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#1 Jan 27 2013 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Well. I knew id end up back here before long. Took over 6 years. but hey, better now then never.

Im sure alot has changed in the game. i have a rough idea on whats going on, but its very rough. I havent played since the economy went to **** in 06.
I guess my main questions would be. how does levelling work now. is it the same? do people solo? or is it still party based. And if it is solo.. im curious on the time it takes. Im in no rush to level and dont mind the grind, but am still curious.

Then there is server population. But i think ive read the servers are close to the same now for the most part.
But i do recall years ago that is has always been hard for new players to get into a groove in FFXI. Is this still the case? Since i would be starting from level 1 again.
This has always been my most fav mmo. Ive played very many of them, and ive always missed this 1 the most. the people, the sense of accompaniment when something got finished. And the music.no game compares in any of these. ANd that is why i hope to be able to return and stay around this time.

Thanks for the help =)

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#2 Jan 27 2013 at 11:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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The game has changed dramatically, so while it is definitely worth giving it another shot, also keep in mind that it's not the same game you once played.

Leveling, for the most part, is done solo and, more commonly, through alliances. Leveling speed is now ridiculous and can be done in a month even if you're not really trying too hard. This was changed for several reasons, but you point out the main one: to keep new players from falling behind.

There are differences between server population and attitude, but joining a linkshell from day 1 is much more important. People on this forum will probably give you a few options.

Finally, the game also has a new expansion being released in March, so it might be worth joining now to be up to date for new content.

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#3 Jan 27 2013 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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Solo.. well wow. Thats a change for sure.
Well, ill try to read up on how it goes. And try to find a questing guild of some sorts. Since in 2006 there was a pretty straight forward way of levelling while in a party. area A. to area B. then to C. or D. etc.

With soloing being the way now ill guess that also has changed.
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#4 Jan 27 2013 at 1:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Most people level through Grounds of Valor alliances.

The standard leveling path through GoV is Gusgen Mines 10-30+, Crawlers Nest 30ish-65ish, then Bostaunieux Oubliette 65+. Zeruhn is an alt 65+ I personally never use it, but your server might be different.

With Gusgen you'll be level capped under 27. Crawlers Next under 55/57 (I forget) and the other two are uncapped. IMO the exp rate you get in Gusgen (Which is like 10k-15k/hour after you cap your exp per page) is about what you can pull solo (Maybe less *shurgs*) just without the skill ups.
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Well, game is downloading, and watching some newbie vids on youtube.
But in the process.. there are a few more questions. Which , im hoping the videos are covering, but just in case.,

Travel. mainly to get to Jueno. i recall airship passes, kahzam keys. sub job quests. And all that jazz. ive read the sub job quest is different. only in need of a skull, but i dont remember where this turned in. And are there still air ship passes making travel easier?
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Nothing has been removed from the game, so old transportation methods still work.

Along with the new changes, npcs associated with different events will now warp you to different locations, similar to outpost warps.
The warps for Abyssea are the easiest to unlock as it simply involves talking to npcs and traveling to easily accessible locations.
More found on Abyssea here http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Abyssea
You'll want to at least complete the "Getting Started" section of the page ASAP.
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Super. Well, ill read into that as well without over doing everything and having FFXI overload. but i do have 10 hours until these updates are done so im sure i can take my time and look and see what servers are out there since i still have no idea where to plant myself. :)

But thanks for the info.
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The Aby warps do no good until you get Cruor. Easy to get once you take part in parties in any Abyssea zone. Find a linkshell that will let you leech to help you start and there are a few quest that reward cruor.
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You do still need the three items for subjob quest, that hasnt been changed. Some things have been, such as 1 testimony will let you fight maat three times instead of once. I made a post in a thread that you might find helpful, heres the link:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=13586431081823645#3
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I came back after being AFK sense 2007. At first it was very overwhelming, just the amount of little thing to get done ( sub job quest, kazam keys, missions lots of missions, all the limit breaks and fame) again. LB really slowed down my way to 99 not very long but it did. One big change is jobs under 99, don't seem to matter much, if its not 99 or on its way to 99 there is no point to it. Also the lack of lower level gear, AH is like a ghost town,very little under 75. So lots of people show up naked or in level 1 gear to low lvl party's. Its kinda funny and sad at the same time. FFXI was always about gearing yourself well no matter what level you were. Now you level so fast no one cares what gear you have, well until 99. Any way the game is still fun , i'm loving it. If you choose Sylph look me up i would be happy to help you get into the swing of things.
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AFK sense 2007

I suppose it could be hard to play while also being omniscient about other players being AFK over the course of a whole year.

