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#1 Jan 16 2012 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
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Edited due to LS closure.

Edited, Apr 28th 2013 1:37am by Magilicotti
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#2 Jan 26 2012 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Awesome! I will definitely do this when I am on next. I just started playing after a long break and have no idea where to begin leveling now. Haha

Character name: Bendak
#3 Jan 27 2012 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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I'm coming back from a break as well and things are a little overwhelming. Hopefully I can catch up with you guys in game soon.
#4 Jan 28 2012 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks to Bendak and his bro for joining! Glad to have ya. I'll keep an eye out for you Torrence.

Edited, Apr 27th 2012 1:10pm by Magilicotti
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#5 Jan 28 2012 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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I did a search yesterday for everyone but didn't find you guys. Going to try again tonight - thanks for posting some more names of peeps who can pearl.

#6 Jan 30 2012 at 2:04 AM Rating: Good
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Glad I "found" you Torrence! lol
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#7 Jan 30 2012 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
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Ha! Yep, me too. It's nice to have a home again, and among such friendly folks!

Hopefully some more will see this thread and join us as we explore Vana'diel! There's never been a better time to return to the game. See you there!
#8 Jan 30 2012 at 11:11 PM Rating: Good
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ok what time/days u guys on been looking for u for over a week now and have yet to see you? if your on send me a tell my ingame name is ralunsanlun ty
#9 Feb 01 2012 at 5:26 AM Rating: Good
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Ralunsanlun wrote:
ok what time/days u guys on been looking for u for over a week now and have yet to see you? if your on send me a tell my ingame name is ralunsanlun ty



Okay, not sure what time you play and in the time zone you play in, but I will have both EU and US players keep an eye out for you. During the week might be the issue, what with most of us dealing with RL work/school crap, but we'll find ya.
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#10 Feb 01 2012 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks for joining Ral, look forward to working with ya!
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#11 Feb 06 2012 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey so i was looking around and saw gilgamesh wasmerged with carb, hows the community on carb? let alone hows the population as far as lower levels go for leveling and getting things done? i'm returning after 6 years so a lot has changed but i'm looking for a Server and LS i might be able to get my bearings on all this new stuff. wont actually be picking the game up again till tomorrow though since i work a double shift tonight.
#12 Feb 06 2012 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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The population is good - if you haven't played in 6 years saying alot has changed is a bit of an understatement. 6 man parties are gone. Now everyone levels in alliances. You will solo til about 13-14, then go to Gusgen mines and do the Bones Grounds of Valor page with whoever is there. Stay there until around 36 ish, then head on over to the Crawlers nest where you will do the crawler and bee page. You can stay there until 75 at which point you move to Abyssea (a tip, once you hit level 30 look up how to open Abyssea so that while you are leveling you are building up stones which is kind of the 'currency' needed to enter). Either that or at around 65ish do Bostaunieux Oubliette until 75-80. I don;t see many people there though, but it's worth it to check out when you hit that level range because skillups in the nest will only go to about 150 and that will suck in abyssea.

then it's abyssea until 99.

If you are joining this linkshell, any of us can help you with the information you need to get your bearings. It may sound like a lot, but it's easier than it looks. There is a guy who put together a whole abyssea guide that's like a 200 pages monstrosity - I'll link it here. It will help you a lot as far as the stuff you will need to know.
#13 Feb 06 2012 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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would it be best to just buy the abyssea as soon as possible or will it not matter till 30? to save up on the stones (i read a little of the abyssea guide on the general thread) i'm thinking of joining carb so far it's the only server forum I've gotten reply's on so i guess there's a few good people still in the community.
#14 Feb 06 2012 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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You can wait until you hit level 30 but to be honest they are bundling it with the rest of the xpacs now and you can get the whole shebang on steam for like 10 bucks. If you are a 360 player I think they did put together an abyssea collectors edition for that too but it might be harder to get hold of new. But what you can do is just buy a cheap used copy for the installation of the base xpacs, and then buy the steam copy for the game codes. The game codes will work on all three platforms so it doesn't matter that its for PC. If you can pick up a copy of the older collectors edition used for cheap, then go that route because it will just download the Abyssea sh*t anyway.

Here's that link to a really nice PDF a guy put together for abyssea.

Abyssea thread

Just make sure that once you hit 30 you unlock it so that its building your stones while you do other sh*t in the game and it will be ready for you to jump right in when the time comes.

