I gotta admit that you were right about being a healer, Rev. Once I got to the intro guildhests, I don't think I had to wait more than 30 to 45 seconds to get in a group. When I played a Thaumaturge in phase 3, it would take several minutes sometimes.
Just an FYI: There are multiple primals in the game besides Ifrit. You can see a few of them in the latest trailer (Garuda, Ramuh, and Odin):
In this game, the primals/summons/espers are all evil. They feed off of chaos and disharmony or some shit, and they're the ones instigating all of the beast attacks on each of the cities. There are primals spread out all across the world, and each one can be fought in a battle similar to Ifrit's. You guys would know all of this if you watched the cutscenes.
I'm sure usedtabe will die during all of the primal fights.
We gotta get you into the skype chat next time, dj.
Damn, I totally forgot you were doing the Skype thing. Was that on Saturday, or last night. I'm going to feel real bad if it was Saturday, since that's when I managed to play the most. I would have played more yesterday, but the wife wanted to go see The Butler, and we decided to invite my parents along as well, so that meant visiting with them before AND after the movie. I think I only managed to squeeze in maybe 2 hours yesterday after my parents left before I made dinner.
Been digging the hell out of the betas for this. My problem is indecision though. I can't make up my mind as to what race to play. I started a Duskwight in Phase 4, but I'm also strongly considering a Lalafell. Opinions?
My opinion is that it really doesn't matter and you should choose what you like the best. If you're concerned about stats, then don't be. All those base stats really don't vary all that much from race to race and, from what I've read, the difference in stat numbers for level one characters is exactly the same as max level character (not taking equipment into consideration, of course). So I say just go with what you like. If you think the Lalafell are cute, then roll Lalafell. If you get all hot and bothered by the sexy cat ladies, then roll Mi'qote. If you got a tiny peen, then make a giant Roegadyn to compensate for it (or if you have other reasons, whatever).