There used to be a ranting thread somewhere around here but can't seem to find it anymore. I want to vent so gonna make a new one here...
Enemy Hate and Despawns
Okay we all know the scenario, you're in a party or maybe playing solo. You tag a mob with (insert pulling method here) and it begins to chase you. Halfway back you suddenly find it stopped chasing you and has despawned or will shortly if you don't tag it again. Now let's flip this scenario the other way...
You're minding your own business when suddenly you get enemy aggro. You manage to get away but just when you think it's safe here comes Mr. Mob and he's brought friends. No matter what you do it just seems like you can't shake this damned bugger!
Here's where the rant comes in, why is it when you ARE trying to kite an enemy back to camp it wants to despawn, yet when you wanna get away from one it stalks you like an ex-boy/girlfriend? Sneak, Invis, and especially Deodorize are virtually worthless when dealing with these pests. Tonight I was leveling Dragoon (49 now, learned Penta Thrust, yay!) when I get aggro from a sneaky ant. Well I high-tail it out of there and cast Sneak and Deodorize on myself (DRG/WHM) and run for a bit until I'm sure it's gone.
10-20 seconds later here it comes again and with friends. And on that same subject, why do mobs always seem to choose a path to run that goes across/past the view of a linking mob? They deliberately take a long path just to pick up a friend. Well needless to say it doesn't end well and I'm eating sand. Well a little later an ant (God I hate these buggers) aggroes me from one of the pits BELOW trying to cast Freeze on me. I escape and once more cast Sneak and Deodorize on myself. Resume the run and eventually stop. Surprisingly both are really holding a long time despite being an Earthday and double earth element.
Nearly a minute passes by when suddenly I find the Antican army's marching my way picking up recruits. No matter how much I kite them, seemingly get away, they keep coming. Eventually I had no choice but to zone. I had hoped to reach 50 before I went to sleep, guess I'll have to settle for 3K TNL... Well that's the end of my rant, after work maybe I'll swap to Summoner and squish some Anticans for awhile... Peace.