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#977 Apr 19 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry, double post.

Edited, Apr 20th 2010 3:31pm by soopafeen
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#978 Apr 22 2010 at 6:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Been a while since i posted but ive done pretty well recently :) Bahamuts mask, Valor Cape and Ethereal earring Wooo!!

Been a good couple of weeks hehe
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#979 Apr 23 2010 at 4:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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#980 Apr 25 2010 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
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Fisban wrote:
Ares's Cuirass: O


Congrats! I just can't bring myself to upgrade for 13m with the thought of everything being thoroughly outmoded with these updates :/
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#981 Apr 26 2010 at 5:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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My LS pays for half of 1 item from salvage if you get each of the three items with a LS group. So I dished out 5.8m for it XD
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#982 Apr 29 2010 at 3:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fisban wrote:
My LS pays for half of 1 item from salvage if you get each of the three items with a LS group. So I dished out 5.8m for it XD


I want your salvage group <.<!

Was a couple weeks ago, but Algol get. I very rarely break out a GS on PLD, but it's fun to play around with in campaign, besieged etc. Capped skill, full heca etc can dish out some pretty impressive numbers with spinning slash. That being said: Is ground strike worth unlocking?
#983 May 02 2010 at 11:16 PM Rating: Good
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Homam Gambieras! And with that, 3/3 on the Homam I wanted. Not sure what to aim for on PLD now... perhaps a return to Campaign (for Nocturnus), which I haven't done since last June for IR Hauberk...


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#984 May 08 2010 at 11:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Atonement: O.
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#985 May 14 2010 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
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Homam Hands and Crimson Legs this week ^^
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#986 May 15 2010 at 1:49 AM Rating: Good
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Finally convinced my endgame shell to let me come PLD for a minor event (they usually have me come SAM, even though I prefer to be PLD), and they were generally impressed. Managed to convince them to let me come PLD to a more major event the next day.

Who knows, this may open the floodgates. All I really need is experience on the big stuff (and some Homam, probably) and I think I could be a valuable asset.
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#987 May 15 2010 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
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jAriusEightySix wrote:
Finally convinced my endgame shell to let me come PLD for a minor event (they usually have me come SAM, even though I prefer to be PLD), and they were generally impressed. Managed to convince them to let me come PLD to a more major event the next day.


Stick with it! You'll get them to come round eventually!

jAriusEightySix wrote:
Who knows, this may open the floodgates. All I really need is experience on the big stuff (and some Homam, probably) and I think I could be a valuable asset.


The experience is the most important part. Homam helps you perform better, but it doesn't make a bad PLD better. It's just like everything else in this game - skill and knowing what to do when and not panicking when things don't go as planned, circa Rog are the most important tools any one can have. Equipment just makes it easier.
#988 May 15 2010 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
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The shell is oversaturated with PLDs and I was late to the party, which is why I'm usually SAM. But hopefully this will at least get them to consider me for events that need multiple tanks. And maybe I can work my way up the ladder.

Edit: got asked to come PLD again tonight, for sky farming this time. Rocked some Aura Statues and a boob.

This is looking promising. :D

Edited, May 15th 2010 9:16pm by jAriusEightySix
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#989 Jun 01 2010 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
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Got Nocturnus Mail, such a crazy and fun fight. PLD is really great for it, you can hold SL almost solo for quite a long time to let people recover. Not sure what to work on next... taking a long break, at least 5 months, starting end of July. Need Algol for PLD/SAM but beyond that I'm not sure. But yeah... been using my Haubergeon since PLD 59 a long time ago, so I'm really excited :D. Kept it in Storage, way too much sentimental value to AH it~
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#990 Jun 01 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Good
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Finished all my merits for PLD. Only way to merit anything else on PLD is to merit things I'm not interested in (Club, stave, etc). Now to work on BLU merits.

Wow... after calculating how many merits I've spent... I've spent 207 merits on PLD. Sheesh. I'm glad a lot of that applies elsewhere, too!
#991 Jun 01 2010 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Dracoth wrote:
Finished all my merits for PLD. Only way to merit anything else on PLD is to merit things I'm not interested in (Club, stave, etc). Now to work on BLU merits.

