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#8852 Sep 17 2013 at 1:40 AM Rating: Good
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Duty EXP is pretty great or GC Leves/Fates if you need seals. It's not as fast as blitzing through ques tlines but I think they built the game to give you a straight shot to 50 on one job via the storyline and anything else you want is on your time.

The game is far from a grind. I find myself bouncing from a variety of events based on what's available at the time. In less than 3 weeks playing at a very casual rate I've got WAR at 41/50. I think in that time frame for FFXI I managed to figure out that I didn't have to run to my mog house every time I wanted to heal HP and I MIGHT have seen the Dunes.

The only thing I long for in this game is the creativity. Players used to come up with such bananas gear sets and job combinations to just do one thing well. In 14, any half **** gear set will let you do most things adequately.

Also fail eels.

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#8853 Sep 26 2013 at 7:18 AM Rating: Excellent
Dungeons do definitely help with exp, not to mention the loot you can get from them too, but having started with Marauder and then deciding to go Black Mage because that's what my Linkshell/FC was needing, I can say that not having access to those storyline quests up to the mid-upper 20's really does slow EXP down a good bit.
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#8854 Nov 04 2013 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
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R/E/M update today:

Ragnarok

DMG:224 Delay:431 Accuracy+40 Great Sword skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +215 Increases rate of critical hits V "Scourge"

Apocalypse

DMG:266 Delay:513 Accuracy+40 Scythe skill +242 Parrying skill +242 Magic Accuracy skill +215 "Catastrophe" Additional effect: Blindness DRK
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#8855 Nov 04 2013 at 8:01 PM Rating: Good
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New WKR GS:

Kaquljaan DMG:233 Delay:480 DEX+12 AGI+12 Element: Thunder+20 Attack +15 "Magic Atk. Bonus"+15 Great Sword skill +188 Parrying skill +188 Magic Accuracy skill +146 "Triple Attack"+2%

And it looks awesome :)
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#8856 Nov 10 2013 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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bleh, my ragnarok is still at 95 and my linkshell died
#8857 Nov 10 2013 at 5:48 PM Rating: Good
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Just buy the marrows and plutons?
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#8858 Nov 12 2013 at 7:33 PM Rating: Good
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hyunkyl wrote:
Just buy the marrows and plutons?
if I had any gil, I would
#8859 Nov 12 2013 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
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Well the marrows ain't too bad, can easily farm 200 coins in dynamis on solo jobs, WoE is a quick money maker since ppl wanna buy their way to WoW 99 weapons to unlock empyrean WS, and can make nice money off reives/Skirmish drops when lucky, as well as selling delve mega boss items or airlixirs+2 if you got an LS for that...only the 300x items for ilvl 119 can eat your pockets even at 100k/piece and I see ppl selling some 300k+ :S Well if you get them cheap, it's roughly another 30 mil to male Apoc or Ragnarok relevant again...
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Kannagi (85), 0/75 Horns

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#8860 Dec 05 2013 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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well after a few months of ARR I already can't stand the game. It truly embodies everything that is wrong with modern MMO design.

Unfortunately seekers has a lot of those problems too...

really wish PSO2 would resurface for a north american launch. I've really enjoyed what i've played of the JP version.

I guess ill just go back to trying to work on upgrading my ragnarok for now.

