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#61 Boss★Moogle

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:16 AM

Ughhhhh, I hate it when the economy fluctuates so damn much in this game lol.


Thankfully Gil isn't too important these days. The first time I quit when the cap was still 75 I made the mistake of not selling my gear before quitting. When I came back and the cap was now 90 all that top notch 75 gear was now junk. My 3mil Hagun was down to 10k, same with my Blau Dolch. All in all, I lost about 50mil in gear depreciation.

I also lost another 12mil because shortly before I quit I laid out 12mil to buy the 12 imperial wootz ingots needed to obtain the Morrigan's Robe. Shortly after I quit SE reduced the number of ingots needed to 6 to make it easier, so there was 6 mil gone and when I came back the ingots were going for 50k instead of 1mil. So to obtain a body piece from Salvage you now only needed 300k instead of 12mil.

The worst part is that the Morrigan's Robe, which at 75 was the god-like nuking body piece for Black Mage, was no longer the best at 90. So all that money I put in to get it was somewhat wasted. It did still have its use as a nuking piece for Red Mage and as a weapon skill piece for Blue Mage, but still, it lost most of its grandeur sadly.

It ended up not being such a big deal though since at the time of my return Abyssea was where all the best gear came from and it was all mostly free. So the lost of all that Gil wasn't too bad even though it hurt pretty bad at first.

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#62 LordVila

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:35 AM

I'm actually coming back to FFXI as well. I was originally on Diabolos but it has merged with Siren now.

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#63 Boss★Moogle

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

So I've been back a few days. It's been pretty good. I did the lv95 and lv99 limit break quests and got 3 of my 8 lv90 jobs to lv99. I also got a bunch of merit points to unlock the new merit point weapon skills. The only problem is that for the weapon skill to be really good it needs to be fully merited and you can only have 3 fully merited, so it's been tough choosing they all look amazing. Here's the ones I'm interested in:

Blade: Shun

Exenterator

Requiescat

Stardiver

Tachi: Shoha

Apex Arrow


Also I was able to upgrade some of my relic gear to +2 just by buying some items in peoples bazaars. I got the Koga Tekko +2 and the Assassin's Armlets +2

One thing that is kinda worrisome is that I haven't really seen any shouts for any Abyssea related stuff and not that many shouts in general. Might be rough for new players. Hopefully I'll be able to find some people to finish Wings of the Goddess with.

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#64 wckddudeman

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

Roy- I will try and get on this weekend or next week for a bit, just been quite buisy working on my car this past week.
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#65 thefinal87

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:51 AM

Wow, Blade:Shun, Stardiver and Apex Arrow looked awesome!

#66 LordVila

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

It might just be Siren but I have noticed people have moved away from dolls and bluffalo and now just do worms and frogs.

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#67 JetTone

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:14 PM

I just got back in this game after 6 or more years and boy am I confused. Everybody I knew is basically gone and now I've gone back to my old home of Carbuncle so if anybody plays there hit me up and we can party together or something. I mostly been trying to raise a chocobo for the time being till I have a reasonable grasp of how much things have changed.

#68 DemonKysho

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

The Digital Download is 5 bucks on amazon!

It has all the DLC to this date, includes 1 month free and the overpowered noob friendly destiere Beret. Also you get that GC promo in january.

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#69 pigeon12

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

I had a ton of great memories when I played years ago. Went back three different times only to delete my character last year when all the people I knew were gone, lol. I quit because I ended up spending too much time in the game not really doing much (and I didn't want to level up another job). Am thinking of trying FF14 next year, but can't imagine going back to an MMO being FF11 was such a huge time sink (though a lot of fun at times). Thanks for the post, OP! :)

#70 DemonKysho

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

I had a ton of great memories when I played years ago. Went back three different times only to delete my character last year when all the people I knew were gone, lol. I quit because I ended up spending too much time in the game not really doing much (and I didn't want to level up another job). Am thinking of trying FF14 next year, but can't imagine going back to an MMO being FF11 was such a huge time sink (though a lot of fun at times). Thanks for the post, OP! :)


It's not the same grind anymore. No longer is "I dont have X leveled i can't do Y", "I can't party with my friends they are too low/high", "This mission is level capped". All that is gone, you can actually play the game. Granted you will do some grinding but instead of getting a level a hour, its levels per minute.

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#71 Idiotekque

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Bought it for $5 on Amazon. Don't have much time to play online games though, so I'm hesitant about when to start my 30 day subscription. Hard to see myself paying over $10 a month... I can't believe it's still that expensive.

I saw that you can set the resolution to 2048x2048, but what is that going to look like on a 1920x1080 monitor? There's no widescreen support?

