The PL thing is sadly across all servers. I partied as a 55 PLD today - and guess what - someone bought a PL along, conversation went a little like this
PL - Please don't voke, leave hate on me
/ja "provoke" <t>
PL- Cav, I told you not to voke
Me - Tough
PL- Why do you keep voking? Its easier if I take hate
Me - Because I'm a @#%^ing PLD!
PL - So??
Me - So, would you want me tanking endgame without knowing how to voke ?
PL - I'm only 73, I don't do endgame. Please stop voking
Me - No
PL - STOP VOKING
Me - Jesus, I'm tired of this, theres a whm seeking, get them in to tank if you won't let me do my job.
Im sorry, but this was a level 55 party- we had a good setup, me , 2 DD's with voke, a rdm, a whm, and a brd . We did not need a PL
PL has a time and a place - level 55 is not one of them .
Well, to add on to this. I finally managed to get out of the level range of the dunes. Thankfully, so far at Qufim, no Power-levelling at all.
However, I am going to agree with you fatal, how can character skill develop if all there is constant spamming of Weapon Skills and rapid Nuking due to the increased safety of PLs?
I don't know. I'm usually welcoming to a PL but from 16-19 it was a nightmare. While I kept my cool and try to remember all of the macros and what weapons to use. I managed to feel that I have accomplished something to learn my job as a WAR is.
My 2 gil anyways.