I've been in countless teams and for some reason I actually rank up SLOWER than I do soloing.
I'm currently a rank 14 conjurer and I've been in a ton of party fights as well as done plenty of soloing.
Edited, Oct 30th 2010 2:31am by Glitterhands
Unfortunately that's the problem, with classes such as Thaumaturge and Conjurer who, typically in party roles, are needed for focusing on support most of the time you won't see much skill-ups. Spamming anything other than Spirit Dart or Phantom Dart (That's THM's attack, right?) consumes too much MP which most parties or at least ones I've been with, would frown upon. With soloing you'll usually be spamming your weapon's attack constantly which nets you SP and since the only one who needs healing is you, it saves on MP.
EDIT: Should add that with Spirit Dart (20 CON here.) I've noticed I miss far more frequently than when I level my GLA (10 currently.) despite the fact my magical accuracy with CON is still higher than my phsyical as a GLA. 18 DEX, 56 PIE and melee attacks hit more than magical. Edited, Oct 30th 2010 12:00am by SamusKnight
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