I'm not in the beta, but I have a question related to this.
In the Benchmark, the character you're following is on a boat and experiences a set of events leading up to the boat arriving at Limsa Lominsa.
My question is this:
When you select the beta and are "quarantined" to LL, do you get the same opening sequence?
Now if the answer to this question is yes, that brings me to something to consider.
If you can start in any city, does that mean that each city has its own unique intro, and thus each city might then have its own different storyline. This brings up a dilemma. Do you make three characters to follow three storylines? Or do you observe a storyline, delete, observe a second storyline, delete, observe third storyline and pick/delete which one you want to start off with?