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#1 Jul 19 2012 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Yo. I played FFXI for quite some time in high school, quitting a month or so after ToAU came out, mostly due to losing interest and getting tired of it being such a timesink.

I've been reading about how there have been several overhauls to the game, and EXPing to max level doesn't take 6-18 months anymore, so I've decided to start completely fresh, brand new to the game with the 14 day trial (of which I've used 1 day patching...). When I quit, my highest job was a 51 PLD with a bunch of random jobs between 20-37, but I'm thinking about getting back into the swing of things as a fulltime WAR. So, has anything significant changed regarding how WARs are played? I know that the 6-man party of yesteryear has largely faded away, so is there anything significant I should know about how to play WAR with the new EXP methods available? Should I continue to use Great Axes, or have options involving other weapons opened up? (I've always been partial to Great Swords myself </gimp>). Is there anything else random I should know about that may or may not have changed, like Chocobo License, the Airship License, buffs like Signet, etc etc.

I haven't decided on what server I will play on, since I want to use my old character's name of Shigun, and he is still hanging around on Odin, it seems, so I am likely going to start on a new server, but I haven't decided yet.

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#2 Jul 20 2012 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
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WAR is pretty much the same from what I've seen since coming back. You just hit things until they die! Smiley: chug
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#3 Jul 20 2012 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Nilatai wrote:
WAR is pretty much the same from what I've seen since coming back. You just hit things until they die! Smiley: chug


Sounds good to me! For my first 8 or 9 levels I was still trucking along with the Onion Sword, since I'm on the 14 day trial and thus can't use the AH, and only just now realized that the weapon shop in Bastok sells the Butterfly Axe no matter what Bastok's place in Conquest is at. I misread and thought Bastok had to be in 2nd. But, I've been killing Skeletons in Gusgen for the past 4 levels (just got to 18 this morning), and have my Great Axe skilled up to just slightly over 50, so I think I'm in good shape. The only downside is, since I can't use the AH, I'm still in starter gear and my gil supply is pretty low, but I guess that's ok. The parties in Gusgen don't seem to really mind when there's 15 or so people flailing at Skeletons. I can still hit them decently so it's all good.

Definitely considering getting the full version now. Quick question while I'm here: If I purchase the full game, that comes with 30 days, right? Does the 30 days compound with the 14 day trial I'm still using? Also, if I buy now, do the restrictions on the 14-day trial go away?
#4 Jul 20 2012 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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The 30 days will overwrite your 14 days iirc.

Good job on starting in Bastok. Which server are you on btw? If it's Sylph drop me a /tell and I'll get you a linkshell and Gaxes and such. In game name is Nilatai.
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#5 Jul 20 2012 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Nah, I started on Bahamut (just kinda selected one at random), but honestly, I'd love to join a social Linkshell. Since I've only played for a day and haven't done a great deal, I might remake on Sylph. If I do, my name there will be Shigun. Since I'm still on the 14 day trial, I can't send /tell messages, but I can reply to them. I'll let you know sometime this evening by posting on here, since I'm still at work. I might buy the full version of the game and let it install/patch overnight tonight. What's the least-headache inducing way of buying the game?
#6 Jul 20 2012 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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The Steam summer sale is on right now. You can get the Abyssea collection for like £10/$10 or so.
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#7 Jul 20 2012 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I just bought it for $12. Currently downloading it now. It will likely take all of the rest of the day to download, patch, and make sure the silly thing actually works (had to jump through some hoops to get the trial version to work, including patching it twice because I broke something). Odds are you won't see me online until late tonight or sometime tomorrow, but I'll look for you when I get around to logging in.
#8 Jul 20 2012 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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Sure. I'm on summer break from Uni atm so I'm around most of the time.
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#9 Jul 20 2012 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
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It looks like I won't get to play tonight. Buying the game through Steam has apparently forced it into a fit, and the game is now patching from scratch for a third time, after having already sat through the initial download of 8 hours. What's worse, the SE website is telling me that the codes Steam gave me are invalid. Am I entering them in the wrong place? Where exactly do I go to enter the codes Steam gives me?
#10 Jul 21 2012 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
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You need to go to the Square Enix account site and put the codes in there. You did get the Abyssea Collection, right?
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#11 Jul 22 2012 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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And never use axes, great axe is the way to go.

