didn't feel like grinding ST this week, so i just took the smn body =P didn't even SEE an oil after 5 runs. it just wasn't gonna be in the cards. not to mention if i end up getting my HA earrings to drop tonight, they're BiS anyways. i just know how shit my luck has been with tank drops in 2nd coil. only drops i really need now for BiS are my feet and earrings which drop in T6 and T7, respectively. the rest i have already or i want the unweathered piece instead. even the ring, the i100 weathered is arguably better than the i110 high allagan due to the stats on it. that and its T9, so i won't be seeing it anytime soon. lol. and once you can beat T9 you don't really *need* it anyways. not til the next patch, at least.
I've only done 1 ST run this week. We went with a full FC party and had an oil drop at the end but i got outrolled by 2. I've been considering just shooting for the UAT and saving my soldiery to buy the Weathered Laevateinn and then using my sands when I get it to upgrade that instead of my body piece, but it seems kinda pointless in the long run since I plan on going back and housing my relic after I finish getting everything to 50. With the customization Novus is easily better than the Laevateinn, just a fuckton more time consuming. Guess it'll be worth it in the long run. Least that's what I'm trying to tell myself :P I just unlocked MNK last night so 20 levels to go on that, and then 34 levels to go on my MRD and I'll have everything at 50 and can focus solely on my BLM till I get it where I want it to be.
Finally forced my FC to do Titan last night too since it was our static night and we hadn't done it in over a month. We only had 6 people so we had to pug a DPS and healer. Got a WHM and BLM and the first few tries were horrible. After a few wipes the BLM kept trying to vote abandon (which I thought was funny cause was one of the people having the most trouble dodging) so we kicked him and the WHM asked how many needed a clear, so naturally we said all of us. He started giving tips and while me and him were going over some things with the rest of the group we got a MNK to replace the BLM and he tried helping too. Surprisingly the WHM stuck it out with us for the whole hour and the MNK stuck it out for the last 30 mins so it was good that we were able to get the full use of the time and people didn't just ragequit on us and were actually helpful. People still had trouble dodging but it was definitely getting better as the time went on so I think if we stick with it we might have a good shot at getting him down after a few more tries. Managed to get to the heart phase back to back times at the end which was a first lol I'll probably still try and get the clear on my own this weekend since I know it'll still be a bit before we can clear it as a FC but it was good to at least see some progress from everyone. I think it definitely helped that I've done the fight on my own enough to know the entire thing in and out so I was able to give better tips this time around other than, "Oh yeah I saw this in the video", and the WHM and MNK were also a huge help. Hopefully everyone is on again Saturday night and we can give it another go. I'm really gonna start pushing this thing till we get it done.
depending on the class, the UAT weapons are still pretty good. esp if you upgrade them to i110. thats awesome to see everyone getting close to getting it down. just gotta whip their butts into shape! its a big hill to get over, but once you can do it, it'll help a lot to get you ready for future content. the fights now are just the base of whats to come. just get them to do it more than once a month. lol.
Just ordered a new gtx 770, hoping it'll fix my disconnect issues. basically every 4-5 times(if not more) that i'd teleport to a new zone, i would get dc'ed from the game. turns out its a common memory leak problem with radeon cards 7000+ series. didn't really want to spend the money, but i couldn't take it anymore. and since my current one is 3 yrs old now, it was probably time. that and i wanted a new keyboard for shitzngigs. =P
Have you been experiencing any freezing with the game lately? Over the last few days I keep getting times where everything just stops, the music keep playing but I can't move or press buttons or anything so I have to end task from the task manager to get out. It seems like it's happening a few times a day now and it's really annoying. I'll also get times where things slow down for a second, the screen goes black for 2-3 seconds, and then the game goes back to normal. No idea if this is related to the memory problems you were talking about or something different. I have a 7870 though so just curious if that's what's causing these issues.
And we're not really getting close to getting it down. I said we made it to the heart phase back to back times for the first time, not through the heart phase back to back. We still haven't even got to the add phase as a FC so we still have a TON of work to do lol But if everyone is on tonight I'm really gonna push for it and keep pushing for it.
it does that right before it dc's me, so its very likely. esp since i have the 7870 as well. i've that that specifically happen before as well. i've tried updating the drivers several times, with no success.