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#1 Oct 12 2004 at 9:14 AM Rating: Default
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I'v been a 49 DRK for some time and only need 3k till lvl 50, but when i keep my flag up nobody wants to invite me. I see all these people i used to pt with and there all lvl 56+ and im still a measly little 49 DRK. I dont know whats going on...I dont think I suck at DRK but its just hard for me now. I haven't even lvl DRK in 3 weeks now and people wont invite me. I'm thinking of taking RDM all the way now because getting invites will be faster. What is there for me to do? I wanted to fight the Shadow Lord with my LS but they said a 49 DRK is too low, but I cant help that...If anybody can think of a job that gets pt invites quickly plz let me know.
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#2 Oct 12 2004 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, from 48-51 invites are slow for everyone due to LB1. Everyone wants to get this out of the way, and it's just a complete pain in the ***. My WHM sat at level 50 for a week and a half due to this (I got LB1 done early, and all my friends still had to do it).

Another thing I'd like to say is: Don't do a job for the invites. Do it because you love it. It's like me with my WAR. I may sit in Qufim and the Dunes for 4 hours with my flag up, but I don't care. Getting in there and out DDing everyone else while still taking a beating excites me.
#3 Oct 12 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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even though i get invites rather quickly as a war/nin or nin/war i enjoy mnk much more. i'd play the job you like, regardless of the frequency of invites.

#4 Oct 12 2004 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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not just you, man. i'm a 41 rdm and since the split i spend a lot of time waiting around lfp
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#5 Oct 12 2004 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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I rated you down a little for caring more about getting to the uber-high 1337 levels than playing your job well. -_-

As Ordengate said, and its excellent advice, don't play a job for fast invites... play a job because you LIKE it. Its much more fun when you enjoy what you're doing and take pride in it... and it makes it even more fun for everyone else involved.

There are so many people who take jobs like White Mage or Red Mage just because they'll get quick invites... and sadly most of them couldn't care less about playing the job well and as it should be played.

Do yourself a favor, and the people you party with as well- choose a job that YOU like and YOU can take pride in because you enjoy it... it makes the game more fun, and makes things move faster when you make a concerted effort to be the best you possibly can. (^_^)b
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#6 Oct 12 2004 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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normal, esp for melee.
most of my friends are in or near their 70s, I have been playing longer and even got some of them their jobs.
Time of day also makes a huge difference in frequency of invites, I play very very late, it blows for invites.
Reputation also makes a monstrous difference, make yourself useful during that time, help some people, farm some gil/gear for yourself, do some quests for fame etc, kills time at the very least.
im also going to make a suggestion, ditch that scythe, that acc-5 is nightmarish for DRK who already have enought trouble with acc, damage does not matter if you never hit the target, you are diminishing the effectiveness of that life belt in a huge way.

SAM and DRK have one big problem in common, ACC.

Falcastra 47 Dmg: 66 Dly: 466 DEX: 4 AGI: -4

since you arent using a crossbow that agl minus will only hurt your evasion, the dex +4 on top of reclaiming the 5 acc you are losing on the current one will make hitting your targets significantly easier, lower dly as well.

just my 2 cents.




Edited, Tue Oct 12 15:50:04 2004 by Rushifell
#7 Oct 12 2004 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Welcome to the wonderful world of being anything but a BRD, RNG, BLM, WHM, RDM, PLD or NIN.

My advice to you would be to try and make friends with people on LB1 hunts, maybe help out other people with some Missios and try and get a static party going. If that sounds like too much work, then shift your focus instead of waiting for an invite, to making your own parties and trying to get them rolling.

If you can make nice with a couple of WHMs, RDMs, etc, you can hit them up when you guys wanna exp. They'll want to group with you because they know who you are and know you to be reliable, and vice versa.

Honestly, this stage of the game is based heavily on who you know and how you interact and behave with other people. Don't be scared to make friends with people, sure, there will be some rude people, or some people who don't want to reciprocate, but most people on this server are generally nice and helpful people, so...yeah.

Make groups, make friends and just make a name for yourself. That's how you avoid LFG for 6+ hours. ^^
#8 Oct 12 2004 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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what strikes me as funny is how people keep on saying whm and rdm have it easy for vites, but i'm a 41 rdm who has garnered very few invites of late. i don't know if it's my play time (about 830-9pm CST and on) or what, but lately, invites are garbage period. And my Level 43 BRD girlfriend has the same problem lately as well, and she plays prime hours.
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#9 Oct 12 2004 at 5:22 PM Rating: Default
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Make your own parties, don't be lazy. If I didn't start making my own parties, my DRK would still be hovering around level 55. You are not wanted as a DD, there are plenty of your kinds, so you have to take matters into your own hand.
#10 Oct 12 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I know, I love DRK and wont quit it for sure, but the thing is I can't get any higher in rank cause im to low of lvl. Most of this game is lvling so why u rate me down for something very stupid, just shows how people are. I try to play the game the way I want and people can't make that happen. It's just that no body invites me and I don't have much time to wait for Pt's. I was asking what other jobs I could lvl to get invites faster than a job that requires skill, and that I would realy help out in.
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#11 Oct 12 2004 at 6:32 PM Rating: Default
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depends, if you don't have atleast one sniper ring ya problaby sohuldn't get any invites, and if ya do then dunno ^_^
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#12 Oct 12 2004 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
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the dex +4 on top of reclaiming the 5 acc


or .. you could farm for two sniper rings, have life belt have bastok boots and have +23 acc. then barbarian scythe doesn't hurt you at all .. and then infact you are dealing so much more DMG than someone with facelstra is rediculous
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#13 Oct 13 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Welcome to the wonderful world of being anything but a BRD, RNG, BLM, WHM, RDM, PLD or NIN.