(Has everyone agreed that axes and ridill sucks yet? God I hope so...)
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#12 Jul 23 2012 at 1:33 AM Rating: Good
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You need Axe and Sword skill now for Abyssea unfortunately Red. In fact you need every weapon skill available for Warrior. S'alot of work at 99 with all skills over 400 cap.
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#13 Jul 28 2012 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Nilatai wrote:
You need Axe and Sword skill now for Abyssea unfortunately Red. In fact you need every weapon skill available for Warrior. S'alot of work at 99 with all skills over 400 cap.


Only -need- most of your skills 250+, high enough to get the final WS that was available at 75 cap and open the quest for the WSNM. regen atmas + retaliation is awesome, throw in skillup food if you can afford it and skillup isnt that bad anymore. It is a bigger pain in the *** to get the WSNM done than skillup if ya ask me.
#14 Jul 29 2012 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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Sure if you want to miss most of the time while trying to proc something.
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#15 Jul 30 2012 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Barring the hardest abyssea mobs, your looking at swinging at DC-T mobs.. will you be at 95% acc? Probably not, "miss most of the time" is a huge overstatement. You should have 50 extra dex from RR (12 from merits now too) aggressor, and a stalwarts drink if needed. Then add on that even the +1 empyrean head/body/hands/feet have a good chunk of accuracy if it is that bad and you have no excuse to be missing, even if your skills aren't capped. Higher tier voidwatch stuff is another thing, but you shouldn't be doing higher tier VW stuff until you get Empy gear and other goodies from abyssea and get your gear caught up.
#16 Jul 30 2012 at 4:41 PM Rating: Good
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So either way, best to get your skills capped. That way you can stack haste or something!
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#17 Aug 02 2012 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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Don't need Axe for red, only Sword. Covering Slashing time for blue isn't normal so wouldn't worry about it.
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#18 Aug 02 2012 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
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Because Axes are awesome, obviously. Smiley: rolleyes
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#19 Aug 02 2012 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
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Try Ruinator and we'll talk ;) Possibly the best merit weaponskill available, only thing holding it back is the axe damage!
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#20 Aug 02 2012 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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No I was saying Axes are awesome. Ruinator is going to be my 3rd merit WS.
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#21 Aug 03 2012 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
You need Axe and Sword skill now for Abyssea unfortunately Red. In fact you need every weapon skill available for Warrior. S'alot of work at 99 with all skills over 400 cap.
Really? The game has changed so much since I last played... I admit, I do miss that devil of a mistress sometimes
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#22 Aug 04 2012 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
You need Axe and Sword skill now for Abyssea unfortunately Red. In fact you need every weapon skill available for Warrior. S'alot of work at 99 with all skills over 400 cap.
Really? The game has changed so much since I last played... I admit, I do miss that devil of a mistress sometimes

I've been back a month since I stopped playing just over two years ago.

It was quite the culture shock coming back. There are still good players, obviously, but there are so many more crappy players around. Maybe I just notice them more now...
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#23 Aug 04 2012 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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No, there is more of them, I assure you. I was helping a friend that just came back and the NIN was using retsu to paralyze the mob... MNK was spamming Full Swing... was epic.
#24 Aug 05 2012 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
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I used to use Full Swing in sky when MNK was my only 75 Job. :3
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#25 Aug 07 2012 at 1:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Remember when we used to tell people to level every weapon they could, for whatever reason? And people were all "Noooooo! Resist!"

Good times.
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#26 Aug 08 2012 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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Ah good times. Good ol' 4/3/3 merits.
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