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#1 May 25 2013 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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Now that release is imminent and more information is being released, I'd like to hear what main class/job you folks will be going with and why.

I was dead set on going Archer in 1.xx, but they don't seem to be the heavy hitters that Rangers were in FFXI. I only got her to 30ish so I'll just reroll on a fresh realm. I'm currently leaning toward Arcanist at the moment to have a pet by my side and a nice pathway in to Summoner. Hunter was my main class in WoW because I loved having pets. If they had a ranged beastmaster type job, it would have been a no brainer for me. My main in FFXI was monk, so to mix it up a bit I'll level that on the side since I still love to beat stuff up :)

Mi'qote Arcanist!

Anyway, what will you guys start with?
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#2 May 25 2013 at 3:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Keeping my 50 PLD but have a mid level THM job I might level for fun and experience.

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#3 May 25 2013 at 3:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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90 percent sure i will be Elezen but I'm not sure about jobs and stuff. I really want to just try everything.
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After discussing with the group I'm going to play the game with, I'm the designated tank. So Gladiator/Paladin it is for me. I really enjoyed PLD in XI, just never had enough luck to level it much higher due to the demand of NIN over PLD at the time. If I can, I'd love to get on Black Mage for fun. The BLM AF looks badass. I'll be making a Female Highlander for sure to roleplay as the main character of my novel. I can't wait!
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#6 May 25 2013 at 4:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well at start i was thinking on going for a whm since i almost always go for a healer in MMO's. But after seeing some really REALLY cool pics from blm i will go that way for sure! My race will be a male lalafell of course!
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I'm going to have 2 accounts, 1 will be my 1.0 Legacy character and another new one, both on the same server. My 1.0 character will be for DoW classes and the new one will be for DoM classes. The highest lvl. I have from 1.0 is a 40 Dragoon and I plan to level Guardian and Marauder as well as the jobs for these. My 2nd account will be Arcanist/summoner , Conjurer/WHM and maybe Thaumaturge/BLM. As for DoL & DoH I'll do whatever seems most appropriate for the character.

My reason for splitting it up this way is due to inventory and because I hate having to transfer gear back and forth between mules and retainers. So I'll have all my DoW gear on one character and DoM gear on another. And dual boxing occasionally.

Really looking forward to how Arcanist/summoner will play out the most though. As for races I think I'll redo my 1.0 character to a female Roegadyn and still not too sure about my 2nd character yet.
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Starting over, THM >> BLM, I want that AF. Looks bad *** on a Lala Smiley: nod
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#9 May 25 2013 at 5:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm still not holding out hope that I'll even get that far, but Black Mage, Summoner, and Dragoon have my attention this time around. Will have to see what the playstyle looks like before deciding.
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Female Roegadyn. Archer to Bard. I'll be full timing Bard, probably. (It's a living.)

I'll keep my legacy THM/BLM around and may even finishing leveling her to 50.
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#12 May 25 2013 at 9:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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I guess it depends on how some of the Jobs play. I was a WHM and Monk in FFXI so I like the rolls they have but with the amount of Solo you have the option of doing I might want a job that can hold its own in a tough fight. Like THF, NIN, PLD, RDM, in FFXI (pre Dancer). I want to be able to do that since my time will be much shorter to help a LS.

I think I will stay BRD to Damage Deal and Assist the party (I really liked bejing a WHM in FFXI) and then dependin on what DD can stand alone as a great fighter, I will go that route too. However I think I will be leveling all the jobs over time. In FFXI I had a few and just ran with that, then again FFXI leveling after 60 was INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Pre-Abysea)

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#13 May 25 2013 at 9:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't know. Probably a Fem Miquote MNK like in 1.0. Maybe Archer, or maybe Lancer...most likely MNK though...

I sound like a broken record, but I want to see if they sneak a THF class/job at release, but that's just wishful thinking on my part, lol.
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Pretty sure ill star with mrd/war, much like I did in ffxi. I had a 50 gld in 1.0, but I'm starting fresh so I will prob give that a go also. I'm honestly planning to level most classes as I'd really like to be as versatile as possible.
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#15 May 26 2013 at 12:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm sticking with my character from 1.0 (21 GLA/11 LNC/ 6 MNK) and the first job I'm going for is Dragoon.
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If i recall correctly, with the launch of 2.0 we get to recreate our characters in the character creator right ? Like i can change from a hume to a lala ?
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#18 May 26 2013 at 4:43 AM Rating: Excellent
I have to really spend more time thinking about this one....I mainly play RDM on FFXI and love it however; I always wonder what it would be like to be more of a main rather than support in a party.

