Introduction: First of all I am an up & coming DRK. I have lvls DRK 28, WAR 32, NIN 37, Working on THF, and DRM16 (Used when I have to solo). I know these aren't high numbers at all but I have been in the game for about a month so bear with me. I am reading all the entries about becoming a good party member and as stated "Above Average DRK". I have heard more than once FTW (For The Win)and I am trying to fit that area. So all u DRKs don't chew me up too bad. I want to push DRK to the limit. Money is a concern but with 6 mules all Gardening with max # of pots (Picked Gardening because I don't have to keep them on line to produce product) and in addition 1 mule also performs crafting in smithing, Gold smithing, food, and woodworking. I am using mules to as producers so I can leave my Galka in the field to do what I want to do and that is LVLing. After reading I should have maybe gone Elvaan but went this way I will press on with Galka.
Your article seems to cover better than most. I need someone that is exp. Don't have time to waste going different directions. YES, I read ur articles on all the aspects of DRK but there are others articles that seem to go other directions. Please have some patience with me this once. Love the game and character roles. So here I go with the questions. I know this has been discussed before but hang in there an answer these few concerns. I have read in various threads suggestions on armor, weapons, food.
1.Why would I buy armor that takes away DEF and adds one of the other areas (exception acc)?
2. Sence the Scythe seems slow what is the balance between slow and increased DMG? (Scythe is being capped everytime I increase a lvl. Working on G. Sword, and G. Axe.)
3. There seems to a great controvesy on Meat vs Sushi But what about sweets that increase MP?
4. The hardest questions which is Weapon vs Food: What do u higher lvl DRKs use to balance food & Weapon. Is it some basic equation that numerically is used to do the figuring or what?
Yes, I have fun big time with the game but it is more fun to use the right gear vs getting frustrated with wrong gear, not being an asset in a prty, or just wandering around sending money and being less than u could be. I also want to be an asset to the DRK group not just a gamer! :) Sorry this is so long to read but if any DRK sees the name "Meditor" on the Odin server I at least want them to know I am trying damn hard to be a good one even if I ***** up sometimes. Suggestions are always a help, even in the field. Thanks for the article. For people like me, we are trying!