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#1 Sep 03 2013 at 2:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Not even a week into "official" release too. Already saw people in Mor Dhona advertising their ilvl and/or what ilvl they wanted minimum before invite. I died a bit inside.
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#2 Sep 03 2013 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
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In FFXI right now people have compiled lists of those who do not have good gear, and are not good players, shunning them from current end game content. Wanting people properly geared is not a new concept.
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I hope it won't turn out like current FFXI where you need Delve weapon before getting one. That and monetizing wins (selling party invites for 30 million gil anyone?).
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I find the best strategy in these situations is to not run with random people. And if you do, then make sure you are the best informed out of any of them.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 4:56am by Magilicotti
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Get a free company > ignore these guys that act like pros or demand you to have x gear to play and play with your friends in FC > ???? > Profit

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 5:49am by MitArgento
#6 Sep 03 2013 at 4:05 AM Rating: Default
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Perhaps. SE will put in tiered end-game so that equipment score affects your ability to search for certain instances or have tougher enemies. That way, people who want to do that kind of thing won't have to impose their jack-assosity on everyone else.
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Magilicotti wrote:
In FFXI right now people have compiled lists of those who do not have good gear, and are not good players, shunning them from current end game content. Wanting people properly geared is not a new concept.


FF11 has been around for nearly a decade.

FF14 ARR has been out, available to the public as a consumer item, for scarcely 7 days.

Yes, this kind of thing will happen. I simply loathe that it has happened before the free play time was even spent.
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#8 Sep 03 2013 at 4:22 AM Rating: Default
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Magilicotti wrote:
In FFXI right now people have compiled lists of those who do not have good gear, and are not good players, shunning them from current end game content. Wanting people properly geared is not a new concept.


FF11 has been around for nearly a decade.

FF14 ARR has been out, available to the public as a consumer item, for scarcely 7 days.

Yes, this kind of thing will happen. I simply loathe that it has happened before the free play time was even spent.


It's been around for over a decade. And MMO's have been for even longer. You may encounter those that want others properly geared to join them. You may encounter money (gil) sellers. You may encounter many things because the genre is what it is.
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#9Mopdaddy, Posted: Sep 03 2013 at 5:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why does this bother you? It has no effect on you yet you complain as if the world is collapsing... You would never have grouped with those people anyway yet you feel the need to complain about something that doesn't affect you. This has been around forever. You think I would take a naked fool to fight with me in EQ? No!
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Shoo-shoo Mopdaddy. Back to EQ.
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Or you could play a healer class and be able to bypass jerks like that entirely Smiley: grin
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I hope it won't turn out like current FFXI where you need Delve weapon before getting one. That and monetizing wins (selling party invites for 30 million gil anyone?).

Nope, too late. Already saw a shout for a paladin that needed to have an Ifrit's Weapon for the... dun dun dun... Ifrit Battle...
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Seriously? Makes me glad I'm with Kraken Club =)
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Seriously? Makes me glad I'm with Kraken Club =)


New requirement to join Kraken Club: You must be a member of The Kraken Club.

As far as this other stuff goes, some people are just hilariously unreasonable. I remember the ICC patch in WoW, day 1 there were people trying to put PUGs together and demanded that potential members have the achievement for having completed the raid that just released that day. No, really.. this happened.

As for ilvl requirements, it's entirely too early to know what ilvl is reasonable for completing each tier of content. There's just no way to know, so making demands based on it isn't really practical right now. Once it IS known, then I'd expect PUGs to require it, and FCs to work around it.
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So its a site that judges player's gear and aptitude, frequented and used as a tool by those who have complained about being "judged" all their lives.

Have fun with that.
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Where do you see the ilvll? Maybe those guys where running the end game level 50 dungeons and wanted people with some decent gear, i hope those dungeons are super hard needing decent gear to make it run smoothly.
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#18 Sep 03 2013 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
Gear score means nothing in FFXIV. Well maybe not 'nothing' but I will take a 'skilled' player over a 'geared' player anyday. ****, you think something can only be done with 'blah blah blah' gear level? Please let me get a PT of 8 naked people and show you how wrong you are. Might take a while though... ><
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Where do you see the ilvll? Maybe those guys where running the end game level 50 dungeons and wanted people with some decent gear, i hope those dungeons are super hard needing decent gear to make it run smoothly.


I dunno about this. Once this game goes the route of gear-gating content, I'll have to bow out. That is not to dismiss gear entirely, I mean at lvl 30, I might have issues wearing lvl10 gear. But if it boils down to you have to be this tall to play in this park, no thanks.
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Not even a week into "official" release too. Already saw people in Mor Dhona advertising their ilvl and/or what ilvl they wanted minimum before invite. I died a bit inside.


