I just came back from the game. Been off for a year and I just got my thief to level 99 from 90. With the advent of the new dynamis, I figured it was time for me to finally make my assassin's armlets a priority (I know, I know, please don't judge). Here is the situation I am in. I don't have Xarc access, I have never had a LS successfully run windy in all the time I have played FFXI. I don't have a support group in place, so I am largely looking at soloing the content, so what I am looking at doing is soloing Dynamis - Tavnazia for my Armlets. My first attempt last night failed pretty bad. Took a few 1200 damage explosions to the face a trying to get by the clusters on the second floor.
On to my questions. As a soloist, should I go for TEs so that I can open up procs on the Kindred and get more currency? If so, what is the best way to do that (I.E. flee past the worms and get in the tunnels or clear them out and then move on to the TEs? What mobs do I avoid at all costs? (I found out to my very great chagrin that clusters are pretty bad.
Second, how do I get to the Kindred, and do they have any special pop conditions like the old dynamis did?
Third, is there any reason you would want to go in with subjobs locked instead of unlocked?
Fourth, I understand that I need at least 3 TEs for the procs. Are the kindred even possible to solo relatively easily without procs, meaning, do I really need to look for a partner to duo this with anyway?
Thanks in advance guys.