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#1 Sep 02 2013 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Just ordered a used 250GB PS3 slim, PS2 logitech keyboard+controller, PS2 to PS3 controller adapter, and a copy of FF14. It should all be arriving by the end of the week. So, just a few questions: the PS3 is coming with HDMI cables, but I don't know if it will come with regular component cables. Does this mean I can only play on my HDTV? I have 2 TVs and I'm pretty sure the smaller one doesn't support HD. Any way to check this?

I'm also torn between ACN, CON, and THM. How difficult is it to change between these when you're first starting out? Would I really need to level one to 10 before switching?

Do racial starting stats really matter? I've read that they don't matter as much as in FF11, but what do experienced FF14 players think?

See you all on Ultros :D
#2 Sep 02 2013 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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You can change jobs when you're level 10. HOWEVER... if you did not select it as your starting job, Arcanist can only be unlocked in Limsa. Conjurer can only be unlocked in Gridania and Thaumaturge can only be unlocked in Ul'dah.

The ability to warp to another city to unlock the job depends on if you want to do all the main quest missions till you get an Airship Pass, or if you know a friend and can tag along with him/her when he/she teleports to any of the other cities. You could always shout in your starting city if anyone could teleport you to another town for 1000 gil or so. It costs the guy that teleports around 400~500 gil depending on where they are. So a little gil to pursuade them goes a long way.
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#3 Sep 02 2013 at 11:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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worgendruid wrote:
Just ordered a used 250GB PS3 slim, PS2 logitech keyboard+controller, PS2 to PS3 controller adapter, and a copy of FF14. It should all be arriving by the end of the week. So, just a few questions: the PS3 is coming with HDMI cables, but I don't know if it will come with regular component cables. Does this mean I can only play on my HDTV? I have 2 TVs and I'm pretty sure the smaller one doesn't support HD. Any way to check this?

I'm also torn between ACN, CON, and THM. How difficult is it to change between these when you're first starting out? Would I really need to level one to 10 before switching?

Do racial starting stats really matter? I've read that they don't matter as much as in FF11, but what do experienced FF14 players think?

See you all on Ultros :D


I can't answer your question about the PS3, as I don't own one.

As for your questions about the game: Yes, you will have to wait until level 10 before you can change your class. That's not too big of a deal though, hitting level 10 takes about an hour. And no, your racial stats will make up a very small portion of your overall total. The difference is microscopic.

As for making a new character on Ultros, that probably won't be happening unless they reopen it on Wednesday. Currently it's locked, and no new characters can be created there.

Edited, Sep 2nd 2013 1:47pm by Teracide
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#4 Sep 02 2013 at 11:49 AM Rating: Good
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http://www.amazon.com/PS3-Component-AV-Cable-Playstation-3/dp/B000MIXFWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378144069&sr=8-1&keywords=ps3+component+cable

You can use red white yellow set up or the good kind. Sounds like you should make another plunge and buy a new 32in HDTV. I don't know how it will run with that set up but it will probably be tolerable. I would think about an HDTV for Christmas or whatever holiday you do that makes you spend a bunch of money for no reason.
#5 Sep 02 2013 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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worgendruid wrote:
Just ordered a used 250GB PS3 slim, PS2 logitech keyboard+controller, PS2 to PS3 controller adapter, and a copy of FF14. It should all be arriving by the end of the week. So, just a few questions: the PS3 is coming with HDMI cables, but I don't know if it will come with regular component cables. Does this mean I can only play on my HDTV? I have 2 TVs and I'm pretty sure the smaller one doesn't support HD. Any way to check this?

I'm also torn between ACN, CON, and THM. How difficult is it to change between these when you're first starting out? Would I really need to level one to 10 before switching?

Do racial starting stats really matter? I've read that they don't matter as much as in FF11, but what do experienced FF14 players think?

See you all on Ultros :D


I don't think you'd want to play a non-HDTV. I'm sure it would work somewhat, but the text tends to be so small you'll make yourself blind. I found this out back when I bought my PS3 years ago.

You have to play your starting class to level 10. It's not hard to do this, the XP per level isn't that big of a deal with the quests and other methods of earning xp. ACR is basically a warlock class mixed with summoner. CNJ is a healer that nukes some. THM is a black mage, nothing else really.

Racial stats don't matter, pick what race you prefer. Sure they look they matter, but there are other categories like Determination that matter more. I played FFXI for about 8 years and I don't see any huge difference. I often intentionally take off INT or STR gear just to see if I can notice a big difference... nope..
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