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Returning Player - Where to Party?

#1 Oct 04 2012 at 9:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Players can also now "pay" for leveling. Now I understand this method if you don't have a lot of free time (due to work, children, etc) and you want to catch up quickly but if you're someone who's not doing much and is just too lazy, that is just sad. What I do approve is though, the old way is still kept but only in different areas, like the areas I posted above. There are no more Quifim parties (sadly) no more parties in Garlaige Citadel (thank god) and no more parties in Valkurm Dunes (R.I.P. Valkurm) it just boils down to who you know and how bad you need to get to 99. I've seen someone get to 99 in a day from leeching.

There are standard abyssea XP party shouts fairly often in Jeuno, its not all pay-to-get-99 like you make it sound.

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Also people don't like to really help outside of their shells due to how much XI has changed. I also do believe that everyone I've met on XI has told me they "skipped" over AF1 and AF2 and just aim for Endgame AF3 when AF3 requires more help than 1 and 2 combined. You need 8 Seals for each piece of gear, albeit the body being 10.

So that brings you to a grand total of 42 Seals. Which are only done in Abyssea, and if your someone who's coming back and your not skilled then you can kiss those seals goodbye. If you skill burn that leaves you in even more of a mess, due to the fact that you have to get gear to conpensate for how gimpy you end up and how underskilled you are going in Abyssea. Now mind you the skill up process varies due to what weapon you use but it's still just as bad when your struggling to get seals and can't find a Linkshell that will run them with you.

AF1 and AF2 are more or less useless stat-wise (there are exceptions), there are still reasons to do the AF1 at least, if you're into storylines. They're hit-or-miss. As far as seals go, there's a fair few jobs that can solo some seal NMs. I've done them on DNC and BST, I know THF can, NIN can, I'm sure there's others. You're not locked into having to find a linkshell to get seals, if you don't want to. Will it be slower? Probably, but its not impossible.
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