I must admit that 5k/hr is a little pointless, since any competent duo can achieve that(all the while having more fun). If a party of 6 can't beat that, then the whole point of FFXI's "party dynamics" fall apart.
Depends on level and camp. That range is pretty common before 40, there just isn't the gear / buffs / camps that enable much higher rates. And I'm talking without using the emp band. Post 53ish its 7~8k ish, possibly up to 10 if you got a BRD doing their thing. Post 63 when you can do real Colibri then your XP picks up pretty quickly until Imps then to Greater Colibri.
Basically XP takes a dip vs anything not a weak defenseless bird. Which is why everyone's doing SMN burns to get past the annoying low levels. And why you see level 40~50 players find a lower level guy and sync to do lessor colibri in the past. It ruins them for skillups, and they never learn their job, but it gets them the max XP/hr possible and thus the least amount of time required to get the job to 75. Edited, Dec 13th 2009 11:17am by saevellakshmi
RoTZ: Complete DM: O
CoP: Complete AN: O
99 SAM, RDM, BLU, WAR,
Nothing in this game is impossible if you set yourself to the task of actually doing it. Even dumb people can only hold you back for so long.
when you're hefting something that deadly, you don't miss - mobs get the **** out of the way instead...