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    Default Is anyone here still playing FFXI?

    I'm quite interested to know if it's managed to hold anyone's interest this long, or if new players are checking it out. I myself just started it this summer, and I'm hooked. Some of its systems are archaic and a bit frustrating, but there seem to have been several updates in the last 10 years that have made it more palatable for new and solo players (like Home Points and Trust magic). I'm quite impressed by the storytelling so far. I love the episodic nature of the stories, and Vana'diel is an enchanting world.

    It's a bit lonely, though. If anyone else happens to be playing on Shiva, let me know. I'm thinking about joining a Linkshell, but I'm pretty shy and MMO guilds have always been a bit intimidating to me. Too many new people at once. It'd be nice to have just a couple of people to talk to. I won't be on every month (since there are a handful of MMOs I like, and trying to play more than one at once is just insane), but since we'll be getting new story content until at least 2022, I'll definitely be playing pretty regularly for a while.
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    I played on a private server a while ago but haven't been back there for about a year. I loved playing FFXI back in the day but I just don't have the time to justify the monthly subscription. It is really cool that they still provide story updates all these years later!

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    I do intend to purchase the complete collection once it goes on sale, since I want to do another FF marathon, except include the MMOs this time. So hopefully in some time I'll be jumping on this. I was thinking of using the private servers, but I did dig around a bit and found out they're really mostly good for dicking around with friends and story content doesn't always work there, so I've decided that's not for me and that I'd need to pay eventually. But I'll do so gladly when the time comes, provided I have enough money to make that work for me

    Of course that means I'll also be reaching XIV eventually, this time actually committing to beating the main story!

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    I have been thinking about playing FF11 but currently am playing FF14.

    I'd love to play with other people or a static to get through the story content but if that's not possible is the content solo-able?
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    I heard itís soloable nowadays, but maybe we can all coordinate somewhat and do some stuff together someday

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    Yeah, all the story content is soloable once you unlock Trust magic. Basically you can summon NPC party members to take the place of a party of players. The combat is a cakewalk with Trust . I also highly recommend using a guide, as the game can be extremely obtuse and unforgiving if you don't know what you're doing. I've found this one to be very helpful. Of course, I'm always down to help out as well. I've only been playing for a couple months, but I've already learned a lot.

    If you start playing, join me on the Shiva server and we can do some stuff together. It would be fun to actually play with some other people!
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    Okay, for sure. I plan on purchasing FF11 when it goes on sale and trying it out. I just don't have a time frame when.
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