I see a lot more people doing behest now and wanted to point out one thing, it is not a free for all. only one group of mobs can be killed for experience at a time. If the mob name is in red then it will give exp, otherwise the exp is lost.
EdyNOTB, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
....and it is to your advantage to join a party as the more people that play means the more mobs therefore the more sp!
Sadly this is why I don't do Behest anymore... In my experience you try to form a party yet people don't care and want to do it solo. Here's a recent example:
A few LS members and myself figured we'd join in for a Behest so roughly 10 minutes before it we all grouped together and started shouting for others who wanted to join in the battle. Quickly enough we gathered 15 members and one started shouting to everyone else that we were full and to please do not
talk to the Battle Warden to join. Sure enough soon as it spawned everyone began scrambling to join in the Behest locking out about 5-6 people from our party. Their excuse was that nobody owns the Behests and they could do as they see fit. This was two parties outside our own consisting of about 2-3 members each. Despite reasoning they just wouldn't listen became very vulgar and taunted us for it. I tried to leave myself so a healer in our group could join but someone outside of it quickly took their spot. End result, it was a loner who wanted to solo it all.
Sadly once the Behest started the larger party I had been a part of before dropping just ran after random targets eventually ******* off the leader who just disbanded the whole party altogether. Of course it didn't help the one who asked everyone not to join after the party was formed started yelling at the others who did, making it worse. I agree that you're free to join a Behest if you wish to but it's highly disrespectful to do it even after being asked not to and then refusing to join together just to be an even bigger ****...
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