Hi, I'm a returning player, I read the sticky threads about returning players and what to except but still have some questions.
I really haven't played steadily since 2008 but I did try to play again last summer but ended up not having time. I bought all the Abyssea expansions and have all the others. Played in some alliances in Abyssea last summer as whitemage and it was a lot different than the traditional parties. Very fast leveling and it felt like I didn't make much of an impact since there were so many others there to help out. The old days if I was a healer, I had to stay more focused. I realize this has changed though.
Was able to reactivate my character. Looks like I have: 80 WHM, 75 BLM, 55 RDM, 32 SCH and 9 NIN.
My problem is I just have no idea what to do first and how to go about it. Not sure how to earn money anymore, should I take up crafting or something? Not sure what kind of parties to look for, I think I have access to some Abyssea areas. The Altepa one maybe?
My gear was descent for those jobs in 2008, probably outdated now. The game seems overwhelming to me now. In the old days I could always find something to work on. As everyone says the game has changed a lot so that must be why I'm lost.
With the new expansion coming, is partying going to remain similar to the Alliance format they use now? I received an email about double exp this weekend but it said Abyssea areas are not included. Where are people exping at then?
I'm also on Carbuncle. Thanks in advance for any advice!