Wow... after calculating how many merits I've spent... I've spent 207 merits on PLD. Sheesh. I'm glad a lot of that applies elsewhere, too!


Congrats! What did you end up putting them in? I know we threw out Guardian; I'm at Chiv 5/5 Fealty 2/5... I actually kind of love Fealty so I might max it, though I never merit anymore. All I have left for PLD is those last 3 Category 2 merits, and... STR ; ;.
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#992 Jun 01 2010 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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HP 4/MP 4 (Split mostly to aid BLU)
STR 5/5 (finished yesterday)
Sword 8/8
Shield 4/4
Polearm 8/8 (Not really for PLD, but SAM and DRG are on the way up)
Enhancing 3/3 (Puts me at another tier for Phalanx and helps with Stoneskin when /RDM)
Enmity 4/4
Critical Hit Rate 4/4
Shield Bash 5/5
Sentinel 5/5
Chivalry 5/5
Fealty 5/5

Decided against Guardian as the tests I've done show it doesn't decrease VE decay at all (compared against one PLD with 2 merits and another with 4 merits). Iron Will just doesn't cut it.

Edited, Jun 2nd 2010 5:23pm by Dracoth
#993 Jun 03 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
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Nocturnus Mail, 1/2. Now for the helm for /war situations.
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#994 Jun 04 2010 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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jAriusEightySix wrote:
Nocturnus Mail, 1/2. Now for the helm for /war situations.


There are almost none, besides Prudence, unless you want to tank sub-optimally. Helm is nice for Spinning Slash and PDT kiting though! Grats on Mail^^
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#995 Jun 04 2010 at 11:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Congrats everyone!

I finally got PLD AF2 feet, which have eluded me for years. (I was always losing a lot, or more commonly would leave a run early and they'd drop. That happened at least three times this year alone).

That's 6/6 PLD AF2, now for AF3?

Also got Koenig Feet from Odin, not sure if I posted that. gogo defensive Rampart macro!
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#996 Jun 21 2010 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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*ding* 76!!!!!!
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#997 Jun 23 2010 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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Homam Pants and AF+1 Feet :D
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#998 Jun 25 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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Raynael is officially retired. Thank you to everyone on this forum for maintaining this bastion of sanity in a world very hostile to the thinking man's PLD. Devoting my time in-game to PLD was a rewarding and fun experience, but it was also tough, since I always felt, and continue to feel, that the PLD idling in full AF2 with a Sattva Ring always got more respect out of the gate. Yeah, we could prove ourselves, and I think I did in my time... but I also spent way too much time in this game dealing with the illogical hostility marked by the "PLD should idle in VIT gear and never blink" crowd (I've always been one to try to talk it out instead of /blisting, which... yeah :/). It's a strange experience, and can be alienating.

On the other hand, this forum is a great example of people fighting the good fight. It doesn't always take a parse, and in fact, it usually doesn't (taking a Deadly Hold while wearing no armor, but with a shadow up, as opposed to taking one /WAR with full "tanking" (heavy quotes) gear, should be enough to convince anyone, although it's not, bizarrely). In the end, I was inspired to strike out my own path, and basically did it all on PLD. My parting message to up and coming PLDs is that almost anything can be done on this job. If need be, make your own parties, make your own statics, make your own linkshell if you have to, because at the end of the day, it's all a lot more fun when you don't have to compromise your playstyle to match the conformist norm in the areas in which it's senseless. Who knows how the game will change, but there will always be the naysayers who substitute narrow-minded haranguing for thoughtful criticisms. Do what you find fun to be sure, but be willing to deviate from the norm and see what your options are.

PLD is a great job, and I just hope that in updating it, SE goes with what makes sense as opposed to outmoded ideas of thinking about tanking. Best of luck to all of you in whatever you do, and keep up the good work :)
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#999 Jun 28 2010 at 9:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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#1000 Jun 29 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Grats to everyone. Soopa, it's a sad day to see you go. I just hope you didn't do what my brother did and toss everything. Six months later, and his THF still hasn't recovered...
#1001 Jun 30 2010 at 11:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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POST 1000! That is an accomplishment all in it's own.
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