Final Fantasy XI: March 2007 Update (Holy fuck, Square listened! Square listened!)

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I didn't even play a character with Samurai and it's still not stopping me from wanting to play!

    Who gives a fuck about you?

    The only thing keeping me from not coming back is no server transfers.

    And that's almost not enough.

    Did I mention the economy's the best it's been, we'll, ever?

    bri: wait till you hit 61(I think).

    Oh hey look I can try out Thief as a sub now lemme just get behind this mob Sneak attack and Tachi:yukiOHMYGODWHEREDIDALLOFTHEMOBSLIFEGOITSGONEHOLYSHIT874DAMAGE

    That seemed really uncalled for...

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Some people were complaining about the FFXI interface, so I will break it down here to make it easy to understand. First, we have the right half of the keyboard. I have marked it up in MSpaint for reference:

    interface.JPG

    First, don't use the mouse at all. Ever.

    You press the red button (pinky or ring finger) for your menu. Navigation inside the menus is done with the arrow keys (thumb) and the enter key (pinky)

    The 8 key is for moving forward. You would use this key with your middle finger. Turning left and right is done with the 4 and six keys, using your index and ring fingers. I marked the seven key for autorun, and the / key for switching between running and walking.

    Next we have the left side of the keyboard:

    interface2.JPG

    Targeting is done with the Tab and Escape key, marked in Black. You can make a macro to target specific things more quickly, I use one myself.

    Speaking of Macros, you hold down the CTRL or the ALT key, and hit 1 through 0. You have 10 banks of keys in game, 20 keys per bank. Changing banks of hot keys is down by holding down the CTRL or ALT key and hitting the up or down arrows.

    Really, that is all there is to it, unless you want to use a controller. I don't use one myself, but I hear it makes it a whole new game.

    tl;dr: Move with the right hand, actions with the left hand. MENUs with the right hand.

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    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I always use(d) a controller and the keyboard for macros. I know you can use the controller to trigger a macro but since my hands were always close to the keyboard anyway for typing it just worked well to quickly pop whatever command for said macro on the keyboard. It's probably completely psychological, but playing with a controller made it feel more "active" or something, since my brain usually associates faster gameplay games with consoles and more strategic slower games with the PC. I know that everyone isn't like that though.

    Hell, when I played WHM or BLM in a party, you can do everything you need to virtually by only using macros. One handed MMO's ftw!

    The other hand was used for uh....drinking. Yeah. Nothing to do with mithras...just drinking Surge (now Vault).

    >.>

    Aaaaaanywho....Hopefully your instructions will help some of those people just now checking it out.

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  • The Laughing ManThe Laughing Man Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I didn't even play a character with Samurai and it's still not stopping me from wanting to play!

    Who gives a fuck about you?

    The only thing keeping me from not coming back is no server transfers.

    And that's almost not enough.

    Did I mention the economy's the best it's been, we'll, ever?

    bri: wait till you hit 61(I think).

    Oh hey look I can try out Thief as a sub now lemme just get behind this mob Sneak attack and Tachi:yukiOHMYGODWHEREDIDALLOFTHEMOBSLIFEGOITSGONEHOLYSHIT874DAMAGE

    That seemed really uncalled for...

    It was a little dickish but I took it as he's not being a massive tool but illustrating his own jonesing to play XI.

    The Laughing Man on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I didn't even play a character with Samurai and it's still not stopping me from wanting to play!

    Who gives a fuck about you?

    The only thing keeping me from not coming back is no server transfers.

    And that's almost not enough.

    Did I mention the economy's the best it's been, we'll, ever?

    bri: wait till you hit 61(I think).

    Oh hey look I can try out Thief as a sub now lemme just get behind this mob Sneak attack and Tachi:yukiOHMYGODWHEREDIDALLOFTHEMOBSLIFEGOITSGONEHOLYSHIT874DAMAGE

    That seemed really uncalled for...

    It was a little dickish but I took it as he's not being a massive tool but illustrating his own jonesing to play XI.


    Out of all of you, Laughing man understands me!!

    Were going to make hot love sex now kthxbye.

    But really LM, you need to come back and play off and on. FFXI is the PERFECT off and on game. Jump on with some freinds, do some shit, and jump off.

    It's JUST THAT EASY.

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Some people were complaining about the FFXI interface, so I will break it down here to make it easy to understand. First, we have the right half of the keyboard. I have marked it up in MSpaint for reference:
    <snip!>

    Or you could do what I do and go to your in game config and switch the keyboard layout to compact. ;-)

    Anyway if any of you guys are restarting send me a /t to me and I'll try to help you out. In game name is mrcheesypants.

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  • The Laughing ManThe Laughing Man Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I didn't even play a character with Samurai and it's still not stopping me from wanting to play!

    Who gives a fuck about you?

    The only thing keeping me from not coming back is no server transfers.

    And that's almost not enough.

    Did I mention the economy's the best it's been, we'll, ever?

    bri: wait till you hit 61(I think).

    Oh hey look I can try out Thief as a sub now lemme just get behind this mob Sneak attack and Tachi:yukiOHMYGODWHEREDIDALLOFTHEMOBSLIFEGOITSGONEHOLYSHIT874DAMAGE

    That seemed really uncalled for...

