So who wants to play XI

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As per Mit's suggestion on Discord i'm posting this here, as some of you may remember I mentioned finding a free private server to be able to play XI. Let me say when I say free it is 100% free, no monthly sub or needing to buy the game. Honestly all it will cost you is the time to download it and the memory space on your computer. The link is here http://supernovaffxi.wikia.com/wiki/Automatic_Supernova_Setup. There are two installers and you can get to the second one through a link on the page I linked, and I highly recommended that one as it seems the easier one to use.

So now a couple things to note for this server
1. Exp is faster to level up on mobs and skill ups, this included to crafting. Most exp is double that of retial
2. There is something called MotM(Mob of the Moment) this leads to 4x exp and it changed every week I believe
3. You get 1,000,000 starting gil this enables you to purchase anything you want
4. Virtually everything in the AH is 2 gil, nice with the starting gil you get
5. The people there are nice and will try to help you out w/e possible
6. The lv cap is oldschool with it staying at 75, and there is no abysssea or beyond content
7. Conveninet warp system to travel around the world faster and a local hub in the form of a choco market
8. The server is set up so mainly you can just enjoy yourself and have a good time.


(Could a mod or admin please sticky this thread)
 

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This might be very interesting to play. I know I played up until 74 PLD/37+ Warrior. I also leveled up ninja and whm with this character to help out Pally. I would be interested to see how quickly the leveling is. I don't know how much of a time sink I could help out with here, but hey the story lines were actually pretty good.
 

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Just be forewarned depending on your connection the one step when basically "fixing" the files for the repair step will take 5 or so hours +
 

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I just finished this "fix" on my not so good connection at the house. I hope to get on to check it out this evening and see if the nostalgia kicks in. I say BCNM @ lvl 5 is feasible? :monster:
 

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Well depends on which BCNM you want to do, as long as it was allowed pre abysssea expansion it will be doable.

Also since we have a decent amount of people joining now until another thread is made might be good to gather planned in game/ in game names.

I'm Vixen in game, yes I play a cat in there as well xD.
 

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Well depends on which BCNM you want to do, as long as it was allowed pre abysssea expansion it will be doable.

Also since we have a decent amount of people joining now until another thread is made might be good to gather planned in game/ in game names.

I'm Vixen in game, yes I play a cat in there as well xD.
Meowthra - not bad! I usually play as an Elvaan, I'll see if anything has changed when I login. (if I can :P) I have played each of the races, I prefer to start out in Windurst or San D'oria though. Bastok is a bit bland.
 
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I'm in the process of doing this, but will it get screwed over by the fact I accidentally downloaded the expansions and didn't realize until after I wasn't supposed to do that?
 

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No it shouldn't as the expansions should have been part of the download if I remember correctly, worst case the files are just not used.
 
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I tried to follow the setup instructions, but when I try signing in to PlayOnline, it doesn't accept the password I set from Notepad++

EDIT: I managed to get the XI Loader to work, but it doesn't do anything past this point: XILauncher.PNG
EDIT 2: I changed stuff in the settings, and I created an account, but when it started signing in, it closed and FFXI didn't start up. Here's what happened before it closed.
XI Launcher 2.PNG
Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I went through the comments and found approximately zero help for anything. I tried the Legacy Components fix, did nothing.

EDIT: Whoops, I just found what it is- I did file repair on PlayOnline itself instead of FFXI. Guess I'll check back tomorrow.
 
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From what I remember in that notepad step it's easier not to have your password setup in it, just your planned login name. But yeah from what it sounds like by what you're saying it seems like maybe something might have got copied into notepad wrong also, one of the only things I can suggest without seeing more is click on the discord link in there if you have it or post on the facebook page with the issue and someone more in the know then me should be able to help you.
 
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Okay, I managed to start playing, and I really, REALLY suck at this game. I'm at level 10 and I'm stuck at the second story mission of San'doria (the one where you have to go in that tomb and kill bats). I get the feeling I really shouldn't be soloing this, but there aren't any other players for miles around for me to form a party with, let alone anyone in the same level range as me so I'm not freeloading off a Level 68 player or something. Am I doing something wrong? I'm a Mithra Red Mage in Lv10-ish equipment and I'm regularly killed by mobs out in the overworld whenever I go even slightly away from the city. Do I just suck? Has Final Fantasy 14 just spoiled me? Because I can't really enjoy a game where I 'm regularly slaughtered by enemies within spitting distance of the starting city.

I'm sorry if I'm coming across as whiny loser who expects too much from a game made 15 years ago, but I'm having such a miserable time on such a universally beloved game that I have to check and make sure I'm not just an idiot.
 

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1. If ya need help honestly just ask people will help you.
2. I'm from Windy so honestly cant speak of Sandy missions, but some missions are designed not to be done solo. Also you problem in this case are the bats, they may be to high a level for you at 10. A good rule of thumb for you rank missions in this case is that your base level should be in the range of the mission, so for rank1 ya want to be in your 10-20 range. Also the bats argo and link like crazy, so try getting to lvl 15. Also so you're not "freeloading" as you put it there is a lvl synch option which takes a person down to your level and makes it the same, this helps get credit for kills of the monsters.
3. Pending which zone you leave the city from for your wilderness area, the east or west ronfarue I forget which one, but it might be west it will have higher levels then it's east counter part.

Part of this game is learning the zones and where monsters level range are and how they argo you, like sight, sound, or casting magic(looking at you shikigami weapon(a nm that drops a much needed robe for smn)). It doesn't label the monsters level for you like in 14 or show it's aoe attack range and radius. XI honestly pushes you to learn the role of what job you have and learn what the monster families can do. Like the goblins bomb toss when you get to the dunes, any mages know to be out of range and your tanks should be well geared to take the hit.

4. Also since all gear on ah 2 gil make sure you have as much equipment as possible and using the best at what you can, another thing you may need to take time to skill up your weapon your using, if it's low you wont be hitting enough. Also mindful is the weapon your using for your class while rdm can equip a few kinds I believe they are more suited for swords, I forget if they can equip shields.

Also pending tomorrow if still stuck and i'm on I won't mind helping you at all I was actually in Sandy tonight and logged out there cause I was bundling nin tools. Warping around is easy for me since I got a lot of the home point crystals now, as you travel try to make it a priority to grab those crystals as you see them, it will reduce travel time.
 

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Well do to some recent windows updates on widows 10 there might be some issues using the windower launch to play the game, thankfully this is easily fixed by using the ashita launcher instead. The rest of the download still works and should be done as normal, to get to the ashita launcher you can find it here https://www.ashitaxi.com/
also you will need to configure it to other settings which can also be found here https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/378645707281793024/456620618498965504/unknown.png
 
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