Welcome back, yep its still free and Sp is easier than ever to get.
Can you go into detail on how SP is easier to get now? I'm currently leveling Conjurer, Fishing, Weaving, Botany, Mining, Alchemy, and Carpentry. I know abbout the leves but you're restricted on how many that you can take. Alsoall the gathering, crafting & battle/magic arts all share the same pool of allowed leve that you're allowed to take. I guess if one is lucky enough to be on high pop server, you can probably find a team, but I found myself on a low pop server with LS that are only interested with R.50 players.
So is there a non-leve or non-grinding alternative to earn SP for all my jobs?