I never played FF11 and didn't participate in the beta for this game, i kinda just picked it up on impulse last week and am planning to start playing tonight.
I've had a quick read of the basic faqs/guides on this site but had a couple of further questions.
Now i have a basic grasp on how the game works i'm wanting to just jump in and explore/experiment. What i'm wondering is, is there anyway to irreversibly mess up your character? Does the race you start with actually matter in the long run/end game or are the stat differences insignificant at that stage?
Lastly, one of the guides mentioned you could only take 8 guildleves in a 36 hour period, is this per character or per class? i.e could i do 8 for a crafting class then another 8 for a gathering class/fighting class in the same 36 hour period.
Any help you folks could provide with this would be awesome and would put me at ease for when i hop on tonight.