I've played this game for about a year and half until deactivation because college classes were important to pay attention. So, I forcibly forget about this game for about 12 years up until couple of months ago, I had this huge urge to play in FFXI. After a week worth with support calls to Square Enix, I finally had my original character re-activated and endured 8-10 hours worth of updates. Wow, a lot of things had changed, my level, gil, and stuff weren't lost! I'm glad some updates got their way into, for example, I couldn't access my Mog House until I set that as my homepoint.
I've solo'd all of Aht Urhgan, Zilart, and CoP missions and had woodworking up to 100 and other crafts to 60. What's left of it is Dynamis, Limbus, Salvage, Assault, and NMs. I'd like to join Linkshell for battles and quests whereever Alter Egos is not allowed but shouting for Linkshell seem not to work like it used 10+ years ago. Any linkshell out there would be interested having elite 99RDM/49NIN and expert crafter, give Telehost a tell on Carbuncle server. I'm usually on weeknight and weekends and I am always finding something to do.