I purchased ARR last night and haven't had a chance to play yet (due to incredibly slow download speed) so please be gentle with the flaming!
After browsing thru the forums here and the Lodestone I have few questions... Hoping to ease future disappointment and better understand what I can look forward too. I keep reading about this DF system and was wondering if anything like "oldskool" exp parties exist? Does grouping with friends or other random people (in my same server only) and going to random places in the world to "grind" on mobs exist? Or are we stuck with this DF system, which from what I've read is horribly implemented? Or is the DF system specifically for dungeon raids and there's still viable options for exp parties?
Next question; reading thru the forums here and Lodestone it seems that this community has become rude since the days of FFXI. I've come across disrespectful rude comments on every forum I've been browsing... Is this same "atmosphere" portrayed in game?
Again, please forgive me if these questions are repeats or irrelevant. Just trying to get a feel for ARR community and play style.
Edited, Oct 30th 2013 11:57am by dradenmathias