Royce is now my semi-retired main. I still plan to PvP with her regularly, but as opposed to sitting around in Babel complaining how there's nothing to do in Megaten (and rather than doing the sane thing and play some other game that gets updated more often/isn't a money pit), I decided to pick up one of my alts. For those who remember Rhuki from a previous post, she was a hybrid melee/enhancer.
...everyone in this damn game wants to be a melee/enhancer. So after debating for some time on what direction to head in, and with the arrival of the new imbalanced crystals, I've decided to make Rhuki into a Regal DD. Melee is overall just a boring class to me, and the build I'm doing now is the original build I'd planned for Royce with a couple modifications. I had Class 3 Regal on Royce the day the PvP patch hit back in June (as I'd even pre-statted the character just for this), but it required me to lethe Enhancement. However I found out quickly that I lost my solo-ability in this form, which was my main goal from the beginning. After having a moral dilemna of either starting all over again or lething Regal and going back to my old build, 2 hours later that day I had Enhancement again... and even then I didn't have the necessary amount of Int to solo anymore. Eventually I hourglassed (again) and found my sweet spot again. Overall I don't regret any of the events that took place, as this all paved the way for my final build that got me all the way to 93.
Anyway, I just finished up all my expertise for this build today. I hope to be near-fully soul-stoned and taroted by Friday, and somewhere around level 80ish (I'm level 74 already, so that's no huge task). I'll have to adjust to being reliant on an Enhancer, but I have a feeling this build will be a lot of fun. Wish me luck!