild after you let Bahamut destroy everything. And somehow, they managed it.

So, I'm not so sure you should expect a hero's welcome Smiley: laugh

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#58 May 02 2013 at 6:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, if the end-of-the-world video is to be believed, not only did you not save the world


At the very least, we slowed the White Raven and disrupted his plans... perhaps by summoning the 12, we were able to occupy Bahamut long enough for whatever the saving grace was to actually happen. Who knows?

We did accomplish great things though, and the citizens of Eorzea looked to us as heroes!
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#59 May 02 2013 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, if the end-of-the-world video is to be believed, not only did you not save the world


At the very least, we slowed the White Raven and disrupted his plans... perhaps by summoning the 12, we were able to occupy Bahamut long enough for whatever the saving grace was to actually happen. Who knows?

We did accomplish great things though, and the citizens of Eorzea looked to us as heroes!


Well, we do know he is trapped in a labyrinth now and not flying around devouring the world. I like to think we had SOMETHING to do with that!
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#60 May 04 2013 at 10:07 PM Rating: Good
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Understand all the arguments put here but with the exception of 1 job which I had powerlevelled from 30 to 40, I pretty much solo'd all jobs to 50 (except CUL 48)

I understand for some people maxing everything was a few days work. For me, that felt like cheating so it took me 2 years of hard graft. I just can't bring myself to throw all that away and start again.
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#61 May 05 2013 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
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I think I am low enough that I could still keep my character without missing much. Plus like someone else said, I'll be playing Arcanist from beginning to end hopefully so I won't miss anything.

I'm just happy they are letting you change your character and name or else I would be starting fresh :)

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#62 May 06 2013 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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There was a rash of Powerleveling, yes. Then it died down very much and only picked up right at the end of the server, with people trying to level last minute jobs before we couldn't do it any longer.

I only PL'd Whm from 20ish to 40ish and did Natalan parties the rest of the way. It was just hard to level whm through leves and parties didn't exist much until 40, sadly ;;

And there was a stigma amongst other players regardling PLs. There was one LS on my server that was SO notorious for it that I would leave any event parties with these members (not for any other reason than they were bad players). It was a huge ls (broken into 2 ls's because it ws so big) and their members were just... the worst players. They really epitomized the power-leveling stereotype.

Edited, May 6th 2013 11:32am by Louiscool
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Louiscool wrote:
There was a rash of Powerleveling, yes. Then it died down very much and only picked up right at the end of the server, with people trying to level last minute jobs before we couldn't do it any longer.

I only PL'd Whm from 20ish to 40ish and did Natalan parties the rest of the way. It was just hard to level whm through leves and parties didn't exist much until 40, sadly ;;

And there was a stigma amongst other players regardling PLs. There was one LS on my server that was SO notorious for it that I would leave any event parties with these members (not for any other reason than they were bad players). It was a huge ls (broken into 2 ls's because it ws so big) and their members were just... the worst players. They really epitomized the power-leveling stereotype.

Edited, May 6th 2013 11:32am by Louiscool


Powerlevelling was before my time but the special sauce on masamune sure wasnt lol...sometimes my own linkshell worried me...we had some who got caught botcrafting when all that was rampant. The whole mid retail was pretty dirty from player apathy and no oversight.

But with enough 50s, you have the benefit of playing with who you like instead of recruiting a bum with the right jobs on the legacy servers.
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