For the imp parties on SAM, just equip an ecphoria ring and use it's charges when you get amnesia, saves a lot of time ;)
Yeah, this is true, but remember it's on a 5minute timer and it has a recast time so if you are switching it out for WS you have a wait if you have used WS in the last 30 seconds. I did see a smart SAM saved ecphoria ring for every time he got amenesia just after using sekka... good stuff.
Yup, it's important to remember LV3 "darkness" isn't just "compression" elemental (which is the "dark" element subject to resist) it's Compression(dark) + Scission(earth) + Induration(ice) + Reverberation(water). There would be a lot less confusion if people used the lv1 SC names to refer to the skillchain dmg type, but it's ingrained at this point :/
Good point ^^.
I would rather exp/merit on the same boring mob and get it done fast.
This. Though I don't agree that it's twice as much exp, it is typically at least 25% quicker. When you have been going after maat's like I have, 25% makes a massive difference.
I have done crawlers and other mobs from time to time on jobs that were hard to find pts for and found that most times, mages are too slow on dispel/finale or sleepga/etc and even when they are not, the exp is still slower... I have had 1 party there that was very good, but most of them have failed.
What's the point of putting hundreds of hours into EXPing and merits just to only be good at killing birds?
I don't share this view. If anything, i think that birds have made DD more attentive, they need to spam TP before they lose it and they need to pop food as soon as its gone. On the downside, DD might not learn how to walk the hate-line appropriately and mages might not learn how to spam -na/erase/dispel/whatever.
Most players these days have so many jobs levelled that they probably have enough of those types of skills (albiet macro usage practise).
Slightly off-topic, I think saying this is the same as all those BLM who say that qufim BLM are NEVER as effective in endgame compared to those BLM that soloed all the way...
My view is that good players who read/learn about the game and keep their skills capped are likely to be good in endgame situations AND they are going to be able to contribute earlier than those that take the harder but prouder route. sh*t players are going to be sh*t players regardless... how you get exp with the amount of information available these days has little to do with it imo
Also, SAM/DRG with 25% haste & Soboro. Nothing more fun :D
This is awesome fun! I played around in besieged with a few friends (WHM, BRD, RDM). SV+Marchx2+Haste+SAM/DRG with 25% haste and soboro was the most fun I have had in a while (though due to lag I couldn't spam WS as much as I would have liked).