I never knew you personally, but I have seen you around. This game use to consume my life at a time, but I've been able to clean up my act and get everything together. Working more hours and my job, spending more time with my friends. I play this game on MY TIME, not anybody else's. And I've realized FFXI isn't a competition, it's a game. Who cares if somebody I know is the same level as me, and then two days later they're 10 days ahead of me? I'm jealous of them cause they have all that free time to level like that, lol j/k. But seriously, you can come back.. just learn how to manage your playing time and just have FUN in the game. That's what this is suppose to be about. Don't worry about being "OMGZORZ!! I'm the uber highest level and best equipped <fill in job> in the game!!!" That's the kind of mentality that causes people to eventually quit and hate this. Just worry about enjoying yourself and having somewhere (the world of FFXI) to go to, when you need to relax and just take a break from real life, not the other way around.
P.S. For those who have been wondering why I've been 36 PLD for over a week now, this is why, lol. I'm too busy helping people out, questing, and farming when i log on. I'll level on my own time ^^b
Misao (Windurst Rank 5)
30MNK/15WAR (45PLD, 41THF, 38COR, 35SCH, 34WAR, 25RNG, 20BRD, 20DRK, 20NIN, 19BST, 19DDNC, 18RDM, 17WHM, 17BLM, 17 PUP, 17SAM, 17DRG, 17SMN, 10BLU)