Ah, now I understand what catwho said. I had been confused about what GoV were. Welp, I'm downloading the trial now to see! There will probably be a new Elvaan Red Mage running around soon. I don't know what abyssea is, but I guess I'll figure that out. It feels like it will be a totally new game to me, especially since I never got to a high enough level even to explore the Aht Urhgan content. I'm pretty sure I never originally made it past 58ish. Are there still quest and mission lines that require party collaboration?
I came back a month or so ago, and I too didn't really get high enough to do much exploring when I quit. I quit at 51. RDM was my main, but I got RNG, DRG, BRD and a few others right around 40. So coming back, in many ways it's been like a new game, but with a lot of familiar aspects obviously.
Currently my RDM is 61 with a lvl65 cap, and I've leveled Dancer as an alternate sub which is now at 32. Having a lot of fun.