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TPBurns existed and pld got shield mastery update
even more TPBurns existed and they got still, another update.
i dont see how tp burns would be the reason plds got shield mastery. plds got it to compete with nin tanks by taking less dmg and increasing their participation in skillchains (something nin could do which increased their usefulness) by boosting their tp gain while using a shield (also ending the the era of stave plds).
if SE wanted to end TP burns they'd nerf 1 handed weapons, stop pussing out to players that bitched about exp being slow and stop making "squishy" ToAU mobs, or nerf utsu, im not talking about shaving a shadow off of ni when subbed, im talking making utsu = blink
yes i know ToAU exp is faster, and yes id b happier with the slower exp. what use is getting exp if the players sk8ill doesn't grow with the character? im sure im not the only person whos noticed a distinct lack of skill in the post-ToAU release era. nowadays people obsess over 4 front line jobs a rdm/whm and a brd. healers r lazy and dont want to cure, DD all sub nin and cast utsu,engage and occasionally hit a WS macro, and if ur not war/nin mnk nin brd or rdm/whm, dont even put up ur flag, or lately, dont even try to start a pt or theyll look at ur job and either so no or pretend they're not there. and then the players with the -important- jobs get high and mighty. war./nin accepted invite, waited till i had 5/6 then said, "oh you're a drk, i'm sorry, i only pt with real DD" and disbanded. a brd left my pt after getting 9.2k in just under an hour saying the exp sucked. wtf... ill take the good old days of closing light in bibiki bay, moon, or sky, the times when "pt leader" meant more than "that guy that has to find a replacement for the Richardwad that just warped", the days when sams knew what WSs made what SCs...id take those good old days of slower exp that u actually worked together with a pt for over ToAU's fast, mindless, skilless, noob producing tp burns any day of the week.
and yes i know making utsu = blink would kill nin tanks and make /nin less useful. but i hate nin tanks and /nin (which i have never subbed and will never sub for drk) and i prefer plds to do the tanking, since they were designed for it and all.
also, the guy with the 39 drk that says 2handed weapons dont need a fix, wait till about 50-55 (subbed dual wield II, subbed DA, kick attacks, rampage, raging fists)and you'll see the difference when war/nins and mnks can h8it 2-4 times in 1 round for 80-100% of ur 1 swing dmg, and get this, with less
delay, then tell me the dmg doesnt need fixed
/endrant Edited, Dec 12th 2006 6:02am by Arucaurd