What will your first character in Eorzea be and what nation-state will you start in? Why?
My first character will be a Lalafell Plainsfolk. I would start in the nation of Gridania.
Being that my online persona in FFXI is a taru, its only fitting that I'd continue the trend in FFXIV. The Lalafell race itself is very interesting to me - The fact that they are witty, quick and able to adapt to various enviroments means that, depsite their dimunitive nature, they would be able to take on any role and handle most things with little trouble. I believe that they are small allows them to better appreciate the finer things up to the tiniest detail as well as having the unique perspective of seeing even the biggest of things in a new way. Choosing the Plainsfolk was easy for me, because the idea of living in a fixed area thriving with life close to family and friends sounds a lot more appealing than harsh, dry, and nomadic life the Dunesfolk live in. This is also why I would pick Gridania, because it seems more 'down to earth' and natural to me. In a way, Gridania expands on some of the Plainsfolk's lifestyle. From their preferences toward living in hand-built tatched homes and maze-like passages, to their ability to match the enviroment and track the fauna in the nearby forests, Gridania has everything a Plainsfolk could ever want. Gridania adds a finishing touch to the mix by using the wisdom of the Seedseers to run the nation, something a race of intelects like the Lalafell would agree with. Edited, Aug 4th 2010 10:43am by Asmoranomar