Hello all. I’ve recently returned to FFXI for the umpteenth time and am enjoying myself immensely. I find it a bit sad, however, that it seems like nobody really tackles the old content anymore and the game is very abyssea-centric. That’s fine and all, and I enjoy abyssea as well, but I keep finding myself looking back on ‘the old days’ with warm memories and wishing I could relive those times. I realize that with all of the changes the game has undergone, nothing will ever be like it was back when CoP and ToAU were new, but I still think there is a lot of enjoyment to be had in tackling the older content.
What I’ve decided to do is create a linkshell that will be dedicated to reliving some of the old times and helping new/returning players experience the full depth of FFXI and not just the gusgen > c. nest > bostineaux > abyssea grind. That doesn’t mean that we won’t do page burns or abyssea at all, to keep everyone leveling, but I’d like to focus on things like ZMs, Promys, ToAU, Dynamis, Campaign, etc. (whatever the majority of members end up wanting to do). Completing rank missions or things like divine might or o-hat runs, even if the rewards aren’t as functional today as they once were, can still be fun. I’d also like to focus on helping new and returning players find their way in the new vana’diel, with simple things like job quests, LBs, etc.
Essentially what I intend to do is create a LS in which recruitment is always open and everyone is welcome regardless of level or previous experience. The aim will be to help everyone advance towards their goals but to do so without solely focusing on exp grinding and instead having fun and taking on a lot of the older content along the way. At this point, I get a lot more enjoyment out of helping others than I do from getting another job to 99 and that's the mentality I'd like to see from anyone who is ultimately interested in joining. I’m currently located on Shiva, but I’m open to moving servers if there becomes a high demand elsewhere. If you’re interested, post here, PM me or try to catch me online by sending a /tell to Craine.
Hopefully I’m not the only one who feels this way and some of you will show an interest.