I moved on from FFXI, but I've always lurked these forums. :P I just felt no reason to post, as well, without playing FFXI anymore, there's no real reason to post. But the fact all the Ex-Pandy people have all stopped posting was just heartbreaking.
I know a few people on facebook have mentioned considering coming back for the expansion. (Can't remember who exactly, just know Liki mentioned it if he still had his character, Shoiko and Luckie mentioned it but can't remember if they mentioned coming back or not, and Jaison mentioned interest in returning, IIRC) I just know the game's way too different to return. I don't want to relearn everything from scratch. xD From what my friends on WoW have told me, if I want to be decent on Puppetmaster anymore, I still need Stringing Pummel, which, at floor 0 I'm at, is... near impossible. I didn't even know much about those weapons, as I stayed away from those events. xD
They've also told me you can go from 1-75 in like a day or two now in Abyssea. That's... ridiculous.
Summoners seem to have gotten a massive shaft in the 75-99 leveling cycle, from what I've seen too. ._. They always seem to get the short end of the stick. Though I am aware SE mentioned adding Atomos and Cait Sith as avatars eventually. Dancers seem to be godly. I mean, I'm looking at their new skills... exactly how do you even die as DNC/NIN or DNC/SAM nowadays? Seems like with /NIN, you'd avoid damage and the ones you didn't, you'd simply heal off, and with /sam, you'd still have dual wield, and would have a near endless TP supply.
There's also the fact if I ever did come back, I'd have to buy the Abyssea expansions and then the new one, which... if I had the money, I wouldn't spend 60-80 bucks on a game I might not be fully invested in returning to. xD
But yea. I still lurk these forums. :P I'm mostly a WoW player at the moment though. From all that I've read/been told, FFXI just isn't the same anymore. I'm sure I would love it if I were starting fresh, but because the FFXI I loved was the old FFXI, I don't think I can get into the new one. Anytime someone mentions FFXI on WoW, any FFXI players all say something like RIP Valkurm or RIP Qufim. :(
Here's something for Nostalgia sake. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/DigiDude/clp887.png
The image that caused like a 6 page argument about how I didn't deserve it because I made 3 threads in 3 years asking for help, which was apparently too much. xD I actually didn't realize how big of a douche I came off as until I searched for a specific thread. I'm surprised someone didn't outright blow up on me at one point, lol. That's in the past now though. Edited, Aug 28th 2012 12:02am by DigiDude
~~~~~! Final Fantasy 11 !~~~~~
DigiDude - Rank 10 Windurst
75 Summoner/75 Dancer/71 Puppetmaster
Server: Pandemonium (RAWR!)
~~~~~! Retired For Now !~~~~~