I loved FFXI, played from launch for 8 years. Was 50 cap for about 8 months, then raised to 60, then 75 on ps3 release. Stayed 75 for years until abys came out. Then with each abys expansion they raised it by 5. I remeber the old days before TaU where it took months of lvling on moon area to get from 70 to 75. Then TaU came and could do 70-75 in a few weeks
I actually believe it was 50 back when I first, first started but I never got anywhere close to it, when I had my human warrior on an entirely different account than the one I have now. That was back when having a character in the high 30s was something impressive. I quit, and rejoined the game some years later where I made my Tarutaru. Right now i'm waiting for the new expansion to come out, and kind of hoping they put in paid character re customization because after a few years I get tired of the way my dude looks.
Hope you join me for the new expansion. Really Aby didn't ruin the game, it just made it different and kind of hurts to think that old acheivements mean so little now. Good news is, getting 99 is still super hard due to the fight to beat Maat's teacher.