Thanks for the reply. The main thing that I was worried about in regards to the resolution was reading text. Since the screens on netbooks are only like 10" I was thinking that it might be too hard to read if the resolution was too low. Any thoughts on this?
You can set the HUD resolution separately from the graphics resolution, so it shouldn't be a big deal.
As for video cards and CPUs, FFXI will only run using one core of your CPU, and without touching any GPU that might be on your video card, so keep this in mind when looking at the performance of the netbooks you're thinking of buying. (This is because it wasn't programmed to be aware of -- and therefore wasn't programmed to use -- multi-core CPUs, or any GPUs. They did not yet exist at the time.)
EDIT: In reply to the above post, I would contend that FFXI actually deals with wireless better than most non-turn-based games, thanks to it's comparatively slow pace of gameplay.
I've been playing via wireless ethernet for the past year without any major issues. Edited, May 18th 2010 10:58am by Volkai
SE never discloses their banning process and randomly connecting to different ISP's had me thinking it might throw up a red flag or something, but it seems like people here do it, so I'm not too concerned anymore.
From what I can tell, successfully logging from multiple IPs is perfectly fine, but multiple failed login attempts from different IPs will raise red flags and cause them to at least temporarily lock out your account -- a lock which can be removed by confirming your account using the POL or original FFXI registration code used to make the account with them (on the phone.) Edited, May 18th 2010 11:03am by Volkai