When my significant other first mentioned this game, I told him that I wouldn’t ever play. Playing an online game with people from around the world just didn’t appeal to me at all. I had my PlayStation 2 and my ps2 role playing games (which I loved more than my boyfriend, LOL), why would I want to play a game that costs monthly? I guess I just couldn’t comprehend what an online game would be like.

One day I actually let my significant other talk me into doing the 30 day free trial of ffxi online. It didn’t take me long and I was addicted. I have now been playing for almost two years. I have to say that this is by far the best role playing game ever created.

There is always something to do in this game. There are quests to do in each region. You get missions to build up rank in your home region. Then there are job quests. There are linkshells to join. Many friends to make. You can join a party or you can solo. Do you like to fight? Oh, and don’t forget about crafting.

Doing quests will help build up your fame in each region. This is important in order to get certain quests that you will need to do or want to do.

Missions are for your home region. Doing these will build up your rank. For instance, your reward for rank five is an airship pass (YAY!) and a good amount of gil (money). Doing missions is definitely beneficial.

There are 20 different jobs that you can learn, but, you only start out with six of them. They are: red mage, black mage, white mage, warrior, monk, and thief. After you reach level 30, you can start doing quests for other jobs. The other jobs are: blue mage, dancer, corsair, bard, dark knight, dragoon, summoner, puppetmaster, beastmaster, scholar, ninja, samurai, ranger, and paladin.

You have the option of starting a linkshell or joining one. Belonging to a linkshell can be very beneficial because the members help each other. Also, you will make a lot of new friends.

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