After leaving a crap party in garilage citidel, I accepted an invite from another party going to the same place.
We get there and people are zoning Skeletons and bats and beetles like crazy. We decided to find a better place to go.
30 minutes later we all arive in the Eastern Altep Desert. After getting every one aquainted with the gate crystal, and the Rabo AH, we start pulling Sand Bettles.
Chain #5 the first time. about 1k xp in about 10 minutes. We had a PLD, THF, DRK, BLM, WHM and WHM (me). The whm's took turns healing the party, so we had 0 downtime. Hit chain 4 and 5 lots. I even got to level up my divine by spamming banish and banish II.
It was just a shame that it took us so long to get set into a camp, and actually start fighting anything. It was probobly close to an hour or so between the time I got a /tell and the first kill.
It was worth it, hit level 33, and made some new friends.