So I’ve recently started up the game again after a lengthy hiatus and I’ve noticed that the party system has changed. I found that flagging up just doesn’t seem to work anymore. Someone in my shell told me people only do Grounds of Valor pages in places like Gusgen. I asked how you get into those parties and he said just ask the leader. But now I’m in the low 40s and starting to wonder if I should move on from Gusgen. I hear Crawler’s Nest is a good option but I don’t see many parties in there on my server. So I’m wondering what other options are out there for partying and is it polite to ask leaders if they have a spot for another player?
One more question: when you get to Abyssea level range, do you do the same? Ask leaders if they have a spot open? Is that the new normal? I do see a lot of shouts for AFK leech parties where they expect you to pay half a million or a million gil to tag along but that doesn’t sound like much fun.
Anyway, any advice is greatly appreciated.