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#1 Aug 10 2013 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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So I know this subject has probably been brought up only like a million times by now, but for those of us who will be starting new on North American servers I'd like to know where you think you'll be going? I've heard that quite a few folks from ZAM are heading for Ultros - no idea how many of you are. As it gets closer to launch day I know it's something to think about and consider, so I'm making this post in an attempt to help me decide what server I may be content on. I don't know if it really makes any difference what server we'll all go to, but what are my fellow NA players thinking about?
#2 Aug 10 2013 at 1:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well a large number of us will be going to ultros and I am pretty sure ZAM will be making an LS in there as well. If I judge the numbers from phase 3 you are safe to go to Ultros.

edit : Also take a look at this thread it might help you http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1361639900252499667

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#3 Aug 10 2013 at 1:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well I would advise going for Ultros and if its not for you then there is always world transfer service. :) I am on Balmung and there are lots of NA players in out shell/FC.
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#4 Aug 10 2013 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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Well lets see... in P3 the ZAM LS (on Ultros) got pretty big fairly quickly and if history repeats itself then it should be a good sized LS by launch.
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I'm headed to Leviathan.
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Lots of us from 1.0 are consolidating to Excalibur. We've got a few newbies rolling there too. Apparently, they weren't scared of legacy servers.
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going ultros here to be with the rest of ZAM family
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#8 Aug 10 2013 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
I prefer Leviathan, Ultros does not sound as cool in my opinion.
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So it looks like Ultros, Leviathan, and Excalibur are the server names I've seen mentioned the most thus far with Ultros and Leviathan being the two preferences amongst the newbies or those starting fresh :)
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Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
I prefer Leviathan, Ultros does not sound as cool in my opinion.


I'm not picking my server based on how cool it may sound... If I were doing that I would be going for Diabolos for sure... I made my decision based souly on where my friends and family will be... Believe you me I picked my server for XI off of cool sounding names and honestly it didnt work out to well...
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#11 Aug 10 2013 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
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So it looks like Ultros, Leviathan, and Excalibur are the server names I've seen mentioned the most thus far with Ultros and Leviathan being the two preferences amongst the newbies or those starting fresh :)


I like large communities, but unfortunately I don't like the server they chose. We will all be playing the same game though, so we can still be a community on these forums.

Join Excalibur if you want to see tons of level 50 capped players running around with an awkward economy (since they will have so many items ready to spam sell.)

Join Leviathan if you want to start fresh at level 1 where people will be 20 max during Early Access. A lot of new players will be playing this server from what I can see.

Join Ultros if you want the above but want to be in a large linkshell. I preferably stay away from large guilds because I like to know each member instead of "oh hey fellow zam member!"
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Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
FoxyCat22 wrote:
So it looks like Ultros, Leviathan, and Excalibur are the server names I've seen mentioned the most thus far with Ultros and Leviathan being the two preferences amongst the newbies or those starting fresh :)


I like large communities, but unfortunately I don't like the server they chose. We will all be playing the same game though, so we can still be a community on these forums.

Join Excalibur if you want to see tons of level 50 capped players running around with an awkward economy (since they will have so many items ready to spam sell.)

Join Leviathan if you want to start fresh at level 1 where people will be 20 max during Early Access. A lot of new players will be playing this server from what I can see.

Join Ultros if you want the above but want to be in a large linkshell. I preferably stay away from large guilds because I like to know each member instead of "oh hey fellow zam member!"



I agree you make some good points, definitely some things to consider and think about. Will also agree about picking a server based on its name, of course people seem to tend to do that a lot, I know they seemed to in the previous mmo I played. Personally Excalibur isn't on the list for me at all.
#13 Aug 10 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
FoxyCat22 wrote:
Takaiana of the Ten Storms wrote:
FoxyCat22 wrote:
So it looks like Ultros, Leviathan, and Excalibur are the server names I've seen mentioned the most thus far with Ultros and Leviathan being the two preferences amongst the newbies or those starting fresh :)


I like large communities, but unfortunately I don't like the server they chose. We will all be playing the same game though, so we can still be a community on these forums.

Join Excalibur if you want to see tons of level 50 capped players running around with an awkward economy (since they will have so many items ready to spam sell.)

