Take part in as many FATE's as you can. They give MEGA XP bonus and is great for leveling up quicker. Never take on a FATE alone or if youre under level. I tried this and I dieded, more than once. LOL. If youre a WHM, learn to rely on Cure...a lot. CURE is your friend. LOL. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. I wait for my health to get to half and start spamming cure to heal. And never be afraid to cut and run. Mobs only follow you so far, before giving up. Never aggro more than you can handle. I never take on more than 2 mobs at once, and even those odds are pretty risky for me. Best bet is to pull one at a time, if you can. Remember to keep upgrading your weapons and armor & attribute points as you go.
Just a few "common sense" pointers I learned as I played. I know most of this stuff goes without saying...but you'd be surprised how much of it you forget to do when you get caught up in the moment. LOL.
I went from level 1-14 as a WHM, solo. Just recently learned the ability to RAISE the dead. So if any of ya need a raise and im in the area, hit me up. I know how annoying it is to die and have to start back at your HQ. I've died like...5 times now. LOL. At first, I wasnt gettin much XP. But after you get your grind on and start flyin thru levels, you start gettin mad XP....like Im gettin 3-4,000XP per quest at level 14 and im nearly a 15 now.
This game is friggin addictive O_O
Here's a good hint. At 60-90 XP a peice, those monkey things (forgot the FF name) serve as a easy way to gain XP. Just keep hitting those for a good 20 minutes and you'll be well on your way to leveling up. I used this to go from level 8 to level 9.
After hours of grinding, I am now a level 15 WHM.
About to do my Water Trial "God's Quiver Bow"...
I have been able to go this far, solo...but im starting to think it may be time to party up. Quests are getting harder, yo. LOL
Getting tired of Gridania. I must've seen every square inch of it by now. LOL...well, it feels that way anyway.
I spent nearly 30 minutes doing a FATE with 3 other people, trying to kill this huge slug. It was a grueling battle but in the end, we had to cut and run...cuz there was no way the 4 of us was killin that thing, and we were throwin everything we had at it, too. O_O
My mind is gonna be fried by the time Im done with this beta. LOL
Loving it so far. Started in Gridania as an archer, but wanted to do some exploring tonight so me and a friend rented Chocobos and blindly trekked across uncharted territory using my awful map following skills to reach Ul'dah. Was quite the adventure. Almost ended early with me taking a wrong turn towards a spooky cave lol
I made it to play with people on Malboro