You laugh it off as me being silly but ever since 2004 I've been preaching this like a heretic on the street corner and time and again we've seen our phase 1 and 2 players slowly but surely returning. :)
I'd just like to state..that I have played this game since the PS2 NA release and my highest job is 62 Brd.
Square-Enix which art in Tokyo, hallowed be thy game.
Thy expansion come. Thy patches be done, in NA/EU, as it is in Japan.
Give us this day our daily exp.
And forgive us our undercuts, as we forgive those who undercut us.
And lead us not into elitism, but deliver us from n00bs: For thine is the MMORPG, and the addiction, and the timesink, for ever and ever.