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#1 Oct 27 2011 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone!

I got the game yesterday, and was thinking of how lonely it can get to play alone.

Im an old FFXI player, looking for a social LS

Regards!!
#2 Oct 30 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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#3 Nov 01 2011 at 2:16 PM Rating: Excellent
...and pick Esuna if you mature and interested in fun.
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#4 Nov 02 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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EdyNOTB, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
...and pick Esuna if you mature and interested in fun.


I always wanted to apply but now I realized you have such strict requirements =(
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#5 Nov 02 2011 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
Ya, that's been my issue too. Most shells are requiring quite a bit now making me hesitate to apply just about anywhere. With Esuna, 20 hours a week is a lot for me, when you consider that's more than 2+hours/day, that's a lot of FFXIV. Then a lot of shells are asking for some rank 40-50's which I don't have, so it's becoming quite frustrating finding a shell anywhere.
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#6 Nov 03 2011 at 1:53 AM Rating: Excellent
Yeah its a tough one. Most established shells are requiring more stricter requirements but for good reason. A lot of time is invested in creating and maintaining a linkshell with events, socializing and getting together to do stuff and achieve common goals. With the way SE has set up the current linkshell management system (basically not much there) it is difficult for linkshells to ensure they get players that can commit the time needed to integrate into the shell. It is difficult enough when you start in an established shell to get to know people, learn peoples quirks etc but when we add level restrictions etc it gets even tougher. The reasoning why we do this is because we have had a lot of people join us in the past that say Hi for a couple of days then decide they don't like FFXIV and just leave, meaning that we are left with another player on our shell list taking up a space that a more active member could use. So we have recently introduced a minimum level of 30 as we think that means that a player has spent sufficient time playing their class to know they enjoy it and want to play some more. Remember you are half way through your r50 journey when you are at R40! so even r30 is quite low still. I think that also in our shell we spend a lot of time chatting and working together crafting etc and we also don't want people just joining to leech off us (e.g. get us to craft items or go on event runs just to get a piece of gear and then move on to another shell once they have got what they want). In terms of the hours per week, 5-10 hours doesn't mean you cant play FFXIV and enjoy it, far from it, however to really be part of a linkshell you have to be active and 5 hours per week for instance doesn't really give you a chance of getting to know members and taking part in shared activities. We have found in our experience that players who play for 20+ hours tend to integrate much quicker and better and stay in our shell so we are putting in that restriction so that people don't waste their time.

At the end of the day for us it comes down to playing together, mutual respect and a shared sense of fun and challenge. As a new player I can see why this might be seen as a bit of a barrier but you have to understand the reasons why we put restrictions in. :)

There is always the option of creating your own shell and getting players that you party with to join in. In a way thats how our shell was formed over 8 months ago!

Good luck in your hunting!
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#7 Nov 03 2011 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I would like to thank Edy for the time and atention he put in his previous post. I think he explained very well the reasoning behind the current LS restriction and doubt I would be able to make it as clear him!

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#8 Nov 03 2011 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh crap, I was just trying to make a joke about "mature" and an "interest in fun."

I wonder how many people get discouraged from playing ffxiv because they are finding it difficult to get plugged in. I think the poor ls management system is causing more problems than SE realizes.
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#9 Nov 03 2011 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
Ya, the level requirements I can understand. The time ones too I suppose, I think I'm in a bad position simply cause of my job, work 4 days on (all 12 hour shifts), so I never log on. Then on my days off, I would be spending about 5 hours a day playing the game which just isn't feasible. I'd probably at best average about 10 hours a week. Eh well, I'll keep playing, sure I'll find something in game with time.
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