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#1 Apr 26 2010 at 1:47 AM Rating: Good
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I have been reading threw the several threads here on Zam and Just looking for some newbie help with lvling. So I logged in the first time to FFXI and I immediately went for a Galka Warrior cause they look cute. I want to use 2hand weapons but im not sure swords or great axe. Also I heard there is a subjob quest you can do at level 18 which sub is best for warrior? Since this will be my first job at all is War/Mnk better than War/thf? Any help will be great and thanks in advance!!
#2 Apr 26 2010 at 1:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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yes, WAR/MNK is what you'll want until you can get WAR/NIN or WAR/SAM (appropriateness of both dependent on situation, about which you can read more in this forum). great axe is >>>>>>> sword, to the point that you don't belong in parties if you choose sword. also, shield break lowers the evasion of your target, so make sure to use it for quite awhile. sturmwind does more damage, but shield break helps everyone's overall damage (including your own) more than a big WS. good luck and have fun.
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#3 Apr 26 2010 at 2:01 AM Rating: Good
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Sweet man thanks for info I have been reading about monk right now. Seems like an interesting job. Also I was scanning a thread in the general disscusion that you can pretty much solo from 1-75. Is this true? The thread refers to doing Field of Valor quests and later levels doing Campaigns. I don't mind grouping but I usually have wierd schedule like being on very late night when most people are asleep.
#4 Apr 26 2010 at 3:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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Soloing to 1-75 is very very slow, and very very difficult. I don't recommend it at all.

And there will always be people online, whether JP, NA or EU.

Edited, Apr 26th 2010 5:35am by Lucinus
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#5 Apr 26 2010 at 4:18 AM Rating: Good
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Why does WAR start out with a sword to begin with? It just causes confusion in the long run. >_>"

I like WAR because it's so versatile. Being able to use many different weapons proficiently or changing from a damage dealer to a tank on the fly with some quick gear swaps if fun.

It really depends on your playing style, and what your party needs. Everything is situational.

As for the subjobs...you should level as many jobs as possible. Of course it's just my opinion but I believe it helps you learn about the mechanics of the game, as well as how other jobs work.

For someone who is just starting out I would level MNK to lvl 18 and do the subjob quest. From there it's pretty straight forward leveling WAR to lvl 30. Then you can unlock the advance jobs such as NIN,SAM,DRG,DNC etc.

Each subjob shines at different levels and some have more situational usages than others. I.E. DNC for solo.

Hope that helps.



#6 Apr 26 2010 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
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Why does WAR start out with a sword to begin with? It just causes confusion in the long run. >_>"


Presumably because they were the original "tank", so in SE's twisted logic that probably meant sword n' board. A lot of the early patch notes mention tweaking quite a number of weapon ranks n' all that too though, so could also be that it was a (relatively) stronger weapon then.

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Also I was scanning a thread in the general disscusion that you can pretty much solo from 1-75. Is this true? The thread refers to doing Field of Valor quests and later levels doing Campaigns. I don't mind grouping but I usually have wierd schedule like being on very late night when most people are asleep.


You can, but as mentioned, groups will tend to be faster. I tend to solo things through 37 or so, but around then is where parties start to commonly do substantially better XP/hr than you can solo. One thing with this game is that all regions play on the same servers, so it's less likely that nobody will be on, and more likely that you'll simply have people from another time zone (who may not speak English very well or at all, but still).

At the very least, solo while waiting for an invite or whatever. WAR isn't the greatest for soloing, but with /DNC it's decent enough.
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#7 Apr 26 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Also... if you plan on soloing, Marksmanship is a MUST- its utility drops off at later levels (as skill - mob difference increases) but their are some great times to be had soloing WAR with bolts & X-bow.

As you are just starting out I wont go into all the possibilities (read stickies) but FoV really helps ....
(Galka War/Whm for Barstonra on worms with fov refresh & Bolts is almost overpowered).

Get comfortable with macro's ASAP & you will have a much easier time.

Also.... Reraise !! lol

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#8 Apr 26 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, stickies. Lots of useful information therein. For future reference.
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#9 Apr 26 2010 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey thanks for all the great info I think at first I am going to go War/Monk just hit level 7 woot :P Leveling doesnt take that long so far the FOV missions are pretty easy. If anyone could hook up a noob with a Great axe around my level my name is Nashfan on Asura server back to leveling :P
#10 Apr 26 2010 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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I will probably be on between 7-8PM EST tonight if you'll still be on and haven't gotten a GAxe yet.
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#11 Apr 26 2010 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Ya i will more than like be on and that would be great my onion sword is starting to do really bad damage lol.. I have made about 1k gil so far this game is pretty fun. Thanks for the hook up i will watch for ya around that time!
#12 Jul 01 2010 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Hit me up in game and we can party ;) name is Johneblaze.
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