I've had an account for Final Fantasy XI for nearly 8 years now. Yes. That's how long I've had an account. Of course I've closed my membership every now and then to pursue other interests (like WoW and Asheron's Call), but I've found myself going to it time and time again.
And this is the first time in 8 years that I've been subscribed to an MMO for a full year! I was so excited to login this past month and see the decorations for the Celestial Nights. Watching Princess Amdina and Prince Yahiko again this year was a wonderful experience. Its exciting to know that I got to view this even twice and I look forward to participating again next year.
Now, with that behind me I just gotta move forward. FFXI is nearing the end of its lifespan and FFXIV has been announced.
With this in mind, it's my goal to reach level 75 by the time FFXIV is released. I don't know what class I want to do it with; however, things are becoming tricky.
I used to rely on a steady influx of new players to keep my character leveling up; however, Odin has recently closed down to new players, which leaves me more or less without a home to level new jobs in. I'm considering switching servers, but for the moment I'm more or less happy with things the way they are.
In fact, today I ran into someone I leveled up with while leveling my original Monk and Dragoon- Spccdog, though I don't think he remembers me. Who would? I haven't run into him in nearly a year.
Right now, I have 5 classes at or around level 25. In otherwords, I should just pick one and stick to it. I'm thinking my best bet would be to go DRG/WAR or DRG/MNK or WAR/MNK or MNK/WAR. I've found Mages to be the hardest to get leveled up, and DPS to be the class most in demand (not Tank). Which is most likely because every party in theory should consist of 2-3 DPS, 1 Tank, and 1-2 WHM/RDM depending on your overall purpose. DPS also encompasses every other form of mage, and there are also crossover classes like Dancers that just bend the traditional "leveling" sequence out of whack.
Regardless! I'm probably going to focus on a DPS. Right now I'm leveling my RDM for the heck of it, plus it gives me time to farm more gil to buy new armor with for my DRG or MNK.
So, if anyone knows of a good server to level up on at low levels... I may be looking for a new home so feel free to give a recommendation.