Firstly, thanks for accepting me back into a FFXI roleplay group again after all this time. Despite the fact I didn't really get much of an opportunity to do much roleplaying, it was good to catch up with some old friends and meet a few new ones.
For the second month in a row, I'm having issues with my credit card and PlayOnline. Niami kindly fixed my account details on the 360 which allowed me to bypass the SecureCode verification, but for whatever reason, it looks like it's decided to kick me out again. I'm still waiting to hear back from SE about the issue (6 weeks and counting) but I'm not confident that they'll resolve it.
So basically, unless they change their billing policy, it's just too hard to try and actually pay for the game anymore. Good luck with the upcoming events, and if they ever fix the billing issues, I may be back once again!