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How to do you feel now?
 Remora.Belius
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By Remora.Belius 2009-11-16 10:54:26
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How do you feel about the update, fellow BSTs?

I feel it more of an attempt of SE to encourage new people to level up BST in party situations and not really an make BST a useful tool in end-game scenarios.

Amigo's sic attacks are powerful, but are indeed let done by his low acc/atk vs mobs. It didn't really matter on the duration of how long you have access to amigo either, since they will most likely take hate and die after 1k needles. Which makes him balanced, but not for the cost of the pet etc.

The only noteworthy item for BSTs out there is that CHR+3 back piece which does not really make or break the job.

I feel like they should extend the charge system to cover all pets, vs simply jugs, as they are VERY weak compared to local pets of the same level, elsewhere and only being able to survive 1/8th of the attacks a similar pet would be able to take at that level.

If not apply it to all pets, with the same charge abilities, then at least make the jugs act the way a DRG would i.e. a BST/SAM could call an offensive pet with storetp abilities.

Alongside this, the sheer cost for the new weapon sets do not look very accessible at all considering the cost and would be obviously better to spend the money on other jobs.

There are various other ways to enhance BST without breaking the job and I feel SE has done the very bare minimum for the job.

How do you feel?
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By Ifrit.Kungfuhustle 2009-11-16 11:40:38
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DRGs feel the same way, join their club.
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By Garuda.Hypnotizd 2009-11-16 11:42:09
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Remora.Belius said:
How do you feel?
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By Garuda.Hypnotizd 2009-11-16 11:46:23
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No but seriously, I don't see this helping BST in party situation. They'll always be a last resort DD option. Maybe for specific situations would BST with Amigo jug 1000 needle spam work... but it's never going to put BST on par with a WAR, SAM, MNK, DRG, <insert other DD job here>.
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By Ifrit.Kungfuhustle 2009-11-16 11:47:30
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BST is destined to be a almost strictly solo job. That's not bad, since FoV is everywhere.
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By Caitsith.Ilolatyou 2009-11-16 11:47:37
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Remora.Belius said:
If not apply it to all pets, with the same charge abilities, then at least make the jugs act the way a DRG would i.e. a BST/SAM could call an offensive pet with storetp abilities.

To make you feel a little better, this is only the case for DRGs when using call wyvern with AF2 body equiped.
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By Remora.Dubont 2009-11-16 12:46:51
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By Caitsith.Trident 2009-11-29 11:24:37
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I agree the update didn't do too much to alter the job. Although, there's more of an elemental feel to the job with certain jug pets giving TP skills with certain elemental characteristics. This should ultimately give Beast the ability to pick jug pets that are strong against whatever you'll be hunting/farming/NM's/etc beyond the Beast Stength Charts - not just whatever is least expensive that will go to 75.

The good news is you can avoid the annoying random AoE's that occur with SIC and jug pets (if you're pet has any useful non-AOE TP Skill). I think jug pets gettint the Ready ability is ok, it would be nice to give it to all pets - not a requirement since Charmed MOB's are generally much stronger than jug pets.

What would have been nice to add it the BLU Burst and Chain Affinity ability to self skillchain with Jug pets (maybe at the same levels). Giving much better DD ability in a PT's when jug pets are typically used. Again, don't give it to charmed pets as I believe this would just be an unbelievable advantage over any job.
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By Gilgamesh.Clinkclink 2009-11-29 11:39:25
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whether or not BST was intended to be more pt friendly, I am happy about the new update. It feels good to now solo NM's and use sic and "HOPE" my pet doesnt AOE whatever else is around. I like to be able to pick what ability it uses. CC is even a better tank now!
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By Ramuh.Dasva 2009-11-29 11:46:22
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Has real potential with the mythic axe if the rumor of it letting you sic at any tp is try (and ready probably too now that it is added).
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By Fairy.Specopsz 2009-11-29 11:51:55
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Two words.
*** SE.
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By Unicorn.Cycl 2009-11-29 11:52:35
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What big mobs only have 18k HP? Modus Amigo anyone?
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By Gilgamesh.Clinkclink 2009-11-29 11:54:32
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You have been able to sic at any TP... Pet just wouldnt ability untill it had 100 TP+. Sic is a timed ability.
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By Ramuh.Dasva 2009-11-29 11:56:22
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Gilgamesh.Clinkclink said:
You have been able to sic at any TP... Pet just wouldnt ability untill it had 100 TP . Sic is a timed ability.
Yeah I know but supposedly the mob will actually do something regardless of tp with mythic Ax or so I read somewhere
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By Kujata.Akeda 2009-11-29 19:20:28
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Garuda.Hypnotizd said:
They'll always be a last resort DD option.

last resort DD I'd take the LOLpup.

BST is pretty much branded as solo only, the fact that most BSTs wont join parties doesn't seem to help the stereotype either.
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