Beast Affinity Changes

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Azmanz
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Beast Affinity Changes

Post by Azmanz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:46 pm

I would like to suggest being able to cap Beast Affinity to 5/5 instead of 3/5. At 3/5 it is essentially worthless it as it just moves the level 65 pets to level 71, which you'd still not use at 75.

I've recently been farming and cooking up non-Crab pets (Lars/Allie/Chuckey) and it's made BST way more enjoyable than just sending out CC for everything. I would like access to a few more pets (specifically Como and the Funguar), especially since we have Ready -- which makes it easier to choose a pet based on the situation.

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Re: Beast Affinity Changes

Post by Miffee » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 pm

I haven't hit merit levels on this server yet (currently only 42) but was this EVER capped at 3 on retail? I don't recall that having been a thing...

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Re: Beast Affinity Changes

Post by gweivyth » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Miffee wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 pm
I haven't hit merit levels on this server yet (currently only 42) but was this EVER capped at 3 on retail? I don't recall that having been a thing...
According to this wiki edit from 2007 they were still capped at 3, I couldn't find the one where they bumped it to 5, still looking.

https://ffxiclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Ca ... did=731977

Edit: Looks like it was upped to 5 in June of 2008. https://ffxiclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Ca ... did=731786




If this change was made I would probably level and play Beastmaster regularly.
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Re: Beast Affinity Changes

Post by mattyg » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:31 am

Option 1. Change it to +3 per level instead of 2. If this change for BST is beneficial but not overpowered. This would leave pets at 74?

Option 2. Allow all group 2 merits to be 5/5 again? Some jobs gain large boosts from this.

I don’t play BST but I think option 1 would be OK and not completely broken as pets would still only be 74 :/

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Re: Beast Affinity Changes

Post by gweivyth » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Honestly I don't think that will do it. Beastmaster as a job will still be worthless. It doesn't address the core issues of jug pets tbh, because even the ones that do cap at 75 have abysmal stats.
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Re: Beast Affinity Changes

Post by Ashton » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:57 pm

I'd support this idea if all jobs could raise those merits to 5/5. I don't think we should show favortism to BST, despite it being my only 75 atm. This would be a fantastic change overall but merit changes should be universal or not at all.
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