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Will I be able to solo?

Bubonic_PlagueBubonic_Plague port stanley, ONPosts: 2Member

So my question is will I be able to solo play this game? I like playing mmog however I prefer to fly solo for a majority of my game time.

 

I played FF XI for a while. Soloing up to level 10 was fun however being forced in a group after level 10 sucked. I got my red mage up to level 50 or so but i gave up that game because I was tired of sitting around with my flag up everytime I wanted to do something.  When I could get a group it would take a hour to assemble and then it was time for me to leave as I have limited playtime. It's a shame about FFXI as I really liked that game.

 

As I am a full time parent im lucky to get maybe two hours of game time to myself a night before i crash into bed. That is why when I played WoW, I liked it alot. Wow was nice as I wasn't forced into a group to do stuff and within 25 seconds on logging on I was on to my next quest do. However WoW is tired and old for me now.

 

Will Realm Reborn be my replacement mmog I want? Will I be able to solo most stuff? Will I be doing quests or adventures or stuff within minutes of boot up? Or should i keep on looking?

Any responces will be greatly apreciated.

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  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,253Member Uncommon
    Yes  you will good sir and the dungeon finder will make it even better for you.
  • Snowdon_CloudripperSnowdon_Cloudripper Chickasha, OKPosts: 584Member
    Yeah grouping is easy for dungeons/instances . Dungeon finder like drivendawn said auto groups you with people. I also have a young child she is 5 but I still game hard 5 hours after the old 9-5 . But when the important things come up your family is first always so I know what your sayin .

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  • SephirosoSephiroso Marietta, GAPosts: 1,160Member Uncommon

    inb4 wai u wanna solo in mmorpg noob.

     

    yes, you'll be able to solo to max lvl.

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  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,361Member Uncommon
    I dont mind the soloing, and there is soloable content. but when you can solo everything to max lvl easily, people will probably choose that over party base play. which kinda ruins the community. FFXi was a must for party base, and believe it or not the community was very good. hopefully XIV will capture that amzing journey that we took to reach end game in XI.

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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

    Agree and disagree.

     

    Mmorpgs are about a choice and if he wants to play solo he should be able to. I will play solo a lot of time too. For instance I prefer leveling solo in mmorpgs, because I am powerleveler, where I can level for 12+ hours straight and I really dont want to wait up for someone to eat, open doors, afk whatever,... only myself :D

     

    BUT .. GROUPING should be always rewarded and better in mmorpgs, for instance I think when you level in group it should give you a lot more xp than solo and better loot than solo, this way players will always prefer grouping than solo. etc.

  • versulasversulas None of your damn business, WAPosts: 286Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

    Spend a few minutes in the general chat of pretty much any game out there and you'll want some peace and quiet as well... 

  • Keitaro333Keitaro333 Dunajska LuznaPosts: 36Member Common
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

    Have you thought about your question for a second before you asked it? Maybe he wants to have some interaction with real people some of the time (dungeons, community, player driven economy and trade) but also the option of playing solo if he doesnt have the time or the mood to wait around for a group of people just do a quest or grind abit.

    I'd have thought its pretty obvious, thats why almost every MMO nowadays works like that. Because people like options.

     

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Epic1oots
    I dont mind the soloing, and there is soloable content. but when you can solo everything to max lvl easily, people will probably choose that over party base play. which kinda ruins the community. FFXi was a must for party base, and believe it or not the community was very good. hopefully XIV will capture that amzing journey that we took to reach end game in XI.

    edit: sorry mis-post

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  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon

    Not to derail the subject, but I have always wondered why they don't make scalable dungeons for folks that do like to solo mmorpgs.

    If I come home from work I only have a short amount to time like the OP. So, if I have to take time to get a group together to do a dungeon it cuts into my time. ie come home from work, eat, pat the kids on the head, and start my own solo scalable dungeon, go to bed dreaming of my awesome loot I collected!

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  • FlawSGIFlawSGI Woodstock, GAPosts: 1,379Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dogblaster
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

    Agree and disagree.

