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#1 Jan 31 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi all,

I am a new player looking to get into the game, having tried many MMO's recently and not finding one that has grabbed me. As a FF fan i thought its about time i gave this a go.

I am NOT looking for handouts of any sort.

The main things i'm looking for are as follows.

1: Anyone willing to show me the ropes, (experienced player maybe starting a ne char would be ideal)

2: Suggestions on server to join

3: Info on how Linkshells work and perhaps a invite to on, Possibbly linked to point 1

4: Suggestions for starting class for new player, Always love mages in FF series

Think thats it for now.

Look forwards to hearing from the community

#2 Jan 31 2013 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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#3 Jan 31 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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1, 2, and 3 are all kind of the same question.

Most everyone on this forum is willing to help you, but a social linkshell is better since they give in-game help.
While there are differences among servers, which one you choose is more about finding a linkshell. This is an MMO, one that prioritizes group content, so it's highly recommended you look through this forum, see who is giving out linkshell invites, then join their server and linkshell. We see a lot of returning/new player posts, so you should be able to find several other similar posts that veterans have already replied to- the information and linkshell invites are (generally) not limited to just the original poster, so feel free to take them up on their offers and advice.

Linkshells are just like guilds. A leader creates the shell then distributes an item that servers as your invite. You can hold several linkshell items, but only one can be used at a time. Each one is a unique snowflake, so everything from events to attitude to requirements will be different for each and every one.

As far as a starting job, usually we recommend leveling WAR to lv30 for new players. FFXI is unique in that you can change jobs at any time, so WAR is recommended because it's an easy job that does not cost a fortune. It's also an extremely useful subjob, so you'll probably end up leveling it anyway. Otherwise, BLM, WHM, and RDM are your starting mage jobs- I don't know if one shines above the others for new players, but RDM might be a tad easier since you've got a wide array of skills to make use of.

Edited, Jan 31st 2013 2:13pm by xypin
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#4 Jan 31 2013 at 2:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Siren. I foist you on Nok, who was somebody else who posted asking for a server here and is now 99 in just a few months. Keep the nublet daisychain goin'.
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#5 Feb 01 2013 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
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If on Sylph my LS would gladly help, even level low jobs to join you. Sadly I cant help at the moment till my internet returns.

Plus I am UK friendly times and others are EU.

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#6 Feb 01 2013 at 7:03 AM Rating: Good
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I'd recommend Carbuncle but I'm having a hard time finding an active shell myself. In fact, I'm thinking about hopping to another server because of it. ; ;

#7 Feb 01 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Torrence wrote:
I'd recommend Carbuncle but I'm having a hard time finding an active shell myself. In fact, I'm thinking about hopping to another server because of it. ; ;

I heard that Carbuncle isn't a welcoming server. Friend of mine was still on there from when we started at NA release. He had two 75s and got shunned so switched to the server I restarted on.

There are already a few threads with, according to commenters, welcoming servers. Some may pop in and offer a invite here.
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