I keep finding my self fighting in parties that have absolutly no strategy or concept of hate control. Every party just turns into a clusterf@*k with melee chasing the mobs back and forth all over the place or the mages and dps dying within the first ten second of a decent fight. It seems players have forgotten partying basics from FFXI or RPGs in general. So in anguish, and disgust, I wrote this hopefully helpful guide.
Since day one SE has stated that their main goal is character customization. But that does not mean the classes do not have their pre-defined roles. Because without pre-defined roles parties would be even more of a mess. With this in mind they have given most classes the ability to play multiple roles. Unfortunately poor understanding of game dynamics, party dynamics, class roles and class abilities has lead to many players trying to fill multiple roles at one time.
This has lead to many players being ineffective in multiple roles as opposed to being effective at one. So throughout this guide keep in mind customization and more importantly Specialization. So lets look at a few things, before even starting to build a party, and try to understand what SE has given us to work with.
Table of Contents
- I) Classes: Knowing and Understanding Your Role
- II) Building: Customization and Specialization
- III) Gear: What to wear, and most importantly, what not to wear
- IV) Partying: The Well Oiled Machine
- V) Battle: Make it Flow
- VI) Misc. Tips
*I will continue to add to and modify this guide based on player contribution and change or discovery of new in-game mechanics
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