Nothing is obvious in Final Fantasy XIV. NOTHING.
This. I've never played a final fantasy title (MMO or console), but I've played most of the MMO's out there, in their beta phases, and I've never been more lost in a game.
"Go to the Botanist and talk to them". Get there, there are a half-dozen botanists, which one? So I have to randomly talk to each until I trigger something.
I've no clue how to do so many things:
How do I add a profession? I'd like to add botanist, I think that's possible, but can't for the life of me figure it out.
How do I zoom out the map? I get quests that show me snippets of a map where I'm supposed to go, but that area's on on my current map and I can't zoom the map out or scroll it around as far as I can tell.
We can't jump? And MMO that doesn't allow jumping? It allows crying, cheering, and comforting, but not jumping?
I have to assume these things are in the game and I'm just missing them, and the tribal knowledge of former FF players helps them get around, but I'm hopelessly lost.