Again, I'm not sure if the level requirements for melees are the same now as the past NA Dynamis LS. I'll let you know tonight.
Yeah, 9PM EST is usually when we do them now. We used to do them at 8PM EST, but that was very bad for the West Coast people. 8 PM EST = 5PM PST and people are just getting out of work at that time. It makes the EST people stay up a little later (I sure feel it when I go into work the next morning), but Dynamis is Dynamis. I've been to every single Dynamis that we've had so far. We've had a few people just not show up because their AF didn't drop and that's a bad way to look at it. I don't care much for the AF (some of it), but I just want to see us succeed as a whole.
The reason Thief is liked in Dynamis is because there is a strategy called "Sacrifice Pulling". In the event that we need to get a mini-boss NM in Dynamis to progress, we ask a thief or paladin to perform a sacrifice pull. Right now, the leader of the shell is the who performs sacrifice pulls. We have designated 1 or 2 paladins as backup to also do so. It is very important that the thief and/or paladin is competent at this because that is what you must do to progress to the final boss. Killing the final boss gets you the key item for that Dynamis. Sometimes things go bad and we can't raise you, but usually we can. Even in the event that we can't raise you, we'll repeat that Dynamis for you the next time. We've had things go bad in the past, but the new group of recruits have proven themselves to be amazingly good. I think the most important thing is that people follow directions. It's sometimes hard to order 63 other players around to do the same thing. One bad screw up and our Dynamis trip can be a disaster (as is what happened in the past). I'm sure you'd do a good job, just make sure you pay attention and listen. Dynamis really isn't that hard just as long people don't do stupid things.
Anyway, my reply was just to let you know that one does exist and it is somewhat open to any NA that wants to go. I'm just not sure of the requirements because as I said before, we've declined a few people already. If I forget to send you a tell, send one my way tonight. I'm Faluzure on Quetz.