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.
Leve mobs (that are not for you/your party) do not 'con' to anyone but the player/party that started the leve. So if you see a symbol indicating its difficulty, you know it's a normal mob. (As far as I've seen so far, anyways.) =)