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#1 Aug 18 2016 at 7:26 PM Rating: Good
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I did a thing

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I feel like this has been pretty productive so far and it's not even over yet.

For reference all of those jobs that are now level 50ish? Yeah those were all way below level 50 to begin with.

I'd been pretty happy with myself leveling appropriate subjobs back when the level cap was 75. And then suddenly it wasn't anymore and I had like 1 sub for BLM and half a sub for MNK. Great when you're talking about Subway, bad in other contexts.

Edited, Aug 18th 2016 8:26pm by Callinon
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#2 Aug 18 2016 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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If you happened to be on Lakshmi I'd have no problem with getting you to all 99s... assuming of course you had Rhapsodies and cleared up through chapter 2, so that you had all the EXP boosts + access to all the good EXP areas :p
#3 Aug 19 2016 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
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I've been lazy about 99ing off-classes simply because the CP grind makes it really unappealing to even consider playing them in earnest. Either way, I think my lowest is PUP at 67ish.
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#4 Aug 19 2016 at 3:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Several of these I'll probably never play again unless I somehow ran completely out of stuff to do. Beastmaster for instance. Because no.

I'm totally unconcerned with CP at the moment as I have no interest in FFXI's endgame.

Oh one thing that amused me... apparently I had a puppet frame waiting for me. For like 10 years. Oops Smiley: clown
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#5 Aug 20 2016 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, been chipping away at BLU simply because the 1200 bonus just that good. And while I wouldn't mind revisiting RDM, it'll have a harder time finding a CP party than a BLU even though I could technically play them similar now with the Jhakri +1 set and Taeon.
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So a Galka MNK walks into Lower Delkfutt's tower at level 21 and 10 minutes later he is level 35... with 2 other people killing the same things. I timed it just because of how stupid fast jobs on my new character are leveling. It helped that the RoE was "Gain 5k exp"... I can't even imagine what it would be like if I had the rest of the RoV stuff. I only have white because I am new. Doing in minutes what used to take days is kind of fun :)

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#7 Aug 24 2016 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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So a Galka MNK walks into Lower Delkfutt's tower at level 21 and 10 minutes later he is level 35... with 2 other people killing the same things. I timed it just because of how stupid fast jobs on my new character are leveling. It helped that the RoE was "Gain 5k exp"... I can't even imagine what it would be like if I had the rest of the RoV stuff. I only have white because I am new. Doing in minutes what used to take days is kind of fun :)



I am curious, has skill up speed also been adjusted to balance it with the new (to me at least) fast exp gain? Or do you find your skills are starting to lag behind?
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#8 Aug 24 2016 at 6:50 PM Rating: Good
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I am curious, has skill up speed also been adjusted to balance it with the new (to me at least) fast exp gain? Or do you find your skills are starting to lag behind?


It has not and during the exp event keeping your skills leveled up (especially at low levels) was basically impossible. At higher levels though it wasn't too bad as long as you started out close to the cap.

Now that the event is over it should be reasonable to keep your skill ratings close to the cap at low levels and easily capped at high.
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I am curious, has skill up speed also been adjusted to balance it with the new (to me at least) fast exp gain? Or do you find your skills are starting to lag behind?


It has not and during the exp event keeping your skills leveled up (especially at low levels) was basically impossible. At higher levels though it wasn't too bad as long as you started out close to the cap.

Now that the event is over it should be reasonable to keep your skill ratings close to the cap at low levels and easily capped at high.


And as always, certain skills (combat skills, evasion and parry if you are tanking) are easier to keep up then lesser used (often magic) skills. Importantly, however, there are a number of things to help you with your skills.

Items that increase skills are available in exchange for RoE sparks, and can also be bought on the AH. These provide an automatic skill gain is if you had just performed an action that would cause a gain (i.e. swung sword or cast spell and got a skill up) and will provide between 0.1 and 0.5 skill for every use; however, as you get closer to your level cap, the maximum value gained will go down, with each use eventually giving only 0.1 if you are close to cap.

Assorted gear is available that increases skill rate gain. Some is available for sparks (I think only lvl 99?) as well as a few earrings.

There is also food available now that will increase skill gain. Additionally, most food now lists the bonuses provided in its description.
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#10 Aug 25 2016 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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Skill up items look pretty cool, I am pretty sure my summoning skill fell behind quite a bit back in the day, and it was a tedious skill to catch up, summon, release, summon, release...

I'll be sure to look into those when I get back into the game.
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