People claiming to be getting 400+ sp per kill is referring to Leves + Levelink, in which even blue mobs will give you that much sp. SP gain from 1 star to 2 stars another is like 20% boost or something along those lines but take 2x the time to kill. Also they don't need BR in order to be killed whereas some do.
The problem is that most of the hard mobs don't generate much TP making it very difficult to use WS BR attacks, and it's very noticable when trying to take down NMs as.
It's been stated numerous times the 400+ SP is on leves.
But sayiing mobs take 2x longer to kill is false. If done right it won't take long. I just had a 15 man group doing 5 stars and on average we completed each leve in under 10 min. I got well over 20k in a litte over an hour. This party ended literally 20 min ago.
I can still get 200+ SP on single mobs in a party. Just need the right setup and the right mobs. And no I'm not talking about coblyns and doblyns
And tp generation takes longer on harder mods due to higher evasion and poor positioning hindering your accuracy.
This can be countered by proper build technique, gear and many spells and abilities. Edited, Jan 11th 2011 9:52pm by hungerforce