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[Let's Play!] Final Fantasy 11 (Now with playlists in the correct order!)

Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with ragefrom a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
Tube told me to put it here.

Welcome to my 'Let's Play!' of Final Fantasy 11. This is an unusual LP, in that it is covering a game with no real end. Recognizing that, I am just going to go through areas and detail the fantastic art style as well as game play mechanics and the peculiarities that make FFXI such a solid gaming experience.

Here is a page telling a little bit about the character I am using, for reference purposes.

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/User:Just_Bri_Thanks


This thread is not for general discussion about FFXI, for that please go to the Massively Multi-player sub-forum and join the discussion already in progress here.

Hey, there is a map under the first spoiler tag!
Spoiler:

Part the First, in which Bri shows off his crib:
Here I walk around my house and show you what is up with the housing in FF 11. The first two minutes has excessively loud music, please bear with it, it is only 2 minutes and I can't turn it down for that part.



Part the Deux, in which Bri give the nickel tour of Bastok:

The lovely city of Bastok. *cough*. Home of the Hume and Galka. All the dust you can eat, with a side of grit.


Part three, In which we run around in San d'Oria:

My spiritual home of San d'Oria. Plenty of haughty elves to knock down some pegs and very scenic to boot. It is win/win.


Part four, Windurst:

Windurst with a special bonus surprise!


Part five, and the first adventure area; Sarutabaruta:

A handful of hand-shaped towers await!


Part six, Putting the Gusto in Gustaburg:

Here a rock lizard, there a rock lizard, everywhere a rock lizard-rock lizard!


Part seven; Ronfaure, and excuse the pun!:

Orc! Orcs! Orcs! Orcs!


Part eight; Kolshushu:

At last we see a crag.

Part nine; Zulkheim:

Long awaited, your patience is rewarded. Bonus; this video is nearly an hour long.

More will be filmed and uploaded as I can. Who knows where this train will end up?

Please use this thread to discuss the Let's Play directly, or what you would like to see in it.

Here are the youtube pages leading directly to the playlists:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5E3C62BCAF2C8C51
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=32005689CDC0D90A
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F2AACFA4B6356D7D
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2120C53C2A968D12
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EFF537EE0258867A
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=435745D1284E2E8C
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B85F511A95D172C1
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A9DE0E75A064B5B9
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3767D0325135B5CB

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Good idea on a Let's Play. Good way to get people to see what the game is about.

    I'll keep an eye on this and suggest of things when I think of them.

    Things that initially come to mind:

    Explain how the AH works. It doesn't work like WoW or how you would expect an AH to work.

    Also, probably show them good ways to get money for your early levels.

    Getting to rank 2 in all three would be good too. The first missions are usually soloable (if I remember correctly) and get people into the story line of the game.
    Spoiler:

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  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm currently working on getting that stupid magicked skull so I can finally have a subjob, and no good... BOO

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Are you in a Linkshell? It's so easy as long as you can find one. I mean... it's hard for a level 18 to get alone, so you do need high level character helping you. If you were on my server, Phoenix, I would help you.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ahh, FFXI. Fond memories. It's really too bad that game wasn't better than it was.

    WHM 4 lyfe.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    When was the last time you played? It's gotten a lot better with Level Sync and Fields of Valor.

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  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i'm on midgar and stil have no ls

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    i'm on midgar and stil have no ls

    Damn. Not having a Linkshell really sucks. =\

    Just keep partying in the dunes and if you find some people you get along with, ask to get in. It's likely they're not asking you to join because they're not sackholders. I'm sure if you ask, they'll ask a sackholder and then get you a pearl.

    The community as a whole is pretty generous and a lot of people are very willing to help out new players. I know I am when I get the chance. I remember I used to just hang out in the dunes when bored and helped people get their subjob items when I started playing a long time ago. This isn't really needed anymore since the people that play have their subjubs. But you still find people, like you, on occasion.

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  • DisDis Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Solo to Lv 10 and then go party in Dunes to lv 20 and get those 2 items for your subjob quest.

    WTB window mode so u can alt tab to check how to do quest but alas u can't alt + tab in FF XI.

    So u use windower and be silent about it so u don't get ban for using it.

    Good old days of FF XI.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    They have a built in windower now, I believe. So you don't have to use windower and hope not to get banned. But it sucks compared to windower.

    Edit: Because I can't spell...

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  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yeah, I have a friend hopefully helping me out in a few, just not a sackholder in his ls. That said, I might try to see if I can get into his LS. Either way, those three items for subjob, skull is ridiculous. Could drop ghouls level a little :D

    Gusgen ghouls are about 4 levels stronger than dunes.

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
  • kitchkitch Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Could you put these videos into a playlist on youtube so we can just load them up from there and let it autoplay

  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    What? you could get banned/reprimanded for playing the game in windowed mode? That's fucking retarded.

    PSN / XBL: PatParadize
  • NovembersChopinNovembersChopin Las VegasRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dis wrote: »
    Solo to Lv 10 and then go party in Dunes to lv 20 and get those 2 items for your subjob quest.

