I hate leveling. I don’t know what it is, but I really despite it unless certain conditions make it tolerable for me: a.) I am doing it with friends b.) Its “easy” (a definition that can vary depending on my mood and mental state) or c.) I am driven to do so for some inane reason.
Now, I have always wanted to level Arcanist but had a very hard time getting myself to do so. One of the bigger reasons why was because it was just utterly boring trying to get to 30. I hate the grind to 30 with a passion. If I had a skip button, I’d press it and abuse the hell out of it. I know the beginning levels are mandatory to get a feel for the job, but sometimes I like going in blind with guns a blazin’. Just ask my boyfriend. I’m often chastised by him for not reading directions and later putting up a fuss because I have no fucking clue what I am supposed to do next!
Yet I became interested partly because my sister had started to play and I was rather enjoying healing her. So much, in fact, I decided to level up my Arcanist with her. Yet my sister’s playtime is very sporadic and I decided that I wanted to play more than I was willing to let on. I decided to do quests that I had left for just the occasion and before I knew it… I had hit 30.
I’m still not sure if I really want to level SCH to 50 or if I should begin to learn the ropes of SMN. I then decided that a certain group of friends probably love me enough to suffer through having me to end game content as a noobish SMN one day, so I should be fine. Healer on the other hand? Would allow me to probably level up more speedily to get to the end cap I so desire for the fun of it. Now I, too, can scream obscenities like, “EOS, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!?!” or “NO EOS NO! WHY!?! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME!?”
Though I think the whole leveling thing will probably take a back seat for awhile. Now that 2.3 is dropping, there is a whole lot of new content for me to dig my teeth into and I’m rather looking forward to it all.