Disclaimer A: Not really looking to be criticized or to criticize others...just looking for honest opinions.
Disclaimer B: Probably should refrain from posting when I'm tired, so if it reads like gibberish I'm sorry ^^;
Ok, so I've been really giving this some thought lately and I have been questioning myself as to why I continue to play this job. Now, this doesn't stem from the recent update and SE's decision to not add/fix much of anything to THF, but its mostly because as a whole, I don't really use THF all that much these days. I of course used it to get to 80, but so far as endgame events (which is currently down to abyssea, WoE, limbus, salvage, VNM, and the occasional ZNM), or when I'm bored and just wanna do some campaign or FOV for the **** of it... my THF really doesn't see any of it...whether it be the event leader's choice, or my own...
Now its not to say that I don't like playing THF. I originally chose to take it to 75 because after leveling DNC I wished many times through that process that I could just sit back and do damage instead of support which is exactly what THF provided. (Not to say that is all THF can do of course). And even though I was initially turned off by the play style of THF (positional attacks to be more specific) I actually grew to love it over time. It provided me with a challenge of being in the right place at the right time to maximize my damage as opposed to the boring old "Swing to 100% TP then WS" type of play that other melee DDs have. I also loved the concept of hate management which added more challenge and fun to the job. In saying that, one of my absolute favorite events to do on THF was nyzul isle because it let me use THF to its full potential. DD, hate management, pulling, kiting, tanking...everyting. I still to this day respond to PUG nyzul runs because to me, they're just fun on THF.
And to be completely honest, I was also motivated by the THF community as a whole. Before I decided to level it, I would spend a lot of time reading the THF forums (both here and KI mostly) and coming across not only good information for my other dagger class, but just amazing stories and screenshots of the job doing some pretty impressive things. Guess a part of me really wanted to be involved in all of that somehow.
But idk now. I mean I have been putting quite a bit of work into THF. Definitely not to that uber level that others have achieved, but still have pretty respectable gear and I feel comfortable in saying that my skill when actually playing the job is fairly good. But there's a part of me that feels like I keep playing THF because I don't want all the work I've put into it to go to waste...yet if I'm not using it that much...then it kinda is going to waste...
Bah...I'll end my rant there...but for the tl;dr I wanna know from all of you what got you into THF and why do you continue to play it? (especially over other jobs that you have) Maybe somewhere in there I'll find my passion for the job again, but if not, there is a part of me that is curious about why others have stuck with the job for so long.