Tried to make the title descriptive... not sure I succeeded. Here goes:
As you gain Physical Levels, your stats increase; both on a base level (ie your strength automatically raises from 30 to 32 when you gain a level) and by giving you a number of attribute points to distribute as you see fit.
So, for example, I have a Lancer at Class Rank 10 and my Physical Level is 13. This gives me STR and DEX around 40, the way I've dealt out my attribute points.
Now, if I were to switch to Pugilist, how would this affect my stats? My physical level is still 13 and the points I have distributed are still there, so would my STR and DEX still be around 40? I assume the base stats change a bit based on your current class, yes?
What I'm getting at is that, for my first time leveling a class from 1-10, my Physical Level was increasing along side it. The next class I level though, my Physical Level will be much higher, and theoretically so will all my stats. Will this not make leveling my next class up much easier?
Or, and I might be way off here, but does your Class Rank affect your stats as well? If I am Physical Level 30 but change to a Class Rank 5 job, will my stats be lowered to reflect that?
Basically, I'm just looking for a distinction between Physical Level and Class Rank as they pertain to your stats.