Until they find a way to make normal party grinding practical, I'm against changing the leve system to discourage fail leves.
I'm especially against the "reward SP at the end" suggestion. As anyone who has DC'd in the middle of a leve will tell you, not being able to jump back in with your links and GA active sucks, and if you're doing it to complete it for marks or rewards, it double sucks. You put the SP as an end reward, and you've totally wasted your time in
the event of a DC.
It's really one of those things that if you don't like it, don't do it. It doesn't affect you, unless you're in a fail leve group. Put together a non-fail group if you don't like the fail method. If you're in a static, and they are fail leve people, and you want marks or some type of reward, ask them if you can keep 1 or 2 slots open for that.
The real issue is not being able to grind in an efficient and practical way. Without fail leves grinding is just downright slow and painful. There aren't enough groupings of practical grinding mobs, 1 party killing say, efts- and that's about all the partying that's going to be going on in that area. And what's the alternative, if that run was taken? Nothing really. And you can't even search an area to see if there IS a party that rank already SPing. At the moment, the way the search system is (or isn't to be more precise), you can put a grind party together, and end up wasting anima porting all over the **** world, because you have no way of telling if someone is in the area you're thinking about SPing at. Choosing a camp is like playing poker, and not being able to see even your own cards, only you're all in - every bet you make.
It's very impractical to party grind outside of fail leves atm. It's not the fail leve method that created the problem, quite the opposite is true - the problem is what created the fail leve method. Given another efficient/fun means of SP grinding, you wouldn't have to change anything about leves, fail leves would still be there, just no one would do it that way anymore.
Edited, Mar 24th 2011 3:49pm by Restyoneck
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