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#1 Jan 19 2013 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I played Final Fantasy 11 in I wanna say 04?
I was thinking about coming back after all these years as more of a recreational experience. What I really wanna know is... Is it worth playing? I have heard there is still a community dedicated to playing FF 11, also if I did decide to come back, which is a big possibility what server is a great server for helpful players? Any answers will suffice I just wanna know if FF11 is worth my time to come back too and starting fresh.
#2 Jan 19 2013 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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What I really wanna know is... Is it worth playing?


No, its @#%^ing awful leave and never come back.

But seriously, you're on a ffxi forum asking if you should play ffxi? Everyone is going to say yes. The game's been out 10 years now. Its 5th expansion is coming out in march of this year. Bringing 15 new zones & 2 new jobs. People are still playing it. New & returning players are still trickling in. If you havn't played the game in 8 years then A LOT has changed. Its much like a different game. Leveling your first job to max level (99 now, 75 then) which used to take years can be done in weeks now. After that it gets much shorter.

Read through the retuning player threads on the last few pages. Everyone seems to ask the same questions.

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#3 Jan 19 2013 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
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haha I agree it is quite a weird question to ask on a FF11 forum, thank you for your insight.
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As someone who played steadily all eight years, it was worth never leaving.

Definitely worth coming back!
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#5 Jan 19 2013 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for your input, I have to wait on customer support to get my Playonline ID to work. According to their website I can submit an email request all 7 days of the week, but I cannot get an answer till Monday, so now I wait. I have no idea where else to look for my Playonline ID either, when I joined FF14 when it first came out I had to get an ID but now I cannot find out where it is.
#6 Jan 19 2013 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Also I was wondering which server I should go with when I am able to log-in.

I see a lot of players complaining about lack of Player-Activity on their servers, I understand this game is 10 years old? (Could be wrong) But there should be at least some medium Pop servers out there.
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You have to get your POL ID tied to a Square-Enix Account as all billing is done through that site.
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Also I was wondering which server I should go with when I am able to log-in.

I see a lot of players complaining about lack of Player-Activity on their servers, I understand this game is 10 years old? (Could be wrong) But there should be at least some medium Pop servers out there.


Although there had been a general decline in population, a great many folks are returning to the game these days, so the activity levels are actually increasing across all the servers. The best bet is to return to your old original server, or the one it merged with - you'd be surprised how many old friends are still around or have come back. If you come to Bismarck, I can give you a pearl to a linkshell that has been taking in a lot of returnees these days.
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#9 Jan 20 2013 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I am unsure of which server I used to belong to, I don't have any characters from the old days associated with my account anymore. So I will be starting fresh, pretty much a new player since all the changes that have been implemented. However I will keep Bismark in my thoughts when Square comes around to letting me know my ID.
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Id imagine there will be a influx of players for the new expansion but to me the game is back to its sh*tty exclusive self again. But honestly Id say give it a shot, you might like it you might not. If you don't then stop playing, if you do, keep playing. I myself take frequent long breaks and play for several months. If the Expansion is poor ill probably leave again, if it is fun ill likely play some more.

Presently I do not find the game itself to be overly enjoyable, mostly because my favorite job is a piece of sh*t that under performs in almost every imaginable scenario...The current endgame events are catered to time limits rather than the content, as such it requires optimal set up to complete with no way to progress using less than optimal groups, because the time limit says you lose if you don't finish in time.

There is lots of fun stuff, but it gets mundane pretty quick, At present I don't think the game would be worth returning to, but the fact that expo is around the corner is more than enough to give it a courtesy try, while FFXI to me has a lot of short comings at present, its always an adventure exploring new stuff.

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#11 Jan 20 2013 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I remember when I first played, it was quite a lot of fun to rise up in levels. I was thinking of going BLM but I heard that they are extremely hard to do solo questing and stuff, and more enjoyable as a group player.
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I remember when I first played, it was quite a lot of fun to rise up in levels. I was thinking of going BLM but I heard that they are extremely hard to do solo questing and stuff, and more enjoyable as a group player.


Game has really changed since 04. It's really not the same anymore. BLM is a good start. You will solo till 12 if you haven't already and party to 99 so BLM is a good first choice.(It will be great for farming your gear in abyssea) If you really need help with quest find a good linkshell.
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#13 Jan 20 2013 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Enders623 wrote:
I remember when I first played, it was quite a lot of fun to rise up in levels. I was thinking of going BLM but I heard that they are extremely hard to do solo questing and stuff, and more enjoyable as a group player.


