Fair enough, though this was a BLM (black mage) player. They don't really have a ranged auto-attack, do they? Unless they were mashing auto-target, auto-cast macros without thinking...
Also fair enough with regards to the space cadet thing.Goodness knows I've accidentally bumbled into my fair share of hazards. x3 I would mention the flying eye guy in Dzemael Darkhold and the giant tonberries in the Wanderer's Palace... but you don't really PULL those like standard bosses, you just try to avoid them until the right moment.
(Acronym translations for the non-FF14 folks -- WHM = white mage, SCH = scholar -- these are both healer classes. MCH = mechanist, a DPS class. Dungeon bosses in the game are fought in arenas, which are very clearly marked via an entrance or bottleneck of some sort. Once someone gets the boss' attention, everyone has around 5-15 seconds to get into the arena, or they're locked out until either the boss or every player in the arena is dead. Which is why standard procedure for healers when someone pulls -- gets the attention of -- the boss before everyone's ready is to hang back and let them get smushed by the boss. That way, only one person dies instead of the whole team, and you can try again faster.)
(Also, Lala = Lalafell, the little person race. Miqo'te = cat people race. Xaela = a black-scaled type of Au Ra, a dragon people race. Now you know. :B)