What will your first character in Eorzea be and what nation-state will you start in? Why?
My first character would be an Duskwight Elezen Botanist. Mainly because botany is a great way to spend your time outside of endless battles and because you'll have a lot of people come to you for help as well as able to make your own equipment because cotton for example will no doubt be a big ingredient in many cloth fabric armors which you can supply to weavers (or if you weave yourself.)
City-State would definitely be Gridania for the said reason. Since my main interest is Botany currently it seems like between Limsa and Gridania the latter would be best suited for the Botanist guild.