Unfortunately I started XI when the game had been out for 5 years and never got to experience a time when everything was new (though it was to me obviously)
By the time I started the economy was sorted and there was an abundance of gear to buy and I was extremely fortunate to have a complete stranger give me 50,000 gil my first day, which saw me through my first few weeks and kept me going until I could earn for myself.
How does it start? Does SE have basic gear already in the auction house ready for cash earned from quests? Do you have basic gear in the mog house to be able to kill starting area mobs for goods to sell to NPCs or do you have to wait for people to start crafting stuff?
I am incredibly happy to be able to start this time on day one, but curious as to how it will begin.
Edited, Jul 6th 2009 8:24pm by revco