Never thought I'd make a thread like this, but I don't feel like hijacking another thread.
I've been a player who has been keeping tabs on both FFXI and FFXIV. Vanafest hit me with the nostalgia button with me and I feel the need to satisfy that. That said, I've read up on the troublesome times with the lack of newbie-friendly content or tutorial-based guides. However since I have to at least pay for a month I want to have the best experience possible.
So, few questions.
1) Are there any linkshells willing to accept a returning player who hasn't played since Grand Company was introduced, and is willing to give some guidance?
2) From what I read, in terms of leveling it's Powerlevel > Party (Grinding) > Solo (leves/grinding). Is this true? Because I have a summer class and I probably won't be able to be on all the time, so I will have to solo.
3) My main will be Paladin, which I believe will require me to be a Gladiator. What other classes will I need to level to support my Paladin via cross-class abilities?