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Tanking in FFXIV
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:35:09 pm »
...now if we only had some tanks and dps.  8)

And that's how the thread was born! :D

I have to say though, I have not tried gladiator or gotten one past lvl 7 but getting the Marauder to 17 and taking the first dungeon was quite fun.

Tomahawk, Overpower and Sunder made it quite fun!

Didn't have any problems holding aggro either!
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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 06:37:04 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!



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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 06:44:54 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Well, I haven't played any games with you so I had no idea you were a healer lol.  But me, Tini, Athyr, you, and Drim(did he go healer this time?).  I've always played a healer, vanilla WoW and EQ1 is where I cut my teeth on healing ;)   8)




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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 06:46:20 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Well, I haven't played any games with you so I had no idea you were a healer lol.  But me, Tini, Athyr, you, and Drim(did he go healer this time?).  I've always played a healer, vanilla WoW and EQ1 is where I cut my teeth on healing ;)   8)

I think you are just the loudest group! :P
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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 06:47:45 pm »
...now if we only had some tanks and dps.  8)

And that's how the thread was born! :D

I have to say though, I have not tried gladiator or gotten one past lvl 7 but getting the Marauder to 17 and taking the first dungeon was quite fun.

Tomahawk, Overpower and Sunder made it quite fun!

Didn't have any problems holding aggro either!

I found the GLD tanking to be definitely easy especially once you got Flash(AOE taunt) and rotated Rapid Blade(?).  Though, crazy Thuamaturge's that think they are still tanks running in and DPS tanking *looks at Dritzz*.  I thought our healer was gonna have a heart attack til I noticed he was in combat stance and right in there with Dritzz.  Ah well. 




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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 06:51:42 pm »
...now if we only had some tanks and dps.  8)

And that's how the thread was born! :D

I have to say though, I have not tried gladiator or gotten one past lvl 7 but getting the Marauder to 17 and taking the first dungeon was quite fun.

Tomahawk, Overpower and Sunder made it quite fun!

Didn't have any problems holding aggro either!

I found the GLD tanking to be definitely easy especially once you got Flash(AOE taunt) and rotated Rapid Blade(?).  Though, crazy Thuamaturge's that think they are still tanks running in and DPS tanking *looks at Dritzz*.  I thought our healer was gonna have a heart attack til I noticed he was in combat stance and right in there with Dritzz.  Ah well.

LOL! Did not have flash though, so it was Tomahawk - TAB - Tomahawk - TAB (Marauder's range skill)
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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 07:07:24 pm »
...now if we only had some tanks and dps.  8)

And that's how the thread was born! :D

I have to say though, I have not tried gladiator or gotten one past lvl 7 but getting the Marauder to 17 and taking the first dungeon was quite fun.

Tomahawk, Overpower and Sunder made it quite fun!

Didn't have any problems holding aggro either!

I found the GLD tanking to be definitely easy especially once you got Flash(AOE taunt) and rotated Rapid Blade(?).  Though, crazy Thuamaturge's that think they are still tanks running in and DPS tanking *looks at Dritzz*.  I thought our healer was gonna have a heart attack til I noticed he was in combat stance and right in there with Dritzz.  Ah well.

Let the DPS die...they'll learn eventually ;)

I am sort of thinking of picking up Paladin tanking. I am typically DPS in mmos, but so much of my love of RPGs is directly because of FFIV, that I am having a hard time not choosing Paladin. Loved Cecil's story in FFIV.

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 07:11:11 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Too many you think?  I am really new at it and don't want to... I don't know..  Just saying.. 

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 07:19:33 pm »
I tanked as a PLD in FFXI and loved it.  I've dabbled in it in WoW and SWtoR.  Because this games armor sets and stuff really bring me back to FFXI, that's the route I'm going.  Plus, the wife is normally the tank and I'm normally melee dps, so this will be a nice change of pace.

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 07:21:36 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Well, I haven't played any games with you so I had no idea you were a healer lol.  But me, Tini, Athyr, you, and Drim(did he go healer this time?).  I've always played a healer, vanilla WoW and EQ1 is where I cut my teeth on healing ;)   8)

Haha that's ok - I'm sure at some point we'll have the DPS and tanks to go with!  I myself started healing during BC WoW - once I maxed out my warlock's gear, I started playing alts and when we finally had shamans on the Alliance side, I focused on healing in our alt-raids.  I loved it, and kept my healer alt as practically a second main.  =D  In SWOTR I became a warzone healing junkie and discovered I was good at it, so stuck with that.  I still love to DPS, but I've missed healing especially since GW2 has no real 'healer' class. 

Hmm... maybe I'll try tanking though - pretty sure I left Miasin with a level 4 GLD somewhere!!! ;)



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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 07:22:53 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Too many you think?  I am really new at it and don't want to... I don't know..  Just saying..

Play what you like is what I say!  There's absolutely no such thing as 'too many' healers, IMO - go for it!  I'll help out however I can. =)



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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 09:07:31 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Tell me about it!!! I used to insta-queue in WoW, Rift, and sometimes SWTOR haha crazy. I could try a tank a somepoint though.. But I always miss healing...


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OMG Izzy I just read your post about trying tanking LOL we are like the same person xD


 

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 09:20:33 pm »
I can tank or dps or probably both in the end. Lol. I have hardcore raiding experience doing both. Healing is too boring for me but it sounds like we have plenty of those already. Lol

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 10:09:31 pm »
Paladin flash is not a taunt.  It is simply a threat generating ability.  Atleast as far as I recall.

Only thing ive run into threat issues with the carbunkle pets.

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Re: Tanking in FFXIV
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 10:49:38 pm »
Seriously I did not expect such an influx of healers!

Well, I haven't played any games with you so I had no idea you were a healer lol.  But me, Tini, Athyr, you, and Drim(did he go healer this time?).  I've always played a healer, vanilla WoW and EQ1 is where I cut my teeth on healing ;)   8)

As of right now healer but I might go support healer with such large raid groups needed.

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