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#1 Oct 30 2013 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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I remember in FFXI, back in 2005/06, the server forums were the place to be. Is this something ZAM is considering in the future? Is it something we even care about?

I think it would be a good idea. Or is 80% of the users on here the Zam server or Excalibur anyway so it doesn't matter?

Just curious. Thanks.

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 10:47am by WFOAssassin
#2 Oct 30 2013 at 8:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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The server forums for XI turned into a wasteland years ago.

I think the FC recruiting forum is good enough. Most of the issues we're encountering in the game are not server specific, but universal to all servers, and the general forum is the best place for those topics.

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#3 Oct 30 2013 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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You don't even use the job forums.
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I also think that in XI we had a stronger sense of Community. No disrespect for other MMOs but you have to remember that XI was in a Pre-Ease of Access MMO era. Most of us have seen the anger caused during SW:TOR when it was launched without a "Dungeon Finder" and most can now see the "LF X Class for Y Instance - Please Be Geared" that has stemmed from WoTLK which prohibits adequately geared persons from joining groups due to others wanting the grossly overgeared.

The sense of Community isn't what it used to be. I'm not blind to the fact that XI had its own share of jackasses and whackapples, but since all grouping was done within the server during the time I played those were few and far between because it would effect their own ability to get things done. Don't get me wrong I absolutely adored the Good Players/Bad Players Threads that popped up in Garuda's Server Forum back in the day, but now it's just not necessary.
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#5 Oct 30 2013 at 9:30 AM Rating: Good
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Catwho wrote:
The server forums for XI turned into a wasteland years ago.

I think the FC recruiting forum is good enough. Most of the issues we're encountering in the game are not server specific, but universal to all servers, and the general forum is the best place for those topics.

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 10:52am by Catwho


I did mean to note that they turned into a slum. I agree. I wanted to hear other views.

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You don't even use the job forums.


I look at them from time to time. Wints fishing guide is very helpful. I just don't post because my experience is that, if its not conforming knowledge or ways of playing, people look at you funny and make you feel bad about your decisions. Even when they are not "wrong."

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I also think that in XI we had a stronger sense of Community. No disrespect for other MMOs but you have to remember that XI was in a Pre-Ease of Access MMO era. Most of us have seen the anger caused during SW:TOR when it was launched without a "Dungeon Finder" and most can now see the "LF X Class for Y Instance - Please Be Geared" that has stemmed from WoTLK which prohibits adequately geared persons from joining groups due to others wanting the grossly overgeared.

The sense of Community isn't what it used to be. I'm not blind to the fact that XI had its own share of jackasses and whackapples, but since all grouping was done within the server during the time I played those were few and far between because it would effect their own ability to get things done. Don't get me wrong I absolutely adored the Good Players/Bad Players Threads that popped up in Garuda's Server Forum back in the day, but now it's just not necessary.


Good point.
#6 Oct 30 2013 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well honestly I never used the server forums on Zam for FFXI back in the day, however I did use the job forums to learn my roles to the best of my ability...
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#8 Oct 31 2013 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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I would guess more than half of the ZAM community is on the same server, those that are scattered don't usually post server specific stuff... Honestly server sectioned forums are all but doomed anywhere other than the official site, and I've never even gone in there lol. I do use their class subforums. I come here for news and chat with minimal trolling and there for immediate need stuff until everyone gets up to snuff with quest and class info.
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