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Posted On: 10/02/2016 at 11:36 AM
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it dinged while i was doing the Brayflox's Longstop Dungeon segment of the main quest line.

so, soren you can now use actions which you can purchase from the alliance quartermaster in... um... Ul'dah...

you can raise stats, exp and such with it over a 24 hour period.

 

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Sweet deal! I will add you to the officer rank later tonight and set it so hopefully you can kick them off and what not. Also you should be able to invite anyone to the FC, so if you're running around and find some cool peeps you want to hang with feel free to invite them. I'll buy some of the actions tonight and see what that gets us :)

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I just gotten close to being ready to play this.  I was going to wait until I upgrade my 9 year old PC to play a little again after stopping for a while. But that is taking longer than I thought.

 

So now I am looking to play a bit on my wife's shiny iMAC.  I found out Final Fantasy XIV has MAC support and is a pretty good game, I am going to play it very casually.



» Edited on: 2016-10-05 23:14:22

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Which server are you all playing on?

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Hey solo,

Most of the gsch I know that are actively playing are on Balmung. For sure you got Shay Izzy Fovial and me and I think theres a few more. Balmung is hard to get into but with luck you should be ok



» Edited on: 2016-10-06 23:01:01

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Soren,

 

Thanks for sending me an game invite, looks like I have already created an service account before that, should have waited a bit.

 

I wasn't able to create a char on Balmung, created one on cactus instead, the world is very nice.

 

 

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Solo, you meant Cactuar yes?

i can give you an invite into LRM. i am not playing there much. but, if you need help with something let me know.  just give me a time that works for you and i can give you an invite.

also, if you _really_ get interested in the game, you can spend 18$ to move that character(s) from Cactuar to Balmung. if you do that move, i would suggest making at least a few more characters so that if you wanted to have them on Balmung you wouldn't have to do it several times.

i got a character on Balmung by get on seconds after the servers came up after a large update...  which is pretty hard to accomplish the timing of... but, that seems at the moment the only way to create a character there.

 

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oh, and after having been on Balmung for 10+ days, i would say the comparisons to Cactuar are...

 

Balmung

  • occasional wait queues to log in
  • anything you pug for through the duty queue is a rather short wait. for most of them so far 5 to 10 mins
  • noticeable hiccups every once in a while on server performance. however i have yet to be annoyed by it
  • lots of people standing around ;-P
  • a total lack of gold spam
  • hum... how to say this... people assume your already a level 60? and your just leveling another class on that character.  this creates some... odd... behavior in pugs. eg: not telling people your going to pull all the mobs in Dzemael Darkhold to the 2nd protective area and assume the healer is geared to deal with that kind of pull... -.-... on my 2nd time there. 

Cactaur

  • never having a login queue
  • in off hours you can get sizable waits for duty queue.  although, since i started playing again over the last month i would say never greater then 30 mins... unless your trying for it at 2am...
  • some people standing around doing nothing... and or afk...
  • (imo, because you can easily create a character there) gold spammers and their associated farmers are somewhat common.
  • off hours are rather low server population.
  • people who are high levels (ie: 50+) are common in the duty queue. even in the lower level places.  very active in helping people level. because, imo, people are still creating first time characters there.
  • the mentors are rather active and the newbie network is very active. (if you are playing a first time character, i would highly recommend /shouting can i get an invite to that)

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Foviel,

 

Thanks for the info!  Yeah must have been Cactuar.  It doesn't help that after character creation you don't really see the server name shown in any prominent location on your screen.

 

I am considering transfer yes, but is it possible to create a character at say wee hours like 4 am?  If you care about how the toon look at all, it is hard to get done in a very short time :D.

 

My only char now is just level 12, easy to start over too. 

 



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as far as look... you can save looks(actually i think its called appearance). during creation of a character it asks if you want to save it. once you have you can actually stop the creation, and it will have that look saved.  then when you create a character, it will ask if you want to load a saved look. you can save like 30 as i recall so don't be shy. =)

likewise you can save an existing characters look.  in the character selection (it also shows server name there, top right) if you right click the character it will offer to save looks in a pulldown... as well as delete character.  at least that is how i remember how it works...

once you have a saved look all you need to do is give a birth and god association as i recall.  thus this will greatly speed up creation.

