@ZorokiHanuke said in So about the state of PSO2NA:
@Vexation I'm on a friend's alliance. He comes once in awhile, but all we do is chat because he's almost 100% FFXIV material. Of course, being a super long time friend (more than 15 years friendship) I won't leave his alliance even if we both know I won't advance as much as if I was on an actual progression group. The very few friends that added me in game have been at most one day chats (they disappear after a few days or something), so yeah, I'm in that loner spot. I don't mind, though. I'm advancing slowly and having my fun. I feel I'm doing well on public Urgents and my DPS slowly increases and I die less. So I find no real reason to complain.
For the thread and for OP, I think newbies and people who are very behind have right now a great opportunity to catch up to at least decent gear for very cheap. As said in multiple threads, the Phobos units are good handouts from story, and if you want to invest on better but still not so bank breaking units, the exchange Ivilda (or whatever that thing is spelled) from the buster exchange if I remember, are also great starter units. On the weapons side, many Occuld weapons being handed like candy from the Thanks giving urgent sell for about 500K or less, with the more expensive ones selling for around 1.5 mill (all speaking on ship 3 prices). These are 14 star hold out weapons better suited to alts and for very new undergeared players. So you will want to upgrade up from these quickly on your main character. Still they offer very solid performance.
Such loyalty. Zaro is moved. I need more friends like you.