so i got ffxiv when it was released and had a few friends that planed to play together all good till it came out and no1 really seemed to like it for reasons we all know. now its been about a year and i looked at the patches and said why not go back and give it a try. i picked a server ( besaid) after deleting my old character since i had no idea where i left off. i play the game a little here n there for the past couple days but everything seems to be dead.. i though well maybe its cause my time of day ( i'm from us but currently in germany ).n go to search the little market thing to see how the changes they made are and boom.. theres next to no lower level gear at all or much gear for that matter in general (marauder). so now i'm almost wondering if i should start over again or just say the heck with it (altho i rather start over).
my question is
1) if i plan to stay playing what would be the better server for me to pick since it doesn't seem like theres too many ppl on this 1 and its well lonely my time zone is utc +1 berlin but i'm still used to utc -5 EST ( 6 hour difference) too for the most part cause i have family there.
2) what would be a good starting city i don't mind Limsa Lominsa but i've seen the 1st couple missions twice now and don't think i want to again unless thats the better choice population wise