Thano needed Diabolos(summon) and Fenrir (evoker's ring) done for her 75smn (gogo smn burns!), and I kind of wanted to try and solo them as PUP and RDM.
For Diabolos, had a couple other end up coming to leech. We actually timed out at 1% on the first attempt, it took me forever to figure out how to best setup manuevers/nukes.
I did Activate>Deploy>Ice Manuever>Fire Manuever>Light Manuever>Deactivate and repeat.
What ended up happening was: Blizzard 4>regen>fire4>voke>flash(stopped regen)>blizzard4>repeat.
So for every 3 nukes, it would regen 10%; or in other words, between my 3 nukes I'd have to deal over 10% damage, which was easy.
I actually doubt this would be the best way for a PUP to solo, it's just the way I used from what I learned as I was doing the fight.
Fenrir I didn't end up getting to truly solo. Sho came BLM/NIN and helped nuke, and Thano came as WHM and tossed random Holy/Banish/cures. Even so, it was really easy, that I think I'd have no trouble soloing.
Bind was easy to land, and lasted well past the recast; same with gravity. Nukes went unresisted, and slow/paralyze both landed. I was easily able to cast shadows between it's melee attacks as well.
Its 2hour, the part I was most worried about, only did 200damage through stoneskin.
Did a bunch sky/sea this week!
Ix'DRK, after reraising like 10x, dropped a cape:
I lost lot, but didn't care that much. I actually think it's a better BLM/SCH/PUP item than RDM, since it's not like I get resisted with my current merits; and INT/MND are probably better for slow/para/bind anyway.
A messy faith dropped a torque!
Did a really strange Prudence with 9 people. Did the traditional have a THF pop and kite one away, while group holds other. Accidently popped whenlike 4 people were afk though, so I ended up dying like really fast. A minute later though, it ended up just like glitching, and standing in place, spamming Perfect Dodge over and over, while constantly looking in random directions.
Was a nice a breather, till the other Prudence depopped; then ours mouth went open and it returned to fighting. Couple of hate stealing nukes from BLMs and it was turning into a mess, so I grabbed it and kited it to Tavnazia.
It doesn't have movement speed so it was pretty easy...till it uses Perfect Dodge; then it warps and owns you.
Eventually after a few deaths from Perfect Dodge tele spam, Ketna/Marathon randomly brought it to this nifty/large tree, where it was easy to kite.
It stopped using PD there (weird?) and we were able to kill it easily! No torque, lame.
Also, we kept trying to pop Temperance and failing, so weird!
Sky was interesting. We did some daytime farming.
I solo'd SC as others farmed Diorite.
Yay Indra Katers!
Did 2 Byakko's, and 2 haidates! Passed the first one to Sengir, since he's been waiting forever.
Second one I lost lot to Mara! Sad, my super BRD campaign TP gear! At least I'm the last in LS that needs.
Did another TP burn Kirin, our like 4th now, but didn't go so well. When it popped, it pretty much immediately spammed Deadly Holdx3 and instantly one shotted our 3 warriors right off the bat.
It got a summon off, which was genbu! We managed to kite it as we slowly tried to get it down.
Didn't win though :( Actually got it to 1%, it just regen'd in this SS; so lame to wipe at 1%!
Continued our weekly limbus. Has been pretty much set that every Thursday I duo kings with Thano, with Omega on Sunday.
Still stupid heads keep dropping.
X's knife is super lame! Still not dropping, like 0/45 now!
Dynamis has been whatever. Tuesday's run was switched to Xarc, since all cities were taken. It was funny because Trina wanted Beauc really badly for her RDM body, and Xarc beat Beauc by 1 vote, which if I had voted, would've at least tied it. Trina exploding:!
Was actually a really bad run; we ended up timing out before killing all the demon NMs.
Bastok was Sat, and I got super lucky! Won 2 wootz, and 13 bynes auto'd to me!
I've finally started to play with spellcast and made XMLs for SCH, BRD, and SMN. For SCH it's a HUGE help, since it pretty much allows more options to maximize your gear based on arts/spells available. It also cut down on macro space as well, and auto blinks JAs out (stupid book animation is SO annoying, I want to delete it).
BRD has been kind of nice. The changing of targets from
SMN is cool! When I want to use Elemental Siphon, it automatically summons, based on day/weather the best spirit for use. So like, if I tried to summon Wind elemental on firesday, it would ignore me and summon fire elemental! Kind of nice so I don't have to worry about it. I also like that it equips AF2 head/body based on day/weather automatically too.
Not sure if I'm going to use it for my other jobs just yet. I don't think BLM gains much from it, except for Pendant/weather/day. I don't really want it auto equiiping pendant for me, since I don't really use it everytime I'm below 50% MP, and prefer to pick when I want to cast with it. Day/weather stuff sounds nice though, but then I have to stop being lazy and bring stuff like demon +1 and yigit feet back, since they outdo full morrigan's during proper days.
I like how my RDM macros are setup and kind of don't want to change anything, so don't think I'm touching that. COR it doesn't seem to have any advantage; don't think I want it to automatically double up for me... BLU is whatever. PUP can maybe see some use?
Looking forward to the July update. Northlands access, new missions, and finally campaign bodies! I've startrd to spam campaign again to get my AN up in case the bodies end up costing some ridiculous amount. I already have to pay extra since I probably won't change back to Windy. I'm hoping for a good SCH nuking piece at least!
I'm really excited for new areas (exploring=best part!) even if it's a death trap. WoTG storyline is really good too so excited for that!
Only thing I'm not excited for is that so many people aren't caught up on missions. Like, I think just myself/Thano/Shosei are 100% complete, including doing all 3 nations; Arc has at least 2 nations done, and almost hhis 3rd done, then everyone else is like on.. Cait Sith (aka mission 3, or the mission that gets you access to the past...) It's really annoying since there's a good chance some mission completion will be required to access Northlands (if not all up to the current point), mission progress for any event, and of course the end WoTG reward. I don't know why nobody wants to do them till after SE releases the areas/rewards. I'd rather jump right into the new content immediately, not be stuck doing old content missions we should've done forever ago (and we know how much time SE gives us between updates..) People also complain all the time that endgame/exp all the time is boring..but then they don't do the missions/quests when they're added, so annoying!
Just going to be really annoyed when the update rolls around and 3/4 of the linkshell isn't even close to being caught up.
For the update itself, I'm really hoping for a new avatar! And hopefully Moogle expansion will be way better than ACP.
Some whitegate shout/ninja lot haidate drama! Fun times!
Ending with this random person Alynna telling me (seriously who are you?!) I couldn't tell if she was just someone I know mule (looking at Clownfyre! she was level5 too, perfect for people who had to level mules last year for bonanza) or actually a new player.
When she asked about the level 1, I freaked out for a second because I thought she was using ffxiah and talking about Kantor, Thano's bazaar mule. She ended up talking about Hoffman, Rikimaru's bonecraft mule who was in Windy.