Easiest class/job for noobs?

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  1. Jalz Fireborn

    Jalz Fireborn Adventurer

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    I am by no means new to video games, however I am relatively new to MMOs (WoW is my only other experience). I have been doing a lot of research about ARR and I haven't even been able to get a copy of the game yet lol. So basically I wanted to see what you guys thought the easiest class and job is for a beginner that doesn't want to suck horribly or create enemies every time he enters a DF dungeon. I would be happy doing any role (tank, dps, heals). Also based on what I can tell the FF community is noticeably more mature and helpful than the WoW community so maybe I shouldn't even be too worried about it.
     

  2. pe3nguin

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    Pugilist and Lancer. The close combat DPS roles are the easiest to get to grips with. As you run the early dungeons, you will start to see what differentiates good tanks from bad tanks and how to be an effective healer. Then you can apply your newly acquired knowledge when you pick up a second class in a different role.
     

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  3. Nichigo

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    Archer is actually pretty easy too. They have a few status inflicting skills, but nothing too involving. I'd actually recommend Archer because, due to it's ranged nature, you can get a good view of what your party is doing during a battle. If you're a pugilist/lancer, you might get too tunnel visioned to really see what's going on with the rest of your party since you have to stand right next to the mob.
     

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  4. Araye

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    I picked up ARC just to play around with. She is fun to level, but now I've used most all the quests leveling my PAL, CNJ, WVR...

    But she can get into FATEs, rapidly deliver damage from a distance, change targets, and run away when needed. Plus she is super hot in her red leather.

    I think I'll ask my man for something really special for Christmas!

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  5. caucel

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    Long range archer, cc pugilist. I think that was the nice DPS for play.
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    She is hot.
     

  6. HintOfMint

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    Monks are NOT easy to play late game.

    There are many rotations that you have to be constantly on top of in order to max your damage.
     

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  7. pe3nguin

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    Good thing I didnt mention MONK then hey? I spoke directly to starter classes ;) No need to get your jimmies rustled just because DPS is easier than tanking or healing brah
     

  8. HintOfMint

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    Go back to bodybuilding.com

    Brah.
     

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  9. nz_chic

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    Fishing = no enemies
     

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  10. Raccaway

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    I love how the simple use of a word, somehow garnered that response. Brah.
     

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  11. Jalz Fireborn

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I was mainly looking at lancer, archer, and THM... I guess THM is a little harder in this game as opposed to mages and warlocks in WoW? I've read a lot about how they tend to create threat and pull mobs at lower levels which definitely doesn't sound noob friendly lol. Anyway I really appreciate the input.
     

  12. Faye

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    I'm new to MMOs and I have found it pretty easy to pick up archer, for the reasons already mentioned
     

  13. Heras Death

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    Monks are alot more technical late game. I agree!:D
     

  14. Legwen

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    Arcanist
     

  15. WhiteWinged7

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    Seek of Truth better watch out! Lol

    Kahlan is much hotter by the way I cant argue with Blondes though yum

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  16. uglyparade

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    This is the first MMO I've played for more than a couple of hours (I've never even played WoW) so I'm quite green at the ears. That said, I picked up THM pretty easily with no problems. It's pretty nice to stand way in the back and throw out massive damage without ever getting hit. Then again, I've played with some awesome rando tanks--because I don't know anyone in game--so that probably helps.

    Also find it interesting that on the internet, it's the people that work out that get made fun of like, "You work out and play sports? What a f---ing loser!!!"
     

  17. Shinrai

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    I say Archer also. Really allows you to get a good view and feel of all the other classes, while staying safely out of harms way. Plus skills are instant.

    SE did a pretty good job of gradually increasing difficulty in both solo and party play, so really, any class will give you an opportunity to learn. From what I have seen, 95% of the community (on Behemoth anyway) has been awesome and helpful to new comers too.
     

  18. cinequoinon

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    I would also recommend a ranged DPS, probably Archer. As a melee DPS you have to be really quick at your foot and aware to AOEs all the time. Against trash it's really easy, but some bosses can get a little bit tricky. You also have to be really aware of the adds, as you are close to bosses and have to move yourself quickly to kill adds. It also makes sense that it's easier to learn about group mechanics when you are watching the fight from afar.

    It's not unusual that when everyone else wipes against a boss the only one standing is the archer (who will eventually get killed or, in some low-level dungeons, may even solo it).
     

  19. Legwen

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    Arcanist, the pet is not killable. Archers can die, carbuncles cant.
     

  20. Jalz Fireborn

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    If you don't mind, could you elaborate some? I know from your posts that you have leveled through Archer/Bard and since that is the class that most people are recommending I'd be interested to read your input on it as it relates to this discussion. Thanks :)
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    haha literally as I was writing my post.. thanks man.
     

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