Join Leviathan if you want to start fresh at level 1 where people will be 20 max during Early Access. A lot of new players will be playing this server from what I can see.

Join Ultros if you want the above but want to be in a large linkshell. I preferably stay away from large guilds because I like to know each member instead of "oh hey fellow zam member!"



I agree you make some good points, definitely some things to consider and think about. Will also agree about picking a server based on its name, of course people seem to tend to do that a lot, I know they seemed to in the previous mmo I played. Personally Excalibur isn't on the list for me at all.


I think the only thing server name does is attracts more population. If you have friends joining another server, definitely follow them. I myself have a few friends joining whichever server I join. I decided on Leviathan not only because it is cool, but because I remember that fight in FFXI.
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There's a very good chance that I'll be playing on Ultros, just for the guarantee that there'll be a solid number of players on that server.

I also plan on joining the ZAM LS. Even if all it turns out to be is just a nice place to hang out. If they do Linkshells in FFXIV like they did in FFXI, having more than one won't even be an issue.

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#15 Aug 10 2013 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Going on Diabolos server, and prolly another character on Ultros and also Gilgamesh!
But main server is Diabolos
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Leviathian is the most "Final Fantasy" name on NA servers so we picked it. Considering the role Primals play in this game, it was a no brainer.

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If they do Linkshells in FFXIV like they did in FFXI, having more than one won't even be an issue.


Linkshells are simply chat channels in FFXIV. The real focus is on Free Companies which amounts to your guild.

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#17 Aug 10 2013 at 4:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is there a list of which servers are legacy and which are not?
#18 Aug 10 2013 at 5:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is there a list of which servers are legacy and which are not?



Check this site http://www.arrstatus.com/
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#19 Aug 10 2013 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
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thanks!
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Ya my decision for Leviathan was due to how much I liked him in XI. We played P3 there and had a ton of fun. Found a FC to join with people that have similar goals and am looking forward to playing with them.
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Found a FC to join with people that have similar goals and am looking forward to playing with them.

Every time i see somebody say something about joining a fc I cant help but think it means football club, like FC Barcelona or Chelsea FC >.<
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#22 Aug 10 2013 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
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Still trying to decide if I want to play on a Legacy server or start on a new one. So either Behemoth or Sargatanis.
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Elamille wrote:
Deathbuyer wrote:
Found a FC to join with people that have similar goals and am looking forward to playing with them.

Every time i see somebody say something about joining a fc I cant help but think it means football club, like FC Barcelona or Chelsea FC >.<

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Elamille wrote:
Deathbuyer wrote:
Found a FC to join with people that have similar goals and am looking forward to playing with them.

Every time i see somebody say something about joining a fc I cant help but think it means football club, like FC Barcelona or Chelsea FC >.<



Lol funny cause when I see FC the first thing it comes in my mind is fleet commander. In eve online when a group of people would form a fleet the was always a fleet commander that would give orders on where and how to move and we referred to him as an FC. Ahh that tells how much time I've spend in Eve.
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#25 Aug 11 2013 at 4:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Sargatanas if only because a few friends that are passing their time in WoW atm while waiting on open beta to start were in a fairly big linkshell in 1.0, have legacy status, and didn't want to lose access to the items they had.
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NeptuneMagnus wrote:
Still trying to decide if I want to play on a Legacy server or start on a new one. So either Behemoth or Sargatanis.



I'm starting on a new one because I want everything to feel new to me. I guess whichever server I can get my name on will be the one I join 8-)
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My 1.0 char is on Excalibur. I made a char on the Goblin server in P3. Mainly because they were annoying in FFXI. I'll probably make my new char on that server.
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I know plenty of people have said it already but Ultros is where I'm headed too... Zam linkshell will be there... :)
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#29 Aug 11 2013 at 8:34 AM Rating: Good
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I got talked into Hyperion by a few 1.0 friends who are splintering between there and Ragnarok, but now I'm starting to wish I went to Ultros. Most of the people I liked are sticking to EU, and I don't feel like doing the lag thing anymore.
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Both myself, Simool and wife Kazzie will be leaving our original characters and Gil behind on Excalibur...and heading to Ultros.

