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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    That is a lot of stuff in that update. I am impressed.

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    Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sim wrote: »
    It looks like the all of the original outdoor zones have been changed.

    Low level pet HP has been 'adjusted' too. Pet camping always seemed like a cheap tactic to me.

    I never really thought they should give EXP.

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    ClawshrimpyClawshrimpy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hey there, I dont play with the FFXI PA'ers. (I'm still pretty havily invested with a group of friends on Ragnarok.) and well, I was wondering if some of you could answer a cry for help.


    My CUrrent Higest level job right now is Black Mage (Currently 18, it seemed like the Dunes turned barren because idiots were waiting for the damn patch for some stupid reason.) and the only other job I have leveled was White Mage to 10. (For Purposes to sub with Black Mage main.) and well, I having a hard time finding priorities of things to do, I tried crafting out (Cullinarian and Alchemy) but I have I hard time keeping up with all the mats. I have a tough time getting enough fame for certain things I need from Quests. (I allready have Warp, and now I'm having a hard time building enough fame in San'doria for Drain.) I tend to get discombobulated in what I should focus on at a time. including Farming, but I even find making money to be a bit tricky. I have farmed crawlers for Silk, but it turns out a LOT of people are killing Crawlers in the Windurst starting area for those things.

    I know this game is probably just too hard for someone like me, but I grew frustrated with WoW (the community and drama and server issues more than anything.), and by the looks of it WAR will likely not run on my machine.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't understand. There isn't really a question in that post.

    Anyway, what do you guys mean by "pet camping"?

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    Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't understand. There isn't really a question in that post.

    Anyway, what do you guys mean by "pet camping"?

    Beastmaster mobs have pets that are a few levels below them.

    EDIT:

    I.E.

    Goblin Pathfinder and his pets (shown as "Assisted By:" on the righthand column of the table)

    The pets are significantly weaker than other mobs their level.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Killing monster pets (goblins, Giggas, etc) for exp. Evidently you could do it without the pet's master agroing you.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oooh, ok. Yeah, I read a whole BLM 1-75 guide written around doing that.

    Seemed pretty stupid/dangerous.

    I thought you were referring to like, a BST killing his pet for xp or something. I didn't understand.
    I am really interested to see how the level adjustment of the "starting area" monsters have been changed.

    I'm hoping it relates to the damn Orc(s) that patrol damn near right to the gate in W. Ronfaure that con tough until lvl 4-5 that kill me every damn time I rest there and go fill my water bottle.

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    Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    o hi time 2 play

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    I think it also has something to do with monsters like the lizards using petrify attacks that you can't dispel due to the cpell used being way above your level.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Fortune teller quest complete, lamplighter quest complete again

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's pretty sad that I'm contemplating skipping class tonight to go home and update/play.

    It's less about the class though, and more about having to sit here on campus until 6 for class to start and not bringing my laptop with me.

    bleh.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    If only we all had such weighty dilemma.

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    DigitoDigito Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh jeez, trying to get the update right now is proving this close to impossible.

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    Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My game crashed. I'm not quite sure yet why.

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    GrinninBarrettGrinninBarrett Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My game crashed. I'm not quite sure yet why.

    Did the update break any mods you have installed?

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Why is it every party I get into wants to starve me of MP?

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    new avatar get!
    I should play with the dimensions so it's not odd like that but I will probably change it again soon

    EDIT: fixed it. Actually I think I might look to see if I can find an image of my elvaan duder; like the avatar I have on POL

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    game updated. I figured it'd overwrite my brandson icon/fonts but damn, why the hell are the "new" ones so god ugly and low res?

    They weren't before. Anyone else have this?

    EDIT: Aaaaand I borked my install. I wasn't thinking and put brandsons .dats over the new ones and it screwed everything up; and I didn't back them up.

    There's a way to check POL files, is there an option for XI too?

    EDIT2: If someone doesn't mind giving me a hand; I need 4 .dat's from the \PlayOnline\SquareEnix\Final Fantasy XI\ROM\ directories.

    The files are:

    \91\15.dat
    \119\51.dat
    \176\75.dat
    \178\14.dat

    Each one is ~3.5 megs. You could zip them and send them to me over IM or individually.

    I'd really appreciate it.

    EDIT3: Actually, I'll just update the game on my other PC and grab the .dats from there. Nevermind.

    EDIT4: If I can ever connect that is..../sigh

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    triple post but I don't care.

    So I fixed the .dat's and I'm still 99% positive the icons over heads (LS, bazaar, etc) are supposed to be a higher res than they are. They're all pixely and even before I put brandson's UI on I really don't recall them looking this bad. Bazaar for instance, it "moves" as people move and you can see a square outline pop in and out as it's moving.

    Am i just going nuts or does anyone else notice this?

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    Demitri OmniDemitri Omni Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think you're bugging. Never seen that unless the game was glitching.

    If you're running a chat program like Xfire that has a game overlay, it might be that, I saw some serious bugs when i used it, and it crashed pretty often.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't have anything running behind it.

    And it does it on both my PC's.

    EDIT: Can you take a screenshot of people on your screen and post it so I can compare?

