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#1 Jul 14 2013 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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beta.. gimmie the game plz plz plz !!! im so burnt out on the beta right now due to thigns not saving but I wanna play so bad it hurts.. lol whos with me!!

#2 Jul 14 2013 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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#3 Jul 14 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm totally with you!! I've been so focused on the character wipes, that all I do is play around and try a little bit of everything.
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I thought I was good with the wipe until late this morning when I knew I was logging out of p3 for the last time. Then I felt possessive for all the little bit I accumilated . My dungeon gear. Apple, my choco...

Just bring on phase 4 already!
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#5 Jul 14 2013 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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I had to stop myself from leveling my GLA past level 32 because I knew there was no more content, but I enjoy the class a lot. I'm not sad about the character wipe, but I want Phase 4 to come so I can immediately get back what I lost and then some.
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beta.. gimmie the game plz plz plz !!! im so burnt out on the beta right now due to thigns not saving but I wanna play so bad it hurts.. lol whos with me!!




This. So much this. I keep just staring at the icon on my desktop, desperately wanting to play, but knowing it will just get erased tomorrow. And now it seems like there will be a full MONTH before open beta (roughly). It's going to be a looooooong month.
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#7 Jul 14 2013 at 2:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Contrast this with the 1.0 beta...

Where the servers were ghost towns by the end of each phase...

Where the responding sentiment was, "I hope the next phase gets better"...

Where the beta boards were filled with pleas not to release the game on schedule...


Yeah, I'd say there's been some improvements.
#8 Jul 14 2013 at 4:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm burnt out as well, especially with all of the "ZOMG GOTTA PLAY ALL WEEKEND NO SLEEP!" beta times. I just hope that it doesn't transfer over to the actual game. Hopefully they have held back a lot of content, even pre 30. It was getting quite boring either running dungeons or doing leves constantly.
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#9 Jul 14 2013 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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im with you .. i was taking screen shots the whole time and getting all sentimental .. went to do the "color ur world" quest and found out i bought 11 orange juices by mistake instead of 1 .. so i went around giving everyone free juice knowing that it will all be wiped in less than 24 hours

and yes i spent the rest of my money buying and trying out different dyes :P

cant wait till the next time *__*
#10 Jul 14 2013 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm burnt out as well, especially with all of the "ZOMG GOTTA PLAY ALL WEEKEND NO SLEEP!" beta times. I just hope that it doesn't transfer over to the actual game. Hopefully they have held back a lot of content, even pre 30. It was getting quite boring either running dungeons or doing leves constantly.


With the amount of quests available in the first 20 or so levels, I'm hopeful. I didn't mind dungeons so much, but Leves were kind of bleh for me. The main thing I'm looking forward to is having access to jobs finally.

As for getting burned out, I stopped playing yesterday afternoon and haven't been on it since. I already figured out what class I want to play–ARC–and how to go about maximizing my time. I'll skip most of the non-scenario quests and just focus on getting to 10 right away. That way, I can burn through the quests on CNJ instead. Other than that, Phase 4 can't come soon enough.
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#11 Jul 14 2013 at 4:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm totally with you!! I've been so focused on the character wipes, that all I do is play around and try a little bit of everything.


That's probably a really good thing... I've had the same thought process, and I know I've found a few things I love doing that I would have never otherwise tried.
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/cheers Things not being saved is my excuse for sucking big time in this beta.Smiley: lol
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#13 Jul 14 2013 at 5:07 PM Rating: Default
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I have been riding around the higher zones right now.
#14 Jul 14 2013 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been riding around the higher zones right now.


I think I'll do just this!
#15 Jul 14 2013 at 5:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Contrast this with the 1.0 beta...

Where the servers were ghost towns by the end of each phase...

Where the responding sentiment was, "I hope the next phase gets better"...

Where the beta boards were filled with pleas not to release the game on schedule...


Yeah, I'd say there's been some improvements.

It's a shame there's not a rank above Excellent. I rated your post up, anyway. In the spirit of it, mate.
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I'm with you, done testing. Want to play now! Since data is not saved, I haven't really progressed far but rather made a bunch of different characters to try races / voices / classes / starting cities so I know what to roll when it starts for real. I'm kinda picky especially about voices, I don't want to have to delete a character because I eventually start hating the voice in battle.

But I'm done testing, I know what to roll, where to start. Game's fine, just release it already Smiley: nod
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#17 Jul 14 2013 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I am going through all of these zones and the higher level ones are smaller then I thought... Is their more zones that just aren't released b.c it's beta?

I thought the whole top corner of East Shroud was a high level area but most of it is the outdoor duty Sylphlands.

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#18 Jul 14 2013 at 6:31 PM Rating: Good
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Yea I hear ya. Im ready for the real thing. Im happy the beta gave me a chance to get a feel for the game but now its showtime!
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#19 Jul 14 2013 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Mopdaddy wrote:
I am going through all of these zones and the higher level ones are smaller then I thought... Is their more zones that just aren't released b.c it's beta?


