Forced Grouping or Solo Frienly ?

ShadanwolfShadanwolf Member UncommonPosts: 2,323
I play solo. Does this game REQUIRE grouping in order to advance ?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember RarePosts: 1,431
    Yes.  Unless you buy a jump potion of some kind but even then the new expansion content will require it. 

    It's an mmo, not a single player FF game.
    Tokkendrivendawn
  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONMember UncommonPosts: 1,981
    The game is gated behind main story quest and that is gated behind duty finder, dungeon content that is scripted in to 4 and 8 man instances. While you could level solo though achievements, fates and other content it would take you 50 times longer and you would still be obligated to do main story dungeons to unlock Heavensward and Stormblood. You could drop $25 to $50 and jump potion through both but unless you really enjoy crafting and gathering there wouldn't be much left to do. Even Fates and Hunts rely on groups of people to complete. They don't encourage group, they pretty much jam it down your throat.
  • mrputtsmrputts Beaver, PAMember UncommonPosts: 238
    free2play said:
     They don't encourage group, they pretty much jam it down your throat.
    But it is nowhere near as bad as FF11 
    drivendawn

    Ea is like a poo fingered midas ~ShakyMo

  • Shoko_LiedShoko_Lied -, WAMember UncommonPosts: 2,172
    mrputts said:
    free2play said:
     They don't encourage group, they pretty much jam it down your throat.
    But it is nowhere near as (or good)bad as FF11 
    The heavy emphasis on grouping was what so many loved about FF11. Though admittedly not very appealing to the mmorpg audience of today.
    drivendawn
  • wandericawanderica clayton, NCMember UncommonPosts: 279
    mrputts said:
    free2play said:
     They don't encourage group, they pretty much jam it down your throat.
    But it is nowhere near as (or good)bad as FF11 
    The heavy emphasis on grouping was what so many loved about FF11. Though admittedly not very appealing to the mmorpg audience of today.
    I think some amount of forced grouping would go over a bit better than you think.  It has the added benefit of making community matter.  I guess that's what we all loved about FFXI.  Strangely enough, I find FFXI to be in a much better place than its counterpart, EQ these days.  It's a smooth journey from 1 - 99 and beyond.  EQ, well . . . EQ's a mess today.

    To the OP, yes you will have to group eventually, but you can experience the entire story solely through use of the group finder tool (Duty Finder).  Unless you want to purchase the ability to bypass all of the old story (expensive), then you will need to use the duty finder to get through it in both ARR and Heavensward.  Still though, like WoW these days, you can experience the game fully without ever having to utter a word to your fellow players if that's what you wish.


  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXMember EpicPosts: 5,164
    I play solo. Does this game REQUIRE grouping in order to advance ?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Like ALL MMOs in the world, grouping is NOT required to level, but is USUALLY required to obtain the best gear. Also, there is a ton of story content locked away in group / raid dungeons.

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