Invited to a JP pt, not uncommon. This time the set up was me(cor/rng) with pld/war, rdm, brd, drk/nin and mnk/nin.
With 3 refreshes I used tab key to try and spell out that /nin was not needed( I wanted to save a few bullets a fight with good dd) but the response was a /tell from the party leader asking me (support job) (ninja) (do you have it?).
I know JP love to give their healers a break even at the cost of xp/hr, but cmon.. 3 refresh and a rdm still needs a shadow pt NOT in merit pt (lvl 45ish)
just typical noobs; nationality has nothing to do with it. NA/EU sometimes believe every melee must /NIN at all levels too. it's just inexperience and stupidity.
JP are often more cautious than NA/EU, more often than not to their party's detriment. however, i've never encountered a 2 mage + PLD JP party that had its DDs come /NIN at any pre-70~ level, and my insomnia has me partying with 5 JP members pretty often. i've also never had complaints when asking JP members to sub /DD pre-70 in parties with a tank and 2 mages.
you just got unlucky and met a noob.
edit: it's also possible that your server has /NIN trends, which would be unfortunate. all /NIN pseudo-burn (or "actual" burn i guess) pre-75 and outside of ronfaure[s] can be fine, but generally only when healing and tanking is insufficient. Edited, Jul 18th 2009 11:22pm by milich