It is a little more understanding for people below level 50 to do /BRD (even it is very very hard to argue that being /BRD is something of game design intent, and SE said they know about this). Below level 50 simply cannot contribute much apart of curing people.
I have more concern with thing like some level 60-70 job subbing BRD. You gain more exp for actually fighting, and for people who mix fighting or self buffing, that can sub a job like WHM or DNC or RDM so NIN so they can avoid taking damage or curing themselves (and Reraise for yourself if you are /WHM). So everyone is subbing sub optimal sub jobs, and had to rely on others if they die or take damage to satisfying their me-me-me greed. That is what I have the MOST problem with. It is nothing more lame to see a BLM74/BRD5 and walk around throwing random nukes and buff themselves with everyone dead on the ground. Of course, we do not deserve to be winning in Campaign if that is what people like to do.
About mobs too hard in Campaign, I do not know what you are doing, but I can even hit the regular grunts with a staff as SMN60. The grunts do not hit especially hard either (40-60 damage per hit damage is small for DDs and mages that are not geared for damage mitigation). Bosses do hit hard, I do acknowledge that. But a regular Campaign grunt is easily tankable by a 60-70 PLD or NIN if they know what they are doing. Yet I see NINs and DDs out there wear full time attacking gear and do not know how to control/avoid the damage taken by themselves. Scorpion Harness is not dead folks.
Anyway, we are losing in Campaign is a little more than people doing /BRD. It also includes mages rather melee when there are like 10 bodies around, people that can tank and do not tank, hide in a corner and ninja solo. And I also feel people underestimated the role of Ops in winning. The critical Ops include supplying resources and intercepting opponent transporters. Yet I feel everyone just want to repair the fortifications (with no outside areas, we do not get to do the suspicions object one :P)
Edited, Aug 13th 2008 1:42pm by scchan
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