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    Yeah, I left Ragnarok in 2016 because all my shells had moved on to ARR, or the people left were in incompatible time zones for me, and Reddit had the LS with so many people in it that it was always active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Botosi View Post
    I felt like I was the only NA left on the server. I went to Valefor for a bit to meet some friends, but they all pretty much stopped playing because they "beat the game".
    Good, now you can make more sensible friends.

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    Wanted to make a quick PSA. R15 Vajra's value isn't just in SCing. It is in situations where you are not capping attack where you will see better unstacked MSs between your SA/TA WSs

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    Alright I'm back on the crack and in it to win it. Figured I'd all questions here instead of spreading over numerous threads.

    1) Explain to me like I'm 5 why I should use Gearswap and Windower in general over Ashitacast and Ashita. I use the latter simply because I understand the .xml from using spellcast for years.

    2) Lowest laptop graphics to run this. Intel HD 4000 can run it smoothly enough at say 1400x900?

    3) Besides BLU and BST, what jobs are usually pretty great for soloing content like say certain escha T1 mobs? For instance, Tenodera in Ru'Aun I went 1/1 on Thief and have lost all (6) fights after, and badly. I seem to get amnesia locked. Would a heavy DD like War/Sam or Sam/War be preferable?

    4) I haven't looked into gear style or w/e it's called at all. Does it basically make it so I don't blink at all but my gear does change? I don't mind gear blinking. Actually think it's fun. Maybe it's in my head but I swear when I don't see SC damage register in the log it's not happening. Think blinking too fast while doing a SC and you don't get the Darkness SC animation so no damage from the SC shows in the log.

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    1.) If you have Ashita set up and working how you want, then there's probably no reason to swap. I think the main reason one might suggest Windower/Gearswap is due to it (far as I know) being the more common choice, thus, there's more support and premade files out there. Ashita, from what I've seen, is often more the choice of folks rolling their own files, if not the heavy multibox scripting types, but that might just be due to who I know.

    2.) I haven't tried it on those with dgVoodoo (or you could use the Ashita DirectX remapper), but without those it's functional. It runs. Not that well, but, it runs. My impression is that this pretty much remains true for Intel graphics in general, as their support for pre-DX9 is mediocre.

    3.) Probably the biggest factor here is how well the job is geared and supported, followed by what it is you want to solo. There are a few that melee just plain sucks on. Generally though, I think it's often less about the job in particular, and more about the degree to which you have it set up. THF can be a strong option, but if you're low JP, without things like DT sets or just so-so gear in general, then you're not seeing the potential. If that's the case, then simply switching jobs may not be enough to offset it. You might see better returns on the time spent by continuing to build up THF (or whatever) rather than setting up multiple melee to a low degree.

    That said, SCH can be a strong soloer and uses a very different approach.

    4.) Pretty much, yes. Lockstyle will (mostly) prevent you from blinking when swapping gear, as your appearance is static. The primary exception is that changing weapon types isn't handled, so you'll still blink when doing that. IE, BRDs can't really avoid swapping between harps and horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isiolia View Post
    1.) If you have Ashita set up and working how you want, then there's probably no reason to swap. I think the main reason one might suggest Windower/Gearswap is due to it (far as I know) being the more common choice, thus, there's more support and premade files out there. Ashita, from what I've seen, is often more the choice of folks rolling their own files, if not the heavy multibox scripting types, but that might just be due to who I know.

    2.) I haven't tried it on those with dgVoodoo (or you could use the Ashita DirectX remapper), but without those it's functional. It runs. Not that well, but, it runs. My impression is that this pretty much remains true for Intel graphics in general, as their support for pre-DX9 is mediocre.

    3.) Probably the biggest factor here is how well the job is geared and supported, followed by what it is you want to solo. There are a few that melee just plain sucks on. Generally though, I think it's often less about the job in particular, and more about the degree to which you have it set up. THF can be a strong option, but if you're low JP, without things like DT sets or just so-so gear in general, then you're not seeing the potential. If that's the case, then simply switching jobs may not be enough to offset it. You might see better returns on the time spent by continuing to build up THF (or whatever) rather than setting up multiple melee to a low degree.

    That said, SCH can be a strong soloer and uses a very different approach.

    4.) Pretty much, yes. Lockstyle will (mostly) prevent you from blinking when swapping gear, as your appearance is static. The primary exception is that changing weapon types isn't handled, so you'll still blink when doing that. IE, BRDs can't really avoid swapping between harps and horns.
    Thanks for the reply. I'll have to look into lockstyle this evening. I can't recall what the model was, but back in 2011 I could run XI on my wife's HP laptop at a decent rate. I could even dual box but that thing ran slow and got HOT! It for sure didn't have dedicated graphics. I'm just looking for a cheapo laptop to basically carry around for my late night at work and the occasional Saturday I have to work where barely anything is happening.

    My Thief is mediocre. Currently using Av. Skirmish with +3 DA in main and Delve dagger in off. Only done a handful of SR and dagger hasn't dropped there, yet. I do have Rudra's unlocked. TP nice pieces include Damp Tam with 2% QA, AF3+2 body, Jov Hands +1. WS pieces are lacking with only AF3+2 head, Meg hands +1, Herc feet with +4 WSD, and Fotia belt. Starting synergy so I can get Fotia neck as I already have the gorgets completed. JP is sitting around 145 but that's almost all from doing just stuff. I've only went specifically for CP to unlock RoE stuff, mainly August.

    I'm starting working on BLU. Currently 22/75 on last stage to unlock CDC. Getting in on group stuff like Omen and unlocking Dyna [D] when I can. Have WAR and BST to 99 but have put zero effort into them. Overall I'm just having fun doing stuff. I'm not purposefully avoiding doing group things. I just enjoy being able to do things on my own. So if I can figure out a way then I have the will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    Currently 22/75 on last stage to unlock CDC.
    Why do that to yourself... again?

    Lottery NMs, Voidwalkers, and then 3 stages of Abyssea trophies as opposed to buying coins/dice/residues. Say hi to Sisyphus for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vil View Post
    Why do that to yourself... again?

    Lottery NMs, Voidwalkers, and then 3 stages of Abyssea trophies as opposed to buying coins/dice/residues. Say hi to Sisyphus for me.
    Perhaps they want almace, so unlocking CDC is the excuse to get them there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vil View Post
    Why do that to yourself... again?

    Lottery NMs, Voidwalkers, and then 3 stages of Abyssea trophies as opposed to buying coins/dice/residues. Say hi to Sisyphus for me.
    Surprisingly I've been too busy to finish this up and it looks like I may be quite busy moving forward. We will see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicyryan View Post
    Perhaps they want almace, so unlocking CDC is the excuse to get them there.
    This is the actual answer. I'd rather put the time in to have for a "just in case" down the line. When I realized how easy getting to Farsha to 90 was I was a little disappointed I unlocked Cloudsplitter the easy way.

    This weekend was a nice surprise of getting a key invite and was able to participate in a bit of stuff and will be quite possibly very busy with nightly activities. The biggest was having the honor of a group carrying me to a bunch of ambuscade hallmarks/gallantry. I understand now just how important that event is and I am looking to expand my role in what jobs I will play.

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