Solo Dungeons?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sai, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Just curious if solo dungeons are possible? I feel like I never really get a chance to appreciate the places. Like I just did Lost City of Amndapor* and I thought it was beautiful but as I chase down run happy tanks and such I don't get to take in the little things.

    I'm not like hardcore player or anything. And I guess bosses would probably make solo impossible (especially on higer lvl dungeons). But I figure I can whittle down mobs and keep myself up. It wouldn't be that different than solo story missions. And being myself I wouldn't feel rushed and could take my sweet time exploring and whatnot.

    *spelling, sorry.
     

  2. Laventious

    Laventious Crystal Brave

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    That dungeon is my favorita the bgm is amazing compared to the others and it's truly one if not the best structured dungeons I've seen but solo dungeons would be cool mainly with the help of your choco and it would be a cool thing for SE to put in
     

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  3. Billy Batsonn

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    I kinda fill the same way, I still have the cutscenes from every one of my dungeons to watch back in the inn but it be cool to be able to slow down and take in the place some.
     

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  4. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Yeah being able to run a dungeon with my trusty sidekick chocobo would be awesome!

    And I do realize that point to playing an mmo is to play with other ppl and I love running dungeons with the fc. But yeah I just don't want to be a bother when I have the urge to go see what's down that path the tank sprinted right past. Sure, its probably nothing but I'd like to see for myself!!
     

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  5. ilmaestro

    ilmaestro Crystal Brave

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    A huge portion of the content in the game has been soloed (simple youtube search for whichever dungeon you want to see should do), but I'd like them to add actual solo queues to old content in 3.0/3.1.
     

  6. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Watching a video of someone doing it just isn't the same. I can't control the camera or anything.

    But if they have, how'd they do it? Queue with friends and then, idk friends drop?
     

  7. Laventious

    Laventious Crystal Brave

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    I don't think you get the achievement either if you don't actually clear the whole map idk if that bothers you but it does me xD it's mainly a dead end or trash mobs but like you said I rather see it than wonder :p
     

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  8. ilmaestro

    ilmaestro Crystal Brave

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    Yep, exactly that.
     

  9. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Oh you know it! Need those cheevos!!
     

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  10. praysolace

    praysolace Warrior of Light

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    Lost City is just gorgeous. And that music. That music! *sighs dreamily*

    That said, no, soloing a dungeon is not really feasible without being a colossal pain in the arse, even as a Summoner with Titan-Egi out. A lot of dungeons would be impossible to do mechanically with only one player. But Yoshi-P did say at some point that they were considering trying to implement some form of solo dungeoning experience. It'll probably be quite a ways out if it ever gets implemented, but they've at least considered it. They also said it might involve having NPC characters, perhaps Grand Company soldiers, accompany you. Honestly that thought gives me pause, because if class quests and story instances are any indication, NPCs are terrible at tanking and healing, but hey, who knows, maybe they'll implement this one day and it'll be awesome.

    In the meantime, I'll be over here playing a YouTube video of Lost City music on repeat. Again.
     

  11. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    I actually just want to replay that dungeon so I can experienc the music and aesthetics over and over again. The poison crap and weird bosses idk but the rest...
     

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  12. Caimie Tsukino

    Caimie Tsukino Realm Scribe

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    Yes, i do remember yoshi said they were thinking about the idea of solo dungeons, but they probably hasnt figured out a good way to implement it yet. Seeing how a lot of other new things are coming up, i doubt they would put this solo thing into priority. And it will likely just get shuffed onto the backburner for eternity. :spit:
     

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  13. Jinzuku

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    @Caimie Tsukino is right, Yoshi-P is actually trying to implement a system that will allow solo play of dungeons.

    The method he is currently toying with is for you to have a number of companions that will run the dungeon with you (controlled by AI) to fill certain roles.

    However, with the expansion coming, this has probably taken a backseat for now.
     

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  14. Fairfox

    Fairfox New Member

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    Soloing a dungon is for Kirito only .... Sorry but no solos.......... Just jokes... just pay someone to be your desinated tourguide. [I havn't started playing Yet so don't listen to me... i just figured id pop a message on.
     

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  15. Jinzuku

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    Well the only way you could do it now strictly by yourself is to join a queue with people you know and once you get in, ask those people to leave.

    That would be how the people on YouTube are doing it I'd imagine.

    However, as most people have said, you'd be killed pretty fast since all your gear is scaled to the content. Unless you stay in the starting area of the dungeon for the music.
     

  16. Fairfox

    Fairfox New Member

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    Em how is the music IN dungeons [Some reason reading your post i'm picturing an elevator] Though if anyone could solo a dungon wouldn't a paladin be able ..... Kite the mobs/ boss and come back for a left hook run run run [healing self]. Might take forever but yeh
     

  17. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Some of the music is fantastic!! I don't think I've experienced any "elevator" type music in any instance.
     

  18. Fairfox

    Fairfox New Member

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    Well its like the stupid music you hear when, some company puts you on hold
     

  19. Jinzuku

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    You wouldn't be able to heal yourself enough. Paladin's heals aren't effective enough to keep them alive on their own. If they were, then healers wouldn't be needed. Good theory though.
     

  20. Caimie Tsukino

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    If there's one class that can effectively solo everything, it'll be Summoner. All it needs is summon Titan-Egi, which is a tank. Then the Summoner DPSes. As for heals, Summoner has a weak "physick" to heal, and a pretty strong "sustain" (but with longer cooldown) to help pet recover HP. Physick alone is kind of weak, but with Sustain, it's definitely some considerable heals for a pet tank. Hell, even if pet dies, you can immediately Swiftcast+Summon another one... So here comes never-ending story part 7! LOL!
     

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