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#1 Mar 16 2013 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I joined this game alongside a few friends, and definitely got more than I was expected.

Having grown up on World of Warcraft, the interface and mechanics have taken quite a bit of getting used to. I have a passable understanding of what to do, at least for soloing, but I'd like to learn more.

Sooo, I'm looking for a group/linkshell to join with on Fenrir (picked the server at a friend's suggestion), hopefully with patient players that are willing to teach me just how this game works!

Username in-game is Kaonis, currently leveling BLM and WHM, both around level 12.

Edited, Mar 16th 2013 10:56pm by Rachtenstein
#2 Mar 20 2013 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
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This forum seems very slow, and this game has a very steep beginner's learning curve. I can't invite you to the linkshell, but I can provide some advice for the new player:

The menu and movement can be annoying, but I assume you have that figured out already. In case you didn't know, here is some information you can use:

The Residential District on the map will take you to your mog house. This is like the stash or personal bank in other games. It also allows you to change jobs, and you can decorate your house as well.

The auction house is marked by a gavel. You can buy and sell things here. This is a blind auction in which you bid on an item until you bid over the price set by the seller. It is completely different from the WoW AH. The best way to bid/sell things here is to mimic the prices that previous sellers have sold things for. You can view this information in the AH menu.

As a mage, you need to use scrolls to learn spells. There is a magic shop in every town, in one of the districts. You can buy several beginner scrolls here. Beginning melee classes can find armor sets and basic weapons at the weapon shop too. These shops are marked on the maps.

No matter what city you started in, there is a guard at the gate before you go out of town. Get signet from this guard. Signet lets you earn conquest points for kills. These points let you buy things later. Signet will also let monsters drop crystals. These things are a good source of income for new players. A stack of crystals can sell for 2000 gil or more on the auction house.

Register and get your destrier beret if you have the abyssea ultimate collection. I am not sure if linking is allowed on this forum, but if not, go to the ffxiclopedia website, type in "destrier beret" to search for it, and a guide will pop up showing you how to get it.

When you zone out of town, you will be in a starting area with weak mobs. There is a floating book (Field Manual) near the zone. This book gives quests to kill x number of mobs. Accept these quests and set them to repeat upon completion. Completing these quests will give bonus exp and some tabs. You can spend these tabs at the book to buy regen (restores hp over time) and refresh (restores mp over time) buffs. You can also buy warps back to your home nation with tabs.

Quests and missions are secondary nowadays. Quests usually give an item or scroll for a reward, and missions are just for story and the airship pass. There are no floating yellow markers to tell you where to go and where to turn things in, so don't worry about doing them now. Work on these when you are higher level and more familiar with the game.

At level 15+ I would advise going to Gusgen Mines if you are able to get there. You can check the ffxiclopedia site for zone connections and how to get there. There is usually a large group of people doing page one of the book quest inside. If you do not have an escort, getting there may be hard if you are from Windhurst.

I can add more if I have more time.

#3 Apr 18 2013 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi there, welcome! This game is slowly coming back to life, from what I see. I've been playing FFXI for 8 years now.

Anyway, if you ever need any help, /tell Fleura and I'll do what I can to help! :) I'd love to help you with quests and such, also powerleveling is a specialty of mine occasionally. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
80 WHM; 74 RDM - Fenrir Server
#4 Apr 25 2013 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
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i am very keen to join in with you starting out as i'm in the same boat. except i'm lvl4 WHM. Name is Shebull. and help give would be awesome considering i can even find where to learn spells. and this really really hurts after 8years of WoW
#5 Apr 27 2013 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Welcome to Vana'diel!
I just rejoined the world after being away for many years and it's like a totally new game in many aspects. Also a former WoW player for many years - if you need any assistance with the interface, controls, or just what to do in general, send me a tell. My character name is Nyudo, and I'm on most evenings after 6pm EST. Would be happy to help if I can.

Also, spells are an easy one - if you're in one of the starting cities, there are vendors who sell scrolls of specific schools. In San'doria, they are located in Port San'doria in a little alcove near the Airship port. In Bastok, you can find them in Bastok Markets very near the zone line to Port Bastok. Windurst... I'm not too familiar with. So I'd ask someone else. ^^
#6 May 20 2013 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Same Boat Here, Played Wow for almost a decade, just now getting around to FF11 and frustrated by the seemingly slow pace, but determined to figure out what the fuss was all about with this game. Ive got a level 15 White Mage and Im finding I can't really go much further on my own, looking for a guild or a linkshell or whatever you guys call it, or just some other players around the same level/expertise to grind exp with. Mostly on between the hours of 7 and 11 EST. Toon name Dobikodabi, Tarutaru Male, Windurst area.
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