It’s been a while since I posted here, hasn’t it? In the time since then, Paladin is now on the home stretch to 75, having hit 72 last night. Joyeuse makes a huge difference in exp parties. I’ve also decided to make proper gear-swap macros for the job too, so I blink on most actions now. Hope the healers don’t hate me! I need to try out PLD/DNC in Campaign with my haste gear now, hehe.
I’ve also been leveling Bard in a set party with some friends. Basic setup is 2 Bards (I’m the puller as BRD/NIN), a Ninja “tank,” Samurai DD, and Scholar healer, and we pick up a second DD. I say “tank” because I pull like it’s a merit party and the Samurai has excellent gear, so the Ninja has trouble tanking. It’s worked quite well, but we’ve hit a plateau at 60 as the others in the set need to make money for vital gears and they want to work on Promathia missions so they can sell 40 and 50 gear. It’s not a big deal for me to help with that as the missions aren’t terribly difficult, especially since I mostly remember them all.
A while back, I killed a few Genbus with linkshell friends and he dropped Martial Hands, and as Paladin was in the 40s at the time, I decided to lot the abjuration. Well, last night I decided it was time to get me some Koenig Handschuhs, even though they really only see their place in a Rampart macro or for Sambas with /DNC these days. Can’t wait to be able to equip what was once “the” hand piece for endgame Paladins.
Dynamis is going great! I joined up with Calm at the start of October, and since have felled Dynamis Lord twice, full-cleared San d’Oria, Bastok, and Windurst, easily cleared Valkurm, Buburimu, and Qufim, and died many times having a ball in Tavnazia. Tonight is Jeuno, so we will see if we can full-clear that! Most exciting for me is the ability to actually go for AF again. I’ve been sitting 4/5 on Red Mage AF for quite some time, and with Paladin approaching those levels, things will become interesting! I am going to try to hit 75 by Sunday so I can go for Valor Surcoat in Xarcabard, and if things go right, I should be able to. I’ve been managing a level an exp session (or at least very close to it), so with Thursday night, Friday all-night, and Saturday morning/evening free, I should be able to!
Needless to say, moving to Phoenix has been awesome for me. I’m no longer tied down by old ties to Ragnarok’s endgame drama, nor am I tied to wandering Seraph wondering just what I want to do.