Here's a little background story, sorry for the wall of text.
Let me first start off by saying, when I say "old" I don't mean age-wise. I mean I haven't played FFXI for over 6-7 years. I still have the big-ol'-box with 5 discs and the Rise of Zilart expansion box, along with the 2004 spring strategy guide. :P
Installing the game itself was completely new to me, along with the payment plan. I bought the whole 11/11 pack that included all the expansions. I have no idea how to install the expansions when I don't own CD's, the playonline viewer is no help, and I can't seem to find a guide of some sort. So my first question is, how do I go about doing so?
The last thing I remember in-game, was Chocobo's still being rented and not owned. I still have a character on Asura, but with so many expansions released since then, I figured starting out fresh would benefit me. (Got a nifty hat now. )
I've already logged in, made my new character and starting to grind a bit. It seems that the first 10 levels haven't changed, or at least the exp required. In the long run, I'd still want to be a RNG like I used to be but I had a bit of help from a linkshell to first of all get my sub-job, along with the quest to get the feather. (I think that was it.)
So I ask Bahamut, my new home, is there any help I can get, maybe a quick tell or anything info-wise I can jump onto? I'm not saying gil or items, but a linkshell would be nice. Thanks for taking the time to read a "veteran's" story, I hope I'm not asking for too much. :P