That was was our reason for being in Tahrongi Canyon last night, and despite the fact that we attacked over 20 mobs, we still didn’t end up with it, but we had fun anyway, It’s a good job to duo or pt with other bluemages, and alot of fun with friends. lol..
Blue Mage can be really fun, and really frustrating at the same time. I do like though that it is really tied into the time and effort you put into it. You can’t just run out and buy the spells, and if you do it correctly, you go back and forth between exping and spell collecting, making for a nice change of pace… It seems to be one of the only jobs where if you want to be really good at it, it takes more than just having the gil to buy stuff, and trying to speed level, like so many do with thier jobs now. With Blu, if you level too quickly, it can actually make it more difficult to learn some of the lower level, yet useful spells. If you kill the mob too quick, or if you can’t hardly touch the mob because you are too high, then you aren’t feeding it tp so that it will do its move… and if it doesn’t do the move, you can’t learn it. It’s kind of hard to go backwards with this job. And.. metallicbody (stoneskin) at lvl 8!!! who can argue with that 🙂
It makes me kind of snicker at the people who rushed to get this new job to 75. The whole essence of the job is the spells, so what good are you if you are a level 75 blu with only a few spells? What is the hurry for people.. don’t you know that the fun is in the journey, not in the end?? Ya they have added stuff so that at 75 you can gain some more attributes.. but then what?
Just on to the next job? Relax a little enjoy life , and enjoy the game. I like to level just like everyone else, but I think I will actually be a little sad when my whm get’s to 75, because there will be less opportunity to learn the job & play the game, as I most likely won’t be an endgame gamer. My real life obligations will not allow for me to spend enough time to accomplish what the endgame stuff needs, so I will be on the outside looking in if I want to play whm by then. ;;
I talked to someone the other day who told me it took only one month from start of a job to 75 of that job. My jaw dropped. I honestly can say that I would most likely not be excited to have someone like that in my party. The speed leveling trend makes for really newbish 75’s who have an attitude that they have accomplished something great even though they just hurried thru the job, not bothering to understand it nor doing thier best at being a team member. And then because they have a “75” lvl job, that makes them “experts” on how everything, and everyone should play thier characters.
pet peeve #1 Speed leveling / completely powerleveled players who are hand held throughout the entire game.
pet peeve #2 People who invite people to parties, then whine at them about thier subjob choices, when they saw what they were before they even invited them. (sorry throw-back thought from the last party I had with my friend who was rdm/nin and was getting flack for it).
ok.. /rant off… sorry.
We’ll probably try again for healing breeze tonight, so hopefully I’ll have good news to post in the blog later. ^^