Edited, Feb 6th 2012 10:52am by Torrence
#15 Feb 06 2012 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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thanks a lot Torr good to see the FFXI community i loved isn't gone. i'll look into this some time tonight and tomorrow when i get the game i'll give you an update on how long it will be till i'm in game. but from what i was looking up if i acess POL on my xbox i can "order" the abyssea from POL and it will just load it onto my account. so i dono we'll see when the time comes. i used to play PC but i used a gamepad either way, so i figured the Xbox version is easier to find around here so might as well just get it.
#16 Feb 06 2012 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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If it's easier to find then go for it. I'll be honest though - the Xbox is laggy as **** in these 18 man events and unless I'm just noodling around solo, I boot up the laptop every time. Graphics are better and the wireless rumblepad is a good substitute for a 360 controller.

The only thing I would say about ordering them through POL is that you will get ripped off. they will be 10 bucks a piece if you do it that way, so I still recommend going through steam and getting ALL of the xpacs, moogle add ons, and abyssea add ons for 10 bucks total. You might end up with more codes than you need, but it will be less expensive and I think there is still a cool item you get with the collector pack (a reraise hat i think).
#17 Feb 06 2012 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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If its $10 for everything then I may just do that and get a new wireless game pad good looking out.

Oh by the way do people still bother with their AF gear or do they just work on levelling up to acess abyssea I always enjoyed doing the missions and AF quests.

Edited, Feb 6th 2012 12:16pm by Sorenji
#18 Feb 06 2012 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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Folks kind of do it just for completions' sake now. AF was always mostly useless except for a handful of jobs and some situational pieces, so even 6 years ago I can only remember macroing in a piece or two across all my jobs. I mean, if you are planning on leveling Red Mage by all means still get the hat etc. but as far as whether or not to stop your entire gaming experience just for AF in 2012 FFXI - not really necessary. If you enjoy the quests, do them, and we've helped with key farming and **** before so that's not a problem, but don't feel like you HAVE to or you will be some kind of gimp.

You will level so fast that you no longer need to stop to 'farm' or whatever for specific pieces of equipment anymore (i.e. beehive chips because you can't level without that hauby!). Then you will start to earn the Abyssea pieces which trump most of even the old 75 cap end game gear. The requirements are a lot more lax now until you start thinking about level cap stuff.
#19 Feb 06 2012 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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The 10$ must have been a promotion - it's actually 20 now but still a lot cheaper than getting the 360 disc (which I just confirmed there is NOT an abyssea collection for) and then buying all the Abyssea add ons separately. Going that route you will probably spend like... WOW I just looked it up on amazon and **** those discs are expensive. Go with Steam, this game is fun but it's not worth it to pay 100 bucks for a 360 disc.

Steam

You can also get it from D2D off SE's website I think, but the Steam version is actually working now so I have no issues recommending that route. If you use Windower, you won't have any issues either because their stuff works fine with the Steam version.
#20 Feb 06 2012 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll still grab the steam version $20 isn't to bad. I may see what the price of the xbox collecter is at best buy I may get both. Useing the xbox for soloing and craftting. And I used to main PLD/WAR so my AF was pretty important since I could ride the AF till 70 roughly. But I always enjoyed the missions and interaction with the LS hunting down keys and coffers.
#21 Feb 06 2012 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
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Well you won't be doing much of the traditional tanking we used to do on Paladin, so that AF won't matter anymore. Your warrior's AH bought DD set would serve better now, since in these alliances there aren't any more tanks.

Most of the abyssea NM stuff is duo'd by Monks and White Mages, and maybe a handful of situations a paladin will be preferred for. That's the kind of stuff you will have to wait until you get into the game to actually see though.

Edited, Feb 6th 2012 3:35pm by Torrence
#22 Feb 06 2012 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm starting new and was going to start off as whm and maybe to a bst a bit later on.


ps. well just got home and i'm downloading it right now download says 2 hours my guess is patching will take the longest.

Edited, Feb 6th 2012 10:58pm by Sorenji
#23 Feb 07 2012 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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well 9 hours of patching have started, who should i message tomorrow when i get on for an invite to the LS?
#24 Feb 07 2012 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
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Mag has posted a list but maybe not everyone is one it

Magilicotti
Fabby
Vanilja
Dwayne
Avela
Demascus (or Demescus - can't remember the exact spelling)

I don't remember anyone else off the top of my head (it's also a lil early for me lol)

Good luck!
#25 Feb 07 2012 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the help tor got my invite this morning see you in game :)
#26 Feb 13 2012 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey name's Thejoker, just starting back for the third time, stopped second time because i coulnd't figure anything out, but i got the craving again but decided to do a bit of research as per which server to go to, chose carbuncle and then saw the post on this site about your LS, would you mind if i join? In game names Thejoker, been searching for yall but can't find ya.
#27 Feb 13 2012 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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A lot of these guys are early risers - best times to get hold of everyone is on weekends. That's when everyone seems to be around.
#28 Feb 13 2012 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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alright, thanks
#29 Feb 15 2012 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah a few of us are on EU time too, and during the week RL work and stuff can limit online time. I'll keep an eye out for you though.
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#30 Feb 24 2012 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Its been so long since i played last i remember the cap was at 75 and now im hearing its 99?! this is madness!!! lol jk im excited to start playing again im downloading that super mega long update lucky me im interested in joining the linkshell i prolly might be on tonight my name is Bigpopparick of course so if you see me walking around looking lost dont laugh too much haha see yall soon.
#31 Mar 02 2012 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Glad we found ya and got you in Big. Welcome back!
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#32 Mar 03 2012 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll be coming back after ~3 years from the game, starting over from scratch (ouch!).

