I started playing FFXI back when it became compatable with PS2, think it was around Easter, hmm. Played a Mithra for a good while (50-something Paladin, with too many subs to count) but got tired of dudes hitting on me. So I made a new char.
Well i used to play final fantasy xi and still have a character on there i can go back and play if i want to. I was in valifor character name Vintage and had 37 whm 36 war 22 rdm 20 nin 20 sum 17 blm 9 drk 5 5pld rng 2 mnk 2 drg
If anything this will only make FF11 more interesting for those who already play it. FFXI came out almost 10 years ago in Japan and since then the game has only suffered by overpopulated servers. I would really recommend this game and have you not worry about FF14 since it will not effect your game, it'll actually make it more interesting since you'll get to enjoy more of it. I left Bismarck in 2006 and it was flooded with Linkshells trying to claim every single possible HNM immaginable.
Get FF11 and PLAY IT! only you will be the judge of what you think of the game.
And I agree too, I thought it was unnecessary to take the Final Fantasy series online like that...I was rather disappointed actually, because I don't buy any MMORPGs like that, I don't think having to pay for any of your games each month is fair, so I'm not even considering getting this or FFXIV.
I used to play this game for nearly 4 years before and put in about 370 days total into this game.
I had a tarutaru on the quetzcoatl server - my main was red mage at 75, but I also had a 75 blu and blm.
I completed a lot of quests/missions, I completed all of the missions up to ToAU and half of the WoTG ones, but I quit the game around last summer. My cooking skill is 96.
I got some decent gear like Nashira legs and Af+1 from Limbus.
This is a really fun and addictive FF game, and I loved every moment I spent always playing this game. But then school, gf, and other real life stuff made me decide to quit and just focus on playing offline games and other FF games as well.
I might try FFXIV one day, but I'm still thinking about whether I should play it or not. I guess I'll see when the time comes if I want to play it then or not.
I actually never heard of it until I saw it in the booklet thing of X. It mustof not been that popular because I've never really seen it in stores and not too many people I know that have played the game.
So there you have it.. I have over 134 played days in game so I've been at this a while... home is Bastok Rank 7 (mission 7-2 currently) I've been working on Promies, and Dynamius and only scored 1 piece of Drg relic (my boots ; ; ) well 2 if you count the Lance/Hatrack.. I got lol
I have an Alt character who is a Tarutaru (wanted to see what it was like to have tons of MP and made it to 25 rdm so far.. nothing to write home about
I'm part of a Friendly LS called AvengingAngels were a friendly Group and we take in strays who are friendly and need help as long as you don't bring drama into the shell your ok with us lol
I'm not much of a crafter mind you my highest craft is cooking at a whopping 16 other then that it's 5 or less... I've been playing for a few years now and I would not trade the Experience/Friends I've made for anything.. it's a fun game, A challenging game but there is so much support for it online you can't realy mess it up.. there is a FFXI wiki?! anything you need to know is there... everyone in the server uses it and everyone updates it.. as for players.. I have NA, EU, and Jap friends whom I love to hang out with.. any questions can and will be answered if you need it.... laters
I don't play this game anymore but spent 6 years playing it & don't regret any of it. I achieved more than most & met a lot of good friends while playing. I spent most of my time on Hades but did move to Bismarck for a few months but ended up back on hades as my friends all returned to the game.
A few years ago I would recommend this game to anyone but with all the updates starting out now it would be hard to get a lot done I would just wait for XIV (which I plan to play).