Blaine Smith of XMMORPG writes:
We all learn things from others. From the day we're born until the day we die, we pick up knowledge every step of the way. The same can be said for the journey experienced in an MMO game. We ask where to locate certain enemies, what items are best used for our class, where to farm efficiently, etc. However you rarely hear of someone asking "How do I be a tank?". I began my journey through Eorzea with a friend that had literally zero experience in the MMO world. He didn't understand basic terms such as aggro and class abbreviations and he had no knowledge of how the typical MMO plays out.