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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: The End! Reply with quote

I was chatting with a coworker and he told me that he's played FFXI since launch. Turns out he was on Lakshmi, and I even had a few interactions with him 10 years before I knew him. He started telling me about FFXI and all of the QOL changes since I quit playing (In 2010). That got me a bit nostalgic and I started peeking through all of the changes.

While the QOL changes got ridiculous (You can summon a full party of NPCs to fight with you, and level 10-100 times faster. You can warp from any homepoint to any other), the part that stood out the most to me is that they made a final expansion that has a story that's supposedly "The End"

That resonated with me, and since it's mostly soloable now, I went ahead and signed back up this weekend in an effort to finally finish.

Three things about playing again after all this time:

1. This game was 99% about the people. You guys were great, and I had a great time hanging out with you. It made me really miss some people a little more. So, if you're still out there, add me on facebook. Let me know how your life has been, whatever.

2. The game still holds up pretty well. It still took me a day to figure out how to operate my taru again, but in general it's a lot of fun. It's a lot easier now and more forgiving, and that's okay.

3. Getting from point A to point B without Yobun is fucking hard. I'm lost.

So, I think I'm going to play again for a month or so and try to finish off the story line. I'm half way through it already, and it's very clearly a love letter to the fans. The whole first half involves getting the "band" back together and revisiting everyone from all of the previous storylines. It tugs at the ol' heart strings.

If anyone is considering coming back ever, let me know. Lakshmi is certainly dying so I wouldn't wait too long. I'd love to cross the finish line with any of the old peeps, even if its just for nostalgia's sake.

tl;dr: Old guy plays old game. Misses old virtual friends. Let me know how life is going, and if you have any inkling to play an old game, let me know.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Yob-tastic is playing as well, here are the guides I've been following:

Good guide for getting your feet back in it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxi/comments/44o0g7/new_and_returning_player_guide/

Good guide for getting to level 119 gear:
http://www.gpok-ffxi.com/wiki/ffxi/fresh-99roe-intermediate-quest119-gear-guide/

A general leveling guide:
http://www.gpok-ffxi.com/wiki/ffxi/batchers-leveling-guide/

Something more specific for the Escha zones:
http://www.gpok-ffxi.com/wiki/ffxi/escha-zones-monster-levels-and-advanced-levelingcp-guide/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm around 2-5-5 on RoV:

http://ffxiclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Rhapsodies_of_Vana%27diel_Missions

My general tactic was:
Records of Eminence - Get this started as its free xp. I went through and "claimed" all of mine, but in retrospect, I should have probably waited till I had something to spend it on.

The tutorial in Records of Eminence should walk you through getting trusts, but this helps too. I did the quest for each starting city, and a few more. It's probably also worth joining a Unity. I did Apururu, who turned out to be an amazing healer.

Then I did RoV up until 2-5-5. The siren fight is probably hard at 75. Someone helped me get past it.

Then I leveled up to 99 solo. (Doing the limit breaks along the way)

That's about where I'm at now. Not sure what's next. Either time to level SCH, or time to go gear hunting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guides to trust:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wF6NsovdawSiHo39OFeGxAW-KirP5oZ9d9-aJRG1ItE/mobilebasic?pref=2&pli=1

Short version:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rSIAX_wk2qh-GuyyBS9o9yMhYYr9kixFA6A-hy6bv08/edit#gid=0
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 119 gear website seems to be down. Here's a copy pasta of the contents:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WTuqAtp_XoenL_G62VDDKhb09b7nqu53INznYe-MVUw/edit?usp=sharing
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