I think age has a lot to do with it. For a teenager (or even someone in the low 20s), grinding these endgame dungeons really may feel like one of the most important things that person will do each day. However, once you get older and take on real responsibilities, you realize how silly it is to get so worked up over a game.
I might have to sig that, since it pretty much sums up exactly how I feel. The average age of the people in my LS is over 30, with some of us either approaching or over 40. I had some guy be a complete DB to me during the storyline Titan fight because he felt I didn't break him out of the rock fast enough. I was like, "Dude, it's a video game
. You're not actually going to die."
Dual wield shields!
I don't remember the guy who has them in game... BUT I WANTS!!! They have like Rocket-Launchers on them!
Rhitahtyn sas Arvina, known to my LS as Ritalin. I'm not sure about the magitek missiles, but he does have guns built into Tartarus, his shields.
FFXI-Garuda 2003-2009; Lakshmi 2011-8/20/13 (retired)
FFXIV: ARR - Ghost Bear, Balmung server