First off, I have a tendency for being long winded… even in an e-mail message format. So I want to thank all of you for at least reading this message, let alone offering words of advice.
Anyway, I finally reached lvl 70 PLD this past weekend. I had a heck of a time with the Maat fight (1/3), but it was all worth it. Throughout my whole FFXI career (yes, even back when the Beta was started) I enjoyed playing FFXI and was thoroughly impressed with playing as a PLD. Through many years of off and on playing, as well as being a family man with a wife that loves to switch jobs once a week… it has taken me several years to get this far. This was a great accomplishment for me, as well as a job that I have grown to thoroughly enjoy.
However, fast forward to current date and time and all I read about is how PLD isn’t worth using in Abyssea (which is the place to be now that the new expansions are out). There are other jobs out there that are more worthwhile in the DD department than a PLD is. So, my big thing is what do I do with this job that I have gotten attached to now? I want to get involved with ABY, but I don’t want to solo everything. I don’t have any of the ‘recommended’ subjobs leveled high enough to use as a /whatever. I am stuck on the turtle tank method and it seems that its purpose has been removed from the game. Where do I go now with this job in order to continue to gain use from it with parties and other end game moments? I haven’t even had the chance to finish CoP, I’m still stuck on 1-2.
My biggest question really, for those of you that have made it this far in my soapbox moment… what do I do? From reading most of the more recent posts it seems that I am wasting most of my time with continuing to level my PLD since there are other jobs that I need to do in order to get caught up on subs. Plus I need to get a heck of a lot of new equipment so that I’m not fully gimped and slowing the party down, but does a party really want us anymore and to what extent…
I’ve tried to read up on the Abys information but seem lost when people start to talk about the Atma’s and obtaining the correct WS colors for various items to drop.
Currently I feel that I have hit a brick wall like I did with my lvl 61 BST a few years ago… and it has sat idle for about 3 years now…
Anyway, thanks again for reading and your thoughts.
Frostbitten - Cerberus