    It was a little dickish but I took it as he's not being a massive tool but illustrating his own jonesing to play XI.


    Out of all of you, Laughing man understands me!!

    Were going to make hot love sex now kthxbye.

    But really LM, you need to come back and play off and on. FFXI is the PERFECT off and on game. Jump on with some freinds, do some shit, and jump off.

    It's JUST THAT EASY.

    I know, I switch between this and WoW from time to time. This would be the third time I would be coming back to XI and though I'm fighting it this seems like a good time.

    The Laughing Man on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    *Realizes that he bought a controller for his ePSXe*


    ...Final Fantasy it is.

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So should I start making a Game On thread with a list of people and the servers they are on?

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    Then I moved to Georgia.
  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So should I start making a Game On thread with a list of people and the servers they are on?

    That'd probably be cool. Maybe put those of us who are on the fence about coming back or whatever too.

    My account is inactive but I'm on Carbuncle. Character name is/was Kingshand assuming it's there like the Content ID shows.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Bri, also Carbuncle. Active account.

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    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...
  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Murphie, Bahamut. Active account.

    Did my first Kirin fight ever (I've gotten to 75 twice before on my old character, but didn't do any sky activites, really). It was fun. I wish they could all be melee-burn fights though, because 3:40 for Kirin is a lot more fun than 30:40.

    And I'm not even a melee.

    Random pic from the fights.
    Murphie04.jpg

    Murphy on
  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    Pb on
  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

    pb is a_duck!

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    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...
  • ducttapeenthusiastducttapeenthusiast Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Stapler, Garuda server, active.

    I think I'm the only one from Garuda on here. :o

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  • Evil_PigEvil_Pig Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Karli, Phoenix

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Evil_Pig wrote: »
    Karli, Phoenix

    [_] Active

    [_] Inactive

    Check one?

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    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...
  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

    pb is a_duck!

    for reals?

    Didn't know that. Go away for a couple years and everyone changes their names.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Sonovius - Kujata
    inactive (i miss it) D:

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  • CasperCasper __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2007
    Draconious - Shiva
    Active(until July, then in hold for a year)

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  • Evil_PigEvil_Pig Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Karli, Phoenix, active...

    Very active...Will be until I'm bored with the game...Which should be in a year or so...Or more...

    I'm looking to meet people on Phoenix. Anyone there???

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  • EricKeiEricKei Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Erickei, {Crab} {Bard} of Lakshmi

    Soon to be reactivated, probably April 2

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  • ducttapeenthusiastducttapeenthusiast Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Goblin Bounty Hunter, every server, active and eating your fishbots.

    Latest update added these buggers to battle RMT fishbots in Valkurm, Qufim, Buburimu, Batallia, etc... God I love that name. SE really knew what it was battling in the creation of this mob.

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ok new thread up, going to work on the list of people now.

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    Then I moved to Georgia.
  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    KingsHand wrote: »
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

    pb is a_duck!

    for reals?

    Didn't know that. Go away for a couple years and everyone changes their names.

    More like changes their names back.

    Pb on
  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pb wrote: »
    KingsHand wrote: »
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

    pb is a_duck!

    for reals?

    Didn't know that. Go away for a couple years and everyone changes their names.

    More like changes their names back.

    Now that I think about it, I do think I knew that.

    EDIT: HEY BRI! How goes the WoWing?

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  • VeridisQuoVeridisQuo Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Hadrien, Lakshmi, active.

    Does anyone have a friend pass? My good buddy Sean wants to try the game, but I accidently threw out the flier for a friend trial. If anyone has an extra, I'd appreciate it if you could PM the codes.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Raving Rabbit Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    And someone told me there were no trials for this...

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    When there are trials, they're very exclusive, and not like something as common as most MMO's. I hear some of the 2007 Collections have buddy passes in them, and occasionally in the past different promotions with like Alienware or whatever would offer a month, but besides that there isn't anything.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    KingsHand wrote: »
    KingsHand wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Ancalaehte, Carbuncle, inactive

    what? I thought that was Ducks name...well, not that spelling, but you know.

    pb is a_duck!

    for reals?

    Didn't know that. Go away for a couple years and everyone changes their names.

    More like changes their names back.

    Now that I think about it, I do think I knew that.

    EDIT: HEY BRI! How goes the WoWing?

    Meh

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    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...
  • EricKeiEricKei Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Reynolds wrote: »
    And someone told me there were no trials for this...

    KingsHand is right. The only place I am aware of to get a free month trial pass is from the DVD sets. They allow you to give one person a one-month free trial.

    re: the promotions, I believe that's the Welcome Back to Vana'Diel thing they have done a couple of times in the summer. They offer people who have long since cancelled their accounts a free month to come back and give it another shot.

    On a related topic, if you have someone who just wants to see how the game will look/perform on their system, tell them to hit the POL site and download the benchmarking program.

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I do have a buddy pass (I posted about it a couple of pages ago) for use. If someone is genuinely interested in trying the game out, I'm happy to give it out.

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