With steam selling the ultimate collection, I don't see why anyone interested in the game wouldn't want to start now. I'm new as well, I'm only level 13 (red mage). I'm on Gilgamesh with a few RL friends, and would like someone to level with, since they are all mostly high levels.
Hit me up in-game if you start =)
A friend and I are getting ready to start over again on a new server, since the ultimate collection is only 5 dollars on steam today.
A couple questions:
How's the population on Gilgamesh?
How easy is leveling now at low levels? When I played a year or two ago it was horrid. It took hours to find a party, if I even did.