I joined FFXI about a week ago, I pretty much get the gist of how to play, and I do have my own set of goals which is currently
-make lvl 18
-start and finish the subjob quest (items already required)
-join a team that doesn't have a meticulously cliche name
-get lvl 30
-do the quests that lead up to becoming a BLU (Blue Mage)
-work on from there.
Currently I'm a Hume lvl 16 RDM (Red Mage) in the Bastok area waitng randomly to be recruited by a random party, hoping to play with till i at least make lvl 18.
It's been really difficult to be new and get a party.
I use Xbox Live (gamertag: Demon Cat Lord) to play, and I'm 19 years old, in case you guys are flimsy in terms of playing with children.
If anyone wants to help me, I'll be around.