Ya know, I think what **** me off about 95% of the COR on our server and the game in general is everyones lack of understanding versatility and the fact that a support job makes your performance, subs, armor, etc subjective to those who surround you and the environment you find yourself in. And still, after years of visiting forums, all I see are closed minded posts of how someone's opinions of how the job should be played gets confused as some sort of unspoken degree of fact amoung the masses of idiots who dont seem to grasp the very idea of what it means to be a support job.
For instance, lets use this quote as an example:
A lot of this can be basically summed up in two truths:
1) Busting is okay, as long as you're busting for okay reasons.
2) Stop subbing /WHM!
I only had the time to read your blog portion about busting but that's about it so if I'm misinformed, I apologize. But yes, a controlled bust makes all the sense in the world to avoid a bad buff since especially since you have Fold, Random Deal, etc. However, your second truth is hardly a truth at all. And this is the type of misguided information that continuously breeds more closed mind and ultimately bad CORs. Unless your post was meant to be humorous and I just didnt pick up on it, then I apologize for singling you out.
When someone continuesly goes on and on about damage this, parse that, etc, while denouncing such options as /WHM shows just how counter productive that person is and how hypocritical they are to the vary basis of being a support job. And usually when you point this out to someone, you're greeted with the whole "I lvled this job to play cards and shoot things" to which that very person just solidified everything I've said.
I love our DD side, unfortunately, it's not something I get to do often because like I said, how you play is subjective to your PT and your environment (because you're support). And when I argued the benefits of /WHM in a merit PT, I was greeted with these responses:
Well Sinh if you want to be a BRD, why not be a BRD?
Personally the reason I levelled COR and not BRD was how the job was a DD/hybrid job. Not because it was a versatile job.
But I don't play COR because its versatile but because we get to shoot and play a gambling game at the same time. My playstyle and if it ever gets to the point I'm not welcome in parties I'd quit playing COR before resorting to playing /WHM.
You just continue to enjoy your /whm Sinh, and I'll continue to not enjoy it,
if I'm asked to sub whm I'll decline the pt then and there and go about my business so no one has anyreason to gripe about how they want me to play the job.
I leveled cor to buff and shoot, if its not endgame, no /whm.
Why don't I level rng? its not a pirate, I thought that was obvious to everyone.
I understand, there are other options for curing support but from where these quotes originate, the arguement was strictly
about /WHM and nothing else. And yet, these are the same players who frequent forums as if they're a shining example of a perfect COR and ones we should all model our ideals off of.
I find the CORs who impress me are the ones who can mold to their situation at hand and back up our uncanny ability to be versatile while having the necessary equipment. I dont mean "epeen" gear but none of this showing up /WHM in full Denali with your astounding 137mp pool crap. Being able to gear yourself properly for you respective subjobs, whether or not it's one the community will ever agree on is a good first impression to make to anyone who understands how a COR or support job in general is played.