I played FFXI when it first came out on PS2. I got to level 20 or so and quit for a variety of reasons. At the time I enjoyed experimenting with gardening.
A few weeks ago I created a new trial account in anticipation of FFXIV. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the game, and bought the $15 game package.
I play a lot of MMOs, and I'm proficient at making plenty of currency in all of them. Since my character can barely afford spells and food, I decided I needed to spend some time leveling a profitable craft. Obviously the economy is overmature so low level crafts really don't pay. I spent a large chunk of my gil on 6 pots, only to discover it was a terrible waste >< (Perhaps I'll find a profitable 1 crop yield)
The auction houses in the 3 cities aren't nearly as active as Jeuno. It's really sad that the best (only?) option to make gil as a new player is to farm and go to Jeuno...which is fairly... uhhh let's say...interesting as a low level player who can't afford anything. I thought FFXI was getting me excited about FFXIV, now I'm not so sure.
Edited, Mar 11th 2010 2:35pm by SimarilLathspell