Just a quick note that I will be leaving the game for a while. The reasons are pretty simple: lack of time and motivation to play the game properly. I simply can't, under current circumstances, get the things out of FFXI which I want, nor can I get the satisfaction of providing adequate support to the members of my linkshell, who have moved well beyond my capabilities.
I wish everyone the very best both in-game and out, and will miss our outings together. I will return later if I find that one of the two aforementioned problems can be remedied to my liking.