Well i have finally decided to give FF XI a real try. When the game initially came out i bought it for ps2 and played for about 2 days before giving up. A few years ago i bought the 2008 collection (has the 4 expansions) for PC and tried to play again with a friend who used to play, he quit again and i got demoralized.
Well i have played through so many random MMO's and games and this game has always intrigued me with the job system and the focus on PVE (generally hate PVP in games).
I started on Ragnarok and was wondering if anyone could give me some tips to starting, i looked around the forums much and didn't really find anything for a "beginner" guide.
So far i have managed to level a monk to 18 and got someone to help me with the sub job quest, Since then i have gotten to 12 Warrior. My plan was to get all the basic jobs to 15 to start and kind of see where i want to go from there. At this time i think i want to go for one of PAL, DRK, DGN, RDM or BLM as my main job (still very limited experience so not sure what i want). One of my main limiting factors i think is making money for new gear, i have bought a couple extra little items and a new Great axe but everything seems so expensive, if i explore to far the monsters seem to destroy me for what i am guessing is a lack of def.
Can anyone give me some tips for anything i should try to do or aim for at lower levels to get myself more invested and acquainted with the game? So far i've been in the basic first 2 areas and explored to salbine to get my sub job (and followed someone around that helped me get quest items).
Thanks in advance and hope to see some of you out there (probably when i level up...)
Just another thing i thought of that i might need tips on
Is there a up to date guide for what sub jobs go well with other jobs? (at the same time which sub jobs suck with other jobs)
For leveling atm i have been just killing stuff outside the town and one map over. I just read a thread about town quests to rank up. Where are those?
*** Edit 2
Guess ill add on for now....
For unlocking more jobs, do they all require you to be level 30 on any job before hand or could i unlock any now?
Monk - 18
Warrior - 15
Black Mage - 9
White/Red mage/theif - 1
Edited, Apr 2nd 2013 9:31am by TerraEsper