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i hear patchboard... just started playing today after 6 years and now i have ot wait for a patch >,< lol
But that is ok, gives me time to see how expensive levelling blm now is. *sniff*
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Just to give you a little update on traveling;

Instant Warp scrolls now only cost 10 conquest points, so any amount of solo low lvl will basicly give you free warp forever.

Later on (after lvl 30 and your first abyssea party to get Cruor, the currency in abyssea), the main focus is not traveling to, but from, Jeuno. Abyssea NPC there can warp you to Buburimu, Valkurm Dunes, Konschtat Highlands, La Theine, Tahrongi canyon etc etc so it's very easy to get around for "free".

Even later more options opens up with Voidwatch warps but that's endgame content you can look up at wiki if you want to.

To be honest I can't remember the last time I used an airship, or a teleport for that matter. Insta-travel-NPCs is the new toy in FFXI.
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Well, that helps knowing that. Its hard not to be overwelmed..thats for sure. Still trying to see what job to go. And its looking lik blm. And damn. expensive. hoping to tackle the aspir quest a bit when the servers are up. Just so much to do. And working on a battle plan is a bit much. thinking of getting rdm and blm to atleast 18, then hope i can find help for this sub job quest. But from what ive reading it wont be easy to gather help for that but i guess i can hope.
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I wish i did. cuz this server seems to be a graveyard..
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Did you go back to Bismarck on your old character or are you just derping about on a new one and it wouldn't kill you to switch?
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What happened to the 'Identical post from you two seconds ago' protection, Alla?

Edited, Jan 28th 2013 11:13am by Raelix
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http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/99953-All-Final-Fantasy-XI-PC-Updates-amp-PS2-Disc-Backups

Should save you several hours of updating, at least.

http://www.bluegartr.com/threads/111484-New-or-Returning-Players-Discussion-2-SoA-Homeless-Veterans-Edition

A very comprehensive list with all sorts of guides and info for returning players. Discussion follows, good place to ask questions as well. Along with the two stickies in this Alla forum you shouldn't be bored while you wait for downloads.
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#20 Jan 28 2013 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Im starting over from the ground up on Asura.
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And i dont know if i erase this char. start on another server if i end up losing this hat that is given out through steam..cuz it is a neato hat :P
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And i dont know if i erase this char. start on another server if i end up losing this hat that is given out through steam..cuz it is a neato hat :P


Its a one time thing. You can only give the hat to one character.
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Oh hell... who the **** told you to go to Asura? Seems like twice a week I hear about stupid drama over there.
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Asura isn't bad but you'll want a shell. That will help you more than anything. What's your game name?
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In game name is Mastra..
I hope i made a good choice :/
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Asura's fine. By the way no one noted this but no one hangs out in the starter cities anymore really so don't let the fact that they are quiet make you think the server is dead
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Find a linkshell. Immediately. It makes the game awesome.
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I hooked him up with my new casual shell.

It has a lot of people of all different levels so, hopefully that helps.
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im sure it will be a great help :)
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#30 Jan 28 2013 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Well so far so good. 1 thing ive noticed though... next to no gear in the AH til atleast lv 30...... very odd.
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hello!

Inc newb question and i thought this would be the best place to put it..

In regards to travel.. Until im able to get to Rank 5 for the airships (which i hear nobody really uses) how can i get around. its hard to get a tele, and they do add up over time gil wise.. is there another way i can get to this crystals?
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http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Researchers_from_the_West

Go there. Other then Abyssea Maw teleports this is pretty easy and cost virtually nothing. Turn in crystals to the waypoints to "power" it. Second quest in that line are the founts.
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Yeah do the researchers quests as much as possible (by the way, after the first set you can unlock the rest of the teleports in any order) and also do start opening up abyssea maws. When I actually get a minute to play I'll also see about taking you into the abyssea and getting you a bit of cruor so you can use the maw teleports once in awhile as well.

Also get your choco license, it helps a bit.
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The lack of low level gear at the AH is somewhat of a problem. But there are some ways around it, too. The good news is, you don't need fantastic gear anymore at low-mid levels because most of the experiencing is done in alliances. I do most of mine solo, but I was smart and saved all my past gear on mules so I have plenty to choose from (I just came back after 2 years away).

