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Vawn
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: New Expansion Reply with quote

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/06/23/final-fantasy-xi-expansion-coming-next-year.aspx
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seekers of Adoulin is coming to PC and Xbox 360 next year.


Obviously I don't really follow this game anymore, did they completely drop PS2 support?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good catch, I missed that. I'm not sure. I imagine there is still a fair number of people still playing on PS2 (or at least PS3).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G-G-GEOMANCER?!?!?! (\O.O)/
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still look at the POL page on occassion out of curiousity, and there was a notice a while ago essentially saying that if you're using your PS2 HDD for anything but FFXI, you'll be out of space. I guess the expansion would finally push it over capacity.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it April 1st?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Tanaka is leaving the company as well due to health reasons.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're getting the band back together!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd consider it if:

1) I have no idea what the fuck happened to Izan after I quit. I assume he got sold. Either way, I don't wanna start over in THAT game.

2) I had it on PS2 and don't wanna buy again for PC.

I think I'm just gonna wait to try out XIV 2.0 or GW2.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really you could just download the PC software for everything previous as the keys you registered are still saved with SE and are platform independent.

I played on PC but bought a PS2 copy of CoP for the code, while downloading a torrent for the PC files for example.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1) I have no idea what the fuck happened to Izan after I quit. I assume he got sold. Either way, I don't wanna start over in THAT game.


I think we could dig Izan up for you. Starting over isn't hard though to be honest. The hardest part are the missions. Leveling is easier than any other mmo I've ever played now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I restarted in February while being in school full time. It took me roughly 6 weeks to get to 99 and then I got a second to 95+ in about a week. It does take that initial investment to get to where you can level super fast, but its wicked easy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

midget wrote:
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1) I have no idea what the fuck happened to Izan after I quit. I assume he got sold. Either way, I don't wanna start over in THAT game.


I think we could dig Izan up for you. Starting over isn't hard though to be honest. The hardest part are the missions. Leveling is easier than any other mmo I've ever played now.


What changed to make the leveling so easy?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm down if everyone starts completely over! New characters. New statics. We can play the old-school way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd still end up a DRG just because I'd miss Nanaja...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryken - From the beginning, you are able to access the equivalent of WoW quests that are automatically repeatable in which you kill a set amount of mobs to get extra experience. For example, outside of Windurst, after talking to a "Fields Tome" and accepting a "Page", you will be told to kill 6 Tiny Mandragora. After each set of 6, you will be awarded additional XP. This makes leveling from 1-13 or so extremely easy.

After that, most people head to Gusgen Mines where a similar thing can be done. Instead of having to form a party of 6 members with a healer, a tank, and some damage dealers, you merely group up with as many people as possible and everyone accepts the same page from a similar "Grounds Tome" (the difference between Fields and Grounds is that Fields tomes are found only in dungeons). Basically, by utilizing the level sync function you can experience here until you hit 99 if you so choose.

The alternative is to do the Gusgen Mines until you hit 30, and at that point you do Abyssea. Abyssea is a relatively complex system for newcomers that once mastered, really isn't all that complex. It's based off of a light system, where certain lights give certain bonuses. In a typical EXP Party, you are in an alliance of (hopefully) 18 people. You camp at one spot, killing the same mobs over and over and over and over. Over time, the lights accumulate both from how the mob is killed (magic, physical damage, weapon skill) and based on red chests it drops (if this system needs to be explained in more detail, I could certainly try to write out a guide).

So basically after killing mobs over and over the amount of EXP you get per mob increases, eventually nearing 600XP/Mob. Lights and EXP can get capped like that after an hour or two, and once that high you are looking at around 200k+ EXP/HR for a mediocre group. I've done 30 merits, twice, in a matter of a few hours. 600k in a few hours, and I had to build my lights up twice.

Basically, once you have access to Abyssea, and your job is level 30 which is the requirement, you are able to travel from 30-99 in a short week.

If this was unclear, tell me and i'll try better Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vawn wrote:
We can play the old-school way.


I prefer the new school way of not grinding out hours upon hours to gain one level.

I was mostly just kidding. I'm pretty sure Anastasia is gone for good.

Yobun is going to be in town hanging out this week though. I'll run it by him Laughing

Edit: They're really updating the UI? Finally?
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/story.html?story=29967
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so odd to me that they are putting so much effort, time and money into FFXI still when their next project (relaunch anyway) is in the works to release around the same time. Not something I think we would see most companies do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because FFXI still makes more money, is more popular, more fun, and all around a better game than FFXIV.
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