Okay so im going to drop a couple questions real quick for clarification.
1. Does it matter what your starting class is?
(as you can change to other classes)
2. When how do you change classes?
3. Is there a cap on crafting?
(can I max all crafting on one char?)
4. Anyone suggest a server for me to start on with some helpful people?
1. I've found it easier to start with a combat class like Disciple of War or Magic, you can pick up all of the jobs once you've finished the intro (just have to buy a weapon for them).
2. Equiping a weapon changes your class, different classes use different weapon types.
3. You can play all of the jobs on one character, including the crafting ones.
4. Besaid has a lot of English speaking people, it seems to have a decent over all population too.