I'd say atleast 95% of the playerbase right now have multiple level 50 jobs since most of us have been around since the beginning. This puts a lot of strain on new players since nobody is leveling lower level jobs. Also, along with this, new players come in expecting the gameplay to be similar to what it was in FFXI. This simply is not the case. The original development team went out of their way to make this game completely different than that of XI. People come in expecting group play, but due to the large number of player not having any lower level classes to level and the "solo" mentality they built the game on anyways, new player tend to get bored rather quickly. Once you enter the game, you will not see many players in Limsa Lominsa or Gridania. You'll need to travel to Uldah to see everyone. This game is extremely solo based until you join a linkshell. Join one with lots of new and up coming players and you may find yourself with people to play with. Otherwise, you'll find this game very lonely.