What will your first character in Eorzea be and what nation-state will you start in?
Oh the ways I've mulled this over in my head. I believe my first character will by a Hyur Highlander from Limsa Lominsa as either a Lancer or Pugilist.
The highlander clan seems to have an interesting back story. With their homeland destroyed by the eastern empire, they're now mercenaries and vagrants. Since stats likely won't be a factor for race/clan, that seems as good a reason as any for that.
Limsa Lominsa grabbed my attention because of the pirate-like imagery SE has put out in relation to it. Corsair was my favorite job in Final Fantasy XI, so going with Limsa Lominsa seemed like a great opportunity to remember a character I played for six years and all the adventures I had while starting off on a new adventure on a new world.
As for class, Monk and Dragoon were both jobs I took to 75. On top of my reasons for beginning in Limsa, it'd be nice to start with a little additional familiarity until I see what the classes are like first hand. Even if only aesthetically.
Good luck, everyone! Edited, Aug 4th 2010 7:54am by Sephrick