If you are a player that spends the majority of your time soloing/lowmannin or want to be the type of player that spend the majority of their time soloing/lowmannin kited fights, then yes, these are more than worth the gil.
There are some fights where the gaiters aren't needed but make things easier, and there are fights where if you didn't have gaiters you'd surely not be able to do the fight, either way, you'll love them for the vast difference they make in your everyday gameplay.
As for me personally, I got most of my HQ gear on blm and sch before trying to buy heralds gaiters. If i had the choice, I would definitely get them again. However, if i had the choice and could choose when to get them, I wouldn't have waited till i had everything else for blm. I would only wait as long as it took me to get an HQ staff set of the ones that matter, and the rest of nq gear that would be substantial. After that I would sink the rest of my gil into getting heralds, then use the benefit heralds provided me to make money faster, and finish buying the rest of the blm gear I needed. My personal opinion and reasoning for this, is that with gaiters, i know i could make the money back much faster to get the rest of the blm gear and do it a lot easier. What would probably take me 3-4 months to accomplish, i prolly would have accomplished in 2-3 months if i had the gaiters to support the ways i made gil.
I hope you meet your goal of getting them, and I also hope that you get as much use of them as some of the rest of us do. They're quite an incredible toy. GL ^,^
Edited, Jun 1st 2009 5:17pm by xXxNaobixXx
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