Well, got 75 today. (Post #2 was a joke post, first was f'realz.)
I have all my basic avatars, but I do still need Fenrir and Diabolos.
Anyways... I decided that to get all the whispers I need for Fenrir, as well as complete the quest for "Evoker's Ring", I'd go on a little avatar soloing-fest.
Yeah... didn't work out so well.
I think I can do the other ones, but I started off trying Leviathan because it was Lightningsday.
Bad idea. I ran out of MP quickly and was reduced to kiting with Carbuncle.
I never bothered levelling SCH (levelled then began hating WHM before WoTG) so I didn't have Sublimation... also, my crap Summoning Magic: I got a whopping 72 MP
from Elemental Siphon.
Also, I tried both Chaotic Strike and Predator Claws (my friend suggested just using the latter) but both were pretty low in damage.
I have a feeling Predator Claws was missing some.
Anyway, the damage from my level 70 Blood Pacts was overwhelmed by Leviathan's Spring Water and by the time I was out of MP and using Carbuncle, his HP % was still somewhat high.
Then I died out of stupidity/frustration. (I wouldn't have killed him in time anyway, assuming he continued to use Spring Water)
So, next on my agenda is to level Summoning Magic.
In fact, I'm levelling it as a type this. Got a nice little macro worked out.
Also, Scholar to level 37 ASAP, with some meriting in between.
I hear a lot about Summoners meriting Magic Att./Accuracy but I'm going to stick with 5/5 on both Physical Avatar Att./Accuracy because that seems more fun and appealing to me.
I replaced that Vermillion's Cloak with the Yinyang Robe/Evoker's Horn combo, so I don't have that to worry about.
And I know, http://www.livejournal.com/
, etc. - but I wanted to share with you guys about my struggles as a Summoner so far.
Do you guys have any other suggestions on what I should be focusing on as a new Summoner 75, besides what I've already mentioned?
Any tips for levelling Summoning Magic?
I'm making that a priority because I really want to stack up on some +skill gear for my Blood Pacts and Elemental Siphon.
I think once I have a decent Siphon and Sublimation I'll have more than enough MP to play with.
I don't know if it's helping any, but my server also finally got Martial Master, which, apparently, gives more skill-ups to "battle" skills while you have Signet. Fingers crossed that Summoning Magic is included in that.
Thanks in advance for any advice, friendly Summoner board-people!