Have any of you had a successful group grinding experience yet? By successful, I mean you got more XP than if you had soloed.
I just got out of another "failed" group attempt. I gathered 4 other people to try and take on some Aldgoat Nanny out in La Noscea. Most of the people were level 10s. As a level 12, the goats conned IT to me. I attempted to solo one. I was able to do about 10% damage, but the goat hit me for around 230, which quickly lead to me fleeing as I knew I was going to have to heal way too often to be able to kill it. I thought it would have been easily doable in a group, so I went searching for more members.
I was looking for lvl 10-14s and got mostly lvl 10s. I was aiming for 4 people total, but since everyone was lvl 10 except me and the only "tank" we had was at 600 HP, I accepted a lvl 16 archer into the group to make 5 of us. We got to the goats and they conned easy prey to us. They rewarded about 250 phys xp and would give me between 90-300 skill (I spent most of my time healing). I solo dodos for about 400-500 phys XP (I'm currently lvl 15 phys on this character) and often 150-250 skill.
So far, my experience with grouping has been awful. Most of the time I should have just been flying solo as I would have gained more XP. So this is why I ask you to leave your experiences, so we can all start finding these places. Where did you group up? What did you kill? How many people did you bring?