Howdy y'all, first time poster here [plainly], so be gentle.
I've recently started playing again and enjoying idly levelling WAR and MNK and sometimes PLD too just for S&Gs. I want to get back into RDM, as it's my highest job level [38...i'm a lazy player, don't be judging], but I can't quite get back into it. Life was easy from about 35 backwards, I could melee and enfeeb, throw out a few cures to help the WHM and every now and again, WHM rest time permitting, throw in a nuke as well.
These days, I seem to encounter nothing but main heal parties! I understand RDM is malleable enough, and WHM can be hard to come by sometimes, but I end up in level sync parties at Qufim [usually out of boredom], where I end up burning out my manapool, someone dies and I lose my pants. I suppose what I'm asking is, how at 38 before refresh/convert and spending thousands on yag drinks [i know cooking/synergy but again lazy player, I'm a grinder and traveller not a synthesiser...yet!], can I be a more effective support job? I could continue my pre-35 hijinks but 5/6 parties I was asked to main heal, and declaring main heal off-limits is silly.
I hope this made sense!