It's been years since I've played FFXI and I really miss the CoP era. No game since has been quite like the CoP expansion was for me. I'm missing it pretty hard and feel FF calling me back... however I have one very important fundamental question about FFXIV gameplay.
If I were to buy the game and start playing, would I spend the majority of my time leveling solo or in groups? The answer is very important, I refuse to play an MMO that forces me to solo, and even worse, run hundreds of solo chores to level up... which is pretty much every game made since EQ/FFXI.
Ok, I lied... I have a lot of questions. If grouping, what is the average size of PTs... would we camp or roam... would we quest or grind... do mages rest to regen mana... is there a dedicated healer class... is there a "dedicated solo class" like bst?
I am mostly interested in regards to the 2.0 update, but hearing how things are now would be fine too.