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Thinking of starting; how is it compared to FFXI?Follow

#52 Oct 30 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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WFOAssassin wrote:
Here is a short and sweet version:

1) Get on the Zam server
2) Join their FC or another new player friendly one (all should be, they were all new...)
3) You have the game, play and see for yourself. I would expect to pay for two or three months before you decide if this game is really for you.

On 3: You will level fast, you will get good gear fast, you will get gil fast. You will see a lot of the towns and scenery within a short period of time and experience the world for what it is fairly quick. As many have said, its not like FFXI. Its faster and more casual friendly but has its chances to grind. Its also not too expensive for the type of game and quality it is. IMO

First month is free, try it out... join the Zam FC on Ultros and have some fun with us.

If you don't think the game is for you, then you only wasted the money on the disc/download and 30 days... not a whole lot of downside... no more risky than buying any game off the shelf, right?

But the upside is you'll have endless fun in a whole new game that is different than FFXI but similar in and familiar in many ways.

Only way to find out for yourself is to try. Smiley: grin
#53 Oct 30 2013 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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The game is pretty awesome. And most of the people on Ultros are friendly and will answer any questions you may have. The ZAM Free Company tends to be everywhere, and I personally would have joined them had I not formed a FC with some friends when I started during Beta.

It's not like XI in the terms of you need a party for everything. It's more of a Mash-Up of WoW/XI/RIFT/GW2 with just the right amount of challenge for both group and solo play. The only major problem is some of the end-game crowd is a little bit over demanding...However they can pretty much be ignored if you belong to the right FC or you spend a lot of time in the Duty Finder.
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#54 Oct 31 2013 at 4:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Chiem wrote:
Xod wrote:
Chiem wrote:
Xod wrote:
Excellent. This is probably damn early...but do you guys think this game will have the same (if not longer) lifespan than FFXI?

No. The game is (very) monotone. But maybe that will change. There`s no chatting in random fate-parties. Even doing dungeons in DF (duty finder) The community isnt like it used to be. Most ppl outside your LS/FC are really rude. Its sad but true but the comminuty really sux.

I started playing last night, and I thought the game was anything BUT monotone. I was a bit worried that there wasn't much chatter, but Gilgamesh as a server is highly populated so I'm sure that will change.

Otherwise, I see a ton of people running around doing things, whether it's crafting or battling. I'd say it's a thriving (albeit admittedly quiet) community. I think that will change.

OMG lol. Not troll or anything. You just started to play and you think Im wrong after playing for nearly 2 months (2.0) and almost 18 months (1.0).

It is monotone. The comminuty is bad. Trust me. There are several threads about it. All these ppl are wrong and you after 1 day.....proofs my point alrdy I think.

I've been playing for 2 months also, I don't really see it as being all that bad. Just depends on what you decide to focus on. Me personally, I have /sh turned off in my general chat, and only talk with FC members are people in LS, This is something I learned in WoW, After getting pissed off by the ******** in trade chat its better to just not look at it, only time I turn /sh on is if I need to find a group for something and then turn it right back off once I do. And being that I'm a huge dungeon *****, I have probably only ran into 2-3 serious *** hats in dungeons, and honestly I can't even really remember what they did cause I just don't care to dwell on it. It's not like any of this is new to the world of MMO's, I can't figure out if some of you are just sheltered, or if you just never played an online video game before, I've been dealing with ******** online since Halo 2 came out, learn to just brush it off.

Focus on the negative side of things, and that is all your going to see. Just my 2 cents.

FilthMcNasty wrote:
. I think the issue is more that people have the expectation that if you're going to consume the time of 3 or more others, you at least have enough knowledge to make the best use of that time. Seems fair to me...

You don't have to know everything about the game, but spending a few minutes reading up on the mechanics of an instance you intend to succeed in really isn't that much to ask. It would solve most of the drama problems. It's just as easily argued that the people who are too lazy to do a few minutes of research to save the time of the whole group are the '*************

Is it possible for you to post with out bringing this up?? Not everyone is going to read up on every single encounter, and if they are wasting your time, then drop group and get over it, and then learn to group with people who are on the same "level" of expertise you are. Really, I just haven't found it to be that much of a problem to give some one a 1 min run down on a boss before we pull, but obviously your time must be worth more then mine.
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