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Weekly Questions Thread (Oct 19)

Welcome to the question megathread! If you have any questions around FFXI at all, this is the place to ask. Scroll down to the comments and ask away. Various FFXI resources are provided in the body of this topic directly before the comments. --- ##


How to +1 Kakai Hat

So I bought one of the hats from the october login just cause I love halloween and if you're on Asura,you've probably seen me running around with a random pumpkin on my head. But I seen you get a full ghost outfit if you equip one that is +1. So exac


Odin: Looking for Linkshell

Returning player since May 2019, originally from Odin! Currently a 99 RUN with 117 item lvl Spark equipment. Currently working on Red Mage as well as getting all Nation missions done. Any recommended casual English speaking Linkshells out there? Rea


Worth trying in 2019

I played this game a little bit when I was around 12-13. (~16 years ago now.) I’ve been listening to Gustaberg (from the ost) on YouTube while at work. I’ve started thinking about trying the game again. Is it still fun/decent player count compa


Lvl 99 now what?

I see guides that tell you to do this to get that and this will help with that in the long run. But i dont understand most of those guide's. I left after 75 cap and alot of stuff is new and i dont know where to start. I have been doing the rhapsod


Old Newsletter Skits

Hey guys, I'm having trouble finding those pieces of skits sent out with the newsletters in the early years of the game. I remember a party of hooligans trying to skillchain. One guy was wearing a pumpkin hat.. that's all I got. I scoured the main we


Returning player on Bahamut looking for a helpful social LS

I have just recently returned to FFXI, the last time I played I believe abyssea was just released. I’m looking for a group on Bahamut that wouldn’t mind taking in a refugee who is extremely lost with the newer content. My hope is finish out my rd


Fun content to do when leveling?

I'm pretty new to the game. Having a ton of fun. So far a level 23 BLM. Since this game is so old it has a daunting amount of content, much of it I am not very knowledgeable of. Since I plan on taking my time leveling I was wondering what other c


New Player cant login to FFXI after purchasing

im a new player and i just cant log into final fantasy XI, ive been trying for hours. This is what I did step by step: 1. Bought final fantasy XI the 30$ version 2. downloaded and extracted all the files needed for the playonline, Final Fantasy XI,


Are there official pronunciations for the various names in the game?

Like, for example, is it "Bastock" or "Bastoke"?


Returning: Old Account + New Character GWP?

I’ll be returning in the coming months with a new character and I’d like to use a gold world pass for the item benefits. From what I’ve read a playonline account needs to be completely new or past characters removed for a GWP to work. My old


Scholar guide by Ruaumoko


Weapon Skill Damage

Howdy! Returned a month ago and cannot figure out how to get my weapon skill damage up. Currently I am a war using Kaja axe with flame gorget and flame belt, a mix of gear giving me roughly 210 strength. But my decimation seems to hit for 6-10k ran


Community Job Discussion IX: Beastmaster

BG Wiki Page: https://www.bg-wiki.com/bg/Beastmaster We'll be doing Beastmaster today. As always, I’ll be going down the list on this page: https://www.bg-wiki.com/bg/Category:Jobs * ** **Some talking points to get the ball rolling:** * What


Merited weapon skills

Could anyone point me to a comprehensive guide on the merited weapon skills? I currently just have three skills maxed out on each of my characters, and I’m hearing that might not necessarily be the most efficient way to go as I guess there are def


Bastok HD mod pack


Bots, bots, and more bots-

Throwaway account because I don't want personal backlash from people I know in game. I've been playing for quite a while, and anyone who has played beyond 119 understands where bots are, why there are bots in specific areas, and who benefits from bot


Help finding a meme (of sorts) from way back when

Another post in this subreddit made me think of a forum post I saw years ago. I'm trying to think of the name, or anything to find it/read it again. It was (I think) a JP person who played a taru - and all she did was learn the story/lore of all of


Lore-heavy sidequests

I’m hoping to return to FFXI later this year, possibly even in the next week. One of my mandates for this round will be to explore some of the sidequests and such that flesh out the lore. A good example would be the Saga of the Skyserpent quest li


AA and Kirin Clear.

Looking to see what kind of Pick up Group set up I would need to be able to clear the AA’s and Kirin for Escha Ruan.


Need some advanced(?) help with GearSwap

I would like to force Ygnas's Resolve to be worn no matter what when I have the reive buff. Is there way to watch for said buff and globally override the neck slot? If it helps [My Lua File](https://github.com/DrakeFS/GearSwap/blob/master/Blu.lua


How to find spell dats?

Hello, how can I find specific spell dats? I don't liek some spell animations (eg. whitemage stoneskin) and would like to replace it with animation from a different spell (there is a blue mage spell similar to stoneskin which I'd like to use). If I'


Looking to do Delve (Leviathan)

Good day. I'm looking to do more Delve for Ergon. Anyone on Leviathan doing this between now and the end of the campaign? I read that people do this but don't see it happening :(


I’m looking for friends to play with on ragnarok?

hey I’m new to the game level 59 mithra blm/whm and I’m just having a hard time finding someone to play with on ragnarok


Returning from 10 year break would love an LS on Asura and some advice!

Hey guys seems like we have a lot of these. Haven’t played since 2009 and looking for an LS. A casual player and looking to chat and enjoy the game and get some advice. Currently I have a 75 Drg, 60 PLD, 44 RDM as my favorite jobs. Are they still g


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Weekly Questions Thread (Oct 19)

Welcome to the question megathread! If you have any questions around FFXI at all, this is the place to ask. Scroll down to the comments and ask away. Various FFXI resources are provided in the body of this topic directly before the comments. --- ## [..]


Worth trying in 2019

I played this game a little bit when I was around 12-13. (~16 years ago now.) I’ve been listening to Gustaberg (from the ost) on YouTube while at work. I’ve started thinking about trying the game again. Is it still fun/decent player count compa [..]


How to +1 Kakai Hat

So I bought one of the hats from the october login just cause I love halloween and if you're on Asura,you've probably seen me running around with a random pumpkin on my head. But I seen you get a full ghost outfit if you equip one that is +1. So exac [..]


Odin: Looking for Linkshell

Returning player since May 2019, originally from Odin! Currently a 99 RUN with 117 item lvl Spark equipment. Currently working on Red Mage as well as getting all Nation missions done. Any recommended casual English speaking Linkshells out there? Rea [..]