After trying once in New Movapolis I came back a few times planning to get my npc up a level and maybe myself but found the place occupied every time. There was even one rdm in AF but otherwise crappy gear that was there all the time always with someone else by his side. He even had (Goblin)'s (pet) D11 in his search-text and my first thought was that he was some damn institution for rdm's, like a solo-school or something. (I understand that he this way showed for others that the place was busy, which was good I guess if you didn't want to go there for nothing) I logged onto one of my mules to farm seeds for my garden-mule and now and then i searched for him.
When he and his follower's wasn't there anymore, which was early morning my time and lucky enough I had a few hours free then, I went back with a plan. I used my anniversary ring for the first time and got 12k exp in a little more then 2 hours. (Highest with ring was 554 exp O.o) Did a jump to get to 58 and AF-body and got my npc to 56, but didnt really need her after I was 57.
And I am sure this guide works for many jobs with some small differences. I have tried soloing many of them up to about 20 with /blu, even brd. The thing is, dont stack up on +mnd when soloing whm for example, use the mainjob but don't use it like in a pty, eat food that strengthens you and not only your spells. Your survival is often depending on how fast you kill the mob but also that you can take a hit or 2 unless you are a blm with powerful nukes.
I always liked to have rdm as sub for my blu so I took my rdm from 28 to 30 in Bibiki Bay and currently I am killing tigers in Beaucedine as whm/blu just to get that to 33 and Reraise. (At I-9 and that's a beautiful and empty camp.) Done that since whm was 30. (He he like there would be any problems finding pty for whm at that level...) It is challenging and fun and most important, I can do it when it suits me and I can turn off in between pulls and then just start again when I log back. My wife is much happier :)
And on http://gallery.filefront.com/Tummetott/
there is a folder called "solo pets" where I put some pictures. Edited, Jul 28th 2007 6:40pm by Aljesaf
Hume Male 90BLU (all others between 30 and 46)
Windhurst rank 10, Bastok 3, Sandoria 3, CoP done, RotZ 14, ToAU 29, WoTG 8, NPC lvl 70, alchemy 100+3 (all subcrafts 60, fishing 3 though and synergy 50)
Alf Svensson, Lindblum, on FFXIV