There is still Coerthas and Mor Dhona, they haven't been in the beta yet, but you can see them on the Tour of Eorzea Pt 3 video
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Mathisyn wrote:
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I am going through all of these zones and the higher level ones are smaller then I thought... Is their more zones that just aren't released b.c it's beta?


There is still Coerthas and Mor Dhona, they haven't been in the beta yet, but you can see them on the Tour of Eorzea Pt 3 video

That's good to know then b.c some of these high level areas are smaller then I thought doing suicide runs through them.
#21 Jul 14 2013 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I stopped playing when I was done with the Main Story quests on Wed or Thurs. I was also dreading the character wipe, obviously whatever I do now will be gone. When Phase 4 comes, my character will have the name that will be whom I will be known as and the look that will stick for the next couple of years.

I did log on a couple more times to mess around with the HUD and the chat filters, changing colors around a bit to see what works best.

I also really need a LS when Phase 4 begins. I was pretty much solo and no one to talk to the whole time till I had to do dungeons.
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#22 Jul 14 2013 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I did all three main city stories, raised every DoH/DoL to level 5 just to see them. Created so many elezen to figure out looks then remembered they're adding new customization options in phase 4 -.-
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#23 Jul 14 2013 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I did all three main city stories, raised every DoH/DoL to level 5 just to see them. Created so many elezen to figure out looks then remembered they're adding new customization options in phase 4 -.-


They are?! That's awesome. I'll most likely be spending a lot of time customizing the looks then, before getting back into the adventures.
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#24 Jul 14 2013 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I stopped playing when I was done with the Main Story quests on Wed or Thurs. I was also dreading the character wipe, obviously whatever I do now will be gone. When Phase 4 comes, my character will have the name that will be whom I will be known as and the look that will stick for the next couple of years.

I did log on a couple more times to mess around with the HUD and the chat filters, changing colors around a bit to see what works best.

I also really need a LS when Phase 4 begins. I was pretty much solo and no one to talk to the whole time till I had to do dungeons.


On Ultros, we had a ZAM ls that alot of us were in. As far as I remember the plan is to have it again for phase 4 / launch.
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I stopped playing when I was done with the Main Story quests on Wed or Thurs. I was also dreading the character wipe, obviously whatever I do now will be gone. When Phase 4 comes, my character will have the name that will be whom I will be known as and the look that will stick for the next couple of years.

I did log on a couple more times to mess around with the HUD and the chat filters, changing colors around a bit to see what works best.

I also really need a LS when Phase 4 begins. I was pretty much solo and no one to talk to the whole time till I had to do dungeons.


On Ultros, we had a ZAM ls that alot of us were in. As far as I remember the plan is to have it again for phase 4 / launch.


I shouted in the cities for "ZAM LS" a couple of times, but no one responded, so I got sad and done things alone :/
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#26 Jul 15 2013 at 3:20 AM Rating: Good
Me too, I shouted for anyone from ZAM in Ul'dah but got no response, I too was very sad :(
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#27kimjongil76, Posted: Jul 15 2013 at 4:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was on this server. Yea no shouts, was like a ghost town. Seems most people had fun. I felt bored, but someone said it was because started on the worst city. It was my first time playing and I did the great axe job. I didn't get to play enough to get airship pass. Hence I as stuck with one job and two crafts. It did feel like a WoW clone tome. Some parts were kinda cool.
#28 Jul 15 2013 at 5:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sry u feel that way Kim but let's stay on topic . Don't need any downers in a excited to play live thread .
#29 Jul 15 2013 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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So you didn't do anything in the game yet are telling us about it Kim...
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So you didn't do anything in the game yet are telling us about it Kim...


It sounds like he or she played for about 3 days. That's long enough to form a first impression, IMO. I've certainly played video games for less time than that before uninstalling.

I disagree with Kim's conclusion, but that doesn't mean he or she is wrong.
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#31 Jul 15 2013 at 9:12 AM Rating: Excellent
I'm anxious to just get started. I tried to not get too invested before the wipe so I didn't do all that much. I played all three cities story lines then all combat classes to their level 15 quest. Had a lot of fun. On a side note when I was on my legacy character on Ridill it was a ghost town like some people were saying earlier. I created a character on my soon to be server Hyperion and it was hopping. People running around everywhere, shouted convos in almost every zone.
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I'm really excited too. I didn't spend too much time in the Phase 3 beta, just ran around the starting zones and messed with the new character creator for the most part, so it's all still pretty fresh for me. I'm already set on my character's new look and what Classes/Jobs I'll be leveling first. I'm good to go.
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So you didn't do anything in the game yet are telling us about it Kim...


