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#1 Jan 05 2017 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
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I just came back after a very long break. I don't remember much from back then so I'm so lost.

ffxiclopedia is out of date.
bg-wiki doesn't seem to have quests linked to NPCs

Where should I look for references?

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#2 Jan 05 2017 at 10:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Unfortunately, finding a good up-to-date wiki is difficult.

You basically need to keep both bg-wiki and ffxiclopedia close at hand and switch between the two often. They cover most quests, though some are indeed filled with outdated information.

It's frustrating, as a lot of the data is incomplete, and ffxiclopedia is flat out wrong on many guild point turn-ins (because of SE changing it, etc).

Sadly, that's just the nature of wikis that are maintained by only a few players. This game doesn't have as big of a playerbase as it did years ago, and the few around just can't keep up.

It also doesn't help that it seems to be impossible to register for ffxiclopedia; I've wanted to make edits on guild point items but I can't, because the site is broken and will not allow me to register.

Edited, Jan 5th 2017 11:32pm by Lyrailis
#3 Jan 06 2017 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Jan 16 2017 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
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I have to agree, with the shrinking player base the wiki's are just not as well maintained as they once were, which can make things difficult, especially as a returning player to a game that has changed so much.

In my experiences, FFXIclopedia seems to work best for older content, yes as Lyraillis mentioned there have been changes to some aspects of the game and FFXIclopdia has not always been updated to reflect these, but for quest and mission walkthroughs not much has changed. BGwiki on the other hand, has a lot of gaps in its info for older content, and is generally not as detailed, however for the more recent events and content (Adoulin and beyond) it is much better maintained. Nine times out of Ten I am able to find what I need on either one or the other wiki's.

Outside of the wiki, ffxiah is a great resource, if you are having trouble finding out where a specific item is obtained, or what it does, you can generally search for it on ffxiah, and then read the user comments to gain some insight, failing that there are still several XI forums that are quite active, I like ffxiah's and the ffxi reddit page and you can usually get what you want asking on there, sadly ZAM's XI forums are not what they once were (Some of the job forums have literally not been posted in, in years).
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