Edited, Dec 5th 2013 9:32am by Finuve
#8861 Dec 06 2013 at 3:43 AM Rating: Excellent
Sadly it's just another issue of a new game trying to emulate the success that WoW had by copying their general formula. The leveling, quests for exp, etc is basically a carbon copy of WoW's formula, and most all MMOs since WoW came out have used that general design. Companies don't want to risk releasing something new and drastically different, because if it is viewed unfavorably in comparison to WoW then it's likely going to be doomed from the start.
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#8862 Dec 06 2013 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
Sadly it's just another issue of a new game trying to emulate the success that WoW had by copying their general formula. The leveling, quests for exp, etc is basically a carbon copy of WoW's formula, and most all MMOs since WoW came out have used that general design. Companies don't want to risk releasing something new and drastically different, because if it is viewed unfavorably in comparison to WoW then it's likely going to be doomed from the start.
you have any linkshells with room for a DRK with 95 Ragnarok that would love to upgrade it, as well as a rank 5 Uguisumaru?
#8863 Dec 07 2013 at 1:07 AM Rating: Good
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Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
Companies don't want to risk releasing something new and drastically different, because if it is viewed unfavorably in comparison to WoW then it's likely going to be doomed from the start.
Don't blame the companies for that. V1 was new and drastically different and it bombed.
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#8864 Dec 07 2013 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
Companies don't want to risk releasing something new and drastically different, because if it is viewed unfavorably in comparison to WoW then it's likely going to be doomed from the start.
Don't blame the companies for that. V1 was new and drastically different and it bombed.
that comparison is worthless when V1 was completely broken

1.18-1.23 was a far better game than ARR though
#8865 Dec 09 2013 at 2:48 AM Rating: Good
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I'm willing to bet that I will never have as good an experience as I did in FFXI from CoP to Abyssea.

FFXIV is like Methadone for an old addict and it's getting me by, **** even enjoyable for a bit, but no game has ever or probably will ever capture the feelings of beating DM, getting a R/E/M weapon, completing Nydus 2.0...etc.

I don't like WoW, PSO, Rift, LotR, EQ, GW, Aion or any of these other **** It sucks, but we all get older and things tend to just suck compared to ten years before. Unless you were in prison or something.
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#8866 Dec 09 2013 at 7:51 AM Rating: Good
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Busaman wrote:
I'm willing to bet that I will never have as good an experience as I did in FFXI from CoP to Abyssea.

FFXIV is like Methadone for an old addict and it's getting me by, **** even enjoyable for a bit, but no game has ever or probably will ever capture the feelings of beating DM, getting a R/E/M weapon, completing Nydus 2.0...etc.

I don't like WoW, PSO, Rift, LotR, EQ, GW, Aion or any of these other @#%^s. It sucks, but we all get older and things tend to just suck compared to ten years before. Unless you were in prison or something.
ya know its funny, I never felt like I was one to get stuck in the past. PS3 holds some of my favorite games of all time (The Last of Us, Valkyria Chronicles) and the old greats people hold on high I dont find as amazing in comparison, while still great (Ocarina of Time)

However with MMOs, I basically can't stand modern design. Completely vertical gear progression, disposing of everything every 6 months. Solo grinds to level cap, cuz !@#$ grouping who would want to team up in an MMO (FFXIV has FATE grinds which are sort of like abyssea grinds, except that you have to just stop exping for large portions of time while you wait for a FATE to pop), spamfest combat (I thought FFXIV1.18-1.23 had far better combat than ARR), and the emphasis on dodging. Its not that dodging is hard (titan is a joke and I cant believe people struggle with him) its just annoying. Its this weird mix between action game and RPG and the only MMO to do it right was Tera, but that game was killed by one of the worst quest grinds ever and the combat that was just spammy outside of the well done dodging mechanics. I got into MMOs because I loved RPGs, so using dodging as a mechanic never sat well with me.
#8867 Dec 10 2013 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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wow todays patch notes for FFXI actually sound really awesome...I hope I can find a group soon
#8868 Jan 20 2014 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
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Really considering a return. Six months away and XIV and ESO Beta have proven only to me that modern MMOs are for whores and chumps.
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#8869 Jan 22 2014 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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Really considering a return. Six months away and XIV and ESO Beta have proven only to me that modern MMOs are for whores and chumps.
ive been soloing on XI while using XIV as a chatroom for all my old FFXI LS mates.

