It worked well for us because we have careers and were only on during the evening, got along well and were all competent with our party duties. And honestly, if someone offered you a clear guaranteed road to 75 early in your drg careeer you telling me you wouldn't take it?
Nope, wouldn't even consider it.
I'm sure you guys had a "clear guaranteed road to 75" with your "near perfect" setup...how did that work out for you guys?
You stopped playing, my bro quit! :( and Kojimo has been MIA ever since :(
But it's not anyones fault why you didn't make it all the way to 75. RL stuff happens. Things happen. There's nothing that can be done about that.
I stopped dragoon at lvl 67....that's STILL higher than anyone's level in your static if the levels are still up to date.
Sure, lfping sucks, i'm not going to even bother lying about that, it's one of the worst aspects of the game, but i'd sooner solo a bunch of decent challenges for 50+ exp each and eps for 35+ exp each with no down time for 2 hours while lfping, then to actually static with anyone. Things always happen with those from my personal experiences with them.
Plus what my brother went through. Like I said, he felt so damn bad when he couldn't make it to an exp session. This is a damn video game, and nobody should feel that way over a video game.
Now, i'm sure you guys worked together VERY well. You were all GREAT players (well, you were all certainly better players then me lol), but statics just seem to have more negative then positive come out of them in the end.
Now i'm sure a lot of people are saying, well, technically linkshells are statics, but I dunno, I had a system going lol.
I would solo for 2hrs (nothing more) while lfping during jp time (since jps like drgs lol). During that time, I will look to start a party or an invite, whatever came 1st. If neither, then I simply went on to do something else. (which is how I ended up with so much gil btw. I used my time kinda wisely i'd say)
So no, I wouldn't take it because there is no clear cut way to 75. You'll get there eventually...probably quicker if you don't static. *2cents*