Yo. I played FFXI for quite some time in high school, quitting a month or so after ToAU came out, mostly due to losing interest and getting tired of it being such a timesink.
I've been reading about how there have been several overhauls to the game, and EXPing to max level doesn't take 6-18 months anymore, so I've decided to start completely fresh, brand new to the game with the 14 day trial (of which I've used 1 day patching...). When I quit, my highest job was a 51 PLD with a bunch of random jobs between 20-37, but I'm thinking about getting back into the swing of things as a fulltime WAR. So, has anything significant changed regarding how WARs are played? I know that the 6-man party of yesteryear has largely faded away, so is there anything significant I should know about how to play WAR with the new EXP methods available? Should I continue to use Great Axes, or have options involving other weapons opened up? (I've always been partial to Great Swords myself </gimp>). Is there anything else random I should know about that may or may not have changed, like Chocobo License, the Airship License, buffs like Signet, etc etc.
I haven't decided on what server I will play on, since I want to use my old character's name of Shigun, and he is still hanging around on Odin, it seems, so I am likely going to start on a new server, but I haven't decided yet.