- Sep 23, 2013
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What is your opinion on them? Have you ever played an MMO before? If so, which one(s) and do you still play them?
Which world/data center are you on? I'm happy to send a friend request if you're looking for friends \o/ I'm on Sargatanas in the aether data center!So I downloaded the free version of Final Fantasy XIV Online and it is the first MMORPG I have ever played in my entire life. It's taken a little getting used to, because I'm not used to playing a role in battle. I'm used to playing offense and that's it. I went with the Gladiator class, because swords and armor are cool. Lol. And as I said, offense. Turns out Gladiator isn't simply offense. The first dungeon I went through as a Gladiator, I failed to completely understand this and made everyone mad. (of which I didn't notice for a long time because I had never paid much attention to the chat).
I had also picked up the Conjurer class because there was a certain mount reward I 100% had to have. I did the my first runs through dungeons with that class and understood the role quite well. So I think I may stick with the healer class.
So, that's my first experience with an MMORPG, and I do think it's fun to play a role and be surrounded by other people online. It does make playing features like the dungeon a bit stressful, though. Especially because I completely failed everyone that one time. =(
I knew nothing about servers, so I just went with one of the ones that showed my portion of the US IIRC... Lamia in Primal.Which world/data center are you on? I'm happy to send a friend request if you're looking for friends \o/ I'm on Sargatanas in the aether data center!
Yeah, I know. I understand them being frustrated. The problem is, I'm on the PS4, and thus don't have a keyboard for typing or a mouse for clicking. That makes getting to the chat and typing really unfeasible. It left me in a very awkward position because I had no idea what they meant when they told me to turn my stance on, and I couldn't ask.ooof though sorry about this experience. xiv generally has a very good community, but sometimes people do get frustrated if someone doesn't understand their role at all. But that's okay - we're all new and need to learn at some point. Hopefully it didn't upset you too much! Mostly everyone is very nice, but if you're brand new, you can always mention in the chat you're just starting out. That way people will be aware and can point out if you're doing anything wrong.
Thanks it. I'm thinking I'm going to stick with White Mage and go through the story that way. I don't want to get myself burnt out, and now I'm delving into crafting classes because I really want neat clothing and stuff, and I can't buy it from others because the free trial version doesn't let you do that.But yeah, gladiator is a tank class, so you're expected to walk ahead in dungeons + grab mob aggro so they don't attack your teammates. Best way to do this is to turn your tank stance on when you're in a dungeon (Iron Will in your case), which will keep you higher on the aggro list, and from there using Shield Lob to focus an enemy from a pack on you when you're walking towards them. Then using Total Eclipse (close-range AoE) to grab any nearby enemies in that vicinity. From there, if there are multiple enemies around, I'll keep using Total Eclipse to wittle them down along with the rest of the group, and using Provoke if a stray mob leaves to aggro on someone else (usually the healer) to get them back onto me. It's a learning process, but tanking is actually quite simple now since they reworked the class for Shadowbringers. You can try watching this guide to tanking in Sastasha (first dungeon in the game) and this general tanking guide with pros/cons if you're ever interested in continuing the class. Tanks are always in demand and a lot of people seem scared to level them, so it does make it feel very rewarding to play.
I don't really understand Esuna or Raise. Unfortunately, the last time I played in a dungeon, the tank got KOed in the final boss match and I was freaking out because I failed them despite trying my best to keep that from happening. I tried to use Raise. I didn't get interrupted, so it took... But nothing happened.Healing is fun and as a healer main for several years I'm happy to help if you ever aren't sure about something <3
It's very easy to get a character to 30 once you start doing dungeons, and at level 14-15 you unlock the leveling roulette which you can do daily. It rolls a random dungeon from the ones you've unlocked and gives you lots of experience for doing it each day. Definitely not hard to get the unicorn mount once you've played a bit and gotten used to the game, so I honestly wouldn't worry about that! Just remake the character if you really want. I promise level 30 isn't high!