I am having some problems with ranking up. I am currently rank 27 archer. This is very good as I have been playing the server only 5 days. That being said, I put a lot of time into FFXIV, and I feel that I'm not getting SP to the full potential. Seeing as I'm still pretty new, I'd like to ask yall's advice on getting better SP for my Linkshell and I.
Let me begin by saying that my Linkshell has about 25 members, and is extremely active. This isn't an advertisement, so I will leave the LS name out, but I think its relevant that yall know that we get together with about 10+ members every night and grind or behest or leve together. Our ranks are currently in the range of 22-29ish.
From 1-10 was obviously super easy, and 10-20 was extremely easy as well. After 20 though, I find it difficult to rank up at all. Obviously I'm rank 27, so I've managed, but I haven't found an extremely consistent way of ranking up. The first couple days my Linkshell and I did leves almost constantly. Lately though, I've come to realize that the SP we're receiving from leves isn't worth it at all. We usually receive anywhere from 50sp to 280sp. 280 is in rare situations though. Also, I'd like to add that leves seem to be very inconsistent. One leve may be easily 5 star and 250 sp, and another might be 5 star with 100 sp per kill, and another might be 4 star and wipe us. This leads me to believe that leves are almost a waste of time.
We do love behest, I'll give that, but other than behest, the only consistent exp I can find is by grinding Giant Crabs. We usually get about 50 sp per kill with an 8 person party. This is the best SP I've found after behest.
Can yall give me some advice as to what I can do to improve SP gain for my LS as well as myself? Perhaps some plentiful party grind spots, or some leve tips, or anything of that nature?
Edited, Jan 30th 2011 7:21am by CruiseLessor