You don't have to worry about running around and setting up camp. You don't have to worry about running around and getting TE.
While this is true, It's still recommended to get atleast some TEs if not all.
I say that for the following reasons:
1. Longer time to farm....60 mins opposed 120.
2. popping all 5 TEs mobs not only give you TE but restricts 2HRs incase they do it (if you proc)...which normally they will if done quick enough. And Although yes your main concern is getting AF2 I'd still rather have the extra time opposed to a hour... plus If i'm solo'n
I'd probably get more out of finding proc mobs and killing them instead of random killing stuff because it isn't even gaurenteed I'll get the AF2 I'm after...however.....if I proc JA mobs...I can still get currency...so even if I don't get the AF2 I'm after I still got a little currency to sell...
Although with me personally....if I'm after a specific AF2 I just find a party to go with to spam kill stuff....
When I needed DNC AF2 Body
So I solo'd in Dynamis - Xarcabard and went to the JA proc areas. Although my main concern was AF2 Body, I knew the likely hood of getting that piece specifically was sort of hit and miss since so many other AF2 can drop(didn't need nor want the others). So I figured "Hey..why not proc jobs for currency and hope DNC body drops?" Atleast currency is a given if I kill all 5 TEs. And since JAs on DNC toward targets are short it shouldn't take long to get proc anyway (to say you don't have to repeat any) So it wouldn't be a complete lost......Luckily....2 Days later it dropped from when I was solo'n....THF hands also dropped that same day.
Now I still need AF2 Head for DNC...from what I read, in bastok solo'n the TEs can be tricky since they're fairly close to other mobs so I doubt I'm going to attempt to solo there unless I can't get into a Bastok group.
Worst case scenerio I'd just take the 60 mins even though there's a free 60 minutes in there lol Edited, Oct 19th 2011 12:28pm by Darkzeru