Basically, I just started playing this game a few days ago, chose the Warrior class to work with, and so far it's actually a pretty fun class to work with, well at least from what I can tell.
I'm gonna use this thread to tell tales of what I have seen, done and encountered so far, as well as ask for what you guys think would be good ideas on what to do next.
First off, a little more info on my dude currently: he's a male hume, who is using a great axe (since I was told for some reason that those are expected from every Warrior...or somethin' like that), and some decent brass armour. Oh, and I started in San D'Orian (I think that's how it's spelt.... )
But anyways, on with the tales. Basically, I started out like anybody: a sword, weak armour and not a gil to my name. After the obligitory beginning cutscene ended, I went and looked at the shops to see exactly what they had. Of course, being the naive dude I was, I saw that the "Bronze Scythe" looked promising: 14 damage, and could be equipped from the start by my class. "Niiiiiice" I though as I decided to work on getting this weapon of semi-nice power. (as far as I could tell, at least :V )
I then go to the west gest to the gaurd as the NPC I gave the coupon to beforehand told me to do so as to get myself to some decent stats. I end up starting what looks like a tutorial to learn the basics. The first few things were actually easy (get signet cast on you, eat some food, that kind of stuff). I then got to finally fight my first monster, a Wild Rabbit. It was quite an enjoyable experiance to finish it off, and even gain some hare meat. But I have quite a ways to go, since I had to get my skill level for my weapon(at the time a dinky Onion sword) to level 5. It took me a bit of time, but I managed to get the job done. I talked to the gaurd and gain a decent reward for my efforts (forgot what it was). I then went to finally sell my loot to the shop, in which I then finally had enough to get the scythe. So buy it I did, and felt glad (at the time) for getting it. So now was the time to put it to good use.
After getting past another easy gaurd task (finding the Auction House), I had to get myself to level 4. Going out, I learned the hard way that with great power, comes slow speed. The Wild Rabbits I dealt with before were now getting 2-3 hits on me before I could land a blow. Clearly I needed to train myself some more so I could be useful with my new weapon. It took me about a half an hour to get the last exp needed to get to the requested level, and I was ready for the next challenge....
....if only I had known then that i'd spend the majority of my time from that point trying to complete it. The task was simple: Get to the La Thiene Plateau (is that how it's spelled? ) and defeat one foe there. Should have been an easy task, but as I learned the hard way, getting there is half the journey.....and boy, what a journey it was. It was crazy getting from point A to point B, not only trying to survive a single Orcish enemy, but also trying to stay away from (and running away from) groups of up to 5-6 Orcish enemies at a time. Oh, and Goblins constantly got in my way. Whether it is attacking me while I tried to recover from a tough fight, or joining the fight while I was at low HP. God, I think I saw defeat during that time more than any other so far.
I was getting ready to rage quit when I met another Hume named Keegan. He was very suprised that I was using a Scythe to fight with (was at level 7 and was still using the Bronze Scythe). He then told me that although it was ok, I should be using a Great Axe mainly. He even helped me get an Inferno Axe (in which I equipped as soon as I reached level 8). With my new Great Axe equipped, I was ready to finally get some progress on that gaurd mission done....but not before get my new weapon's skill level up to where it could do some decent damage.
About 4-5 hours later and probably 300 Forest Hare corpses gone though, I was at about lvl 9 and ready to tackle the Plateau area. But before I did, I wanted to get some new gear. On my way to the Armour Shop in the south town area, I met this Eelvan dude named Cheval, who hooked me up with a thing called a "Linkshell", which had quite a few people chatting on it. They then, after introducing themselves to me, got to helping me out with finally completing the Gaurd's tasks. So onwards both me and Cheval went, set as a party, to the Plateau area to get the job done. In we went, and our first encounter was against a "Steppe Rabbit" (I think it was called). He used his "Provoke" skill to keep it off of me while I whittled down its health to nothing. We then went onward to heading south-east while also taking down various beasties we saw for some decent exp.
After a while, we reached this huge white....thing right in about the right-ish part of the map. It was called a crag, which Cheval told me were scattered across the world and had crystals for....some purpose (he never told me what purpose it was for). With the crystal from the crag obtained, and myself at level 10, we went back to the west gate, where I proceeded to complete the rest of the tasks given to me, gaining a nice gil and exp reward for actually doing all that stuff requested. I then went onwards to my next goal: reaching level 12, so as to gain a new axe. Now that's where things got interesting.
Getting to level 11 was pretty uneventful, but level 12? Wow, that was a challenge. I started by trying to fight enemies in the Plateau, but I soon learned that that took too long to get decent exp at the current level I was at. So, I decided to go back to the area near the outpost and train there. The enemies were more numerous there, and they still gave out decent exp (at least as far as I could tell). About an hour before I last got off, I finally gain the level I needed, and Cheval helped me get a nice Great Axe (that's seriously what it was called) to be equipped. My last few minutes were spent training some more before finally logging off for the day.
So yeah, this is generally how my journey is going so far. I've managed a decent level currently, my weapon and armour are at decent stats (I think), and i'm clear on my way to hopefully and eventually tackle some bigger foes in the Plateau area....that is, whenever the maintenance for the servers finally is done.
Here's my current basic info (i'd show stats, but can't look due to lolmaintenance), including character info and equipment:
Race: Male Hume
weapon - Great Axe
current armour - I think it's a full Brass armour set (upper body, legs, hat, gloves, feet, ya get the idea)
accessories - Chariot Ring, Reraise Earing
Current goals: Get to a higher level, be able to survive (and win) a fight with one of those bird enemies in the Plateau area, find when the next weapon/armour is availible.
Of course, since i'm still relatively new to this game, i'd love to hear some advice on what to do, where I should go, and any other info that could help me out in my journey. It would definitely at least give me a good idea on what to do and where to go, so I don't get lost and/or die horribly to god-knows-what later on.
So yeah, i'm just a Warrior trying to explore the world and not die horribly before doing so. Hopefully maybe some day we'll meet somewhere in the game. :V
(Oh, and I kinda have a habbit of typing long posts sometimes. It's a habbit of mine. )