We both decided its worth it to start fresh on a virgin server. ;)
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Ultros for myself and about 8 other friends I plan to game with. I still have 1.0 characters on Hyperion as well, but I doubt I'll play em. Looking forward to the "fresh start".
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Hmm so many people picking ultros, theres going to be 100 people on day 1 trying to kill my level 5 mobs !!!
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Hmm so many people picking ultros, theres going to be 100 people on day 1 trying to kill my level 5 mobs !!!


It's a good thing there are 10,000 level 5 mobs. Really, they packed the starter areas full to the brim.
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Gilgamesh because only one of my friends has a guild err.. free company from another game joining and the rest of us really don't care where we land so we followed suit.

edit: I will say I am glad it is a new server. I like the fresh start feel.

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#35 Aug 12 2013 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
I wonder if they populate the open world mob respawn rates ala WoW. The more people, the higher the respawn rate.
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#36 Aug 12 2013 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder if they populate the open world mob respawn rates ala WoW. The more people, the higher the respawn rate.


That's a good idea. Especially since there won't be open world NM's for it to affect.
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I wonder if they populate the open world mob respawn rates ala WoW. The more people, the higher the respawn rate.

It's pretty darn quick. I didn't count, but if I were to guess, 30 seconds or so. Maybe less.

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I'm abandoning my 1.0 character to start fresh on Leviathan.
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Hmm so many people picking ultros, theres going to be 100 people on day 1 trying to kill my level 5 mobs !!!


It just seems like a lot of people will be going to Ultros because so many people from this forum will be going there together... not that it's necessarily going to be a heavily populated server overall.

I think they chose Ultros for the opposite reason, because it's not supposed to be as crowded as some other servers like Leviathan, Diabolos, or Behemoth since it's an unfamiliar name and bottom on the list, but I could be wrong.

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I think they chose Ultros for the opposite reason, because it's not supposed to be as crowded as some other servers like Leviathan, Diabolos, or Behemoth since it's an unfamiliar name and bottom on the list, but I could be wrong.

Silence knave! You are in the presence of octopus royalty!

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Hairspray wrote:

I think they chose Ultros for the opposite reason, because it's not supposed to be as crowded as some other servers like Leviathan, Diabolos, or Behemoth since it's an unfamiliar name and bottom on the list, but I could be wrong.

Silence knave! You are in the presence of octopus royalty!

Edited, Aug 12th 2013 2:28pm by TwistedOwl


HAHA!!!

Found this when I googled "Octopus Royalty"!!

Well played sir, well played!

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TwistedOwl wrote:
Hairspray wrote:

I think they chose Ultros for the opposite reason, because it's not supposed to be as crowded as some other servers like Leviathan, Diabolos, or Behemoth since it's an unfamiliar name and bottom on the list, but I could be wrong.

Silence knave! You are in the presence of octopus royalty!

Edited, Aug 12th 2013 2:28pm by TwistedOwl


^This is the correct answer as to why Ultros was picked. Smiley: nod
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Hairspray wrote:
mdafurball wrote:
Hmm so many people picking ultros, theres going to be 100 people on day 1 trying to kill my level 5 mobs !!!


It just seems like a lot of people will be going to Ultros because so many people from this forum will be going there together... not that it's necessarily going to be a heavily populated server overall.

I think they chose Ultros for the opposite reason, because it's not supposed to be as crowded as some other servers like Leviathan, Diabolos, or Behemoth since it's an unfamiliar name and bottom on the list, but I could be wrong.




Yea could be. I have like somewhat of an equal number or people picking either Ultros or Leviathan on my facebook group for FFXIV, then I have a few going to other servers or legacy ones. Of course I've only got 69 members atm (and growing)! But these names are the ones brought up the most when I asked if everyone had decided where they wanted to go. Right now I'm leaning on Ultros because I do like the ZAM community and wouldn't mind going there at all, but then I do like Leviathan, not so much because the name is cool but because Leviathan itself just looked bad@$$ and catches my interest as a fight in the game =) And it probably is likely to be a populated server, which isn't a bad thing in my book. I don't mind big population, but I also like getting to know fellow players individually too.
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I'm abandoning my 1.0 character to start fresh on Leviathan.


Welcome, fellow Leviathan player! :)
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