All right so, I haven't tried the beta myself, and one thing I am wondering is how large can the level spread be between people who party without making it a worthless endeavour?
As I will be playing a lot less than my brothers and friends I really want to make sure that the times when we can all play we can play together.
In FFXI they introduced the level sync system which I personally think is super duper awesome. It does bring a couple of problems into play, such as people "skipping" certain annoying areas to level in simply because they can level in lower level areas for faster/more relaxed exp. Personally I think the benefits of the system outweights the bad sides, such as this, but considering XIV is a new game I do think it would be possible for SE to balance the areas and exp a lot better for all levels so that people generally would not "skip" areas. Therefor making it even better!
I guess what I am wondering is, how "level-spread" friendly is the game? Or is there even a system a la level sync?
I know a lot of people are probably going to mention that the game is made so that I can play different classes and that we can all start over on a new class etc, which is true and a good thing, but to me is not at all the same thing. I like that system, but it is for different reasons than that I could level a different class with my friends and keep it at the same level as them or w/e. I want to be able to play w/e class I feel like with my friends, and I am just wondering if that is possible.