In FFXI, you could type "/sea all *charactername*" to find a specific person. Can you not do that in FFXIV?
I tried forming a group a couple days ago, and I had a heck of a time trying to invite people. I couldn't figure out how to search for a specific person to invite them to the group, without them first telling me where they were at, what job they were, and what level they were. Even then, I had to look through a list of like 20+ people to find them in the search window.
So yeah, I mean is it possible to just look up a specific person by their name alone, like in FFXI?