Hahaha, this is awesome! I've been looking for a place to tell what I experienced in this morning's EXP pt.
So, I'm looking for PT as a WAR28. I get a /tell for a party in the jungles. I hop on the airship and get invited when I arrive in Kazham. It's a DRG/THF, SMN/BLM, BLM/WHM, BLM/WHM, WHM/BLM, and me, WAR/NIN. I was wondering about a second provoker, but didn't ask because I figured they were chaining and semi-manaburning, with the extra healing.
When I get to camp, the leader and SMN suggest moving to Yhoator Jungle. To make a long story short, the two BLM did not have their chocobo licenses yet. Now, in the year and a half I've been playing this game, taking multiple jobs through these levels, I've NEVER seen anyone past 20 without the chocobo license. I wasn't about to suggest powders - they probably can't afford them. So we stay in Yuhtunga.
After about 3 fights, I get killed by a nasty Goblin Rush. I then tell them I need someone to cast enfeebles (Slow, Paralyze, etc) and I need a second provoker for my shadows. I ask the leader if he can sub WAR. His repsonse?
"my WAR is 1"
/sigh. He offers to leave and get a replacement for himself. I say no, I'll leave, but they are all against that. The SMN offers to leave, and heal from the side since the leader was her friend. They invite a SAM/WAR in her place. As I'm resting while weakened, one of the BLM come up to me and /comfort. I notice they have no weapon, the male yukata, and no pants. I didn't check them - their lack of gear seen from the outside was enough. The other BLM had a level 1 Robe, slops and a staff. Curious, I turned on my filters to see the party's attacks.
The Taru was nuking for 40, 50, 60 points of damage with Thunder. The hume did even less. And they nuked a lot. No magic burst, even though I set one up for Impaction. Later, the WHM left and the SMN from earlier came back, subbing WHM this time.
The SAM and I worked well together, and we ended up getting some pretty decent EXP.
Later, the SAM left and they got a NIN. The NIN wanted to go to Yhoator and agreed to lead the PT by foot, killing goblins in our way. We approach two goblins close together, and we're too far from the zone. I state that if we're not careful, they'll link. The NIN asks if we have sleep in this PT. I remember we have two BLM, so I say that. My jaw dropped at the next few lines (paraphrasing):
TaruBLM: i dont have sleep
HumeBLM: no sleep sry
Holy ****. No gear, and not even keeping up with important spells? I was simply shocked. Not even angry or appalled, just SHOCKED. Even with my first job, WHM, I made damn sure to get every single spell as soon as I was the level to use them. Yes, even Aquaveil and Deodorize. The only spell I had to wait on was Erase. I finally acquired it somewhere between 50-53. I didn't say anything else in the PT, as they were nice people - just needed a lot of help with their gear and spells, and hate control. I left the PT as a 30WAR, thanked the leader and PT politely and warped out, but couldn't help and laugh at what I saw from the two BLM.
- I get those tells asking for gil on both my main and my mules. Yes, my MULES get tells for gil, and they wear next to nothing.
- On the same WAR, but as a level 19 in the Dunes, I get asked to PT. Short lived, but they had a PL. The PL offered to Teleport people to La Thiene so they can run to San d'Oria. He teleports, and only after I arrive at the crag crystal do I realize one of the members who were begging for a Teleport was still in Valkurm. They didn't have the crystal. XD I disbanded before seeing anything else, but I lol'd. I soloed to 20 and rode a chocobo out to Sandy to change jobs and warp later.
- I remember this noob a LONG time ago, while I was on my WHM in AF. He stalked me, kept checking me and wanted the rings I was wearing. I think it was an ether ring or something. He offered 60k for it, and claimed it was for his brother. I laughed in his face and blisted him.