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 damn 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 damn 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