 

let me add you to the guild (aka FC) on Cactuar then.  i can do things like increase exp and lower the cost of teleports... as well as other things.  also make sure you associate with Gridania when you get to the time frame where you are asked to decide that.  Izzy is also an officer in the FC, so they could also do the invite.  if we could talk Soren to create a character there then we might be able to do the first dungeon with you... (casts sideways glance at Soren)

give me a time and i can get on then and invite you. 

 

like i said above, i think the only way your going to succeed at creation on Balmung, is being lucky. being up right at the time that the servers come up after an update/maintance. doing that is harder then you would think... with in say 1 character creation (using a saved look so it took very little time), there was a greater then 2000 queue when i tried to create another and was refused.

imo, part of the problem with creation on Balmung is LOTS of people leave themselves connected and go afk.  there is no, after 15 mins as afk auto log out... back at launch, it was so hard to get on to a server (any server) because this is what people were doing to avoid a queue.

anyway, give me a time. let me invite to FC.  will at minimum help with letting us know your on, and an easy way to talk to you.  plus you get perks for being in an FC like exp boosts.

 



» Edited on: 2016-10-11 08:39:33

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Foviel,

 

Good point on the saved look trick.

Now I see, probably creating a few chars then transfer over wholesale would be what I want to do then.

I usually play late (like after 11:00 PM central time) and not for too long, so wouldn't want to trouble you much just yet :D.

How many chars do you recommend I create?  And which classes are more fun to play?  I heard you can play all classes on one char but still, starting with a few low levels in various class can help me find out which style is more fun.  I currently play a lancer.

As long as the transfer works I will do it in the next few days.

Thanks a lot!



» Edited on: 2016-10-11 14:58:35

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lol Fovial, sure I can roll a toon on Cactaur if you like though odds are good I'll probably be outside your window of playtime.

 

 

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as far as classes... thats a hard thing to answer since that is personal taste.

if you were to press me for an answer... i have 4 arcanists, you can be either a healer or a dps... _for__me_ thats mostly what i like... however my character on Balmung is currently a white mage (healer, an evolution of the conjurer).  

that said... you can't really just play one class. to be a fully flushed out post 30 character, many times you want abilities that come from other classes.  eg: swift cast, something you get from thaumaturge, makes your next cast instant. group shield from conjurer. detaunt, something an archer can give, also a damage buff.

note: not all abilities are available to all classes. ask or research them as to what apply.

thus my character that is a summoner, is also an archer and a thaumaturge.

my white mage is also an archer, thaumaturge and arcanist.

this does not mean you need to level all to max level. may skills come at 15ish... high 30s being the archer detaunt. once you have the skill you want... you really don't need to go higher. here is Maobih on Balmung as of tonight:

mao's classes

also... it might not be obvious... but... this can lead to things getting out of hand. here is Foviel on Cactuar my first ffxiv character:

 

fov's classes

 

here is an example of adoption of classs skills from other classes:

mao's abilities from other classes

the level numbers are in the event that you get scaled to a lower class, what level will be where it will be available as a skill.

 

all this said... i would recommend sticking with a class once you are happy with that class. don't go class happy till your at least 50. the reason being... you get a bonus leveling if you have another class that is higher.  i have seen numbers like 230% bonus exp... so leveling can go quite fast if you have another class in the 50+ levels.  get the class skills you feel you NEED to adopt into your primary and stop.

 

also, note that the advanced classes require that you have another class at a certain level to start them. see this for examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/1l29jn/all_job_requirements/

 

once you hit 30... you WILL want to choose an advanced class.

 

hope this helps.

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as far as characters, i would just pick a name... that you like... =), and some class that your sure you will be ok getting to 15.  once your there.  you can choose any of the other base classes.  you just might need to do the travel quest at 15 to get to the trainers.

also, know that i will have to kill you if you choose say... lillllliilili liiiilliiii... (side note: yes, on one of the daoc servers there was a guy named something like that... it was morse code for something which i have deliberately forgotten... and no... i will not try to remember) ok... ok... i just wont talk to you or be caught dead near you ;-P...  the same goes for xxPhatxx xxLootsxx or the like ;-P 

as to how many... well... you can have 8 on a server... why would you want to have to do another move some time in the future if you want another character?

i would say 8 =)



» Edited on: 2016-10-11 22:53:30

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Thanks for all the info Foviel!

 

I did create 8 chars, one of each base classes basically.  Have to wait three days before eligible for transferring.



» Edited on: 2016-10-13 06:30:58

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