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#1 Aug 17 2004 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I know on seperate forums they have these but I would like to see one for our server.

I wan't us to share some of our newbie stories. Come one come all, let us realize how much we have grown!

*Things I did as a newbie:

-Did not realize I had a weapon till lvl 3.

-Did not know the AH existed till lvl many wasted crystals....

-Couldn't figure out macros till I hit lvl 15

-Couldn't complete any quests till lvl 12....didn't know how to "Trade" items to NPC's

Maybe it would've helped for me to read the instruction booklet...but it is so nice to look back and see how far I have come.

Edited, Tue Aug 17 09:33:44 2004 by IamFrosted
#2 Aug 17 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I didn't know about the teleport crag's until my late 30's. Expensive chickens >.<
Dragonseed 60 Rogue
Dangeruse 33 Warlock
Apprillia 20 Warriork
Brutal 75 Warrior - Max Double attack merits FTW!(Retired)
37NIN | 37THF | 37MNK | 37RNG | 37SAM | 22BLM | 19PLD | 14DRG | 12WHM | 10 DRK
#3 Aug 17 2004 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I didn't learn right away how to stack items, and when I'd go out to level I'd have all these unstacked items in my inventory. :P

I also thought Divine Seal was a seal BLMs and WHMs bought and they had to break them to use enhanced magic.
#4 Aug 17 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol....The Divine Seal thing is pretty good...

About the crags....Oh, I knew about them. The problem is I paid for a teleport-holla from Bastok and when the mage cast the spell for some reason I was still in Bastok.

"What's up? Why am I still here?"

"Do you have the holla-crystal?"

"Holla-crystal? Your telling me I need some sort of crystal?" least I only paid 500gil for that lesson....

Edited, Tue Aug 17 11:39:53 2004 by IamFrosted
#5 Aug 17 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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i remember when i first started playing i had no concept of the weapons system in FFXI, so like when i was a lv. 4 war i remember buying like some high lv. DRK greatsword and not bein able to equip it, i was like wtf lol
#6 Aug 19 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh Frosted i saw you yesterday... I gave you some bad info Cronolink already did his AF1 but Scim and him will most likely help you anyways.

My noobness didnt know about the map markers til like 17 or so :(
Kapata 46BLM 72BRD 34RDM 33WHM 9BST <.<
#7 Aug 19 2004 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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i kept trying to attack a sheep in west ron and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't let me attack it... until the person next to the sheep did a "pets sheep" emote to signal to me that it was his pet -.-; (my first time encounter with a bst ;p)

...and running away from galkas because i thought they were orcs...XD

Edited, Thu Aug 19 19:28:44 2004 by pinkcake

#8 Aug 19 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
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My Beginner Stories:

* Complained when i couldnt use Ranger as a starter job.
* Didnt figure out how to equip the LS i got for about a week.
* Didnt know how to check someones bazaar, i thought their equipment they had was what they were selling.

Man, i have learned so much. But at the same time, i learn new things everyday.
World of Warcraft:
* Night Elve Rogue - Whisperwind
* Troll Rogue - Bloodscalp
Final Fantasy XI:
* Retired Ranger/Ninja
#9 Aug 20 2004 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
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I had a really hard time figuring out what these macro things where people where using and why would you possibly need them? I leveled Warrior when I first started playing, and now I realize looking back why noob warriors forget to provoke.

(/em clicks menu, brings up job abilities, hits "Provoke")

Yeah that takes a while and then I finally discovered macros, WOOT. No wonder I quit warrior at level 17 ; ;

Also I could never figure out how to trade someone gil, and lets not even mention how many stacks of crystals I sold for 14 gil apiece at NPC's /sigh.

But I wouldn't trade all those experiences for anything, hopefully when you get a newbie party you can remember your first days of playing.
Current Character:
Boone-Remora Server
Lvl 62Rdm/31Whm

#10 Aug 20 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks Kapata, but I completed my AF1. Miypi, who is on my friendlist, had some high level buddies helping her out. So I did it with them. Speaking of which, I also found out she is marrying a Galka(poor Miypi is a taru....), that just doesnt seem

Hope to see you again Kapata
#11 Aug 20 2004 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Thats awesome Frosted, my LS "ParentalAdvisory" is waiting for me to lvl my blm up so we can begin our static partying. Dunes arent being polite to me though. Anyways hope to see yu all out there.

Kapata 46BLM 72BRD 34RDM 33WHM 9BST <.<
#12 Aug 21 2004 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I just thought of another newb thing that happened to me back in the day.

I was lvling my war in W Ronny... killing everything I could see: orcs, gobs, rabbits.

I provoke a rabbit and start fighting it...but it was kicking my ***. Needless to say I died a few hits later to my dismay. As you have prob figured out, I fell victim to what would be known to me later as a NM... And here I thought Jack the rabbit just ate his wheaties.
#13 Aug 21 2004 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I was lucky, did most all of my newb stuff in beta, when there weren't forums to help :P

First enemy I fought was a bee, and even though I tried to attack it, I couldn't figure out how to stay facing it...didn't know that rest will lock target during battle... :P

Also, me and a friend spent 3 hours one night trying to figure out macros...People would explain it, but badly...i.e. "oh, to do a macro, you do 'Way to go!' /cheer /wait 2 /joy /wait 2 /clap" so I tried to insert it all on one line, but it didn't fit, so I carried it over to the next line....didn't I separated them to "/cheer /wait 2" "/joy /wait 2"...STILL didn't work...then I tried putting / before AND after them all...getting annoyed at this I put them all on separate lines, with / before and after still didn't work...finally I got it all figured out..."oh SEPARATE lines!!!...woulda taken that person all of 2 minutes to explain better...then I spent another hour making a really cool one (5 am by this time lol)

I still learn new stuff everyday, and even though I don't have the mentor thing (never took the time to go get it), I still like to help out newbies sometimes, sometimes getting a "wow!! you know EVERYTHING" (just got the resources to find things out, or I've done them before) and sometimes a "geez, you are such a stupid n00b!!!" for friendly advice.

p.s. If ya have a question for me, or need help with anything, just ask, I'm not always available, but I like to help when I can (when my sweetie's not around or I don't already have plans) ;P
Prettycat THE Horny Humping Taru™

#14 Aug 22 2004 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow i think the first day i started playing ffxi i kept buying

armor, before long i ran out of gil and began trying to equip all

of it. it was almost 3 hours later and highly frustrated i first

learned that armor could only be equiped if u meet the right

level and job qualifications. looking back on that i dont think

i ever deleted and created a new character so quickly before.

lol. wow i was such a noob. im glad im lvl 30 now lol and

helping those that where just like me.
my characters:
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