FFXIV Military Strategy: Kill and Heal.
By ViKtoricus Fergoozo.
It was a drowsy morning when it happened... Here I am, wandering around Limsa Lominsa when I stumbled upon a japanese conjurer looking for some action. Eliza Joran is a rank 41 gladiator, and Cia Area is a rank 31 conjurer. Although the rules of the universe do not permit fairness in a world filled with penalties for having players have huge gaps between each others' ranks, she and I had a mutual willingness to venture out into the wild... find a dream toad, and kill it. And so we did. ZZZZZZzzzzziiiinnnngggggg!!!!!!!! We teleported to a lonesome field known as the Camp Bald Knoll. There we met another conjurer (female) whom I forgot the name of. It was a rare combination of a spontaneously-built team. We all know how it goes. We go to a crowded area and the place becomes a "warrior-fest". Battle axes being wielded, swords being sheathed, and haubergeons being worn by the thickliest-muscled of all Hellsguards. Good times. Good times indeed.
I've said this before and I am going to say it again. A disciple of magic is a warrior's best friend and vice-versa. One can't truly survive without the other or at least function at their optimal capacities.
I started a levequest which involved going to that annoying northern area where the destination is infested with those yarzons and fire elementals. Not to mention the Brimstone Bombs and Fachans that spawns when you step into the danger zone. Most of the people that I team up with fail with one thing: Keeping focused with the right mobs. They come in the area bashing whatever breathing creature that goes in their way, only to draw more attention of those yellow mobs who'd gangbang them along the process. And boom. They're dead and the whole team gets put on a halt.
But this one is different. You see, when you're in a military unit and one of your soldiers has an AK-47 and all the others have a gloc-9 pistol, who would you have as your "main weapon"?
In this particular, my lovely Eliza is, metaphorically-speaking, the one with the AK-47. The other two are just medics with a stun gun. They followed my lead, healed me, and everything in the mission went perfectly smooth. There were no extra mobs to kill because all the other nearby mobs were alot easier to avoid. Why wouldn't it? I'm the only real attacker.
The above example is an archetypal prototype that has been used by gamers in most MMORPGs made. You have the attackers and you have the ones who keep the attackers alive. Know your role and follow it.
"For more great advice from ViKtoricus Fergoozo, tune in at Ul'Dah (of server Besaid) for daily leadership lessons by Eliza Joran (his avatar.). Let's all make Eorzea a better place."
Edited, Apr 4th 2011 12:48am by ViKtoricus