Well, it is only in Abyssea...
Compared to Balrahn's: better reward for less work in zones we generally spend more time in.
don't care that others don't care about missions. While I liked doing them and I know others don't, it's still a very nice reward for a simple set of missions, it's a guaranteed reward, and you're not wrestling some stupid random NM with a stupid random chance for it which has the potential of being camped by other people.
I'm genuinely surprised the best synthetic Atmas are the Rank mission prereqs and not the others.
I'm not complaining, I already had them all done (except Sandy Rank 10, which I'll get to eventually, and don't care about the Atma for, and the WoTG City Quests, which I'm in a static for).
Edit: I mean, I'm Windy Rank 10, and have beaten A Shantotto Ascension, why would I care about any of the other Atmas? (Until Heroes of Abyssea introduces a 3rd Lunar Abyssite, obviously) Edited, Sep 15th 2010 11:48am by Aliekber