As Final Fantasy XI is a game that receives updates each month, not only to content, but to UIs and functionality, any New Player Guide by its very nature may fall behind on its relevance, unless maintained by the community.

Guides are also subjective dependent on the New Player's goals. Are you seeking the quickest way to level 99 and challenging endgame content? Do you just want to see all of the main storyline missions that FFXI has to offer? Are you a completionist seeking a walkthrough that deals with every aspect the game has to offer?

Due to this variance, there can be no definitive New Player Guide, but below are listed some of the most popular and/or useful: