I've noticed that lately there have been many low ranks doing R40 behests and ruining SP party bonus for many of the higher ranks. I'm talking about ranks 30-35 people doing R40 behests. ****, as I type there is a rank 24 in the behest party at BW right now.
I realize and acknowledge that there is no minimum rank, and any player of any rank has the right to participate in any behest. But should there be an unwritten rule on decency about a minimum rank to join a certain behest? Personally, I didn't join R40 behests until I was 38+. I think 35+ is alright. 30-34 seems a bit low (and cancels out party bonus for anyone ranked 40+), 24 is just ridiculous.
As I said, I know that everyone has the right to participate...but should they?
What's your take on this matter?
R30 will not lower the SP of the R40, unless he was the only one in the party with the R30. I went with r50 to kill dobs. I was r15 archer. Solo he got 77. With me in party he got 77. With a third member in the party @r45 he got 97. SP isn't affected, he just wouldn't get the party bonus for me since I'm >5 ranks up/down from him.
Member 1: 33
Member 2: 37
Member 3: 42
Member 4: 47
Because of the way the system works, only Members 2 and 3 get a party bonus based on 3 people.
Members 1 and 4 only get a bonus based on 2 people since everyone else is >5 above/below them.
Where as party of 40's with a <35 person in the party would function in that the <35 person would only get solo experience, and the others would be calcuated based on the above example.
SE made some comments on this. The R30 wouldn't ***** over the SP for the R40 it would just mean he wouldn't get a party bonus for that member, but he WOULD for other members. I posted in another thread: http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1297059550177482094&page=1&howmany=50#msg1297282945105344748
edit: I know they wouldn't hit the mobs well, they will die alot, but it's just a game and isn't going to hurt you in this case. Edited, Feb 10th 2011 8:49am by Elionara