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#1 Aug 12 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
Hi guys,

I played FFXI years ago and i'm returning to get away from the children and immaturity of the more popular games. I also miss the party camping days. I am starting fresh since my account no longer exists.

Anyway, I had a few questions about the server. Which classes are most needed/lacking on Bismarck?
Which classes are over played?
I was also wondering if there are any central time zone LS's recruiting? I saw the list of LS's but only a few noted time zones.

My name is Nassum in game.

Thanks a bunch!
#2 Aug 12 2010 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
There's a critical shortage of career tanks/paladins, and there's always a shortage of bards and corsairs and support jobs on every server. But don't play a job because it's popular, play it because you enjoy it.
#3 Aug 12 2010 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
Wow, I assumed that Tanks were over played, i actually love tanking. I had a DRK back in the day so I would love the change.
Paladins and Ninjas are the premiere tanks? I'm still trying to remember most aspects of the game.
#4 Aug 12 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Pld more so than nin for anything endgame related anymore :/ Thanks to recent enmity adjustments to certain spells going nin/rdm or nin/drk just isn't as good as it once was for a lot of things. It's still doable but requires far more effort than it did before. But yeah cat's got the right idea when saying play something you enjoy rather than what's popular. There's enough bandwagon people who play a job because it's desirable and not enough who play the job well or because they like it.
#5 Aug 12 2010 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the info.
Is there many active end game guilds? Are raids pugged often?
I saw that FFXIV is about to be released, is this hurting the FFXI population?
#6 Aug 12 2010 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Some older content is kinda lacking in people atm stuff like Sea/Sky/Dyna and so on. I guess there's mixed feelings about 14, some people are all hyped up others could care less. I couldn't tell you one way or another if it's hurting the population any, I've not known anyone to go and quit 11 for 14 yet though lol. With a lot of newer stuff like Abyssea/Walk of Echos/Vnms and things like that people are tending to focus on those especially since a lot of the older gear is getting slowly phased out (but I've heard tell that the Magian quest line that's doing weapons atm is going to be available for armor too? So I guess there's some life in older gear still.) the good thing about that is if there's certain pieces you wanted but couldn't get they'd be more easily obtainable if you found a group for it? The higher level cap did make some of the older content a lot easier too (I've heard sky being kinda laughable with a group of 80's but haven't had the chance to experience that yet, probably next week though.)

I can't really speak for a true cst time zone shell either (That's the timezone I'm in) I just run with my social shell, most of them are on est so it's only really an hour difference so it doesn't through much off. If you want a pearl I'd be more than happy to give you one if you /t Rydin or Daikano in game about.

Edited, Aug 12th 2010 5:21pm by Samjogo
#7 Aug 12 2010 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
Cool deal, i'll send you a tell tonight. I still have lots of questions, hopefully your LS doesn't get too annoyed lol.
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