For sanity sakes I sure hope you do NOT have to rely on people in FFXIV to get stuff done!!!!!!!!! I cant even count how may times I have been screwed over in FFXI because some one said they would help with something and never showed!!! I realize that sometimes **** happens and you cant be there for one reason or another. But when the same people ***** you over time and time again it gets really old fast!!! They are quick to ask for your help but when you need help they have every excuse under the sun. Perfect example today my friend needed a pair of level 38 legs made which would have taken all of 5 minutes to make. But this person we have been helping for the last week said he was going to check on a NM and was going to log after and not help my friend. So we spent the next 3hrs trying to farm up the legs, I dont know if he got his legs or not because I had to go pick my wife up from work. So in the end the guy we have been helping for a week couldnt take 5 minutes to make the legs, which left us stuck farming for hrs.
I am totaly sick of people like that I sure hope you can get stuff done in ffxiv in small groups or solo. And as far as crafting goes I will have one of every crafter if possable. The less I have to rely on people the better!