I did my first bard pulling in Abyssea (I previously managed to finagle my way into lazybard for the BLM party for 75-80.)
I've pulled Abyssea on THF before, but I found myself quickly overwhelmed on bard, to the point where the alliance caved in and found a second puller to assist me. The Main Assist also just started voking mobs that were close by, and not necessarily the one I slept, so they'd wake up and start beating on me. (It didn't help that they failed to tell me I was gonna be pulling, and I was subbing WHM.)
We were on lizards, and they are non-linky, which meant we had to manually group them together for the SMN to Odin.
I'm using a Lamiabane as my RA to pull, but I felt it was too slow. I literally could not keep up. By the time I pulled one lizard and sang a song, that lizard was dead and they were waiting on another one.
I'm not sure a bard is really a good puller in Abyssea. On the pink birds, where pacing was important and a really good party still took 30 seconds to kill something, we had enough time to sing a song before we had to run off and find another victim. In Abyssea, where the alliance exp is much more fast paced, it feels like a waste to have a single bard puller who doesn't even have time to sing songs...
Am I just being a lolprincessbard here, or has anyone else experienced difficulties in pulling and buffing solo in Abyssea?
Edited, Sep 21st 2010 7:30pm by catwho