You want personal opinion? Bwahaha
I started the game off as a monk/thf, it wasnt so good. I had to solo experience from 28-30 ;_;
I became a rng/thf, that was alot of fun, but by lvl 38 I disliked it due to farming and how my whole game became centered around gil.
So the journey continued...
I became a sam/thf, the proper use of skillchains and all thier dynamics was alot of fun. By this time I had decent gear (Ochiudo's Kote). But I am a mithra, and one thing I love about being a mithra is my accuracy. By level 42 two things had angered me: 1)Samurai accuracy is garbage at best (I had no Sniper's Rings ect.) 2)People always found new ways of ruining the joy I got out of building skillchains that would do optimum damage (not distortion in general). So I sold ALL of my Sam gear...
Frustration had set in.
I dabbled with blm and whm, both fun, but I knew niether was what Telly wanted to be.
So back to melee I turned, drg, drk, bst, even thf as main. I found no enjoyment in any but bst.
Then a memory returned...
In a half crazed moment I bought a pair of nuckles and a purple belt. I returned as I once was, a monk, with a new determination, to prove to everyone that a job that is looked down by most is one of the most versatile and damaging classes in the game. This time I was a mnk/war, and the mandragoras bowed to me.
Now I am level 62, and am still determined to prove to disbelievers the glory of monk. Some say monk is the easiest melee, niether taking nor casting we merely swing our fists. In reality a monk effortlessly floats into any situation that may appear. This takes both skill and preperation. I carry over 25 pieces of equipment into battle and constatly switch between them to keep performance at max, no matter what may be happening. My macro sets alone completely confuse my husband, who is a level 61 drk.
I can tank if need be. A quick provoke from me will insantly grab any mobs attention. I dont have great defence, but I will stand tall under attack.
As far as damage, I easily outdamage other melees my level, with the exception to a well equiped rng. Just becuase I dont hit for a single huge number doesnt mean I'm not killing something. I hit for 40-60 on Toramas and my it rate is far superior to even drgs.
I dont concider myself a great monk,I feel that all monks should be this way.
Well theres my opinion, hope everyone enoyed it as much as I enjoyed telling it ^^
"Thats the problem with being a hero, you always end up saving the day, like it was written that way."
Mnk75, Brd47 Sam42, Rng38, War37, Whm37, Thf34 Everything else between 5 and 20 ^^