I need a linkshell on XI again but that is for some reason proving to be a challenge. Need it before my sub runs up on XIV.
#8870 Jan 23 2014 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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I went back with a buddy and we are enjoying the **** out of it. I have found a moderately active and helpful LS on Siren with about 30 people. They run the gambit of very nice/helpful to pure jack **** though.
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#8871 Jan 28 2014 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
Think that's most linkshells though. I've never been in one where absolutely everyone was nice or everyone was a pain, just a mix of both all the way around.
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#8872 Feb 07 2014 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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YAY I found a linkshell with a lot of people online!
#8873 Feb 07 2014 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
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anyone have a gearing guide for DRK, im really lost right now on what direction to head in.

I had pretty good pre seekers gear (full phorcys, reraise twilight set, ragnarok) but after standing in my inn room for months I'm just kind've lost.

I started into RoE and picked up the great sword, and I also have mikinaak feet and hands from when seekers first came out, as well as the double attack earring set. I just am not sure what RoE gear I should be investing in, or if I should be ignoring most of it and going for higher tier AF.
#8874 Feb 07 2014 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
A lot of Skirmish, Mikinaak, and Delve gear in general still ends up being best for TP/WS purposes. I'd have to take another look at the RoE gear, but a good deal of that I don't recall being better than their Skirmish or Delve counterparts. Current optimal Great Sword sets are

Senbaak Nagan (NQ)
Bloodrain Strap
Hagneia Stone
Yaoyotl Helm
Ganesha's Mala
Steelflash/Bladeborn
Pak Coscelet +1
Cizin Mufflers (w/ 2% DA augment)
K'ayres Ring
Rajas Ring
Atheling Mantle
Cetl Belt
Cizin Breeches (w/ 2% DA augment)
Mikinaak Greaves (Str path)

And then with Tunglmyrkvi, the set is changed to

Tunglmyrkvi
Bloodrain Strap
Hagneia Stone
Yaoyotl Helm
Ganesha's Mala
Trux/Brutal Earrings
Pak Coscelet +1
Cizin Mufflers (w/ 2% DA augment)
K'ayres Ring
Rajas Ring
Atheling Mantle
Cetl Belt
Cizin Breeches (w/ 2% DA augment)
Mikinaak Greaves (Str path)

Granted, those are optimal 5 hit setups /SAM, but that can give you an idea of what you want to aim for.
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#8875 Feb 08 2014 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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how does 119 ragnarok compare to Tunglmyrkvi
#8876 Feb 09 2014 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
Pretty sure it comes out on top, but obviously the best you'll maybe be able to do is a 6 hit with it. That delay is brutal, so making a 5 hit, even with today's Store TP gear, is basically out of the question
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#8877 Feb 11 2014 at 6:27 AM Rating: Good
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Pretty sure it comes out on top, but obviously the best you'll maybe be able to do is a 6 hit with it. That delay is brutal, so making a 5 hit, even with today's Store TP gear, is basically out of the question
not surprised, its always been a pain with that delay

still its going to be my long term goal to get it to 119 (stuck at 95)
#8878 May 06 2014 at 6:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Noone has posted in a while.

Have my 119 relic and enjoying it.

Picked up some more gear and running out of space again.
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#8879 May 10 2014 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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RUN is my new DRK.

Maybe I'll revive it if I get an Anahera Scythe, but I like being indestructible and swinging Reso. There's only one good GS for DRK now in my book and it's just as annoying to get anyway.
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#8880 Jun 27 2014 at 5:49 AM Rating: Good
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I'm installing XIV: ARR. Any of you nubs still play it?
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#8881 Jul 01 2014 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I do on the excalibur server :)

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#8882 Jul 01 2014 at 6:27 AM Rating: Good
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I'm on Cerberus now :3
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#8883 Jul 06 2014 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
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haha ok, but I am still on ragnarok for 11
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#8884 Jul 13 2014 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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I was on Sylph. I don't think I'd get along with how XI plays now, though, if I'm honest!
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#8885 Jul 14 2014 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Honestly its not that bad. Forget about people talking if you are in a group. Hard to find new friends ingame.
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#8886 Jul 24 2014 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
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Ugh, much more insular huh? :/
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