After leaving ffxi six or seven years ago, I finally decided to had to come back and play again. It seems that so much as changed over that time not only with the content but also in regards to the most beneficial way to play. I thought starting from the beginning may be the easiest way to become familiar with the changes to the game. I always did prefer the old party system as well taking six people and camping and killing mobs for exp but alas, based on some of the threads I've read it seems that has almost completely become a thing of the past. If there are any Linkshells that still try to use the old parties or even a Linkshell that is willing to help out people that have been away from the game for away and aren't familiar with the changes, I'd be quite thankful. I use to play primarily as a Hume Red Mage focused on healing but am starting out as a Mithra Thief, Capricia, at the moment (only level 8). Was always a healer, be it in ffxi as a RDM, or in WoW as a Druid. I have no problem changing jobs to help meet the needs of a Linkshell either. Time to go gain some more levels.