Game has really changed since 04. It's really not the same anymore. BLM is a good start. You will solo till 12 if you haven't already and party to 99 so BLM is a good first choice.(It will be great for farming your gear in abyssea) If you really need help with quest find a good linkshell.


I'll keep all this in mind when I finally log on, getting antsy I wanna play so bad haha.
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You said you had no characters associated with your account? If that's right think about buying the previous ultimate collection, Abyssea Edition. Gets you acess to every facet of the game and you get a head piece that is great, til lvl 30 when its latents dont work anymore.

As for a server think about Asura as well. Many returning and new players. I am in a ls that has a few people any time of the day. Na and EU players. We would be happy for you to join.
#15 Jan 20 2013 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I made a trial account for the time being, I have the ultimate collectors edition from steam. Just waiting on my Playonline ID from square, I bought and played FF14 and well I don't remember my Playonline ID so I can't actually play a full account just yet.
#16 Jan 21 2013 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
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As someone who played steadily all eight years, it was worth never leaving.

Definitely worth coming back!

This, I have had breaks/timeouts and long periods where I didnt touch XI yet guess what - I still play.

Some people will say dont waste your time coming back - yet they struggle to give real reasons. Its much easier to do end game stuff, much easier to get stuff done but the only issue I would mention is the fact low leveling is more solo stuff because not many party any more. BUT if your a person who duo's you will find it 10x easier then before.
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#17 Jan 21 2013 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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the only issue I would mention is the fact low leveling is more solo stuff because not many party any more. BUT if your a person who duo's you will find it 10x easier then before


That isn't a problem on my server. 1-10 solo but its always been that way, I solo to 18, then head to Gusgen for your first book burn. Even if empty it is not hard to build up a party there.
#18 Jan 21 2013 at 12:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm happy to be back (been a couple years now). I've recently joined a new shell and it's got quite a wide range of players/levels etc. I've been trying to let go a bit more, enjoy achieving small goals etc, and it's worked out really well for me.

The game is a lot easier to be casual now, although it is pretty hard to get geared up enough that people don't criticize you, but if you don't let that bother you, you can have fun.

I've found that focusing on small achievable goals is key to enjoying the game, as is doing things that may not directly benefit me. Like yesterday, I added to/cleaned up my macros to reflect new gear I've gotten recently, and duoed farmed for relic gear in dyna Xarc (finally got my monster gloves to drop!), and got a new atma. The day before I just helped someone get their Kazam keys and unlock BST and some other stuff. Just simple stuff, but low stress and fun. (The guy had been playing only 4 days and was like level 40ish blm)

The game has a lot more to offer casual players nowadays, but do join an LS. I'd take Zymunn or Cat up on their offers. There is a bunch of stuff that is pretty hard to do without someone essentially carrying you. An LS will make a lot of that stuff more achievable (like say if people are going to go out and kill NMs in abyssea - it doesn't hurt them to have you along, and you can get Atma and exp. and cruor.)
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#19 Jan 21 2013 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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Well I finally have all my account info set up, square got back to me so I am officially a member of FF11 woot woot, anyways I joined Bismarck so Cat i'm gonna take you up on your offer, my Square-Enix ID is Bludallas. Feel free to add me Cat so you can give me a pearl to your LS.
#20 Jan 21 2013 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
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Im sorry for the person who replied to you first, theres no need for that kind of negativity and rudeness on these forums.

I just came back a few months ago after leaving at the beginning of 06. The game has tons of content to explore, new endgame battles to challenge you, level caps have been removed from most of the older missions to allow people to solo them once they reach level cap, and leveling in general is much faster and easier because most people utilize the Grounds of Valor system and party in alliances. A long time ago, choosing one job and getting it to level cap was a huge task that took months. Nowadays, other than completing things like limit break, getting a job to the higher levels is much faster. I know many people who have gotten jobs to 99 in less than a week using Abysea, but its very fast to level in alliance parties as well. Imo, just find yourself some cool people to chat with and go from there, alot of people are more than willing to answer questions and help newer players out so long as they arent busy with linkshell events.



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