Me and a small group of friends went to party up on some crabs and had the best time yet in the game. For those holding off on playing within the parties -- don't. I went from level 18 to level 19 in only about an hour. SP bonus was noticable and fast pulls and fast kills meant the XP/SP kept coming the entire time. Mages wern't running out of MP at all. The mobs kept repopping just right times. I was main tank as PGL all night and had no problems at all keeping hate or dying. The crabs were blue to us, but they have enough HP where everyone and kept wacking at it long enough to get a nice chunk of SP. After the party disbanded I had a completely different (inspiring) outlook on the game so give it a try.
If you aren't having fun doing party play your not doing it right!!!
Edited, Oct 22nd 2010 7:52pm by ninechars