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#1 Oct 17 2009 at 9:43 PM Rating: Good
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Why is this game so hard to get back into?

I used to play FFXI religiously back in the day. However right around the time COD 4 came out my LS disappeared. So I lost interest quick. This will be the third time I try to come back to the game I once loved.

So here is my question. Why is it so hard to find a PT these days? I've sat around the Jueno area with my 18 BRD flag up and looking and can't get even a small nibble. I thought that this level sync thing was gonna help eliminate the down time. Now every time I log on I can't seem to get a PT and I wonder why I waste my time.

Are there new areas I should know about where I should be trying to get parties? Or is it just kind of a crapshoot? Jueno is like a dustbowl these days. When is SE ever going to consider a server migration to get more people playing at once?

Sorry about this long rant, but I'm bored as well LFP.
70 White Mage
37 Black Mage
13 Paladin
All other jobs Lvl 10
#2 Oct 19 2009 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, I tried getting back into it once too, but without my friends playing, it all just seemed like a grind to me.
I agree, but coming from you it really ****** me off.
#3 Oct 22 2009 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Nowadays most players hang around in Whitegate, and usually shouts for parties are done there. Nevertheless, there are days when even there's nothing much going on at all (or shouts in Japanese which exclude 99% of players in EU and US).

With or without level synch, level 18 is still mostly Dunes. Best to solo there while looking for party. With FoV you can gain a level solo in reasonable time. Qufim parties in the early 20's are usually quite easy to get then.
FFXI: Argenta on Ramuh - PLD75, WAR37, NIN37, DNC37, RDM37, WHM39, BLU39, SAM37, DRK37, THF25, BLM18, MNK18
LotRO: Argentum on Eldar - Guardian 60 (retired)
EQ2: Jadefire on Splitpaw - Paladin 70 (retired)
WoW: Argenta on Emerald Dream - Paladin 62 (retired)
#4 Oct 23 2009 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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Parties are now 20+ for the most part, unless you know people.

It's so ridiculously easy to solo for decent EXP pre-20 compliments of FoV, NPCs, /BST, or several of the other tricks out there meant to make life easier.

So either get a duo buddy or be ready for the solo grind.
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#5 Nov 02 2009 at 3:35 AM Rating: Good
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I have gotten back into the game with my husband. We are duo'ing BST's the whole way and let me tell ya its a lot better now than it used to be. With Field support and /DNC it makes life a lot easier when duo'ing on BST. I have alos noticed a lot of people doing these SMN burns.... apparently they get to 75 within 2-3 days. Personally I would never do that, but w/e floats their boat I guess..
Name: Kaylie Race: Mithra Server: Ramuh
CoP: Complete ZM's: Complete Bastok: 10
#6 Jan 09 2010 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
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Can I just say I am totally down with server merging.


75 bst/65 whm/60 blm/57 war/56 brd
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