What will your first character in Eorzea be and what nation-state will you start in? Why?
For me, I'll be a Roegadyn. In FFXI I loved the Galka Seemed vastly different from the other races and I somewhat liked that, but I also liked the fact that they were the beefy guys. I've always been a physical damage. For the class I'm thinking Lancer, I've loved the "Dragoon" class in all Final Fantasy games all the way back to Kain from Final Fantasy IV.
For the Nation-State, Ul'dah Looks like my kind of area. As Cicidoa Sosodoa (the self-made Lalafell and former Syndicate Member) said "Everyone here is after something-fame, notoriety, power, money. Me? I'll have the whole bloody lot". Seems to sound fine to me. Why bother with a lesser Nnation, getting one or two things when Ul'dah can give me everything I'd ever need?