Well, I'm brand new not only to FFXI but MMOs at all, this is my first one. I've been playing for a few days now and I have to say I am overwhelmed with how much information there is to absorb. I started as a Mithra thief on Shiva and I'm having fun but I'm also broke as hell and sort of confused about how to use the interface and all. I've decided to solo for as long as possible to keep myself from screwing up a party, not that I probably could find one anyway since it seems like I am the only person on the server below level 20 without a subjob! Anyway, I am just looking for any advice you have for someone completely new to this game. I've tried reading as much as possible on the FFXI wiki but it's a lot to absorb. Right now I am basically farming stuff around Windhurst, doing low-level quests, selling items and stacks of crystals, and trying to fish a bit, but I'm at level 11 now and I can't afford any decent armor. Obviously I have no crafting skills to fall back on to help me make money. Is there anything else you can recommend?