last i checkd the people i party with dont send me money orders to pay for ff11. i make it clear i dont pull and people still give me grief over it.
Last I checked, people can (practically) say whatever they want. -- You are welcome to play with your thumb up your ass and spend $15 USD a month doing so - that doesn't mean I can't tell you how disgusting it is. Not to mention, not too many people are going to want to shake your hand after your name starts becoming well known.
So...I think you need to get your thumb out of your ass.
...do complex song mixes...
Singing songs is not complex. You push a button and people magically hit harder or faster. Its the reason why every major end game linkshell has a naked BRD being dualboxed. If you think singing songs is complex, you need to play another game.
i do all but 1 thing as a brd.
Then your a horrible BRD. A good BRD can pull, debuff, buff, heal, pay taxes, melee, tank, and kite all at the same time. Usually though, pulling and paying taxes are the big ones tho - Your not a real BRD unless you can do those.
why is me not pulling on brd an issue.
In all seriousness and jokes aside - Its because in an exp party, having a steady flow of monsters is the most important thing. It is more important to have the next mob ready than it is to heal, or debuff, finale, or buff
If you merit long enough, you will find that some parties eat though mobs (birds) so fast, it will be difficult to keep buffs up and pull. If you have to choose between the two, pulling should always be the first option. Trust me when I say, melee will complain less about having buffs than they will about not having a mob to hit.
Don't feel bad about the order of things in exp parties. Everything is played different in merits than in end-game - This goes for every job. Don't think your the only one making sacrifices - Most melee don't want to /NIN and most RDM don't want to /WHM - but they do. It's actually more insulting to them when they take the extra mile to setup for a good merit party only to have it ruined by a BRD who doesn't want to pull. So don't feel all butt hurt over it, as they are probably more upset than you are about it. Edited, Jun 19th 2009 10:44am by Asmoranomar