Last night, I went exping in Boyohda Tree. We were doing great, and all was going well. Suddenly, out of nowhere, our leader forms an alliance. Myself, along with the others in our party, ask why. Our leader tells us that he's been told by a high-lvl group that they are fighting the NM Aquarious, and we are welcome to help kill it and lot on treasure. I figure, sure what the heck. They're high lvls, and they have a 67 Pld with an earth staff that will do the tanking anyways. (I'm a 56 Pld myself) So our party runs over there, to see the Pld in their group seemingly kiting the crab around. I didn't know what to make of it, I haven't kited myself and I sure didn't know what kind of strategy they were using. We followed the crab around again and again, since the group we allianced with were doing anything but staying in one place. It was at this point that I noticed that the NM was still at full HP, and we were the only ones seemingly actually trying to fight it.
Now, I'd also like to point out that throughout this entire thing, nobody in the other party said a single thing, not even macros. The other party's HP were at about 1/3 now, and I was considering disbanding but I didn't want to just leave my party to their deaths. About then, the other party, who we allianced with, broke off, leaving the NM with us. I had thrown a few cures around, and all of us had hit the crab with something at one point, so our half of the alliance had taken hate (also thanks to the other group not doing anything other than running around). Sadly, one of our members fell right away in about 2 hits. I ran over there (we were frantically running away at this point), voked, cure4ed on me since I had already went down to 350 HP, and used my 2hr. I ran like hell, and managed to zone the NM crab. All but one person survived, and a few of us met outside in Zi'Tah.
Now, as I am sitting at the zone, here comes the Pld from the other party, out to us. I won't name him, but he was lvl 67 and in the DrowX ls. I was very upset at this whole thing, and I asked him if letting us grab hate and running was their plan. I got no response. I was both mad and disappointed, since I had thought that DrowX would know just a LITTLE better than this. I even know somebody who's a member of DrowX, and have heard good stories about their ls. However, now my view of their whole ls is in the gutter. I hope this is just a few bad people in their linkshell, because I was even hoping to join them someday.
I only remember one person's name (the pld), but I'll only give it out if DrowX requests so. If anybody here was in that group last night, or is in DrowX and heard about this, please post a reply. I'm lost in thought at what went down.