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#1 Aug 12 2004 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Lets get some life going on this message board. Throw some topics out there or problems to discuss. I will try and get us rolling by posing this question:

What has been your favorite job to level so far in the game?

My answer is BlackMage, I have leveled it to 49 so far and love it. The only thing that gets to me is spell expense, which you consume so it is gone forever, but I know all jobs have their expenses.

Lets get this rolling.....
#2 Aug 12 2004 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I would have to say out the jobs I have tried, I love Black Mage the best.

To Booneville: Your gonna love once you hit 50 and get to see your first Freeze Magic Burst hit for over 1100 damage. I was giddy for hours, knowing that with the right Skill Chain I could end the fight with the Mob at half life. I can't wait for level 60 so I can do my first Flare Magic Burst.

And don't worry about the spell costs, aside from the Anicent Magics, the spell costs take a nose dive after 51+. Did you already save up to buy your Ice and Dark staff? If not your going to want to, I saved to get them both and love them to death.
#3 Aug 12 2004 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah gil is not an issue, I have successfully completed several BCNM's, which by the way is a future topic, why do Black Mages get no respect for BCNMs? I have taken a break from leveling blackmage and am working on several other jobs. But question about Freeze, what if it doesn't finish the mob off, is the hate gonna take you down?
#4 Aug 12 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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I hope i have answers to both of your questions. There was a thread in the BLM forum about BCNM 60 Horlais Peak is where they shine. Sleepga II apparently is very necessary during that fight.

Now for you question on freeze. There have been times where freeze did not kill the mob and it ran for the blm, and there have been times that it hasnt gone for the blm if it didnt kill the mob. Obviously you dont want to start the freeze burst right away, I think we started ours at when the mob had between 1/2 and 2/3 its life left. If for some reason it runs for you and you have a Paladin tanking, Cover is your best friend ^^. I had to use cover only once last night on the blm. Usually a Provoke and a Flash will get it right back to me if Cover was somehow not ready. But by that time the mob is almost dead anyway so a few more hits from the melee would take it down. The blm we had last night was Hume, so if your taru then I could see how a critical or two could put an end to you :/

Edited, Thu Aug 12 12:28:02 2004 by Mmorph

Edited, Thu Aug 12 12:29:05 2004 by Mmorph
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#5 Aug 13 2004 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
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sup boone ;D
#6 Aug 13 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
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RNG. ^^ Although I'm a THF main and I love my main to death (if anything is getting to 75, it is ^^), RNG is just so completely wild and fun that it's addicting. I figure it's close to what BLMs feel like--holding this unholy power to annihilate a mob. XD I love that I can control so much of the damage output in a party--when stuff is moving too slow, I can just say to myself "***** it, this mob dies NOW" and unload. I bet it'll get more fun at 30 and up, when I can party with THFs and have more freedom to unleash my damage...not to mention make a kickass Distortion SC with 'em. ^^

Close second is, surprise, NIN...although it's a much different kind of fun that's less about going crazy and hoping you survive and more about micro-managing a character. Blinktanking is complex and fascinating. You look away for a second and you've screwed up the fight, and the XP chain. I love that it consumes your focus and intellect so much, so that you're always on your toes and ready to react to whatever happens. Like my LS friend Rhia says, it's a job for **** perfectionists, and we are and we love it. :P
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#7 Aug 13 2004 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Aloha! my first post ... I'm so glad there's finally a server forum.

My char is Miasz, a Mithra, and I'm a guy irl.

Despite what my profile says, I'm playing dark knight now, and it's by far my favorite. It's why I got into the game. And I didn't do it for the AF gear (though it's awesome) or the "massive" damage (I've read enough to know it's not the No. 1 choice for damage).

I did it for the chance to steal hp, mp and stats from mobs and still be expected to sit in battle and whack at them. I was in Qufim last night playing with Aspir for the first time, and i never needed to rest despite using mp every battle. Awesome. Such a fun, fun class. I can't wait until I get to use the Abs spells. I'm lvl 21 and have half the gil saved for Abs-Dex, and I've bought the rest of the spells.

Good luck everyone! It's great to see a Seraph forum up here!


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Hey its Megabyte^^ If you don't know me... check me out anytime you wish... anywayz...

DRK for life^^ If there is anyone out there that needs some help... send me a /tell^^

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#9 Aug 13 2004 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
I'm going to go ahead and say that SMN has been my favorite job to level up, especially from Levels 1-10. Those just flew by.

In parties, it's a different story. I worked the Shakhrami Maze from 10-13, and I kept getting invited to mage-only parties that would cast Carbuncle and run behind a corner. I obeyed, obviously, because Summoners have less than, like, 25 HP... Smiley: rolleyes

And, of course, there's the Dunes, which I don't think is pleasant for anyone. I didn't have the "Would you be our main healer?" problem until last night, and in that case, everyone asked me to be the main healer.

People, go read the SMN forum if you don't believe me. We can't be main healers. We don't have Cure II, and if one of you gets nuked, you're dead.

Now, as far as the worst job to level, I'd have to say it's a tie between WHM and THF. THF was good for me until about Lv5, when things just stopped dying fast enough. And I don't think I ever enjoyed WHM. I felt like a sitting duck with whatever I was fighting.
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#10 Aug 13 2004 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
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Ah Villainelle...I thought your name looked familiar last night. hehe

For me its PLD. I love everything about it. All other jobs are a bore to me in comparison.

