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#1 Dec 02 2003 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I know the tarutaru are technically the best race for black mage. But I believe black mage = should look sorta evil and should at least be over a foot tall..... So i picked the Elvaan race. There are gonna be some draw backs like lack of MP but in the end is there even a point? Or should i just restart my character. I will sacrafice a little for my guy to be at least a little cool looking. but not alot. your thoughts?
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#2 Dec 02 2003 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
Sacrifice sir, Sacrifice!

I did the same thing, and if you ever group with another BLM of a differ race, you will truely see how week you are, now you will have a !!!! load of HP, but your MP will be extremely low.

I've also played with a RDM Elf, and he was out of MP b4 the fight was over. Elfs are more for the Fighting type classes.
#3 Dec 02 2003 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't sweat it too much. Have fun.

I did Elvaan Black Mage and at level 24, I have 330hp and 215mana. But I never have difficulty getting into groups. And I came up with the nifty little "backstory" to explain the oddness of an Elvaan Black Mage....and done.

I'm having fun.
#4 Dec 03 2003 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
I was having a blast too, until lvl 18. My whole plan was to be the strongest blm/rdm dark elf caster out there. Being large and casting looks super cool. When i chose the elvaan race that was before i started using the stats calculator. I also got tired of healing before fights were over while my whm taru friend at lvl 18 kept casting.

Just 20 minutes ago, ironically, i started my lvl 1 tarutaru blm. The cool part was i would log in and out of my elf to send over everything i had collected up to lvl 18, kind of a bonus package. I know now i will be playing this for a very long time, and this is a minor setback for me. It wasnt til 18 did i take notice of the mp difference. So, I agree this game is totally about fun. But, I also agree this game is a game of numbers.

I got back on the same server so all is good. I already have the friends out there to help me with the hard **** and I will catch up to them fast. I know more now and want to be the best I can be.

Its your choice, both ways are fun so far. Did you think about this? Your first character still exists to do stuff for ya in another town!
#5 Dec 03 2003 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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3 words for you: "Don't sweat it!" I'm an Elvaan BKM also. I've noticed the difference in MP pools, I'm LVL 14. I've been tempted to switch back, but you know what? I'm cool with it. So what if I'm not 'the best BKM" in the game? My friend started as a Taru BKM, but he decided at level 12 that he did want to be a dragoon. So he started over with his WAR, and I think it's f-in sweet that he's gonna be a Dragoon. So what if you can't be the best? It's a game, have fun with it! Join me my brother, and lead the life of an Elvaan!
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#6 Dec 03 2003 at 2:22 PM Rating: Default
I'm a level 30 Elvann BLM right now, and although there is a noticeable difference in the amount of MP a Taru has over an Elvann, I also notice how little I die when the WARs don't provoke in time and I have way more HP than a Taru. It's nice to think that everyone will provoke when neccessary and no mages will ever get hit, but in reality this is not always the case. You'll see when you get to Qufim and the pugils screwdriver attack takes out a taru in one hit with a 200+ attack.
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