If you have no competition farm the free-roamers.
You're a funny guy.
Also, my group has a policy. If we've got pretty heavy competition for the actual NMs we say the hell with it, build ambers quick and go Cleave burning. Within the hour (with any measure of luck) we have at least 3 set of the timed NMs, which are the annoying ones anyway.
We don't boast the "done in three nights" bragging rights, but then again we run with less than half of what others have posted here. Work with what you have, right?
On another note, I'd be interested to see how others handle Glavoid efficiently. We tend to grab a smn and keep earthen armor up at all times to prevent Disgorge from one-shotting a nin and thf tank. I suspect schierzo works as well, migawari is unreliable due to the 30 second (I think?) gap between up time and recast.
What do you guys do?
I work with much less than half of what others do. Donations on Carbuncle of Glavoid Shells and Itz. Scales are welcome btw!
I typically duo a cleave with my WHM buddy. Both of us have guns and we're working on his Chloris and my Glav. Tahrongi is annoying as hell. At least in La Thiene, everything was close together for Carabosse.
Typically we come together once a week and do 4-5 pops of Glav and Chloris with the rest of the time being casual working by Fell Cleave and/or timed/popped/procced NM sessions.
Taking a break currently because got a little burned out of these and last minute summer vacations.
Glavoid is easily trio'd or quadrupled provided you have the right jobs and the right atmas: My preferred setup is: me (WAR or THF), duo partner (WHM), occasional LS member (THF), other occasional member (NIN) with Earth Wyrm atmas on the DD. Our problem isn't so much surviving, it's simply not becoming bored as hell after Glavoid #50 and making sure we always turn before it absorbs damage. I can't recall ever bringing a SMN or BRD although I wouldn't turn them down if we have healer, treasure hunter and tank(s) covered already. Edited, Aug 17th 2011 3:22pm by TheBarrister