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The Dark knight of FFXIV

  • Girlfriend and I had a pretty miserable run of... Aery I think it was? That or Sohm Al. The one with Nidhogg's dragon-waifu.

    Run started out pretty messy. The Dark knight ran away from protect, and also didn't bother turning Grit or Darkside on. He's levelsynched so I can forgive forgetting grit but I'd think any Dark knight worth their salt would check for dark side... oh well. We both point it out to him politely and he turns it on. No problem.

    First pull starts - both the dragoon and I pull threat off him at some point.
    Second pull - same issue.

    We keep doing pulls like this until we get to the first boss.

    It hadn't been so terrible so far that I couldnt' heal it but you could tell the fight was slow. Having us both have to hold back made for a pretty bad time with FFXIV Gil. Well, at least a boss was different. You can be terrible and usually reliably hold hate on a single boss. We all agree to a burn method.

    Something wierd happens though. While watching the Dark Knight, I notice his name is grey. He's not out of range - or rather, neitehr of us had moved. The reason his name is grey is because he was devoured by the first boss. Ok, no problem, I can heal that easily.

    Then he gets devoured again.
    And again.
    And again.
    And again.

    Every time the boss uses devour, he gets hit by the aoe. We finally both start typing 'stop standing in the AoE' 'you can dodge that' 'please dont' get hit by it'

    His response?
    It's my job to tank and to take damage. You worry about healing.

    We both feel our jaw drop. Between this guy and the Black Mage - who we realised is constantly losing their Astral Fire / Umbral Ice stacks and is constantly putting the DRG on follow between pulls - we realise something is fishy with these two.

    So we both point out that he wasn't really tanking, and that he was taking damage that lead to him losing threat even easier.

    After he tries to defend his tanking, he says "Fine, I'll turn off Darkside and focus on my aggro generation."

    I think we both felt the facepalm and laughter even though we werent' in the same room. Ultimately it ended with somoene getting kicked, and I just left in the same instant as did my girlfriend.

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