It’s been so long since I’ve dabbled in FF I figured I’d play around a bit. I also have a terrible memory, which makes starting completely over pretty easy. So here we go!
I’ve heard recovering old accounts can be a nightmare, so let’s start here. I was able to dig through some old emails from a few years ago from the last time I tried to do this. Through some password recovery, I managed to get into both my square-enix and mog station accounts. It took about 30 minutes, which is must faster than it took me a few years ago. That took weeks. Turns out last time I played I had preordered Shadowbringers and quit before I activated it. Got all my logins squared away, everything activated, and re-subbed. Re-install took about 35 minutes. Left it overnight in case the 35 minutes was a lie.
So much character creation! I love this stuff. It’s evil. Start time, about 2:30 pm. Character created at… umm, let’s not go there, it’s embarrassing (ok, 1.5 hours, but I read some guides in there too!). But I had a great time. Meet Mischa the Archer:
Our OTG Discord FFXIV channel is hopping and folks are helpful, thanks guys! Special shoutout to @Xathos and @Rosyposy for some particularly helpful tips. I managed to figure out where to find some guides in our wiki, and some useful information about the chapter here: FFXIV Chapter Information - Old Timers Guild. I signed up to join the in game group in this thread, and was able to find an afk officer, send a message, and apply in game to the FC once logged in. My 1st quest guy is in the screenie behind me there, so I’m off to explore. Until later!
PS: My favorite guide during character creation was this one from gamerscape: A Realm Reborn Beginner’s Guide – Gamer Escape: Gaming News, Reviews, Wikis, and Podcasts