Once people finish leves and even time between leves people camp the battlewardens at the top of the hour.
And when they finish them, I'll be there. Why should I solo them when grouping is much more beneficial as it gives me plenty more opportunities to do leves than just eight. Behests work well in this regard, as they slow down the time it takes to finish every leve as well.
The only reason I did some quests (as did a lot of people) was to get for example a scroll of sleepga2, warp, drain, teleport scroll, Brygid the stylist armors. Quests in FF11 were mostly done for items, either for a job or to be sold. How many people did scroll quests on alts for the gil?
You want to "immerse yourself" and "be a part of the storyline", yet you only did the quests when the reward was good. Hypocritic. You don't need a carrot to immerse yourself. You don't need a quest to get the carrot you so desire.