My baby brother decided to pick FFXI up not too long ago, and I figured I'd go ahead and jump back in to keep him company. I haven't played since like 2004... I think there was only one expansion back then. Real life kinda did its thing, and took me in a different direction, so I regrettably had to give the game up. After starting over and getting to level 5, I'm already noticing a few fairly minor changes to the game, but my question is more specific to the warrior class.
Is it still more or less the same game? Axe/GAxe, level MNK and THF, crush skulls, yadda yadda...
Oh, and on a side note, is GrumpyWookie still around these days? He doesn't know this, but he single-handedly convinced me to stick with WAR rather than aiming for SAM or DRG as I originally intended when I picked the box up off the shelf those years ago. His spirit pulled me in, and the stories of encounters with mice and buffalo and the like were icing on the cake.