Thursday, August 27, 2009

Morning in Vana'diel: Chop, Chop, Stab, Stab.

Morning in Vana'diel is your daily dose of FFXI and all things Vana'diel. Give us your thoughts on the interesting topics of the day! Is everyone dead?

Yes, it has been a little slow here as of late. It's the time of year when work picks up for me, but that doesn't mean that I don't have things to post, just not the time to do it as much as I would like. Enough of my personal failings, lets get on with the show.

I have noticed a trend in gear for my most beloved set of jobs: nothing is changing. Honestly, there may be an item here or there than steps up to take a slot or two from a previous King, but in the end there hasn't been a major shake up in gearing since the introduction of Salvage. There may be variations in play style for some jobs, but in the end those variations have been the same for a year or more. Samurai either use full Usukane or a mix and match set. Dragoon and Dark Knight may pick different body pieces but the best gear for the rest of the slots is pretty much the same. Warrior... well they haven't changed since Zilart really. LOL

Our mage friends have seen a lot of differences and there is a lot of variation based on what they are fighting and what they are doing. There best in slot gear varies from job to job and from event to event. Their best gear includes stuff from the most recent update all the way back to Zilart. This is probably because they have to do far more different things that a melee does. But I ask you, melee brethren, is it our fault that we are just so good at the chopping and the stabbing?

So, even though melee have done nothing wrong their gear still looks like it is circa 2004 a lot of the time. Then again, those poor mages have been using those elemental staffs since the beginning of time. Now that is something to complain about.


Blake said...

I think they count on you melee just wanting to chop and stab and not thinking too much about it...leave the thinking to us tanks and mages!


iceblazek said...

Ill be dealing with a funeral for the next couple of days. Ill be back Saturday at the earliest.