The next venue for leveling would be Qufim Island, to kill worms, clippers, and pugils. Woots.
I don't seem to have the best luck getting invites in Qufim. I don't know why. I have gotten 3 jobs through the area, compared to the 8 jobs I've finished the Dunes with. WHM, BLM, NIN, SMN, and RNG all sit at 20 or 21, waiting to get past the invite stage.
OK, SMN I haven't even tried to level there, as I'm waiting to get all my avatars. That might take a while. I do have Shiva though!
All the other jobs have sat at the mouth of Qufim long enough to let me get distracted and end up leveling something else.
This will be harder to do as time passes, since I only have 70 levels of jobs under 20. Sooner or later I'll just end up with every job needing to get through the area.
Anyhow, I'm trying to get BLM up to 25. That's my goal so I might then get RDM up to 50 with it as a sub.
My first day out was not so good. Me, 2 White Mages, a Red(I think), a Samurai and a Warrior. Could be OK, you might think. Except the War seemed to not understand Provoke. Because she used it twice. For the whole time I was in the party.
That's why I don't like powerleveling.
The Sam left in disgust, disconnecting unannounced. A paladin was supposedly going to come, but I don't know where from because I got sick of the whole thing before they showed.
Oh well. I got to 20 (barely). The next day was better.
Last night I got into a much better party. There was a war/nin, a smn, two white mages, a cor(!) and of course me.
We stormed around the icy lake, killing crabs and worms, and in what seemed like no time at all, I was 21. We headed over to the tower and did crabs and pugs and continued to smash everything.
There were regular skillchains. I got to burst on pretty much every mob. I was doing great.
Then it was late and i had to log off.
In the end, I had gone from 26 points into 20 to 1.2k from 22.
I'll get there soon.