Zafire the Tulip wrote:
I'm all for the "ToAU isn't the only place" train of thought, but when a sh*t party in a ToAU area can match an excellent party in the oldworld, it isn't worth my time to go to an old camp and hope.
Theres other places in ToAU besides the mire, too.
I tried to find the word Mire in my text somewhere, but I couldn't. :x
You've got Lesser Colibri (squishy), Puks (squishy), Colibri (squishy), FireBreathingCrawlersOfDeath (squishy...but less so), Imps (squishy), Greater Colibri (squishy) as the new "normal" that players take. Sure, you've got Marsh Murres, Defoliator and Aydeewa Diremites in the Subterrane, and those Ziz in Mamook. The normal player isn't going to go to these camps (other than Defoliators) unless they're forced to. It isn't completely illogical either: why spend 20 minutes getting to a camp when you can spend 5? Do I like the fact that the camps I "grew up" on aren't used anymore? Yes and no. I like getting the faster XP, but I do wish they would buff Signet in a manner that would make the old camps equip to the new camps. Even then, I'd fear going to them, because I see how often people join a party only to leave 10 minutes later because they know a replacement is only 3 minutes away.
I hate Mouny Zhayolm. I don't have it because I can't get around it. I don't hate it because the mobs scare me. I hate it because chances are someone is going to die because they're too accustomed to the other ToAU mobs that have virtually no ability to kill you unless your mages go AFK. Which, I'm fairly certain they do. Let's face it, whenever I Silena two people before the Red Mage even realizes anyone is silenced, there's something wrong. I've tried getting people to go to Onzozo at 63ish just to try to force some mages to not suck.
Of course, even fighting mobs with status effects doesn't seem to help. Flytraps in Aydeewa along with the Crawlers has shown me that. Mages failing to stay out of AoE range (but they learn when they have to pay for Echo Drops in the Mire!), mages failing to Paralyna/Erase-Haste the tank/melees. Part of the reason I can't stand XPing on not ToAU mobs is the fact I'm disgusted by the performance of my party members. But hey, how can I judge them, they get 10k an hour on Colibri!