Hello my children. In case you didn't notice, I am an outsider to all of this, brought in to share the amusement of an anonymous friend of mine. Having read everything that has been said in this topic, I have a number of comments:
1. "Even though this is a *game*; the lines between play and reality draw very close - especially when it involves the length of time you have known this person and played this game." - This quote worries me somewhat, because to my mind your stars suggest you question whether or not FFXI is in fact a game. It is. Trust me. Real life doesnt have a good enough graphics card.
2. Kylidon - you sir need to calm the frog down. Your absense was long, whether or not it was intentional, and it really isn't fair of you to expect someone to hang around holding 10million of any currency for very long. If you buggered off for x amount of months and left me with a suitcase full of 10million quid, you'd have a caseful of IOUs by the time you came back. Also, with regard to your put downs: bad form. Don't do the superior "I pity you" bit. You can't pull that off unless you have an actual brain with which to be superior.
3. Azryanka - first of all, cool name. Second - good on you. Anyone that waits as long as they can deem sensible before blowing the cash on cool ivory back scratchers and other such gear is a moral individual indeed. I presume Kylidon (whose name isnt too bad, but sounds a bit like a dinosaur) would have preferred you to throw it away unused. Saying you should have waited appears to be a moot point, since the gist of things seems to say that Kylidon was not expected to return.
4. "Flaming" - as you may have noticed by now, I am not an online gamer (so anyone that has been thinking I'm a WoW troublemaker is wrong; I have bills to pay before I pay for MMO games). As such, I'm not actually sure what flaming means. However I do get the sense that is not something one does, so if this post counts as flaming, I apologise.
Peace be with you
(PS: It's only a game, so put up a real big fight....Any Big Break fans in the house :P)