Disclaimer: This is my first MMO and I'm not a very active video game player in general.. I'm talking about minimal playing (I have a blog outlining just how bad I am). I could be deemed one of those annoying people in the game as I just don't know better. But for the couple of harsh impatient people I've encountered I've had three times as many be so nice and helpful. So, thankful I'm not completely discouraged.
I failed very hard at Brayflox's my first run. Or actually, just during the final boss. We died once and I was given tips on what to do but even doing everything I was told we still continued to die, maybe 5 times, before running out of time. Looking at my stats it was deduced to be a large part that my gear was way under level and I hadn't taken on my white mage quest yet, so therefore didn't have certain traits and actions. I feel silly just not knowing I could have undertaken that white mage quest - possibly I should be reading the stories more.
Anyway, on my second run with much better gear, my white mage, and a very amazing friend we went at it. It was for some reason, way worse than the first time. I was home sick with a massive headache so maybe not the best idea to play as I quickly felt worse and logged off in shame. In hindsight I was told our tank had bad gear and he did seem to be taking more damage than I could keep up with. Its very easy to run out of mp when trying to keep him up with Cure II so I tried to use a combination but I'm on a PS3 so scrolling through the hotbar is slightly time consuming (or is for someone who doesn't play video games that much).
So first, I'd love possible some tips on what a great hot bar set up would be .. and then the obvious how to make it through this dungeon as a healer without giving myself another panic attack. Because, I'm very serious when I say my heart rate raises and I get very shaky (I get this way when playing alone so l get much worse when there is the pressure of getting others through as well).