Once my copy comes in the mail, I'll have to look you guys up.
#33 Mar 03 2012 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Not a problem. We have a few that have just returned after 3+ years. The adjustment is short, so don't worry!
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#34 Mar 05 2012 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I just started my new character, a Tarutaru whm named Gerobiro (the same name as my old character).

It's been a while. I had to look up macros on ffxiclopedia because I forgot how to set them up..lol.

See you all in Carbuncle!
#35 Mar 05 2012 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Good deal! I won't be online for a few hours, stuck at work. My wife, Helmimeri.. if i am spelling that right, or her friend Vanilja maybe online now.
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#36 Mar 06 2012 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
I had the itch to start playing again myself...starting all over again. I've managed a 30blm 27rdm and 29whm atm just playing solo. Could I join this LS? My characters name is Spiritfire.
#37 Mar 07 2012 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Welcome to join! We'll find you and get you in.
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#38 Mar 21 2012 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Apr 22nd 2012 4:03pm by ProtossAsassin
#39 May 01 2012 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to post and say that we have put up a small forum on proboards if any are interested in joining, feel free to sign up and let us know. I don't get to check allakhazam all that much, and all the other various fan sites I posted a recruitment messages, so this way I can be sure to get any interested a pearl as soon as possible.

www.limitededitionls.proboards.com/
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#40 Jul 21 2012 at 7:35 PM Rating: Default
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JUST got back on after a looooong process and a 10.88$ late fee of some sort lol. cost me 24$ all in all to play for 1 month, but im back! I never got that far in the game just a lvl 30 BLM,25 SUM, and i like lvl 14 WHM. I'm in selbina now and i died twice lol. once from fighting a pug on the airship. it said it was easy, it destroyed me lol! So ya im looking for a linkshell. My wife will be joining soon as she gets her copy i bid for on E-bay.
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#41 Aug 11 2012 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Not to nitpick but that's a normal ship not an airship.
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#42 Aug 15 2012 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Back after a 2 and a half year break in need of Ls and some 2012 version pointers....about to brab limit break to level 80 and lloking for Ls first 2 goals this weekend i will unlock all the add ons I am missing and go from there....Bennmetht....ty in advance for any info or invites
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Back after a 2 and a half year break in need of Ls and some 2012 version pointers....about to brab limit break to level 80 and lloking for Ls first 2 goals this weekend i will unlock all the add ons I am missing and go from there....Bennmetht....ty in advance for any info or invites
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#44 Aug 17 2012 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I was going to post on the forum that was linked, but got an error message that the forum was removed. I'll keep an eye out for the LS members listed, but if you happen to run into Dolar, send me a message and I would love to join the LS. Only coming back from a 6-month break, but started over from scratch on a new character a couple weeks ago, and need a new linkshell. Hope to see some of you around!
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#45 Aug 20 2012 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I wasn't able to find any of the listed members over the last several days, except Litewait who apparently isn't in the LInkshell. Is the shell still around/still recruiting?
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#46 Oct 27 2012 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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If you guys see me could you invite me

returned to the game 2 months ago after hiatus of 2-3 years back when 75 was top cap
mainly playing mnk or thf both 99 now
in-game during EU-time
open to most events 7/7

did party once with litewait in abyss

greetz
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#47 Nov 10 2012 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello!

I am a returning player as well. Currently a 70 PLD trying to get past that limit break and having issues.
Trying to update my version of FFXI but it'll take a while as I am in Afghanistan and the net here isn't too great.

Just looking for some cool people to do stuff with. I know most everyone I was playing with were high levels and I didn't want to bother them.
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#48 Nov 22 2012 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello!

Dear me, sorry for not coming here in... 8 months. I have had computer issues and all is well now. Back in the game and everything. While our website forums are no longer, I can still seek any and all out who are still interested. And I totally understand if not, due to the time lapse.
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#49 Nov 23 2012 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I will be giving you a /tell in game soon I hope ^^ this update almost scares me from ever coming back :p

Character name is Geirs
#50 Dec 05 2012 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Herro

Im still interested! please send me a tell or something and ill try and do the same when i get on
#51 Jan 03 2013 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Help ! Just reactivated my account after 5 years and wanna make some friends. I am so lost and need help =\.
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