I play two times a week, and I have an Armageddon and a lot of good gear. Time is not an excuse really.
Doesn't mean other ppl who also plays two times a week would also rush to get it like you do. Maybe they're working on other jobs and gears first, or doing other missions first, or crafting and chating or helping LS when they play two times a week?
I miss Kerberoz.
I guess I don't get it. The whole point of the COR Forums is for us to all get better at it. You can have fun and gear properly at the same time. FFXI has always been the home for the hardcore and the elite. It's just the way it is.
I didn't ask you not to get better at your job.
But my question is what's the standard of "gearing properly"? Not having an empyrean atm is considered not gearing properly?
Someone finished an Armageddon in 2 weeks, so in his standard everyone without it are all not gearing properly?
So you're not allowed to do empyrean weapon slowly and take 3 years to finish it instead of 2 weeks just because if you grind gear slower than other ppl, you're not gearing properly?
Grinding gear or doing stuff takes time, and some ppl has no <insert your item name here>, that's mostly because they're doing something else when they plays.
We talk about hardcore and elite here, but most of the time the elite in this game always use their own standard against other ppl. And that kinda prevent other ppl to do stuff in this game they truly enjoy. I don't have empyrean weapon and AF3+2 5/5 for my other jobs except COR, so I'm not allowed to do any other in game activity such as Salvage/Missions/Nyzul/Craft/Einherjar/helping LS/chat with friends until all my jobs are geared with AF3+2 5/5 and an empyrean weapon so I'm "geared properly"?
Maybe you enjoy getting gears for your favorite job and make it has better performance, but not everyone else does. And maybe you grind your empyrean in 2 weeks but not everyone else would want to rush and finish it in 2 weeks.
I know FFXI is always like this. I was originally planning to finish Armageddon 80 in 6 months, only popping 1 Carabosse a week during the weekend starting on Oct. And after 3 months of popping 1 Carabosse a week suddenly everyone on the street all has an empyrean and all with "you're not allowed to play your job if you don't have an empyrean" attitude. So I ended up pushing to finish all the way to 85 in less than one month. Now that I have to say if I didn't push, I would probably enjoy this game a bit more.
Anyways, kinda off topic ._. I know FFXI is always like this and probably won't change by ranting here. But when the frustration is making me feel like need to take a break, I more or less feel like I should say something so whoever read this can at least understand that not having an armageddon or any other empyrean weapon is not the end of the world, thus making this game more enjoyable to do whatever you want. I'm not asking everyone not to rush and finish empyrean in 2 weeks, just saying if anyone decide to finish it in 2 years instead or even not bother with empyrean at all, it's perfectly fine and this shouldn't be the main reason to stop other ppl from playing their jobs.