We will see; by nature I tend to go towards Mage as it suits who I am in real life; a support person that likes to quietly help others.

Decisions....decisions.
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Well i can't say for certain that a mage is quiet...cause a mage is the class that the phrase "sh*t just got real" fits. In most games can deploy "massive" dps but of course its weak in defense. That is why i like em personally.
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#20 May 26 2013 at 5:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ostia wrote:
If i recall correctly, with the launch of 2.0 we get to recreate our characters in the character creator right ? Like i can change from a hume to a lala ?


Yes, but you keep your stats, unless you start over from level 1.
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Which class turns into warrior?
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I do not plan on playing on one class/job, but instead I wish to level them all and not really main anything. I am going to sacrifice specialization for one job for adaptability.

But my first job/class I will be is Gladiator -> Paladin so I can be a tank for my friends who will be playing with me. I think I will also level Archer -> Bard at the same time, because it looks interesting in this game.

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#23 May 26 2013 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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I think I had my cnj up to 20 in 1.0, so I'll eventually get that to 50, but I think I'm goin to focus on the blm route this time around. I might remain elezen, but not too sure about race yet.
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I will be leveling all jobs but plan on starting out as Conj-Whm Miquito.
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lallafel monk first cant wait gonna punch so many people in the nads in pvp :P
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When I started playing FFXI I chose to level all available jobs to 10 then made a commitment from there. I will most likely take a similar approach. I despised crafting in XI, but the system for XIV looks more engaging. Becoming a culinarian might help with making dough (pun), and fishing could be fun as it allowed a little down time or something to do while waiting.

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#27 May 26 2013 at 4:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I enjoyed my time in XI as a Tarutaru BLM so I'll be the XIV equivalent. THF was my secondary job so my fingers are crossed in hope they add THF in XIV.
#28 May 26 2013 at 11:14 PM Rating: Excellent
I was a mithra DNC in XI and a mi'qote BOT in XI so I think I'll be doing something different, lalafell MDR...there's something appealing about someone that resembles a walking teddy bear swinging a big a$$ axe Smiley: grin
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I enjoyed my time in XI as a Tarutaru BLM so I'll be the XIV equivalent. THF was my secondary job so my fingers are crossed in hope they add THF in XIV.


Nothin' like a gang of Taru BLMs to blow **** up. They were so badass.
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#30 May 27 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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i will be keeping my char, i put too much work into it to re-roll

so ill just have arcanist to go 1-50 and then all dow/dom will be 50 again

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I know for sure that I'll be making a Miqo'te Pugilist, and plan on going for Monk ASAP...but I dunno the gender yet XD
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I plan on using Puglist in the beta Phase 3. If I love it, I'll do that for Monk. However, I think I want to do Paladin. So, I'll save Gladiator for release.
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I'm glad that I took the time to level every job in FFXI. I'm a jack-of-all trades kind of fella in RL, and thought I would just take a similar approach to my first MMO. I began as a RDM, and after taking that to 18, and doing the SJ quests, I leveled additional jobs I thought looked fun. With some of the worst advice ever committed to paper, courtesy of the Brady Guide (which I still have) I began to learn each job, experimenting with different job/subjob combinations. Looking back, the vast majority are too embarrassing to mention.

Flash forward to 2005, I re-up and get a new job, new girlfriend and most importantly a new LS. Crack-cocaine is introduced on the mean streets of Bastok, and I'm hooked. I've become completely hooked to the XP. My goal: Maat's Cap. I loved the grind. The horrible PUG's haunt my dreams to this day. Leading parties and changing jobs to fill gaps by members leaving. Learning just enough Japanese/French/Spanish/German to recruit at all hours of the night. Carefully cultivating business relationships with crafters/farmers/NM Hunters via my Friend's List. After all, I was leveling everything as fast as possible. Anyone who played back then should understand how long this took.

I was obsessed.

All of this changed when I started my first of 20 AF Quests. My dreams had, for months, been entirely about FFXI. I was printing off strategy guides for various builds, NM's, party combos, xp spots, to read during my lunch & breaks, when I came across this mysterious place called "Sky". The Holy Grail was rumored to be there. All the Lore that I'd read during the billion cutscenes I had sat thru referenced these "Gods". I had to fight them...and win.