It sounds like he or she played for about 3 days. That's long enough to form a first impression, IMO. I've certainly played video games for less time than that before uninstalling.

I disagree with Kim's conclusion, but that doesn't mean he or she is wrong.

More like 3 hours.
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So you didn't do anything in the game yet are telling us about it Kim...


It sounds like he or she played for about 3 days. That's long enough to form a first impression, IMO. I've certainly played video games for less time than that before uninstalling.

I disagree with Kim's conclusion, but that doesn't mean he or she is wrong.

More like 3 hours.



I played for about 20 to 30 hours. But most the time was solo and it was my first time playing it. I didn't unlock the inn until ten hours before server went down. The leaves about four hours. Not really sure what duty, fate and leaves are. I mean know they are for exp and level up. But it seemed they were meant to be small group party events and I didn't see anyone besides two or three people on the server.

One guy who was French and knew no English. One guy who did show me how to do a crafting, and one guy who played since 1.0. The crafter guy did try to take me to another city but he couldn't. He said the city with "lower docks, upper docks" was to far away and impossible to reach other cities. Until I got airship pass. Thus I couldn't change jobs even if I had a weapon.
I did get a smn weapon but didn't make it to the city to unlock that quest. Before the server went down, I was doing my third duty, when a horde of bandits was attacking some village in western lands. I really wanted to try out blm though.

But you walked outside the city, you saw mandies, guebe's ladybugs, sheep, pugils, and other ffxi mobs. I only saw one mob in my whole time that was not ffxi, and that was a bug that looked like a kite. Pretty cool I admit.

Most the fights were heavy swings, and two other great axe skills.

If had an extra day and got the pass or access to other cities to try jobs my opinion may changed. But was just lacking people to figure things out and do things with. The manga jo salvages was interesting to see in the boat fight.


I did wish more mobs would agro you or drop items. I lost track of how many mandies I would kill, pugs, or such and no item ever dropped. If you play ffxi, you walk outside a main city, you can agro a yag, gob, orc or other mob. Outside of wolves, no mob ever attacked me first. I never had to be careful for that. But maybe I didn't progress far enough in the game.

The camera moving all over was insane though. Even when locked I would have to adjust it over and over. Why could it not be simple like ffxi. See everything around you with no problem.

Maybe someone can explain leaves, dutys and fates to me though. What do these do and why are they needed verses questing or killing monsters for exp. Oh and I never did a dungeon raid so no opinion on that.
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Hey Kim, sorry you had such a rough go of it. To answer some of your questions, there actually are a ton of mobs that aggro, but most are level 10-15+. In the higher level zones, there are progressively more mobs that will aggro. In terms of marauder skills, you are correct that at low levels you don't have a ton of options. But once you can unlock other classes, you are able to equip cross-class skills, which really opens things up. My level 16 mrd had a pretty decent-size rotation, which changed depending on if I was solo or in a group. For solo, I would equip cross-class damage buffing skills like raging strike and internal release. For group stuff, I would equip skills like Flash, Second Wind. This really opens up the versatility a lot.

As far as FATEs, the basic premise is that you find one that's going on, join in the fray with others fighting the mobs (can be done solo or in a group), and kill everything there, or gather items, or defend NPCs, etc. At the end, you get an XP bonus for how well you contributed. It sounds like unfortunately you picked a server that wasn't very active, or were on at a time that wasn't very popular. Also, since you started in Limsa Lominsa, you were at a disadvantage numbers-wise, because there are only currently 2 classes that start there (or is it only mrd?). On launch there will be more, but right now it is less crowded.

Leves are basically like dailies in other games. They are meant to be done solo or in a group, and have scaling difficulty based on level. The higher the difficulty you choose, the more likely you are to see random treasure chests or NMs pop up in them. I think this happens more often in a group as well.

Behests are the initial group content. Think of them as group tutorials and mini-dungeons which teach you the ropes of working as a team and figuring out mechanics.

Dungeons are group content that require a bit more cooperation and take longer. They are the equivalent to dungeons in WoW basically, with mini-bosses, trash pulls, etc. They offer better loot rewards and give a substantial amount of XP.

Every class also has a hunting log, which you can fill out to level. Basically, you find mobs that are needed in the log (press H to access it) and kill them, you get a bonus when you kill enough for the entry.

At 15, you can complete your main storyline quests to gain an airship pass, which allows you to travel between all 3 cities.

That's the basics for ya, hopefully this helps and you can have better luck in open beta. I'd reccommend joining Ultros server, we have a ZAM linkshell there with tons of active, helpful people to help you out.
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#36 Jul 15 2013 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Me too, I shouted for anyone from ZAM in Ul'dah but got no response, I too was very sad :(


I'm glad I was not alone on this one. Maybe when Phase 4 starts I can ask again on the forum on who to contact to get a pearl.
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