bad drks make me cry. ):
I nominate myself, for being a complete ***** to the bad DRK and kicking him. I am not going to name the DRK - he was using dex rings, a warrior's belt, and a dhalmel mantle at level 55. He was waiting for 300% TP to weapon skill, and when questioned about it, he told us "my TP affects my damage so i wait" (true, but not enough that it's worth waiting for 300% TP in an exp party). Then when I pointed out that his weapon skills were doing on average 50-150 dmg, he fully buffed himself, Vorpal Scythed @ 300% TP, and did something like 300 damage.
He then proceeded to be like "there, see?" and telling us that part of the reason he waited for 300% was to wait on his 5 minute timer for his buffs so that he could do uber dmg to the mob.
Note that we couldn't go to a ToAU area (at 56-60 I'm sorry but even I'll take ToAU over the stupid crabs with a melee-centered party) because the same DRK would have had to take a 30 minute boat ride to get there. Normally I hate ToAU seriously but... I'll admit that there's a reason people cram in there when they want to exp.
Riiight anyway, so back to the story.
Well, this DRK was doing absolutely pitiful damage (add to that the fact that he was 55 and *really* he should have been 56+, but nobody else was lfp at that time), so I basically told him that the rest of the party was going to go to ToAU and pick up the BLM that was now lfp, and that he needed to learn how to do dmg as a drk in an exp sitting if he was going to continue.
Now, I'm not a mean person, really. I mean, I tried to ask him nicely to please use TP at a time more appropriate for him (and since I stopped my DRK at level 37 I even asked Maj for advice at this point), and the other members of the party were also trying to make him understand that 300% tp and 5 minutes between weapon skills was a bit unreasonable for an exp party, but unfortunately my patience ended up wearing thin and I kicked him.
The lesson to be learned here is:
If you're going to party with Arte, make sure you don't suck if she's had a generally long/crappy week.