So, as a returning player, I'm loving my monk. Just hit 48 last night and raging fists whoo hooo...
Anyway, being a new player on Bismark, I've been asking around about Monk Builds, since I've heard them mentioned a few times.
I've looked for a guide or something that I can read about these "monk builds". Can anyone give me an overview of what different types of monk builds there are? I know counter is one (I think). I also assume the builds are based on gear make up. Am I right in that assumption?
Honestly, FFXI has so much to do from missions - quests - expansions - addons and so on, I'm not sure where to start.
I was told by my LS that gearing during leveling was a waste of gill (which I have almost none of), and that I should just wait to farm it in endgame. Which is counter-intuitive to me, although I understand why since I went from 38 to 48 in a span of 3 hours in CN last night.
Aside from Monk builds, I really don't have much of an idea of a priority. I know I'll hit 99 some day and get looked over for an event that I didn't know I had to do quests to open up. VW, Abby, Mystic weapons, Empy Weapons. Most of this is on the 'net, which I've read, but still don't know the priority.
Back during CoP, I knew I had to get my missions done for Dynamis, Level Breaks as needed, etc.
Anyway, I'm not complaining, I really like FFXI and all there is to do. But, in the end, I'm driven by gear upgrades. I love them. And I know in the end, that is what will drive me to continue to play.