Yes, it is true that you generally dont "need" more than 1 thf in most events. But you also dont "need" ANY sam. You just need "some" DDs of almost any kind. While i do acknowledge there is some problems if you came 5 min late and someone else already has the thf position filled. It sucks, (and especially for a new Thf without other jobs and trying to get into a group to GET the cool gear that gives us what DD potential we DO have).
In my particular LS, we have a number of TH4 options, but usually, it is either me or one of the sacks that goes thf. It works well for times we need more than one because we are both pretty good THfs. One goes to sky, the other sea, etc. If you have a 6 man going to farm stats in sky, at least send a TH4 whore that knows how to DD on IT mobs. If we only need one, he has nin, i have drg so we can flip flop based on if we need a tank or a DD more for that situation.
Honestly, this game is so friggin old, its VERY hard to feel 100% useful all the time if you only have 1 job. If your a sam only, you dont get to go to non-melee mobs. Thf still does due to hate tools and TH. My drg isnt always in its prime. Those instances i can go thf and vice versa. A blm doesnt do sh*t for zergs. Oh well. Thf has limitations but so does every other job.
Honestly, as much as some people hate this, i say the solution is to level another fun job that does something a bit different than thf. I realize many people dont do this by choice or time restraints or whatever, but that really is the solution in this multi-class game thats ancient when most people DO have multiple jobs. Otherwise, you must learn to cope with your jobs weakness or overcome it as best you can, but there will be times you just sit out. Sure, "all" jobs "should" be used for "all" events in a perfect world and im copping out by settling for the junk design on SE's part, but i suppose ive just gotten used to the idea that this is no longer a 1 job game. It is best enjoyed with flexibility and the great motto of FFXI. "$#@% is situational." So is your job class.
Aanalaty, Mithra of San d'Oria
99Thf/99Drg/99Rng/95Pld/Secret Job 92
Maat-1/1 Thf Meleed (pansies steal)
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