My name is Shane and I would love to join this LS (if that is what they are going to be called). FFXI will always and forever be my favorite MMO, not because of story, game play, or because it's FF but the friendship i made along the way that transcended LS's and the game itself. Hopefully I will have the same experiences with you too in FFXIV.
As for other MMO's I've played - Of course WoW, Eve, EQ 1 and 2, Ashrons Call 1 and 2, most of the free ones, CoH, unfortunately Matrix Online :suspect:, and many others.
What I am really looking for in a LS is one with a tight knit group that doesn't grow so overly large that it's hard to get to know everyone.
Hope you see fit to have me.