Well theres always gonna be a resistence to jobs that are not the big merit 5. Rdm,brd-cor,and the big dds. Sch, though we have more want in merits than other mage counter parts still arent rdms. And thats fine.
I havent had any real trouble finding parties, and even when I do Campaign solves that problem for me, infact half my merits in the last 4 months have been mostly from Campaign.
Camps like the mire and Mamook are very nice places to be a sch. But the token bird camp is already a bore and most people just want haste. And thats what it boils down to.
I had a party the other day. Me,rdm...bunch of random interchangable DDs and I had cor,sch and rdm available. Well the rdm asked which one would be more useful. Thats completely party dependent in my mind. Of couse they werent feeling sch but cor was all go! I said ok. We end up fighting mamooks...and they RAPE us. Pops on top of pops, quickdraw only has two charges. I died once, I think the thf died once, some other dd's died. It was a mess. People dropped, couldnt get people raised. Nightmare. Now if I had came as sch, they wouldnt have had the covented rolls but the extra healing(we needed) and ss and phalanxga would have been quite useful. I blood ported and came back as sch and we made more exp, almost double than we had before(which was kinda low to begin with)
Merit pts wont ever really accept anything other than certain jobs, and everything else is just a stand-in because what they wanted wasnt available.
Salvage, I've had good times in. SSga, Enspellga, have been really nice. The problem is a sch needs a lot to unlock before it can really get full access. Magic,Ja,Sub...I spend a lot of time kinda standing around. Once I get unlcoked then I start rocking. But usually I'm the last to get things which ****** me off.
And today I did Lebros Cavern. The rdm wanted me to go rdm instead of Sch. with sch having a higher ele skill, and less mp used over time Sch would have been a better option, I could solo the wall without much trouble but of course if people havent seen it done they dont think it can be.
With all new jobs we have to BREAK that mold and push to do things with our new jobs to show people we are viable. I leveled cor before the big SE super boost and honestly the want for corsair has pretty much stayed the same, thats just how bad it can be.
Side note- Anyone else with both sch and rdm at 75 find less mp issues with sch than with rdm? Both are awesome and I love my rdm, but when I go rdm now I just find I run out a bit faster. Maybe I've gotten use to it.
"I still /blm in the mire" LOL