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#1 Jun 21 2009 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok....so It took me a mear two weeks to get SCH to 60 with casual game play (2-3 hours a day). But for some reason I find it very hard to get invites now. I've sat around PLing friends while seeking for hours without so much as an invite. Has anyone else had trouble with this? Perhaps I'm doing something wrong? 61SCH/31WHM all mage subs leveled (SMN RDM BLM BLU) I'm elvaan and prefer healing over nuking, all though I do carry both an MP set and an INT set if I do have to nuke. Oh well back to seeking...
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#2 Jun 21 2009 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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60SCH/RDM: Bibiki Bay F-7, Goblin's Rarab. Welcome to the life of a nuking mage. The majority of BLM and SCH (and a ton of other jobs) use goblin pets as their main source of xp. I did BLM and SCH in a month each on Goblin pets alone, without having to worry about party invites. Now you can still get 5-10k/hr while seeking rather than 0k and alot of boredom.
#3 Jun 21 2009 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm thanks for the info, do you use a full INT set or just Ebulliance and Nuke?
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#4 Jun 21 2009 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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BLM and SCH have a difficult time seeking as a nuker job past level 40; and it's pretty much dead past 55.

SCH however can seek as a healer just fine.

I did however; solo about half of my way trough the 60's. Campaign, beastmen pets, and Chigoes/Qiqirn's fueled most of this.
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#5 Jun 21 2009 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there a sticky about SCH solo? I've done some testing and haven't pulled more then 300ish on IT with a full INT set. Also, as an experienced WHM, I prefer Healing in parties over nuking, yet I still haven't been able to secure a party as of late.
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#6 Jun 21 2009 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
Black Mage Solo Guide

You will have to vary your strategy due to lack of Ancient Magic, but I know a lot of Scholars who have soloed this way 20-70+.

If you do not have much experience with soloing this way, be prepared to die a bit until you get the hang of it, or practice on lower level mobs first.
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#7 Jun 21 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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search as sch/rdm, that may change things..
i dunno about your server, but on mine its hard to get a party together sometimes just because theirs noone that can tank available.. you may be facing the same situation.

that said start building parties instead of waiting on invites also.
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#8 Jun 23 2009 at 10:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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@wildsienna: nah, at OP's level, /WHM would be preferable for main healing, since /RDM doesn't have SS or Phalanx yet.

@SayzarL: Stoneskinga and Regen 2 make you an extremely potent healer vs Lesser Colibri. Sync down a few levels (but not below 56, or you lose Stoneskinga!), grab DD x5 and go to town. Obviously, getting a BRD or COR would be better, but exp should be fine without one. DD-build PLD is also quite nice. Should be easy to form your own parties, if invite rates are slow.
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#9 Jun 25 2009 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Sch didn't slow down for me till 70+.
#10 Jun 26 2009 at 6:51 AM Rating: Default
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I solo'd the majority of my levels. I got invites all the time, but if 30 minutes into the PT didn't net the EXP I wanted, I gave my regards and went back to soloing.

SCH invites didn't slow down for me at all, however. Even today, if I'm on SCH and I pop my invite flag up, I get invites about 3 per 5 minutes. This is both for manaburn and meripo, so I usually don't have any trouble doing whatever I feel like doing.

One thing I'll say, however, is that the main reason I get so many invites is simply because of the reputation I've accrued over 7 years. *without bragging as much as I can avoid it* People know what they're getting when they invite me, so they don't hesitate to do so.

I'm not saying that maybe you have a bad reputation on your server, but perhaps it's simply not developed. Hang in there, you'll get an invite eventually. I, like others here, highly recommend soloing while you seek. You'll be surprised how easy and fast it is.
#11 Jun 26 2009 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
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WHM and RDM will be preferred for XP healers due to Haste. Not really much you can do about that, other than go kill some pets.

If you haven't already, using your DRK to get some Enfeebling and Elemental merits will help greatly.
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