Okay, due to some odd events, I didn't solo G1. I went to GC first but, having never been there before, didn't know how to open Banishing Gate #1. I ran around standing on all the switches and the party there just ignored me.
I gave up and headed to CN, where I was actually doing okay. I camped near the top Rolanberry zone, throwing a bee at an exoray then following up with a lizard or two (depending on initial links). It was slow going, but it was working. However, I got distracted by a Sim<tab> fight and was offered help from a 75BLM I'd met in a Dunes party a few days ago. That didn't go so well (bad link, annoying pet aggro, and miscommunication leading to a dirt nap), so one of my ls (75RDM) and a guy who was farming (75NIN) joined in. It took a good thirty or forty kills before the mold finally dropped.
The NIN came with me to EN and back to GC and basically did the whole lot for me. I'm very grateful for the help, but didn't have the heart to tell him that I could quite happily solo this stuff...
Anyway, my level limit has been raised and Maat will be suffering some serious payback in 20 levels time.
Mithra ~ Hades
Smiting the infidels with my army of bees