LOL strategy in this game... There's no strategy. Stop kidding yourself that this game somehow requires a mental thought... Spirit Dart = FFXIV's ground breaking strategic gameplay that all these FFXIV @#%^s think they're geniuses for using
Woah there, buddy, there's no need to get that angry. Since my use of the word "strategy" seems to have set you off, I'll clarify the situation, defend the word's use, and cite its definition in the process.
We can agree that the OP was likely spamming the strongest spells he could as fast as he could, or using that he was using abilities without the proper understanding of their moderation, thereby forcing him to run out of MP at an accelerated pace.
By forming a strategy
-- that is, "a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result"
-- he could avoid that. The fact is, FFXIV does require strategy; indeed, doing almost anything with some amount of foresight does. The plan/method/series of maneuvers:
using abilities that do not cost MP (e.g., Spirit Dart) The specific goal or result:
better MP management; not having to run back to the aetherite
Thus I hope you see how the word "strategy," despite its surprisingly provocative nature, is actually quite apt.