    EDIT2:
    My icons look more like this:
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8pmdULDFT8E/Ry5-5p5ajkI/AAAAAAAAAHc/_6Xw-oyi1xQ/img_20070522_003421.jpg

    instead of this:
    http://www.cody-massin.com/ffxishots/August/Pretty%20Fireworks%20and%20Ladies.jpg

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Cant see the first picture.
    Heres an update on Emiko's icons. Brandson retired his work to her long ago.
    http://emikoffxi.livejournal.com/4532.html

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    There are several screens in my image directory that you could reference. It was linked some pages back.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looking at bri's stuff yeah, mine are "off". I guess I'll just wait for that emiko update; thanks smash.

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    ArcibiArcibi Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Haha, I did the same thing

    Installed the old version of FFXIStyle over the new version update and whoops! Suddenly there's no more icon for level sync and targeting anyone with level sync activated makes the game crash

    Didn't even think to back up my old dats, so I guess I'll have to wait to try that particular feature out

    Also: are anyone else's campaign XP rewards being shot to hell? My friend who used to get upwards of 2000 a battle is now getting a tenth of that and he'd like to know why

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    man what? It's doing that on the 360 now too.

    argh

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    DyvionDyvion Back in Sunny Florida!!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    man what? It's doing that on the 360 now too.

    argh

    I noticed the icon outline thing the other day, but I just chocked it up to being such an old game... didn't even know there were replacement icons. I'll have to look into that.

    Also... occupied with Spore and the WAAAAAAAGH beta, but I'm not going anywhere.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I just picked up spore today myself. I loved the cell phase, but the creature phase so far is meh.

    I think it'll be a now and then game. It's kind of annoying how poorly it runs for how not very good the graphics are. (spore)

    Anyway, level sync is pretty cool. Some of the higher level folks in my party were complaining about how harsh the equipment syncing was. My stuff is close enough to the party I was in, it didn't make that much of a difference. lost a few str and dex. Probably what I would have had then anyway.

    I just hope it was a little different than tonight where it seemed like every single sync team was in valk or qufim. Not my favorite zones.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    I had a level synch party in Altepa desert, killing beetles. The exp was fantastic, but I had to get out of the party. It just... is hella irritating when the puller calls monster and I only have 14 MP. And then does it again. And again... etc.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    All worlds will be going down in two hours, for two hours.

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Emiko's Icons went up.

    Time for class, you all have fun with your new exp, mmmmkay?

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    It is kinda embarrassing accidentally sending a tell to the wrong person talking about how much a party sucks, but I am not going to lose sleep over it: the guy is on my blist now anyway.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    what did they fix with the morning maintenance?

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Sage says there was an issue with drop rates in the Sanctuary of Zi'Tah. Don't know if this affected other areas, or if it is fixed, but it is a possibility.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I can't decide whether I want to level PLD SAM or DRG.

    I like them all.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, I can't stand it. I have twenty jobs, which one do I play?

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Huh, second POL crash in 2 days.

    And Iknow when I log in i'll be dead and deleved back to 38 ><

    EDIT: Lucky me, still alive.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    level 40 WAR get!

    Now I'll shelf WAR for awhile; though I still don't know what I want to level now.

    EDIT: I'll keep all my gear for 40 though for promyvions, helping people, etc. I guess for level sync it really makes no difference if your sub is leveled so I suppose if needed I could still party as WAR even if I gained more levels. I'm already 6 levels behind on weapon skill though, so that's not fun. :( I'm tempted to join a mid 30's team just to skill up, even though I'd probably level even more. But in the last two days I haven't been in a team over 25, and I've been in quite a few now.

    EDIT2: Also, I want to try to grab all my RSE tomorrow night. 40 is high enough to solo it without much problem right?

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    For lack of a better term, I would call the spots the chests that your Race Specific Equipment are in "Tier 2 dungeons". I think 40 for a melee job ought to be sufficient for this if you are going it alone. You will probably still catch agro in those zones from some things. I don't know for sure, haven't done it at that level.

    Out-leveling your skills really isn't that uncommon a thing. Everyone expects it to happen.

    Sometimes I think it would be nice if you could set Merit to on at low levels. Getting merit points rather than exp while you concentrate on skills would be nice, I think.

    Edit: To clarify what I mean by Tier 2;

    San d'Oria

    Tier 1 - Ghelsiba Outpost, King Ranperre's Tomb
    Tier 2 - Fort Ghelsiba, Ordelle's Caves
    Tier 3 - Davoi
    Tier 4 - The Eldieme Necropolis

    Bastock

    Tier 1 - Paliborough Mines, D. Wadi
    Tier 2 - Gusgen Mines
    Tier 3 - Bedeaux
    Tier 4 - Crawler's Nest

    Windurst

    Tier 1 - Giddeus, Horitoto Ruins
    Tier 2 - Maze of Shakrimi
    Tier 3 - Castle Oztroja
    Tier 4 - Garliege Citadel

    Jeuno

    Tier 2 - Lower Delkfutt's Tower
    Tier 3 - Middle Delkfutt's Tower
    Tier 4 - Upper Delkfutt's Tower




    Yes, I mis-spelled everything. Can you blame me with names like that?

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    DyvionDyvion Back in Sunny Florida!!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've been meaning to ask for a bit... I understand RSE is Race Specific Equipment... but what's so great about it? I haven't looked it up much, and can't from here, and it was on my mind, so I figured I'd ask.

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