I don't imagine the price of the high end attachments will go up. This new wave just won't bother to buy them. Since you can't /check a puppet, they'll just pretend their bad performance is normal.
People tend to do a double-take when I tell them I've put close to 7m gil into the puppet alone. I hope I've put off a few casual people from the job like that.
I think it will help us alot more then it will hurt us.
The more people leveling the job, the more interest in the top name attachments. The more people interested in those attachments, the more people looking for different ways to get them, eventually leading the more on the market.
Targeting the Captain, and Ob are not the most difficult things on the planet, they're just considered a waste of time for anyone who isn't just chilling with a pup friend. With more and more people looking for a stronger job to use, Pup attachments will decrease in price.
Especially with the server merges, it won't be overnight but this is why the Volan's Greaves, Mountain Gaiters (iirc) and Optical Needle all went down in price.
SE will probably add more attachments as long as they're looking at the job.
You know... at first I was really happy about the A H2H rating. I was jumping with joy. But then I gave it some thought. Really, I think it's gonna hurt us. We were already fantastic with what we had, just people didn't understand us. But now, people are going to start liking pup FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS
Someone else said it, but it goes as simply as need be:
"Pup haters, will quiet down. Pup lovers, won't shut up. It won't make a bad Pup great, but only make the great pups even greater and where they should have been."
Pup, is not Dragoon. When they repaired the lol - Drg sentiment it carried by doing an update of along the same lines (Make them more accurate, hit harder, and make their pets more noticeable) you got a wave of old Drgs and new Drg's who just want another Mnk, Drk, or War.
Because of that, you have Drg/Dnc, which is the biggest solo joke combo in quite some time, especially the amount of time they spent into making Drg/Whm such a beastly combo.
It cheapens the uniquness of the job when you just blend them together. There "was" no other job like Drg and it had the Drk rivalry at the time to make it even better. Now its lost all that, its more like another DD. Pup has rivalries with everybody, but none stand out like our compeition from Monks.
This will ultimately make the bad Pups with good gear and horrible auto skills, just like that of a Monk without an O.Kote. Decent, passable, but you'd like it more of its own thing. You know, the kind of thing that makes us top DD for the first 40 levels or so with the right skill.
But as I said, Pup is not Drg. You cannot play it like any other melee, you cannot play it like any other mage, hell even if you play Bst, you can't play it like that either.
Pup is its own entity, a micromanaging, three steps ahead, high maintenance mechanic that takes alot of practice to get from watching its puppet die on Decent challenges, to soloing Wamoura's or chaining VT's. (Fun things to do.)
There will be a wave of new Pups, but this is not a job you can Astral Flow leech either, much like Blu. You got to put in the time, to get the most out of it. And because of this, this is a buff, if not a blessing when you factor in everything. Edited, Mar 1st 2010 6:19pm by TheLordOfTheSandwhich