I know this is overdone, but getting my Joytoy. ^^
Way back when my RDM was still level 1, I tanked Chary as NIN for a couple of people. I remembered what a long, but exhilarating, fight it was, but never thought I'd level a job where I would need one.
Lo and behold, fast forward 6 months, and my RDM is level 70. Since I get burned out on exp-ing on RDM pretty easily, I had been breaking up the monotony by trying to keep my sword and dagger skills capped each level. So once I dinged 70, the first thing I did was go camp myself in SSG for ToD.
When I woke up the next morning, I was surprised to find he was up and unclaimed. I quickly scanned my LS and flist and, as I feared, found no one online who could help. There were two different japanese parties there (one THF/RDM/RDM/WHM53, other PLD/RDM/RDM) buffing to get ready to claim. I stayed idle seeing how they'd fare. The first party got him down to about 50% and wiped, and the 2nd party promptly claimed. I didn't think they had a chance with a PLD tank, and sure enough, within 3 minutes the second party had wiped as well. So here I was in SSG at 6AM with 7 bodies on my screen (no RR apparently) and a **** off Chary. XD
Well, I ended up chainspell raising all the members of the first party and one of the RDM in the 2nd (last), knowing I was giving the (re?)claim back to the first. I then offered to help either party in /say, using auto-translate to say that I would not lot sword. The first party invited and after weakness wore, we promptly tore him apart. One of the other RDM's got his joy, I passed, they /bowed, and we went our separate ways.
Later on that day, I came back when Chary's window would be open again. I had a few friends with me this time who could reliably take him down. We killed PH's by ourselves for about an hour when the same japanese party I had helped that morning showed up. Sure enough, they got claim when he popped. I was a little disappointed, but I didn't give up.
This started a five day stalking of Chary on my behalf, lol. It seemed that everytime I was there alone, he would pop with no one but afk'ers around until some random group showed up. Then when I would bring people with me, there would suddenly be 20 people in his pop room and we wouldn't get claim. I was about ready to give up, as much as I wanted joyeuse, I hate dragging people off for a couple of hours of /doze-worthy NM camping.
But, finally, luck prevailed. ^^ Got it a couple of days ago with some help from friends when he popped with no one else to take advantage of it. I'm thrilled, and special thanks to Arkc, Xial, Arrotheon, Eldon, and Xianghua for helping me finally get it.