I've been in one fate party, that was last night, at level 50, just to ***** with the Massive group, with 2 other FC people.
I reached 50 without a single Fate party.
If it's a single target mob, and I can get there before 80%, Stone II will carry the gold as long as I maintain target.
If it's a Multi-spawn, it's tricky without an AOE attack, but if you skip a few fates here and there, you can get ahead of the next one, and gain the advantage. Think of it this way... You can run yourself ragged getting 10,. 1000 point nibbles. or take a 13,000 point win while relaxing.
Once WHM Hit 45 and Holy, (AOE + Stun) I could wade into those crowds, wipe out 1/3rd to half of them before Stoneskin and HP were chewed through, Sprint out, Pop Shroud for Refresh, Stoneskin again and head back to wipe them out. A whitemage with Killing power is not a pleasant sight.
I just wish the GCD didn't prevent us from Emoting during casting like in XI... Holy REALLY needs the /laugh motion mid-cast. (keeps text spam out, just the sound)
Mind you, you don't NEED to kill that much for a gold... but it certainly puts a smile on your face when the fate ends as the lagfest rides up, breathless after crossing the entire map on chocobo.
On Svara... Bittervets remember the Nidhogg fights, Watch where the chocobos gather as they seem to pop in first, stand in the middle and hope you aren't in front. Svara will pop, Lock it, stand just inside where the cone attack starts and follow him.
The lag is only a problem if you have to load everyone in first... Make them load YOU.
Edited, Sep 9th 2013 5:33pm by OtosanOokami