     

    Mmorpgs are about a choice and if he wants to play solo he should be able to. I will play solo a lot of time too. For instance I prefer leveling solo in mmorpgs, because I am powerleveler, where I can level for 12+ hours straight and I really dont want to wait up for someone to eat, open doors, afk whatever,... only myself :D

     

    BUT .. GROUPING should be always rewarded and better in mmorpgs, for instance I think when you level in group it should give you a lot more xp than solo and better loot than solo, this way players will always prefer grouping than solo. etc.

    ^ This. I love the progressive feel of MMO's, and I can progress at an enjoyable rate when I am allowed to play at the pace I set. Since my wife also plays MMO's, I rarely roam alone which is great because I prefer to play with others, but when I do solo, I go at it for long stretches. On the other hand I am very social in my MMO's so if the game promotes group play without limiting it to strictly group play (FFXI) then I am happy. 

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  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

     

    I had a hard time selling my crafting items in Oblivion at the AH...no one would buy them. :)

    Some people like interaction with other folks in different ways. I personally don't like grouping up because then I'm locked in and have to do something with them. If the phone rings you have to stop everyone and it can be a burden. Lots of little things can make up a game server and solo players should fit in all of them imho.

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  • FlawSGIFlawSGI Woodstock, GAPosts: 1,379Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Amjoco

    Not to derail the subject, but I have always wondered why they don't make scalable dungeons for folks that do like to solo mmorpgs.

    If I come home from work I only have a short amount to time like the OP. So, if I have to take time to get a group together to do a dungeon it cuts into my time. ie come home from work, eat, pat the kids on the head, and start my own solo scalable dungeon, go to bed dreaming of my awesome loot I collected!

    I like this concept. I would love more than anything a dungeon scaled for duo's or small groups. I had heard that Rifts did something like this but unfortunately the game got boring to us before it was implemented so we never gt to try it and I am unsure how well it worked. 

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  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    Originally posted by Amjoco

    Not to derail the subject, but I have always wondered why they don't make scalable dungeons for folks that do like to solo mmorpgs.

    If I come home from work I only have a short amount to time like the OP. So, if I have to take time to get a group together to do a dungeon it cuts into my time. ie come home from work, eat, pat the kids on the head, and start my own solo scalable dungeon, go to bed dreaming of my awesome loot I collected!

    because of balancing dungeon so its equaly hard for 1man and full group is damn hard. Everyone would just run 1man dungeon if it was easyer just to gain the gear.

     

    And my oppinion is dungeons are supposed to be group content ..so you want to play solo mmorpg? Go craft or something. Wanna do dungeons, raids? Find yourself a group.

    There just must be some content that is doable only with group ... dungeons, raids, etc. are one of them :)

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dogblaster
    Originally posted by Amjoco

    Not to derail the subject, but I have always wondered why they don't make scalable dungeons for folks that do like to solo mmorpgs.

    If I come home from work I only have a short amount to time like the OP. So, if I have to take time to get a group together to do a dungeon it cuts into my time. ie come home from work, eat, pat the kids on the head, and start my own solo scalable dungeon, go to bed dreaming of my awesome loot I collected!

    because of balancing dungeon so its equaly hard for 1man and full group is damn hard. Everyone would just run 1man dungeon if it was easyer just to gain the gear.

     

    And my oppinion is dungeons are group content so you want to play solo mmorpg? Go craft or something, wanna do dungeon? Find yourself a group.

    I agree with that. But the devs need to take in account that parents have kids bothering them, the dishes need to be cleaned, the toilet is overflowing, and you have to stop everything because you have to go get more diapers. <-Right there is your balance! :)

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  • tatangtatang Peterborough, ONPosts: 2Member
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    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

     

    Have you ever spent $50-60 on a single player game that you finish in a week?  Most single player games have maybe 20  hours worth of content! This is why I prefer to play MMO's over single player games, because I feel I get my moneys worth  out of them.

     
  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tatang
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    I dont understand why people would want to solo play in a MMORPG..

