Ok, just started playing 2 days ago as Lancer. I've made it up to level 12 so far and was wondering about gear. I've just been wearing the starting gear and no one sells any low level gear or weapons, at least polearms, at the selling area in Gridania. I've seen a couple pieces sold by NPCs but everything is so expensive and if anything like XI, not worth it. Is there a larger city that more players sell stuff at, kind of like Jeuno/Whitegate in XI?
I would rather not have to resort to crafting my own things, but I guess I will if there's no other choice. Other than those issues, seems like a fun game.