So I returned to ffxi after a couple years and I am lvl 75 from back when 75 was still the cap. I am not sure what I did, but now when I go to npc's that are out in the world (such as a chocobo vendor) They only have "NPC" over their head instead of names. When I talk to them they say things like:
"Trial: use the prescribed weapon skill to deal the finishing blow to a set number of experience-yielding monsters"
Then I can't rent a chocobo or anything else. I have been looking since yesterday to try and figure out what this is. Google just directs me to magian weapons trials over and over. I am so confused. I can't find anything that appears to be magian related in my inventory, how do I even know what that would be? If I am on a magian trial would that explain why I am locked out of normal npc interaction? I can talk to npc's fine in town but not anywhere else. I feel like I don't know how to ask the correct question to find a google answer. I'm so frustrated.
If anybody can tell me how to get this to stop I would be so happy. I wanted to try and level some lower toons to get back into the game but I can't do anything (or at least can't figure out how) to get past these trial messages.