Here's my take on this, as I "used" to have a whored out support job that will no longer be mentioned, as it is retired my friends, retired. (Although many dont believe in the concept of a 'retired job', but that's a dead horse to most people anyway, and an argument for another time/thread/whatever)
This is how I Play, I list the jobs that I would like to play. The current jobs "I like playing" are right now, THF, MNK and SAM. I have others, but I would not like to play those at this time.
With that said, I will not lot gear for jobs that the aforementioned three can use in an endgame scenario. Seeing as how the convo shifted into endgame for some reason O_o, there's my comment on that, and this one too. -> Sure there's the scenario of: "well I want to gear the jobs I'm currently not playing so they can be playable." but again, an argument for another time.
In the job area, I have 6 jobs 75, but only play 3 of them often, sometimes i touch a 4th and 5th when "they're needed" (i.e. not REALLY
needed, people just want the perks from said (support)job and could care less if the job is any fun to me in X event O_o). As such those jobs are not mentioned in any new shells/friends/whatnot that I have met over the past two years.
Or selfish, as is the case for quite a few Maat's Cap holders on my server who think they should be able to lot every single item that hits the loot pool.
well for the purpose of upgrading said 75 jobs... but then again there's the aspect of the "lootwhore" that gets a few onlookers with bitter tastes in their mouths for seeing a good drop go to someone who "probably isnt gonna use/make the most out of the drop anyway" So that territory there is a 50/50 gamble and you can swing it either way.
Per whatever rules are in play, I myself will lot what I believe will benefit the jobs i use the most often
, plain and simple, and what jobs you are aware about that I hold in my possession at 75 through MY mouth will be available to you and your group.
What it all boils down to is similar to why Boston Lager has so many types of beer...
It's because people like variety.
The only exception to that is, I
would like to be the one that decides what I want to drink tonight.
And, I think that a player with many jobs at 75 and just "decent" gear for all of them is more useful to any LS than a pimped out WHM75/SMN75.
THF is pimped out, SAM and MNK are "decent geared" although not many believe so. Finally someone understands where I'm coming from :) Edited, Jul 2nd 2009 10:12pm by KazumeSR Edited, Jul 2nd 2009 10:13pm by KazumeSR