lol... yeah tried that earlier. Cons have a tough time soloing at this level I think. I would go to somewhere with dodos - you can kill them before they kill you and get 100-200 exp each. But soloing them is slow. Duoing them with melee means not many skill points for you. My advice is duo with another mage.
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.