Floor 100 Runic Disk: Obtained.
Quick congratulations to Kittkatt and Sirfrice who completed their Floor 100s along with Teila and I, and a big thank you to Xzaver and Potpressure who helped us on the final few floors!
At this point, my plans are to collect all three armor sets. I’ve already got every Nyzul Weapon, and from there I’ll probably just never do Nyzul Isle again. Maybe, maybe not. I’ve thought about using Nyzul to try and get high demand NM drops, such as E Bow or Peacock Amulet, but for now I’m not really too worried about it.
However, what I’ve come to realize over the past few weeks playing Nyzul is just great of an event it really is. I know some people probably have some gripes about, those gripes may or may not be valid. Honestly, I don’t really care. I think it’s an amazing event and for several reasons.
The most prominent of those is that it’s something the casual player, as well as the hardcore player can do. If you only have 30 minutes to play, it’s enough time for 1 run. If you’ve got all day and you’re a Captain, then you can do 5 runs.
Another reason is the different tactics you have to employ to actually be successful in Nyzul. It’s not just about grabbing all your best Damage Dealers and burning through it. Floors like Lamp floors require a very high degree of communication. Or floors such as “Eliminate specified enemies” or “specific enemy” or “enemy leader”, you have to be able to avoid agro in order not to waste any time.
One of the things that I think is exceptionally unique about Nyzul Isle, is that any job can participate and potentially shine. Just in case some of you may be confused about this statement let me explain. When fighting Dark Ixion or Odin – Rangers and Summoners excel at dealing damage. You’re not going to bring 3-4 thieves along in order to down either of these. Blue Mages unless you have a good Cannonball setup, isn’t as prominent in end game as say, a Samurai. These kinds of ‘rules’ apply all across the game. But in Nyzul, every single job if played skillfully has the potential to be the difference between and win and a loss.
Blue Mages for example, in Nyzul Isle can kill a LOT of the trash mobs without even drawing their weapons, making “Eliminate all enemies” floors go exceptionally fast. There was one instance where we had to fight a Soulflayer NM with White Magic restricted and our Blue Mage main healed the entire group while stunning. It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done.
Samurai, Dark Knight and Warriors with Ninja or Samurai sub jobs can tank the “Enemy Leaders” and even the “Boss Floors” with great ease if geared well enough or if the player is skilled enough. Even as a Thief, I’ve tanked every single one of the HNM Bosses in Nyzul Isle.
Now, of course there are some of those little ‘rules’ that seem to pop up everywhere. You don’t find groups taking very many Paladins or Ninjas to tank when things like Samurais and Dark Knights can do it just as well, AND provide significantly more damage. However, because group sizes for Nyzul are so small – no more then a party – anyone can do it. So those Paladins or Ninjas who can’t seem to find a group can always just make their own for friends or shout for more.
However, with all this in mind, Nyzul Isle didn’t become one of the most player-friendly events introduced by SE until the recent changes. Being able to record multiple discs at a time it was really made this take off. Since then we’ve left the age of “get to floor 100, then stop doing it” or “form a single group, get one person to 100 then farm floors”. Now we’re in the era of “get floor 100 for multiple people, then shout for boss floors”. The more people that get floor 100, the more each server has access to participate.
The only problem is, it seems there are still quite a few people that don’t understand that they can participate in any floor of Nyzul, even if they themselves don’t have a runic disc that high.
Oh, well. If they don’t know at least THAT much, it’s probably better they’re not trying to activate lamps in order with us, eh?