I used to play ffxi right after it came out, but didn't play for long, so for all intents and purposes I'm new. I've played a ton of mmos both casually and hardcore over the years like EQ (used to post here when I played but can't remember pw or email I used for that matter) / wow / vg / dII / swg / daoc / gw etc etc. Recently I've been playing a lot of rts type games like sc2, but I decided to pick up ffxi again for that classic mmo feel and the atmosphere more focused on world immersion than power gaming. So far it's been a pretty relaxing departure from the typical competitive gaming atmosphere I generally spend my time in.
I'm still really new and there's a lot I don't understand fully, so I'd love to have some friends to show me the ropes and whatnot. The jobs I have leveled thus far are: 32 red mage, 15 black mage, and 10 puppetmaster- currently I'm 10pup/5rdm. The jobs that interest me the most are puppetmaster and blue mage; my favorite part about ffxi is the many unorthodox 'classes' to choose from, and those two caught my eye. As far as main jobs go, I live little interest in playing the jobs that come across as the standard mmo class archetypes, but I'm open to anything for subjobs.
If anyone is interested, you can find Gileril and his automaton Otto here on Phoenix :]