Yup, really. And I woke up feeling disappointed once I realized it was only a dream.
Ever since the Homam set was introduced into the game, I’ve never felt any urge for it even though it is a very good addition to my DRK equipment because during that time, due to various reasons, I wasn’t able to join any Limbus shells.
Then recently, the desire grew once my social shell was able to do Proto-Omega with low numbers. But with 3~5 competitors for that piece, it seems I might have a better chance with the Mog Bonanza. 3!! Just 3 matching numbers on my main character and that’s enough! :D
Anyways, more importantly, we’ve had our first try at Proto-Ultima. Turned out to be a disaster at the final phase as it begins to use Citadel Buster quite frequently. Now I know why the general strategy for the final phase is to zerg it as fast as possible.
With 9 members, we had no problems bringing it down to the final phase. Probably the hardest NM I had to shadow tank in my PLD/NIN career so far.
Out of the 4 Dissipations, only 1 was stunned. It’s supposed to reset hate but somehow it was still attacking me and my co-tank.
PT #1: RDM/DRK, SCH, BRD, WHM, NIN/DRK, PLD/NIN
PT #2: SMN, MNK, BLM
My first mistake was dying at the start of the fight, lol. I was told to pull it to the far NW corner and couldn’t put shadows back up in time and as it killed me with hits doing damage as high as 400+.
My next mistake was standing in there with the one and only sub tank trying to survive CB. I thought it only uses CB once but that’s where I’m wrong.
And instead of getting my magic defense setup up and ready, I was spamming Cure4 on myself for hate, thinking I should have enough time later for preparing for CB.
The result? 2 dead tanks and no one left to tank it.
Then everyone fell 1 by 1.
Hopefully we can get more members to come next fight!
Recent version update introduced a variety of new equipment but none of it appealed to me for both my jobs. What I liked and hate the most is increasing the limit of the group 2 merits.
Happy because I can now have Chivalry recast down to 10 minutes and Desperate blows giving me 25% haste, giving my average-equipped DRK some hope of reaching the 80% haste cap and have some fun.
Angry because now I have to earn 34 more merit points to cap everything.
Oh well, hopefully SE will release the final Campaign ranks soon so I can earn limit points and get promotion through campaign battles, thus killing 2 birds with 1 stone.