#11 Aug 13 2004 at 9:09 AM Rating: Default
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Great to see some responses roll in, lets keep this forum alive for seraph. And Souleye, sup my friend, I'm ready for some more BCNM runs, lets make some gil! Anyone else in need of a BlackMage or Whtm for BCNM let me know, I will come prepared.

Love reading about your favorite jobs, lets hear more.
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#12 Aug 16 2004 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I've enjoyed Warrior since day one and plan on taking it all the way up. Also raising BLM for warp right now and its pretty fun to nuke too. :)
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#13 Aug 17 2004 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
My Main Job is DRK and its probably my favorite job to play since it has such versitality and reminds me so much of my ShadowKnight back on EQ
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#14 Aug 17 2004 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey Booneville, since you wanted to "breath life" into the forum, can I ask you a question about BCNMs?

For the BCNM 40s, would a 40 DRG/20 DRK be a viable combination? The idea is that you have two different sources of Stun for use on the boss: One TP-based (from Leg Sweep) and one timer-based (from Weapon Bash). Is this doable, or are people simply not going to let me into their BCNM parties?
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#15 Aug 17 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
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>>>>>>For the BCNM 40s, would a 40 DRG/20 DRK be a viable combination? The idea is that you have two different sources of Stun for use on the boss: One TP-based (from Leg Sweep) and one timer-based (from Weapon Bash). Is this doable, or are people simply not going to let me into their BCNM parties?>>>>>>>>>>
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In my experience, which by no means is vast, I have never seen this tried. Mostly from what I have seen Drag/War is the common combination, and I guess Thf also for sneak attack. Whichever job deals the most damage and aides the party is what really matters most, but does adding a Dark sub really help that much? As far as two sources of "Stun" if there is already a Dark in the party is that even neccessary? But yet again, I have limited experience in the BCNM and the party setups we have had is not your "typical" BCNM party so I am not one to ask on what is acceptable and not :P

Our party setup was as follows on my last run, which was a 5/5 night.
Bard/Whtm
Dark/War
Dragoon/War (could have been Thf sub, not sure)
Whtm/Blm
Blm/Whtm
Blm/Whtm

I was the nuking, yag drinking, resting mp to nuke again blm, the other Blm healed the bard at all times. The Whtm kept the dark and dragoon healed up and of course "Paralyna". Dark was the semi tank (IE voked and WS to pull off of Bard) and the Dragoon pitched in Damage.
This setup worked really well for us, but alot of people are bias against BLM's in BCNM, but if a BLM can do his job well he more than makes up for his rest time, and using Yag Drinks helps immesensly. Besides once the Black Mandy is down its all good from there. Now our group by no means was setting any records, but we got the job done and that is the main thing to me.
#16 Aug 17 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I love PLD, every battle is constant excitement...that never changes.

But the most fun I had was as a NIN. Unfortuantely the expense of NIN keeps me leveling it slowly, and so far I have only taken it to 18 for a sub sub on WAR. (WAR/NIN dual weilding axes and tanking is quite fun too).

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#17 Aug 17 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
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Sup Boone? Good to see someone I know on here. RNG is by far, my favorite job, hands down. Like Villianelle said, it's great to know that you have such great power. I soloed an IT worm the other day, for the first time, just because I could.
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#18 Aug 18 2004 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey Geno,
X2 and I are on here too!
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#19 Aug 18 2004 at 8:33 PM Rating: Default
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Hey Kala. Cool, I'm glad more people are getting on these forums.
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#20 Aug 19 2004 at 5:22 AM Rating: Default
My favorite job is ranger. NO matter how much fun I am having leveling another job, I love to get back to ranger. And ... if that other job can equip any kind of ranged at all, I have it and I'm using it ^^

I really like sam but when i was lvling it, it was a low-lvl ls static and they had me sub war for backup provoke. Good idea .. but now im thinking I will take sam out again and sub rng to it ^^

Also, the poster who said "surprisingly, his other fav is nin" I am not surprised. That is my second favorite job too. Every time I take out nin I am tempted to make it my main for while. THe only thing that stops me is that parties dont always know the best way to work with a nin and I am not good at explaining and I hate to have to try. So it is a factor. But yeah, I love nin.

I love that whole tanking thing, I want to bring my pally up higher one day too.

I finally tried a couple mage jobs.. its pretty cool al right. But the best time I loved whm was when we had lots of mana in the party and no one cared if I worked on other magic skills besides healing. I like using the whole job. If I got the skill listed, I want to cap it ^^

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#21 Aug 19 2004 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I used to be a big advocate of Dark Knight. I thought it was the greatest job, combining power and party magic into one character.

Although DRK is still my main character class, I'd have to say my favorite job to level so far has been PLD.

I really think it was the job I was meant to do. I found myself missing being the "tank-type" or "hero" of the party from back when I was WAR/MNK in the early days and PLD really brought that feeling back.

Besides, there's just an innate pleasure in being able to take such insane amounts of punishment and have each hit take off..probably 1/2 what it would on another class.

Additionally, there is a certain excitement in being able to go Invincible at the touch of a button. ^_^
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