I swear I am never going to get BLM to 80. It’s driving me nuts. Synching on puddings kinda works but the place is overrun with trial people here on Alex at the moment and finding someone to synch with isn’t very easy. After 76 they pretty much become obsolete.
So far I’ve tried quite a few options.
Campaign. Did one epic Campaign which netted me 5k, most of them are lucky to hit 1.
I’ve also spammed a bunch of Campaign Ops, including some Icelands Slaughterhouse with friends. That was nice but for some reason the dragon loves to aggro someone… and kill everything in range. Been back a couple of times solo for my 400xp a day and its ok but not exactly awesome.
I’ve gotten my xp scroll from Sacrarium. Got 880xp go!
I’ve tried Grauberg Hyppos. They were ok, but a lot of work for 100xp and now I’ve dinged…
So I checked out Castle Oz [S] to see if I could find a SMN with a decent pet. I could find tons of SMN but I also found all their buddies and some imps. There might be decent camps in there but god knows where. I left before I died.
I then went up to Castle ZB. I checked out a PUP camp but it’s not really suitable for BLMs. I then found a Demon SMN with DC elementals. I did ok on these for a bit but the dark ele’s love to resist just enough to get you killed. I survived once but the second time, I had to MF and gtfo. There might be a better camp in there for the higher level demons but I’d need a duo partner.
No luck in getting a normal xp party invite and I’m not sure I can face trying Riverne or Promyvion based on the fact that all BLM feedback from there is ‘meh’.
The only option I have right now is MMM – well, if I can find a SCH and COR… that isn’t me. MMM looks like a good thing but will have to get peeps together. I’ve started the ball rolling but the ideal setup is SCH, COR and BLM/SCH x 4. Most the BLMs I know don’t have /SCH. /RDM should work but isn’t as fast. Now to find a COR and SCH that aren’t me…
Abyssea works well enough and is the most fun. Problem is our linkshell is low on support right now and every melee on the fucking planet wants to bring their melee jobs and nothing else. I can understand why but at least they CAN get xp elsewhere… whereas BLMs simply can’t.
Almost everyone who has BLM, has WHM or RDM or BRD or some other healer or support. Whereas most of the melee players I know couldn’t be arsed to level something different which would actually give them job flexibility. Some have of course but hardly any. If thursday is like last week – we’ll have 10 melee, 5 BLMs and a token support job.
Considering BLMs die for our two linkshells more than any other job, it would be nice if we could get some support levelling. It would simply be great if some of the guys who were obsessed with smashing, could step back and switch out to a support role occasionally. Problem is, until the mages get some decent xp, they’re reluctant to go out and do anything else. It’s beginning to show. I refuse to lose xp on a job if I can’t get the support to level it.
You try getting 200k+ xp at 3k an hour max and tell me how much you like it. Then see how much you’d like to lost 10k on something new.
Yours, in frustration…