ThalassoshutupalreadyThis is a message to all the Dragoons.
You guys know I love Dragoon. It's my main job when I'm playing AND I somehow found an actual job where I can summon my own dragon.
This is not an anti-dragoon rant.
This is an anti-whining rant.
During the recent update, a new weapon was added, the Thalassocrat. It's a great polearm (long pointy stick) with some great stats (anything on the other end of said pointy stick usually dies).
This is good news, right?
Of course not.
Instead of people being very happy about this, I've heard nothing but whining about how the Mezraq is now useless.
That's another pointy stick.
Things at the other end of it also tend to die.
It's a theme.
Ever since Salvage came out, people have done nothing but complain about how hard it is to obtain a Mezraq because the main materials involved suddenly became very desirable.
We added the Valkyrie's Fork.
Things on other end die.
People complain that the thing is too hard to obtain because you have to take part in a series of difficult battles instead of just having the thing crafted.
So, we take your suggestions (always a bad idea), and we put them together.
1) people want a polearm that's better than the Mezraq
2) people want a polearm that doesn't require highly sought after items to make
3) people want a polearm that can be easily obtained
Put these together and what do you get?
It's a new polearm that's superior to the Mezraq.
It does not use any items that are highly sought after.
It is not difficult to obtain.
Everything is good, right?
When have you ever read this blog and heard something that went the way it was supposed to?
As soon as news of this polearm broke, Vana'diel went nuts.
Apparently, doing exactly what people ask you to do is the surest way to make as many people mad as possible.
People are raging mad that their incredibly expensive Mezraq is no longer incredibly valuable.
That Mezraq that you bought two days ago for 2 million gil is now worth 500,000 gil.
Assuming you can sell it.
Which is not extremely likely.
Damn thing is practically worthless, right?
It's funny though. I went out into Bhaflau and swung it at a colibri.
Thing still died.
Listen. I know you worked really hard to get that Mezraq.
It's a great polearm.
It's STILL a great polearm.
Is it worth as much as it was a few days ago?
But the new polearm isn't expensive either.
You'd just be replacing your current polearm with a slightly better one.
No loss, right?
See, you WANT that Mezraq to be worth a lot of gil.
That way you could sell it and buy the cheaper new polearm and have fat stacks of cash.
If you were happy with the Mezraq three days ago, you should be happy with it today.
If you trade up, all the better.
You were stabbing monsters with a polearm. Not a stack of gil.
You were planning on holding on to it forever.
A weapon is worth two things: the weight in your hands and the hole it makes in your enemies.
Keep it. Sell it. Trade it.
I don't care.
Just stop whining already.