Hi there! I just started playing FFXIV on Besaid and wanted to say hello and share my first impression! :)
I'd been testing FFXIV alittle at the launch of the game but stopped playing since.. well my computer couldn't handle the game. I tested a little on my new computer and decided to create a character on Besaid.
My first impression of the game is great! I began with taking the first mission to go to the first camp in Ul'dah (black shroud or something) and before i went i picked up all avalible battlecraft leves (that to my suprise gave me weapons for a few other classes and a fishing rod, didn't to that at launch if i remember correctly) and off i went to black shroud (i think)
Just when i was about to start doing the leves a battlemaster or something said something interesting about defending so i picked up the quest (apperently called behest) and got invited by another player (thanks to the two guys i was playing with) It was great fun! Only thing lacking was talk in the party channel :P Can't force people to talk "/
Anyways, there i gained loads of xp and ranked up both class rank and physical level, then after that i did the questleves.
They were really fun even if they weren't directly quest in the normal standard, tried out the different classes that i could and had fun.
Continued with the courts of sand quest and that was really intresting and that is really where FFXIV stands out i think (so far), I just finished it and could directly pickup the next story quest.
My first impression is great, but i do realize that doing the same questleves can get tedious but so far i had fun :)