Well as a PS2 FFXI play for 5 years. Having the add-ons and 3rd party tools, are all relative. I personally was fine and I was a WHM. I developed a skill to know when I needed to cast something, when something was up, and how I should go about doing something. Although the 3rd party tools for the PC are pretty awesome, they were not originally intended for the game, therefor, you can live without. However, I know that they made some stuff Easy that would otherwise be Very Tough.... see what I did there?