I've recently come back to FFXI after a long break, and find the waiting time for groups (even if you are making a party, it can still be tiresome) is pretty much ridiculous to what it should be.
As I have jobs over a wide range of levels, it can be annoying as the majority of members in my main LS sit on their higher leveled jobs for sky/events/farming.
I have a brand new Linkshell sitting in my inventory right now, and am tossing up between naming it CaitsithXPLinkshell or some such thing; sitting in Jeuno/Whitegate and /sh'ing every 10 minutes for anyone who wants a pearl. The way I see it, the LS itself would be a great idea as an infinite amount of people could have the pearl (obviously only 64 on at a time) and then if you wish to level a job you could equip the pearl, find others also looking for a party, form the party and then switch back to your main LS.
I've been leveling white mage, bard and corsair which one would think are jobs that would find groups relatively quickly, yet i've been waiting hours for groups and if I do decide to form my own, there's never the right amount of people looking who are willing to head to Qufim/Yutungha.
Is this worth doing or am I just being dumb as usual?