Lol, I'm the only guy in my bc group not on the chat channel. We now routinely get to turn 5. No internet on my crap phone and I play on PS3. I would probably not be accepted into other groups, but since these folks are cool with me I'm pretty sure thats the only reason they allow it. Plus I'm blm so I'm not on silence rotation, so that helps. I miss out on a lot of strategy, but I circumvent the downsides by doing the following:
1. Macro that looks like this:
/p just passed allagan rot to #2, be ready <se.8>
2. Make a macro for dreadnaughts that looks like this:
/action "Virus" <t>
/p Casting Virus on <t>, STR / DEX down 10sec
3. Memorize the living crap out of the battles. I still maintain that controller users have a slight gameplay edge where we lack in our inability to quickly communicate.
4. Once in, pray to the RNG gods and gear yourself. Nothing says "I know the battle" like 6 allagan pieces.
That's all the help I can give.
Edited, Dec 3rd 2013 2:26pm by Valkayree