FML. I apologize for that. Its late and I've been drinking a bit.

tldr: Jack of all trades will happen again. I'm hoping that I get just as hooked as I did to FFXI. Male Mi'qote Archer to start then methodically work my way across every class & job until I'm ready to fox with the Holy Grail again. If anyone bothered to read all of that, it is much appreciated.

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I plan on using Puglist in the beta Phase 3. If I love it, I'll do that for Monk. However, I think I want to do Paladin. So, I'll save Gladiator for release.


Wow...we had the exact same thoughts :P
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I used to play ffxi until the Abyssea expansions came out. Have always been main black mage as a Taru. I loved the job, but later on the game, I wished I picked another class because of the lack of detail on the Taru model gearwise, and the lack of some stats compared to other races when it comes to melee jobs. Maybe the lack of HP was the biggest issue holding me back from picking up a real melee job.
Yes, I know you could easily play a melee Taru and that the stats didn't really matter in the end. But I'm considering to pick up FFXIV, and I was wondering how much racial stats matter in XIV, compared to XI (or how important racial stats will be in ARR)? Because my plan would be to again play as a lalafell BLM, but knowing I'll probably feel the urge to bring some variety in my playtime later on, would the choice of a lalafell hamper the abilities to function as a melee DD? Again, besides the racial stats issue, another reason to switch from the taru race to another one would be the increase in visual detail on gear...

thanks for the feedback!

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^ Racial stats are very minimal in XIV compared to XI. I believe Yoshi has said he has no plans to change this.
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In XI I started off with monk, as that was my fav on Tactics along with Calculator (sidebar: they really need to find a way to do this job), but found my way to Ranger which i completely fell in love with. I loved pulling, the damage dealing and soloing to harvest/mine. Then I would send my materials to my mule to synth which i dang sure wont be doing this go 'round. Not to mention i also had a character that i was developing as a mage which my now wife then gf used to play.
So this time first off i'm def going to use 1 main character DoM Arcanist, DoW Archer harvesting and crafting in my down time, tho from what im reading it looks like I'll be lvl my fighting classes inbetween crafting and harvesting which is peaking my interest. Also this time I'll have an extra char just for the wife and kids to play.
Did i mention I love pulling? How was pulling in the previous versions 1.0 etc?
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I'm really tempted to make a male Miquote just for fun and name him Tiga Lee as an homage to BoF2.
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I'll be focusing on Warrior.

I started 1.0 wanting to level monk, hence the name (Coolhand Lou) but found that I just love Warrior too much.

We'll have to see how Summoner is though, because Pet Jobs are always my favorite.

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I'm probably going to go with a tank class to start out and follow up with a ranged casting class.
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1st post Long time reader! Hi! for the last couple years I have planned for a Male Roegadyn Warrior/Marauder. Of course I will max them all.


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^ Racial stats are very minimal in XIV compared to XI. I believe Yoshi has said he has no plans to change this.


Okay, thanks for the reply!
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1st post Long time reader! Hi! for the last couple years I have planned for a Male Roegadyn Warrior/Marauder. Of course I will max them all.




Welcome to the site Strife! Marauder class does sound like a lot of fun, I can't decide if I want to go MRD or PLD yet for my tank class. Are you going for crafting/gathering as well?
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I'll be diving straight into SMN and (more than likely) my gf will be starting out a Scholar. Those are the jobs we settled on in XI last time we played. Even if SMN is broken as **** or pet mechanics aren't great I do love me some Carby, so I'll push through it and hope it gets balanced out quickly.

Undecided on race though, probably switching to male Miqote, but lately I've been thinking about switching to Elf.
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I hope Arcanist is good on it's own. I don't have a whole lot of interest in Summoner. Having carbuncle and using geometry to cast spells sounds fantastic by itself!
I plan to level Bard as a side job and to add some utility to my line up, with Monk as my melee class. This way I'll have ranged caster, support/ranged, melee dps.
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In XI I was Taru... I wanted so badly to be a Lalafell... unfortunately they aren't nearly as cool looking as the Tarutaru. So I'll probably go Elven.

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1st post Long time reader! Hi! for the last couple years I have planned for a Male Roegadyn Warrior/Marauder. Of course I will max them all.




Welcome to the site Strife! Marauder class does sound like a lot of fun, I can't decide if I want to go MRD or PLD yet for my tank class. Are you going for crafting/gathering as well?



Probably, I don't know much about the crafting system since I didn't do 1.0 but I'll do fishing.cooking if it's like XI was and if it's different I'll do everything at some point.
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