August 26, 2009

Life as a Brick Wall

Have I ever told you all how much I love Dynamis? I'm kidding.

I have no idea what the hell the good old people at Square-Enix were thinking when they came up with the concept of this event. Putting an alliance of people in a completely darkened alternate reality version of areas and numb their senses by playing the most boring music known to man for several hours just doesn't seem fun to me. We don't even have to go into the whole drop rate of items because that will just make me want to kill someone.

Despite my feelings of the whole event, I got to experience it from a completely different perspective last night. Actually, it was so different...I almost enjoyed it.

I tanked.

Stop laughing. It's true.

I really did get a kick out tanking here.

At first, I thought it was because maybe someone had read my earlier post and figured they would give me a shot. It was more of the fact that none of our main Paladins were online. Still, I got the chance to do what I've always wanted to, and it was such a drastic change from the norm.

I didn't know a damned thing about which enemies to fight first. I was trained in the ways of enemy selection as I went through the zone thanks to Davik, Mili, and Amey sending me tells as things went on. I did make a couple of mistakes but tried to correct them as soon as I realized what was going on.

Note to self: Never, ever, ever depend on your mages to keep you alive. Bring potions.

I was amazed at how busy I was while tanking. So busy that I never had a chance to browse the treasure pool to see if there was anything I wanted to lot. I couldn't tell you what dropped during the whole time I was there. I saw a bunch of "Congratulations!" but have no clue what it was for. As soon as an enemy was near death, I was scanning the area to find the next target to kill. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to wait around or not, so I just charged the next enemy I saw. I always felt bad while waiting for the puller, because I just imagined that people were getting impatient or upset for not having anything to fight.

Victory is ours!

All in all, I think I finally found a way to enjoy an event that I've always hated. Or maybe I enjoyed it simply because I didn't have the time to think about how much I hated it. Of course, the chances of me tanking again are strictly dependent on the possibility of none of our tanks showing up, so this was probably a once in a lifetime thing. It was fun while it lasted.


Evilpaul said...

There's several people who's job is usually to cast Cure spells that having my life dependent on... makes me a little nervous.


Gotta save Sentinel for the MNK mobs too. ^^;