Terraria - $1 (Steam),  X3: Terran Conflict - $2 (Steam)Fable: The Lost Chapters - $2 (Steam)

 

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#72 DemonKysho

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

Bought it for $5 on Amazon. Don't have much time to play online games though, so I'm hesitant about when to start my 30 day subscription. Hard to see myself paying over $10 a month... I can't believe it's still that expensive.

I saw that you can set the resolution to 2048x2048, but what is that going to look like on a 1920x1080 monitor? There's no widescreen support?


I have helped a few CAG's and lots of newbies that have joined fairly recently. A lot of them don't stick around, the few that do stay we try to get stuff done. It's kind of straining helping new people over and over. I generally have a rule of thumb where i train groups at the minimum of at least 2. Even though my ways are old, they still work and i learned some new tricks.

If you don't have time, that is the general thought to not play MMO's. Having played since launch and achieving a lot of goals in my life. I think its possible to play a MMO if you really wanted too. The way FFXI works now is that you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. When it comes to questing, be prepared to go on an adventure.

I always say to myself, if i had a solid party of 6 people. I could completely own vana'diel. In less then 3 months you could theoretically do everything in the entire game.

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#73 Idiotekque

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

Eh, I'm the kind of person who doesn't enjoy being "trained". I'm fine myself, and figuring it out and getting better is half the point of a game for me.

And I have time enough to play, just not so much when you've only got a certain amount of time to play the game before the subscription fee is suddenly double what you bought the game for...

Terraria - $1 (Steam),  X3: Terran Conflict - $2 (Steam)Fable: The Lost Chapters - $2 (Steam)

 

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#74 DemonKysho

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

News that made me go all wavy arms and screaming. This weekend starting febuary 8th to the 11th is a double exp weekend. Which in 10 years i have never seen them do, ever. If it wasn't easy enough, they entice people with this. The way the game is now you can have a max level job/s in a few minutes.

Also there is a sale on the base game and 7 expansions for 10 on the square enix store.

http://store.na.squa...D.#.UQ6NyaVfBBk

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#75 AionTelos

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

...I think I might just do this. Sounds fun.

I've always been curious.

#76 Idiotekque

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

News that made me go all wavy arms and screaming.

Damn! This had me thinking the game went B2P. :cry:

Terraria - $1 (Steam),  X3: Terran Conflict - $2 (Steam)Fable: The Lost Chapters - $2 (Steam)

 

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#77 DemonKysho

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

Double Experience started yesterday it will last til 7 Monday PST. That only doubles monster kill exp, not quest or book exp. You pretty much rocket up out of the starter zone's with no fear.

If anyone wanted to pick a time to try it would be now.

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#78 Banjora

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Wanted to try it finally this weekend but I missed the $5 amazon deal and the half off in the square-enix store refused to complete (i have no idea why any of these companies actually pay Digital River money to run their online stores when all they do is screw up a large portion of the time) Oh well maybe come Seekers I'll finally give it a whirl.

#79 whoknows

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

Double Experience started yesterday it will last til 7 Monday PST. That only doubles monster kill exp, not quest or book exp. You pretty much rocket up out of the starter zone's with no fear.

If anyone wanted to pick a time to try it would be now.


Is there still a decent number of people playing it?


I don't want to start and end up just playing alone.

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#80 DemonKysho

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Is there still a decent number of people playing it?


I don't want to start and end up just playing alone.


Well there are at least 1500 on my server on average. I assume a lot of them are at endgame. You will find a lot of the starter zones not as full as it used to be. You can get pretty far on your own.

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#81 DemonKysho

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

I just had a few friends go through the archaic sign up process. Of all the things i wish they could of updated was that. Well once you do what you have to do, you never have to deal with that again.

Here is a look at the new jobs from Massively .

Also amazon has the Abesseya version on sale for 10 bucks again. Which is everything minus the new expansion coming at the end of the month.

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#82 Idiotekque

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

$30 for an expansion on a game this old? Meh, here I thought I waited long enough to buy the complete pack and actually get everything...

Terraria - $1 (Steam),  X3: Terran Conflict - $2 (Steam)Fable: The Lost Chapters - $2 (Steam)

 

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#83 clonesniper666

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Does anyone still happen to play regularly? I just finally got around to starting the game and am kinda lost on how to go about doing things in the game. If you can give some advice I would greatly appreciate it.

Edit: Also sorry for the huge bump.
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#84 DemonKysho

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:07 AM

I have been thinking about finishing off the story of XI, which to me is probably the most well done since X, maybe VI. I should really edit the OP now to emphisize how solo friendly the game is now and how it is now possible to solo the entire damn game.

 

Also i will currently mention at the time of posting that it's on sale again at amazon

 

Not sorry for the Huge bump since this game is up there with Everquest and Phantasy Star for being a great as hell MMO.


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