My Annoyances and Impressions
I am an old man; My reflexes and reaction times are not what they used to be. I am easily overwhelmed in the game if there is too much going on at one time.
So when it comes to Jobs/Classes like Tanking or Healing you can understand where my utter hatred of them comes from. Both of these give me anxiety attacks like you wouldn't believe. But I can't just ignore them because A. my OCD won't allow me to. and B. I want to see the storylines for them.
Thus far I have managed doing it the hard way. However from time to time especially with my White Mage I end up needing to que for daily dungion for some levels.... there in my problem lies.
Every single time I try healing, I forewarn people that I am a bad healer, and about 50% of the time I end up getting lectured by young people who 'main healers!' what I need to do. ....and I know they mean well. But it really doesn't help....like...at all.
So many things going on at one time I struggle to keep focused on keeping people alive without running out of mana, terrified I will get everyone killed. So much going on at one time I can't keep up. My hands hurting because of arthritis in all my joints and no one wanting to slow down even for a second. I can't type replies because they won't stop and they bombard me with what I am doing 'wrong'
They give me long lectures about how I need to 'DPS as well as Heal' ...sorry not ever going to happen with me, it's already too much to keep up with adding more is not going to work.
They say 'maybe healing isn't for me' - Obviously; I hate healing and tanking, I also hate dungeons and running in groups like that. However the game doesn't really give you a choice if you want to level up all the Jobs/Classes for the story.
I Wish they would remove 'Allowances' from the game entirely so I could just level them up just by doing leve's and side step the dungeons.
With my tanks I have been using 'Fates' to level. But the White Mage has a disadvantage with fates, dps is not something they do well.
Forgive an old timer his griping, almost have my White Mage to level 45 now as I type this. I am not looking forward to unlocking the other healer class either.... the Astro...thingy..... they one with the cards. But I will cross that bridge when I reach it.
I see from your profile that you are just starting out, so here is how you do it for low anxiety.
A. Pick a DPS job and take it through the MSQ to 80 to see the story and unlock everything.
B. For healer and tank side jobs, use leveling roulette to get them to 50, then from 50-80 use MSQ roulette.
That's it. Leveling roulette under 50 is pretty stress free. MSQ roulette is VERY stress free and give LOTS of exp for leveling side jobs.
Don't try to level everything at once. Since you do not like healing and tanking, try out the beginning DPS jobs and pick one that you like the mechanics the best to unlock everything.
For healing in the under 50 stuff, just try and concentrate on the tank, if he is competent, the DPS's and you should not be getting hit much. If people die, they die, it's all part of the job, learn to shrug it off.
For tanking, try to grab aggro from everything and know your damage prevention cool downs.
This is actually the 2nd time I have had to tell you this, I actually have been playing on and off since 2016, according to your profile a year longer than yourself. And I have stated why I play the way I play. You should look through my past blog before you jump to suggestions.
I AM leveling all my jobs at one time very slowly, I have aggressive OCD and am not going to stop. That is just how it is going to be. I've heard all of that stuff before, it doesn't work for me. This is just how I play.
I wonder if they would ever consider removing leve allowances. There aren't FATE allowances, and they already have time restricted bonuses with beast tribe quests, roulettes, and challenge log entries. It isn't like the rewards for leves are exceptional, and they do take time to complete. I can't imagine there would be many consequences to unlimiting them, especially since they buffed DoH/DoL leveling speeds.
Yeah back when I started they didn't have a limit actually it was something they put into the game, I still don't understand why.
I could see it being "abused" by crafters. I've done a few leves where, in addition to gaining a ton of xp, I profited from the gold and items granted from completion after just buying the turn in from the market board. Though I think the market demand could settle that out, have the allowances only apply to DoH/DoL leves, and unlimit combat would be an easy fix.
I used beastmen tribe quests to level jobs I didn't want to take into dungeons, though you are limited by the number you can do a day.
I thought of that actually but the beast tribes seem to not give much xp really, less than fates. Meh worst case scenario I shelve the game for awhile and go back to another mmo while my allowances build back up. Or just push past doing fates non-stop...either or.
The ones post ARR give around 5% xp to next level per quest, but you won't be there until around 53. I remember fate farming... my heart goes out to you if you decide to tread that road lol.
Thanks....My friend say I've got the patients of a Saint.
My thing is 'End Game' is not now nor will it ever be my goal. It's just where we all end up. I play the game very very VERY slowly, I drink in each story no matter how small. I enjoy the landscapes and the players character designs, the vista's and the music. I nurse the game like a fine whine.
I have no interest in rushing to the end you skipping things just cause they are hard. The true fun for me is in the journey not the Destination
I even intend to do the legendary weapons for each class if I can....been told that will take a long time.
If you already hate the jobs then you wont play well at them regardless of age as you're doing something you don't want to do.
Rand, I'm sure you are already aware but Challenge log and hunts are also very helpful fillers experience. Or boring, low stress Palace of the dead/ Heaven on High.
I'm sure you're very aware of these, but it makes ME feel better recommending them.
Thanks Lolo those are actually good suggestions.
Elaina; you need to understand OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not something a person can control, especially severe cases like mine. I don't hate the jobs/classes themselves but I hate playing the role of a Tank or Healer in dungeons or instances. It's overwhelming for me. I am still going to play the Jobs, 'not' playing them is not an options for me.