    Why not play a single player RPG you will ahve a lot more fun.. but each to their own i guess..

     

    Have you ever spent $50-60 on a single player game that you finish in a week?  Most single player games have maybe 20  hours worth of content! This is why I prefer to play MMO's over single player games, because I feel I get my moneys worth  out of them.

     

    True!

    If you own Oblivion and Morrowind you can get a mod called Morroblivion that allows you to play both with the same character. You can cross between game realms and it works out quite nice. What is even better is Morrowind graphics are now the same as Oblivions! With this mod you can get 100s of hours of game time but nothing like you would get out of an mmorpg.

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  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member

    Heres how i see it: we want to have the option to solo for times we simply dont have enough time to group or are just not in the mood for it. We still play MMORPG's because we want to be part of a game community but that doesnt mean we want to be forced into a group for every bit of content.

    It's really just that simple. =)

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  • SinakuSinaku Austin, TXPosts: 481Member Uncommon

    Very solo friendly as far as I can tell, and much much easier to get groups than it was in FFXI.

  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    I agree there should be a scale of lvl for solo mission, its tough sometimes finding a grp. I will say this the more people request more solo SE will problaby add more. Wow Wada is gone now.
  • mastersam21mastersam21 Long Beach, CAPosts: 43Member Uncommon

    I have a wife and 2 kids with a 3rd on the way so i can relate to the OP. From what I understand FFXIV is  also diving into the whole dynamic content through it's FATE system so it looks like soloing wont be a problem, with that said I also have a bit of a problem with people who want to solo in a MMORPG which by nature is suppose to be social. My problem is when these people expect to do everything solo while feeling they should recieve all the benefits of group rewards/experience.

     

     

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  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mastersam21

    I have a wife and 2 kids with a 3rd on the way so i can relate to the OP. From what I understand FFXIV is  also diving into the whole dynamic content through it's FATE system so it looks like soloing wont be a problem, with that said I also have a bit of a problem with people who want to solo in a MMORPG which by nature is suppose to be social. My problem is when these people expect to do everything solo while feeling they should recieve all the benefits of group rewards/experience.

     

     

    Why? If I can do the same scaled content as a group, shouldn't I be rewarded the same or perhaps even greater since I did it alone? Just an idea.

    I do understand where you are coming from, but it would be a unique concept that others may like. 

    I'm not sure why we have to choose the role in an rpg as a group of players and be rewarded for working together. Why can't I choose a role as a single player who is one in the community? :) 

    There is a lot to do in an mmorpg that you just can't do in a single player rpg, and as someone else said, you get way more hours of gameplay.

    Anyway, I'm getting away from the OPs question and I am glad he asked it. It has helped me in deciding if this game is one I would like. 

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  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 781Member Uncommon

    There will be content that caters to both solo play and group play.

    Quests will primarily be solo with some of the major story arcs possibly requiring a party.  FATEs can be participated in without having to be in a group.

    Dungeons and endgame raids will require groups.  So far we've been told there will be dungeons oriented towards 4 or 8 players, and raids will probably encompass 2-3 full parties. (8 people per party)  Even for the smaller dungeons, they're releasing a content finder so that you'll be able to queue up for a group ala WoW and it should take less time to form a dungeon group if you're looking to finish one of those in a short amount of time.  Dungeons were timed for an hour in 1.0 so I don't expect that to change much.  Most dungeons could be cleared in half of that time.

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    FFXIV Reborn is a themepark MMO. So soloing to max level is guraranteed.

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  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    Originally posted by monstermmo

    Heres how i see it: we want to have the option to solo for times we simply dont have enough time to group or are just not in the mood for it. We still play MMORPG's because we want to be part of a game community but that doesnt mean we want to be forced into a group for every bit of content.

    It's really just that simple. =)

    well you can always do a lot of things solo in mmorpgs from crafting, grinding mobs, explore .. but there will always be things which are created for group or raid only... you just cant blame developers not to give you scalable big ass hard end bosses so you can kill him solo when you dont want to group up. Doesnt make sence ...

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