Yes, I know this; please keep this in mind while reading of my plight.
I want the sparkly, shiny shoes of "you really paid $13 just for these? ...really?"
So here's my question:
Does anyone know how long SE keeps account info for FFXI? I don't mean character stuff, more like the actual account. I tried logging in with about 4-to-the-10th-power different passwords, but that didn't seem to work. I tried the password recovery for just about every email I've ever had, and that didn't work, so now I'm wondering if my account was flushed down the "we say we love you, but you haven't been active for many years, and we feel it's time to cut the cord" toilet.
Optional questions for extra credit:
Does anyone know what kind of account info they will request if I need to (please, for the love of pizza, no) actually call someone?
How I can get a trial for FFXI?
If I use a trial for FFXI, and decide to subscribe, will it make my account active right away, or do I actually need to wait for the trial time to expire?
...all this for an in-game item. Before you say it, read the subject again.