Since FFXIV is kind of a flop for me, I came back to FFXI to check out all the changes. I have been working on Dancer off and on as my Taru whenever I play but I gotta say the xp gain has been terrible. I am 64 and geared mostly towards Evasion and Accuracy with a side to attack (emp hairpin, scorp harn, jaridah stuff, potent belt, chiv chain, ame mantle, snipe rings). I got all the AF which I do gear swaps in, I have subbed nin for shadows so far.
The leveling spots I used are generally just fields of valor there in the western alteppa desert doing the largest antmen (don't remember the page). Generally I can knock out one of those pages in 45 minutes (what with travel time and all that) but the rewards are... less then ideal. I can get maybe 3k per hours give or take and I am sitting here looking at 19k for the next level. I look for parties, but the whole range of people seeking on my server (Siren) from 10-70 is generally countable on my fingers (aka less then 10), and rarely a spread that could form a realistic party.
I tried campaign, but the entire past seems pretty dead right now and I am just not strong enough to survive those mobs and get any sort of decent xp. I thought about Abyssea, but from all my forum trolling it seems like one really need 70+ to try that out.
So I guess my question is, is there an xping method I am missing out here that would cut my trip to 70 down from 60+ mindless hours of grinding? Even tips on speeding up the FoV method would be welcomed.