Still, you can buy low level sets, like leather (lv 7), and low level mail and robes from armor vendors in the starting cities. And the low level sets are really cheap. Same thing with lower level weapons. One other thing you can do is use Conquest Points to purchase gear. CP is so easy to come by, so you will soon find you have many more than you need. The gear isn't great, in fact some of it is bad. But its better than nothing, and you won't have much else to spend CP on, now that Warp Scrolls are so cheap.
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Works for me. Just let me know. I have the main 3 so far. mea, dem and holla and i my chicken license :P
And i have talked to the guy in Port Jeuno to start getting those stones or what have you that you can get every 20 hours, but other then that. Thats it. Just working on rank 3.
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Oh! And if anyone is on after 5pm est time tomorrow.. i could use a hand with WIndy rank 2-3. time to take out both dragons. :)
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Huge change since 2006: All level caps were removed from mission fights, the monsters were not made stronger.

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hey man i'd be more then happy to help with your 2-3, i tryed to get help in jeuno today but the only /t i got was level up to 55 then solo it.... end up just buying a potion and ened up doing it my self (32war/mnk) as i am to working on getting my airpass. hit me up if your on.

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Well, Rank 3 now. Dragon down thankfully. Had some help just in case. :P

Ok! and of course, there is another question...

Traverser stone.
Ive spoke to Joachim. Had the cutsceen, and got my first stone. Question is. How to i get more? I think, if i read correctly that i can start collecting stones as of level 30, every 20 hours? But ive tried to get others with no luck. Is there a quest that i am suppose to finish now? I think i may have read one that i am to visit maw's in a bunch of differernt areas. But i am not sure if that is correct, and if it is. can this is be done solo? (lv 35)
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You can visit the maws if you are at least lv30.

Initially, you gain 1 stone every 20 hours and the npcs can hold an infinite number as far as I know.
You can speed up the process by obtaining KIs called "Abyssite of Celerity". More information can be found here http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Abyssite
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Very first thing I do with nublets is, a day or two after they start stones, run them out to Konschtat and blast a few tonberries for their first Celerity.

Each stone you burn before getting any celerities is 2.5 stones worth of time or 1.5 stones wasted because they work retroactively on your stock as well.
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#42 Feb 03 2013 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi all,

If you all don't mind I"m gonna ask some questions also because well I'm back and I'm a newbie all over again.
I got my old account reactivated and have lvl 75 BLM my questions are.

1. What expansions do I need for this void watch or abyss so that I can level up to 99.
2. Are there level cap quests like old school lvl 50 ffxi I have to do?
3.What NPC's do I talk to get this lvling stuff going?
4. A website with guides or something? I"m back and I"m like omg I don't know what to do.
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Ok, heres a issue that i thought i had fixed. But i guess not...

Memory dump crash to blue screen while playing..
when i first starting playing again last week, i was good for about 12 hours then after that, every 5 min id crash to the blue screeen and get the memory dump message. I downloaded a hotfix for Windows 7 that day and it has been good. Til this evening. I did a hard disk check, seems like all was ok. But so far that is all ive done as ive never really seen that error until ive started FFXI again..

Anyone have this problem? Or know of any fixes for it..

And p.s thank you all for the help and advice so far. It has helped me greatly and hope that it is also helping other new players or returning players. :)

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Motioninjoy was bluescreening me every twenty minutes after an update. Sh*tcanned it. How can a program be that crappy but nobody else has made one that does the same?

If the bluescreen references Mijxfilt.sys, it's Motioninjoy being a **** tier program. You need to write down whats actually in the bsod and it can tell you a lot about what actually happened.

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Ok, if..well when it happens again ill try to get some of it down.
I kept my cell phone on camera for 2 days after that whenever i played incase it popped up to snap a pic of it but it never did. And it happening last night caught me so off guard the time i got my phone on cam it was too late as it only stays on the screen before it restarts for about 4-6 seconds... :/
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Here's a tip sheet for getting a memory dump and pin pointing problems with BSOD:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246

Pretty good instructions. I'm usually able to pin point the exact culprit when following that page.

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hey Bell, sorry I haven't been on to help, been really busy with real life. Hope the LS I hooked you up with is working out.
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Here's a tip sheet for getting a memory dump and pin pointing problems with BSOD:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246

Pretty good instructions. I'm usually able to pin point the exact culprit when following that page.



Ok, ill give that a go later on tonight and will post what it says. Thanks for the link :)

And the LS has been great. Very helpful. Thanks for hooking me up Olor. :)

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Well, also!
Since i feel bad for bugging the LS im in so much.
Curious if anyone has time to lend a hand with some Limit break and or trying to get that moldavite earring.

If so in game name is Mastra. :)
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