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#1 Jul 31 2009 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm just curious on how the invite rate is for COR still, on average.

I only have a few days a week where I can play, and even then only 2-4 hours at a time. Just curious if the invite rate would allow me to party during those periods, and cry for my lost gil soloing worms on the shorter days. Figured I'd check before I start devoting anything to COR, since I'll only be able to solo it so much.
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#2 Jul 31 2009 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Cor is just like a bard, it COULD get slow but chances are second your flag comes up you'll have at least 1 if not 2 invites within a few minutes.
#3 Jul 31 2009 at 6:58 PM Rating: Good
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COR is a very good invite job. If a pt is forming, you will almost always be one of the first people invited. I've had some crazy stories about invites on COR.

One time I logged in, went afk for 3-4 minutes and had 2 invites despite not being flagged up (this was at 75).

During some event, i forget which, I dbed and flagged up to jump pts. I got an invite in the 15 seconds it took them to invite me back in.

One time I got a pt for my COR while I was on my THF >.>.

That's just a few off the top of my head. If you start a pt on COR, usually picky healers n DDs are more likely to say yes than if you were a WAR or something.

Lower lvls I'm not as sure. COR doesn't get refresh till 40+ but we still get acc/attack rolls extremely early. At lower lvls you're probably competing with the BRDs for a single pt spot as opposed to a spot alongside them. I could be wrong though, it's been ages since I lvled low lvl jobs extensively but I don't recall support x2 being a frequent setup.
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Yeah, I've seen the ridiculous invites with Bard before, and even on WHM in the lower levels. Just not interested in playing BRD again. Got COR to 20 on my old character and enjoyed the dunes even. Even went as far as to pay way too much for too little and grab the level 15 gun so I could Hot Shot things.

I think I'll try it out then, thanks.
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#5 Jul 31 2009 at 7:43 PM Rating: Good
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The beauty of COR, beyond the fast invites, is there are very few situations/events where a COR is not extremely useful. Only thing that pops tto my mind right now is certain ZNM fights that employ a zone-fight strategy. COR is really not worth it here if anyone is constantly zoning their hate 9and therefore losing their rolls).

COR isn't a great soloer at low lvls but the game has changed so much. You can pop an emp band and fight worms just outside South Sandy (S) and rake in a ton of xp. I did that on SCH and got almost 6k an hour for several lvls. Was SCH/DNC, meleeing, casting spells as sigil refresh allowed. A COR/DNC with a gun could absolutely do that. Not too mention attack and ninja rolls would help a ton. FoV allows u to kill easy mobs and get a nice xp bonus at the end. But yeah, if I was a low lvl COR with 2-4 hours on my hands, i'd flag up, wait 10 mins and if I got nothing, I'd just go do some FoV or tear through some DCs on /DNC till someone invited me.

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 11:44pm by TDGSW
#6 Aug 01 2009 at 6:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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This is at 75, but I've never been use to so much invite attention before. I dropped party and put my flag up to switch to a new party for limbus once and got a /tell for exp, and my flag wasn't even up for more than 3-4 seconds.

In the lower levels I didn't always get invites up until about the 30s. Below the 30s, you still run into newb party leaders who don't understand what corsair or bard(let alone any other advanced job) really do. Beyond that though, around the garlaige citadel levels, you get more steady invites. I made my parties from 55-67 ish so I 'm not sure how the invite rates are in that range, but 67+ invites were very often and mostly if there is even one party in your exp level range then you are going to be invited to it, given your flag is up fast enough before the leader invites another cor or a brd.
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#7 Aug 01 2009 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
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DDs:
WAR
MNK
THF
DRK
RNG
SAM
DRG
PUP

Refreshers:
COR
BRD
RDM

Healers:
WHM
DNC
SCH
SMN

Tanks:
PLD
NIN

Black sheep:
BST
BLM

Disclaimer: This list is by no means accurate as of course some jobs are hybrids and can fulfil multiple roles. This is just an example

Now looking at this list. Its really stupid how people ask "hows the invite rate on this job?" Why? Just look. You can see that DD's are a dime a dozen. Some viewed better than others but overall they are just the same as each other with certain perks in certain areas.

Jobs like BRD COR and RDM are just three jobs out of twenty. Its obvious to see why a BRD COR RDM get invites ahead of some others. The same applies to NIN's and PLDs.

Remember party invites only occur when parties are actually being created. This being said you have to examine the environment around you and determine if your invite rate is determined by too much competition, not enough parties being made or some other factor.

In the end though based on just that rough educated guesswork I created im going to asume that party invites for your COR are based on party avaliability rather than job stigma.

(The stigma that stops blms and bsts from pretty much EVER getting pt invites)

edit: fixed some grammar

Edited, Aug 1st 2009 3:35pm by Xellith
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#8 Aug 01 2009 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Certainly COR invites are among the best.
That said, I often get invites when my flag isn't up and no invites when I'm seeking lol.

Just depends on whether parties are forming or not. And until merits its largely limited to availablity of tanks.
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#9 Aug 11 2009 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Like any job it all depends on how good you are at it. If I don't get an invite within three minutes I check my connection in case I'm dc'ing, invite rates on cor are that good.

Edited, Aug 11th 2009 6:17am by Gofodwr
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