First off, let me extend my appreciation to all of you that post on these boards. 3+ years of EQ boards made me hesitant at reading boards, lots of flamers and negative people in EQ (IMO) But here in FFXI, overall you all have some really GREAT advice, tips and suggestions on characters, levelling, gil, jobs, etc. So thank you.
Now, I am by nature a solo player, grouping not too frequently. or just hooking up with a few RL friends. My first love is the Ranger. So I have a lvl 12.5 theif now and will be going Ranger when I get to the apprioate level and keeping him as my main. Gil finder and TH is going to be great to offset my arrow cost, as well as my angler expertise...already a 12 in fishing (toots own horn for sitting around for 36 hours! lol)
I guess my question is this: Is the Ranger in FFXI able to solo effectively later on at higher levels? I did alot of Bow Kiting in EQ and found it a very good way to Solo till i could hack the mob to peices. I haven't seen anything that states ranger have a "snare" type of ability or spell. If not then Bow Kiting is out.
That leads to a second question off the hip...if the Ranger cannot solo effectively, what job or combo can? I do not mind the downtime of healing that much...(wife and 2 year old afterall need some attention! =) so WHM is not somehting I am looking into. Casting spells is not my fortay (sp?) I'll leave that to you real healers out ehre =)
Well, that has to be the longest post I have ever done. Sorry for the eye strain and carpal tunnel. Thank you all again for bringing back my confidence in the message boards.
If you see a Hume Ranger running from a mob, wave and say hello!!
12 THF/3 WAR - (ranger in training)