First I would like to say there is quite a lot of discussion on this page. It's probably one of the most active class pages on the site. However, just about every discussion focuses on proposing "fixes", denying faults or what have you. Interspersed throughout all of these discussions there are actually pretty good information floating around but it's buried under page upon page of other information. Tanking on PLD CAN be done. Not as easily as WAR apparently but it is possible. Someone venturing onto this page for the first time wouldn't know that by looking at most of the thread titles though. So I would like to start a thread to gather all that useful information floating around out there.
There is a great thread on stat allocation and gear already. What we don't have is a thread for new players to go to get advice on possible threat rotations, proper timing of abilities and tanking tips for major encounters. If we could pool all that information in one place it would help a great number of players who don't have months of experience under their belt. (Myself included.)
I am new to endgame content. Just hit 50 gla/ pld 2 weeks ago. I got all the pieces of my AF last week with help from some great people on my server and my LS. I tried my first ever moogle fight and... I failed. Hard. I thought I was popping my abilities at the right time, using flash and provoke whenever they are off CD and keeping divine veil up whenever it's available. However, it proved useless and I was eating dirt a few minutes into the second phase... and several times afterwards. I vowed to get advice to prevent this from happening again and came here to look for it.
If one (or preferably many) of you great PLD tanking gurus out there could help me and new tanks like me with information on major encounters it would be greatly appreciated. Hell, it would go a long way in making PLDs as a whole more appreciated if there are less noobs like myself killing parties. >.>
I apologize for the wall of text.