You forgot Warrior Ganty. =P

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If you can make nice with a couple of WHMs, RDMs, etc, you can hit them up when you guys wanna exp. They'll want to group with you because they know who you are and know you to be reliable, and vice versa.


Oh so very true. The only reason I EXP on WHM any more is because of this.

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i don't know if it's my play time (about 830-9pm CST and on) or what, but lately, invites are garbage period.


Try seeking at about 6:30 EST when everyone else gets on. I usually hold off til then and end up EXPing til about 12 in the same party. Of course, if you in a place like CN, Garlaige, or Kazham, you should expect to get horrible parties.
#14 Oct 13 2004 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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It's not just you - last night when I started seeking there were all of 4 people seeking in my level range. DRK/DRK/WHM (me)/THF.

There was discussion of forming a party for a while, I passed hoping to be a replacement member, then an hour later (with very few folks popping on and off in lfg - never enough for a whole party) agreed to do the "wait around for a party" with a friend since I'd been seeking so long anyway.

That went on for 40 minutes - so I'd spent nearly 2 hours LFG. In the end, even after asking LS/Flist and whatnot, it wasn't happening. It was a Tuesday, it was after 8 PM EST. It's a dry period for party invites most of the time.

It's not you, it happens to everyone.

On the other hand, there have been days that I've logged on and within 3 minutes I'm getting a /tell in my MogHouse asking if I'd like to join a party.

It's a feast or famine thing.

And while it's easy to get a party as a WHM if you're seeking when everyone else is, it's difficult when you're in the spot I was in (hardly anyone lfg). The problem with WHM is that you're hit with the inevitable, "but the XP is soooooo good, and we only need a few more fights...by the time a replacement got here, 1/2 of us would need to go anyway."

It happens a lot, I know I usually stay under those circumstances (even when it's an hour later and I've suddenly realized that "just 800 XP TNL" was really more like 4800 because of all the XP we've gotten in that time).

The one thing I will offer is that a lot of folks spend waaaay too much time talking about entire job classes being "worthless." Heck, with a little haste, your scythe delay is no longer a problem, and you're the king of SC.
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#15 Oct 13 2004 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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DRKs kings of SCs?

:loffles my waffles:
#16 Oct 13 2004 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Indeed, I would have to say SAM gets the throne for Skillchains and BLMs get to be the jester..or something.
#17 Oct 13 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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What I meant to say by "king" of SC is that a Dark with a well-levelled Scythe and Haste fits into a ton of Skillchains - for whatever reason, Scythe skills pop up over and over again.

And the skill can be at the beginning, middle or end of the SC.

Just something I've noticed over time...the big problem seems to be getting the DRK enough TP to actually USE it in a SC (which is where Haste comes in).

I apologize for offending any SAMs out there - especially since your 2 hour allows you to SC on yourself. I know it's only once ever two hours, but it's might **** cool when it happens.
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#18 Oct 14 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Ever try doing /sea all DRK {whatever lvl range}?

Everyone and their momma plays this job. It's a cool job i'll grant you but way too many people think the same thing.

Only thing i can suggest is to form a static, bub. Goodluck to you.
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#19 Oct 15 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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RNG-THF-SAM=SC Heaven IMO.

Related to this as a RNG i dont level as fast as some because i have to take lots of breaks to farm and fish to pay for RNG ammo and NIN Sheihi ect.

The upside is i get so many invites I have to /anon when farming. Not to mention I love playing my Job its way fun. Heck I have been leveling my NIN sub job to 25 this week and I discovered I enjoy the **** outta that job to!! *Does the Happy Taru dance
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#20 Oct 15 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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In my opinion, waiting around for a pt is pointless, 95% of the time i make my own parties, and even if i dont make my party, i never seem to have a problem getting an invite. Maybe some are just luckier than others? i dunno.
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#21 Oct 15 2004 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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In my opinion, waiting around for a pt is pointless, 95% of the time i make my own parties, and even if i dont make my party, i never seem to have a problem getting an invite. Maybe some are just luckier than others? i dunno.


You're right, waiting for a party is pointless after Kazham. That's why I go find something to do while LFP. Usually, that means farming and or PLing my friends. Sitting around and doing nothing just sucks. lol
#22 Oct 15 2004 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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This whole issue is the reason I started leveling my BST. My LS mates are starting to reach level 49 along with me, when that happens I'll try to keep an eye out for you and see about leveling together, and questing for the LB1 parts.
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#23 Oct 15 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
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DRKs kings of SCs?

:loffles my waffles:


why aren't SAMs getting pt's over DRKs then? especially after 60? ;)
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#24 Oct 15 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
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they are in many cases, they are, however, fewer 60+SAM than 60+DRK, not to mention the overrated SATA Guillotine.


Edited, Mon Oct 18 21:38:09 2004 by Rushifell
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