thinking of making BRD my first 75 job. Is this a good idea?
There are many advantages to making BRD be your first job to 75.
- it isn't very expensive. Get all +1 instruments and all songs, and I'd suggest at level 51 investing in Apollo's and Terra's Staves - but as far as other weapons and armor. . . you can skimp on those and no one will complain.
- you'll get really fast invites. Not much sitting around LFG when you're a BRD. Level WHM and NIN for subjobs and you're good to go. (These also are party-friendly jobs, not too hard getting invites as WHM and NIN.)
At some level, in order to play BRD optimally, it is helpful to have a sense of the mechanics of the other jobs (which jobs really need ballad, which really need march [haste], which benefit from agility songs, etc.). But in most cases, you'll be serving parties a fixed menu of songs and pulling mobs like a mad man.
once you level BRD to 75 you are basically stuck to this job
Only if you can't say "no". Who can blame them for wanting a BRD, but it really is up to you. Edited, May 22nd 2010 2:01am by IronSidesOMO