What does this have to do with manifestation? You want to invade forums with garbage from other forums, please, go post on 4chan. ~_~
Oh that's rich. I wasn't aware Ms. 10 posts here was the new forum mommy. It's not my fault these cry baby bitches follow me everywhere and stalk my posts. I was attempting to wipe these dingleberries away, but they're relentless. Anyways, you should shove a tampon up yourself, because I'm usually a pretty active tester of things in-game. If you came here for information, you'll get it. You'll just have to deal with the garbage, because apparently I'm a celebrity here. To be honest, I'd like to know what 4chan has to do with manifestation. It's quite random and retarded to assume we get your reference. Do you often find yourself in awkward situations, where you make jokes and no one laughs?
Hmm.. is it coincidence that people tend to go RDM > PUP > SCH? Why do we keep falling for the same trap over and over...
I already have tons of rare/ex gear for SCH. Every piece I own that's not RDM exclusive can be used for this job. That's pretty much my incentive. I wasn't going to level a third job, because of the gear hassle. I absolutely dread the 15 minutes I spend in my mog house, every time I change jobs. I'm also 5/5 on the Goliard set, which is wearable by RDM, PUP, and SCH. The move to scholar makes a lot of sense for me. Truth be told, I would be happy playing any and all of the jobs, but this one was the easiest transition. This game doesn't cater very well to variety. The grind is too long, and the gear swapping is too annoying.
As for RDM to PUP. Sometimes you just get sick of the band wagoning tools, leveling up your job so people will <3<3<3 them in meritpo/endgame. I'm talking about the sh*tty players, who have no clue how to play the job, and can barely write a macro. They level up 8 jobs and somehow manage to suck at ALL of them, and also want gear for all of them. It starts to piss you off after a few years. It's not always PUP, but you'll notice a lot of hardcore, dedicated, one-job players tend to take up a non-bandwagon job as their second to 75. It's just a lot less stressful if you don't have to compete with greedy asshats over every drop. Well.. at least until SE slaps your job on Usukane and Hades +1. Then the cruelty begins anew.
I guess the thing I hadn't considered was that the same selfish, loot whoring, elitists would be the ones flaming the sh*t out of my second job. At the time, I just thought it would be fun to level. Everyone seemed kinda excited to party with me at first. A month or so later, they wouldn't be caught dead in my party. Needless to say, I'm not real thrilled that scholar already has a negative stigma, not even a week after launch. It feels like no matter what I do in game, someone is up my ass on a power struggle.
The theme of superiority is even more prevalent outside of MMOs. In RPGs people use trainers to hack their characters with the best items and stats. A lot of people do this in single player games, without even attempting
to play legitimately. In FPS games, people use aim bots and wall hacks to nurture their disgusting need for dominance. As amusing as it is the first time, you'd think it would have gotten old after a decade or so. You seriously can't join a server for ANY game without someone saying "LOLZ LOOK IM CHEETING". These aren't really games anymore. They've evolved into something petty and pathetic. It seems I get enjoyment out of advancing my character, whereas the people next to me get enjoyment if their character is better than mine
. Unfortunately "better" does not mean a skilled player. It simply means a trophy case lined with items to feed ego gluttony. Achieve the goal, any way possible. Use hacks, use bots, buy gil, buy characters -- anything to look cooler. This is the primary source of ignorance. I'm sick of people taking items they don't need and I'm sick of people bashing things to make themselves feel better (or bashing their own things because they feel inferior). I played PUP in hopes to avoid conflict with sh*tty people, and ended up throwing myself into the fire. Edited, Dec 6th 2007 12:23pm by Nateypoo