What will your first character in Eorzea be and what nation-state will you start in? Why?
I am going to be a Miqo'te Lancer or Archer starting in Ul'Dah. I want to be a Miqo'te because they look so cute and I was a Mithra in FFXI, so I just wanted to continue the trend. Lancer and Archer both appeal to me because they do a lot of damage and don't require me to worry about healing anyone! (In FFXI, or in most other MMORPGs in general, I always end up being the healer somehow. O_o I wanna break away from strictly being a support-type character.)
I want to start in Ul'Dah because I like the idea of being in a huge, bustling city with lots of trade. We don't know too much about it yet, but it seems like it would be reminiscent of those staple "RPG Cities" in 3D RPGs; large in size, has many winding roads, paths, and alleyways, has amazing/impossible/beautiful architecture, and a LOT of people and exciting events going on. That appeals to me greatly, so I'd love to start out there!