Man, I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU! Thank you so much for writing that awesome guide that is the reason I am here still playing FFXI. You know, I initially only wanted to try it so I would eventually have tried every main game at least once, but I was stuck and didn't know what to do so I searched for a guide and found yours. And if it wasn't for that, I probably would've just given up right away. You made a great guide for new players and covered all the important things. Only thanks to this was it that I tried it out and fell in love with it.
You know, I recently helped out Haldarn with the Top Bar, but due to certain layout problems, he kinda reorganized my whole order and replaced some stuff. He also replaced your Guide which I wanted to have in there. But now there's this Guide by Aysha which wants the player to not be able to choose anything, instead, everything is already set, where you start, which race to choose, which job to pick, everything! And gosh believe me, I am so glad I didn't rely onto something like this back when I started.
I think it's pretty sad that your guide doesn't get as much attention, so why don't you update it a little bit and change the 2013 to 2017 again? To me, it still is the best guide around, so I'd be glad to recommend it to everyone ;)
Thank you for your kind words. I was not planning on ever touching that guide again, but the narcissist in me is always pleased when somebody appreciates content I've produced. I took some time to revamp it. Unfortunately, I stopped playing a year ago and was never too into endgame content, so my confidence in that area is nil. If you or anyone would like to hotlink/wikilink/graft an endgame guide onto the end of mine, feel free.
Well, I think most of the people here aren't all too familiar with endgame, but once there is a proper guide, I'll be sure to link it ^^. Endgame isn't too important for a new player though I believe, as it takes quite a while to get there. I got 340hrs of playtime and I'm still only lvl 70.