1) How else are you to know if someone can tackle the content? Seriously, they are like levels. You wouldn't invite a level 40 player to fight Ifrit.

2) It's only based on Weapon...

3) People are horribly geared coming out of the story. I don't blame anyone for this, as long as they themselves are appropriately geared. What was being advertised, anyway? 60 is the highest unless you have a relic, which is 70. It's a very simple system.

I've been parsing for my own betterment, and it brought to light HUGE gap in player contribution in the final fights and dungeons. For comparison, I am extremely well geared and averaged between 140 to 125 dps, while I've had a Monk who beat me in DPS (with normal weapons/gear while I have Ifrit's Bow and better than darklight armor) and another Monk who did 40 dps (n the same party) falling lower than the pld and war tanks in the fight. The worst was a BLM with 23 dps... It was all fine and dandy because it was the main story, but if these same people then try to fight Chimera right after....

I probably sound really elitist right now... but I would prefer not to carry dead weight through very hard content. It's hard enough without that, and it's definitely an important factor. As evidenced with the Monk, though, skill and situation are equally important. Monk on single target fights is godly, Bard with adds and aoe is equally godly.



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, and it brought to light HUGE gap in player contribution in the final fights and dungeons. For comparison, I am extremely well geared and averaged between 140 to 125 dps, while I've had a Monk who beat me in DPS (with normal weapons/gear while I have Ifrit's Bow and better than darklight armor) and another Monk who did 40 dps (n the same party) falling lower than the pld and war tanks in the fight. The worst was a BLM with 23 dps... It was all fine and dandy because it was the main story, but if these same people then try to fight Chimera right after....
Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 10:28am by Louiscool


Sounds like you are parsing the wrong blm, or unaware tha the blm was probably trying to sleep the whole battle because some close range DD have problems with attacking things that the tank is not targeting. Stack your astrals right and get a few firestarters and you can easily 500 Fire III into a free instant 800 Fire III in a matter of 3 seconds.
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#22 Sep 03 2013 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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High level gear doesn't make you a better player. If a player has a high ilevel, it still doesn't show how he attained it. Whether they pulled their weight or were carried through and won a few rolls. It would further diminishes the credibility of ilevel when groups are willing to sell runs.

It's understandable that groups would want players are adequately equipped, which is fine, however sometimes the demands seem a little bit unreasonable.

Personally, I find it more entertaining to run with the average player rather than the elite player. It makes it more of a challenge. More "oh Sh**" situations where you think on your feet and react. You learn more about your class/job and its capabilities.
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Seriously? Makes me glad I'm with Kraken Club =)


New requirement to join Kraken Club: You must be a member of The Kraken Club.

As far as this other stuff goes, some people are just hilariously unreasonable. I remember the ICC patch in WoW, day 1 there were people trying to put PUGs together and demanded that potential members have the achievement for having completed the raid that just released that day. No, really.. this happened.

As for ilvl requirements, it's entirely too early to know what ilvl is reasonable for completing each tier of content. There's just no way to know, so making demands based on it isn't really practical right now. Once it IS known, then I'd expect PUGs to require it, and FCs to work around it.


PUGs have always been ridiculous with their player-demands. Most of the ones I see now, demand that you be an average ilvl, higher than that of the gear that drops in the raid. If I'm a 530 ilvl, why would I want to go PUG a 522 ilvl raid? What would I stand to gain? Most people don't go to PUGs for funsies.

Having said that, I don't mind having some form of a system to gauge a person's gear. Gear does seem to play a rather major role on a person's performance in this game. As long as demands don't get too out of hand, having a system like this is, honestly, a good thing.

I think people are just naturally afraid to be judged harshly. No one wants to be told that they're not good enough. Truth is, though, if your gear isn't very good, and you know it isn't very good, but yet you still expect to go to group events, you're essentially expecting to get carried by everyone else. That, to me, is worse than someone getting turned down because of below-par gear.

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#24 Sep 03 2013 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Get a free company > ignore these guys that act like pros or demand you to have x gear to play and play with your friends in FC > ???? > Profit

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 5:49am by MitArgento




what if your friends.. although fun to play with suck horribly and cant get crap done?
#25Mopdaddy, Posted: Sep 03 2013 at 8:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What if hypothetical hypothetical hypothetical... Can't win at ever scenario.
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It is unfortunately the only real metric for grouping with people you don't know. Is it always accurate? **** no. Will a bad player still be bad even if he has good gear? **** yeah. There is, however, no way to tell if someone is actually good if you have never grouped with them - that is the nature of pickup groups. By looking at a gear score you can at least tell that they have put it the time ad effort into getting decent equipment. It is also worth noting that you could be the most skilled player on your server but it won't matter if you gear isn't good enough to deal/take/heal the damage you need.

Tl;dr gearscores are a necessary evil and if you don't like it don't use PUGs.
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