    WTB window mode so u can alt tab to check how to do quest but alas u can't alt + tab in FF XI.

    So u use windower and be silent about it so u don't get ban for using it.

    Good old days of FF XI.

    You CAN alt tab now. They updated the feature a while back already.

  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Fireflash wrote: »
    What? you could get banned/reprimanded for playing the game in windowed mode? That's fucking retarded.

    Well when the game was made without a window feature. And to alt tab out of the game would crash it. But there is a third party mod that allows you to play in windowed mode. But it is against their TOS to use third party programs, so yes you do get banned.

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  • JoeslopJoeslop Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Everyone can thank me for the existence of this LP.

  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Joeslop wrote: »
    Everyone can thank me for the existence of this LP.

    You deserve nothing but scorn.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Fireflash wrote: »
    What? you could get banned/reprimanded for playing the game in windowed mode? That's fucking retarded.

    I think they wanted a game where you couldn't just look up how to do a quest. They probably thought it would be more dangerous, more adventurous, or whatever.

    In other words, they tried to control access to information in the internet age. :lol:

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  • ArcibiArcibi Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    Fireflash wrote: »
    What? you could get banned/reprimanded for playing the game in windowed mode? That's fucking retarded.

    Well when the game was made without a window feature. And to alt tab out of the game would crash it. But there is a third party mod that allows you to play in windowed mode. But it is against their TOS to use third party programs, so yes you do get banned.

    Or at least you would if the GMs gave a rat's ass about Windower (they don't)

    Basically as long as you aren't pos-hacking or bot-claiming or doing something obviously stupid and malicious, nobody cares

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Good ol FF 11. Been so long. It just lost its fun to me. Great game though. Ill definitely try FF XIV when that comes out though. I think after years and years of 11 I just got bored of it.

    Although a LP of it should be....fun.

    Good luck!

    "You're like a kitten! A kitten who doesn't speak Japanese." ~ Juliet Starling
  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    finally got the skull!!!

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Bastok is posted.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • NovembersChopinNovembersChopin Las VegasRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Bastok is posted.
    Spoiler:

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    When was the last time you played? It's gotten a lot better with Level Sync and Fields of Valor.

    LOL I haven't played it in like 5 years.

    I would get back into it but I just don't have the time.

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  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Fun game, do not play without a set of solid friends. I played this game inside and out with a wide range of jobs/characters. I even had a relic account. I quit about a year ago and haven't looked back.

    Story/Quests:
    Fantastic main quest/story. Requires a solid group of members to do anything worthwhile.

    Grouping:
    Crappy way to search for groups. Level Syncing helps but it is still very standard grinding and lots of it.

    Gear:
    Limited Gear Progression
    Horrible Drop Rates
    Very limited margin between good and great

    Jobs/Class:
    Bad job balancing.
    Some jobs are not useful at the end game at all.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    San d'Oria complete and uploaded.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Ryadic wrote: »
    When was the last time you played? It's gotten a lot better with Level Sync and Fields of Valor.

    LOL I haven't played it in like 5 years.

    I would get back into it but I just don't have the time.

    Wow. That's... a long time. :)

    If you ever get a chance, I say start it up again and see how it goes. It'll probably help get you excited for XIV.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    It's likely they're not asking you to join because they're not sackholders. I'm sure if you ask, they'll ask a sackholder and then get you a pearl.
    Sounds like the solution to an arbitrary adventure game puzzle.

  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Glal wrote: »
    Ryadic wrote: »
    It's likely they're not asking you to join because they're not sackholders. I'm sure if you ask, they'll ask a sackholder and then get you a pearl.
    Sounds like the solution to an arbitrary adventure game puzzle.

    Sounds like the solution to a lot of lifes problems. Gotta find someone that is holding a sack, then get a pearl from them. :)

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Windurst posted

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh, I got my first youtube comment. Someone told me that alot of my pronunciations were wrong. I replied that a lot is two words.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I think it might be cool to actualy do some of the main plot quests for COP and zillart. I know how hard it is to get some people who are actualy willing to go into promyvon though. Also it would be annoying if you've already done them to go to the goblin to get the cutsceens.

    Good stuff so far.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    There is a cut scene for Promethia in the Windurst video that I totally was not expecting.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Btw, Bastok is built in the remnants of the quary that made the region so rich. That was basicly excavated on the backs of galkan slaves. God I played this game way too much back in the day. My lsmates actualy thought it was kinda funny that I actualy paid attention to the lore as I was going through the game instead of blowing through the cutsceens.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Whoo~oops! :oops: :whistle:

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Sarutabaruta uploaded.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    I recorded Gustaberg, but on the quality check I quickly discovered that nothing I said came across on the microphone: it got switched off without me noticing.

    I will record it again tomorrow.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I really enjoy the lore in this game. FAR better than WoW's lore.

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I really enjoy the lore in this game. FAR better than WoW's "lore".

    the quotation marks are important

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    Gustaburg posted

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I can't wait til we get to the [strike]Barrens[/strike]Valkurm Dunes!

    PSN: DignifiedPauper
    3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
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