Update, and we now have at least one answer to the long list...
Not much this week, though I did get NIN to 37 so I could get /NIN and Ni on my endgame stuff.
Sunday Dynamis: Did not go. Took a few days in Anaheim to give my roommate some peace. (And, dear God, does she need it. Tuesday is the moment of truth for many of the people my friend works with in California...)
Wednesday Dynamis: Windurst. Lost. Someone agged the Death House and we never recovered. Sac pull failed and I was the first one they ate trying to get back to where we could try for the win.
NIN 37, not much else.
As I say, on occasion, I will visit BG to do some scouting for stuff to send to the STF.
Ladies and gentlemen, the hyper-XP Astral Flow system for SMN is illegal AND bannable, when it monopolizes a zone other players are trying to play!
The ruling was, effectively, zone monopolization.
For those who do not know, a common tactic to get characters to 75 very quickly is, once SMN is accessed, using Astral Flow and the Blood Pacts on massive groups of monsters pulled to one AoE area so that no one else has, really, any access to the mobs in those areas as long as the hyper-SMNs wish to power through at 15-20-moreK an hour.
Being a hardcore XPer to the point that no one else can play the zone has been a ban ever since "zone monopolization" was declared illegal. So forgive me while I have negative amounts of sympathy for you. Bye-bye... Go join the RMT fucker scum, as far as I am concerned.
I think this was one that we had on the long list after the January 22 bannings.
Oh, and Sonomaa: Perhaps Square-Enix never intended people to level _that_ quickly! Perhaps things like Fields of Valor and Campaign are the only reasoned alternatives on the table.
Mistress Stowastiq: It's not legal if it creates a monopolization situation. This is why one can now easily say that the whole hyper-XP system which has been built to PL SMNs is illegal and bannable for zone monopolization. If an action creates a monopolization situation, the action is not legal, even if the action, in and of itself, would be outside of that.
ROTFLMAO!!!! I didn't even see this the first time...
If you read the posts on BluGartr, you see little "titles" for each poster (Melee Summoner, Salvage Bans, etc.).
The player who got his ass banned for zone monopolization -- his title?? Starcade.
Actually, stabmegently, I think SMN burning was exactly what he got banned for. He used that (and apparently other) means to monopolize the zone to the point the other players complained, and, by the rules, out came the banhammer.
To the banned: The whole game is subject to Square-Enix' interpretation, and I'm glad to see they're cracking down on the SMN mega-burners.