Are you asking this because you are a lower level BRD? It's difficult at lower levels, but not impossible, nor does it require /NIN. I pulled in the dunes on BRD. I used Dia. Requiem gives a slight lag, and gets you smashed on the way back to camp. When you get the first Elegy, it becomes a bit easier to pull, but is still never fun until you get Stoneskin. [I don't really like /NIN, and have pulled as high as chain 148 as /WHM, in a 1 BRD merit pt -- someone had to pee at that point -_-;;]
BRD pulling may seem difficult at certain camps in Signet areas. A BRD does alot more than just sing songs at lower levels, they can be a very competent back up healer, debuffer, and as always, buff the melee. But when you hit the mid 50's, and ToAU camps become the more prevalent places that parties will require you to come to, a BRD's duties become basically MIN/MAD, Balladx2, and Elegy the next mob back to camp. At that point, we become the most efficient pullers, because we can do our 4 songs, and head out when the mob is 30-40% dead, and bring another by the time its 0-10% dead, and keep the exp flowing. Is this something that BRD does forever? No. Endgame is much the same as lower levels, you can be called upon for those -na spells, helpful cures and curagas, as well as great debuffs [if you have the skillset.] But in 52-75 exp range? BRD is puller and master of EXP flow.
That being said....
Personally I don't find a thf very useful inbetween sata's. I know my thf doesn't do much more damage than my bard (outside of sata) and they have a better survivability with evade (exp if they sub nin).
This is bullsh*t. I have both THF and BRD 75. THF is a great puller, and can keep high chains as a puller. But it requires them to leave early, before the mob is dead. That means they, 1.) lose tp for SA/TA/SATA, 2.) lose DoT damage on the mob, making for slower kills. If a BRD is in the party and won't pull becuase we have a THF, I boot the BRD.
If it's lower levels, suck it up, tough it out, or don't level sync anymore [since you said you were 60.] At higher levels, BRD is the ONLY puller, unless there isn't a BRD in the pt [or you die and get weakened, in which case the THF can keep pulling so that you maintain chain 100...]
edit: IDK some kind of formatting error.. Edited, Oct 11th 2008 12:00am by Palides Edited, Oct 11th 2008 12:04am by Palides