I have not played FFXI since the earthquake, and was barely playing much before then anyway.
I have long had the goal of getting the AF2 hat before I quit (before the level increase) but I never got it. Whenever my LS did Xarc, the hat would drop multiple times on the runs I didn't make, but never when I was there.
I think I was around 83 or so, without most of the Abyssea gear (unfortunately.) With the "new" Dynanmis changes, how much work would I need to put in to gear up and finally farm up my hat? Is the drop rate any better?
I was never that good at solo, but pretty much everyone I knew is gone.