ok i just hit 70 yesterday and i also got tachi gekko
at this time I am wearing a hauby (cuz everyone says you need a hauby)
and i have Okote R/e version (cuz everyone says i needed it for sam)
and woodmans rings (cuz everyone said its these or nothing)
you get where i'm going with this.
I think i am a pretty **** good samurai. I was super excited to get all my AF gear. i wore it for days cuz i felt so good. I know i'm not the best nor will i be the best in my server
when I looked ahead at the AH I saw the hachiman set coming up so i decided to farm and save up for the whole thing.
now i cant wait to put on the hachiman set but my friend keeps telling me if i go ahead and do this i will be laughed off the server. wtf! what is wrong with wanting to use a new set of gear. god forbid i stray from the norm. god forbid i dont follow guides and charts that say 'its our way or the highway' >_< i realize there are ppl that have gone through this game and back and have found the best combonations for each job,(btw mad props for these guys,thank you) but **** it! if those pieces of gear are the only choices then wth do we have a HUGE SELECTION of gear in the AH to choice from????
with or without this set on I will still be the same samurai I was the day before. I use my ws when I have the tp, mediate when i dont have the tp, i use the kind of foods that suit me, try to keep my weapons capped, try to stay on top of the fight, make SCs when I can, voke when needed, 2hr when needed. try to do the best that i can.
if I feel that the whole set isn't the way to go then that should be my decision right? I'll make adjustments when I can afford them.
but really fellas have you ever kicked a person off a party just by looking at their gear before they even have a chance to fight??
sorry for the rantiness of this post...it just errks sometimes ya know